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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Swatches and Review

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.

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Bare Minerals 4.0 Eyeshadow in The Truth Review and Swatches

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.

NYX Color Lip Balm Swatches and Review: Shukran, Arigato, & Merci

Product: NYX Color Lip Balm Shukran, Arigato, & Merci

Price: $3 from NYX

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Product Description from the Website:
Add color and moisturize to your lips in one application. When your lips crave hydration and you crave color, NYX Cosmetics new Color Lip Balm is the perfect option! Get the moisture, shine, and a sheer wash of color your lips desire while still looking natural. Available in 12 shades.

My Thoughts: I do think that these balms are moisturizing enough but I don’t find that they are pigmented enough. You’ll see what I mean in the swatches because these colors practically look the same. For a couple more dollars I would go for a Revlon Lip Butter.

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Quality: 2/5

Value: 3/5

Pigmentation: 1/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 11/20

Disclosure: Products received for free as part of Ulta’s Rewards Program.

Bare Minerals 2.0 Ready Eyeshadow in The Vision Swatches & Review

Product: Bare Minerals 2.0 Ready Eyeshadow in The Vision

Price: $20 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 two complementary shades. 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 Vision featuring Illusion + Mirage (sea mist/deep lagoon)

My Thoughts: This is one of my favorite Bare Minerals duos. These 2 colors blend together so flawlessly and create great eye looks. If you were just going to pick one duo it would have to be this one. 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.

Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot Cushions Review

Product: Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot Cushions

Product Description from the Website:
Created uniquely for women’s shoes, the slim design of Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Ball of Foot Cushions prevents your feet from sliding forward, so you avoid “toe scrunch”. Plus, they fit comfortably and discreetly in both open- and closed-toe shoes.

Helps prevent ball of foot pain
Immediate Massaging Gel™ comfort for the ball of your foot
Only ball of foot product made with unique FabuSTEP® gel
Prevents toe scrunch
Stays firmly in place
Removable without damage to your shoes
Discreetly fits all women’s shoes

Made with FabuSTEP® gel to prevent feet from sliding forward
Gel waves cushion the sensitive ball-of-foot area
Massages your foot with every step
Small design prevents toe scrunch
How to use:
Place on top of your current insole
No trimming required
Replace every 6 months or at first signs of wear

My Thoughts: These are super comfy especially in high heels. I do find that they do slide a little in the shoe through out the day which I think over time will be an issue. I definitely think that they are worth a try if you have a pair of heels that puts pressure on the ball of your foot.

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Disclaimer: Product sent for review from Influenster.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Product: Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Price: $9.99

Product Description from the Website:
Don’t Get Stuck With a Sticker!

Nothing feels or wears like real nail polish. Now Sally makes it easy to get Salon Effects anytime, any place using real nail polish – with no dry time! Don’t settle for plastic imitations that peel off. We’re the real thing. Just peel, apply & file! Learn more at http://www.sallyhansen.com

No dry time
Lasts up to 10 days
Removes easily with nail polish remover
40 must-have styles

Where to Buy
Available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99

My Thoughts: I love these! The only thing that I don’t like is the price. Most nail polish is less expensive and gives you countless uses where as with these you only get one use. I do love that there are so many designs to choose from and endless ways to express yourself.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 3/5

Packaging: 5/5

Overall: 13/15

Disclaimer: Product provided for review by Influenster.

Sheer Cover Review

Product: Sheer Cover Duo Concealer

Price: $29.95

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Product Description from the Website: Sheer Cover® Concealer is perfect for all skin types and tones. Our concealer is a customer favorite offering a custom blend for the various shades on your face and covers up imperfections. It not only covers up the look of dark circles, blemishes, redness and age spots, it also moisturizes with Jojoba and Allantoin.

It instantly conceals blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone – we’ve got life’s little imperfections covered!

KEY BENEFITS:
Instantly covers skin imperfections for a flawless, natural look
Variable coverage – sheer and creamy perfect for under eye circles or more opaque for blemishes, dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Easy application – glides on, won’t pull or tug at fragile skin
Enriched with natural, moisturizing Jojoba to help nourish and restore the skins’ natural moisture balance
Allantoin helps calm and soothe sensitive, irritated skin
Provides antioxidant protection from free-radical scavengers
Dermatologist-tested

HOW TO USE:
Using fingertips, concealer brush or a cosmetic sponge dab a small amount of concealer on area to be covered. Blend well. Start sheer, adding layers to increase coverage. Wear alone, under or over makeup. Let dry before applying makeup.

My Thoughts: This concealer covers fairly well and does a nice job at concealing redness. I do think that this is priced pretty steep for the amount of product received.

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Sheer Cover Concealer in light

Quality: 4/5

Value: 3/5

Pigmentation: 4/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 15/20

Disclosure: Product sent for review from Influenster.


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