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April Hauls and Spring Savings Stars ๐ŸŒŸ

Spring is officially here! That means savings sales around the corner ๐Ÿ™Œ Please share your fabulous April Hauls here, and happy happy birthday to all the April babies ๐Ÿฅณ

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Re: April Hauls and Spring Savings Stars ๐ŸŒŸ

@Ispend2much6 Loving all the MAC products! Great haul!

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@lnum   The shadows really are superb!

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@Ispend2much6, MAC Double Gleam is such a pretty color; love the sparkle! ๐Ÿ˜ Those are pretty shadows you picked up too!

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@itsfi   Thank you!

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Those smashbox swatches are so pretty @Ispend2much6 

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@lmaster  Thanks!

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@Ispend2much6 These smash box shadows are on my list for the next sale haul (if I can wait till then).  Ripened looks like such a pretty shade too.  I always love my MAC products, but they seem to be less talked about these days. 

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@missjeanie  I understand.  It was quite a deal though; $25 off $60 or more, and it's still available at Gilt City.  It's like buying 2 and getting one free.

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Great hauls and swatches @Ispend2much6.

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@Loretta55  Thank you!

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Great hauls, @Ispend2much6!! Those shadows are also so pretty!! Enjoy your goodies!!

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@haleyvvvv   Thanks!  I can't wait to use the green one for a liner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@Ispend2much6 ,

Beautiful and colorful hauls!  Congrats!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@tsavorite  Thank you!

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@Ispend2much6 Great Smashbox and MAC haul. 

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@SportyGirly125  Thanks!

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I'm kinda jealous of everyone getting their Sephora sale orders so quickly. My first order (made around 10:30 PM CT on April 8 ๐Ÿ˜‚) won't arrive til tomorrow, sheesh... who knows when my second order will arrive. 

 

Meanwhile, here's a compilation of my recent EM Cosmetics orders. I made 3 separate orders (had 2 promo codes to use and couldn't stack 'em) and the last one arrived today. 

 

 

Photo taken before my 2nd Daydream Cushion (shade Warm Dusk) and Faded Clementine blush compact arrived.Photo taken before my 2nd Daydream Cushion (shade Warm Dusk) and Faded Clementine blush compact arrived.EM Cosmetics Heaven's Glow Radiant Veil Blush, shade Faded Clementine.EM Cosmetics Heaven's Glow Radiant Veil Blush, shade Faded Clementine.

Details & swatches: 

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Daydream Cushion Tinted SPF, shades Summer Hue and Warm Dusk - Technically you could call this a hybrid (chemical + mineral) sunscreen but, as with Laura Mercier tinted SPF moisturizers, Iโ€™ll always use a different sunscreen under it. Iโ€™d have to apply A LOT of this in one shot to get good sun protection, and thatโ€™s too much tint. I like that each compact contains a cushion and puff, and comes with a cushion refill and an extra puff (which I assume is inside the refill pack). That seems generous for $48 USD, and I used a promo code to knock that price down a bit more. 
 
I hate big round/egg beauty sponges, but I quite like these little pointy flat sponges. Much easier to clean, for starters.I hate big round/egg beauty sponges, but I quite like these little pointy flat sponges. Much easier to clean, for starters.Summer Hue's great for the center of my face. Warm Dusk is better around the perimeter. I might try mixing the shades, as Warm Dusk seems to have a gold undertone that's not right for me.Summer Hue's great for the center of my face. Warm Dusk is better around the perimeter. I might try mixing the shades, as Warm Dusk seems to have a gold undertone that's not right for me.
Color Drops Serum Blush, shades Little Lilac and Peachy Peach - On me, Little Lilac is more of a cool-toned pink than lilac, but itโ€™s very pretty anyway. Peachy Peach is exactly the shade I hoped for, so I tested it on my cheeks today. The oil-based formula made this shade hard to apply in a controlled manner: I kept building it up because I couldnโ€™t quite tell how much color was really on my face. I shouldโ€™ve stopped midway to check in daylight because I wound up over-applying. ๐Ÿ˜„ I find it applies better with a finger than a brush. Iโ€™ll try it with a flat sponge puff sometime. It did last for hours on my skin, so thatโ€™s a big positive! But I wonder if Iโ€™ll have the same application issues with Little Lilac. 
 
Lip Cushion Tinted Lip Luminizer, shade Faded Clementine - My swatch photo doesnโ€™t show how glossy this is. The coverage is sheer, but itโ€™s pigmented enough to make my lips a lovely shade of burnt orange. I like it, even though it feels kinda heavy on my lips. 
 
Divine Skies eyeshadow palette, shade Faded Clementine - I must compare this to another little palette I liked a lot: 
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This is what I wanted Urban Decay's Naked Petite Heat palette to be. That was a nice warm neutral travel palette for business trips, with shadows that actually blended well (instead of chalking up or dusting right off my face, like so many other UD shadows I've tried). But 2 of the shades werenโ€™t very good for my skin tone. The EM Faded Clementine palette has no bad-for-me shades. My swatches tell me the 3 metallics will far outperform UDโ€™s metallics, and the 3 mattes donโ€™t feel dry or chalky at all. 
 
If these shadows perform well, this is a palette I can keep in my travel kit for all occasions and just add 2-3 more colorful options as needed. I realize other brands have palettes with a very similar color story. But Faded Clementine is the one Iโ€™ll probably be comfy traveling with. And now I wish I still had Petite Heat, just so I could do side-by-side swatches of both palettes. 
 EM Cosmetics: eyeshadow palette, 2 liquid blushes, and a Lip Cushion.EM Cosmetics: eyeshadow palette, 2 liquid blushes, and a Lip Cushion.
Fine Liner Brow Pencil, shade Ebony - I wasn't sure I'd like this pencil. Should've listened to my intuition. 
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This brow pencil has an oval tip thatโ€™s quite slim. According to EM, itโ€™s supposed to mimic brow hairs. It doesnโ€™t. The formulaโ€™s too soft and creamy, so the pencil wears down very quickly and I completely lose the oval edge and shape. It reminds me of Lancome's Brow Define Pencil which is also a very creamy pencil I'm not fond of. But at least Lancome's has the usual fine tip instead of an oval. So when it wears down, it at least keeps a very small (but blunt) tip. The EM pencil wears down into weird blunt shapes depending on how I hold it during application. Each time I shift the angle, the tip changes shape within 2 seconds. 

Were this pencil not so creamy soft, I could maybe wipe it on a tissue to put a temporary crisp edge on it. But nope, I canโ€™t get this EM pencil to keep even a moderately crisp shape at all. So the only thing itโ€™s good for is rather imprecise filling; I can't use it along the edges of my brows. Good thing itโ€™s at least got a good-for-me shade. But because of the soft formula, it doesnโ€™t have enough staying power for me. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

tl;dr: I do not like this brow pencil. 

Linda Halbergโ€™s is much better than this, though it has its own issues. Neither LH nor EMโ€™s pencil is as good (to me) as my beloved Kimiko pencil. 
Pick Me Up Volume + Length Mascara - Iโ€™m a sucker for trying tubing mascaras. They donโ€™t all work well for me and I generally have bad luck with mascaras, so I wonโ€™t set my hopes too high for this one. Once my eyes are out of cranky allergy mode again, Iโ€™ll test this mascara. 
 
Heavenโ€™s Glow Radiant Veil Blush, shade Faded Clementine - Havenโ€™t tried it on my face yet, but Iโ€™ve swatched it. I heard a few people say itโ€™s easy to over-apply this blush shade, which made me think it must be more boldly pigmented than it looks in product photos. But on my arm, it looks much softer than 2 of my other orangey blushes Also, its gold shift isn't nearly as noticeable in person (or my swatch photo) as, say, NARS Taj Mahalโ€™s. So now I expect it to perform (on my face) more like a Surratt powder blush: sheer and buildable. Eh, Iโ€™ll find out soon enough. 

Should've added Natasha Denona's Burnt Orange to this party.Should've added Natasha Denona's Burnt Orange to this party.

 

Re: April Hauls and Spring Savings Stars ๐ŸŒŸ

Fabulous haul, @WinglessOne!! O-EM-G your EM cosmetics haul is all so gorgeous!! Enjoy your goodies!!

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@WinglessOne ,

Beautiful haul and wonderful swatches!  Thank you for the swatches!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

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These look so pretty, @WinglessOne! I love your swatches!

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Thanks @curlychiquita !

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