Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte is a brand that I think is best known for their blushes. Known to be longwearing (they promise 12 hours of wear time), these blushes pop up in many beauty favorites and make up collections. A while ago, I decided to buy my first Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Achiote. Here’s what I think.  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush swatch review Achiote

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Achiote

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Is it too late to hop onto this bandwagon? I don’t think so. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a standard in many beauty lovers routine and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I used to own one of these in Addis Ababa, but hardly wore it. Turns out that that is one of the worst performing shades in the range. So it wasn’t me. When I found out that some shades perform better than others, I decided to try some more. Now I know what the fuss is all about.

 photo nyxsoftmattlipcream1_zpspwslafmg.jpgNYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Stockholm, Cannes, Morocco

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Zoeva Matte eyeshadow palette

Zoeva Matte eyeshadow palette

Zoeva has brought out a new set of palettes: the Matte and Matte Spectrum and I have heard so little about these. Which is why I took it upon myself to purchase one of the palettes myself and review it for you. I purchased the Zoeva Matte palette as that had the most interesting shades to me and from the few swatches I could find, this seemed to perform the best. Is this Zoeva palette as good at the others ones I reviewed so far in this, this and this blog post?

 photo zoevamattepalette1_zpsru4zdy2g.jpgZoeva Matte palette

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Dior Addict lipgloss & lipstick

Dior Addict lipgloss & lipstick

I’ve been massively into pink lips these past few weeks. This means that I’ve been busting out every shade of pink lipstick in my collection. Today I’d like to focus on some of my more high end products in this very particular category. Last year, Dior reformulated their Addict lip line and I decided to try some products when there was a discount on.

 photo Diorlipstickgloss1_zpsxjftltyf.jpgDior Addict Lipstick 976 Be Dior
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss 765 Ultradior

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Catrice Velvet brow powder & Essence Make Me Brow

Catrice Velvet brow powder & Essence Make Me Brow

Do brow products have to be expensive? That of course depends on your brow needs. I am of the opinion that brows is an area I can skimp on when it comes to my beauty expenses. My brows are pretty decent: a bit of filling in and some more definition is all they need to frame my face. No need to shape or reshape them (in my opinion), which is why I like to keep things simple and affordable. I decided to try some affordable options by Catrice and Essence.

 photo catriceessencebrows1_zps0dl6uvfq.jpgCatrice Velvet Brow Powder Artist 020 Brow fASHionista
Essence Make Me Brow eyebrow mascara 01 Blondy Brows

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Nabla Shade & Glow highlighter

Nabla Shade & Glow highlighter

The highlighter craze is far from over and I am still game when it comes to trying new ones. Recently, I discovered a new brand at a local makeup shop called Nabla. This Italian brand not only sells customizable palettes, but also some stunning products such as eyeshadows, liquid lipsticks and of course highlighters. I tried their Shade & Glow highlighter in Angel.

 photo nablashapeglowangel1_zpsiahdanix.jpgNabla Shade & Glow highlighter Angel

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L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hr Matte foundation

L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hr Matte foundation

A few weeks ago, I already reviewed the L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh foundation. While that looked like a promising foundation, it didn’t do the trick for me and since I like the Nude Magique Cushion foundation so much I wasn’t about to give up on L’Oreal’s foundations just yet. I purchased this L’Oreal Infallible Matte foundation in a deal hoping to try my hand at a fuller coverage foundation. Here’s how I fared.

 photo lorealinfalliblematte1_zpsizrciujh.jpgL’Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte foundation 11 Vanilla

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