Top 5 | Best Products from Urban Decay (2021)

Top 5 | Best Products from Urban Decay (2021)

Urban Decay was one of my first makeup loves. Our relationship was solid for almost 10 years, but the last few have been rocky. I felt betrayed by the discontinuation of the Naked palette, my favourite thing about Urban Decay, and the new additions to the permanent line were no longer characteristic of the brand I fell in love with.

That said, I feel like there is some urgency in talking about their good products because everything that’s good is being discontinued and the new launches have been terrible. So before they get rid of everything good (like they did with the loose powder, the highlighters, the blushes), here are the top 5 products currently available that are true winners:

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Review | MAULI Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil

Review | MAULI Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil

I’m not a fan of oily textures when it comes to skincare. That being said, this past year I’ve discovered and fallen in love with emulsifying oil cleansers. It took me way longer than I care to admit to find out about those. It’s shameful. Not only because I pride myself in being a connoisseur of all things makeup related, but because I might have gone through cleansers more often and stumble upon these sooner if I didn’t skip taking off my makeup before going to bed so often.

Yep, I’m one of those.

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Cult Beauty Self Care Goody Bag: Unboxing & Opinions

Cult Beauty Self Care Goody Bag: Unboxing & Opinions

It finally got here!

In order to get the Cult Beauty Self Care goody bag I purchased the RIKI Skinny mirror (review coming soon). I have been lusting for a good makeup mirror that would mimic natural lighting and allow me to do my makeup well even at night, but those things are expensive. At £175, it was the perfect time to get it, because the Cult Beauty Goody Bag required a minimum spending of £170.

Here are my thoughts and opinions about the goody bag.

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Look Fantastic Mother’s Day 2021 Beauty Box (worth £216)

Look Fantastic Mother’s Day 2021 Beauty Box (worth £216)

I have to credit Lady Writes (on youtube) for this, as she was the first to post about this (that I saw) and warn that this limited edition beauty box will be available February 22nd. She did a whole unboxing, I suggest you watch her video. The page for purchasing the beauty box is already available on Look Fantastic’s website (here). The product appears as sold out but I believe it’s because it did not launch yet and will became available for sale next Monday.

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Review, Swatches | Guerlain Pink Pearl Météorites (Spring 2021)

Review, Swatches | Guerlain Pink Pearl Météorites (Spring 2021)

After getting everything and anything that has ever been on my beauty wish list the past year, this year I’ve been trying to curb my spending, specially when it comes to makeup. I’ve been pretty successful thus far. This is the first makeup item I got in 2021, so you know it has to be something special.

It combines two of my favourite things: Guerlain’s Météorites and blush.

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Review, Swatches | KVD Edge of Reality Eyeshadow Palette

Review, Swatches | KVD Edge of Reality Eyeshadow Palette

I got this as a Christmas gift from Sir Fiancé. I think it was part of their holiday releases, but it’s still available for sale. He got me this, and I quote, “because since Kat Von D is no longer part of it, it’s ok to review things from this brand again. And this packaging is 100% recyclable”. I’m in shock at how much attention he pays. Actually, it’s worse: he researches.

I don’t think I’m that attentive. Do I need do step up my game? Do I have to start learning about cars?? I’m not ready to care about motors (and I’m an engineer by training!).

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Review | Sisley Super Soin Tinted Sun Care SPF 30 (shade 1-Natural)

Review | Sisley Super Soin Tinted Sun Care SPF 30 (shade 1-Natural)

Is it a sunscreen? Is it a foundation? Most importantly, is it worth it?

I first heard about this product from Michele Wang, when she mentioned in a video that this was great as a foundation because the coverage was pretty good. She has dry skin and loves this, but she mentioned another beauty reviewer with oilier skin also loved it, so it seems to be a product that adapts well to multiple skin types. This sparked my curiosity and stayed in the back of my mind, because my wallet wouldn’t allow it to go to the back of my drawer.

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