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June Loving, Liking & Leaving

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I feel like I was just writing my May Loving and Leaving post, I can’t believe June is over. For this month I wanted to change up this post a bit and call it my loving, liking and leaving. A lot of the time products that I am continually using are just products that I am liking, and would recommend, but aren’t holy grail, loving material.

Lets start with the products I am absolutely loving

Loving

IMG_6406My first pick for the loving category is an easy guess, since I am sure it is on the top of the list of many in the beauty community at the moment, Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I am so in love with this palette that I am finding it hard to use anything else. I don’t even know where to start, because I am loving so many shades in this palette.

IMG_6407The first look I did with it, was suppose to be a natural everyday look, as I was going shopping that day, but I gravitate so much to the right side of the palette, that I definitely went a little heavy. Which is super easy to do because these shadows are so pigmented. The shade Dirty Talk is AHHHmazing. Also En Fuego is beautiful for a dark crease. Another fav of mine is Ounce it is a beautiful inner corner and brow highlight. Although I love the deeper, darker colours, I have done some beautiful everyday looks with the lighter shades.

IMG_6394Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer- This is a product I loved when I first started using it, but then it kind of went dull for me and I wasn’t really liking it anymore. I was finding it hard to blend and then colour didn’t seem to be there, but I opened up a new one and I have fallen in love again. My last one suffered from hard pan and I think that is what was ruining it for me. I am happy I have tried a new one, and hope I can keep this one from going hard.

 

IMG_6398My third an final loving for the month is Wet n Wild Coloricon Ombre Blush  in 318 The Princess Daiquiries. I picked this up on a whim as I tend to go for more matte blushes, but this one is beautiful on. It is a beautiful pink and champagne shimmer. It is finely milled and the shimmer in it isn’t glittery. I usually mix all the shades together, but sometimes I will concentrate my brush on the darker pink for the apple of my cheeks, and then use another brush on the champagne tone and use that as a highlighter.

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IMG_6397First on the liking list is  the e.l.f Foundation Serum I am working on a review post of this serum and when I post it, I will come back and link it but I have been really liking it this month. Last month I was super into using just primer and powder for a no-makeup look, this month I have been using this product to achieve that. It has been perfect for a light coverage, no make up make up look and has SPF 25. I mix the two shades Fair/Light and Light/Medium and I am liking the combo.

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I also wanted to include a photo of the serum out of the bottles. Because the bottles are quite frosty I find the shades are kind of hard to tell.

IMG_6399I am going to pair these two together since they are super similar. Two Faced Better Than Sex and L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. I know the Two Faced brand has been a fan favourite for a long time and the L’oreal is the new fav as they are so similar, but for me I like them but they aren’t holy grail status. I do find they do flake a bit on me a bit but that isn’t what doesn’t send them to the love list, I just find they give me more length then volume and I typically like mascaras that give me more volume. I find the hourglass shape of their brushes a little hard to work with as it gives me more coverage on the outside and less in the middle–if that makes sense. I will definitely use them till they are gone, and maybe repurchase again, once I find the perfect pairing mascara(I like to layer mascaras to get the perfect look). When I do re-purchase it will be the L’oreal as they are so similar. Want to see my first impressions on these two, read here

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Ignore all the makeup that is all over this, they now make the package in black for good reasons 🙂

Next on the list is Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I used to only use this for when I went out and had to have my makeup last all night, but lately I have been using it more often for my day time look. I used it one day when I went a bit overboard with powder to make it blend a bit better and my makeup stayed on so well that day. I also find it looks really nice with the e.l.f foundation serum, so it has now moved into my everyday rotation.

 

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A skin care product that is on my liking list that may move to the loving list after I get the chance to use it a bit more, is Ole Henriksen Pore Balance Facial Sauna Scrub. I like to use scrubs once a week to open up and clean out my pores and I got this one as a point perk or deluxe sample from Sephora to try out. I love the Ole Henriksen brand. I have only used this a couple times, since I only use scrubs once a week, but I like it. It really heats up, which opens your pores and helps to clean them out because it is formulated AHAs-glycolic and lactic acids. It is suppose to minimize the appearance of pores, which I haven’t noticed yet from my limited use, but my face definitely feels clean after using. I will do a full review on this product once I have more of chance to use it.

Leaving

Now onto the products that may be leaving my collection.

IMG_6391e.l.f Poreless Face Primer- I was on the search for the perfect pore primer and had picked this up to try. If you follow my Instagram account @beautybyreview you may have seen me try it out one day and while it is not a horrible primer, it just didn’t fill in my pores like I was hoping. It applies like a lotion, spreading out well but it is super slippery. The day I tested it out on my insta stories it took forever for my foundation to actually set onto of it because of it’s luminous finish . I found it hard to apply the foundation because it was so slippery and a couple hours later I was super shiny and patchy. Also this product smells like bathroom cleaner and the smell lingers. For me this product did not work at all.

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Second on the leaving list- Maybelline Matte Lipstick in 545 Beige BabeMaybelline Matte Lipstick in 545 Beige Babe. I was wandering around Walmart and saw this was new and decided to pick it up. In the tube and on my hand it looks like a beautiful nude shade but on my lips it does not do anything for me. Both the colour and the formula. I should have known, I have a hard time with matte lipsticks since I have such dry lips, but add dry formula with bad shade (on me) and this is on the leaving list. If you don’t have a problem with dryness you may love this formula.

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Top: One swipe. Bottom: Three

 

I am half considering keeping it for those days I want use a nude lip gloss for a really nude lip. I have quite pigmented lips, so when I use lipgloss like Buxom in White Russian  sometimes they don’t look as nude because of my darker lips, so I may save this for when I want a really, really nude lip but have the gloss on top to keep my lips from going crazy dry.

 

IMG_6392My last leaving product is Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme. I purchased this because I love the Ole Henriksen brand and use the Sheer Transformation moisturizer every day. I thought this would be good for a night cream and it is a nice formula, but the smell!!! It is formulated with AHAs, primrose oil, and shea butter but that rose oil is soooo strong. Which I could deal with if it went away after even five minutes, but the smell lingers for so long. I have even tried to not put it near my nose, but I can still smell it all over my face. Every night when I go to put on my moisturizer, I feel like I have to talk myself into using this, and for that reason it has to be on the leaving list.

So my list was a bit longer this month! I hope you enjoyed reading through what I am loving, liking or leaving! I would love to hear what products you have been liking this month, let me know down below in the comments! 

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3 thoughts on “June Loving, Liking & Leaving

    1. Thanks!!! That’s one of the things I love about makeup, it works differently for everyone. I hope the e.l.f primer works well for you!! Mine is going to be ‘re-homed’ to a friend. Thanks for checking out my blog! X

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  1. Hello there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this website.

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