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Week in Review | January 13th through January 20th

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 worn:

Most used product of the week:

Any new beauty discoveries:

Week in Review

01

NARS Hell Gate

LELimited Edition. $28.00/0.22 oz.

NARS Hell Gate Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a deep, rich red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with a light shine. Read full review.

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02. NARS Free Soul

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

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03. NARS Under Arrest

NARS Under Arrest Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a muted, medium orange-brown with strong, orange undertones and a cream finish with a light shine. Read full review.

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04. Fenty Beauty PMS

Fenty Beauty PMS Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, red-toned brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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05. MAC Crowned

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05. MAC Crowned

MAC Crowned Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

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06. Fenty Beauty Shawty

Fenty Beauty Shawty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

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07. Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta

Fenty Beauty Freckle Fiesta Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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08. Dior Holo Pink (001)

Dior Holo Pink (001) DiorSkin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light pink with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

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09. NARS Summer Fire

NARS Summer Fire Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a sprinkling of fine shimmer. Read full review.

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10. Urban Decay Kaleidoscope Dream

Urban Decay Kaleidoscope Dream Kristen Leanne Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes 11 shades of eyeshadow and a dual-ended blush housed in a cardboard palette with interior mirror. Read full review.

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Breakdown |
Jan 13, 2018 — Jan 19, 2018

88%

Average Score
A
24
B
15
C
4
D
2
F
1

Total Reviews (46) — Brands Reviewed (8)

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Medium Warm (MAC NC 30)

I wore the same eye look all week: (Using Kat Von D Saint & Sinner) Sacred Heart (inner 1/3 mobile lid), Worship (outer 1/3), Relic (center), Exorcism (outer V and under lower lash line), Devil (transition) and Absolution (brow bone and inner tear duct highlight). My favorite cheek look was NARS Goulue highlighted with Anastasia’s Sassy Grape. My favorite lipsticks were Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo and Bite Beauty 010 (Boysenberry).

Most used product: Saint and Sinner Palette, Lancome Definicils.

Rediscovery: Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting Highlighter still looks amazing when mixed with foundation!

My skin tone/coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones MAC NC37, Lancôme Teint Idole 24H 360, Fenty ProFilt’r 260 or 290, deep brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Favorite look you worn: A tie!
Most fun look was using KVD Pastel Goth Meow and Dope building a purple cut-crease, CP Goodish on mobile lid, Something Special from All I See Is Magic on outer V, lower lashline, Nyx Faux Black liner in Obsidian to line lower lashline, UD Bittersweet blush and Nyx Lavender Steele on cheeks, UD Cruz lipstick and liner on lips.
Most glam was a smokey bronze eye, Pat McGrath Luxetrance Lipstick in Strangé, cheeks with MAC Burnt Pepper and Highlight The Truth, with CP Here Kitty Kitty Highlighter for some more spotlight highlighting.

Most used product of the week: Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation, Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof Mascara, Essence Midnight In Paris Gel Liner, I guess?

Any new beauty discoveries: 3rd LOTW was a lesson…. apparently my idea that MAC Vex and Fathoms Deep EDES were made for each other didn’t turn out as planned. Had built up crease 1st using ND Per Se and, I think MAC Kid(?) as transition, Vex inner lid, Fathoms Deep blended inwards into Vex, black cat-eye liner, lots of mascara. KVD Hawkwind on lips, Essence Satin Love, CP Here Kitty Kitty on cheeks. Caught a VERY unflattering glimpse of myself in a public mirror, did a double take, I looked like I LITERALLY hadn’t slept in a week!!! LOL!

Skin tone: Very pale with cool undertones.

Favorite look worn: I just got several products from Jill Stuart line. I decided to use all of them in a look. I had an eye shadow quint, two new blushes and a lip gloss. The eye shadow quint appeared to be all shimmer so I used a couple of neutrals from my Too Faced Matte Peach palette. However, a couple of the shades were matte with an overspray. The quint is a very natural, beige, pink, cream sort of palette. I liked how the look turned out but wasn’t wowed by it. The next day I drew in a khaki shade from a Chantecaille palette and liked the look a lot. The two blushes are really nice although the one is a very pale pink which I layered with the more peachy shade. I like both of them a lot. The lip gloss is a very pale pink. I used it over several lipsticks throughout the week and it was a really nice gloss. It wasn’t sticky, wore well for a gloss and had a pleasant smell/taste.

Most used product of the week: The Jill Stuart lip gloss in “January”. They are releasing a new lip gloss monthly.

New beauty discoveries: none

My skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite look you worn: A couple worked out well this week: Lorac’s Pro Metals palette with the taupe in the crease, the olive shade on the lid and peachy gold shade in the corners. Paired with the Elizabeth Arden’s Cocoa bronze ceramide lippie.
Another was with Clarins Naturals 5 pan palette – a light touch of the dark brown in the crease, taupe on the lid and and the vanilla shade in the corners. Paired with Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick in Ginger.

Most used product of the week: Lots and lots of sunscreen!

Any new beauty discoveries: None really this week as it has been so, so hot.

There has been a beauty discovery – I went and had a look at the Smashbox Covershot Smokey eye palette, and to my eternal dismay, the aubergine shade was far too pinkish and light for me. It is still a lovely palette.

Skintone / coloring : MAC NC 20, med brown hair and eyes

Favorite look worn : Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes. Fresh Picked and Peach Sangria in the crease. MAC Moth pressed pigment on the eyelid. Tightline with Cargo Swimmables Eyeliner in Pebble Beach. Clinique High Impact Black Mascara. MAC Tenderling Blush. Lancome Juicy Matte Shaker in Beige Vintage

Most used : Clinique High Impact Black Mascara. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Neutralizer Concealer. KVD Lock It Translucent Setting Powder. Clinique Even Better Foundation.

New beauty discoveries : Pixi Cleansing Balm

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

Favorite look you worn: EYES — UD Primer Potion in Enigma. Huda Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Electric: Matte teal in the crease and swept around under the lower lash line, shimmery teal on the inner 2/3 of the lid; shimmery dk. blue on the outer third of the lid, and swept into the true crease. Wet n Wild Color Icon Single in Panther on the outer third of the upper lash line an outer 2/3 of the lower lash line. Apocalyptic Beauty Christmas Ghosts Eyeshadow in Past on the inner corner. Notoriously Morbid Highlighter in Step Out of the Shadows on the brow bone. UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion on the upper and lower waterlines. Physician’s Formula Sexy Booster Va Va Voom Mascara. BROWS — ABH Love Letter. CHEEKS — Ulta Blush in Mauve About You; NM HL in Step Out of the Shadows. LIPS — Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Squid Ink. FACE — E.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer; Kat von D Lock-It Foundation in 42 Light; Nyx HD Photogenic Concealer Wand in Alabaster (over cystic acne); e.l.f. HD Powder in Sheer; Sephora Tranquil (contour); e.l.f. Mist & Set.

Most used product of the week: E.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer; e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation in Porcelain (used up and switching to Light Ivory); e.l.f. HD Powder in Sheer; UDPP in Enigma.

Any new beauty discoveries: Living Dead Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes are out. I ordered the Bold Eyes Matte Palette to test out.

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