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The Problem Solvers Series | Avoiding the Dreaded Cake Face

How to avoid cake face and over applying makeup. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, Real Techniques, Laura Mercier

One of the biggest problems I find with applying makeup, especially foundation, is that it sometimes just doesn't sit very well on my dry skin. Oppositely, when you have oily skin and need to layer your products to ensure lasting power, sometimes things get a little much. I'm talking about cake face people. It can happen when there is too much product, or the skin texture isn't smooth, or purely because it isn't the right product for your skin type, and it's not pretty. Here's my tips for getting that flawless base without the dreaded cake face.

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani | The Palette

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Review

When I heard that Gwen Stefani of No Doubt fame was teaming up with Urban Decay and designing a limited edition eyeshadow palette, I instantly knew I 'needed' it. As a fan from the early days, I've always found Gwen to have bold, unique style, which is a bit of a match made in heaven for Urban Decay as a brand.  Needless to say, I was reasonably excited when the Gwen Stefani Palette showed up this week (or unreasonably so - there might have been a squeak of joy or two!). Keep reading for a breakdown of the shades included in the post below!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Color Correction Full Coverage Review

I suppose it is time I had this much-hyped, ridiculously long-named product here on Girl Loves Gloss. I'm of course talking about the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream(seriously, could there be any more words in that name!?). The brand claims that this product combines a full coverage color correcting ("CC") cream with an anti-aging serum, and a broad spectrum physical SPF of 50. Besides these huge claims, the product has a huge following so I knew it was time to put it to the test.

Charlotte Tilbury Does it Again! | Eyes to Mesmerize Eyeshadows

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize shadows in Norma Jean, Bette, Marie Antoinette, Mona Lisa

I might be at the point where I wonder if she can do wrong when it comes to the cosmetic world (besides the fact that she openly sleeps with her makeup on!), but the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize have knocked it out of the park earning another hit for the makeup marvel. 
I recently got my hands on some of these little pots of self proclaimed 'long lasting easy colour' to put them to the test, and I was not disappointed... 

Sunday Splurges | Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm


Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm Review

With the colder winter months approaching it seems like no betting time to me to treat yourself, or someone special to a luxurious, uber moisturizing body balm. After getting an incredible arm massage from the Tata Harper representative a couple months back with the Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm, I was sold.... or should I say my Grandmother was sold because she very kindly treated me and herself to this amazingly lush balm. I've raved about Tata's products before, and this balm is no exception. Besides the fact that it is free of synthetics, toxins, fillers, artificial fragrances and colours, the brand is also cruelty free. So what is in it that makes it so amazing?