REVIEW | Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lipsticks in Velvet Dragon and Velvet Affair

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In an era where it seems like practically everyone and their mother comes out with a makeup line, it can be pretty overwhelming to weed through the ones worth trying. I’m usually wary of these new lines, especially given that I have a larger collection than the average person, but when Lisa Eldridge announced her new lipsticks last year, I immediately knew I had to try them. Lisa Eldridge’s reputation as a makeup artist precedes her, so I won’t spend too much time on why she is placed high on my list of respectable beauty YouTubers. Although the shades from her initial launch didn’t interest me too much, her latest release did the trick, so I ended up ordering two shades, Velvet Affair and Velvet Dragon. One thing is certain: I had high expectations for these products. Did these lipsticks come through or fall short? Keep reading to find out…

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REVIEW | NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation and Concealer

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Ever since NARS discontinued their Sheer Matte foundation, I haven’t been too interested or impressed with their matte products. I have a post about a matte foundation that NARS replaced the Sheet Matte foundation with, which I REALLY did not get on with. I actually tried the Soft Matte Complete Concealer when they first released it in late 2017, however I was ultimately not a huge fan. I chalked it up to the fact that I picked the wrong shade. When NARS released their Soft Matte Complete Foundation, I decided to give the foundation a go along with the concealer once again despite my overall disappointment with their matte base products. This time I picked my go-to shade in the foundation (Stromboli), and a newer shade in the concealer (Praline). Were these any better than what they’ve since released? Keep reading to find out!

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BATTLE OF THE BRANDS | MAC Face & Body vs. Dior Face & Body Foundation

MAC Face & Body vs Dior Face & Body Foundations

It’s been a while since I’ve written a ‘battle of the brands’ post on my blog, and what better way to bring it back than with these two foundations: the MAC Face & Body Foundation in the shade C3 vs. the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation in the shade 3WO. These products are similar in several (yet superficial) ways. Firstly, the both look the same, and secondly, they even have the same product names. So how do these two foundations compare and contrast? Read on to find out!

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REVIEW | MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipsticks

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The “soft blur” effect on lips is one of my all time favourite looks. Anything that will give that popsicle stain effect or the wine stain on the lips – I am here for ALL of it. Enter the MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick. These are basically the embodiment of that, without the dryness or intensity that usually comes with the territory. Read on to see some swatches and some brief thoughts!

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