Love it or Loathe it; a Beauty Review

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I have been dying to do another beauty review because I have tried a few amazing products over the past two months. I have also run into a couple that didn’t work for me and though loathe might be too strong of a word they certainly didn’t make the cut in my book.

As many of you know I really do try to embrace minimalism as it works for me. I don’t live in one of those new tiny houses (although that would be pretty cool, I am a big fan of Tiny House Hunters). I’m also not technically frugal, but I don’t buy a lot of things. I believe that minimalism is about spending consciously and not buying things you don’t really value or need.

However, I do fall short in one area… Beauty. I certainly don’t need the hoarder’s stash of MAC lipsticks that I have acquired, but what can I say? While, I may not need all of the colors I own, I do love them.  I guess I’m a sucker for a pretty pout.  So, speaking of pretty pouts, I have been a little late getting on the liquid lipstick train. I recently tried a few and here is how they fared.

Mac Liquid Lipstickloathed it. I am sorry my MACettes. I love MAC lips as much as the next MAC obsessed woman but this one didn’t work for me. I found it too drying and while it settled into a matte finish fairly quickly I felt the color was a little off and didn’t settle evenly. It could have been my color choice which was High Drama. It seemed much more stark and vampy than I had imagined.

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Colour Pop-These were actually okay. I liked the matte finish, the colors looked nice and they were super inexpensive. I did find them to be a little drying and they needed careful application to make sure the color went on evenly. I like to keep things simple so I ended up giving them to my daughter though because again I only like to keep things I love. Sorry Colour Pop fans.

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NYX Liquid lip CrèmeLove this stuff! It is also really inexpensive, gives great color, goes on easy and the crème formula is still matte but not drying. Perfection in a tube. I have been wearing this shade every day for a dose of color. I also have the abu dhabi shade which gives an amazing nude lip look.

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Moving on to the most important beauty product…Foundation. Now if you read my recent post on How to Get Good Skin ( you can see it here) you know I am always on the search for the perfect foundation. I know in my heart of hearts that skin care is the most important thing and good skin truly is the foundation for your look but I can’t give in to the idea that there isn’t a perfect bottle of liquid gold out there. I am always trying new foundations and I was always disappointed until I discovered this beauty in a bottle two weeks ago

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I came across a Younique Touch Mineral Liquid foundation post in my Facebook feed. It was posted by a gorgeous FB friend from high school. She and her sister have always been amazing beauties, but she kept posting these really authentic looking before and after pictures. While I had not previously been a fan of any makeup products typically found in the direct sales world, something about this foundation seemed different.

I had just tried NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint and to make a long story short I loathed it. I know they have a cult following and I love Orgasm (the blush) as much as the next girl, but Velvet Matte  wasn’t quite  matte enough and didn’t last for me. After that let down I had decided to stick with the MAC mineralize powder and continue my skin care rituals which are working really well. My skin has made amazing strides since adding a few products and getting a facial.

However, I kept looking at those photos and I had to try it! Yes…I know I have a problem.  Anyhow, I asked for two samples and the very next day I attended an event for my book. Lo and behold at said event I ran into another Younique presenter and told her I had just requested samples. She color matched me right on the spot and the swipe of Cypress (not one of the samples I had requested) melted into my skin and softened into a nice powdery finish. Oh my goodness… I was sold! I contacted my FB friend immediately and she mailed the bottle right out. I didn’t even request a sample this time.  I knew I had to have it!

I can’t say enough about how much I love this foundation. I have finally found my liquid gold. The color match is amazing, it stays put all day, it doesn’t settle into fine lines and it is truly matte. A powdery beautiful matte. hallelujah!  But the best part is I get perfect coverage (for me) with one drop! Yep. I said one drop. I love it!

You can get it here http://www.mascaraandmorebymonica.com

Here are a few other honorable mentions on my love list for this month

Two Faced-Better Than Sex Mascara-Okay lets be real, I certainly don’t think it is actually better than sex…but it is better than some of my favorite mascaras.

Dinoplatz Smart Blotting Papers-Best Blotting papers ever! Unfortunately, after using my new Younique foundation I really don’t need them, but the case and applicator are super cute and it comes with a mirror.

 Sephora Pro Airbush-delivers my one drop of Younique like a pro and feels so good on my face!

So there you have it! Some beauty buys I loathe and several I love.  If you have tried any of them yourself feel free to let me know your thoughts.

Until Next Post,

 

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8 comments on “Love it or Loathe it; a Beauty Review”

  1. I love liquid lipstick and I’ve also tried Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jeffree Star, and Kat Von Dee. I didnt love the color or formula for ABH as much as Jeffree Star but I had a hard time finding a good nude that worked with my skin tone with Jeffree Star (haven’t tried some of the very latest shades though). I loved Kat Von Dee but honestly you can’t beat the price and convenience of NYX. I love the formula and shades of their liquid suede lipstick and its a fraction of the price.

    Also had a chance to try Younique and love the foundation shade charmeuse!

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    1. I have wanted to try ABH! Glad to hear you like Nyx and Younique. The other day I came home from work and fell asleep before running errands and grabbing a bite to eat. When I woke up I ran upstairs to freshen up so I could head out and my Younique was still perfect! After a full day’s work and a nap. Lol. Magic stuff.

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