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Opinions Are Subjective: All opinions given are my honest opinions and if I do not like a product I will say so, regardless of how I acquired the item. Any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. It is important to keep in mind that not all products will work the same on everyone. Products that work for me may not work for you in the same way just as products I don’t like might work very well for you. Skin tone and body chemistry play a huge part in what products work for someone. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
I Purchased [Most of] This Stuff: Blogging is not my job. At this time most products are purchased by me with my own money. This blog is a hobby for me and my make up addiction is supported by a full time job. Most of the products reviewed here are purchased with my own money. However, there are disclosure buttons on every product review page showing the source of the item to make it perfectly clear.
- Self-Purchased This indicates that one or more items featured in the post were purchased by me with my own money. This will be the most commonly seen.
- Press Sample One or more items featured in the post were received as press samples. Opinions given about press samples are still my own honest opinions!
- Received Gift One or more items featured in the post were received as a gift from a friend or family member.
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A Note About Swatch Photos: All monitors display images differently and depending on your monitor images may not appear true to color. This is true of any image on any website. I’ve noticed that images that appear true to color on my home monitor appear incredibly warm on my Thunderbolt at work or on my phone (my arm actually looks tan on these machines in most photos!) and images that look true to color at work appear very cool toned at home. Welcome to technology. As much as I’d like to make sure every swatch photo was middle of the road to look somewhat decent on both of my monitors to try to account for the range of folks that fall in between, that’s not really feasible. I will do the best I can though!
A Note About Swatch Procedures and Primers/Bases: I always swatch eyeshadows and pigments over primer as I always wear primer on my eyelids. I know some bloggers swatch them over bare skin, but I like to see them swatched the way they’ll be on my lids and that’s over primer. I may occasionally swatch eyeshadows and pigments over sticky bases such as Nyx Milk or Black Bean and when I do so it will be stated clearly. All other products like blushes, highlighters, lip products, etc are swatched over bare skin.