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Quickie Raves (3)

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I used this more as a linen mist and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have since purchased the pillow mist and I most definitely prefer the body version.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Mist -

Simple Deep Cleaning Facial Mask

Another product that I repurposed. Now this is a fine facial mask as clay masks go but I mostly enjoyed using it in the shower to remove heavily pigmented mascara. Yup, you read that right. It removed the mascara totally without leaving any remnants on - or in - my eyes. There is no fragrance or dyes added to this product so I've encountered no problems using it on such a sensitive area.

Simple Deep Cleaning Facial Mask -

 Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub

My name is Lucinda Robinson and I am addicted to exfoliators. I've repurchased this numerous times. The physical exfoliators aren't harsh but are still effective and it contains 2% salicylic acid to help fight acne.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub -

Make-up Designory Loose Powder 'Desert'

I find that this powder is milled finer that the Ben Nye Luxury Powder 'Banana'. Also it's a softer shade of yellow so the highlight never looks harsh.

Make-up Designory Loose Powder 'Desert' -
Make-up Designory Loose Powder 'Desert' -

Smashbox High Definition Concealer 'Deep'

This is currently my favourite concealer and if you know me you know I have a lot to choose from. Now I don't think this really qualifies as a "deep" shade but it works perfectly on my complexion (NC50) to cover hyperpigmentation. I was telling Heidi recently that my "no makeup makeup" base products are the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer then this concealer set with the M.A.C Mineralized Skinfinish Natural 'Dark' buffed in with the Tarte Airbuki. I spray that all down with the Kat Von D Lock 'N Load Setting Mist.
At first I thought this concealer blended away too easily but I've since discovered that you have to let it set on the skin for a few minutes before you start buffing on the setting powder.

Smashbox High Definition Concealer 'Deep' -
Smashbox High Definition Concealer 'Deep' swatch -
Smashbox High Definition Concealer 'Deep' swatch -

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