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Concealer Wars

A few weekends ago I had my makeup done at a local beautiful store  (Pout) that provides luxury and affordable makeup products. Christi was my makeup artist for the day. When I scheduled the appointment I did ask that she use Smashbox products because y’all know I live by them and their products. During the application she asked me if I wanted to try a different concealer – hesitant but always willing to try something once I went for it. After the process I decided to purchase the concealer that she used – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer just to see how it holds up compared to the Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hour Waterproof Concealer.  I’ve only been using the NARS for two weeks, but it’s a contender in becoming one of my go to products. So continue reading to see what I’ve come up with for both products.
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Mario Badescu | Cleanser & Toner

A couple months ago I did the Mario Badescu skin analysis and received the sample products. My determination  was that it was too time-consuming and that I didn’t necessarily need all of the products. In a recent browsing session at Ulta I ended up in the skin care area. Just looking around and I found three new products that I hope will help my battle with dark spots and dark circles. I’ve only been using them for about a week now, but my skin is very smooth to the touch and it is definitely not time-consuming. I already wash my face twice a day and a couple days out the week I already do face mask.

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Mario Badescu – Skin Analysis Sample Products

For my readers, you may recall that I purchased the Mario Badescu Hydro Moisturizer with Vitamin C a couple weeks ago after I was shamed into using a moisturizer. I’ve absolutely falling in love with this moisturizer. I won’t ramble on and on about it, just know that it is a must have. I also told you about how on the website you could answer a few questions about your skin type and they would send you products that will help your particular skin type. I finally got my sample pack. It took about 15 business days for it to get to me. I even had to call the customer service line to find out what was going on. the representative told me that may order had been received and that it would take a couple days because the samples are such a high demand. A couple days later I checked the mail and it was here. As you can see in the picture below it came in a white branded envelope.

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation + Mario Badescu Skin Care

When your foundation runs out and you’ve watch at least 90 you tube videos on different foundations and the one that everyone talked about and gave rave reviews on you go and purchase it. Everyone was talking about the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I’ve researched it for about 30 minutes before I went to Sephora, and I got mixed reviews, so I went to the store to see for myself. The beauty consultant took some of my makeup off and applied a moisturizer (because it helps the foundation go on better and lasts longer) and then applied two different foundations on each side of my face. The Sheer Glow and the All Day Luminous Weightless foundation — because I was unsure of which was going to give me the most coverage and if it would look natural Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 8.50.05 PMon me.

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