Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive HD Primer

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Nurturing Force® Blot Out Offensive™ VERSATILITY AND EASE OF USE – 4.7/5 Scoop out with a spatula onto a palette and with a damp sponge, apply to area. Too bad it’s not in a pump so you require a spatula if you want to keep it sanitary. Spreads very nicely and not messy. Men can use this to avoid having shiny t-zones and it will look completely natural. You can use it underneath makeup or alone! Great for makeup artists … Read More

IMATS Toronto 2010 Haul list + Events

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Day 1 (saturday) 1. First booth at 8:30am in the morning, bought a lot of graftobian stuff: – oxyderm moisturizer x 4 – 5 neutralizing color concealer wheel – dermaceal balm – light neutral sample a/b set + palette 2. Makeup Forever (Oh i should of went to this booth first) at 9:15am some colors were already sold out – an additional 4 HD Foundations (120, 127, 173, 178) – 5 HD concealer set promo – empty flash case palette … Read More

Alessandro Nail Calcium Strengthener Review

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This is my secret when it comes to having strong, thicker and beautiful nails! I buy it at Donato’s for $25.50 and this little green nail polish jar pretty much sums up the Holy grail of nail strengtheners. I’ve tried organic lines, OPI, and pretty much a lot of nail salon brands and it just doesn’t sum up for how awesome this is. Plain and simple, it just works! I apply it to a clean, dry nail bed and just … Read More

MUFE Aqua Creams

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So I went to the pro store of Makeup Forever in Montreal this weekend and I tried out their Aqua creams. I figured I wouldn”t get it since I can mix “eye seal” with any eyeshadow to turn it to waterproof…. I swatched it at 1pm today and it”s almost 1am and I washed and scrubbed my hands at least 4 times now and a faded stain that could be as dark as a bruise is still there! I”m talking … Read More

Looking Fresh in Sweaty, Hot Weather

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients on how to keep their skin looking fresh with the hot humid weather so here is your cheat sheet! 1. Cleanse. Normal/Combination skin – Use a good cleanser, preferably a deep cleansing formula in the morning where you will remove any buildup of oil/sweat accumulated Dry skin – stick to cream/oil cleansers that still deep cleans the face Oily skin – gel/foaming cleansers 2. Tone. Normal/Combination witch hazel is good for … Read More

Kose Softymo Makeup Remover Review

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I recently ordered this from bobodave.com and I really really love this makeup remover! It has successfully removed even the toughest waterproof mascara I have ever come across (those crazy waterproof Japanese ones)! – Comes in a squeeze bottle, perfect as you control how much you want to avoid wasting product – It removes without a residue – Comes in a gel-like substance – Comes in a huge bottle that will last a long, long time! – Does not irritate … Read More

OCC Lip Tars Review (Hush, Grandma, Demure, Anime, Pageant)

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Pictures courtesy of OCCmakeup.com (Hush, Grandma, Demure, Anime, Pageant) PIGMENT – 5/5 Wow! It’s SO pigmented, to the point where you do a tiny tiny drop and it spreads sooo much! (see pictures below) FINISH – 5/5 It’s semi matte, it’s not too dry looking and it’s not super glossy. Better than any lipstick, seriously now I can see why everyone crazes over it. It dries to be the same sheen as your skin, it’s so beautiful. You can layer … Read More

Cinema Secrets Review & Swatch

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I purchased Kit #1, 6, 10, 11 Pros – Amazing texture, blends right into the skin, looks exactly like skin. – Not oily looking on camera, just the right amount of sheen. – Reflects in natural light like skin does – Very light feeling, doesn’t feel like much at all. – Contains Kaolin which helps control shine – Contains Silicone which helps smooth away fine lines – Feels like a mix between buttery creme and a light feel of smooth … Read More

ELF HD Powder Vs Make Up For Ever HD Powder

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Universal Comparisons Pros for any Silica Powder: – Makes the skin super silky and smooth and evenly textured – Can be used in all skintones – Doesn’t dry out the skin – Has no smell/fragrance – Good for sensitive skin, other than those allergic to silica – Oil absorbing – Silky feeling – Pore minimizing – Gives it an “HD” look and finish Cons for any Silica Powder: – Can be inhaled as it can be extremely fine ____ Individual … Read More

Yaby Liquid Foundation Review

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I only purchased Buff and Honey, Cherry Blossom to test out so I’m not sure about the rest of the colors but from what I know: Pros – Amazing texture, blends right into the skin – Not oily looking on camera, just the right amount of sheen. – A bit ‘dewy’ and healthy looking in real person. What healthy skin should look like. – Very light feeling, just feels like a average moisturizer on your skin. – Oil-free – No … Read More

Make Up For Ever – Face & Body Foundation Review

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Pros – Sheer to Medium coverage – Buildable – Transfer resistant after you wait for it to dry/blot dry – Waterproof – Lightweight = water-based gel formula – Great for those allergic to silicone = water-based. – super natural finish, a bit of ‘dewiness’. BEAUTIFUL when first applied. – Very similar to normal healthy moisturized skin on face AND body. – GREAT for on the eyes, won’t crease under eye makeup. – Very tapered to the skin when applied. Like … Read More

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream) Review

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Pros – Excellent for Dry Skin + Great for any other skin type as well. All skin types – Multi-purpose skincare: shaving cream, primer, makeup remover, reducing irritation after shaving – The skincare cream I currently use to date before I put on my own makeup – Fragrance-free – Makes my skin smoother, moisturized and adds more elasticity to it – which is rare in creams. – Doesn’t irritate my sensitive, dry skin. – The moisture lasts a long time … Read More

Face Atelier Ultimate Foundation Review

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Pros – Very dewy, great for close beauty shots – Time efficient – Skips primer (as it”s silicone based) great for MUA”s/people tight on time – Awesome for mature skin (fills in lines/wrinkles) – Awesome for uneven surfaced skin (fills in cracks) – Awesome pigment – you get SMOOTH skin given the proper technique – Can order samples at faceatelier.com for just $1 – Very versatile, mix in moisturizer to sheer it out or buildable coverage. – Lower shipping costs … Read More