Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Products I've Used Up | Vivian

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I've recently used up a few of my everyday staples. Of course, I instantly went out and bought replacements (comparisons will come shortly!), but I was sad for a short while nonetheless. One positive from this sad time is that I can give a full review of these products!

Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent
I bought this product on a whim. I was at Nordstrom with a dear friend who was on the search for a foundation. We walked over to the Nars section where a makeup artist tried the tinted moisturizer and light reflecting powder on her. I was instantly amazed and said, "Ooh! Me next!" The powder is miraculous. It gives the perfect blend of matte and shine to my face. It wears for the full day — I put it on in the morning, lasts all day through work even with touching my face, and I sometimes am too lazy to take it off until I'm ready to go to bed. I can touch my face and not feel like I am smudging my face makeup. It feels like real skin. I pair this with my Nars Tinted Moisturizer (I use Groenland). I've also recently turned Michelle onto it, who now swears by it. Give it a go!

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
I got this stuff many years back when I bought my first ever round of makeup. I wore it to all of my dance showcases and it stayed on all night, through all of the sweat and dancing. I loved it so much that I bought it again and started wearing it daily to work. It is a thicker texture, almost like a more liquid foundation. It dries quickly, which is perfect for those hit-the-snooze-button mornings where I need to get ready in only a few minutes. My eye shadow stays in place all day with this stuff, with only minimal movement (I've been using an Elf palette, which probably isn't the highest of qualities to last 8 hours). Highly recommend it. (To replace this loss, I purchased the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I will post a comparison soon!)

LancĂ´me Hyponose Mascara
I've used this mascara, like the lid primer, since I started wearing makeup. I wore it to all of my dance shows because it gave the perfect amount of drama to my eyes. I wore it to work a few times and feel just as happy about it. It's not too dramatic for work, giving me some added volume and some more length. One coat and you're good to go. If you're getting ready for a fun night out, do two coats for even more vavoom!

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