Makeup Wars: Five Products That Changed My Day

Purchased by me. Sent for review. Contains affiliate links. 

Sometimes products surprise me. Here are five that changed my day for the better (and one that didn't, because I can't be all sugar and sweetness all of the time).

Right to left: Crimson and Pink Peony

Sleek Makeup Creme Blushes are the most pigmented, long wearing cream blushes I've found recently. I would pay 3X what those little pans of gold cost to get the long-wearing, ethereal colors. They look really bright, but sheer out nicely, blend like a dream and wear all day long. At $8.99 each, they will change your cheeks for the better.

Baublerella recently reached out with a magical, portable jewelry polisher called a Bling Brush and said it would make my real and faux baubles shine like a diamond (even if they aren't.) The fine Baublerella people weren't kidding. This is a great way to polish up before heading out. And because it's super portable, you never have to suffer from sparkle envy again.

This Stila Putty is the most amazing thing, especially for under eye issues. Ah-mazing!

Recently, everyone was discussing this putty that allegedly wasn't a powder or a a gelee and was claiming it made their face instantly flawless. Ever the lemming that I am, I ran to Ulta to pick up the Stila Perfectly Poreless Putty. Much to my shock, it didn't work for me as well on my entire face as a foundation. However. It does work miracles under the eyes or anywhere you want to avoid creasing. It's like baking, without the aging aspect. 

Another one that blew me away was the Bumble and Bumble Don't Blow It (H)air Dry cream that claims to help your hair magically air dry. It's not going to tame your crazy tresses into commercial worthy hair, but it will allow your hair to dry, making the most of your natural texture while taming frizz. My results were stellar and I'm still using it. 

I ended up taking a saw to this container to get every last drop out. I'm not kidding. 
Dr. Brandt's Needles No More actually works. It's not going to permanently release fine lines, but it will help you fake it. And over time, if you stop crinkling and creasing, those lines will start to fade. 
I stopped using it for a few weeks and when the lines came back, I realized my mistake. Oops.  

You know what disappoints me, no matter who releases it? Those Lip Oil Tints. You know the ones. YSL, Sephora and Estee Lauder all make them. Meh. It's a lip gloss that is a little oily, leaves a weird tint and doesn't come in colors that are anything other than ordinary. I was so ready to fall in love and they made me sad instead.

Want more treasures or misses? Click the tiles below!  Here's a hint. We're all going to have to buy this if you don't already have it. 

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  1. That Bumble & Bumble Don't Blow It is calling my name! Love the loose curls it created, and I'm super intrigued by that Stila Perfectly Poreless Putty.


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