Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renissance Palette Swatches and Thoughts

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Bronzer Review and Comparisons

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It Cosmetics: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Bronzing Cream is an all in one multi-taking beauty miracle that thru gives full, flawless, perfect bronzing coverage, protects the skin with SPF 50+ from the harmful rays of the sun and is clinically proven to improve skin texture and hydration. It is packed with anti-aging ingredients, a Broad Spectrum Physical Only SPF 50+, infused with peptides, niacin, vitamins A, C, B, E, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen.

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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is a good option for Spring.

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All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48.00).

Nars: Achieve full-coverage, lightweight foundation that leaves a natural finish. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough, full-coverage formula builds and blends effortlessly. Its Even Tone Technology instantly neutralizes redness and dullness, while it works to reduce discoloration for more even, uniform skin. Perfect for all skin types, it features Weightless Long-wear Technology, an exclusive blend from NARS with flexible polymers and treated pigments that move with the skin while providing 16 hours of staying power.

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Four High End Product Fails

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1. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I’ve tried this on three different occasions in two different colors. For my needs, it’s just not that great of a concealer and I get similar/ better results from Maybelline Fit concealer. It’s biggest problem is how thick its consistency is.

2. Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder
If you’ve ever tried and loved Dermilogica Daily Microfoilant and had hopes this was similar then you’d be greatly disappointed like I was. I had hoped this would have been a cheaper more luxurious version of the Dermilogica but was shocked that when I opened the seal a huge explosive chemical puff cloud popped in face and I both inhaled and ate the product. The container was 3/4 filled and the exfoliant never dissolved unlike the Dermilogica. Major fail.

3. Urban Decay Naked Double Ended Brushes
These are actually great brushes in terms of the synthetic material used but where the real problem comes in is the density. They are so tightly packed that there is nearly zero mobility and therefore blending becomes a nightmare. You end up doing more exfoliating than applying or blending.

3. Hourglass Arch Brow
This isn’t a fail because of the product itself but because of its packaging moreso. See my in depth review here.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil Review

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil ($32.00).

Hourglass: This revolutionary pencil combines all of the benefits and technique of various brow formulas to create the look of naturally fuller, multidimensional, defined brows in one easy step. The sleek metal double-ended component has a unique triangular shape tip on one end to allow complete control and precision with every application. The other end has a brush to groom the brows into place.
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Urban Decay Smoked Palette Review, Swatches and Looks

Currently on sale at Urban Decay for $20.00 (retail: $49.00).  Both Ulta and Sephora have sold out.  Urban Decay: This is the smoky eye done the UD way: a true range of shades (Neutral mattes! Shimmering jewel tones!) for a range of smoky looks. We’re giving you everything you need to create the perfect smoky eye, Urban Decay style. Zipped inside this sleek, mirrored case are ten decadent shades (five are exclusive), including neutral mattes and shimmering jewel tones for a range of smoky looks. Sure, you can create a smoky eye with a range of gray and black shades. But what about a touch of purple, blue or bronze? The Smoked Eyeshadow Palette lets you keep things simple… or get a little more creative. (TIP: If you need a basic daytime look, stick to the range of matte neutrals. Throw the palette in your bag, and add some smoke as you leave the office.)

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

Maybelline: Try New Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline New York for a sensational full fan effect. Our first patented fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles reveals a full flourish of lashes. Liquid Ink formula coats from all sides.

Prices on these mascaras will vary depending on the drugstore. I did have trouble finding the Lash Sensational mascara because it has been newly released but I’m sure it’ll be everywhere soon.

So is this mascara sensational?

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