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This or That Beauty Featuring Ulta Butter Balm

Ulta Butter Balm

Butter Balm is currently a trending at the drugstore. Everyone from Maybelline to Almay has some sort of liquid balm slash lipgloss hybrid formula at the moment.

So here’s a little this and that beauty featuring Ulta Butter Balm!

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This or That with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur & L’Oreal Miracle Blur

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Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector is a new, Nordstrom exclusive facial primer that promises to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but you might want to try out L’Oreal Miracle Blur for less!

This week’s This or That Beauty faces off these two primers.

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Dior Fusion Mono Matte versus Almay Softies

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Dior Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow became available in three shades for Spring 2014 and are now apparently a permanent part of the Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Collection.

I recently reviewed them but at this price lord knows at their $30 price tag they are a bit sheer.

Might I direct you to their dupe in the form of Almay Softies Eyeshadow?

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This or That Beauty With the New Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

Up Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

The Elizabeth Arden Foundation Blender Brush is treated like my first born child. I love this thing. Yeah, so, it’s a sponge with a handle but dude, dude….it works wonders. I use this nifty little dodad to swipe and blend out foundation, contour under my eyes and blend conceal to an airbrushed finish, and heck I even have an extra one that I use to apply serums and moisturizers! It’s that handy! And the $15 price tag makes it a total buy and a half.

But…

Budget friendly babes might like the even cheaper Target Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge at a mere $4.99 quarter the price of Elizabeth Arden’s version and gives you enough left over change to buy two more or perhaps just save that extra $10 bucks and buy some Cadbury Easter Eggs on the way to check out.

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This or That: Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

If you’re keeping up with the latest foreign beauty imports you probably know that late 2013 and into 2014 the popular Japanese Konjac sponge is getting some publicity here in the US.

The Konjac sponge is made from the root of a konjac plant and starts out life as a hard, gritty sponge that gets super squishy and soft when you dampen it with water. It’s used in Asia because of its ability to dislodge dirt, oil, and blackheads aiding in giving you a deeper facial cleansing experience.

Konjac sponge not only get your skin squeaky clean but also gently exfoliate your skin as you clean it. It also helps you use a lot less cleanser since it creates literally mounds of lather and foam. It quickly dries out once you’re done using it and this supposedly prevents bacteria and mold from building up however, you still have to toss it after a few months of uses. Konjac sponges are particularly great for those with clogged pores as the fibers of the sponge gently unplug pores!

Which is why you might be slightly intimidated by the $18 Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge so why not check out the konjac trend and craze at a cheaper price?

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