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I was recently contacted by Gloss48 to review Manna Kadar Cosmetics. Gloss48 is basically going to become your new best friend. They find new up and coming brands and launch them at a special price for one week and then feature them in their shop! I'm sort of partial to them since they are a Boston start-up as well! I love that they find niche brands to highlight and give their own little take on why they personally love each product that is featured!! The team boasts 6 super high powered women along with "marketing mavens" that know how to find the new "it" product!!
I was sent three products that I wasn't currently using in any form in my regular makeup routine - so I was really excited to see how these would work! 
from left to right: eyeliner transformer//eye & lip primer//shimmer lotion
Swatched in the same order (also my hand looks different in all 3 photos...weird)
The eyeshadow-eyeliner transformer was really cool because it can take any eye shadow color and produce a liner in a seamless line with the applicator. The texture is water based with perhaps a little something else to help the color stay on...not really sure! I really liked that I was able to use this in lieu of my eyeliner (which I had just happened to run out of). I'll definitely continue to use this for my bottom lashes to have a more natural shadow line!  
This was beyond the hardest/most awkward photo I've ever taken - I've coined it the eyefie...an eye selfie haha! 

Ladies I am obsessed with this primer!! The photo on the left showcases my eye shadow first thing in the morning {7:30 AM} and then on the right after a workout {7:00 PM}. I didn't use the Urban Decay Setting Spay mostly because I don't use it on the daily! I haven't tried it as a lip primer, but imagine it would have the same results with lipsticks! This to me is so much better than the Urban Decay primer (the one that was with the Naked 1 Palette)! Don't let the swatch fool you - it looks like concealer, but it doesn't have that same effect. It blends in very nicely to your eye! 
The Sheer Glo shimmer lotion is so different than anything I've used because it's not an illuminator and it's not a full coverage BB or CC cream! It's comparable to Benefit's High Beam & Stila Shimmer Liquid Luminizer but lasts much longer. I mixed it in with my current BB cream and it gives me a little more of a dewy look! I add a little more to highlight the cheek bone and cupid's bow just to add a little more "glow" to those areas!

Of the three products Gloss48 sent me to sample, the primer was by far my favorite. The amount that comes in the container will last a long time and it's so easy to apply, I used my finger tips!! I'm definitely going to be repurchasing as well as buying for my sister!! The flash sale on these products and other Manna Kadar Cosmetics will be on Gloss48 today!  

Have you ever heard of Gloss48? What's your main concern with trying a new brand? Would you say that you're a beauty junkie?!

Gloss48 sent me the products to sample, but as always all opinions are 100% my own! 
xo,
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33 comments

  1. The eyeliner transformer sounds amazing, I like to stick to my tried and true beauty products, but I can validate some new products with a great sale! I used to spend way more on products, but with three little ones I need to budget now. ;) I am not big on foundation, but I do use bronzer. My favorite products are definitely mascara, and eyeliners. Could not live without either. I am due for a new lipcolor though. XO

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  3. Would I say I'm a beauty junkie? Yep! I'm liking the looks of that shimmer lotion!

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  4. I've never heard of Gloss48, but these products sound pretty amazing!

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  5. I love new beauty recommendations! That shimmer lotion looks awesome! I'll have to check out more Gloss48 goodies.

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  6. I just got the Manna Kadar mascara in my Birchbox yesterday and I actually really like it so far (and by so far I mean the like 2 hours I've had it on this morning). That primer sounds amazing! LOL I love the eyefie!!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. i think you know i'm a beauty junkie! ;) i'm on a buying ban so i'm loving everyone's new products!

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  8. That shimmer lotion looks interesting! I haven't heard of this brand but it doesnt look too shabby!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  9. bahaha Love the eyefie!!! That is hilarious. I've never heard of Gloss 48 but it sounds fab! How did you get started with that?

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  10. That shimmer lotion looks like such a pretty color!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! That shimmer lotion is so neat! And the eyfie?! Hilarious! xo

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  12. I'm dying at your eyefie!! HahHah!!! That primer sounds awesome! I have such a bad time finding a good one because my eyelids are so greasy! I'll have to check it out!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  13. How fun that you got to try these products! It sounds like good stuff - I was never a fan of the UD eye primer, so this stuff sounds great.

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  14. This sounds like a great brand and these products look amazing! I love your eyefie!! haha amazing! I am always afraid to try new beauty products without sampling them first, so reviews like this help me so much :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  15. The lotion sounds like it would be so pretty using it like you did! I don't think I'd be able to use it over my whole face because I can get so shiny, but it looks like it would be perfect for cheek bones and other places you want more of a glow! The primer sounds like it works so well too! What great products!

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  16. Gorgeous eyefie :) Love the products and will have to check them out!!

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  17. Thanks for the review. I have never heard of them before. Will need to check out that primer.

    Best, Mree

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  18. What a GREAT site and service. I am headed over to there now! PS. I think you might have convinced me I need the eye and lip primer since I am almost out of my urban decay stuff.

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  19. That primer looks great! I kind of want some now too. I feel like I'm hesitant about the eye liner because of the wand. I currently use clinique gel and I love using a brush. I did use a liquid before a gel but the wand had to be more sleek so it was comfortable to hold, did you find this one uncomfortable because it looks like it could be awkward to hold.

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  20. So fun! Thanks for sharing. That primer looks great, have to try it! Gloss 48 just reached out to me too and I cant wait to receive and review some fantastic products! xo
    Jyo
    www.cuppajyo.com

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  21. oooh you are big time getting asked to review beauty products. i love trying out new stuff

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  22. I haven't heard of them before. I actually though the shimmer was nail polish and that you swatched it on your hand till I read it. Haha! I love the glowy dewy look but never manage to pull it off.

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  23. Never heard of them, but love trying out new products! I feel like a primer is the one thing lacking in my makeup routine, I should check this one out!

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  24. Oh that is a cool concept! I love when you do beauty reviews! I'm impressed with that about to drip picture.....did Gary help? ;-)

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  25. I still really want to try a primer. I have a 5 minute face routine I do every single day but would love to add a primer to it!

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  26. nice! i love a good eye shadow primer! I use urban decay eye shadow primer but I'd love to try a new brand. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  27. I've never heard of that brand - so glad you introduced it to be. The primer sounds awesome, especially if it doubles for lips. Red lipstick is always a pain to keep on and make last!!

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  28. An eye primer better than UD's?! Sign me up for that! Such a cool idea for a business and how fun that you got to try all of these products out!

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  29. Oooo... I really really like that shimmer lotion!

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  30. What is this eye primer?! I need it! I need to get on this brand stat!

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