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Lancome Virtuose Mascara review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

It has been a while since I've reviewed any mascara and, now that I got a new one, in a travel makeup set, I thought I'd thoroughly test it and give you my thoughts.

Today's mascara is Lancome Virtuose, which is designed to curl and separate your lashes "for up to 12 hours".


Swatch time: Rimmel The Only 1 Matte in 200 Salute

Dear Roses and Lilies,

If you have not read my previous post about the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte lipstick, click here. Today, I am going to be talking about the shade 200 Salute.


Hello 2017 - de-clutter my makeup stash

Dear Roses and Lilies,

It is the beginning of another fabulous year, so you get to see what I get rid of and why.

This was my make up stash, before I singled out items I will not be using anymore. By the way, if you want to follow me on Instagram, the account name is wildrosesandlilies ;-)


Swatch time: Rimmel The Only 1 Matte in 810 The Matte Factor

Dear Roses and Lilies,

This year, Rimmel did a fantastic job launching the The Only 1 lipstick line, featuring many wearable shades, in a sleek packaging. But they did not stop there as, recently, they also launched the matte version of The Only 1 line, featuring creamy matte shades that are also totally wearable.

Today, we are looking at a Holiday appropriate shade called The Matte Factor #810.


Swatch time: Rimmel The Only 1 lipstick in 810 One-of-a-Kind

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Rimmel launched a new line of lipstick this year, called The Only 1 - a range of wearable, gorgeous shades for everyone to love. Like all Rimmel products, the price is good, which means you can get the color you like without breaking the bank.

The shade I will talk about today is 810 One-of-a-kind, which also comes in a little gift set (in a rose gold makeup bag, together with a blush).


Swatch time: Revlon Photoready Skinlights vs MAC Play It Proper

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today we are playing with two highlighters - Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in 200 Pink Light, and MAC Beauty Powder in Play It Proper (from the Good Luck Trolls collection). This will be a side by side comparison, just for the fun of it, because these two are totally different. What they both have in common is the color, as they are both pinky highlighters.


Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation SPF 35 PA +++ review

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Today we are reviewing the reformulated Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Everlasting Wear Pore-Refining Effect SPF 35 PA +++ foundation. Quite a mouthful, isn't it?

When I tried the original formula, years ago, I disliked the chalkiness, the dryness, and how it emphasized my pores and fine lines. The original Forever foundation simply made me look older than I was and more dehydrated.