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The Beauty Edit: Five Hot Product Reviews

Thanks to social media, beauty products now go viral.  Whether it’s a lipkit or a must-have mask, some products become must haves before they’re even released.  Here are reviews of five products I purchased after they took over my blog reader, Insta-account, and Facebook page.

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Product Review: Dr. Jart Rubber Mask

When you have acne, you will buy anything that claims to make it go away.  And I mean, anything.  Strange tasting waters.  Creams that burn and sting.  Tools that abrade, heat, or puncture.  You give me a promising before-and-after-photo, and I am there.  So when Dr. Jart started selling a rubber detoxifying mask that looked vaguely like it belonged in an Amsterdam sex shop, I …

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Beauty Review: Cinema Secrets Setting Powder

If you wear foundation or under-eye concealer, it’s essential that you set your makeup with powder to hold it in place.  For years, I’ve used Make Up For Ever’s HD Pressed Powder .   But a few weeks ago, I over applied before a big event and ended up with the dreaded butterfly effect . A friend suggested that I try Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder .  The finely milled loose powder comes in six shades that fight shine and …

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Beauty Review: Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Cream

Several years ago, I developed an expensive habit.  I got hooked on Tammy Fender’s Intensive Repair Balm ; 1.7oz costs $130.  I tried to quit several times.  I would run out, and swear I wasn’t going to replace the jar.  But then, two weeks later, my skin’s sallow, uneven texture would send me running to Neiman Marcus for more. I tried every product in the sub-$100 range that promised to …

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#BeautyReview: Lancome Miracle CC Cushion

Color correction is the hottest thing in makeup right now.  No matter your skin issue–under-eye circles, dullness, redness, etc.–there is a product to correct it.  Want to learn the basics?   The Blondeshell has the scoop on which colors correct which issues. My concern of record is serious under-eye circles.  Because when you’re an overachieving chick, dark circles come with the membership card. Lancome’s CC Cushion Correcting Primer comes in a pinky hue to deal …

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