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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #091

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Osmotics Cream Extreme x2!  It’s something I fall back on when my skin is SUPER dry and nothing else is working.  It’s pricey, but with Osmotics’ 20% off sale, I had to grab two.
  • Weekend plans:  I’ll be at Cosmoprof in Vegas covering the event!
  • Go-to summer foundation:   Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer

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This week’s Mellan photo…


THIS is all Mellan wants to do! He’s happy as long as I keep throwing that frisbee.

I haven’t checked a bag in five years or longer (I also have not gone on any trip in excess of a week), so I pack everything in my carry on, which ensures less handling (and better handling when there is) and that nobody is going to steal anything. I cushion makeup bags or palettes between sweaters and pants–anything thick and soft–or else keep it in my shoulder bag.

— Christine

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NYX English Rose HD Grinding Blush


NYX English Rose HD Grinding Blush

NYX English Rose HD Grinding Blush

NYX English Rose HD Grinding Blush ($16.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pretty-in-pink shade of cotton candy pink, which leans a little blue, and applies sheerly. It can be built to about medium intensity, but it’s not overly pigmented or intense. It is, overall, a lighter shade, and it has a subtle sheen that’s neither frosty or too reflective (so it does not emphasize pores). It is similar to MAC Briar Rose but a touch pinker. It is a little lighter than Illamasqua Chased. I imagine it is similar to MAC Well-Dressed as well.

My favorite part about the HD Grinding Blushes is how smooth and soft they are, without being powdery–they are finely milled and don’t poof! a puff of dust when you go to use them. The softness lends itself to effortless application, because it blends out easily and never looks overdone–but you have to trade-off color payoff for that. I only get around six hours of good wear with this product–by the seventh hour, it’s hardly visible any more.

Please consider reading my original review of NYX HD Grinding Blush for more, in-depth commentary on the packaging.

9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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