Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush Head

This is a product that can be attached to a Clarisonic face brush. The product is meant to spin at a fast rate and act like a brush to blend in foundation, primer, concealer, contour, and other liquid products. I found that when using this product, my foundation was quite streaky. So I ended up having to use a beauty blender to fix it, making it sort of pointless for the foundation. I then used a thick cream contour and concealer. This gave the most beautiful, blended out, highlight and contour in my life, and it also made it way more quicker for me to highlight and contour. So I am definitely glad that I bought this at least for the highlight and contour because I cannot understate how nice and natural the contour blended out. I am a bit unhappy that it did not turn out as well for the foundation. I think that the reason for this was that the foundation was a more liquid product and the contour and concealer are more creamy products. So I believe this product would work better for more creamy products.

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Lorac Gold Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette Review

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This is one of my top go-to eyeshadow palettes. I think that it is suitable for all ages because of the colors. It is really easy to make an eyeshadow look with this palette unlike many other palettes, and the eyeshadow shades really compliment each other and are perfect for developing dimension. There are ten eyeshadows, four of them are matte and six are shimmer. I usually use a damp eyeshadow brush to apply the shimmer shades and it looks really nice. I don’t think I would recommend the eyeshadow primer that comes with it though. Overall, if I could only live with a few eyeshadow palettes; this would be one of them.

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A look I did with the Lorac Gold Unzipped Palette

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

This is a clear lip gloss that is meant to plump up your lips. The price for this is $28.00. The main ingredient appears to be derived from chili peppers, and it also contains avocado oil and vitamin E for a hydrating effect. It did make my lips look bigger, but  also bright red. It also made the area surrounding my lips look inflamed and bright red too. I do think it is hydrating, but overall I think it is a mediocre product for 28 dollars and just 0.14 ounces.  I would not wear this out in public because it makes my lips look like they are inflamed, and I don’t see this as being very attractive looking. So I just use it up when I am not going out because at least the product does stimulate blood flow, which I have read helps to product more collagen. There are many products on the market like this, as well as do-it-yourself recipes, so I personally would not repurchase this. The ratings for this product overall, on Macy’s, Sephora, and Ulta also seemed to be pretty mediocre. I still think Too Faced is a fairly good brand overall.

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The Thing that I Have Learned about Makeup

What I have learned about makeup is that quality is more important than quantity. I have bought a lot of mediocre products that I am just using up to try and get rid of, when I could have used that money to buy a few quality products instead. As someone who likes makeup, I used to often buy makeup on impulse, but now I am really picky about what I buy, and I always make sure to read reviews. I don’t want to waste my money by falling for the hype or buying impulsively.

Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel Review

This product has a 4.7/5.0 review on Sephora, and I definitely think that it is worth that rating. I have read on the Lancer website that Dr. Lancer, the founder of this company, is Kim Kardashian’s dermatologist. I think I can see why since his products are really good. I personally feel that overall, this is an underhyped brand. I have tried multiple products from this line and I felt like almost all of them were excellent, and I generally don’t feel that way about a lot of brands.

The Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel is a facial peel that can be left on for ten minutes to an hour. It contains 10 percent glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, as well as 10 percent phytic acid, which helps to brighten the face, improve skin tone, and improve and the look of pores. It also contains caviar lime, a fruit native to Australia, and a naturally powerful alpha hydroxy acid. So far I have only tried it once, and I saw a significant diminish in discoloration, and my skin overall became smoother and brighter. The company recommends that when using this product, you should avoid the sun or wear sunscreen.

Overall, I definitely think that when I get a chance I will look at more of the Lancer products, and I will probably repurchase this one once I run out. The price is $90.00, but since you are only supposed to use it maximum twice a week, I think it would last at least several months.

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Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer Review

There are only five shades to this concealer line, so that is a pretty big drawback. I only like to use this concealer as an undereye concealer because there seems to be a little bit of a pink undertone, and it just seemed to cover up dark circles really well for me. In fact, this is the best thing I have used so far to cover up my dark circles. Then I apply my regular go-to concealer on top as a highlighter.

I don’t think that this concealer is meant to be used to highlight because emphasis was put on reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and brightening the undereye area. I don’t really have any wrinkles or fine lines, so I cannot really say if it works well for that.

Overall, I would probably buy this again, unless I find something better to cover and brighten my undereye area. If you do not have an issue with wrinkles, fine lines, or dark circles, then I definitely think it is not worth buying. On the internet, there are a lot of people that really like this product and a lot of people that really don’t seem to like it either. So I think that maybe it would be best to sample it before buying if you are interested. The price is $20.00.

Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask

I personally really liked this mask. The main products in this mask are: sugar, honey, rosehip oil, and pumpkin extract, but it also seems to have a lot of other plant-based ingredients in the mask as well, such as kelp extract. Because the mask has such an orange tint to it, I think that it is likely to be very high in vitamin C and high in antioxidants, which very good for skincare. In fact, pumpkin is high in beta-carotene an antioxidant, as well as vitamin C. Honey is also high in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties, and also moisturizes and helps your skin to glow. Rosehip oil is again high in antioxidants and helps with skin discoloration and pigmentation. The sugar in the mask serves as a light exfoliant and doesn’t seem to be as granular as regular sugar; granularity can cause microtears in the skin I have read. The only thing about this product is that it is really sticky, so it might be best to pull your hair back before using it. The total cost is $42.00 for 3.2oz, but because of its high antioxidant content I feel like it is worth the money. But you could also try to make a similar product at home since the main ingredients are so readily available.

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