Forgotten Drugstore Products 

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Being the complete psycho makeup hoarder that I am, it can be very easy to forget about certain products. These products tend to be the ones that get put to the back part of your drawers/storage and this isn’t always because you dislike the product/s it’s because when you buy new products they get put to the front and everything else get’s pushed back…Check out my forgotten products below.

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream | I remember it was around this time last year when I was obsessed with this bb cream. I watched so many youtube videos on the best way to apply this product. I literally bought 3 tubes of this bb cream. This was probably the product of 2015 that everyone had. It works, its good! However, I like full coverage and this is not. I recently have been craving full coverage products and my new attitude for that changed the way I felt about this bb cream. Overall its a good product, just not for me.

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Great Lash Mascara | My first mascara brand ever. I will never forget. Another product I loved and was obsessed with. This product was my everything! I honestly have no idea why I drifted away from the mascara. Overall a wonderful mascara.

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NYX Buttergloss | If you are a makeup geek and beauty obsessed than you  have probably noticed by my list that these products were very popular in 2015. Somehow thats the thing, in 2015. My love for these products only lasted in 2015 and were temporary. The NYX Buttergloss was another product that was very popular. NYX became a very popular brand in 2015. I have some NYX products I love and some I hate. This lipgloss I love, but I have found no use for it anymore. I use to be obsessed with this lip product but it got replaced. This lipgloss is similar to ELF’s glossy gloss and I honestly prefer Elf’s version better.

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NICKA K Eye Light Crayon | I received this eye product in a beauty box and instantly fell in love! Honestly I wasn’t really sure if it was an eyeshadow, eyeliner, or eye pencil. It seems to be an overall many use eye product. The crayon is very pigment and absolutely a beautiful color. I have recently been buying so many eyeshadow palettes that I forgot all about this eye crayon. Another good product that just got replaced.

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ELF Makeup Mist | This is a setting spray from the brand ELF Cosmetics. If you are familiar with ELF than you know their products are super affordable. Plus they have a large range of different products. This is my only setting spray because I haven’t really found a need for them. There was a time when I used this product frequently but that was temporary. I honestly have a full bottle of the spray left and I have had it for 6+ months. The big con about this spray is that it is very dewy and runny. Its suppose to make my makeup stay on but instead it runs it off.

 

 

 

 

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BareMinerals Fabled Favorites Set

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Good Afternoon Loves! I have recently been trying out new makeup brands and just trying out new things. Bare minerals is a brand that I knew I wanted to try out, but I was just waiting for the right time. I am signed up for their emails and I would always check out their deals. Their deals are incredible!! If you are wanting to buy something from there, I would recommend waiting until they have a sale (which is very often.) I finally decided to go ahead and buy something. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to buy but I knew I wanted a set. The Fabled Favorites Set is a limited edition set which includes 7 best selling products. Below is my review on the 7 beauty obsessed makeup products.

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Price: The set is originally $24 and the full size products are valued at $65. When I bought the set I thought the products were regular sized. When the package arrived I was shock to notice the products were sample sized. No wonder the price were super affordable.  I wish the set was full size but you get what you pay for!

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Packing: The products came in beautiful packing! Absolutely the cutest packing I have every received. Honestly the packing was better than the actual products.

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Prime Time Foundation Primer: I  have no idea how I feel about this primer. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it. I currently use the Covergirl Outlast Primer. These two primers are nothing alike. Since I use the Covergirl Outlast Primer everyday, I think that has to do with why I feel the way I feel about the Prime Time Foundation Primer. The Prime Time Foundation Primer is a VERY light weight product. When you apply it it feels as though there is no product there, but there is. It absorbs very quickly. Bare minerals claims the primer “smoothes away flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and the look of enlarged pores.” I honestly would have to agree.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara: I love love love this mascara! I have more drugstore products than high end and when I compare the two I can sometimes notice a difference. This mascara is one of those products where high end is better than drugstore. The brush is super small but gives so much volume. Only con about this mascara is that it is super messy. Everytime I apply it I have to clean up excess product.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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Mineral Veil Finishing Powder: Another product I’m not really sure how I feel about. Many people swear by this product and say its amazing. I have never had that effect on it. I really wish I could find a good use of this product, but currently I have not. Any help would be appreciated!! If anyone knows how to use, please let me know.

Overall Rating: 0 out of 5

Beauty Blush (blushed pink): I have a thing for blushes, even though I rarely wear them. Literally rarely wear it. I only own one blush product and never thought about getting another one. I used the Beauty Blush so far one time and I like it. Only con is that its so small and hard to get the product out.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5

Queen Phyllis Eyecolor (light buttercup): OMG! I love this eyeshadow so much. When I first glanced at the color I wasn’t really sure about it. I did a swatch and instantly fell in love. The pigmentation is something I’ve never seen before. I would definitely recommend Bare Minerals eyeshadows.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

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Marvelous Moxie™Lipgloss in Rebel (pink mauve): If you have seen some of my past post you know I have a ton of lip products. Lip products are something you can never have enough of!! I do love the color of the lipgloss however, I have only used it once and it seems as thought there’s only a little bit left. I know its a sample sized product but you can fit a lot of product in a sample sized. Also the brush is very hard for some reason.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

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Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind (blushing pink): Lipsticks are not my thing. I own a few but they’re not my go to lip products. The lipstick is very pigmented and a beautiful color.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Overall Rating: For the price I paid for the set I would say its worth it. Overall I only really use 3 out of the 7 products. I would definitely repurchase the mascara and eyeshadow. Everything else I could live without. Since this set was a liminted edition set, it is no longer available at the moment, but it may be restocked soon. If you want to check out a specific product just click its name, I have included links!

Overall Rating for the Fabled Favorites Set:  4 out of 5

 

 

 

 

 

La Girl “The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette”

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I’m currently obsessing over eyeshadows.  My past few makeup purchases have all been eyeshadow related products. This palette is by far my favorite! I purchased the palette from the website ikatehouse. I was so happy when I ordered it and even more happy when it arrived. The arrival time was less than a week. I immediately dug in and started watching tutorials on YouTube and trying new ideas.
From watching YouTube videos, many compared this palette to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Although they kinda look alike their colors are literally similar. When applying the Naked Palette you can use just a few coats when applying The Nudes palette, it requires a lot more coats to get more pigment.
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Package: Long rectangular palette with the brand name and name of product on front. The inside of the palette includes a long mirror that is pretty clear. I never use the mirrors inside. There is 12 colors ranging from matte colors to shimmery sparkly shades. A eyeshadow applicator came with the palette also.
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Pigmentation: The colors are honestly beautiful. I love how the palette is not just tailored to one color. Although the main color of the palette is pink, it includes other colors to add different effects and for pairing with the pink. I adore this palette so much! The 4th color is my most used color due to it being the perfect transition shade. I apply the shade into my crease and it adds a beautiful effect. The shimmery pinks, gold, and purples go good with a smoky eye. One of my favorite styles to try. Whenever I apply a shade I have to apply a few coats to get the full effect. I normally repeat the steps 2 times just so I can make sure the product will last throughout the day. I highly recommend wearing an eyeshadow primer with this. It makes a difference!
Worth the price: Sure is!!!!!
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I got my palette from Ikatehouse.com

Hit & Miss Makeup Products

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ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow 
I love this product! I do not fill in my eyebrows, I’m all natural. Because I don’t do my eyebrows I am not applying concealer or eyebrow gel so my brows have potential to mess up during the day. This wet gloss keeps my eyebrows in place throughout the day. I normally wear makeup for an 8 hour period and this definitely last and maybe even longer. I have used the same tube for 3 months and have yet to run out. Definitely worth it.
NYX Waterproof Concealer 
My all time favorite all around full coverage concealer! This work so many magics, it’s unbelievable. I prefer liquid over any other, I never thought I’d love a stick concealer so much. I use it to cover up acne on my checks and forehead then I apply under my eyes. It works so good that I apply a light face of foundation because all my scaring is covered up. Only con is that it breaks so easily and I feel as though it doesn’t last long. Maybe because I use it like everyday.
The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Best Dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette!! These eyeshadows are so beautiful and vibrant. Only con is that you have to apply the eye shadow a couple of times to really get the full effect. I am so happy I bought this item. I love it!
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Covergirl Ready set gorgeous foundation 
First day I wore this foundation I was in love. It’s very light coverage but it looked very natural. However, after wearing it a couple of more times I hated it. I have watched thousands of YouTube videos of beauty gurus applying this foundation and I feel as though I have tried every way. The foundation is very thick, so you’d think it is full coverage but it’s not. The reason I think I’m not a fan is because I like full coverage foundations and this wasn’t. If you’re looking for a light coverage than this is probably for you.
ELF Acne Fighting Foundation
I really wish this foundation was for me. I really want to believe in it but I can’t. ELF claims this is a full coverage foundation and I have to agree. It covered everything I need. However, it definitely has a matte finish. I do not look good in matte foundations. Matte foundation makes me look super light even if I get my skin color. I really wish the formula was not matte, if it wasn’t then it would definitely be good for me.
Real Techniques Beauty Blender 
Beauty blenders have definitely taken over. A beauty blender is another tool used to apply your makeup. Real techniques, which is a very popular brand introduced their beauty blender. I had to try. I instantly fell in love and the beauty blender was at one time the only tool I used to apply my makeup. After a while I got tired of using the beauty blender and haven’t used it in forever. I feel like the hype only lasted temporarily.

Tarte Foundation Review

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If you checked out my Sephora Haul, then you know that I recently bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. Before I went to Sephora I made a list of foundations that I hoped to try. I was only going to choose one. A beauty consultant recommend this foundation and it so happened to be on my list. This foundation was actually my first Tarte Cosmetic purchase. I would love to try more of their products soon. Below is my review on the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation.
Color: The foundation comes in 25 shades, that is a big deal!! You can literally get your exact or close to your exact color. I bought mine from Sephora and  got matched and its a great match.
Wear: The box claims that it gives you a 12 hour wear. I have only wore it for up to 8 hours and it seems to last that long. The foundation gives a flawless natural look.
Oil Prevention: The big thing about this foundation that separates it from others is that it is OIL FREE. I was instantly drawn to that. Frequently when I wear foundations my face looks really oily because I have oily skin and the foundation does not prevent that. This foundation claims it is oil free, I agree. I have noticed a difference in when I wear the Tarte Foundation and other foundations. I’m still testing to see if it’s oil free throughout the 12 hours.
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Coverage: The box claims the foundation is full coverage. My personal opinion is that it’s a medium to full coverage foundation. If I want to get full coverage then I have to apply a lot of foundation and you can tell that I’m wearing foundation but I go for a natural look. The medium coverage gives you a natural look.
Vegan: This foundation is also vegan, meaning it has no animal products in it, for people leading a totally vegan lifestyle (not eating or using any products from animals on your skin or clothing).
Price: The foundation is $39 at Sephora, Ulta, and Tartecosmetics.com 
The foundation comes in a 1.7 oz tube, which is bigger than most foundations (1 oz). This is a great deal for the price, especially for a high end foundation.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5