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IOTW: Exfoliating Lip Balm from Revlon

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Lip Balm.

IOTW: Revlon Kiss Exfoliating Lip Balm | STAINED COUTURE

Although I’m a blogger and like to share products that I think you might enjoy, I can be skeptical when other people recommend products. On social media, especially, I can be a little skeptical when an “influencer” shares and recommend a product. Unfortunately, it can be hard to decipher if they really like it and/or they really like the money they got paid to share it. However, there are some bloggers and/or influencers that I really trust, because they are authentic and trustworthy.

If it wasn’t for a fellow blogger that I trust and following for sharing this product, I wouldn’t have thought to buy it. Not only did I buy it, but I fell so in love with it that it’s this week’s Item of the Week! Keep reading to see why.

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Fall Beauty Wishlist 2018

Although it’s still a little hotter than I would like, I can still feel fall rapidly approaching. Also, all my friends and co-workers with kids sent their little ones back to school this week. So, that’s also a clear indication that fall is coming. Since I’m still not aware of what I what I want to wear this fall, I’ve decided to start with my fall beauty wishlist 2018. In the summer, I’m more into skincare products instead of makeup due to the humidity. However, in the fall, I can start dabbling in more makeup without worrying it will slide down my face before I get to work.

Fall Beauty Wishlist | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to see what products I want to try this fall and why.

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Spring Beauty Wishlist 2018

For the past few days, I’ve noticed that my skin is popping. It’s glowing, the texture is smooth, and it feels soft as a baby’s bottom. However, it’s not perfect, because large pores will always be a genetic stain in my life. Still, I’m very happy with the current state of my skin and I’m open to start trying new beauty products again. I have few on my list to try and decided to share them with my spring beauty wishlist.

Spring Beauty Wishlist 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

There are so many products that I want to try, but I’m only sharing the ones that are bonded to my mind. Keep reading to see which products I can’t get off my mind for spring.

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ITEM OF THE WEEK: Complexion Sponge

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Real Techniques Complexion Sponge and travel case.

Item of the Week Complexion Sponge

It took me a long time to jump on using sponges for applying makeup. After all, I learned to apply makeup using brushes and if it’s not broke why fix it. However, I did give makeup sponges so many chances and have the collection of teardrop shaped sponges to prove it. Thankfully, I never gave up on finding a makeup sponge, which lead me to my favorite makeup tool; Real Techniques Complexion Sponge.

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ITEM OF THE WEEK: Beyond Perfecting Foundation

A few weeks ago, I an out of the foundation I was using and used it as a good excuse to try a new foundation. During the same Ultra trip when I bought that detoxifying scrub stick, I purchased this Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. Clinique will always hold a place in my heart, but it was the first “big girl” brand that I used. However, I currently don’t have that many products from Clinique and haven’t used a foundation from them in years.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Since I was in the market for a new foundation and Clinique is a brand that my skin loves, I decided to give this foundation a try. After using it practically everyday for the past few weeks, I think it’s definitely worthy of being this week’s Item Of The Week.

When it comes to my ideal foundation formula, I prefer full coverage foundations. The main reason I prefer full-coverage is to help cover my hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and old acne scars. However, I only apply full coverage to that area and blend out the edges. Another good use of high coverage foundations is to use them as a concealer on days when you need little coverage. Needless to say, this foundation is designed to serve both of those purposes.

The formula of this foundation is full coverage, but blendable. Also, or it to be a full coverage foundation, it’s very easy to use and blend. It doesn’t “settle” to fast to allow you blend it out or not. Also, I can’t not mention the applicator, which is a jumbo doe foot applicator. The doe foot helps you apply the foundation without having to use your hands. Also, you can apply the foundation to target area or to conceal.

The only flaw you might find wit this foundation is the lack of many color selections for deeper tones. Other than that, this foundation is worth trying for under $30.

Have you tried Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer? Thoughts?


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