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Lina J.
Review for essie Gel Couture Nail Polish Kits, Take Me To Thread - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Essie gel couture is probably the closest you'll find to a real salon gel mani at the drugstore. These last at least a week on my nails without chipping. Take Me to Thread is a cool toned mauve. It can pull a little purple or a little brown depending on your skin tone. I really enjoy this color as it is a perfect fall mauve color. I get compliments on this color all the time. 

Pro tip: The "gel" effect only works when you use this with the top coat provided. I think those 2 combined is what makes this last a bit longer than traditional polishes. 
Neutral
Brown
Review for Luxie 239 Rose Gold Precision Shader Brush, Size One Size - No Color - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the perfect brush for detailed blending. The bristles are not prickly at all like some brushes. They are incredibly soft and pick up pigment very well. I use this in my crease or underneath my eyes. The pink and the rose gold is very pretty and does not fade or chip away so you always feel like you are using an expensive brush. Luxie makes one of my favorite makeup brushes of all time. 
Review for Luxie 516 Rose Gold Duo Fibre Powder Brush, Size One Size - No Color - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Luxie brushes are one of my favorite. I love everything in their rose gold collection. This brush is no different. It is a great versatile brush for different uses. Setting under eye, blush, bronzer, highlight... you name it. The bristles are incredibly soft and are not prickly in some areas like other brushes. I also love the pink and the rose gold color. The rose gold part of the brush does not chip or fade away so you always have that "luxie" feeling (so to speak) when you are using their brushes. I have about 10 luxie brushes in my collection and they are my most used and favorite brushes of all time. 
Neutral
Oily, Combination, Dry
Brown
Dark Brown
Review for tarte Blush 101 Amazonian Clay Blush Palette - 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love Tarte blushes because of their formula and shade range. This palette has Tarte's most loved blushes but I personally don't need all of those blushes in my collection. Moreover, I am not a fan of a sheen or shimmer in my blush so this whole palette did not work for me. If you don't mind sheen/shimmer/matte blushes then you might enjoy this palette in its entirety. But for me, some went to waste. The formula however as always, is top notch. 
Neutral
Oily, Combination, Dry
Acne, Blackheads, Dullness, Large Pores, Puffiness, Redness, Sensitivity, Sun Damage, Scarring, Dark Spots
Brown
Review for SHISEIDO ModernMatte Powder Lipstick - 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 516 Exotic Red - scarlet red more...
This color is beautiful. "scarlet red" is the perfect way to describe it. It is a deep shade that i believe would look good on all skin tones. The best i can compare the color is to MAC's ruby woo. But this shade is a tad deeper/berrier than that. As for the formula, it is matte, very pigmented, and smooth. It glides on very nicely and deposits color very evenly. The formula is not drying at all and feels very comfortable on the lips. Lasting power is also decent but it wont survive a meal. However, it is very easy to reapply without making it look chunky and crackly. I really like the shape of the bullet too. It really helps you get a really precise line without a lip liner.

Pro tip: I think one/1.5 swipes is actually enough for both top and upper lip and you can use your fingers to distribute the color to the rest of your lips especially if you are going for the k-beauty, ombre look.

I received this as a complimentary product from influenster for testing and reviewing purposes
Neutral
Brown
Dark Brown
Review for MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Enamored Hydrating Gloss Stick - 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sweet Escape 564 more...
Although I enjoyed the product, I do not think it is worth the price. I am not really a lipgloss kind of girl but I do like this product. It has a nice tint (not reeeally) my color that I would personally reach for but I like the nice amount of gloss it provides.

It also has a slightly minty feel which I enjoy in my lip products. This shade is an icy-cool toned-pink. The applicator is not like most glosses and is in a lip balm/stick. I think that's quite convenient and useful. But there is a major design flaw. The applicator does not twist down so you need to either 1) only twist up the tiniest bit when applying or 2) be super careful not to nip the product when putting the cap back on.

The gloss feels a little gloppy in my opinion so I would rather wear this particular shade as a lip topper over a matte lipstick and not a gloss on its own. Since the shade/pigmentation is so light, it takes a lot for it to actually show but too much makes it very thick and it moves around. But just the right amount gives your lips a nice tint and shine.

I think deeper more berry tone shades in this formula would be nice to wear on own but definitely not this shade.

I have many other glosses that perform just the same so even though it's a nice gloss, it's nothing that I would stop everything to go repurchase.
Neutral
Brown
Dark Brown
Review for Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
These are really high-shine/high-glitter shadows that are great for creating just that kind of look. I wouldn't say this is really an everyday, go-to kind of product but it is very beautiful. The only gripe I have with this is that there is glitter fallout everywhere when I use this. You get glitter everywhere first of all and if your application was not perfect the first time around and you try to fix it, you're going to have glitter on your cheeks, your forehead, your chin, your nose - just everywhere. So some amount of caution is needing when applying it. Other than that, it is pretty budge proof and stays looking sparkly all day long. 
Neutral
Brown
Review for Essie Enchanted Gel Couture Collection - 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think these are one of the better "gel" polishes on the market. They definitely last a bit longer than traditional polishes and the color selection is quite nice. However, they really only do last maybe 1-2 days more - 3 is a stretch. I think my record is going about a week without any chipped nails. At first I thought that maybe the top coat was the "magic" behind the collection so I would couple my other traditional polishes with the essie gel top coat. But when I would do that, though it would last a BIT longer than using a regular topcoat, I think using both the colors and top coat from the gel couture collection is what makes the formula last longer. The brush is my favorite part of the polishes, it's a fatter brush so it coats your nails in one stroke . The polish is also pigmented enough but definitely not a one-coater. Also, these dry pretty fast compared to other polishes I have. It's nice to have a quick 2 coater polish that lasts about 5-6 days but these are on the pricier side of drugstore polishes and I don't know if the 1-2 days more I get out of this formula is quite worth the price. If I wanted nails to last like a salon manicure, I would just go to a salon and get a manicure. 
Neutral
Brown
Review for Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation - 4 months ago
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When they mean all hours, they really mean all hours. This foundation makes your skin look beautiful all day long. At the end of the day, you're left with a nice healthy glow. That is, at least for me and my skin type (combo/normal). I enjoy this foundation but I only wear it in special occasions because it has alcohol as one of the main ingredients and I do notice that my skin feels more dry when I wear this for more than 3 days in a row. I like how long it lasts but I am afraid of drying out my skin. It also has SPF which is nice and the color range is quite nice. The bottle is also a very luxe matte glass which feels very luxe as well. There is a slight fresh/floral scent which, I personally like.
Neutral
Oily, Combination, Dry
Acne, Blackheads, Dullness, Large Pores, Puffiness, Redness, Sensitivity, Sun Damage, Scarring, Dark Spots
Brown
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