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Week in Review | September 1st through September 7th

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



PPermanent. $19.00/0.04 oz.

NARS Fez Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium bronze-shimmered brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.


02. OFRA Space Baby

OFRA Space Baby Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a bright, bluish-white with a metallic sheen that shifted from icy blue to icy violet. Read full review.


03. NARS Tulum


03. NARS Tulum

NARS Tulum Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.


04. NARS Mekong


04. NARS Mekong

NARS Mekong Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish with micro-sparkle on top. Read full review.


05. NARS Kauai


05. NARS Kauai

NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow (2018) ($35.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a "cool" gold with a metallic finish and a shimmery, medium-dark purple with subtle cool undertones. Read full review.


06. Laura Mercier Translucent

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow ($38.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a pale, yellowed powder with a golden sheen. Read full review.


07. NARS Night Clubbing

NARS Night Clubbing Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with subtle, warm brown undertones and a faint, golden sheen. Read full review.


08. Jouer Molten Gold

Jouer Molten Gold Long Wear Lip Topper ($16.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, bronzy gold with a mix of light and medium gold sparkle. Read full review.


09. Jouer Rose Gold

Jouer Rose Gold High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.


10. Laura Mercier Inspiration

Laura Mercier Inspiration Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.


Breakdown |
Sep 1, 2018 — Sep 7, 2018


Average Score

Total Reviews (77) — Brands Reviewed (9)

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Skin Tone/Coloring: Skin tone is light neutral, hair is salt-and-pepper, eye color is green with rust-colored flecks near the pupil.

Favorite Look Worn: This eye look drew compliments and a couple of women even asked which palette I used. BROWS—NYX Proof It Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, Diorshow Browstyler in 004, Clinique Brow Shaper in Charcoaled. EYES—Same primer, Colourpop Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette (Libra as transition, Leo on lids using MAC Mixing Medium to lock it in place, Scorpio in outer crease blended toward center, Sagittarius on outer V), MAC Blanc Type on brow bones (CP Zodiac lacks a good brow bone shade), Marc Jacobs Highliner in In The Buff on inner corners, Chanel Stylo Yeux in Charme to tightline upper lash line, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara. FACE—Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder, Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter 01, Colourpop Super Shock Blush in Birthday Suit. LIPS—MAC Velvet Teddy

Most Used Products: NYX Proof It Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, Estée Lauder Daywear, Diorshow Brow Styler, Clinique Brow Shaper, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder, and Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter 01.

New Beauty Discoveries: Nothing new, but I do have a rediscovery. Velvet Teddy is one of my oldest MAC lipsticks. I tend to ignore it because it seems boring when I have so many newer lipsticks to wear. But when I do wear it every once in a blue moon, I realize what an absolutely pitch-perfect nude it is for me. And then I forget about it again. This is my Velvet Teddy Cycle. But I do love this shade and it’s going to go bad if I don’t use it more often. So this week I decided to wear it at least once a week from now on. And when it finally gets used up, I will buy another one and make myself wear it more often. Because it really is the perfect nude.

Believe it is one of the perms in little Mac, so online MAC, and many others. Ulta is on my mind bec of the new store, which actually caries it…beautifully, I might add. Ulta Mass never had any. Learned lots, seeing MAC in person.

Skintone/coloring : light, MAC NC 15 – 20, med brown hair and eyes

Favorite look worn : All week I used the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes and MAC’S Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Sweet Heat. I’ve put either peach tea, just peachy or fresh picked in the crease and MAC Sweet Heat all over the eyelid. Followed by Cargo Swimmables Eyeliner in Pebble Beach on top lashline and either Tarte Camera, Lights and Lashes Mascara or It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. And I wore Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Nude Pop.

Most Used Product : ABH Brow Wiz, Maybelline Better Skin Pressed Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal, Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Nude Pop, Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette, MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Sweet Heat, Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow in Creme Brulee, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Cargo Swimmables Eyeliner in Pebble Beach, Tarte Camera, Lights and Lashes Mascara and It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

New Discoveries: Fresh Lip Balms are way over priced for what they are lol

My skin tone/coloring: 6.5 in Armani Silk, Born this Way foundation in Sand. Turquoise eyes, blond hair.

Favorite look I’ve worn: ABH Modern Renaissance palette. Sephora contour eyeliner in Sangria. Never ceases to give me compliments when I wear this palette. . NARS liquid blush in Orgasm, Givenchy Le Rouge in Organza. And, Huda lip strobe in Saucey, but not both at the same time.

Most used product this week: My Bobbie Brown Extra Balm spf 25, Bare Minerals eyeshadow primer in Lit, It Cosmetics Super hero mascara, various lipglosses, NYC, Charlotte Tilbury, Fenty Beauty

Any new beauty discoveries: YES. Ones I cannot afford A SA at Nordstrom gave me delux samples of Cle de Peau serum that just came out, also La Crema , & a sample of a foundation called The Foundation in 050, (perfect color match) sigh. But wow, there is a difference in my skin. No dry patches AT ALL. Maybe if I save up for it. Idk. And, give up facials. Lol. And, lipsticks/glosses.

Yes, this foundation is definitely for dry skin. I think it would be great in the winter for me. But so $$$$. My skin used to be extremely dry when living in NJ. But, now living in S. Florida, thankfully, it’s not as dry.

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

Favorite look you’ve worn: EYES — UD Primer Potion in Enigma. Ace Beaute Paradise Fallen Palette: Pure (crease and swept around to lower lid), Stone (outer corners over Pure), Twilight (lid), Moon Glow (brow bone, inner corner), and Black Out (lower lash line; outer third of upper lash line). UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion (top and bottom waterlines). NYX Worth the Hype Mascara. LIPS — MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Ionized. CHEEKS — MUG Blush in Secret Admirer (OG). FACE — NYX Angel Veil Face Perfecting Primer; BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation in Ivory; e.l.f. HD Powder; Looxi Beauty HL in Pandora; Sephora Tranquil (contour); e.l.f. Original Mist & Set.

Most used product of the week: My usual dailies. I was trying to play with some of my new stuff this week.

Any new beauty discoveries: The Wet n Wild Dragon Scales quad is so freaking good. I used it yesterday and was really impressed. If W n W could keep up that kind of quality in all their eye palettes, I’d stop complaining about the reformulation.

I’m also loving the Ace Beaute Paradise Fallen Palette. The purple and gray theme is a favorite of mine for eyeshadows, and they nailed it. The mattes are really powdery, but they blend so well that I don’t care. The shimmers are creamy and gorgeous.

I think you sold me on paradise fallen. The only thing I have in that family is Smashbox CS Punked. It coordinates w/my fave Zoeva En Taupe, too. Thanks. It’s one of those that goes OOS all the time, right?

My skin tone/coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones, MAC NC37, Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation N360, deep brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Favorite look you worn: After watching Jackie Aina’s tutorial for Too Faced Pinapple palette, I decided to do something similar using just what I had. Used Nude Tea from DC Lemonade on browbone, MAC Soft Brown transition, with Folie applied all thru crease, outer V and smoked out on lower lashline with Soft Brown. I then took Nars Pasiphae on a dampened brush and applied it going from inner lid over to just barely outer lid, plus pulled upwards creating a cut crease. Applied ABH Electric to inner tear ducts extended onto innermost lower lashline. UD Smog was used to blend Pasiphae with Folie way out on outer lid. Sephora Contour Pencil in Go For A Ride to line lower lashline, then my usual black upper tightline, wings mascara. Cheeks: MAC x Aaliyah Baby Girl, Smashbox Rosemantic and a little DoC Mírame. Lips: Lined with Nyx Earth Tone blended inward, Chanel Rouge Vie lipstick with a little bit of Too Faced Yummy Rummy on center of mouth ombre style.

Most used product of the week: Too Faced Yummy Rummy, UD Naked 1 palette, Nyx Proof It primer, Maybelline Full & Soft WP mascara, Smashbox Fishnet eye pencil, Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation N360, MJ Dew You Dew Drops, UD All Nighter.

Any new beauty discoveries: Nothing really comes to mind.

My skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favourite look you worn: I used shades from a couple of different palettes for this favourite look – Louder (copper shade) from the Playlist, with Midnight Sky (a darkened blue) from bareMinerals Soft and Smokey on the lower lid and Midnight Luminance – a greenish shade in the crease. I paired it with Clarins Joli Rouge Red Terra.

Most used product of the week: I am using up my Clarins Everlasting Foundation in linen because it has been open for awhile, so that has been the one constant this week.

Any new beauty discoveries: For some reason I have had a bad outbreak of eczema this week, mainly along my lower arms and hands. So I went to the Chemist and they put me onto an Australian brand called Grahams – the cream was made up by an Australian who had a son with very bad eczema. After researching and working on varying formulas, they have developed a wonderful range of skincare products that treat this debilitating skin disease. I bought the Eczema and Dermatitis Cream and it has been amazing. In less than a week my eczema has just about gone.
Info about the range is here :www.grahamsnatural.com.au.

My skin tone/coloring: Light medium, yellow undertones. Dark brown hair & eyes.

Favorite look worn: Just a really simple 3 colour eye – matte cream browbone, soft brown crease and shimmery champagne lid with metallic bronze eyeliner and curled lashes. Mauve brown cheeks with golden peach highlighter and sheer red lip stain.

Most used product of the week: BH Cosmetics Duolight Highlight palette – I needed another highlighting palette like I need a hole in the head but this is SO GORGEOUS. It’s better that ABH Aurora!

Any new beauty discoveries: The Neutrogena gel sheet mask in the purple packet is really good 🙂

Skintone: Her fair, cool undertones NW10

New Products: Marc Jacobs Smartorial (on sale @ Sephora) Ofra Space Baby and Glazed Donut, Nars Climax mascara, Hourglass Caution mascara

Favorite look: Viseart Cool Mattes 2 greys or purples with CoverFX Celestial or Ulta Collection silver liquid metallic shadows on lid with Nars Climax mascara. Either Physicians Formula Healthy or CYO Lifeproof foundation, Tarte Celebration or Clinique Pink Pop blush and, if highlight, either Becca pressed Pearl or Ofra Pillow Talk.

Products I’m loving: Viseart Cool Mattes 2, Wayne Goss #18, MUR Conceal & Define concealer, Smashbox Punked Cover Shot palette and Nars Climax mascara

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