(Re-Upload) Soap & Glory Glow All Out Illuminating Finishing Powder, Plus Too Faced Candlelight Glow In Warm Glow.

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I’ve never tried any Soap & Glory products. They’re like the British drugstore version of Benefit with a very retro look and feel, and colour wise, they’re about as inclusive it seems. In any case it was there and at only $15 each, I had a hard time choosing between this, and two blushes from the brand. Since I’m rapidly becoming a finishing powder/highlighter fiend I went with this.

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(Re-Upload) NYX Ombre Blushes.

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As usual, NYX went and debuted a buttload of stuff for Spring. I didn’t as nuts as I usually do, mostly because everything looked so amazing that  couldn’t really make my mind up. But also, a lot of things just basically dupes of each other, like all the contouring stuff. I do mean to get a couple of other things, but since I’m a blush hoarder that’s what I started with.

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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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New! Too Faced Natural Love Collection.

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I haven’t purchased a Too Faced palette since the Chocolate Bon Bons palette that I returned the next day. The brand’s recently been so hit or miss with their palettes that I’ve just been very meh about them and whenever there’s a new Too Faced launch I’m all…ok? When I saw this beauty though with thirty shades, my heart skipped a beat. In fact, my heart skipped a couple beats at the entire Natural Love collection and although the palette was on my list, the things that I truly wanted most was one of the new shades of Melted Matte liquid lipstick, and at least two of the three highlighters.

The aim of this collection is natural beauty, everything is supped make you look gorgeous, but naturally so. On the face of it, it’s a gorgeous collection, but once you get to it…well…

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Finally! An East Asian Brand With Foundations That I Can Use.

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I’ve heard a lot about Koh Gen Do in the last few years since it became relatively mainstream. This should make tons of people happy, not only is the brand very skin care centric, all of it’s items are formulated using clean ingredients and is safe for super sensitive skin like my own. From the brand website;

At the heart of Koh Gen Do is the belief that everything you apply on your skin should nurture its radiant vitality. Whether you’re using one of our cleansers or cult-favourite powders, every Koh Gen Do elixir nourishes and enhances the luminosity of your complexion. Our products enrich the skin’s natural healing abilities, leaving your complexion soft, firm, smooth and flourishing. Backed by cutting edge Japanese skincare technology and healing plant-based ingredients, our gentle formulations feed and repair skin for a fresh, dewy complexion that glows even without a single drop of makeup.

Trusting the wisdom of nature to work harmoniously with the skin’s natural processes, we rely on plant-based essences and breakthrough Japanese skincare technology to create formulas rich in soothing benefits. Rooted in the belief that everything you put on your skin should contribute to its health, we avoid artificial ingredients, fragrances, synthetic pigments and petroleum-based mineral oil.

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(Re-Upload) All Bases Covered; Blushes and Such.

Ok, so this is the second part and this is going to include some illuminators and illuminating finishing powders. Blushes as well, but like I mentioned before, I just tend to get blushes wherever without sticking to brand, high or low, so this is just going to be a list of the best performing lost cost blushes that I’ve found to date, with a few comparisons. I’m not sure that I’ll be doing lipsticks or not, because to be honest, a huge chunk of the drug store lip products that I’ve gotten just do not perform all that great. If I do wind up doing that, it’ll be a much shorter post.

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(Re-Upload) Dupe Alert! L’Oreal Liquid Lumi Highlighter vs. Becca Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfectors.

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These were part of my birthday haul from Ulta, I wound up getting both because at the time Ulta was doing their buy one get one 50% off on most drugstore lines. Like I said I mostly hauled drugstore stuff cause for some reason that’s what I was in the mood for this year. The highlighters are bomb though, so I’m really glad I got them.

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