Week in Review | June 9th through June 15th

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:

Best of the Week

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Skin Tone/Coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, dark hair with some silver

Favorite Look Worn: MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow on lid and brow bone, MAC Malt in crease, MAC Coquette in outer V, Marc Jacobs In the Buff Highliner on bottom lashline and inner corners, Bare Minerals BarePro Foundation in 05 Sateen, RCMA No Color Powder, NARS Orgasm Blush, and MAC Modesty Lipstick. Plus my usuals: Clinique Brow Shaper in Charcoaled, ABH Brow Wiz in Granite, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, and Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara.

Most Used Products: Just my usuals.

New Beauty Discoveries: I am obsessing over Besame Cake Mascara. I haven’t bought it because I am not sure it would be a good fit for my watery eyes. And yet…I obsess.

My skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Favorite look you wore: MAC Red Dwarf lipstick (I will be so sad to finish it), IT Powder Foundation, MAC Sweet Sentiment blush, and I pulled out the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary e/s palette and used Chase and Deeper eyeshadows with MAC Cork as a transition shade. Marc Jacobs Brownout liner to line lashes and MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl to line lower lashes and then I pressed some Chase over top of it.
Most used product of the week: Ren Flash Defense Anti Pollution Mist and MAC Red Dwarf lipstick.
Any new beauty discoveries: just the rediscovery of how much I love so many of the shadows in the UD 15th Anniversary palette.

My skin tone/coloring: medium/I lean olive

Favorite look you worn: been playing w some old favorites; Nars Taj Mahal blush, Mac Fresh Moroccan lipstick, UD Conspiracy lipliner, MAC Soft Brown transition, MAC Rule e/s in crease, outer V MUFE D652, Lid MUFE ME512 (MUFE old e/s formula).

Most used product of the week: Mac Modern Mandarin blush

new beauty discoveries: I’m totally loving my bareMinerals invisible bronze in medium. I think it’s just downgraded my other bronzers.

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

Favorite look you’ve worn: With my mom in the hospital for so long, and her recent passing, I’ve kept it simple and neutral. Most of this week I wore this look.

EYES — UD Primer Potion in Enigma. LORAC Unzipped Palette: Unconditional (crease to brow), Unspoken (true crease, outer edge, lower lid), Undercover (brow bone, inner corner), Unreal (inner 2/3 of lid), Uncensored (outer 1/3 of lid), Untamed (lower lashline), and Unbridled (brows). Physician’s Formula Sexy Booster Va Va Voom Mascara. CHEEKS — Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Blush in Plum Rose. LIPS — UD Vice Lipstick in Outspoken or Sabotage. FACE — Nyx Angel Veil primer; Lancome Teint Idole 24 H Long Lasting Foundation; RCMA No Color Powder; Sephora Tranquil (contour); City Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder; e.l.f. Original Mist & Set.

Most used product of the week: Lancome Teint Idole 24H Long Lasting Foundation. I had a stress cystic acne breakout on my jawline. RCMA No Color Powder. Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Blush in Plum Rose.

Any new beauty discoveries:

My skin tone/coloring: For some strange reason, I’ve been putting that I was an NC42 (MAC Pro Longwear) when actually I’m NC37 (dah!) anyway, I’m medium-yellow neutral
Favorite look you worn: I’m still doing the peacock colors and Cleopatra shading (I think I’m getting older and remembering my mom’s eyeshadow looks, LOL!)
Most used product of the week: Hard one, as I’ve bought a lot of new products and have been trying them all; however, I’ll say it was my old staple, Maybelline Master Shape Brow pencil and a new lipgloss by Guerlain, Terracotta Kiss Delight in Peach Syrup (lovely!)
Any new beauty discoveries: A bunch: the Guerlain lipgloss I mentioned above, Dior’s new foundation, Backstage (3N) & contouring palette (not bad for a powder palette), the best find of all, Kiko’s Gold Waves Metallic Eyeshadow (never have I found a liquid eyeshadow that looks so beautiful and doesn’t crease!!!), and a few things from Kiko’s Jungle Jelly line, in particular a non-makeup item, the silicone & sponge face buffer (so gentle and works well.)

Jane, I have been matched as a MAC NC37 and MAC NC30, and was wondering what color to choose in the Backstage foundation. Does 3(N) lean a touch dark, light, or just right?

My skin tone/coloring: fair/warm

Favorite look you worn: Makeup Revolution 24k Gold Chocolate Palette (bottom large shimmer on my lid), Beauty For Real I-Line 24/7 Eyeliner in Whiskey, Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara, Essence Make Me Brow Gel, elf Flawless Finish Foundation in Natural, elf Studio Blush in Tickled Pink, Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin, and Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

Most used product of the week: MUR 24k Gold Chocolate Palette

Any new beauty discoveries: Beauty for Real I-Line 24/7 Eyeliner in Whiskey, NYX Faux Black Eyeliners in Black Olive and Blackberry, and MAC False Lash Extreme Black Mascara

My skin tone/coloring: fair/cool skin (foundation matches: L’Oreal True Match C3 Creamy Natural, Urban Decay All Nighter 2.5, NARS Natural Radiant Longwear 2.0 Mont Blanc), gray eyes, brown hair with red highlights and scattered blonde and blue streaks.
Favorite look you worn: Probably Friday: L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Creamy Natural foundation, Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin 10 Ivory concealer, CoverGirl Clean Normal Skin 120 Creamy Natural powder, NARS Satellite of Love highlighting blush, Sephora Vampire Lovers eyeshadow, Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Lash Amplifying Lacquer, Kat Von D 10th Anniversary Studded Kiss Creme Santa Sangre lipstick
Most used product of the week: My concealer and powder.
Any new beauty discoveries: Urban Decay ships super fast! I ordered my haul around midnight Tuesday night and it got to my house at 10:00 Friday morning.

Skin tone/coloring: Light to medium, neutral
Favorite look you worn: Eye makeup look with MAC Bare my Soul eye quad
Most used product of the week: Concealer, blush
Any new beauty discoveries: NARS natural radiant foundation, testing samples, although I not find perfect match, because not all shades are available at the counter. Finally NARS hits the greek market.

Light to medium with yellow undertones

Fav look: Mac groundwork cream shadow, L’Oreal lash paradise mascara, guerlain 4 saisons bronzer, Clinique pansy pop blush, Becca moonstone cream blush, bite beauty radish lipstick.

Most used product: BareMinerals original powder foundation. I love the matte radiance it gives. I’m still learning how to use it and conceal at the same time. I don’t have the BM powder concealor but have been putting concealor on first then the foundation.

New product discovery: L’Oreal lash paradise, waterproof of course. It’s been a really long time I’ve found something that actually bulks my thin straight lashes from the drugstore.

My skin tone/colouring: Porcelain with pink undertones

Favorite look you worn: Using Vice 2 – the gold shade all over the lid, Ambush in the crease and Stash on the lower lid.

Most used product of the week: Vice 2 and bareMinerals the Playlist

Any new beauty discoveries: I have discovered that the bareMinerals Soft and Smokey has two vanilla shades and one of them should have been a good gold.
I have started re-using the Playlist and I love the Louder, the gold shade in it.
Second discovery is that Mecca Cosmetica (an Australian beauty shop to rival Sephora) has brought out its own line and their Eyephoria Vivid Impact Palette is similar to the Smashbox Petal Metal palette but is much, much better in that the lighter shades are beautiful shades of gold and copper and it has the perfect burgundy plum shade that I was looking for.

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