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Hit or Miss: Studio Gear Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer

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Hey, all! I’m coming at you with a face primer review today. I received this primer from BrandBacker and I’ve been using it for about a week. Here are my thoughts…

First off, let’s talk about what this primer claims. The description on the Studio Gear websites says, “

“Prime Objective Face Primer is a silicone-based face primer that not only smooths surface imperfections for an incredibly bright complexion, but it also includes rejuvenating ingredients such as retinol and milk protein 20 that condition, balance, and protect the skin from environmental stresses. Optical diffusers further enhance the complexion by lightening and brightening!”

Now, I’ve only used this product for about a week but I can say I’ve noticed an immediate difference. This  primer blurred all my imperfections more than any other primer I’ve ever used. My makeup would look airbrushed every single time I would use it. It definitely helped my makeup application as well.

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I would also like to add that a little goes a long way for this primer (at least for me). My problem areas are nose, cheeks, and chin and with one pump I could prime my whole face. I’ve used a lot of primers whether they be drugstore or high-end, but I can honestly this primer is top 3. This primer retails for $30 but I do have a 10% coupon code for you guys! To get 10% off any purchase at Studio Gear use the code: BB. For more info, click here.

** FYI: This post is sponsored but all opinions are my own, as always!**

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Hit or Miss: Exuviance Pigment Lifting Masque

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Hey, dears! Today I’ll be talking about another product sent to me via BrandBacker. As you may know, I have hyperpigmentation so I was super excited to use these babies. Here are my thoughts.

These masks have NeoGlucosamine which break up dark spots. They also have Vitamin C which amps up the brightening process. I’ve used this product 3 times. On the package, it says to use it 1-2x weekly. You basically just apply the masque onto your face after cleansing and leave it on for 10 mins. The mask has holes for your eyes, nose, and face. When I first used it, it felt sort of awkward. I’ve never used an actual mask made out of cloth material on my face. I was kind of worried it was going to fall off, but it stood put. When I removed it, I massaged the excess product into my skin and continued my normal skincare routine.

After the first use, I did notice my skin seemed brighter however I have also noticed I’ve been breaking out like crazy. Now, I’m not blaming the mask but I’m not NOT blaming it. My breakouts can be due to stress, makeup wear, etc, but nevertheless, it has been breaking out. I still used it 2 more times and noticed some great things. Even though I was breaking out, the acne scars were super light! I enjoy this product and another bonus is that it makes your skin super soft. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who suffers from dark spots. It’s definitely worth the $65.

This post is sponsored by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own.

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Hit or Miss: Billion Dollar Brows

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Hey, beauties! As I said in a past post, I’m a member of BrandBacker. It’s kind of like Influenster but instead of getting invited to campaigns, you apply to them. I was fortunate enough to get accepted to the Billion Dollar Brows campaign and try out 2 of their products – the Best Sellers Kit and the 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit.

Here is what I received in both kits combined…

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The Best Sellers Kit includes: a universal brow pencil, a brow duo pencil with concealer and highlight, a brow gel, and a smudge brush. The 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows includes a brow prowder and duo ended brush. I ended up trying everything in one day together. First, I outlined my brows with the pencil and it was super creamy. Then I filled in my brows using the duo ended brush and brow powder. I cleaned everything up with the concealer pencil and smudge brush. The concealer was a bit light for me but I made it work. I proceeded to highlight and smudged it out. Lastly, I finished it off with the brow gel. Here is how it came out…

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When using these products, I was a bit apprehensive because I haven’t used brow powders or pencils in a while. I’ve been using my dipbrow forever! However, I actually enjoyed how my brows came out. I will admit though my brows were a bit less defined than when I use my ABH dipbrow. However, that didn’t bother me much. If I had to choose, my favorite kit would have to be the 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit. I really enjoyed the powder and the duo brush. The Best Sellers Kit was good but the shades on the highlighter and concealer duo pencil weren’t my taste. Besides that, I enjoyed it. I definitely would recommend it, especially for beginners because each kit has everything you need to start. The Best Sellers Kit retails for $42 and the 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows is $24. Check them out at http://www.billiondollarbrows.com.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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