Week in Review | September 10th through September 16th

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! 🙂

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

Hakuhodo G511 Highlighter Brush Angled ($44.00) is a small, angled face brush that's lightly fluffy, moderately dense, and thick enough to blend and apply color, and it was designed to be used with highlighters.

A+
Product
15
Fitness
15
Durability
5
Construction
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Hakuhodo B116BkSL Highlight Brush Round & Flat

Hakuhodo B116BkSL Highlight Brush Round & Flat ($59.00) is a small, flat brush with a rounded edge that comes to a very gentle point that is designed for highlighting and achieving sheerer coverage. Read full review.

A+

03. Hakuhodo S116Bk Highlight Brush Round & Flat

Hakuhodo S116Bk Highlight Brush Round & Flat ($67.00) is a small, flat brush with a rounded edge that comes to a very gentle point and is meant for highlighting. Read full review.

A+

04. Hakuhodo B5521BkSL Highlight Brush Tapered

Hakuhodo B5521BkSL Highlight Brush Tapered ($53.00) is a small-to-medium sized brush that flares out from the base and tapers to a rounded point. Read full review.

A+

05. Hakuhodo G5545BkSL Blush Brush Round & Flat

Hakuhodo G5545BkSL Blush Brush Round & Flat ($63.00) is a medium-sized blush brush that is flatter in shape, so it is not as round and full, with a tapering, rounded edge. Read full review.

A+

06. Hakuhodo B505BkSL Blush Brush Round & Flat

Hakuhodo B505BkSL Blush Brush Round & Flat ($98.00) is a medium-to-large blush brush that is full, thick, and fairly dense with a rounded edge and tapering bristles. Read full review.

A

07. Bobbi Brown Bond

Bobbi Brown Bond Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, muted plum with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Bobbi Brown Uber Rose

Bobbi Brown Uber Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Oil Slick

Urban Decay Oil Slick Nail Color ($10.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a grayish black with cool undertones and silver shimmer. Read full review.

A

10. Estee Lauder Slowburn (130)

Estee Lauder Slowburn (130) Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep,coppery red with warm undertones and fine gold, copper, and red shimmer. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Sep 10, 2016 — Sep 16, 2016

86%

Average Score
A
18
B
17
C
6
D
1
F
2

Total Reviews (44) — Brands Reviewed (10)

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #358

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. 🙂

  • Haul: Natasha Denona Eye Primer, Kevyn Aucoin Lipglosses & Lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: I need to measure some brushes that I’ve been testing (I prefer to measure several and write it all down – seems faster than measuring as I write the review)!
  • What are you reading?: The first Harry Potter! My husband got me the illustrated version, so I’ve been re-reading the first book as a result.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Happiness is a warm puppy 🐶

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

If I was hiring, I would want to see a portfolio of work, and I’d like it to also be online so I could reverse image search to ensure it was actually their work, followed by a trial if it was a particularly large event. I’d also ask for references and look for online reviews, if they existed. If I was just trying to get to know them, I’d ask them about their favorite products or advice on improving a certain technique and see how what they say jives with my own feelings/thoughts.
-- Christine

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What's the Best Buildable Coverage Foundation that you've tried?

Share your pick! And don't forget to share why!
I’m normal-to-dry in skin type, light-medium/yellow complexion. SO many answers are possible here! For me, I will say Tarte Rainforest of the Sea, which is technically billed at a full coverage foundation, but I find it more buildable from medium to full (that would be its weakness, too, for those truly after full coverage!). Something more traditionally buildable would have me saying Guerlain Lingerie de Peau.

-- Christine