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The Beauty Rundown | March 2016

It's that time of the month again... (no, not that one) Review time!

Makeup Geek Contour Powders:
First Impression | The formula is really creamy. And it's also really pigmented. One swatch was already so pigmented. As for application, it went on smooth and was very easy to blend out. I used the shade "cool fair" and it created a nice shadow effect.
Review | I have to mention a second time that this is very, very pigmented. I could lightly tap my brush in this once and it could be enough for one side of application. Though it's pigmented, it's really  blendable. So even if you accidentally pick up too much powder, you can somehow blend it out enough and make it not look like a harsh spot of brown.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:
First Impression | Okay, the first time I used this, I accidentally put on too much of it. You're supposed to only use two drops and I exceeded that by a mile. But once I spread it onto my face and wiped the excess off of my hands, it sunk into my skin fairly quickly and made my skin slightly tacky so that the primer could adhere to it. My foundation went on nicely and though it is an oil, I didn't get overly oily throughout the wear. (I have normal/combination type skin) I did set my t-zone with powder though.
Review | I actually really like this primer. It doesn't make me look oily at all, despite being an oil. But I do get oilier earlier than usual. It's not an excessive amount of oily either, it just makes me look dewy. Nothing that blotting or powder can't fix though. Though it has a scent to it that I'm not too fond of. Overall, pretty good primer. I can't lie, I was iffy about it because it was an oil, but it definitely exceeded my expectations.

Click here to see last month's reviewed products.

And here are the new things I'll be trying out this month:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer | Sephora, $30
  • Too Faced Glitter Glue Primer | Sephora, $24
  • Makeup Geek Sparklers | Makeupgeek, $10

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