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TSABD Edit: Mattifying Skincare Products of Interest

Mattifying

(I normally post my TSABD Edits on Tuesdays but this one took longer than I anticipated plus I’m going to be in Iceland next week so I wanted to get this posted before I leave)

Though it doesn’t feel like it right now (I’m in NYC), warmer temps will be here soon which means the quest for matte skin shall soon rise again. I know all too well the plight of the oily-skinned: you know the oil is a gift because it will help you look younger on average as you age, but fighting to de-Jermaine Jacksonize your skin can be rough. Womp womp.

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TSABD Edit: NEW Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon & Vivid Matte Swatches on Dark Skin

maybelline lip colors swatches on dark skin

Heyyyyy, welcome to another edition of TSABD Edit!

Today we’re going through three somewhat recent launches from Maybelline—Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon, new shades of Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid, and Maybelline Shaping Lip Liner. All items were sent to me from the brand for review consideration.

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TSABD Edit: BECCA Priming Filters + Soft Light Blurring Powder

Becca Glow Glossary- First Light & Backlight Priming Filters + Soft Light Blurring Powder

Welcome back to another edition of TSABD Edit!

I’ve been a fan of the BECCA Cosmetics brand since they first launched in the U.S. at Bergdorf Goodman and at the Plaza Hotel’s beauty level back around 2005. The brand started by an Australian makeup artist had quite an extensive range of shades (over 30 at first launch I believe) and I marveled at the fact that there were a number of shades deeper than my skintone—I’m typically the deepest or second to deepest shade in some ranges and that’s IF the range even goes that deep—AND that they had deeper shades and more than one undertone. I also admired the type of makeup looks you’d see in BECCA Cosmetics promo images: healthy, glowing skin; groomed brows and supple lips.

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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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TSABD Edit: New Lip Paints on Dark Skin (L’Oreal Infallible Paints + Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip)

loreal infallible lip paints dark skin make up for ever artist acrylip swatches dark skin

Welcome to the second TSABD Edit! If you missed the first one, check it out here. TSABD Edit is the new way I’ll be doing product reviews—you can follow all TSAD Edit posts here and SUBSCRIBE to the blog here so you don’t miss ANY updates.

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TSABD Edit: Reviewing & Swatching Powders for Dark Skin

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Welcome to the first TSABD Edit! If you missed my post on changes to how I’ll be blogging going forward, make sure you read it here. TSABD Edit is my new review series where you’ll still get the same authentic reviews you’re accustomed to, but they’ll be grouped by a theme. So instead of me doing say 20 individual reviews, I’ll instead do these once a week or once every two weeks and cover a group of products in one post. If a very popular limited edition product comes out and is available for me to get, I’ll get those out as quickly as possible and likely in its own individual post, but for the most part TSABD Edit is where you’ll now find a majority of the reviews on this site going forward—you can still check out past reviews here. You can expect to see TSABD Edit posts here on Tuesdays—make sure you subscribe to the blog to get email alerts about all new blog posts!

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