August Beauty Favorites!

 

Hey everybody! I’m back with an August Favorite.¬†

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I’m going to start with foundation this time around. I’m in love with this foundation even though it’s not my perfect color match which I’m going to explain and show you down below. But this Burberry Velvet Fluid Foundation is amazing. It’s so lightweight as if you’re not wearing anything at all. As many of you might have already know me, I’m a BB cream type of girl and this foundation has to be my favorite after Make Up Forever Water Blend Foundation. ¬†

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Love the luxe packaging. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump that twist to lock. This is targeted for combination and oily skin type person. It suppose to last for 12-14 hours wear.

I decided to start with one pump and with a damp beauty blender because that’s usually my favorite way to apply foundation or bb cream. Since I’ve combination skin, I like to wear it with a primer and moisturizer underneath the foundation for best result.¬†The consistency is really light, liquidy and it smells really good. And right as I apply it I can see it cancelled out my redness really well.¬†I used a total of 2 pumps on my whole face to get the coverage that I wanted. So far I was very pleased with the way it looks. After wearing it all day long I was pretty impressed by how it holds on to my skin without the need to touch up.

I think this is a wonderful foundation. It does dry quickly, but I use it with a damp beauty blender and it blends out amazingly. The formula allows you to layer up to full coverage without looking cakey or streaking.

The coverage is amazing, it’s so lightweight, and is perfect for my combination skin.¬†It dries to a velvety matte finish that looks airbrushed. The finish is just so beautiful. I really really like it apart from the wrong shade!

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Everything would be fine, if not for the color I ¬†picked. The shade in Trench #202 has a pink undertone and too light for my NC25 skin tone. I believe it’s the 2nd lightest from their color range. I kick myself on the back when I realized my mistake. I should have gotten a #203 instead. You see I was overly excited when I saw this gem at Winners and everything just went blank after. Has this ever happened to anyone or is it just me?

Yes, it’s pricey and since the damage has been done, I found a way to fix my problem. I just mix it with darker foundation to get the right color match for my skin tone and I’m happy.

Overall, I do recommend it if you’ve very oily skin you’re going to love this but if you’re vice versa then this foundation is not for you. Don’t waste your money, there are other high end brands that perform just as awesome.

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Next is the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Jolie Poupee. This is a nice color purple combo duo by Nars. My first ever Nars eyeshadow and here’s my story.

I’ve been lusting for Nars products ever since I first saw Michelle Phan’s¬†earliest YouTube videos where she used this brand. Yes it’s that long ago and I’m happy that it finally landed in this post.

Nars Jolie Poupee

The left is a matte lavender and on the right is a bright purple shimmer. Both of them works really well and look beautiful. It has a nice pigmentation and it blends really well.

The color in the pan is gorgeous and would be perfect for fall smokey purple looks. This is a beautiful color purple if you’re into this shade. A lovely color that screams fall or if you aren’t afraid of trying a bit of color out of your comfort zone then you’ll love this duo. You should definitely get this one.

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Last but not least I got another eyeshadow that I’ve been loving this month and it’s the TIGI Cosmetics High Density¬†Eyeshadow Singles in Chocolate. There’s only eight shades shadow available in this collection.

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This is another amazing eyeshadow that’s true to its color with remarkable color payoff. A mineral based powder shadow that’s goes on smooth and highly pigmented.

TIGI Single Eyeshadow
Swatch on bare hand. NO primer

A matte shadow that keeps me reaching out every time I feel like wearing one shadow by it own. You can basically wear it wet or dry but I’m a creature of habit so I’ll go with dry application for that’s how I usually rolls.

My verdict – I wish they’ve more color options and easy to get my hands on. Otherwise, this is a great brand that’s gives you the most bang for your money.

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NARS Smokey Purple Eyes combined with Chocolate by TIGI

I’m wearing the Lavender on my lids and the Purple for the crease. I then use the Chocolate shadow by TIGI for the outer corner of my eyes and on the bottom lid. Next, I apply flexitarian by Colourpop on my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes. Complete it with Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner and Clinique Chubby Lash mascara. Makes brown eyes really pop. I always gets compliment on my eyes every time I wear this.

Have you tried any of these brand mentioned before? I’d love to hear what you think in the comment down below.

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Youtube Made Me Buy It – Makeup Products

 

Hi guys! If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m a makeup addict, and for most of you who have no knowledge of my beauty product addition! Just so that you know, in fact next to reading blog posts on all different topics, watching beauty bloggers on YouTube is¬†something else that I love. And yes, I take their opinions seriously!

I found out, on YouTube of course, makeup products they swear by it. So, here’s Youtube made me buy it products.

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I did my Sephora online order recently using ebates cash back for 4% returns and for those of you who aren’t familiar with ebates, click here to find out more. I’ll also put a link down below if you care to check it out. In case you’re wondering, no I’m not paid or affiliated with ebates. I’m sharing¬†good news¬†of earning cash back as you shop.

Sorry I went tangent, let’s get back to the point.¬†I got¬†Nars Radiant Concealer and Sephora Matte Lip Color, while the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea skincare travel set has been sitting in the storage room¬†for a couple of months¬†because I didn’t got the time¬†to¬†try all of them out. So sorry about that guys! There are so many products¬†that I wanted to¬†test run for you guys but with so little time.

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Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color in Ruby Luster. You can get them at Sephora and there’s 12 colors to choose from.

I’ve never tried any Sephora brand lipsticks before and I was super excited to give this a test run the moment I got it in my hot paws.

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I really like the applicator because it’s a flat doe tip so it’s very easy to line your lips and just turn it over flat to fill in the color. It doesn’t have any scents at all, that’s actually a good thing because like most¬†lip products the scents lingers.

What is it? 

  • It‚Äôs a matte liquid lipstick with a subtle sheen
  • It‚Äôs long wearing and hydrating
  • Has rose seed hip oil
  • $16 at Sephora

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It’s the most pretty bold matte color that you¬†must have in your life. ¬†The color is so pigmented¬†and long wearing. Definitely feels lightweight on the lips as if not wearing anything at all. I like how comfortable it make my lips feel. It doesn’t feel sticky¬†whatsoever¬†but you’ve to be extra careful when applying this. A precision hand is required so that the product won’t stick on your teeth. Overall, I find it glides on smoothly¬†and the best thing is that it gives you a pretty nice kissable lips. Don’t you think?

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It doesn’t dry down to completely matte¬†as you can see here, I actually kind of like the slight luster of it. It’s subtle and not drying on lips and it doesn’t give the matte finish I was expecting. I wore it¬†the other day when I picked up my son and I got so many compliments from other moms.

Bottom line: This is not really a con because it says it’s a luster matte. So it’s not Matte guys. If you want matte go for the Matte Lip Creams by sephora collection. In conclusion, I really love this lip color. It looks flattering on me and the claims are on point. So yay!

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. I got a deluxe size for now because I want to try out this shade before committing to the full size.

I think this is the product that I’m most excited out of my¬†three purchase. I’ve been wanting to try out Nars¬†concealer for a while now and this will hopefully be one of my first purchases in the line if all goes well.

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I‚Äôm always on the hunt for new concealer¬†products to try, so when I saw one of my favorite youtuber¬†raved about it, I’m down to give it a shot. I’ve been dying to try this out and boy was¬†I impressed with the full coverage on the under eye areas. It’s creamy and works very well with any foundation. I didn’t notice any crease or crack from this product.¬†Also, it’s multi functional which I really appreciate.

Let me just say that this is a pretty custard shade which I really like. I really like that it covers my dark under eyes circle very well¬†and it looks¬†fresh on the skin. I want to point it out that the formula could be a little bit thick and heavy but if you use a beauty blender like I did to blend, you wouldn’t have any problem because it blends out really easily.

I’ll definitely get a full size tube on this one.

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Make a Splash Hydrating Skin Saver travel set (LE).¬†Whew! That’s quite a mouthful! I got the set awhile ago and the last time I checked, they’ve something similar which is also a limited edition of the¬†Hydration Vacation Skincare travel set.

This product has me very excited.

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Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer¬†–¬†My skin has always been at some¬†level of dehydration. That’s part¬†of the reason with me having a dry to combination skin. At my age,¬†I’ve lost the overproduction of oil and developed dryness quite drastically. So, I was very keen to give it a test run.

It’s thin and gel like but it’s very hydrating. This is a formula that dry skin users will benefit most from. It quickly absorbs into skin without leaving been greasy or oily.¬†It just leave my skin with a nice glow that isn’t shiny but dewy finish.¬†It‚Äôs actually great for both day¬†and night use which is a rarity in the gel moisturizer world .

Another thing I want to mention is that it has a slight lavender scents which I¬†wouldn’t be very concerned about. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like scented or fragrance smell in your skincare products then you might want to skip this.

All in all, I’m very happy to have try this.¬†It‚Äôs a very nice gel moisturizer and considerably more hydrating than other gel moisturizers I‚Äôve had the pleasure of using in the past.¬†This is such a great treat for¬†my dry skin.

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Deep Dive Cleansing Gel¬†–¬†It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling clean & baby soft.¬†One important factor is the fragrance. This is ‚Äúlavender oil-infused‚ÄĚ and has a lavender that‚Äôs very pretty and relaxing. However, like I mentioned earlier if you’re sensitive users then you might not love this.

A product that marketed for all skin-types. It claims to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C. It does a good job removing foundation and color cosmetics and rinses clean away.

It works well as a cleanser should be but I find it to stripe the moisture out after use from my ever drier skin. Anyways, I’ll continue to use it till its empty.

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Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist – This is the third product from this travel set. With my dry skin situation, I welcome and am a fan of a more dewy makeup look so I like this product.

According to Tarte’s website it says as follows: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist is a new four-in-one facial mist that acts as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. So far, I’ve tried only with the misting and I can say it feels¬†refreshing and the mist is an even mist, which I appreciate. From my experience, this is a good product for my combination skin. It keeps my makeup intact.

I’ll be working on trying it out as a primer the next coming days. I’ll report back on the development once I get more use of the product.

I really hope that you enjoy reading my latest post. So glad to find these products to be actually working on me. Shout out to the Youtubers that made me buy it.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? What has Youtube made you buy in the past? I’d love to know what products you guys would recommend that I try, so please leave me a comment down below and tell me what your favorites are!

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NARS Eye Paint – Review & Swatch

 

 

I am so excited to share with you, drum roll please, the Nars Eye Paints I picked up recently!!!

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This is actually the second¬†NARS product I purchased and I love it! The color is beautiful and it’s pretty long-lasting.¬†Nars Eye Paints are supposed to work as liners or shadows/bases. I’ve tried¬†it as a gel eyeliner plus shadow base and it’s gorgeous!

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I bought this eye¬†paint¬†at Sephora online, I was looking for a dark color with a little something special. This hits the mark. The color is beautiful – dark brown murky shade that go oh-so-well with my brown eyes. To me, it gives a matte and bold finish on the eyelids. ‚̧

I usually only wear black liquid liner so you can tell I wanted to really try something else. You know, sort of stepping out of my comfort zone kinda thingy. I used this brown (mesopotamia shade) and was pleasantly surprised by the color payoff. So easy to apply; super creamy. I was so happy with the results!!!

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I know I’m repeating myself again, but this¬†product¬†is so intense, incredibly pigmented, and so so beautiful. It goes on wonderfully, nice and creamy.¬†It goes on very fluidly, just like liquid, and it’s easy to get the product precisely where you want it. LOVE <3!

I was blown away when i first tried it, but decided to wait to review it since sometimes products start off amazing and then become less-than after some uses. Not so for my Mesopotamia. Woohoo! ¬†I’ve been using this Mesopotamia¬†constantly since I purchased it, and there is not one thing that I do not love about it.

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Apology to the color swatch which looks a bit out of focus on my hand

I find that the effect is subtle enough to wear during the day, or when in intimate company. It stays all day and night. In case brown is not your cup of tea, this eye paint comes in 10 shades for a full range of artistry.

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Photo courtesy from Nars Cosmetics

Use a liner brush and you’re good to go. I only need just a bit of product (so this’ll last you awhile). I highly recommend.¬†It’s the best out there!

Available at Sephora, Nars Cosmetics, Mecca and Northstrom.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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NARS Product Review – My First Impression

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Even though the color was not the perfect match for me, this was a great way to try the TEXTURE of NARS concealer. I always wanted to try NARS foundations, concealers etc, but their whopping price always scared me. But I bite the bullet and caved in since its calling my name. I got this for $19.99 and it’s a great price to try out some product from NARS.

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Nars Duo Concealer is a cream compact concealer containing two shades in order to create your perfect color match. A compact containing two shades of NARS concealer. How pretty!

The first thing that I noticed about the concealer was its weight. This stuff is so light!! Its amazingly thin. The concealer is not sticky or overly drying.

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I also noticed that the texture is different than any of my other cream concealers. Because it’s a cream, you’d expect it to be dense¬†and¬†creamy.¬†It’s very lightweight and has a powdery feel once applied.

In order to get a nice natural finish, I feel that¬†it’s necessary to moisturize your¬†under-eyes before applying the concealer because the concealer is sort of dense, and a moisturizer helps it smooth on the skin and blend like a dream.

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The shade Toffee is too dark and didn’t work well on me while the other shade Praline is lighter and it works better on my skin to hide dark under eyes circles and spots.

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I usually use my fingers to apply concealers, rather than using a brush. I find it works better that way for me.
The product has no scent which is good. I don’t think any concealer has smell, but I have this habit of smelling every make-up product.

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.Left РPraline , Right РToffee 

Above¬†is the color swatch of the concealer. I’ve some stubborn dark under eyes which badly needs a good hide out lol! I find this formula to be sheer and you can built it up to¬†medium coverage

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The product is very very nice when it comes to TEXTURE. Its sad that the color didn’t match me as well as I wanted it to be. I think the lighter shade in Praline/Toffee duo which is meant for medium skin tone along with Ginger in this duo would work better on my NC 40 skin tone.

I would have wished the shades matches my skin tone better but I’ll continue to wear the Praline shade and would report back in my other post for more updates.

Nars products are available at Sephora and Nars website.

What do you think of this Duo Concealer from NARS? Have you tried it? Leave your comments below.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

Top 5 New Makeup Collection!!! Sneak Peak

Hey Beauties!

Won’t¬†you agree with me when I say that the beauty world is¬†too¬†awesome right now! With so many new makeup collections coming up for this holiday seasons. So much so that I have been¬†scrambling on some exciting makeup collections which are so intriguing. Can’t wait to¬†get my sticky paw on each and every one of them from the beauty¬†counters. Tell me, that I’m not the only one who gets¬†excited when I see a new¬†beauty products waiting to be tried out? Oooh yeah!

Again, I apologized to your wallet!

New

READY SET GORGEOUS FOUNDATION, Covergirl

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Oil Free Foundation. Get instant gorgeous with Ready Set Gorgeous! ¬†(CN$7.99) Available at Target, Walmart and all¬†drugstores carrying Covergirl brand. This liquid foundation’s oil-free formula provides medium coverage to even skin tone and cover imperfections. The result is a flawless, natural look that lasts all day.

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LIPSLICKS SMOOCHIES SIZZLE GLOSS, Covergirl

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Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss combines a moisturizing lip gloss formula with sheer color and glitter for irresistibly smoochable lips. Available in 12 smoochies shades. (US$5.74 may vary depending on where you are).

New

Dream Pure BB Cream, Maybelline

Maybelline Pure BB Cream

Dream Pure BB Cream is a 1-step wonder for healthy-looking skin today and clearer skin tomorrow. Shades from Light to Deep are available in 5 Skin clearing shades.

New

Baby Lips Lip Balm, Maybelline

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This Spring/Summer 2015, Runway featured models wearing, Maybelline Baby Lips because minimalism is so in. Having said that, I will be rushing to get an extra tube of Baby Lips in Cherry Me. Can you believe the awesomeness of these¬†varieties of 6 moisturizing¬†shades? So ….. Awesome !!!!

Don’t stop here, it just gets better and hotter.

New

Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, Yves Saint Laurent

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For the 2014 Holiday Season, Yves St Laurent celebrates the invisible spirit in this¬†lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips delivering intense, glossy color for an extreme, long-lasting shine. No 9¬†a dangerously seductive red. HURRAY!!! My favorite red is out at last. Available at Sephora online for CN$38.00. It’s a limited edition so, hurry before it’s gone.

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And God Created The Woman by Nars

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Not quite there yet? How about And God Created the Woman by NARS? This new released is a complete WOW!!! ($59.00 a set). Yes, it is a limited edition and it has a pro-prime, brush and 6 eyeshadow palette. A new take on neutral. Captivating and compelling, this palette of six shimmering shadows shows off your sultry side. Available online at NARS.

So, there you have it. Some of my Top 5 New Makeup Collection for this Holiday Seasons! For the next coming weeks, l have a lineup of  more sneak peaks which includes high end and drugstores makeup and beauty products in my post.

Which of these are you looking to put in your shopping bag?

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

Wish List – All things Beauty!

It’s Autumn and not yet Christmas but I have been wishing to get so many makeup to try on. Many of you may know that I’m obssessed with makeup and even though I have plenty they’re just not enough. Due to my makeup spending and purchases, I have more than enough makeup to last me for awhile. So, it will be a little silly of me to buy even more!

But then after reading so many beauty blogs, my lusting for makeup grew even more especially those ones that were highly loved and raved about so many times. So, here is my wish list that I have put up together of all the products that I have been drying to try on. And yes, I have to hold on until I deserve to have a little spend. Otherwise, my other half will not be so happy with me.

Star Light, Star Bright, The first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight (Poem).

Laura Mercier Concealer

Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer for under eyes ‚Äď I watched on youtube a UK beauty guru that used this concealer to hide her dark eyes during her makeup tutorial. I have dark undereye circles and I definitely need one of this for sure. It supposed to cover, de-puff and brighter the dark undereye circles. I haven‚Äôt owned any of Laura Mercier‚Äôs products but this is one that I will wish to get once my piggy bank is full. It‚Äôs retail for $34.00 online at Laura Mercier‚Äôs website.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color – I love creamy matte lipsticks because I feel that it gives a more vibrant color and¬†velvety finish on my lips. What more to say when it glides comfortably and feels¬†light weight? BB says that this Creamy Matte Lip has long lasting wear up to 8 hours unbudged. I’m convince but need to try it myself to¬†get the truth. There were 13 color shades to choose from, lights to bolds to brights shades. There are so many pretty colors to choose from. I wish I could have the Red Carpet (for the holidays) and the second would be the Razzberry, for autumn. Price is $30.00 Rating of 4.6. Now, that’s the lipstick I want to have on my wish list.

LORAC-PRO-Palette

Lorac Pro Palette – Okay, you may be asking why do I wished for a Lorac Pro than Pro 2. The reason is simple. I love more neutral color shades. I love the Nude, Taupe, Sable, Espresso and Slate to do the smokey eyes look. I just love the rich pigmented texture just by watching how it blends in. So, far, it has been receiving love and I have yet to read any bad reviews of it. There seems to have more shimmers on the Pro 2 palette in my opinion. I know I am going to love this when my wish comes true.

Nars Blush Orgasm

Nars Blush Orgasm – Yes, here I come. Once I have save enough. I read some good and not so good reviews on this blush orgasm and I started to have mixed feeling to put on my wish list. But hey if orgasm is the blush that has high pigment and amazing colors then I shouldn’t miss out on this one. The color blushes seems to have very interesting names like Deep Throat, Luster, Miss Liberty, Desire, Outlaw, Unlawful just to name a few. For $35.00 is a bit pricey but let’s not put¬†a price on orgasm! (He!He!)

If you own any of these products please do let me know if they are worth buying and also what do you wanting to purchase at the moment!

Sharon xoxo