NYX Concealer in a Jar Review, Photos, and Swatches

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NYX Concealer in a Jar ($5.50) A moisture-rich, emollient formula designed to conceal discoloration, dark circles and blemishes. Applied with a brush, the concentrated concealer goes on like a dream, is non-comedogenic and creates medium to heavy coverage. The Concealer Jar will last a long time. Available in 13 shades. Use the lavender for sallow skin, the green to neutralize redness, the yellow for under-eye darkness and the orange for under-eye darkness for those with olive skin tones.

My Thoughts:

NYX’s Concealer in a Jar is a miracle worker for my under eye circles. It even works well covering up blemishes. I noticed the texture of the concealer is thick, but it never caked up on me as long as I blended well. Even though the texture is thick, it’s also creamy making the concealer easy to blend and spread. I don’t like that it’s packaged in a jar for sanitary reasons, but I can solve this problem by using something else besides my finger to get some concealer out of the jar. Overall, a little goes a long way. The best part? It’s less than $6!

Check out more photos and swatches of NYX Concealer in a Jar in Glow, Medium, and Beige!

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Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder Review, Photos, and Swatches

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Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder ($7.99) Palladio’s Mosaics come in five harmonizing hues of pinks, tans and browns combined in one powder kit. They can be used individually or blended together to create a single shade to match your skin type. They can be used as an overall bronzer, blush, eye shadow or an overall face highlight!

My Thoughts:

Palladio’s Herbal Mosaic Powder works great as a bronzer for people who just want a subtle glow or a bronzer that isn’t too intense or pigmented. You can use each color in the Mosaic Powder on it’s own or you can swirl your brush over the powder to mix all the colors together. All the colors, on their own or mixed, are very light and subtle. The powder isn’t overly shimmery or glittery. Instead, it has a slight shimmer to help give the glow-from-within look. The lasting power of the powder is great. I can see a compact lasting for a long time, even with daily use. Overall, I would recommend the Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder to people with light skin tones. I think it’ll be perfect. People with medium to dark skin tones might have trouble getting the color to show up since the powder subtle and isn’t very pigmented.

Available at Sally Beauty Supply and online.

Check out swatches and more photos for Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder in Spice and Goddess of Sun!

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E.L.F Studio Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter Review

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E.L.F Studio Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter ($3) Correct under eye problematic areas such as dark circles and bags easily and effectively! Contains vitamins A & E, chamomile, caffeine and green tea to moisturize, soothe, and tighten the skin around the delicate eye area. Blends in easily and evenly to provide a smooth and natural finish.

My Thoughts:

I didn’t really like the E.L.F Studio Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter. Besides not being able to get any of the available shades to match my skintone, I felt the concealer acted more of highlighter than concealer. It’s too watery and thin to provide much coverage. Because it has a watery consistency, it ended up highlighting the blemishes and undereye circles due to the dewy/wet finish. I like the highlighter end. It’s great for highlighting the inner corners of your eye. It sort of gives off an angelic glow. Is this a skip it or keep it product? I say skip it. Even though it’s only $3, I felt the concealer end is just useless.

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Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer Review

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Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer ($7.29) Dream Mousse™ Concealer conceals with an amazing air-soft feel

  • Air-whipped mousse texture feels lightweight on skin and builds opacity for settle-free coverage
  • Completely covers dark circles, imperfections and redness
  • Blends and smoothes away imperfections instantly
  • Oil-Free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, safe for sensitive skin.

My Thoughts:

I’ve never tried a mousse concealer before so I didn’t know what to expect. I was very surprised to how well the Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer worked. The concealer went on very smooth and I had no trouble blending. You can layer the concealer. However, be aware of caking if you layer too much at once. I found it worked best if layered on thin layers. I didn’t experience any creasing or settling into fine lines. The concealer lasted all day and did a great job of covering up my  dark circles.  My one major complaint is that there aren’t that many shades to choose from. On the bright side, if you can’t find a shade to match you, you can use it as an eyeshadow primer. It worked great!

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Boots No7 Mattifying Makeup Base Review

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Boots No7 Mattifying Makeup Base ($8.99)

  • Help keep shiny skin under control all day long
  • Mattifying, oil-free makeup base
  • Blots away shine and helps minimize blemishes without blocking pores
  • With watermelon and cucumber extracts to help soothe and cool your skin

My Thoughts:

I’ve been looking for products that would help keep my oiliness at bay during summer. I came across Boots No7 Mattifying Makeup Base while shopping at Target. This seemed like the answer to my oily problem. The Mattyifying Makeup Base certainly did keep my face oil and shine free for hours and I mean hours! Almost the whole day! The texture is just too thick. The thick paste like texture makes it very difficult to spread and blend. I also noticed a slight white chalky finish. I found the makeup base was not a good base for makeup. It made applying foundation difficult and cakey. If you wear it alone, it works fine. Even though it kept me oil free for almost the whole day, I don’t think I will be using this again or at least adding it to my daily products.

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