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Lavshuca BB Lip Essence Review & Swatches

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Finding SPF in a lipgloss is like locating a need in a haystack so you might just love Lavshuca BB Lip Essence as it contains an SPF 21.

Lavshuca “borrows” the term “BB” for this new Lip Essence as it performs five functions supposedly…I guess “BB” translates as multifunctional product. We see this happening a lot lately eh? Even hair care have BB in the name!

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Ettusais Essence Gloss Review & Swatches

Ettusais Essence Gloss

Ettusais Essence Gloss is a new limited edition lipgloss that launched with the Ettusais Princess Red Collection in Japan recently. Essence Gloss is available in Pink, Red, and Beige.

Since I loved the red in the promo images so much I decided to pick up that shade.

Here’s a look!

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Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N Review & Swatches

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Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N is one of two new shades of blush introduced with the Jill Stuart Spring 2014 Makeup Collection in Japan.

I purchased Tulip Fields because it was limited edition and also because it was the most unique of the two shades. I actually dislike Mix Blush Compact N with a passion and you likely know from my past reviews and prefer Jill Stuart Blush Blossom or the older loose powder blushes which are no longer available, sad sigh! However, Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N was such a delightful shade I thought I’d give the formula a retry.

Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact

Let’s take a look!

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Natural Coverage with Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid

Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid is a newly revamped version of Integrate’s original Be Happy fluid mineral foundation. This recently launched in four shades in Japan and promises sheer, natural coverage in a liquid formulation that acts as a second skin. It looks like they merely changed the packaging but everything else remains the same with the formula.

I’m really into these second skin foundations lately and I hope with the changing season we’ll see more of them for Spring/Summer 2014. I think perhaps I was hopeful L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder would turn into something brilliant but it was sort of a fail.

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I’ll be reviewing the new edition of InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid shortly!

Stay tuned!

What’s your favorite fluid foundation?

Do share!

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Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm Review & Swatches

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Jill Stuart Melty Lip Balm ($18 at Gooddealer) is a new pot lip balm with a highly emollient formula for keeping lips super soft, hydrated, and nourished.

It’s supposedly formulated with three types of honey which include rose, orange, and lavender honey as well as rose hip oil and shea butter.

Let’s take a look!

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