Makeup

L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Kits

July 7, 2017

This is a double review of the newer L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit and the Concealing & Contour Kit. The Color Correcting Kit (225) claims to disguise dark circles, combat discolorations, neutralize redness, and brighten dullness. The Concealing & Contour Kit (220) claims to conceal dark circles, cover imperfections, hide scars, and professionally contour. Apparently L’Oreal is really concerned with my dark under-eye circles! What are you trying to say, L’Oréal?! Rude!

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Lorery e Fashion: Eyeliner Pencil

July 5, 2017

While browsing eBay for a new purse, I can across this 12-pack of eyeliners and was immediately intrigued. It was only $6 for all 12 eyeliner pencils and they were all black. What more could I ask for? I immediately added them to my cart and then sat back and waited. And then I waited and waited and waited. It took almost a month, but one day they appeared in my mailbox. I had almost forgotten I ordered them! I will admit that I hadn’t ever heard of Lorery e Fashion before purchasing these eyeliners and I can’t find an English review of these liners online. Yay for being first for once!

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Skincare

Is Using an Electric Face Brush Better?

June 30, 2017

Is using an electric facial cleansing brush actually better than washing your face with your hands? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. So what did I do? A lot of Googling, then a lot of sitting around confused by what I found, and, finally, an experiment. Welcome to the Beautiful Science Nerd.

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Makeup

Monave: Loose Mineral Foundation

June 26, 2017

I may be pregnant, but that shine coming off my face is not a glow. It’s oil. I have the strangest skin. It’s oily in some spots, dry in others, and average in tiny sections. Most foundations cater to one area and highlight the flaws on the rest. I’ve been known to use two to three different formulas at once. Loose powder foundations have always worked well on the oily sections of my face but made my dry spots look horrendous, so I was hesitant to try this Monave Loose Mineral Foundation. I first ordered the sample size of the shade Claire, and later purchased the full-sized version since it was a great match.

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My Lip Care Routine

June 23, 2017

I got a request from an aspiring beauty blogger on this subject and the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much my nightly lip care routine means to me. I’m a lip product junkie, through and through. I don’t care whether we’re talking about a cheap lip balm or a high-end liquid lipstick; I want it. But the more lip swatches I do for this website—and for my own daily makeup—the drier my lips get, especially when I’m using a matte liquid lipstick like the Kylie Cosmetics line. Since I just placed a pretty massive liquid lipstick order, I thought this would be a good time for me to reflect on my lip care routine, and share it with all of you. Will all the lippie lovers raise their hands?!

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Build a Makeup Stash on a Budget

June 21, 2017

Building a makeup stash may seem like a daunting task, not to mention expensive. You have to remember, though, that expensive does not translate to high-quality. On a related note, just because something is popular at the time doesn’t mean you need it. My makeup stash is fairly expansive, but it didn’t break the bank to build it. I have a mix of high-end, luxury, and drug-store products. I also want to note that a large makeup collection can take a long time to build, especially if you are just starting out. Here are some tips on how to build your makeup collection on a limited budget.

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Zuii Organic: Diamond Sparkle Blushes

June 19, 2017

Yes, yes, another Zuii Organic product review. Before you roll your eyes at me, I just want to say that I am in love with not only the products that Zuii Organic sells, but the company itself. A big shout-out to Alyx who I have texted about the dumbest of things and gotten a heartfelt response from. Okay, enough sap, onto the review! These Flora Diamond Sparkle Blushes are relatively new. Zuii does have another line of blushes, but these are more sparkly and multitask as highlighters. I have five colors to review for you, which will be pictured in this order: Berry, Blossom, Mango, Melon, and Raspberry. The only shade I don’t have is Peach. Mango and Blossom are both vegan-friendly shades.

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Mary Kay: Eye Primer

June 16, 2017

A good friend of mine used to sell Mary Kay beauty products and when she went out of business after having a baby, she decided to sell her inventory of products at a discounted rate. What a great time to try out the Mary Kay Eye Primer! A girl can never have too many eyeshadow primers, can she?

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