Review: Clinique Stay Matte Oil – Free Makeup (Sample)

Everyone loves foundation! I mean, foundation is Everything! Who doesn’t love a good foundation that they can depend on, and use for years and years? Who doesn’t love quality foundation that meets their needs and matches their skin tones? I know, I do!

Today, I want to review Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup (Sample). I’ve never used the brand Clinique before, but I was excited to try this.

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First Impressions

I didn’t know what my shade was so I chose the shade golden because it looked close to my foundation shade that I would normally use. When I applied it to my skin it felt really thick.

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The Results

The foundation seemed to be medium coverage or light coverage because it didn’t cover up my spots when I applied it. And it also didn’t really blend well. Also, I think that the shade that I chose was a little too dark for my skin tone. It was a little dry too as well and it didn’t really cover up my pores.

The Verdict

I’m going to give this foundation a 3/5 stars. It didn’t blend well. Also the coverage was too light, it seemed like I would have to use a lot to cover my spots. And I NEED  to cover my spots, you know what I’m saying. It seemed like it was really matte though, which I give the brand thumbs up for. I mean, when you have oily skin matte foundations are key.  Also the price wasn’t too bad, on sephora.com it costs $35, which is way cheaper than most foundations that cost $42 and up.

These are just my thoughts though. Maybe you tried it and loved it, everyone’s skin is different and have different makeup needs.

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It Cosmetics – Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Transforming Hydrating Serum Review

I have a love hate relationship with serums. I like the idea of them, and I like to see how people use them, and then their skin become so flawless, but I’ve just had bad experiences with them. They’re either too oily and make my skin break out, or I don’t see any results.

Today, I want to Review It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Transforming Serum. I’ve never use the It Cosmetics brand before but I was excited to try this out.

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First Impressions

I cleansed my face with my Mario Badescu glycolic cleanser. I then left my face damp. Next, I opened the package of the It cosmetics serum. Once I opened the package, I really liked the smell. It smelled like lemons. It went on smoothly. The package said to rub into the skin for 30 seconds so I did that, then I rinsed it off.

The Results

I rinsed off the cleanser and pat dried my face. I noticed that the cleanser took off some extra dirt around my nose area. I was like, “Didn’t I just cleanse my face before, with Mario Badescu glycolic cleanser and it didn’t take off that dirt?”. After my face was dried, I noticed that it looked really clean. Like extremely clean.

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The Results

The Verdict?

Well, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this serum. It left my skin looking smooth and clean. More clean than if I were to use just my cleanser which is bonkers to me.Who would’ve thought? It didn’t leave my skin dry at all. It felt really hydrating. I felt like I could cleanse my face with this and not have to moisturize after.  I also looked it up on Sephora.com and it costs $36 which is not too bad for a cleanser. Would I purchase this? Hell yeah! I’m going to give this a 5/5 stars.

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Review : Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation

Foundation is the one thing that I can’t live without. Put me on an island with other cosmetics and I’ll always choose foundation. A girl’s gotta cover up her spots, you know what I’m saying?

Today, I want to review the Becca  Skin Love Weightless Blur  Foundation. This is a breathable, medium coverage liquid foundation with a buildable finish that enhances the natural beauty of your skin, this is what the package states.

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First Impressions

I decided to use the shade Maple because it seemed similar to the shade that I used with my regular foundation by Fenty Beauty.

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1.So first thing, I really liked that it covered my spots. I didn’t have to use a lot of foundation to cover up. I really liked this, because with so many other foundations you have to use so much to cover everything.

2. It went on smoothly, I didn’t really have to blend it out too much.

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After an Hour

After an hour, I checked back on my skin. I noticed that the foundation didn’t move. There was no oil dripping off my skin or anything.

The Downside

After the hour, I noticed that the foundation started flaking. It didn’t really look natural or feel breathable. It felt heavy on my skin.

The Verdict

I’m going to give this foundation a 3.5/5 stars. I liked the coverage the best and I liked that it went on smoothly. But after the hour it looked patchy and just ugly. It retails for $53 on Sephora.com. Would I spend that much money on this foundation? No, I don’t think it’s worth the price and the bottle looks really small for the price.

Yes, so this was my review of this foundation. What did you think of this post? Do you use this foundation? What did you think of it?

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Using Elf Cosmetics Eyeshadow to Create A Dramatic Look

“Does this eyeshadow look good on me?”, I ask my mom. “Yes, it looks great”,she exclaims. I have to do a double take because I’m wondering if I’m talking to my mom or someone totally different. I mean, my mom always complains that I wear too much makeup.

Today, I want to show you all, how I created this dramatic look using Elf Cosmetics Eyeshadow Collection. Look, I’m not the type to wear dramatic looks like this, I always keep it simple or I don’t wear eyeshadow at all. Today was different though, I wanted to try something new.fullsizeoutput_1e9c

So this is the palette that I used. I bought it in my local Shoppers Drugmart here in Canada. It cost me about $20. I bought it 2 years ago.

 

I used dark green and silver for my inner crease.

 

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Using the Dark Green Colour

 

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Silver Colour 

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Yes, so this is the finished look. I liked that the green complemented the silver so well. Would I ever wear this look out? I don’t think so, it’s too much. Maybe I’d wear it to a Halloween Party or something if I ever went to one. But I must say, for someone who isn’t a pro at doing eyeshadow, I did a great job! I’m surprised y’all! Shoutout to Youtube!

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Korean Beauty, Is it a Myth or Is it Real?

It’s no secret that K Beauty is one of the biggest trends now. Everyone, and I mean everyone is into K Beauty. K Beauty is all about nourishing your skin so that it looks amazing without makeup. I’m all about that. Today, see me put K Beauty to the test by trying out their sheet masks! Keep readingfullsizeoutput_1d1c

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I love masks Ok? But recently, after hearing how good Korean sheet masks are I decided to purchase some. I didn’t want to purchase just one so I went on Amazon to see if they had any deals. I found one with 8  sheet masks in it. I really liked the Green Tea and Aloe Vera ones the most.

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My Skin before the sheet mask. Cleansed
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Sheet Mask On

The sheet mask is very hydrating. When I have it on I can feel it working because my skin stings, just a little. I leave it on for 15-20 mins as per the package’s directions. When I take it off I can see the dirt on the mask, which shows me that it gets deep into my skin. It doesn’t really smell like Green Tea or anything but I’m OK with that.

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After

As you can see, my skin looks smoother afterwards and brighter after I take off the mask and wash my face with warm water.

Conclusion- I love Korean sheet masks! Some masks give you acne or irritate your skin but these K Beauty masks soothe my skin. No it doesn’t take away my spots but it makes me feel like I can go out there without makeup you know? And that’s my aim. I’ll give these 5/5 stars. I really want to try more K beauty products because they are great.

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New Products Alert

I’m not one of those people who is always in Sephora. Well, I’m not one of those people yet, but at times, I like to try out new products. I mean, who doesn’t like trying new things? I feel like as a Beauty blogger you have to constantly try new products to keep up with the game. Today, I wanted to show you babes some of my New Products.

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I recently purchased this Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip Collection online at Sephora when I bought my Nars concealer. I wanted to get my shopping bag to $50 so that I could get free shipping so I saw that they had this on sale soI purchased it as well. I’ve never really tried nude lip colours before but I wanted to see what they were like. I gave my best friend one of the lip glosses but Here’s what’s in the collection.

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1)Nars Orgasm Nude lip colourfullsizeoutput_17c9

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Out of everything I liked this this the most. It was as if I wasn’t wearing anything. It really blends really well. It’s not dry, it’s really hydrating. Shop it Here

2) Smashbox Cosmetics Liquid Pigment Nude Lipstickfullsizeoutput_17c6

I liked the fact that this was really rich and pigmented. The only downside? It didn’t suit me at all. Wrong nude. Haha. Shop it Here

3. Hourglass Nude Lip Stylo

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I don’t typically wear lip liners but I can’t wait to try this. Shop it Here

4. Urban Decay Vice Special Effects

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I like that this glitters. I could use it as a highlighter or if I’m going to some Halloween party wear it on my lips. Shop it Here

Yes, so these are all of the new products. Some I will keep like the Nars Orgasm Nude Lip Colour and maybe I’ll give away the Smashbox cosmetics liquid pigment nude lipstick just because it doesn’t match my skin tone.

This post isn’t really a review, I just wanted to show you my new products.

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Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

I’m always on the hunt for products that brighten my face. I hate when my face looks dull and lifeless. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like looking like I just woke up, you know what I’m saying? I don’t like when people ask me, “Did you get enough sleep, are you ok”? I like looking Fresh! Recently, I discovered something that helps with that. Keep Reading.fullsizeoutput_1930

Again, I was purchasing something from Sephora and they were giving out samples so I saw this Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum sample and I said, “I have to have this!”!. I’ve never heard of this product before but I decided to take a chance and try it out.

I liked that it was creamy but it didn’t make my skin oily. After the first day I noticed that it started working. My skin looked brighter and fresher. I fell in love with it.

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It didn’t clear my spots or anything, but it made me look awake and fresh and  most importantly, it made my face look bright and that’s what I really wanted.

This serum is a little pricey. It retails for $110 on Sephora.com but I think it works better than all those other Vitamin C oils that claim to make your skin brighter.

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Will I purchase this again? I probably will have to save up for it, but I think it’s a good product. It does what it says it will do. Most things that are often good are always expensive.  You can shop it Here

I’ll give this serum a 5/5 stars.

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Review : Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme

I don’t really like to stray too much outside of the products that I use for my face, but today I decided to try Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme. When I purchased my Nars concealer, I chose to get the Kat Von D concealer as a sample  just to see what it’s like. My friend always talks about how great  Kat Von D Products are, so I said, why not?

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I applied a little primer and foundation first. I chose the shade Medium 19 Cool because it looked more like my shade. Then I used my damp beauty blender to apply.

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I was pleasantly surprised. It went on smoothly and I didn’t have to apply too much product. It din’t look caked on, it was really rich. I thought it concealed really well.IMG_7014.jpeg

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It made my under eyes look bright, which I really like, when wearing concealer. Itreally felt really hydrating, even though the formula was thick. It went on really smooth.

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The only downside to this? A couple of hours later I started to see lines. Overall, I’d give this concealer a 4/5. I liked the formula and the shade but the only thing I’m worried about is that it will crease after a while.

On the Sephora’s website, the bottle looks like normal sized concealers. Would I buy this again? Maybe. I didn’t really think this concealer was more special or completely different than any other one, but it’s still good. You can shop it Here

I’m still sticking to my Nars Concealer though for now.

Note : These words and pictures are all mine

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My Makeup Routine IN 10 Steps

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Look, I wish I was the type of person to say things like, “I do my makeup differently everyday”, but I’m not. I’d like to be the person who says “I’m going to do this new bold look  with my eyes today”, but I’m not. Haha, will I ever be that type of person? Maybe, but typically I do my makeup the same way every time.. Maybe it’s laziness, maybe it’s comfort I don’t know, but it’s always the same. Yeah, I know, boring right?

Today, I’ll be sharing with you my Makeup Routine. Typically it takes me probably 45 minutes to do my makeup. Here’s the process.

  1. Primer – Before putting on my makeup I always apply primer. My face is always dry after I cleanse it, so using a primer makes all the difference. For this I like to use Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer. I like that this is super light and creamy and it doesn’t make my face oily. It’s also really affordable compared to Smashbox’s primer.fullsizeoutput_16e9
  2. Foundation – After apply primer I use, Fenty Beauty Pro’ Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. I like this makeup because it looks like my skin. I don’t feel like I’m trying too hard, it looks really natural. I shake the bottle twice then use 3-4 pumps depending on the day. My shade is 420. I always dampen my beauty blender before I apply my foundation, I find that it just goes on smoother and looks better.fullsizeoutput_1715
  3. Concealer– I like using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. This is just so creamy and it just makes my face look really radiant. It’s the best.fullsizeoutput_e64fullsizeoutput_16eeThen I blend, blend, blend.
  4. Contour– After concealing. I contour. This is my favourite part of makeup. I like how it brings definition to my face. I use Fenty Beauty Matchstix Matte Skin stick in shade Truffle or Espresso. I use a brush to blend out my contourAfterlightImagefullsizeoutput_1705
  5. Setting Powder – I then apply setting powder. I love the RCMA No Color Powder. It’s easy to blend out and it makes my makeup stay on for a long time. I usually dampen my beauty blender to apply this. I usually leave it on for 5 mins while I do my eyebrows or apply mascara.fullsizeoutput_170dfullsizeoutput_1708
  6. Eyebrows – After setting powder I do my eyebrows. I use Rimmel London’s Brow Shake Filling Powder. I really like this because it makes my eyebrows really dark and bold. I don’t like it any other way. How to use? Shake, then apply but make sure the contents of the bottle don’t end up blotching your face.fullsizeoutput_16ed
  7. Eyeshadow – I do my eyeshadow next. Typically I use the same colours. Again, I’m really boring. These days I use the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Spice Edition. I like using the burgundy colours the most because they make me stand out.AfterlightImagefullsizeoutput_1741
  8. Mascara– I use 2 different mascaras, one on my top lashes and the other on my bottom lashes. I use Essence on my top eyelashes and Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara on my bottom lashes. fullsizeoutput_16eaAfterlightImage
  9. Setting Spray– This the second to last step. After I brush off the powder and apply mascara I use Mac Prep+ Prime Fix +Matte Vaporizer. When I first started using makeup I had no clue what this was but now I’m in love with it. It just makes my makeup look so good and photo ready.fullsizeoutput_1709
  10. Lipgloss – I used to hate wearing lipgloss but now I can’t stop wearing it. It’s so simple and easy. I don’t have to worry about lipstick being on your teeth or all over my mouth. I use Rimmel London’s Oh My Gloss Lipgloss. fullsizeoutput_1702

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These are all products that I LOVE. I use them regularly and I would recommend them to anyone. I won’t recommend products that are not great because there would be no point.

Yeah, so this is my makeup routine.Will I try new makeup looks in the future? Absolutely, because change is good, but for now I’ll keep doing this routine.

All the products shown in this blog post can be found on Sephora.com website or on Amazon.ca.

What’s your makeup routine? What kind of makeup products do you use? Do you always use the same products or do you switch it up?

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

Girls always talk about the foundations they use, but what about what’s under your Foundation? Do you use lotion or primer? Do you apply a lot of primer or little primer. Do you like your primer creamy or hydrating? Do you even use primers bro? So many questions.

Today, I’ll be discussing the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

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I have the sample size which I got from Sephora as a free gift with my points.  At first, I was skeptical about trying it but I decided to be open minded

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I do photoshoots for my blog on Sundays and I Always wear makeup for this, so I decided instead of using up all my Fenty Beauty primer, to use this with my Maybelline Foundation.

Things I like about this primer

  • It’s very hydrating – When I put this on, it feels like I just washed my face. My face feels so hydrated and cool.
  • It leaves my makeup looking fresh with a healthy glow – I have oily skin, so the fact that this doesn’t make me oily, is a miracle.
  • It’s not heavy – Some primers can feel really heavy but when I apply this to my face it feels like I have nothing on. My face doesn’t feel like bricks Haha
  • It makes my makeup look flawless – Every time that I have this primer on, it makes my foundation look so flawless and airbrushed and it shows in my pictures. I woke up like this, I woke up like this.

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Overall, I really like this primer and I’ll use it again. The only thing I don’t like is the price. Fifty dollars for a primer? Girl, bye. Just give me the samples please and thank you.

What primers do you use?

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