Category Archives: Drugstore Foundation & Concealer

TSABD Edit: Beauty Products I’ve Finished

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So this is a bit of a different kind of TSABD Edit. Normally I’d review a bunch of products that just came in, show you swatches, do a video demo, etc. This time around I’m talking about a bunch of beauty products I’ve finished. Now I’m testing this out—I’m not sure how effective a post of this nature would be (you’ll have to tell me if it helps you or not—be honest). Just because I didn’t finish a product doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. I am a recovering beauty junkie so I would buy a LOT of stuff because I lacked self-control (haha) and I also get a ton of product in from brands so there are products that are amazing but that I don’t get around to finishing because either it’s not something I need to use daily or because I have a gazillion others like it.

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TSABD Edit: LA Girl Pro Contour Cream & Powder + LA Girl Just Blushing on Dark Skin

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LA Girl Cosmetics recently launched some new items (or at least they’re new to me) on their site and I decided to scoop them up out of my own curiosity and of course to review them here. I got LA Girl Pro Contour Cream in Medium-Deep and Deep; LA Girl Pro Counter Powder in Medium-Deep and Deep; and LA Girl Just Blushing in Just Love (a bright pink) and Just for Fun (a bright orange).

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TSABD Edit: NYX Total Control Foundation + Diorskin Forever Foundation on Dark Skin

NYX Total Control + Diorskin Foundations review swatches dark skin

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Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation Will Come in NEW Deeper Shades

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Back in September I was invited out to Brooklyn for a special early sneak peek of wet n wild’s 2017 launches. There are a ton of new products coming our way in January, but naturally I zeroed in on the foundations since they added new deeper shades to the lineup. Though the company that owns wet n wild also owns Black Radiance, we haven’t seen much crossover (okay, we haven’t seen ANY crossover) in complexion shades since—well, maybe EVER.

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This $5 Black Radiance Foundation?!?! {Quick Review + Swatches of All 6 Shades} #SwatchesInSeptember

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If you can find a good match in Black Radiance Color Perfect Liquid Make-Up, you’ll score a pretty good foundation for just $5. A while back when I was going on a swatch-binge and looking for products to include on the blog, I bought a bunch of Black Radiance and of course had to include the foundation. And these plus a bunch of other products that are patiently waiting to be swatched is why I started #SwatchesInSeptember.

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An $8 Contour Kit for Deep Dark Skin?!?!

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A little while back I saw that Cocoa Swatches retweeted from @CutCreaseMom about some $10 contour kits from Amazon. I get SO MUCH of my everyday business necessities from Amazon and have also found that you can get a ton of beauty items—-even department store brands for less than what you would normally pay. I ordered a travel tripod and a cream and a powder contour kit in the deepest shades (see the other shades here).

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