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Product: Sleek Blush in Aruba

Price: This shade is no longer available but normal price is $5.99 from Sleek MakeUP

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My Thoughts: OMG at the pigmentation!! You have to apply this blush with a light hand but the good news is that it blends out easily if you happen to apply too much. Aruba is a stunning bright matte orange.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

I have loved everything I have tried by Sleek. The products are amazing and very affordable. The only down side is the availability as some of the products they will not ship to the US due to FDA regulations.

What is your favorite blush at the moment?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.

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Product: Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Curacao

Price: $22 from Stila

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Product Description from the Website:
Introducing Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, color-rich, vibrant, easy-to-use waterproof eye liners infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that stays on all day and night.

These amazing new pigment-rich liquid liners contain a special polymer that adheres the glitter and pigment to the eyes for all-day, waterproof wear. Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are packaged in a uniquely designed long handle, pen-like component for precision and ease. The thin sponge tip applicator also ensures perfect application every time.

Key benefits:
Perfect blend of pearls and intense pigment
Waterproof and long-wearing
Easy-to-use, long-handled pen-like component with soft sponge applicator
Trick: Shake well before using. Sweep tapered sponge applicator along lash line. Use tip of pen to create a thin, clean line. For a thick, bold line, position pen at an angle and apply with slightly more pressure. Remove with an oil-based eye makeup remover.

Size: 1.7 ml.

My Thoughts: If you have seen my review on these before then you know that I love them so much! Curacao is no exception. It is a gorgeous sparkling royal blue. I love to use this to perk up a neutral eye.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 20/20

What shade of blue is your favorite?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Sleek Curacao Palette

Price: Sadly this is not available anymore but it does show up on eBay every now and then.

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My Thoughts: Sleek Palettes are an unbelievable value and so very pigmented. This was a limited edition palette that i was able to get on eBay but sadly it’s no longer available. These shadows are smooth and blend easily. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 20/20

Do you have any Sleek Makeup in your stash?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Flash

Price: $22 from Stila

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Product Description from the Website:
Introducing Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, color-rich, vibrant, easy-to-use waterproof eye liners infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that stays on all day and night.

These amazing new pigment-rich liquid liners contain a special polymer that adheres the glitter and pigment to the eyes for all-day, waterproof wear. Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are packaged in a uniquely designed long handle, pen-like component for precision and ease. The thin sponge tip applicator also ensures perfect application every time.

Key benefits:
Perfect blend of pearls and intense pigment
Waterproof and long-wearing
Easy-to-use, long-handled pen-like component with soft sponge applicator
Trick: Shake well before using. Sweep tapered sponge applicator along lash line. Use tip of pen to create a thin, clean line. For a thick, bold line, position pen at an angle and apply with slightly more pressure. Remove with an oil-based eye makeup remover.

Size: 1.7 ml.

My Thoughts: I love Stila eye liners, they have amazing staying power. These Sparkle Liners are great to add a little something to your eye makeup. Flash is a sparkly army green.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 4/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 19/20

Do you have a favorite glitter eye liner?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product:Stila Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting Bronze

Price: $20 from Stila

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Product Description from the Website:
Why we love it…

Our newest addition to the Custom Color Blush family, this perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush comes in a natural bronze hue, with a hint of subtle shimmer for a customized sun-kissed glow, perfect for you.

Product Description

An innovative powder blush that reacts to each individual’s pH to create a perfect, personalized shade with its unique one-shade-fits-all technology. The ultra-blendable, velvety soft formula magically smoothes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections leaving skin with a luminous, flawless flush.

My Thoughts: This is my second favorite bronzer right behind Benefit Hoola. This bronzer does have a slight shimmer in it but once blended into the skin it is not noticeable at all. If you recall I am a huge fan of Stila’s Self Adjusting blushes, they are simply amazing. If you are new to bronzers and/or contouring I think this would be really great for you because it is super easy to work with.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 4/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 19/20

What is your go to bronzer?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed

Price: $25 from Tarte

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Product Description from the Website:
For those who want an alternative blush to tarte’s award-winning gel and cream cheek stains, we’re now offering Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in 8 shades. Inspired by our best-selling cheek and lip stains, shades range from soft pink (dollface) to deep berry (flush). Used alone or with our best-selling natural cheek stains, this blush is sure to give you that natural glow.

My Thoughts: Exposed is a nude blush. I wouldn’t normally pick out a blush shade like this but I saw a couple of fair skinned ladies using it and it was really flattering. I love this blush! It really is a flattering shade for all skin tones.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 20/20

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.


Product: Bare Minerals 4.0 Eyeshadow in The Truth

Price: $30 from Bare Minerals

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Product Description from the Website:
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing color in an ultra smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability with four shades that create multiple looks. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber-ingredients known to deliver anti-aging benefits including reduced look of puffiness and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid, long-wearing color.

The Truth featuring Serendipitous + Magnetism + Fate + Apropos (delicate peach/brushed taupe/light mocha glaze/twinkling espresso)

My Thoughts: This quad is on par with the other Ready Palettes that I have but it doesn’t get much love from me since it is very neutral. The Truth is smooth and very pigmented. If you are looking for a small neutral palette this is a good choice. Swatches are over bare skin.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.