Make-up Reviews

the Balm Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Review & Swatches

the Balm Balm Voyage Vol. 2 palette

Today’s order of business involves a review and swatches of the new the Balm Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Face Palette ($39.50). Excited? Me too! I always get super hyped when the Balm released a new eyeshadow and cheek palette and I really loved the original Balm Voyage so a new addition, I’m up for it.

Let’s take a look!

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Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer2

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer ($6) is one I can use at the moment after one too many late nights and hey, for $6 bucks maybe it’ll replace my $42 YSL Touche Eclat. Uh yeah, that’s not going to happen but a girl can dream.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer feels like a rerun in my makeup life as I have this strong sense of deja vu about it. It seems like something Hard Candy released in another life but repackaged?! I’m not sure why I feel that way but yeah…!

Take a look!

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Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter Review & Swatches

Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter2

The Sonia Kashuk Sahara Sunset Highlighter ($19.99) is a new limited edition highlighter that recently launched with the Sonia Kashuk Spring 2015 Makeup Collection that’s available exclusively at Target.

I happen to be one of those obsessive highlighter collectors who loves beautiful facial powders but never uses them! I will say that it always delights me when I can double up a highlighter as a blush because in that case I’m way more inclined to use it versus it hiding it away in my beauty vault and only taking it out to pet it and whisper sweet nothings in its ear.

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It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical CC Cream Illumination Review & Swatches

It Cosmetics Illumination CC Cream

It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical CC Cream Illumination is a new illuminating, lit from within glow finish version of It Cosmetics very popular CC Cream that will be launching March 27th on QVC in the CC+ Your Way to Radiant Skin Set.

If you recall It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination launched in 2013 so It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical CC Cream Illumination joins the family with this new finish of CC Cream.

I happen to have a fuller face and applying illuminating anything on it feels like I’m putting a spotlight on the roundness of my face. I also feel like glow-y finishes tend to make me look oily even though I’m far from it. So I am kinda wary of anything that promises an “illuminating” finish!

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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer ($6) is a newly formulated long wearing Sheer Envy facial primer that’s launching with the Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2015 Collection.

I should mention I am NOT a fan of Sheer Envy. The color correcting formulas that launched a few months ago are very poorly formulated and pill like mad. Do not want, do not like. So I must admit I was very skeptical of the Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long Wear Face Primer considering it has the same name as the original formula. If you recall Sheer Envy started off life as a lotion-like formula. Later on when Hard Candy introduced a few more versions the texture and formula was more of a silicone primer.

The newest edition combines both silicones and a creaminess that I actually liked and enjoyed using and even feel confident recommending!

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