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The Beauty Rundown | November 2016

After seeing everybody in the beauty world rave about this, I finally decided to pick it up. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of mascara because my tiny, little Asian lashes are pretty much hopeless. Most of the time, I just throw on a pair of natural looking falsies in place of mascara. But for those days when I can't be bothered to wear false lashes, I'll pick up a mascara. I can't believe it took me this long to try this one out. A friend actually recommended this to me a few years ago, but I hadn't purchased it until now and wow was I missing out.

This has to be one of the best mascaras I've tried. The three main things I look for in a mascara is lengthening, volumizing, and non-clumping. This mascara does all three things for me and I am obsessed. Even on my short lashes, this slightly lengthens them, which is rare for me to achieve with other mascaras. It volumizes my lashes and, most importantly, it doesn't clump up on me at all. It's an amazing mascara and I finally understand the hype around it.

After going into panic from running low on my holy grail Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, I decided to save some money and take a chance with this powder. A bunch of people have been raving about this claiming it's a dupe for the LM powder or even better. I'm not fully convinced on those claims yet, but I can say that this is definitely a great alternative. The powder is very fine and, just as it's called, it gives off no colour at all despite it being white in it's casing. It works amazing to set my concealer and I find that it keeps my oils from making an early appearance. I'm extremely impressed with this powder, especially with the price difference compared to the LM powder.

As I mentioned in my last Sephora haul (here), I picked this guy up a few years after regretting my last minute decision to purchase the Watts Up highlighter instead. I've been loving a natural looking highlight and you can achieve just that with this product. The way I apply it is by putting a bit of product on the back of my hand, then dab it on my high points using a beautyblender. I like that you could stop at a natural looking highlight, or you could still go for a killer glow by topping it off with a powder highlight. Overall, I'm really impressed by this one and wish I purchased it a long time ago.

This month I'll be trying out these products:
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm | Sephora, $38
  • Too Faced Hangover Primer | Sephora, $40
  • Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Bound | Sephora, $34

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