Thursday, August 9, 2018

July 2018: Favorites & Flops

It's that time again for Favorites & Flops. Let me show you what I loved and hated in July.

First up, Favorites:

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Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Soft Brown & Medium Brown: This is a cult favorite for a reason! I dyed my hair darker recently so I moved from Soft to Medium brown..it's taking me some time to get used to the darker color, but I like it. I apply it with an angled brush and set it with my setting powder. It lasts through my bangs, humidity, and sweat here in the Connecticut summer.

Becca Hydra Mist Setting Powder: Speaking of setting powder, I am obsesssed with this! I read about this from Musings of a Muse. This powder is half water. You use a regular powder brush, apply it as normal, but it has the most amazing, cooling, water like sensation. It's SO good, my Mom tried it and wanted her own!

Touch in Sol No PoreBlem: I read about this primer in my Korean Skin Care group on Facebook. It's everything you like about Benefit PoreFessional, but not nearly as thick and gluey. It makes my makeup last and last. I highly recommend this - in fact, I recommend all three!

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Above, here is Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Medium Brown, left, and Soft Brown, right.

Time for the Flops:

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Hard Candy Turn Me Matte Glamoflague Mix In Drops: I believe this was first listed as a Favorite of the Month here, but I totally rescind that accreditation. This has turned into a gluey mess that peels up the foundation around it. Buh bye.

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation: So, let me say that I LOVE the foundation itself. However, the packaging on the mini bottle (awesome at $10) is awful! I used it ONCE and I couldn't get any more out. I was warned it would maybe have 2-3 uses, especially if I was trying to get it more full coverage, but not ONE.single.use.  Anyway, I was convinced there was more in the bottle, so I did this:

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I took scissors and jammed it right in there. Guess what? There is a ton of product in that bottle! I've used it maybe 6 times or more by now. The foundation itself is lovely, though, so I just recommend you go ahead and get a big bottle - trust me, the product is worth it.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these?

xoxo,
Lacey

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