Best Products of the Week | September 21st through September 27th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

What was your week in review like?

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite look from the week:
  • Your most used product this week:
  • Any beauty discoveries (new or old):


03. Gold Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

LELimited Edition. $25.00/0.14 oz.

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07. Dark Sepia (47P) Natasha Denona

Natasha Denona

PiPPermanent in Palette. $29.00/0.08 oz.


Dark Sepia (47P) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, olive undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass, while the...

Dark Sepia (47P) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, olive undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff in a single pass, while the...

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Breakdown |
Sep 21, 2019 — Sep 27, 2019


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Total Reviews (29)
Brands Reviewed (9)

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Coloring: Under my name. Green eyes, s&p hair.

Favorite Look: EYES—I have been into creating very simple, soft eye looks lately. I started with Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil in Cool Gray. Then I primed with MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, and set it with a light dusting of Urban Decay Foxy eyeshadow. From Tarte’s Unleashed eye palette, I applied Toucan Do It very lightly in the crease with a Sigma E25 brush, then tapped Irrelephant onto my lids using my finger. I applied Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Lucky on the outer half of my lower lash line so it blended out as it reached the center. Finished with Tarte Big Ego Mascara (the travel size that came with the Unleashed palette).
FACE—Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Concealer, Clinique Peach Pop Blush, RCMA No Color Powder. Finished with UD All Nighter setting spray.
LIPS—MAC See Sheer Lipstick

Most Used Products: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Concealer, RCMA No Color Powder.

Beauty Discovery: Nothing this week.

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name. (Blue-green eyes)

Favorite look from the week: The all Pat McGrath eye look I did yesterday using Mothership V, plus Metallurgy from Metalmorphosis MTHRSHP.
Eyes: MAC Orb browbone, PMG Entrapment transition and lower lashline, Disobedient to deepen crease and lower lashline closer to to lashes, Bronze Blaze outer half lid, Skinshow Divine Glow inner tearducts, Metallurgy inner half of lid, Astral Luna Gold carefully tapped into mid and inner lid, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline for upper lashline wing, Smashbox Fishnet Always On Eye Pencil upper tightline and outer lower lashline, UD Corrupt 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil lower lashline, Maybelline Full & Soft waterproof mascara.
Cheeks: UD Jawbone, Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette 02 Bronze, Melt Nevermore Blushlight, ABH Amrezy highlighter, and Tarte Paaarty Amazonian Clay Blush.
Lips: Nyx Ever SLP, UD Sansa lipstick with MAC Paramount on top.

Your most used product this week: Foundation mix of 1 pump Fenty Hydrating Foundation 270 with 1½ pumps of Lancome Teint Idole in 360, Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette 02 Bronze shade, Melt Nevermore Blushlight, UD Jawbone bronzer, Maybelline Full & Soft waterproof mascara, ABH Brow Whiz pencil in Ebony.

Any beauty discoveries (new or old)? Nope!

Your skin tone/coloring: under my name, hazel eyes, sandy brown hair

Favorite look from the week:
Face: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UVF 5.5, RCMA No Color Powder to set, Guerlain Meteorites in Medium 3 for buffing finish
Eyes: MAC Burgundy x 9 – Poppyseed set and and transition, Honey Lust from inner lid to halfway, Antiqued outer 1/2 of lid and deepen crease, #Noir to deepen crease and a smidge on outer v.
Cheeks: Guerlain Bronzer (Natural Brunette 3, I think), MAC Pinch Me blush, Tom Ford Moodlight duo (I swished both)
Lips: MAC On Hold lipstick

Your most used product this week: All of my staples

Any beauty discoveries (new or old):
1. New to me: MAC Prolongwear concealer has been working well for an eyeshadow base thus far. 🤞
2. I don’t like and don’t think I ever will the look of inner corner highlight. I’ve tried different colors and finishes and I don’t like the dimension it creates for my eye shape. I have had multiple makeovers with it done and the looks have been cohesive, but for me, it detracts from the eye look.

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name.

Favorite look from the week: Base was Dior Forever Glow Foundation in N2, concealer was Lancome Effacernes in light, blush Dior 999 and I used the Huda Bakery powder in Sugar Cookie and Guerlain Meteorites in 02 Claire to buff into the skin and MAC Fix +. Eye shadow was all from Give Me Glow Cosmetics Vintage Rose palette. I used Just Rose in the transition, Velvet Petals to deepen the crease, Aged Rose Stem to darken the outer V, Copper Rose to highlight the middle of my mobile lid and blossom as an inner corner highlight. I had to pull in a matte shadow for under the brow bone but that wasn’t a problem. I used Velvet Thorn and Petal on the lower lash line. I used concealer as my primer and the shadows performed well. I loved the look and look forward to using the palette some more. The shadows feel silicon heavy but I don’t mind that on the eyes. For mascara I used Buxom Waterproof. I am still trying to find an order of application using the 3 mascara’s that I love but which give me raccoon eyes in like an hour. The Buxom is the only one that doesn’t and that I can wear alone. I love the look of combining the Buxom with Lash Princess and the Revlon So Fierce. They give me the perfect separated, long and voluminous lashes but I can’t handle the raccoon eyes.

Your most used product this week: Not counting my usual base it would have to be the Dior 999 blush. It has been my go to for about a month now.

Any beauty discoveries (new or old): I have mentioned this on the blog over the past couple weeks but I learned the hard way that CBD oil just isn’t for my skin. I will be dealing with the aftermath for awhile as the blemishes left very red/purple hyperpigmentation and that was without touching them. Very disheartening. I am using the Murad Dark Spot Serum and Rose Hip Oil to lessen them but it takes time.

Oops, forgot lipstick ! I used Lumiere by ColourPop to bring out the more mauvy tones in the eye look. I hadn’t used Lumiere in awhile and forgot how much I love the colouor.

I just looked up that palette Deborah, and it is beautiful. It would really work well on you. I have never heard of this brand before and I think their eyeshadows look gorgeous.
A very pretty look. How awful that the oil affected your skin that way, it seems like you had a very bad reaction to an ingredient in it.

Thank you, Genevieve. I am thinking about picking up the Dirty Olive palette from them. The shadows are nice and the pans are really generous in size. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of palettes that I want and hadn’t purchased any palettes in awhile so I think I am just itching to buy some more shadows!!
I have Kaleidos Turquoise / Teal palette in a cart
Bobbi Brown Luxe Gems palette
Marc Jacobs Steel-etto palette (not new but have been wanting to get it for awhile)
and now the Olive palette. I have to make some tough decisions, LOL!!

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones
Favourite look from the week: I used the Flower Beauty light gold all over the lid, added some of the L’Oreal chrome bronze shade to the lower lid, with a darker neutral brown – very softly in the crease and paired it with Colour Pop’s LA Lady.
Your most used product this week: Flower Beauty Golden Natural palette
Any beauty discoveries (new or old): That my gold/bronze craze is not abating!

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

Favorite look from the week: EYES — TFSI. My Pretty Zombie Eyeshadow in Everything Looks Better on a Meat Hook from lid to brow, layered heavy on the lid and then blended out lighter and lighter toward the brow. UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion (upper waterline). NYX Faux Black Eyeliner in Oxblood smudged out with the MPZ eyeshadow. Medusa’s Makeup Witch Lash Mascara. CHEEKS — Tarte Amazonian Blush in Team Spirit. LIPS — Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Beach Waves. FACE — E.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer, BH Cosmetics Nturally Flawless Foundation in Ivory, RCMA No Color Powderm Tarte HL in Extra Credit, Sephora Tranquil (contour), and Ivy MUA’s homemade setting spray.

Your most used product this week: Skin care. I only wore makeup a couple times this week.

Any beauty discoveries (new or old): SauceBox’s sister brand Moonslice Cosmetics has been up and running with lipglosses for a couple months, and now they’re adding eyeshadow palettes. The Moonshake has been released, and is a very pretty neutral palette. I didn’t need it, though. However, I just pre-ordered the Moon Magic Palette. Alla, the owner, shared swatches on social media, and it’s an utterly gorgeous purple and plum palette with some dynamite duochromes and shimmers, and pigmented mattes. At $18.99, if the quality is as good as SauceBox’s, it’s a steal. I ordered a lipgloss, too, to try it out.

Your skin tone/coloring: above with freckles, green/gray/blue eyes, warm brown hair.

Favorite look from the week: Just a simple rose gold eye with my ND Sunrise and Safari palettes. The shade Awakening from the Sunrise palette is my favorite shade in that palette!

Your most used product this week: Tom Ford Lip Color in Casablanca.

Any beauty discoveries… The Cover Girl + Olay Advanced Radiance Foundation and the Age Defying foundations are really beautiful. I got them on recommendation from a YouTuber that I watch because I was looking for a new foundation. I’m very surprised how nice these look on my face! Like there’s a filter over it; it’s amazing!

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