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L’Oreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad Review & Swatches

Aha! Just as I suspected! The L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Palettes I recently hauled didn’t make the cut. Le sigh! These were introduced in the UK recently and have started popping up in drugstores here in the US. They are available in six shades selections for around $5.79-$6 per palette.

LOreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad

Each palette contains three shades of eyeshadow and one liner shade with a diagram of instructions on the back of the palette for application.

Let’s take a look!

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Physcians Formula Cashmere Wear Blush Review & Swatches

Physcians Formula Cashmere Wear Blush Spring 2011

Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush was introduced for Spring 2011 in two shade selections. I reviewed the Rose shade quite sometime ago on the original release but had a difficult time locating the Natural shade for a while (I took photos of both shades and included them in the review for your reference). The shade came into my possession a few months after the release but I didn’t get a chance to review it.

Recently, why diving through my “to be reviewed” pile I came across the Natural and realized I never tried it. I proceeded to get excited about this blush all over again! It’s always fun discovering a product you haven’t used in a while and in a new color to boot.

Take a look!

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Almay Smart Shade Mousse Makeup Review & Swatches

Almay Smart Shade Mousse Makeup Spring 2012

Almay Smart Shade Mousse Foundation ($9.99) recently launched for Spring 2013 at drugstores in four color selections (I found mine at Harmons).

This is color adapting foundation product that supposedly “changes” once applied to your perfect shade of color thus the lack of colors. Light, Light/Medium, Medium, and Dark are the soup du jour for this foundation.

Take a look!

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Essence Stay All Day 16 HR Long Lasting Concealer Review & Swatches

Essence Stay All Day 16 HR Long Lasting Concealer

I think I might be too old for you Essence Stay All Day 16 HR Long Lasting Concealer ($3.49). Your promise of sixteen hours of wear is very promising and your under four dollars price tag makes a girl happy! But your dry formula might force me to break up with you!

No fun!

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Almay Intense I-Color Liquid Shadow + Color Primer Review & Swatches

Almay Intense I Color Liquid Shadow + Color Primer

Almay Intense I-Color Liquid Shadow + Color Primer is a newly launched cream eyeshadow released in four shades for Spring 2013. These cream shadows act as an all over color eyeshadow or as a prep and prime shade for powder.

The four shades were created to flatter a range of eye colors such as blue, hazel, and brown. Almay carefully selected shades they felt would flatter different color eyes and marketed each liquid shadow towards that eye type.

As you know, I’m all about wearing whatever I want on my eyes. I’m not really convinced any one shade of shadow is meant for my brown eyes. I like soft browns and I like bold aquas and I love pink and gold…really any color shade of eyeshadow is cool by me. The only reason I’d avoid certain shades would be because some clash with my dark circles. Aside from that I never had any issues wearing any shade I wanted to. So I’m not completely sold on all the marketing I see lately for shades that would be “suitable” for my eye color.

So what did I do? I was a rebel and hauled three of the four shades Almay introduced in the new Intense I-Color Liquid Shadow + Color Primer. Even the one for green eyes…nanner nanner!

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