Week in Review | December 30th through January 5th

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?

My skin tone/coloring:

Favorite look you wore:

Most used product of the week:

Any new beauty discoveries:

Week in Review

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My skin tone/coloring: fair/warm

Favorite look you worn: NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil in Low Key, Seraphine Botanicals Blush in Happy Hibiscus, Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette (the original, of course… I used the green eyelid shade on my lid, green crease shade on my outer corner and as liner, the green brownbown shade in my inner corner, and the duochrome definer shade on my lower lash line), Makeup Revolution Flawless Mattes 32 Eyeshadow Palette, and Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin.

Most used product of the week: Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Any new beauty discoveries: nope

My skin tone/coloring: fair, cool

Favorite look you worn: what I’m wearing today…..Christine, your review inspired me to get out the MUFE Nudes You Need to use Taupe Platinum e/s. I have that all over my “mobile lid” with (I think) Pink Granite (from the same palette) lightly in the crease/up toward my brow bone and MAC Black Line liner smudged for a soft effect, MAC Rosy Cheeks ED Blush (with the incredible cold snap we’ve had, it’s perfect…looks just like rosy cheeks from being out in the cold) and UD Gash or Smashbox Red Rage lipstick

Most used product of the week: Ombra Melkfett ointment as a face cream (it contains no water so there’s no danger of damaging my skin when I’m out in the cold)

Any new beauty discoveries: Just how much I really like MUFE’s “old” Taupe Platinum eyeshadow, which I’d not used in ages

My skin tone/coloring: Light neutral olive leaning cool

Favorite look you worn: I was inspired by recent PIxiWoo post on ‘London look’ and modified the palette to products I have on hand and placement to suit my hooded eyes. I used Laura Mercier caviar stick in Aubergine as the dark shade on lower lash line and winged outer third on top lashline. I smoked the dark burgundy shade (top row right side) in the Carli Bybel palette to set the Aubergine cream shadow. I used Stila shimmer and glow in shade Cloud tapped onto mobile lid, Buxom satin seduction on inner corner and inner lower lash line, Buxom Lingerie Lover (rediscovered) as transition. I lined waterline with thin mechanical Marc Jacobs pencil in black.

Most used product of the week: I didn’t wear makeup for 90%of the week so drunk elephant hyaluronic acid serum with Dr. Jart Ceramidin cream on top. It’s been stupid cold.

Any new beauty discoveries: just that redicovery of a great shade of eyeshadow in my stash which I hadn’t touched in …? The buxom lingerie lover.. beautiful soft pretty transition shade reminiscent of ABH buon fresco, but softer, lighter..


Absolutely love your choice of colors. My closest dupe to your linked comparison is my HG, Paula Dorf Luna, and I also love my Chanel LE Hesitation and Palpitation. They’re all in the same family as yours. And, of course, I adore LM’s Aubergine. I’m going to be getting a couple of the ABH shadows you recently listed. With this family of colors, I also love to wear muted deep purple-greys. Green/hazel-eyed, cool-tone girls can’t get enough of these colors. Bang!

My skin tone/coloring: Light medium, yellow tones.

Favorite look you worn: I don’t think I’ve worn any makeup this week…

Most used product of the week: Sunscreen!

Any new beauty discoveries: Nope!

Skin tone: Very fair with cool undertones.

Favorite look this week: I did a completely matte look using the original Tarte Tartlette palette. I used Charmer over the entire lid to set down the primer. I then went into the upper crease with Sweetheart. I blew that out pretty much over the entire upper crease. I blended Smokeshow and Activist to deepen the crease and the outer V. A really easy look but one I was happy with when finished. I used Coffret D’Or blush in 01 Soft Peach and my Pat McGrath lipstick in Beautiful Creature.

Most used product of the week: The Coffret D’Or blushes. I purchased four shades and have been using them all week in different combinations and alone. They are my perfect blush formula and in many ways remind me of the Ciate Glow to Illuminate blushes but a little more pigmented. I do have to be careful about not picking up too much on the brush and I usually swirl a little off on my wrist before going onto the cheek.

New beauty discoveries: I am not sure yet. I ordered a couple of products from Jill Stuart with intent to check out the brand but they haven’t arrived yet. I will update in the future. The packaging is really pretty. Not super cutesy like some Asian beauty products and not high end but something in the middle. Hard to describe. I hope the formula’s are good.

Favorite look worn :

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. Candied Peach and Summer Yum in the Crease. Nectar on the eyelid.

MAC Teddy Eyeliner

Chanel Le Volum Black Mascara

Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush

MAC Warm Rose Highlighter

Most used products:

Chanel Le Volum Black Mascara

Clinique Even Better Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Translucent Pressed Powder

MAC Teddy Eyeliner

MAC Warm Rose Highlighter

New beauty discoveries : tips from Jackie Aina. Put loose powder before foundation!

My skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favourite look you worn: I think your neutral look yesterday is inspiring Christine – Today I have used used Naked 1: Smog and Darkhorse on my mobile lid, with Virgin in the corner and a light dusting of Sin in the crease. I have paired it with Milani’s Colour Statement lipstick in Candied Toffee.

Most used product of the week: All my staples and especially sunscreen.

Any new beauty discoveries: Elf foundation in porcelain has an excellent coverage for my mature aged skin and it stays on all day.

My skin tone/coloring: light medium with equal parts warm and neutral undertones.
Favorite look this week: New Year’s Day look I created with the Natasha the Denona Aeris palette using all the shades in the palette except Nude.I started the look with Too Faced Natural Love Palette shade Heaven as a brow bone and inner corner highlight then Honey Butter
as my first transition shade.In the crease I used Burnt Terracotta then Makeup & Chill from the TF palette to create depth then Red Bronze all over center, mid to outer lid I used Hot & Bothered from the TF palette.On mid to inner lid I used Peach Bronze from Aeris and then as a pop I used Ice Blue on the inner corner.Lips: used Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Vixen and Vixen Liquid Matte all over lips and topped the center of my lips with Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstick in Clove.I placed Pat McGrath Labs Clear Vinyl Gloss over top the inner portion.I have pictures of this look on my Instagram @nika2799 Most Used Product Of The Week:Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Foundation. New Beauty Discoveries:Caudalíe Premier Cru Serum I’ve gotten 2 samples of it from Sephora and it is the perfect for my skin during this frigid weather we have been getting here in Pittsburgh.It was -4 degrees when I left my house this am? Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Punk is a fun dark vampy shade

My skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

Favorite look you worn: I’ve been too sick and tired to wear makeup this week. 🙁

Most used product of the week: Olive Natural Beauty Olive Lips Oats & Honey Lip Balm. It’s really helped with the chapped lips from this bug I’ve had.

Any new beauty discoveries: I just got Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Emerald City (triple-chrome) and Wonderland (duo-chrome). Both are really gorgeous!

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