Top 10 Highest-Rated Products | May 4th through May 10th

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):

05.

05. Be the Boss (12) Sephora

Sephora

PPermanent. $13.00/0.1 oz.

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Sephora Be the Boss (12) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, poppy red with warmer undertones and a glossy, cream finish with the barest...

Sephora Be the Boss (12) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, poppy red with warmer undertones and a glossy, cream finish with the barest...

06.

06. Survivor (10) Sephora

Sephora

PPermanent. $13.00/0.1 oz.

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Sephora Survivor (10) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was...

Sephora Survivor (10) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was...

09.

09. Los Angeles Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.15 oz.

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Bite Beauty Los Angeles Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, rosy beige with soft, warm undertones and a cream finish....

Bite Beauty Los Angeles Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, rosy beige with soft, warm undertones and a cream finish....

Breakdown |
May 4, 2019 — May 10, 2019

91%

Average Score
A
34
B
9
C
1
D
1
F
0

Total Reviews (45)
Brands Reviewed (6)

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Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, yellow-neutral NC37
Favorite look from the week:A pale mauve-purple look РLUSH eyeshadow in Sophistiqu̩ on lid with NYX Pigments in Metallic Velvet (soooo pretty) on the outer corner and upper crease to brow bone area, ZOEVA Limitless Motions from the Eclectic Eyes palette on the upper brow bone area under the brows. Then a smoked-out liner, SMASHBOX Soft Effects Powder Eye Liner in Aubergine. I completed the look with a matching blush (changed it up) and pale lips (any mauve-pale peachy pink will do).
Your most used product this week: NYX Pigment in Metallic Velvet
Any beauty discoveries (new or old): New – NYX Pigment in Metallic Velvet & Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (feels soooo good!!!) and old – SMASHBOX Soft Effects Powder Eye Liner in Aubergine

Skin Tone/Coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, salt & pepper hair

Favorite Look: A lavender look using my new Colourpop shadows — EYES: ABH Brow Wiz, CP Super Shock Shadow in Daddy on lid and softly blended in crease (this shadow is a bit tricky to work with at first, but I am happy with the results), CP It’s My Pleasure palette’s Earthshine on inner lid and Chick Lit on outer V, Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer to tightline upper lash line, Marc Jacobs Highliner in Mist Me under lower lashes from center outward, Clinique High Impact Mascara (trial size). FACE: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, RCMA No Color Powder, Clinique Blushing Blush in Cupid (used very sparingly). LIPS: MAC Modesty

Most Used Products: Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, RCMA No Color Powder

Beauty Discoveries: Purple eyeshadow gets me a lot of compliments!

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

Favorite look from the week: EYES — UD Primer Potion in Enigma. KVD Pastel Goth Palette: Clementine blended out with Star (crease) and Skull (brow bone). Violet Voss The Rainbow Palette: Peach (lids), Pearl (inner corner), and Fiji (foiled on lower lashline). UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Deep End (lower waterline) and Perversion (upper waterline). Pacifica Dream Big Mascara. BROWS — the powder from e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium. LIPS — MAC Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour in Gumdrop. CHEEKS — Wet n Wild Color Icon Baked Blush in Don’t Flutter Yourself layered over Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove. FACE — Milk Makeup Blur Stick (as primer); bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal 01; RCMA No Color Powder; Sephora Collection Tranquil (contour); City Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder; e.l.f. Original Mist & Set.

Your most used product this week: BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Opal 01 + my usual dailies.

Any beauty discoveries (new or old): I was really happy with the Don’t Flutter Yourself and Coral Cove combo above. It was really pretty and radiant on the cheeks.

Skin tone: Very fair with neutral undertones and dark brown eyes, grey hair.

Favorite look: I actually liked a smoky eye look I did with the Pat McGrath Eye-Dols in Divine Mink. I was just playing with the shadow and ended up combining it with a neutral brown from the Pony Glam palette. I used the Pony in the crease and then blended it out with the lightest shade in the Pony palette. I wish that palette had names as it would be easier to reference but anyway, after that I applied the Pat McGrath shadow with my finger as I wasn’t sure about using a brush. The shadows set pretty quickly so I had to work to blend them up into the crease and learned to do one eye completely before moving to the other eye. Once they set, they aren’t budging. I did find that I could layer and used a synthetic shader brush to apply additional shadow and they worked great with a brush as well. I used the Chantecaille blush from the Save The Coral release and it is a lightly shimmery coral shade. Really pretty. For my lips I did something that I almost never do since my lips are so pigmented but I really wanted to try to achieve a somewhat nude look so I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pink Venus over my entire lip and then used Pat McGrath Gloss in Petal Pink over that and it was great until I ate a meal and then it was wearing off and my natural lip colour was coming through. I did really like the effect initially.

Most used product: Chantecaille blush in Coral. The actual name is “Laughter” but it is part of the Philanthropy line and was in their Save the Coral campaign. Such a soft shade of Coral, which isn’t a shade that I wear a lot but this is changing my mind.

New beauty discoveries: I am not sure it is a discovery but I was watching Lisa Eldridge’s video on her watercolour blush technique and found it intriguing. I am going to give it a try. The woman is a makeup goddess as far as I am concerned and she can make the simplest pairings look like they were slaved over for hours. She does more classical types of looks but her techniques are so effective. I think this technique is so lovely for spring.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Favorite look from the week: my basics of concealer, Dior blush, etc. and from the ABH Mario palette, I used 5th Ave. on my lid and Claudia (a deep blue-tinged grey) as a smoked out looking liner and in the outer V and smudged under my lower lashes for that smoky effect as well. Marc Jacobs Submarine skinny liner on my upper waterline and my new Sephora Lip Lacquer lipstick (I can never remember the name of the colour) on my lips
Your most used product this week: UD Casterly Rock eyeshadow, Sephora Cappuccino pencil liner, Embryolisse Flower Essence Toner
Any beauty discoveries (new or old): old (and discontinued now) Sephora Tango Nights pencil liner. It is such an enchanting shade/finish.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/cool skin (foundation matches: Fenty Pro Filt’r 110, Urban Decay All Nighter 2.5, NARS Natural Radiant Longwear 2.0 Mont Blanc, Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Light EF 02, L’Oreal True Match C3 Creamy Natural), gray eyes, brown hair with red highlights and scattered blonde/blue strands
Favorite look from the week: Wednesday I took a look from Kevyn Aucoin’s book Face Forward and changed the colors and the lipstick formula-I used my usual base products (Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Ivory concealer, Fenty Amber Match Stick, Fenty Pro Filt’r 110 foundation), Tarte Amazonian Clay Paaarty blush, Too Faced Ice Queen eyeshadow on lid and browbone, UD Chaos in crease, CoverGirlxKaty Perry Katy Kat Eye Perry Blue mascara, and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Intensity liquid lipstick
Your most used product this week: My usual base products, plus UDxGoT Longclaw and Needle brushes.
Any beauty discoveries (new or old): I think I have major makeup skills! The proof: Wednesday was when I went to Sally Beauty. When I went to the checkout counter, the two cashiers were really impressed by my makeup!

Your skin tone/coloring: Next to name, above.

Favorite look from the week: I haven’t had a favorite look in a long time — I’ve reduced my “looks” to natural, skin-like, single-color eyeshadow (same color every time), highlighter, light blush, lip balm … for months now. The only thing that changes from day to day is which highlighter and which blush (I choose between 3).

Your most used product this week: Not counting base products or the same single-color eyeshadow I’ve been wearing for months, a new highlighter (new for me) from Melt — Ghostlight. This is primarily because I’m out of state right now, I chose one of everything to take with me, and that was the highlighter I chose.

Any beauty discoveries (new or old): I’ve been doing this for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve mentioned it — I’m using a Revolution Makeup setting spray with hyaluronic acid, and it makes my foundation look super smooth and skin-like. In all my years, I’ve never worn foundation and powder with such success. It’s possible any decent “moisturizing” setting spray would do this, but this is the first one I’ve tried.

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

Favorite look from the week: I did a neutral/warm halo eye using the ND Safari and Cranberry palettes, and a sparkling pink look using the same palettes. They work SO well together and the shade Daisy from the Cranberry palette is just dazzlingly gorgeous!

Your most used product this week: The DermaE Radiant Glow oil and Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation… a match made in heaven. I really like the foundation to begin with, but it looks a million times better on me with the oil used as a part of my skincare/priming routine. Also, the Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lipgloss is one of my favorite formulas, and the color Rosewood in particular is gorgeous. Milani is doing it right and still keeping an affordable price.

Any beauty discoveries… All of the above.

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