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Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Embryolisse cream, Dior Forever Concealer, MAC Pro Longwear concealer
Favorite cheek products this month? I don’t think I used any cheek products this month – mask wearing, quarantine after testing positive for the virus – no need for a cheek product at all.
Favorite eye products this month? UD Stray Dog, ABH Mario palette (I’ve really been enjoying Claudia on the outer crease/outer V area); NARS Old Church Street duo.

Thanks, Stephanie. We’re both on the mend though as I’ve said here, I can’t smell or taste anything (it happened quite suddenly) but that’s not entirely a bad thing….the temptation to eat or “Covid over-eat” during lockdown is zero. I’ve actually never had it easier trying to curb my excess eating (I’ve got a dozen or more mini-cheesecakes in the freezer and absolutely no desire to eat them!) Thanks again for your concern.

One of the more surer signs you have the virus is when you can’t smell or taste anything – so that must be quite disconcerting for you. It’s one way to diet – but not the way you want to. I hope you both are getting better, did you have difficulties with breathing?
With your husband’s recent concerns regarding his heart, I bet you were pretty worried.
Best wishes to both of you.

It’s actually not a bad way to diet, to tell you the truth, Genevieve! I already knew I had the virus – I went for testing early on – and the loss of taste and smell started when I was starting to feel marginally better and was able to try to cook dinner! I was sauteing some onions and peppers, husband walked into the kitchen and said “that smells good” and I realized I couldn’t smell a thing. I’ve had 2 bad bouts of pneumonia in past and this virus really did affect my breathing (lots of congestion, coughing, coughing, coughing). As side effects go, the loss of smell and taste, while weird, is one of the better ones (how easy it is not to overeat is a bonus, actually!) Turns out, knock wood, that hubs’s issues weren’t heart related (he had an echo-cardiogram and an angiogram while in hospital and everything, knock wood, is good and they want him to have endoscopy). If I’d told him to shut up and just sit there til the tightness in his chest and the indigestion passed, we’d have dodged the Covid 19 bullet, though! But with his history, chest pain isn’t something we ignore.

Rachel, our entire province is in lockdown again so I’m not really missing anything! (I wanted to buy serger thread yesterday but all the places that sell that sort of thing are closed!) And we really got off lightly in terms of the severity of our symptoms. Thanks, friend, for your good wishes.

Glad you are improving, and that Covid #1, let’s call it, doesn’t whip back on you 2-3 weeks later. From all I have heard and read, the sensory issues cure along with the virus. At least you didn’t have to be hospitalized. The fear with this, of this, yow. I’ve found there’s an odd stigma attached to being exposed or getting it, as if it were somehow your fault. During lockdown, the virus brought out the best in us. (Sorta, kinda, United) Then reopening, which was like opening Pandora’s Box.

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes, dark hair)

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Now that I have two Rare Beauty Lip Souffles, Heroic and Brave, those plus all sorts of lip balms. Especially PML Divinyl Nude Venus and all my tubes of Jack Black.

Favorite cheek products this month? MAC Double Gleam EDSF, Oh My, Passion and Sweet Vision. MJ Night Fever & Hot Stuff, ABH Amrezy,

Favorite eye products this month? ND Glam and Sunrise, plus CT Bejeweled palettes, KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper, L’Oreal Lash Paradise WP mascara, and a black Nyx Epic Eye Pencil.

Your skin tone/colouring: Light medium, yellow undertones. Dark brown hair & eyes.

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Revolution XX cream blush palettes, Perricone MD eye lift serum and Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting blush in Iridescent Flash.

Favourite cheek products this month? Rev XX cream blush as above – there is a pink and rose gold palette and they’be both lovely and I’m trying to use up my Hourglass products.

Favourite eye products this month? Just the Perricone eye lift serum and my old Olay Regenerist eye cream. I’ve totally switched up colour products this month, so nothing else stands out as a fave.

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale/yellow, blue eyes, dark hair

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Fenty Girl Next Door highlight (rediscovered and recently hit pan!), L’Oreal Lash Paradise lash primer, and Natasha Denona Metropolis

Favorite cheek products this month? Besides the Fenty, I’d say Catrice Supreme Rose Beam Highlight and Illamasqua Tremble blush

Favorite eye products this month? Metropolis, ND Mini Gold, Pat McGrath Divine Rose II

Mini Gold is a lovely palette, isn’t it? It was my first ND purchase and I just so happy to be able to get a manageable sized palette for a reasonable price!

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 20

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? I’ll group them together but one and done eyeshadows which includes the Essence Melted Chromes esp Warm Bronze and Iconic as well as MAC foiled eyeshadow in Sand Tropez. Then I’d say the Dose of Colors monochromatic palettes such blushing berries, marvelous mauves and pretty cool, which are new to me and I’m obsessed. Lastly, also new to me but I’m obsessed, is NARS liquid orgasm blush!

Favorite cheek products this month? NARS liquid blush in orgasm and MAC Extra Dimension blush in hushed tone and Tarte Exposed

Favorite eye products this month? The ones I mentioned above!

I just looked up the Essence Melted Chromes and wow – they are stunning! All of the shades are just gorgeous. I think Iconic would work with any other colour you have. That’s a really good find Erica.

Your skin tone/coloring: under my name
Three products you couldn’t put down this month?
I have enjoyed (from my project pan) Trick, Limit and Strange from the Naked 3 palette; Strange (the neutral satin matte) every day….no dip. Amazing.
I DID hit pan on Reindeer Paws (deep creamy matte purple) from the Gingerbread Spice palette. In 1 month. Wowzers.

Favorite cheek products this month? Chanel Soleil cream bronzer (I have hit PAN!) and blush from the Balm in Toile (I have hit itty bitty PAN!)

Favorite eye products this month? Bare Minerals Blush/Bronzer in Warmth. This is truly an amazing eyeshadow….I prefer it as an eyeshadow rather than a bronzer.

First time to join the convo…hello!

Your skin tone/coloring: medium, neutral with olive, black hair
Three products you couldn’t put down this month? ABH Jackie Aina, PML Celestial Divinity, ND Mini Gold
Favorite cheek products this month? I only have one blush, Tarte paaarty, (I usually use eyeshadows in my cheeks too).
Favorite eye products this month? Same as the palettes above, I am an eyeshadow person!!!

Your skin tone/coloring: light
Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Julep navy gel eyeliner, painterly eyeshadow by MAC, Julep stick creamy blush in Peony Pink.
Favorite cheek products this month? Julep cream/stick blush in peony pink
Favorite eye products this month?

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, neutral, slightly yellow (brown hair & eyes)

Three products you couldn’t put down this month?
1. Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Neutral
2. Glossier Brow Flick
3. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow in Au Naturel

Favorite cheek products this month? ND Darya Palette

Favorite eye products this month? ND Mini Retro Palette

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? MAC’s Chilli lipstick, Maybelline’s Mauve for Me lipstick and a variety of sunscreens – Neutragena’s Hydro Boost SPF 50+ Sunscreen and Ego’s Sunsense for body SPF 50+

Favorite cheek products this month? Mostly Clinique’s Melon Pop blush

Favorite eye products this month? I don’t think I’ve had a favourite this month because I have been busy trying out all of my new palettes – Lorac Noir, Smashbox Petal Metal, ND’s Glam.

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

Three products you couldn’t put down this month? 1) Hydrocortisone cream. I had a horrible hormonal cystic acne combined with an eczema outbreak on my face andears this last month. It’s about 90 per cent healed, but I fear I may get some scarring on my chin. 2) Lip balms in general. 3) Dreaming Tree Soapworks Solid Lotions.

Favorite cheek products this month? E.l.f. Pressed Mineral Blush in Wanderlust and Jetsetter; Ofra Highlighter in Blissful

Favorite eye products this month? Musee Beauty Van Gogh Palette; ND Glam Palette; Lethal Cosmetics gel liners (so good on the waterline); TFSI.

Skin tone/coloring:
Fair neutral

Three products I used most this month:
Fentry Cream Bronzer in Macchiato, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (no surprise), Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Concealer 130N

Favorite cheek products this month:
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Bliss, Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in Rose Gold

Favorite eye products this month:
Rare Beauty Liquid Eyeshadow in Nearly Rose, Denessa Myricks ColorFix 24-hour cream colour matte in exposed, ABH (I know this is eyebrow, but…) Brow Freeze styling wax.

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