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Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I always like hearing of other people’s product successes, so I thought I’d ask: What has been your best beauty product discovery of the last 6 months? 

 

Mine has been BECCA - Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer:A2495B22-105E-468D-A379-5BB52B80C29E.jpegUpon first application, I honestly thought it had done nothing. I shrugged, continued on with my usual morning makeup routine, and went about my day. Later in the day, however, I did a double take when I looked in a mirror and saw how improved my under eye area looked! After a couple weeks of daily use, a coworker even commented that I looked younger. Who doesn’t want to hear that once in a while 😁

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@PinkEvergreen I have all 4 of the minis. Mini nude is my favorite, then mini sunset, mini star, and mini lila. I wish she would come out with a mini biba! 

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For me, it's been OLAPLEX - No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Cremeand the all-natural fragrance house, Hiram Green

 

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@pocketvenus  You got my attention with those colours and sleek aesthetics of Hiram Green! I checked out their website and their descriptions are very intriguing. Which one is your favourite so far?

 

As for the Olaplex No. 6, I heard really mixed reviews about this so I decided to wait for more reviews here before purchasing. What do you like about it? 

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@PinkEvergreenIt's funny because I don't like tuberose a lot, but my favourite of the set is Moon Bloom, which I'd describe as a tuberose soliflore. It's beautiful, luminous, and easy to wear. I also like Hyde but the opening is very intense, too intense to wear out and you really need to like birch tar to enjoy this one.

 

OK, so the part I didn't like was that there's product residue left in the hair that you need to wash out. However, this is the only product I've found that totally smoothed down my heat damaged ends and made them look healthy again. I've since gotten the damaged ends cut and I'm using it on my ends to keep it stronger and healthier looking.

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@pocketvenus   Have you tried Dilettante? That’s the one that interests me the most. 

 

Interesting info on the Olaplex No. 6. I could definitely use something for my ends. Thanks for that!

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@PinkEvergreen 

 

You're totally welcome <3

 

Dilettante is primarily an orange blossom and petitgrain fragrance with a hit of honey. If you’ve never smelled petitgrain, it’s made from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree and is known as the poor man’s neroli. It’s a little spicier, more opaque and gives the fragrance a gentle depth and heft. Dries down to orange blossom water with a whiff of indoles, the fragrance you find in white florals that are a little musky. It's very easy to wear, sunny and cheerful in nature but not squeaky clean.

 

One note about this line – because the ingredients are all natural, the way they smell can vary a fair bit from person to person and even on my own skin, I find slight variations from wear to wear!

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How are you applying the undereye primer? A brush? Your finger? Something else?

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@KehDee  I’ve been applying it with my finger, like Becca recommends in their video on the Sephora product page. I gently press it onto my undereye area, so it can melt into my skin.

 

I found that it didn’t work quite as well with a brush, and looked streaky because it sat on top of my skin more. 

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My best recent find has absolutely been the LAURA MERCIER - Secret Blurring Powder. I like it much better than the LM Translucent Powder. It's a meant as a setting powder for for undereye concealing, but I also use it as an all-over face powder. It gives a soft-focus, pore/fine-line blurring finish. I've been having some issues w/ the NARS concealer, and this powder really help set and soften the look of the concealer. It's been great for photography too. Haven't experienced any flashback issues even though mica is one of the ingredients.

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@gymgirl2  Wow, I’ve never even heard of this powder. Thanks for sharing! 

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@PinkEvergreen My favorite new product is the Devacurl Wash Day Wonder. I have thick wavy swavy hair that is very tangled. You need to use a couple of pumps on the tangled areas but this product just melts them away. I used to have to literally clean my hands of my tangled hair when I would wash my hair. Now I have controlled the shedding to a minimum.

Now I realize this is a best finds but I have a not so kind review for a newly hyped product. I have been hearing about the Color Wow Dreamcoat for Curly Hair and my Devacurl stylist tried it on me yesterday. I feel that this product did not give me the curls of my dream. Also it claims to cut down on the frizz and I feel if I follow the Curly Girl method I get similar results. I felt that the product was heavy on my hair.

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@Loretta55 I tried the Wash Day Wonder and hated it. It didn't work for me at all! Glad it worked for you!

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First few times that I tried Wash Day Wonder I was kind of meh about it too @makeitup305 . I decided to give the product another try and I followed the instructions and I really liked the results. Unfortunately when I use the Olaplex 3 Treatment, I can’t use Wash Day Wonder so once again my fingers had major amounts of hair that I had to untangle.

I apply the product and it sit about 30 seconds then the magic occurs. 

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@Loretta55 I have really enjoyed several Deva Curl products (their Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask is sublime), so I’ll need to check out Wash Day Wonder. Thanks for all the info!

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Once I finish my Heaven in Hair Conditioner I will be purchasing their Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask @PinkEvergreen . 

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My best discovery: cream eyeshadow sticks. I may be late to the party, but where have they been all my life?

 

I've never been able to wear powder eyeshadow.. aside from wanting a short/simple daily routine and being completely uncoordinated with brushes, I have really sensitive & watery eyes. Powder eyeshadow always seemed to irritate them. So I never wore eye makeup, ever.

 

Well, I saw a recent sale at another retailer on 2 different brands of cream eyeshadow sticks. Watched some YouTube videos on them and thought I'd give each brand a try. OMG. They're so easy, they're like crayons. Smooth and glidey, they apply in seconds, I can use just one color, and after 30-60 seconds of play they're set & bulletproof.. even with my watery eyes.

 

Life.Changing! I went in to work with cream eyeshadow on that took me all of a minute to put on, and multiple people commented on how awake I looked.

 

Now I'm hooked! I'm eyeing a NUDESTIX set at Sephora, to go with the two other brands I bought elsewhere. NUDESTIX - Nude Metallics For Eyes

 

Yay, discoveries!

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@kimberlita  I love shadow sticks for travel. I often take a few of them, some eyeliners, and maybe a single powder shadow. That way, I can leave palettes and many brushes at home. Even when I do travel with a palette, I also bring a couple shadow sticks. I’ve tried many brands and my faves are Bobbi Brown and Sephora Collection. 

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@kimberlita I love eyeshadow sticks for a quick look. Makes life so much easier. Laura Mercier and Bobbi brown are both good. They usually have good sets around the holidays. 

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I love creamy eyeshadow sticks too! They're so travel-friendly

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The Lóreal Color Riche Shine lipsticks. I love them so much, I've got 9 of them. 

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You guys. I have another discovery. I’m completely obsessed with it! 🤩

   8C5DB925-698F-4D87-8E70-EA1ED07ADDA8.jpegINC.REDIBLE - Cosmic Blur Set

 

I have not had this much fun with a nail polish in a long time. It is sooo sparkly and iridescent, but with a smooth finish. I’m currently using it as a topper on my hot pink Chelsea Grove Nails Inc. Gel Effect polish, which has transformed it into magenta with a blue glitter flip!! 

 

It was C$17 for the full-size Cosmic Blur nail polish and the mini highlighter. I love the polish so much that I nearly bought a backup, but I know Nails Inc. will come out with something new and awesome soon enough. They’ve been dropping such nice products over the last year. 

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