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Anastasia Contour Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

vanilla,banana,sand, java,fawn,havana

vanilla,banana,sand, java,fawn,havana


Hey Everyone,

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. There’s just been a lot going on. Anywho, I’m back, and that’s what’s important. So today I will be talking about an amazing contour palette from Anastasia. Hope you enjoy, and let me know about your fave contour kits/palettes/products in the comments.

So when the Anastasia contour kit was back in stock at my local sephora, I knew I had to pick it up before they sold out. It was initially a limited edition product, but it is now possible to buy refill pans on Anastasia’s website in a greater variety of shades. As the in store option only comes in one set of shades. Onto the specifics of the palette.

The Packaging:

It is a cardboard palette containing 6 removable powder pans, hence the refills available online.  The shades are called sand, vanilla, banana, java, fawn, and havana. It is a bit delicate and thus needs to be handled gently. It has a good weight to it, and it sort of snaps closed, and possibly has a magnetized closure.

The Product:

There are 3 contouring shades, 2 highlighting shades, and a setting powder. Of the contour shades, 2 are matte and one has a small amount of sparkle. One of the matte contour shades, java, is a warm  toned brown,and the other,fawn, is a cool toned brown. The sparkle contour shade,havana, is darker and warm toned. Of the two highlighters, vanilla is an off white matte shade, and sand is a shimmery champagne shade. The setting powder,banana, is a yellow brightening powder, that is best used for setting under eye concealer. Some have compared it to the ben nye banana powder.

The Performance:

These shades are buttery smooth, with no fallout. When I swatched them at the store, I was so impressed. This is an extremely versatile palette. I use fawn most of the time for a subtle contour. Lately, I’ve been using java for a more defined contour. I sometimes use havana as a blush. I like the highlighters, as they are buildable,and barely emphasize pores. I use banana to set my concealer. For contouring, I use the sonia kashuk angled multipurpose brush or the elf angled blush brush. For highlighting and setting powder, I use the real techniques setting brush. I also find that one only needs to gently tap the powders to get enough product for most of the job. I find it only takes a couple minutes for me to use this kit, so it is a good before school or work palette.

Overview:

This palette is perfect for the person who wants all in one multitasker, with high quality, buttery soft powders. It is great, no matter what your level of contouring experience is. I highly recommend it, and consider it a good investment sicne it is so versatile. The one thing that would improve this palette is if it was made of plastic or metal, and contained a mirror. It is a delicate item.

Let me know if you want a tutorial using this kit.

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Dot by Marc Jacobs perfume review

This is a review on the Dot by Marc Jacobs perfume.

Any opinions of mine are my own. They are not influenced by any company, advertiser, or affiliate. If I am given a product to review, or am paid for affiliate links, those will be clearly marked.
Today, I wore

olay regenerist microsculpting serum
covergirl trublend liquid makeup in ivory
mac mineralize skin finish natural in light
nars blush in orgasm
benefit watt’s up! highlighter urban decay naked 3 palette
l’oreal paris telescopic shocking extenions mascara in blackest black
revlon super lustrous matte lipstick in pink plaid
bars soft touch shadow pencil in empire
elf eye enhancing eyshadow palate for hazel eyes

Review of Quo blending sponge and beauty blender dupe

I will be reviewing the Quo blending sponge today. It is a dupe for the beauty blender, at a much cheaper price. At first, I thought it was a bit silly spending so much on a makeup sponge, until I found Quo’s version. It has a rounded end, and a pointed end, and comes in at the middle. It is purple. It’s actually kind of cute looking. The beauty blender, on the other hand, comes in pink, black and white, and is round on one end and pointed on the other. The Quo version is only $5, in comparison to the upwards of $25 for the beauty blender. Honestly, I’ve watched videos, and it seems to do the same thing. Even $5 seems a lot for a sponge,but this thing actually works. It creates a somewhat airbrushed look, simply by wetting the sponge, spotting some foundation over one’s face, and bouncing the sponge all over, until everything is blended in. It definitely could replace a few makeup brushes, as the pointed end works well for applying concealer under the eyes, and around the nose. I recommend this product highly, as a beauty blender dupe, that just might replace a couple face brushes.

I used covergirl trublend liquid makeup in ivory1 for my photos in this post. Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.46 AM #2

Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.46 AM

Review of Revlon new complexion one step compact makeup

Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AM #2Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AM #3Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AMPhoto on 2014-05-11 at 4.02 AMToday, I will be reviewing Revlon’s new complexion one step compact makeup in ivory beige 01. This is one of the products I bought at my recent beauty haul. It’s a cream to powder compact foundation, with a built in mirror and it comes with a basic sponge applicator. I had high hopes for this foundation, as I had been looking for a relatively affordable cream compact foundation for quite a while. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. Though it had been given good reviews, this foundation does not work for me. It breaks me out, and irritates my face. The coverage is decent. It’s about a medium coverage, though one could sheer it out, or build it up to full coverage. The packaging feels a bit flimsy, which is not good considering it was on the higher end of the price spectrum for a drugstore product. I think this could compact could work those who don’t have sensitive skin. I also just don’t like how it feels on my skin. It feels slightly waxy, and I want something that feels weightless. The sponge applicator uses a fair amount of product, so I’d suggest using one’s hands, a stippling brush, or a beauty blender of some sort to apply it. Overall, I was not happy with this product,neither in texture or in what it did for my skin. I would only recommend this for those without sensitive skin, and those who aren’t bothered by its awkward texture.

Mac please me matte lipstick review

Hey All!
For my first review, I thought I’d delve into my lipstick collection, and pull out a classic that’s been getting quite a bit of use lately. The Mac please me matte lipstick is a rather creamy formula, as far as matte lipsticks go. I find particularly with mac, that they tend to be quite drying. Please me is definitely an exception to the rule. It is a baby pink nude colour. One coat is enough for this versatile lipstick. It works perfectly for the spring and summer as that little something extra that brightens up the face without overpowering the rest of the look. It is extremely wearable, and is definitely a staple in my collection. It is vanilla scented as are all Mac lip products.

Photo on 2014-04-23 at 12.21 AMPhoto on 2014-04-23 at 12.22 AMPhoto on 2014-04-23 at 12.23 AM #2Photo on 2014-04-23 at 12.23 AM