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December 2017

Best of 2017: face

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So I’ve decided to break this year’s favorites into five parts: best of 2017 face, eyes, lips, skincare and worst of 2017. First up are my favorites for the face!

I’ve tested out so many products this year that it’s really hard to write this post, both because I was introduced to many great products, and there are stunning products that I didn’t use for the full year. Keep reading to see all the stuff I loved this year for my face!
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test drive: becca ultimate coverage foundation

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Recently, I ordered the Rose Quartz highlight from BECCA (review coming soon– spoiler alert I love it) and received three foundation samples with my order. Of course, none of them were my shade, so I mixed two to attempt to cover my face.

Key word: attempt.

There was so little product in these sample pods that I could hardly cover my face once, let alone trying it out multiple times to get a full opinion. I wore it for one day over the BECCA first light primer with no setting powder or other makeup, and buffed it out with the Tarte air buffer brush.

Keep reading for swatches of the three colors I received and a short review!

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Gone swatching: too faced white chocolate bar

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So Too Faced has recently launched two new palettes from their popular chocolate bar line: the white Chocolate Bar palette, aimed at lighter skin tones, and the Chocolate Gold palette, aimed at deeper skin tones. This post will be focusing on the white chocolate palette.

Recently, Too Faced has been releasing many products, and not many of those products have received positive reviews. That made me all the more interested to test these out in store, because that’s the only way I can really test for the quality myself.

I’ve been happy with my Peachy Mattes palette, which is the only Too Faced palette I own, so let’s see how these two compare!

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Gone swatching: RMS wild with desire lipsticks

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So Anthropolgie has a killer natural beauty section (and the store near me has recently revamped it) so I have a ton of natural beauty swatches to share.

As you know, between my raving about the un-cover up (I wear shade 00) and the living luminizer, I’m a fan of RMS, a brand that specialized in simple makeup with natural ingredients. So imagine my excitement when I found out RMS was launching lipsticks! I’m a huge lipstick fan, so I was so excited to try them out, as well as one lip liner.

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Glossier, Colourpop, Sephora Haul

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So this post is long overdue, mostly because none of my packages arrived at the same time. Essentially, these are just my purchases from November. Because I’ve been using all of them for a week (at the least) this will be a haul with my current opinions of the product!

I placed orders from Sephora during their VIB sale, Colourpop during their buy one get one free eyeshadow sale, and Glossier…right before a sale (because I didn’t think ahead).

Let’s go!

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November favorites

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This post is so, so, late, but here are my favorites for November!

I got really into purple eyeshadow this month, inspired by the Kylie Cosmetics purple palette. Right now I’m not interested in purchasing from that company, but it did make me realize how much I really like purple eyeshadows. That lead to a purchase from Colourpop during their buy one get one free sale of a couple pressed powder shadows.

I also fell in love with deep mauve lipsticks and basically lived in them the whole month.

Keep reading to find everything I loved!

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