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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: 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: 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.


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.


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.


Product: Fyrinnae Glitterboi Arcane Magic Eyeshadow

Price: $2 for mini & $6.35 for full size

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Product Description from the Website:
Glitterboi is a deep blend of midnight blue, violet, and a hint of pink sparkle, and as the angle changes or light-distance decreases, changes to a light, gleaming grape, then to vibrant metallic pink.

My Thoughts: You all know I love Fyrinnae and I especially love their mini sizes because you can try so many of their products at a reasonable price. Not to mention that the mini sizes are far from mini in my opinion. You can definitely see the blue, violet, and pink in Glitterboi, it’s beautiful! My swatch is over Darling Girl Glitter Glue.

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Quality: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Pigmentation: 5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Overall: 19/20

I love Fyrinnae and you just can not beat the value. The mini jar will last forever and is only $2. What’s not to love?

Disclosure: Product purchased by me.



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