Make-up Reviews

Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream Review & Swatches

Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF 35

Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF 35 ($33) is an odd animal as it just released but is only available in Medium and Dark. As an Asian brand the lack of a lighter skin tone option is a tad confusing. I tried it out in dark which was too dark for my tone unfortunately but I will be heading to counter shortly to see if Medium is a better option for me because as with most Shiseido bases this is a win!

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NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator Review & Swatches

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator is available in two shade selections and dare I say a great dupe for NARS Illuminator. At $7 a tube it’s a far nice option than NARS’ own $30 version.

I think you’ll particularly like Sunbeam which could be an easy replacement for Copacabana.

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Sephora Pastel Pop Air Fresh Face Luminizing Powder Review & Swatches

Sephora Pastel Pop Air Fresh Face Luminizing Powder 1

Here’s a really cute something something to pick up next trip to Sephora. The new Sephora Pastel Pop Air Fresh Face Luminizing Powder is a retake on Sephora’s traditional LARGE face disks. You know how Sephora always introduces those massive highlighting powders seasonally? Well the Air Fresh Face Lumizing Powder is cut down in size and in price at a mere $14.

Quite affordable and well worth picking up as it quite reminds me of Dior’s Diorskin Matte and Luminous Hydrating Loose Powder which was introduced for Holiday 2012.

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Maybelline Wild Blossom Blush Review & Swatches

Maybelline Blush Wild Blossom

Maybelline Blush in Wild Blossom is one of three new baked blushes released with the Maybelline Color Goes Electric Collection. I picked up Wild Blossom on a whim as it quite reminded me of MAC Sakura Mineralize Blush released with the MAC Quite Cute Collection.

This a cool shimmering lilac shade that won’t work well on everyone. I knew for a fact I’d probably look silly in it but it was such a unique and different blush shade I decided to give it a try.

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Maybelline Infra-Red Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Infra Red

Maybelline pops into spring with a new selection of limited edition Vivids Lipstick. Infra-Red is one of three shades released with the Mabyelline Color Goes Electric Collection for Spring 2013.

You know how scared I am with red lipsticks. I typically like warmer shades of red but I find myself venturing out of my comfort zone more and more lately. For example, I adored the reds released with MAC Archie’s Girls and MAC’s Marilyn Monroe Collection.

Infra-Red is definitely a popping shade of red with an impressive texture, finish, and gorgeous pigment. It’s pretty powerful and quite bold and not really a shade I’d associate with Spring but adore it I do.

Take a look!

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