Community Faves | July 17th through July 23rd

Hereโ€™s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! ๐Ÿ™‚ Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

B

01. Anastasia Moonchild

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Read full review.

A+

02. Anastasia Warm Bronze

Anastasia Warm Bronze Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and fine, lighter gold pearl. Read full review.

A

03. Makeup Geek Covet

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

B

01. Anastasia Moonchild

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Read full review.

A-

02. Anastasia Sweets

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four sparkling, metallic highlighters in a cardboard palette. Read full review.

A+

03. Anastasia Warm Bronze

Anastasia Warm Bronze Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and fine, lighter gold pearl. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

Foundation, mascara, and bronzer. I’d rather just have a few foundations I love than a lot of opened ones in general (I’d just be better about returning shades/formulas that didn’t work for my skin tone/type). I’d also just buy less mascara, use some up, then replace (either with the same thing or something new). I so rarely wear bronzer that I am definitely someone who could just have a few (like a matte, satin, and maybe a deeper/redder one).
-- Christine

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Week in Review | July 16th through July 22nd

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Anastasia Warm Bronze

Permanent.

Anastasia Warm Bronze Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and fine, lighter gold pearl.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
A+

02. Anastasia Fudge

Anastasia Fudge Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

03. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #5

Foil Eyes #5 is a light-medium, pewter gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the powder's texture was smooth, buttery, and very blendable on the skin. Read full review.

A

04. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13

Foil Eyes #13 is a bright, medium copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that blended out effortlessly on the skin. Read full review.

A

05. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #14

Foil Eyes #14 is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture felt soft to the touch and blended well on the skin. Read full review.

A

06. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #9

Foil Eyes #9 is a medium-dark taupe-gray with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied easily and wore well for eight hours. Read full review.

A

07. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #12

Foil Eyes #12 is a medium, golden green with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had great color payoff that was totally opaque and applied smoothly and evenly to bare skin. Read full review.

A

08. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16

Foil Eyes #16 is a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the texture had a soft, smooth, lightly creamy feel. Read full review.

A

09. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25

Foil Eyes #25 is a bright pop of medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that blended easily on the skin without losing its intensity. Read full review.

A

10. Anastasia Tara

Anastasia Tara Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Jul 16, 2016 — Jul 22, 2016

91%

Average Score
A
48
B
20
C
2
D
0
F
0

Total Reviews (70) — Brands Reviewed (10)

Ulta’s reps are patient on the phone, but their solutions are just dismal – if a product is broken, I have to send it back before getting a refund (no other retailer/brand has made me do this). Neiman Marcus overnighted a Louboutin polish trio ($90 or something like that) after my order arrived broken without having to be asked for that solution, whereas Ulta makes it a pain to deal with an eyeshadow arriving broken that was $1.99, which is due to poor packaging – a bunch of compacts in a box with no padding or bubble wrap!
-- Christine

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #350

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Haul: My Nordstrom Anniversary sale picks came in late yesterday! I also just placed orders at Saks (a few pieces from Dior fall, Cle de Peau fall) and the new MUFE Arist Palette (Vol. 4) – probably will mention those again next week when they actually arrive!
  • Weekend plans: Relax, get back into the swing of things! My mom and grandma were visiting earlier this week, so while I was still tending to things on the blog, I did write a lot of posts in advance so I could spend more time with them. It always throws me off a bit to get back to full-time!
  • What’s the best part about summer?: Normally, I would say warmer weather, but here it’s warm, warmer, and then surface of the sun during the summer! I think monsoon season is going to be my new favorite thing, because I never saw lightning like I have in Arizona during monsoon season!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

The funniest part is he knows I'll grab the fallen toy and give it back to him! ๐Ÿ˜‚

A photo posted by Christine M. (@temptalia) on