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Gone swatching: Burberry fresh glow highlight

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While I was in Milan, I did some swatching at a Burberry store. One of the things I decided to check out was the Burberry fresh glow highlight- a powder version of their popular fresh glow primer.

Like all Burberry products, the packaging was stunning, but I was curious. Does the product inside match the hefty price tag?

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Gone swatching: Kiko Milano Mini Divas collection

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Today I’m sharing swatches and a short review of the products included in the Kiko Milano Mini Divas collection.

The Mini Divas collection is a set of products that are travel sized. It recently launched to celebrate Kiko Milano’s 20th anniversary! This collection includes an eyeshadow (4 shades), a blush (1 shade), a bronzer (1 shade) an eyeliner and mascara duo (1 shade), lipsticks (3 shades), an essentials kit (scissors, tweezers, nail file & a case), a clear clutch, a kabuki brush, and a cleanser duo.

That’s a lot, so expect a long post.

I’ve swatched most of this line and photographed what was on display so let’s take a look!

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Gone swatching: Marc Jacobs highliner

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While I was in the (huge) Sephora in Milan, I made sure to swatch a few products. I was especially interested in some of the new releases from Marc Jacobs that many people had been raving about.
The one that I though was closest to my price range was the matte highliner (I’ve been eyeing the extensive range of blues and a rich brown called (earth)quake).

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Gone swatching: Tom Ford lips and boys

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During my layover in London Heathrow yesterday, I wandered over to swatch a few products (believe it or not, this is where over 50% of my gone swatching photos come from).

I chose to swatch some luxury products because- why not! I’m unlikely to actually buy Tom Ford, but it’s always fun to test out the products and see if they live up to the hype.

In the case of Tom Ford, it’s extremely hyped. I’ve tried a few things (my mom owns an eyeshadow palette, a bronzer, a lipstick, and an illuminator from him) and each time, I always feel like I can get something like it for cheaper. I’m not too much of a dupe hunter and most of the time I’ll settle for paying more, but in this case I never think it’s worth it.  Keep reading

Gone swatching: Essence say no to redness

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I actually first heard about this when Jessica Braun (@jambeauty89) talked about this in one of her videos. She didn’t like it at all, but her explanation wasn’t very thorough so I was a little skeptical.

She can’t be right I though. How badly can you mess up a color corrector?

Turns out, the answer is quite a lot actually.

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Gone swatching: Essence matt matt matt lipstick

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Ciao! In this episode of gone swatching, I’ll be showing swatches of the Essence Matt Matt Matt lipsticks.

I’d heard many beauty bloggers talking about these lipsticks, so I headed to the drugstore to check them out myself.

Upon first glance, I thought none of the colors would work for me (an issue I had here) but after swatching them, I’m thinking of buying one.

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Gone swatching: Tarte rainforest of the sea Color Splash Lipstick

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Wow that’s a long name.

Ciao! Welcome to another episode of gone swatching, where I’ll be swatching my favorite nude lipsticks from the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash lipstick collection. I haven’t bought any of them yet, but I’ve been eying the collection every time I visit Sephora. The marbled blue packaging is beautiful (yet a tad chunky) and I love the lipsticks!

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Gone Swatching: RMS Un-Cover up

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In this episode of gone swatching I’ll be showing photos of the RMS un-cover up. At first, I was incredibly skeptical of this. Sure, it seemed interesting and at the least it was organic, but I was doubtful of how easy it would be to blend. That is, until I swatched a random shade on my hand, and gasped at how smooth it applied and how light it felt. In fact, I decided to swatch the whole line to see if they were all that perfect.

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