Sephora Cushion Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder | Hit or Miss?

Today I am sharing my first impressions of Sephora’s Wonderful Cushion Foundation and Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder.

Overall, I liked the formula of the cushion foundation. However, the shade was NOT a match for me and I was extremely disappointed since the shade I purchased is the deepest shade they offer. I was VERY pleased with the setting powder. It’s nice that it comes in a shade for deeper skintones. It even warmed up the foundation. It just wasn’t able to warm it up enough to take the ash away.

I recommend both products, but only if you can find the foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. If you are fairer, you won’t have an issue with that.

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Makeup Used:

1. Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation (35 Bronze), $11: http://seph.me/2muC6vQ
2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Warm Deep): http://seph.me/2mulN2g

Makeup I’m Wearing in addition to the above:

1. Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick (Cherry Pop), $18.50: http://seph.me/2muGISy
2. Andrea 5-of-a-Kind Lash #53, $11.99: http://bit.ly/2jMB9Cm

Nail Polish I’m Wearing:

SquareHue Nail Polish (Ling)

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The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask | Hit or Miss?

Watch as I give my first impression of The Body Shop’s Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. Is it a hit or is it a miss?

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Purchase the sample size here for $2.50: http://bit.ly/2jMIZeU

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Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Liner Review + Swatches!!

Alright, so I decided I would see what all the hype was about for Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I have been seeing them all over the place lately! The kits include a lipstick and a liner for $29, which isn’t too bad. You can also buy the lipstick and liner separately for $17 and $14, respectively.

The formula is a true matte without being too drying. The darker colors apply a bit patchy, but that can be normal for darker lipsticks (note: I never have this problem with ColourPop). Once the lipstick is dry, it does not smudge or rub off at all! The lipsticks are also very pigmented which means you do not have to apply a lot of coats to achieve a bold look. I also love that a matching lip liner comes with every lipstick. I don’t have a lot of lip liners because I usually use a clear lip liner, so with all of these lip liners I have been able to mix and match them with other lipsticks that I have to create new looks.

Left to right or bottom to top: True Brown K, Kourt K, Dolce K, 22, Mary Jo K, Posie K, KoKo K, Candy K

My favorite shade is True Brown K. It’s the perfect Fall color and I have been wearing it OUT!

Left to Right: True Brown K, Kourt K, Mary Jo K

Overall, I like the lipsticks. However, I can’t say whether or not I would purchase anymore because the quality and shades are comparable to ColourPop and they’re almost 3 times cheaper.


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Top 3 October Beauty Faves!

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Deep, $20.00  

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Top: Unblended; Below tag: blended (perfect match!)


I love this liquid CC cream because it is so smooth and blends easily into my skin. It evens out my complexion and covers any blemishes I may have. It comes in a tube with a convenient pump. The pump allows you to control how much product you get on your hand. I apply a few dots all over my face and then blend it out with my fingers working from the inside of my face out. This product is perfect for my sensitive skin because it is not drying or irritating in any way.

Nyx Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold, $7.49


I blogged about this product a few weeks ago. Since my blog post, I’ve started using this as an all over face Illuminator and not just on my cheekbones. I’ve been obsessed with trying to find a product that makes me skin glow from within, and I’m glad I finally found one that works!

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black, $24.00

Left: no mascara; Right: mascara applied

I bought this mascara a few months ago from Ulta and never really got around to using it. I used it for the first time over the weekend and loved how much it lengthened my eyelashes and made them look so much fuller. It’s my new go to when I want a dramatic effect for my lashes!


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ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip Color Review + Swatches

Last month I got a chance to try out ColourPop Cosmetics lipsticks for the first time and I fell in absolute LOVE with them! The quality was fantastic for the price and the color range is so broad! There is a literally a color that will look good on anybody’s complexion and will be perfect for any occasion. So after that purchase, of course I had to buy more lip products!

This time, in addition to their lippie stix (there will be a review of these later), I had to try out the Ultra Matte Lip Colors. The ultra matte lip colors come in a liquid to matte formula. They have a doe foot wand applicator which makes applying the lip color super easy and precise. The formula is not drying like other liquid to matte formulas and the color payoff is super rich and opaque! Also, the color lasts forever without fading! I ate and drank and really didn’t have to reapply. It’s best that you exfoliate your lips prior to applying and apply a lip primer to make the application smooth and less drying on your lips.

Now, on to the good stuff! I purchased these in the colors LAX and Guess. LAX is a deep blackened red…almost like a rust color. It is so beautiful on! It looks great on all complexions! I have been looking for a deep red like this and am so glad I finally found a winner! I have worn this color so many times within the last couple of weeks. It is my new go to!

Guess is a blackened purple. Super vampy and super sexy! I love a dark purple lip and this one is definitely it! I used to wear Cyber by MAC as my go to dark lip, but over time, it just seemed to not be as dark as I wanted it to be. Enter Guess by ColourPop and I am sold! It is my new go to color for a night out! I cannot wait to wear it on my next night out on the town.

Ultra Matte Lip Color in LAX

Ultra Matte Lip Color in Guess

What do you think about these colors? I think I will give them away for my next giveaway! Thoughts? 

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