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Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer

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Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer Shade 14

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Company Description: “An ultra long-lasting, matte finish, oil-free, waterproof, full coverage concealer. Full Cover is perfect for concealing the most extreme flaws, such as scars, severe skin damage, beauty spots, depigmentation or birthmarks. It can even hide tattoos. Waterproof and long-lasting, it holds even under extreme conditions thanks to its perfectly stable formula. It evens out the skin tone and camouflages imperfections for extended periods of time.”

Product: The concealer is really creamy and smooth. It is not heavy or thick but it does get a bit stiff when applying because it does dry pretty quickly. I believe that’s because the product is waterproof. Once this dries and sets it will not move until you take it off. If you dab this on and blend right away, it blends beautifully! I love Makeup Forever products because when they say something is waterproof, it usually is. Once applied it does not look cakey or dry. It looks very natural and gives full coverage. When I put this on this seems to wake me up…or at least it gives the ILLUSION that I’m awake although I feel like the walking dead. It’s used not only to conceal eye bags but also to brighten the complexion and the eye area. If your eyes are looking dark from tiredness or just from discoloration this helps a lot.

I really love this product! My Go to concealer used to be the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, which was a fantastic product that gave great coverage. Again it concealed and brightened the eye bags. When I used it all up I went to Sephora to buy during a friends and family sale. I tried the Makeup Forever concealer and I liked it a lot. But I was in love with the Bobbi Brown. What’s a girl to do? How does one choose?! What sold me was the fact that Makeup Forever is waterproof. Sorry Bobbi Brown! With summer coming and all, waterproof is ideal. (IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO READ A REVIEW ON THE BOBBI BROWN CONCEALER LEAVE A COMMENT AND I WILL DO SO!)  This lasts all day on me until I take it off. Even if my foundation fades I still have no eye bags! I’ve been wearing this in the most recent pictures here and here.

Packaging: A plastic squeeze tube that’s small and compact, making it perfect for storage and travel. The squeeze tube makes it great for getting the desired amount for application.

Price: $32 for 0.5oz of product. A good price considering this is waterproof so there is no need to reapply and you only need a tiny dot for each eye to get full coverage, so this will last a while depending on how often you use this.
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Final Grade: A

Product 5/5

Packaging 5/5

Price 4/5

What is your Go To or Holy Grail Concealer and what makes it so special?

Nars Wonder Lip Gloss

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Nars Wonder Lip Gloss

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Wonder In Natural Light

Company Description: “Serious shine and sexy color in sheer, semi-sheer and creamy formulas. Extremely wearable and versatile shades may be worn alone or over other lip formulas for added dimension. The portable tube and sponge wand make applying these beautiful glosses, in an array of shades, a snap.”

Product: This gloss is a sheer mandarin orange color with some golden shimmer. It looks great on all skin tones and it’s perfect for spring, summer and if you follow trends since orange lips are the trend this season. The color is really sheer, like most Lip Glosses by Nars, but it adds a nice tint of orange to the lips. It’s subtle so if you are not sure about wearing orange lip colors I think this would be a good starter product. Of course you can make it more bold by adding a liner or lipstick similar in color. The formula is really smooth and light. I love that Nars glosses are not sticky or thick even though I am not a fan of the scent, but I have learned to tolerate the smell some. I can wear this for about 5 hours without eating or drinking before the color is gone. 

Packaging: Plastic tube with a doe foot sponge, easy storage and travel friendly.

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With Flash

Price: $24 for 0.28oz of product. If you’ve read my past Nars reviews you know I think Nars is a great brand but definitely over hyped and a bit over priced. It is considered a luxury brand so you’re gonna pay for luxury. If you’re a makeup addict you will love the brand and won’t be disappointed however if you’re just starting your makeup obsession, there are lots of cheaper alternatives that are just as good. I’m usually on the fence about the price of Nars products which is why I usually buy them when I have discount codes 😉

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In Natural Light

Final Grade: A

Product 4/5

Packaging 5/5

Price 3/5

So, are you with the orange lip trend or can you do without it?

Sephora Color of the Year Cream Lipstick- Tangerine Tango

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Sephora +Pantone Color of the Year Lipstick- Tangerine Tango

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Company Description: “An extra-smooth, creamy lipstick that glides on with a bright, tangerine-inspired hue. Get a seductive, stylish smile with the vibrant color packed into this lip formula. Proven to smooth, protect, and hydrate, this créme leaves lips luscious to the touch without compromising brilliance. Glistening pearls beautify lips with a lightweight texture you’ll love to wear day into night. Inspired by the Color of the Year, the exclusive shade Tangerine Tango Cream (PANTONE #17-1463), comes in a sleek, white component with unique, 3D embossing.”

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Sephora+Pantone Color of the Year Lipstick

Sephora has collaborated with Pantone to create a collection of gorgeous and vibrant hues to celebrate Spring. Pantone is where you can go to follow color trends and what color is in for the season. This season, it’s orange. Wasn’t orange the trend last year too? Anyhow, Sephora + Pantone Universe has a line of blushers, lipsticks, glosses, brushes, nail polish and much more to celebrate the Orange spring and summer trend.

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Sephora Tangerine Tango

Product: This lipstick is a beautiful tangerine color (hence the name). The color isn’t a bright, in your face orange lip stick that you might see with other brands. This is pretty subtle but can be built up or layered to be more bold. I actually like that this is not full coverage, bold lip color because I’ve never really liked how orange lipsticks look on me. This color is for those who aren’t too sure about wearing orange lips because it is subtle and on the sheer side while giving really good color. The formula is really soft and creamy and it does moisturize the lips a bit. It’s super smooth on the lips and it doesn’t get sticky or cakey. This reminds me of a full coverage gloss or a Lusture lipstick from Mac. I really liked this color for it’s perfect for spring and goes right into summer. This lipstick wore on me for about 6 hours with no eating and minimal drinking before it was completely gone. I’m not sure how this compares with other Sephora brand lipsticks because this is the only Sephora lipstick I own or tried.

Packaging: The lipstick comes in this huge box so I was wondering how big or bulky this lip stick would be or even if something else came with the lipstick…nope, it’s just lipstick. I like the lipstick packaging because it’s a nice change from seeing the black lipstick tubes from other brands. So this packaging stands out from the rest and I like that it stands up right in my lipstick holder or any other flat surface. It does feel a bit heavy to me though because when it closes it’s magnetized but this is compact, stores well and travels really well. It’s different and I like that!

Price: $18 for 3g of product is an OK price. It’s a few dollars more expensive than Mac but a lot cheaper than Nars, Illamasqua and other high end brands. I think this is a really good lipstick formula because it feels really good on the lips and it does have some moisturizing effects. This lipstick is higher than the other Sephora Brand lipsticks probably because it’s a special product and it’s partnered with Pantone.

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Sephora Tangerine Tango

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Sephora Tangerine Tango

Final Grade: A-

Product 5/5

Packaging4/5

Price 3/5

Finally Home, Oh How I Have Missed You!

So I’ve been on vacation in Las Vegas for the last 4 days(plus like three days of prep and packing) for a girls weekend with friends. I had so much fun with very little sleep and a pretty long drive back to LA last night so I haven’t been able to respond to comments and I’m catching up on reading posts and such. I apologize for responding late to comments and posts.

I did some good makeup looks, got my partying in and got to do some shopping. I’m not a gambler, with the exception of a little blackjack here and there, but I am definitely a shopper and shopping I did! There’s just something so exciting about shopping in another state, city country, etc. Seeing a different store setup, if they have something different from your store at home or whatever. Does anyone else feel that way or am I just crazy? 🙂
Today and possibly tomorrow are my recovery days and then I can get back in rotation but here’s a little preview of the goodies I’m most excited for.

At the Sephora in Caesars Palace I got to use my 15% VIB coupon to get Nars Wonder lipgloss and Sephora brand lipstick in Tangerine Tango.

At Mac I got 2 of the new Extra Dimension Mineralized Skinfinishes in Glorify and Supurb. I am so excited for these. Can’t wait to test and review these babies for you guys!
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Here are a few highlights from Vegas!!

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Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, Easter, Passover…all that good stuff!

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Stay Beautiful!