NEW! Kiko Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Less is Better Capsule Collection.

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To celebrate their 20th birthday, Kiko recently launched the limited edition Less is Better Collection. It consists of liquid highlighters, matte liquid lipsticks, two cream blushes, shadow pencils and a nine pan shadow palette. This collection is a collaboration with the brand SuperDuper Handmade hats, and is a completely nude collection meant to emphasise the no makeup look, whilst celebrating natural beauty. This is a limited edition collection that I find rather odd as a Spring debut. Spring makeup debuts are generally either bright or whimsical creatures, whereas this collection plays with very dark, yet muted colours that are usually associated with Fall or Winter.

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(Re-Upload) Let Me Explain To You Why I’m Obsessed With Le Metier de Beaute

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This is possibly the foundation to end all foundation hunts. I promise you. The Le Metier de Beaute Flawless Finish foundation promises you all kinds of magic in a bottle, and trust me, it delivers.

The brand is really famous among makeup enthusiasts for the Kaleidoscope makeup kits, that run over $100 most of the time. I personally didn’t care for the Kaleidoscopes, I just didn’t like the packaging or the format. But I had heard that they had a beauty subscription (that will run you $348 up front for the whole year), called the vault and I wanted to check it up so I went to the website. By the time I got to it, the subscription was closed for the year, but they had items from previous boxes for sale. I personally didn’t know that their cosmetics range was so large, but picked up a few things one of them being this foundation. Of course based on the colour descriptions on the site, I got the wrong shade, but I legit don’t even care.

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(Re-Upload) Collective Vacation Haul: Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer… And What The Hell Do I Do With It?

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I saw swatches of this online and I fell in love with it. I was all oohhh, liquid bronzer yeah! I saw it swatched on fair skinned girls, medium skinned girls and dark skinned girl, each time it looked not only fabulous, but a wee bit sparkly. Clearly people have been playing with the Photoshop and it’s knockoff cause this…? Nars Laguna Bronzer is an icon. Everyone swears by it. As a darker skinned chick, you know bronzers are tricky, and I’m by no means a Nars aficionado, so I thought since everyone my complexion, lighter and in between loves this stuff… Ok, let’s break it down.

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(Re-Upload) All Bases Covered. Liquid And Powder Foundations.

I usually do some sort of roundup at least once a year. Mostly. Sometimes it’s foundation, but mostly I’ve been doing a lot of skin care for the last few. Not that anything is wrong with that, but since I hoard foundations and blush, why not that instead? When I do a foundation roundup, it’s to say which ones I liked and didn’t like and why not. And that’s because often times I haven’t reviewed most of the of the foundations that I’ve bought. I’ve gotten better about that, so this time we’re gonna do something different. Since I’ve been experimenting more with drug store foundations, I figured that I would show you which ones compare to the mid-tier and luxury brands I’ve also purchased. I’m not going to go into the properties of each and why I like them or not, that would take way to long, and I’ve already reviewed most of them. Instead, I’ll give you the high end brands and the drugstore formulas that in my opinion correspond and add links to the reviews. Once again, my opinion, you may not agree. I’m not sure if I’ll be splitting them up into powders and liquids or what, that all depends on how long this particular post gets, we’ll see at the end. I was going to do blushes as well, but realised that for the most part, I don’t really purchase a lot of high end blushes cause I just love blush so I acquire them wherever I can. But we’re also gonna see how that turns out.

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(Re-Upload) Collective Vacation Haul: Too Faced La Matte Lipsticks.

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So we’re starting off with the simplest things to review. I actually hauled these in an Ulta store in Williamsburg. My youngest niece, the one I call My Kid cause if I’d given birth to her she couldn’t look or act more like me, was in one of her funky moods one day and when she’s like that she only wants to be around me for some reason, I don’t get it, I mean I’m not even very nice most days. She decided to stay home with me and I didn’t feel like staying in the house so we went exploring to find some beauty. She’s also the one that’s been picking some of my favourite makeup items since she was four, which I find really ironic because she’s a stereotypical tomboy. Exactly like I was at her age come to think of it.

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