Milani Baked Blush–Cult Classic for a Reason

Milani Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper and Milani Baked BlushFounded in 2002, Milani Cosmetics is far from new to the beauty world. In its 19 years, Milani has risen in popularity for it’s prestige-quality items sold at affordable prices. Certain products have even become cult classics. Milani is most well-known for its lip products and blushes; the Milani Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper and Milani Baked Blush formulas in particular are loved by many.

The most famous shade in the Milani Baked Blush formula is Luminoso. It’s so good, many celebrity makeup artists keep it in their kits. This just happens to be the shade that I own, and it’s one of my favorite blushes! The soft peach shade is perfect for spring and summer.

If you’ve never tried any of the Milani Baked Blushes, you might be wondering what earned them “cult classic” status. Most makeup products don’t stay popular over many years like this one has. Keep reading for my detailed review on this beautiful blush.

Milani Baked Blush product claims directly from

These richly pigmented, highly buildable blushes feature satin and shimmery shades that work for every attitude. Baked blush season is every season. Yes, these blushes really are baked–each one has been sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles to give your skin a warm finish and a radiance that looks striking and natural. These statement-making peach and rose blush shades will give you a captivating flush of bold color. Shape, contour and highlight your best features to get that glam glow. Milani Baked Blush is sunbaked color that does it all. 

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Other product details

  • Price: $7.99
  • Net weight: 0.12 oz. | 3.5 g
  • Made in Italy
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Shelf life: 18 months
  • 15 shades (some may be limited edition as they have their own pages on; I’ll mark them below in the “Inclusivity” section with an asterisk)
  • Buy shades 01-15 here
  • Buy shades 120 & 130 here
  • Buy shade “Cherry” here
  • Buy shade “Peach” here
    • ships internationally, but they currently don’t ship to Mexico, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Iraq, or Turkey.
  • Overall rating: 9.4/10
    • Inclusivity: 10/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 9/10
    • Texture: 10/10
    • Staying power: 8/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.


Milani Baked Blush is currently available in a whopping 15 shades! That’s a lot more than I’m used to seeing from other brands, or even other Milani blush collections like the matte Rose Powder Blush that comes in only six shades.

Among the 15 shades of Milani Baked Blush, there are a wide variety of peaches, pinks, reds and neutrals:

  • 01 Dolce Pink: Shimmery warm pink
  • 02 Rose D’Oro: Rosey copper with satin finish
  • 03 Berry Amore: Peachy bronze with satin finish
  • 05 Luminoso: Luminous peach with satin finish (swatched below)
  • 06 Bellissimo Bronze: Shimmery warm bronze
  • 08 Corallina: Bright shimmery coral
  • 09 Red Vino: Cool toned red with metallic finish
  • 12 Bella Bellini: Warm pink with metallic finish
  • 13 Rosa Romantica: Shimmery ultra light pink
  • 14 Petal Primavera: Light petal pink with satin finish
  • 15 Sunset Passione: Bronzed terracotta with satin finish
  • *120 Sunrise Serenita: Wearable orange with satin finish
  • *130 Cocoa Felicita: Rich red brown with satin finish
  • *Cherry (no shade number): Rich cherry red with satin finish
  • *Peach (no shade number): Bright peach with satin finish

Milani Baked Blush arm swatch

You can view swatches of shades 01-15 on Milani’s website. All of these shades are swatched on fair, light, medium, tan, and deep skin so you can see how they look on a variety of skin tones. The lightest shade almost looks like an icy highlighter, which would probably be pretty on very fair skin. Meanwhile, the deepest shades are highly pigmented and would be absolutely stunning on deep skin tones. There are definitely shades that will work for every skin tone in this inclusive shade range.

While I appreciate the inclusivity of these blush shades, I think the range could still be expanded even further. I noticed that there aren’t currently any berry shades. I thought there was one since shade 03 is called “Berry Amore,” but the shade description reads “peachy bronze with satin finish.” I get the impression that this shade range has evolved over time (see above–shades 4, 7, 10, and 11 are missing), so it seems likely that Milani will add/remove shades again in the future…and maybe the next new shade will be a berry! 

Packaging/ease of application

Milani Baked Blushes come in a gold compact that has a luxurious look. The lid is easy to open while also snapping closed securely. Once the compact is opened, you can flip the blush up to reveal a hidden compartment that contains a small brush and mirror. 

The mirror is nice for on-the-go application, but I wouldn’t recommend the brush. I’ve honestly never tried using it, but it’s an awkward shape and I don’t think it would work nearly as well as regular blush brushes. Frankly, I think Milani should eliminate that separate compartment to minimize the amount of packaging and free up space for additional blush.

I like to apply this blush using my fluffy Real Techniques Blush Brush since this isn’t an intensely pigmented blush. I think it looks best when diffused over the cheeks rather than being applied more precisely. 

Since this is a baked blush, the formula is not very powdery, which makes it even easier to apply. I swirl my brush in the pan and I never pick up too much, even when I’m being careless. This is the kind of blush that you could almost apply in the dark if you needed to!


You might’ve noticed in the “inclusivity” section that most shades are described as having a satin finish while some others are shimmery or metallic. Based on the swatches I’ve seen, I would describe all the shades as shimmery except for two. I wish I had more shades in my collection to say firsthand, but I would definitely call Luminoso a shimmery blush (soft shimmer, no chunky glitter), even though Milani states that it has a satin finish.

While I do think most the Milani Baked Blushes have shimmer finishes, I admit that there is some variation. The shimmer in shades 09 Red Vino and 12 Bella Bellini appears to be much stronger than in the other shades. Those are the shades that are labeled as metallics, and I think that’s accurate.

I can’t say for sure if this is true for all shades of this blush, but the shade and finish of Luminoso looks beautiful on the cheeks. Because of the shimmer finish, highlighter is optional. There is plenty of pigmentation (without being too much), but the fine shimmer adds a lovely glow to the skin. 

The one drawback of the shimmer in this blush is that it can emphasize texture and pores. I have large pores around my nose, and I notice them a lot more when I wear this and other shimmery blushes. I’m not sure if it’s possible to formulate a shimmery blush that wouldn’t have this effect. Fortunately, I don’t think it’s nearly bad enough that anyone else would notice from a distance (at least on my skin).

Staying power

Powder blushes usually have better staying power than liquids or creams, but they can still sometimes wear away throughout the day on my combination skin. I’ve been very happy with the staying power of my Milani Baked Blush. The color diminishes very slightly after many hours of wear, but the shimmer never budges! 

This blush, like a lot of blushes, will fade more quickly when worn under a mask. This is to be expected, so I really don’t fault the blush. I think the best blush to be worn with a mask is the e.l.f. Primer Infused Blush since it has the best longevity I’ve ever seen in a blush.

I think this blush might even be a good choice for a blush topper, applied over cream blush. Applying powder products over creams helps with their longevity.


Blush is a staple makeup product that can be found from every makeup brand, and at every price point. There are blushes at the drugstore for only $3.00 and on the other end of the spectrum, some prestige brands charge $40+. 

Milani Baked Blushes aren’t the lowest priced blushes in the drugstore price range, but they are very affordable at $7.99. You could buy five Milani Baked Blushes for the price of one Hourglass blush (Hourglass also is not 100% cruelty-free by my standards, as the company is owned by Unilever)!

Some of Milani’s products can be a little pricey for a drugstore brand, but $7.99 is very reasonable for this product. The quality of these blushes is on-par with high-end, so I think they’re a great value!

Milani Baked BlushI would say that Milani Baked Blushes are definitely worthy of their “cult classic” status. While I can’t speak for every shade, I love the way Luminoso looks on my skin. The color and fine shimmer are very flattering on the skin. 

I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Milani Baked Blushes through the years. You can’t go wrong with these unless you prefer matte blushes, or if Milani doesn’t have the shade you’re looking for.

Have you tried any of the Milani Baked Blushes? If so, what are your favorite shades? Please let me know in the comments!


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Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch–2-Step Liquid Lipstick for Intense Color and Shine

Kiko Milano Unlimited Double TouchWith most lip products, there’s a choice that must be made. Do I want long-lasting bold color, or a glossy finish? The phrase “You can’t have your cake and eat it too” comes to mind. Fortunately, beauty brands are always innovating to give consumers what we want! Kiko Milano is one of those brands and well-known for its quality lip products. They were able to formulate a fantastic product to address the desire for both long-lasting intense lip color and a glossy finish: Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch.

This is a 2-step liquid lipstick with a base color and glossy top coat. The base color is applied first and dries within a minute. Then the glossy top coat can be applied to add a beautiful shine. You might be wondering what’s special about this formula since lipgloss can be applied over any liquid lipstick. The unique idea behind this product is that the color is meant to remain locked in place even with the gloss top coat applied.

This is not the first product of this kind I’ve come across. CoverGirl makes a similar product called Outlast All Day Lip Color with Topcoat. Unfortunately, CoverGirl is owned by Coty, and therefore not 100% cruelty-free by my standards. Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch is the only truly cruelty-free product of this type that I’ve found.

New to Kiko Milano?

Me too! I think I’d heard of Kiko Milano in beauty groups with international members in the past, but it wasn’t until this year that I learned their products are sold in the USA. Once I started looking at the website, I wanted to order everything! The lip products were what caught my eye most and I ordered four lip products all at once (that is not normal for me!). 

Kiko Milano is an Italian beauty brand that was founded in 1997. It features a wide variety of makeup, skincare, nail care, tools, and accessories. Kiko Milano is committed to creating innovative high-performance products at affordable prices, while also being 100% cruelty-free!

FYI, Kiko Milano is often referred to as simply “Kiko” so I will sometimes refer to the brand that way in this review and future reviews.

Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch product claims directly from

Long-lasting two-step liquid lipstick: an extraordinary combination of base colours and lip gloss with an intense and radiant finish. The colour is set onto the lips for a result that lasts up to 12 hours.

Base colour: the formula, enriched with a combination of film-like polymers, ensures maximum comfort, optimum adherence to the lips and even colour. Smudge proof, with a very quick drying time.

Lip gloss: the softening action formula gives the lips a bright and radiant finish.

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Other product details

  • Price: $12.99
  • Net weight: 0.20 oz. | 6 ml (2 x 0.10 oz. OR 2 x 3 ml)
  • Made in Italy
  • Cruelty-free
  • Shelf life: 18 months
  • 26 shades
  • Where to buy: and (please note that some shades are not currently available on Amazon)
    • Kiko Milano ships internationally, but there are unique websites for each country. When you visit, make sure the correct country is listed next to “My Country” at the bottom of the page. If it’s incorrect, click on the country name and it will bring up the full list of countries for you to select the correct option.
    • ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
  • Overall rating: 9.2/10
    • Shade range: 9/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 9/10
    • Hydration: 10/10
    • Staying power: 8/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.

Shade range

The shade range for Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch lipsticks is impressive! There are 26 shades including browns, pinks, reds, and purples, in almost every variation you can imagine. There is a good variety of undertones in this shade range as well. Kiko doesn’t provide descriptions of any of the shades, but many of the shade names are quite descriptive so I’ll share them below:

  • 101 Soft Rose
  • 102 Satin Rosy Beige
  • 103 Natural Rose
  • 104 Sangria
  • 105 Scarlet Red
  • 106 Satin Ruby Red
  • 107 Cherry Red
  • 108 Satin Currant Red
  • 109 Strawberry Red
  • 110 Spicy Rose
  • 111 Satin Pink Camellia
  • 112 Satin Peach Rose
  • 113 Satin Coral
  • 114 Orange Red
  • 115 Fire Red
  • 116 Hot Pink
  • 117 Cyclamen
  • 118 Orchid
  • 119 Rhododendron Pink
  • 120 Rosy Mauve
  • 121 Dark Rosy Chestnut
  • 122 Bordeaux
  • 123 Satin Grape
  • *129  Burnt Tangerine
  • 130 Antique Brass
  • 131 Spiced Tea

*I assume that shades 124-128 were discontinued as they are no longer shown on 

You can see side-by-side arm swatches of shades 101-123 online. I’m so glad they did that instead of individual swatches, because some of the shades are similar. 

I am really happy with this shade range! I have the shade 107 (Cherry Red) and I couldn’t be more pleased with the color. It’s the perfect red for me; not too warm or cool. 

There is something for everyone, or almost everyone, in this range. My only small complaint about this shade range is that there aren’t any “eccentric” colors like blue or black. I’m not interested in using unusual lipstick colors myself, but I’ve noticed lately that a lot of the large lipstick ranges (especially for matte/long-wearing lipsticks) include at least one or two of those types of shades.

Packaging/ease of application

Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch is a double ended lip product with the base color on one end and the glossy top coat on the other. Each end has its own applicator. The base color has a small doe foot applicator that comes to a point for precise application. This applicator would be perfect if it picked up a little bit more product. I have small lips and this applicator picks up just barely enough product to completely cover my lips. 

The glossy top coat has a brush applicator that resembles a nail polish brush, but a bit more narrow so that it can be applied with precision. I have noticed that this brush is picking up a bit of color from the colored base, but I think that’s probably inevitable with this type of product. The lip gloss itself remains clear, so this is not a problem.

All components of this product’s packaging are made out of plastic. That doesn’t take away from its high-end feel, however! Kiko’s Unlimited Double Touch might be the prettiest lip product in my collection. I think this product looks like it comes from a very high-end luxury brand. I’m new to the brand, but from what I’ve seen Kiko makes some of the most beautiful makeup products on the market. This one is no exception! 🙂

This lipstick (the base coat) is highly pigmented like most liquid lipsticks. Because of that, it’s not the easiest lip product to apply. It requires patience to make sure it stays within the lip line. I didn’t take away any points for this because it’s to be expected that this type of product will require more effort. Also, applying lip liner first will help immensely!

After allowing a minute for the base color to dry, the glossy top coat is very easy to apply. I’m not nearly as careful when applying it because the lip gloss is clear. I just apply a little on bottom and top, then rub my lips together. I find that that method distributes the product evenly and looks good every time.

While the glossy top coat makes lips look plumped and shiny, it isn’t actually necessary. The lipstick can be worn alone if a more matte look is desired.


You might’ve been surprised or even shocked to see that I scored Unlimited Double Touch 10/10 for hydration. Long-wearing liquid lipsticks are notorious for making lips look and feel dry. For that reason, a lot of people avoid them completely.

While Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch is far from being the most hydrating lip product out there, it is the most hydrating long-wear liquid lipstick I’ve ever tried. The gloss definitely helps, but even without the gloss, this lipstick formula never makes my lips look or feel dry. It has a slight tackiness to it, but that isn’t bothersome; that feeling lets me know there’s moisture on my lips. 

I’ve been wearing this lipstick every day for a few days now and I’ve found that my lips never feel dry when it’s on, even if I’ve been wearing it for hours. I’m not sure how Kiko accomplished this since the formula doesn’t appear to contain any special hydrating ingredients. 

Staying power

Kiko claims that Unlimited Double Touch lipstick lasts up to 12 hours. That’s an impressive claim! But is it true?

I definitely agree that this is a long-wearing lip product, but its staying power isn’t quite as impressive as I expected based on Kiko’s claim. I’m able to eat small snacks and drink without the longevity of this lipstick being affected. However, I do eat three meals a day, and therefore I’m unable to achieve the 12 hours of wear time that may be possible for some others. Greasy foods especially will significantly break down this lipstick (that’s true of all lipsticks I’ve tried).

As long as I don’t eat anything that’s very greasy, this lipstick does hold up very well. I’ve found that it never smudges and it’s transfer-proof! Not just “kinda sorta transfer-proof” like some, either! I can drink out of a clear glass while wearing this lipstick, and there is no visible residue left behind (except the lip gloss if I still have it on).

As expected, the staying power of the lip gloss is not anything spectacular. I’d say it performs similarly to most lip glosses. I drink a lot of water throughout the day, and more of the gloss comes off each time I take a sip. Some of its moisture stays behind on my lips, but the glossy appearance doesn’t last very long.


While Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch is the only 100% cruelty-free product of its kind (that I’m aware of), and therefore it’s difficult to compare to other products, I can say with confidence that it’s priced very well! It’s not often that a product impresses me as much as this one has. It definitely performs and looks like a luxury product. I could see a high-end brand charging $25+ for a comparable product, but Kiko’s is only $12.99!

I mentioned previously that CoverGirl has a similar product. That one is priced a little lower at only $10.99, but it’s not 100% cruelty-free. I also noticed that it contains a smaller amount of product. Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch is definitely the way to go if you’ve had your eye on CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lip Color!

Wondering why all these product photos were taken with sunglasses? Well, it’s because I think bold red lips look perfect worn with cat-eye sunglasses! Both are classic and beautiful. 

I am truly so happy that I discovered Kiko Milano and their Unlimited Double Touch lipstick. This is definitely a stand-out product in my collection and I’m very tempted to buy several more shades!

Kiko did a wonderful job formulating and designing this product. It’s the perfect solution for those of us that want long-wearing intense lip color that also feels hydrating. I would highly recommend Kiko Milano Unlimited Double Touch to anyone that enjoys lipstick.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for sticking with me to the end! Have you tried Unlimited Double Touch or any other Kiko Milano lip products? What about other types of products from Kiko Milano? I’m so impressed with this lipstick, I’d love suggestions for other Kiko products! Please comment below. 🙂


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Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask–Bye-Bye Rough Dull Skin, Hello Soft Radiant Skin!

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic MaskI first heard of Andalou Naturals, a natural skincare brand, a long time ago. However, it wasn’t until recently that their products really caught my attention. That’s because I now almost always look at ingredients before anything else when considering new skincare products. Andalou Naturals products are packed with some of the most interesting ingredients I’ve ever seen, like fruit stem cells, pumpkin, and honey! All three of those ingredients can be found in a product I recently purchased, Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask.

I haven’t had the best luck with most masks I’ve tried in the past. Most of them have been purifying or hydrating masks. They don’t usually seem to do anything special, which is a bit frustrating when they add extra time to my skincare routine. This Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is the first mask I’ve ever tried that’s meant to exfoliate and brighten the skin. Keep reading to find out if this product really is special!

Importance of sun protection with exfoliants

I want to add a quick note about the importance of wearing sun protection when using exfoliants on the face or body. When you have a layer of dead skin cells on top of your fresh new skin, that layer provides some sun protection. Once that layer is exfoliated away, the new outer layer of skin is more sensitive to the sun, and more likely to burn. Make sure you always wear sufficient sun protection, especially when using exfoliating products in your skincare routine.

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask product claims directly from

Fruit stem cells, vitamin C, and glycolic AHA blended with manuka honey and organic pumpkin, rich in beta carotene, gently dissolve and sweep away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for even tone, smooth texture, and a luminous complexion.

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Other product details

  • Price: $12.79 (this price fluctuates slightly, so it may be different when you view the product on Amazon)
  • Net weight: 1.7 oz. | 50 g
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
  • Vegetarian (not vegan due to this product containing honey)
  • Gluten-free
  • 98% natural ingredients
  • Appropriate for normal to combination skin
  • Shelf life: 12 months
  • Where to buy: 
    • ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
  • Overall rating: 8.8/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 7/10
    • Exfoliation: 10/10
    • Ingredients: 8/10
    • Ease of removal: 9/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a skincare professional. I am simply an individual that enjoys learning about and using skincare products. Speak to your dermatologist or esthetician if you have any concerns.

Packaging/ease of application

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is packaged in a transparent orange plastic jar, and that’s one of its very few downfalls! The jar looks nice, don’t get me wrong. Unfortunately, jar packaging allows both air and light to reach the product inside. 

A lot of skincare ingredients will degrade more quickly when exposed to light and air. Plant extracts in particular are quite sensitive and will break down more quickly in this type of packaging. There are several plant extracts in this natural skincare product, so I had to take a few points away for the packaging. I’m not sure if a pump would work with this mask’s texture, but a squeeze tube would’ve been a better choice than a jar for protecting the integrity of many sensitive ingredients.

I know that was a rough start to the review, but don’t despair! I’ve found this mask to be quite enjoyable. The experience begins when you open the jar and the smell of pumpkin pie hits your nose…it literally smells good enough to eat (but please don’t)!

The texture of this product matches the scent, as it looks and feels almost exactly like pure pumpkin puree. The great thing about that, is that it’s very easy to apply and smooths over the skin effortlessly. 

Andalou Naturals warns that once the mask is applied, you will feel a tingle on the skin. Usually you don’t want skincare products to tingle, but they state that it’s normal in this case, as that’s how you know the AHAs are working to dissolve dead skin cells. I don’t find the tingling from this mask to be unpleasant, and it also doesn’t last very long. I wanted to be sure to mention this since I know that sensation can be alarming when you aren’t expecting it!


The exfoliating power of Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is undeniable. As I mentioned in the previous section, you can feel it working! Most skincare products don’t provide any instant results, but this one does. As soon as the mask is washed off, skin feels smooth and soft as a baby’s bottom! After using this mask, I feel like my other skincare products penetrate the skin more effectively due to the top layer of skin being swept away.

I’ll go into detail about this mask’s ingredients in the next section, but I’d like to provide a little preview here. The main ingredient, pumpkin, contains enzymes that may work to exfoliate skin. There isn’t research to support that claim, but even if pumpkin doesn’t exfoliate, there are three other ingredients that definitely do!

The exfoliating ingredients in this formula are also largely responsible for the brightening effect this mask provides. Fresh healthy skin always looks brighter and more radiant than dull dry skin!


If you look through the ingredients for several Andalou Naturals skincare products, you’ll find that they all (or at least all the ones I checked) contain fruit stem cells and a BioActive Berry Complex. I was intrigued by these unique ingredients, as I hadn’t ever seen them before. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find much information on those, but there are a lot of other really interesting ingredients that I researched to find out what makes this mask work. 

Andalou Naturals made a minor change to the formulation of the Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask, so you might notice that online it shows Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract which was removed. While that ingredient was eliminated, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract was added. There are 29 total ingredients:

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Puree, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Purified Water (Aqua), Vegetable Glycerin, Manuka Honey, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Malus Domestica (Heirloom Apple) Fruit Stem Cells, Solar Vitis (Grape) Fruit Stem Cells, BioActive Berry Complex, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glycolic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Powder, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Powder

The breakdown of these ingredients is pretty amazing! By that, I meant the proportion of “good” ingredients (the ones that provide skincare benefits) outweighs the “neutral” and “bad” ingredients. As I mentioned before, there were some ingredients I struggled to find information on, but I have 19 ingredients labeled in that “good” category. Let’s start with those! (please note that my primary resources for ingredient information are INCI Decoder and Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary):

  • Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Puree
    • Rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants
    • Enzymes found in pumpkin may exfoliate skin, but according to Paula’s Choice, there is no substantiated research supporting that claim
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
    • Moisturizer
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Helps wound healing
  • Vegetable Glycerin
    • Natural moisturizer
  • Manuka Honey
    • One of the oldest skincare ingredients recorded
    • Moisturizing, soothing, and antioxidant properties
    • Potent antibacterial
  • Tocopherol (vitamin E)
    • Antioxidant
    • Strengthens skin barrier
  • Malus Domestica (Heirloom Apple) Fruit Stem Cells
    • May support longevity of skin cells and reduce depth of wrinkles (per Andalou Naturals)
    • According to Paula’s Choice, fruit stem cells can’t work as stem cells within skin, instead providing an antioxidant property
  • Solar Vitis (Grape) Fruit Stem Cells
    • May protect skin from UV rays and other environmental stress (per Andalou Naturals)
    • According to Paula’s Choice, fruit stem cells can’t work as stem cells within skin, instead providing an antioxidant property
  • BioActive Berry Complex
    • This ingredient seems to be specific to Andalou Naturals, but they didn’t provide any details on its benefits
    • Berries are generally great for antioxidants, so this should be a beneficial ingredient
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
    • Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
    • Loaded with fatty acids
  • Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil
    • Antioxidant
    • Loaded with fatty acids
    • Has a strong healing property which can even reduce the appearance of scars
  • Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
    • Emollient plant oil that absorbs quickly
    • Contains antioxidants
  • Glycolic Acid
    • Popular AHA that gently removes dead skin cells
    • Increases collagen production
    • Fades brown spots caused by sun damage
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
    • Stable form of vitamin C
    • Doesn’t absorb as well as ascorbic acid
    • Boosts collagen production and brightens skin
  • Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
    • Moisturizing and smoothing
    • Acids (like malic and gallic acids) provide mild exfoliation, skin brightening, and antibacterial properties
  • Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract
    • Contains bromelain, a group of enzymes that gently exfoliate skin
    • Also contains fruit sugars and amino acids to soothe and moisturize skin
  • Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
    • Moisturizing humectant
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
    • Sodium form of hyaluronic acid
    • Humectant
  • Lecithin
    • Water-binding agent
    • Skin-restoring
  • Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract
    • Antioxidant

I know that’s a lot. Ingredients can be overwhelming! I feel like I’d be cheating you out of a full review if I didn’t include this information, since ingredients are what make skincare products effective, after all!

Andalou Naturals sure did pack a lot of wonderful ingredients into this mask. I think it’s brilliant that they included soothing, strengthening, and healing ingredients alongside the exfoliating ingredients. It’s important to keep a good balance in skincare so skin doesn’t become over-exfoliated or irritated in other ways.

The ingredients discussed above make up about 65% of this mask. The other 35% are “neutral” ingredients, as well as a few “bad” ones. The ingredients I’m calling “neutral” here are a solvent, thickeners, preservatives, and safe masking agents (to disguise potentially bad-smelling ingredients). These don’t help or hurt the skin in any way.

Lastly, the “bad” ingredients… There are a lot of controversial natural ingredients that may cause adverse effects on skin. Some natural skincare advocates claim they’re harmless, but there is research showing that there is risk for certain natural ingredients. In this product, those ingredients are: Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, and Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Powder. Lemon extract is a potential skin-sensitizer because of its high acidity. This ingredient may have been included for its citric acid, which is a mild exfoliant. Clove flower extract and cinnamon bark powder are fragrance ingredients which could aggravate skin.

Overall, I’m very happy with the ingredients in this mask. The first half of the ingredients list is made up of good ones, and that’s wonderful since ingredients are listed in order of highest concentration. The potentially harmful fragrance ingredients are at the bottom, where they belong!

Ease of removal 

With the exception of my Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask which is a leave-on overnight mask, many of the masks I’ve tried have been quite difficult to wash off. Peel-off masks are fun, but they’re the hardest to completely remove. Even the ones that are meant to rinse off with water can take a lot of scrubbing to wash off completely. In fairness, most of the masks I’ve tried are meant for purifying and contain clay, which really dries down on the face.

The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask does dry slightly on the face, but it doesn’t become completely dry and cracked like a lot of clay-based masks. I’m able to remove about 95% of this mask from my face by splashing with water and wiping it off with my hands without looking. When I check my face afterwards, there will usually be a couple of stubborn spots (like around my nose) where a bit of the mask is still hanging on. I’m able to remove those spots with my hands easily enough, I just scrub over them until they come off.


Usually price is one of the easiest categories for me to rate a product on, because I’ve bought so many products these last few years and usually have an idea of reasonable price range. It’s a little bit more difficult with this mask because I haven’t purchased many masks, and never any similar to this one. 

I looked through quite a few exfoliating masks online and it seems that there aren’t very many affordable options. There is one from Bliss that makes similar claims, but its ingredients don’t impress me as much as this one from Andalou Naturals. Also, it’s more expensive!

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is $12.79. I don’t mind that price at all! In fact, I think it’s a great value since this type of mask shouldn’t be used very often. Andalou Naturals advises 1-3 times per week, but it would be safest to only use it once per week if using other chemical or physical exfoliants throughout the week.

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask has some of the best reviews I’ve ever seen for a skincare product. It’s definitely well-loved by many, including me! I appreciate the instant results this mask delivers. 

The product claims for this mask are concise, but also accurate! Andalou Naturals claims that the Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask gently dissolves and sweeps away dull, dry surface cells to even tone, smooth texture, and create a luminous complexion. I’m still a bit baffled about the fruit stem cells and BioActive Berry Complex, but I’m sure they contribute to the product’s benefits. I think this mask is a great choice for anyone looking to gently exfoliate without the need to apply an exfoliant daily. 

Andalou Naturals recommends this product for normal and combination skin types. Honestly, I think almost everyone could benefit from this mask. With that being said, people with very sensitive skin may be unable to use this mask due to the lemon extract and fragrance ingredients.

Ready to indulge in some pumpkiny goodness? Give this mask a try!

If you’ve already tried it, let me know what you think in the comments below. 🙂


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Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation–Affordable Foundation Formulated with Great Ingredients

Pacifica Alight Clean FoundationDrugstore makeup has come a very long way in recent years, but certain products are still tough to find at affordable prices. One category that’s difficult to find at the drugstore or in the drugstore price range, is clean beauty. I’ve seen some products here and there, but most of them aren’t 100% cruelty-free. Pacifica makeup is often overlooked, but Pacifica was probably one of the first affordable brands to start making clean makeup. One of their most popular makeup products is the Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation that launched a couple of years ago. 

I’m pretty late to the game on this one, but I hesitated to purchase this foundation due to mixed reviews. I finally went for it when Pacifica recently had a good sale! I decided it would be worth a try since this foundation is kind of a “unicorn” in the makeup world (since it’s clean and affordable). Also, there is no single foundation that will work for every single person; inevitably, some will love it, others will hate it, and some will fall in the middle.

Please keep reading for my thoughts on this foundation, including a thorough review of its ingredients!

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation product claims directly from

Get the flawless coverage of your dreams in 30 shades designed for real skin tones. Our innovative, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested formula goes on smooth, covers pores and lasts throughout the day.* But we weren’t just concerned about creating your perfect shade, we also care about the ingredients you use. This formula is free of silicone, parabens, phthalates, talc, BHA, BHT, petroleum and drying alcohols (and a huge list of other things your skin doesn’t love).

Immediate results:*

  • Flawless, seamless coverage
  • Skin feels clean
  • More radiant, healthy looking skin
  • Pore free appearance and vibrant
  • Lasts day to night

After 6 weeks of use:*

  • Skin looks more healthy
  • Skin feels smoother

*93% or more participants agreed in clinical study

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Other product details

  • Price: $16.00 (price varies by shade on Amazon)
  • Net weight: 0.90 oz. | 28 ml
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • 30 shades ranging from fair to deep
  • Oil-free
  • Anti-shine
  • Satin finish
  • Where to buy: and (please note that every shade is listed separately on Amazon; this link will take you to my shade, 38NF)
    • ships to the USA and Canada only.
    • ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
  • Overall rating: 8.8/10
    • Inclusivity: 9/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 10/10
    • Staying power: 7/10
    • Ingredients: 8/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.


Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation comes in 30 shades ranging from fair to deep. This isn’t the most impressive foundation shade range I’ve ever seen, but it’s pretty great for a couple of reasons! 

First, a lot of clean foundations have quite limited shade ranges. I previously reviewed the Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint and Clove + Hallow Pressed Mineral Foundation (Clove + Hallow is a mid-range clean brand), which come in 12 and 14 shades, respectively. Unfortunately, those aren’t even the worst shade ranges I’ve seen.

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation isn’t the only Pacifica coverage product. Before this foundation was launched, there was already an illuminating foundation, as well as a CC cream and BB Cream. Those products have abysmal shade ranges, so I was very happy to see Pacifica do better with this foundation’s inclusivity.

I looked at each shade in this range, and found that the shades are distributed as follows:

  • Fair: 3 (2 neutral; 1 cool)
  • Light: 6 (2 neutral; 2 cool; 2 warm)
  • Medium: 7 (2 neutral; 3 cool; 2 warm)
  • Tan: 7 (2 neutral; 1 cool; 4 warm)
  • Deep: 7 (2 neutral; 2 cool; 3 warm)

I’m very glad to see that there are at least two undertones available for each shade category! It’s also wonderful that there are so many medium to deep shades. A lot of coverage products come in several fair to light shades without going nearly deep enough.

My only complaint about this shade range is that there aren’t more undertones available for fair skin. If you have fair skin with a warm undertone, unfortunately you won’t be able to find an ideal shade match in this foundation. 

I also think Pacifica should add a photo on the website showing all shades swatched side-by-side. Since shades can only be viewed one at a time, it’s difficult to select the correct shade. I have fair skin with a neutral undertone, so it took me a while to settle on shade 38NF instead of 40NF. I’m very pleased with my selection, as 38NF might be my best shade match ever! 🙂

Packaging/ease of application

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation comes packaged in a gorgeous frosted glass bottle. Packaging is one thing that Pacifica almost always does right! If you like displaying products with pretty packaging, this is definitely one you’d want to keep out. There is also a plastic cap and plastic pump. The pump makes it very easy to control how much foundation is dispensed. I find that I need about half a pump to a full pump of this foundation, depending on how much coverage I want.

This foundation has a fairly lightweight texture that’s easy to blend into the skin. It actually feels very similar to the Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation if you’re familiar with that product. Both foundations are nicely hydrating without feeling greasy at all.

Pacifica states that this foundation can be applied with a sponge, brush, or fingers. I use a brush to apply most foundations, but on my skin, I’ve found that this foundation applies best with a sponge. My sponge blends this foundation smoothly, but I’ve found that it can look a bit patchy with a brush. Yesterday, I applied this foundation with a sponge on one side of my face, and used a brush on the other side. These photos show the foundation freshly applied and comparing each side. The difference is subtle, so I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see it. I get medium to full coverage from this foundation whether I use a sponge or brush for application.

I never apply foundation with my fingers, but I tried that today just to see if it would work. As I suspected, I didn’t like that method at all! Fingers might work better with a very light coverage product, but with this foundation it looks streaky and uneven. I did find that it looked OK after I went back over it with a sponge, but it’s easiest to do it all with a sponge from the beginning. 

No matter which application method is used, I highly recommend setting this foundation with powder. It is tacky to the touch without a light dusting of powder. Setting powder will also somewhat help to prevent the foundation from settling into fine lines.

Speaking of fine lines, this foundation tends to settle into the fine lines around my eyes very quickly. I often skip concealer and just apply foundation around my eyes, but that isn’t the best choice with this foundation. I get much better results if I don’t take this foundation all the way up around my eyes. Instead, I leave that area bare of foundation and apply my e.l.f. Hydrating Camo Concealer to cover dark circles and brighten my under-eyes. If you’d prefer a Pacifica concealer to pair with this Pacifica foundation, I’ve heard the Pacifica Liquid Cover Lasting Concealer is really good!

Staying power

In the last section, I compared Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation to Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation. The staying power of these foundations is also quite similar!

Pacifica claims that this foundation will “last day to night.” While it still looks good from a distance after being worn all day, it definitely does break down in some areas. It also settles into fine lines throughout the day.

I did a 9-hour wear test yesterday to illustrate the longevity of Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation. Please don’t judge my “RBF” in the second and third photos; I wanted to make sure the signs of wear were visible (that’s why I wasn’t smiling), and I also wasn’t feeling well. 

When I completed my makeup at noon, the foundation looked flawless except for some settling into a line on my forehead. I think all foundations do that on me, so not a big deal. At the 4-hour mark, the foundation had really started to badly settle into the fine lines around my eyes to make that area look crepey and dry. I also noticed that the foundation had started to break up on my chin and around my mouth (that’s at least partly from eating lunch). At the 9-hour mark, there were no major changes, but foundation had settled into my smile lines. More foundation had also further broken down on my chin and around my nose at that point. As far as oil-control goes, my face remained looking mostly matte until shortly after the 4-hour mark.

I think it’s really difficult to formulate a foundation with good staying power. Overall, I’m happy with the longevity of Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation. It’s not perfect, but it does last better than a lot of other foundations.


I don’t usually review the ingredients for foundations, but since Pacifica has labeled this a clean foundation with skincare benefits, I was curious to see which ingredients they would choose to use. Please note that the ingredient list shown on does not exactly match the ingredient list on the packaging. That’s because Pacifica made a couple of small changes to the formula. The ingredient list below is from the product packaging:

Aqua, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Boron Nitride, Sodium Chloride, Hyaluronic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Brown Seaweed) Extract, Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phytic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Parfum (natural)

May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77499)

The majority of these ingredients are what I call “neutral” (they don’t benefit or harm the skin) which isn’t surprising since this foundation is first and foremost meant to provide coverage. What is surprising, is that there are seven ingredients (that’s 28% of the ingredients) that I have labeled as “good” because they provide skincare benefits! It’s always great to see skincare ingredients incorporated into makeup. I’ll provide brief descriptions of the seven skin-loving ingredients:

  • Squalane
    • Natural moisturizer
  • Glycerin
    • Another natural moisturizer
  • Hyaluronic Acid
    • Humectant that binds up to 1,000x its weight in water
    • Plumps skin and reduces appearance of wrinkles
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water
    • Moisturizes and nourishes skin
  • Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract
    • Antioxidant
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum (Brown Seaweed) Extract
    • Antioxidant
    • Also used as a texture enhancer
  • Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract
    • Skin protectant

The first thing that caught my attention when I looked at the list of ingredients, is that squalane is the second ingredient! I was very surprised to see that a skincare ingredient would have the second highest concentration, since this is foundation, not moisturizer or any other skincare product. The squalane, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and coconut water definitely go a long way in making this foundation feel very hydrating on the skin.

I’m sad to say that there are a couple of ingredients that fall into the “bad” category. Pacifica is big on fragrance, and this foundation is no exception. Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation contains both linalool (a common fragrance ingredient) and a natural fragrance blend. Fragrance ingredients are some of the most common irritants for skin, so it’s disappointing to see them added to this product. To be completely honest, I actually enjoy the scent of this foundation, but I recognize that it could be problematic for people with sensitive skin (or people that simply don’t like fragrance in makeup products).


Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation is $16.00, or $17.78/ounce since the bottle contains only 0.9 oz. instead of the standard full ounce of product. That is definitely on the pricier side for drugstore foundations, considering there are several options for $10.00 or less. 

It’s important to remember that this is not just any drugstore foundation, however. It has a clean formula with several skincare ingredients. It’s also 100% cruelty-free and vegan, which isn’t as common as it should be.

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation really shines as a great value when compared to the majority of clean foundations. Most clean foundations have mid-range or high-end price tags. Many are $40+! I’m so glad Pacifica offers clean makeup options at affordable prices.

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation has impressed me in many ways. I’ve definitely enjoyed it and I’m so happy to finally have a foundation that’s a perfect shade match!

The claims for this product are quite extensive. Since this is meant to be a clean foundation, Pacifica really touts the ingredients. I have to agree that they are very good overall! As far as the “immediate results” claims, I mostly agree. This foundation does provide beautiful seamless coverage that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It also makes skin look bright and healthy. I have to disagree about the “pore free appearance” claim as pores become obvious (at least on my combination skin) after maybe a few hours. Finally, the “lasts day to night” claim; I agree that it lasts reasonably well, but it doesn’t look flawless at the end of the day.

Pacifica also makes long-term claims about this foundation. It’s supposed to make skin look healthier and feel smoother after six weeks of use. I can’t respond to those claims as I don’t wear this foundation every day. However, the skincare ingredients in this formula could certainly contribute to healthier and smoother skin.

I would highly recommend this foundation to almost anyone looking for an affordable, cruelty-free, vegan, clean foundation. Even if you aren’t looking for a “clean” foundation specifically, it’s a great option! The only people that might need to steer clear of this foundation are those with sensitive or oily skin. It has the potential to irritate sensitive skin, and may be too hydrating for oily skin.

Have you tried Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation or any other Pacifica coverage products? Do you think they deserve more love from the beauty community? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments below!


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Milani Weekend Brow–for a Microbladed Brow Look from Home

Milani Weekend BrowA lot of people say they have crazy eyebrows, but mine really are. They’re curly, have a mind of their own, and grow quickly. I trim them often to keep them under control, but they never look good on their own. I thought I’d tried just about every kind of brow product there is, until brow tint pens came onto the market. I was hesitant to try them for a long time for a couple of reasons. First, I wasn’t sure if they’d work for me. Second, I couldn’t find any affordable cruelty-free options until recently. The one I found and decided to purchase is the Milani Weekend Brow.

Brow tint pens quickly gained popularity because the effect they give looks very similar to what microblading does for the brows. They usually have a felt or brush tip that creates hair-like strokes on the skin. Eyebrow pencils are still a popular option as well, but brow pens can create a more natural look.

I’ve only had the Milani Weekend Brow in my collection for a couple of weeks, but it has my brows looking better than ever. I couldn’t wait to share this product with my readers! 

Milani Weekend Brow product claims directly from

Weekend Brow delivers the realest woke-up-like-this, full brow definition. With a featherlight brush tip, superfine smudge-resistant pigments and polymers for long-lasting wear, this defining pen does it all — from filling in brows to building up arches. Make ’em wonder: “Was it microblade?” You won’t believe these brows aren’t yours!

Other product details

  • Price: $8.99
  • Net weight: 0.03 oz. | 1 ml
  • Made in Korea
  • Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
  • Vegan
  • Shelf life: 6 months
  • Three shades:
    • Soft Brown
    • Medium Brown
    • Espresso
  • Where to buy: or
    • ships internationally.
    • does not offer international shipping.
  • Overall rating: 9.2/10
    • Inclusivity: 6/10
    • Packaging/ease of application: 10/10
    • Pigmentation: 10/10
    • Staying power: 10/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.


Milani Weekend Brow is currently only offered in three shades. Three shades isn’t enough for most products, and brow products are definitely no exception. The shade names are listed above in product details, but I’d like to provide shade descriptions as well:

  • Soft Brown: light to medium brown with a neutral undertone
  • Medium Brown: dark brown, almost auburn, with warm undertone
  • Espresso: very dark brown with cool undertone

I have the shade Soft Brown which does appear much lighter on the skin than you might expect (see arm swatches below). However, when applied to my brows it almost looks too dark in some places. It would be nice if a blonde or taupe shade could be added for those of us with light eyebrows. 

In addition to the missing blonde/taupe shade, this shade range is also missing options for those with gray and black brows. People with black eyebrows might be able to make the Espresso shade work since it is very dark brown, but I’m not sure since I’ve not seen anyone with black eyebrows use this product. 

Lastly, there should be a variety of undertones available. It’s nice that Soft Brown has a neutral undertone and therefore likely to work for more people, but the warmth of Medium Brown is very obvious. A lot of people with medium to dark eyebrows won’t be able to use that shade simply because of the very warm undertone.

Brow tint pens are meant to help us create very natural looking filled-in brows, but that is difficult without a proper shade match. Unfortunately, I’m afraid a lot of people won’t be able to find a perfect shade match in this range. This is really the only bad thing I have to say about this product. Please add more shades, Milani!

Packaging/ease of application

If you saw this product at the store and didn’t read the packaging, you’d probably think it’s an eyeliner pen. The packaging looks almost identical to every liquid eyeliner pen I’ve ever seen. It has a very fine brush tip designed to make tiny hair-like strokes. A lot of brow pens are designed with a felt tip that has three “prongs,” probably with quick application in mind. I’ve never tried that type of brow pen, but for those that want the ultimate in precision, I think this fine brush tip design is much better.

I’ve never been good at applying eyeliner that’s designed like this brow pen, but the Milani Weekend Brow makes it so easy to fill in and define brows. I already mentioned how precise it is, but it also glides over the skin easily without any drag. The brow tint flows out of the pen smoothly without skipping thanks to the tank system that prevents the pen from drying out.

I use the Milani Weekend Brow both to fill in sparse areas and to define my eyebrows. You can see there is a huge difference between the photo of my brows with no product applied, and the photo with this brow pen lightly applied.

I like the way my eyebrows look with just the brow pen, but my new favorite routine for my eyebrows is to pair it with e.l.f. Wow Brow which is a tinted brow gel. That brow gel contains fibers which give brows more volume. Since it’s also tinted, I often use it by itself on my brows. However, I’m much happier with the way my brows look when I use both of these products together for the best definition, consistent color, volume, and hold.


The brow tint in the Milani Weekend Brow pen is not highly pigmented like most brow pencils and pomades. I think that’s part of the reason it looks more natural. The low-medium pigmentation also makes it easier to apply because if you create a stray stroke, it’s easy to cover up. With the Soft Brown shade on my brows, the level of pigmentation in this brow pen is perfect. 

I tested it on my arm to see if the color can be built up, and it can! For those that need more pigmentation from this product, I recommend building it up until the desired level of intensity is achieved.

Staying power

Some brow tinting products are semi-permanent, but Milani Weekend Brow has a washable formula. You might think a product like this would run easily, but it stays in place surprisingly well! 

I did a little experiment in the shower last night to verify this. I splashed water on my face and checked the mirror to see if any of the color dripped off of my eyebrows. It did not move at all! I was quite surprised and impressed that this product stayed in place until I used face wash to remove it.

While I’ve had great experience with the staying power of this brow pen, I would advise against using it when you have any highly emollient products or oils around your eyebrows. In fact, it might be best to powder your face before applying this product for optimal staying power.


Milani Weekend Brow is priced similarly to a lot of other Milani products, at $8.99. There are quite a few affordable brow tint pens available today, so this product isn’t special for its price. However, I’ve found that most similarly-priced or lower-priced options either aren’t 100% cruelty-free, or have very poor ratings. Milani Weekend Brow is completely cruelty-free (vegan, too!), and received great reviews on both and

I also like to think about the longevity of a product when I consider its price. A lot of liquid products have a tendency to dry out quickly. I haven’t had the Weekend Brow pen for very long so I can’t say for sure, but I expect it to last quite a while. That’s because it has a tank system meant to prevent it from drying out! I also think brush tips tend to last better than felt tips, and this pen does have a brush tip.

I think the price of this product is very fair. It checks all my boxes (except inclusivity) and it’s less than half the price of some high-end alternatives!

I am so glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone to try the Milani Weekend Brow pen. My brows look more sculpted and perfected with this product (along with my beloved e.l.f. Wow Brow) than they ever have before!

I completely agree with Milani’s product claims. The brush tip is absolutely perfect for creating realistic hair-like strokes to fill in and define eyebrows. The color never smudges, fades, or runs, for all-day reliable wear. I think the Weekend Brow is an excellent at-home alternative to microblading.

I would recommend this product to anyone interested in trying a brow tint. Literally my only complaint about Milani Weekend Brow is the poor shade range. If there is a shade that’s close to your eyebrow color, I’d say give it a shot!

Have you tried Milani Weekend Brow yet? What about other types of brow pens? This is the only one I’ve ever tried so I’d like to hear how some others compare. Please comment below!


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Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask–Overnight Face Mask that Won’t Leave You Feeling Greasy

Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful MaskA lot of beauty brands make bold product claims, but usually those claims aren’t right in the product names. Pacifica decided to just go for it with the “Wake Up Beautiful” collection. Each of the products in the collection has that phrase in the name, essentially making the claim that they will perfect skin overnight. The original product from this line was the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask, which has been a popular Pacifica product for at least a few years now.

While all four products in the Wake Up Beautiful collection are appealing to me to a degree, the Wake Up Beautiful Mask is the one that stood out to me most. I had been interested in hydrating face masks for some time, but I liked the idea of a mask that could be left on overnight to speed up my night time routine. I was also curious if it would provide any special benefits after each use since Pacifica does make such bold claims! Needless to say, one of my recent Pacifica orders included this unique face mask.

Since this is an overnight face mask, I use it a few times a week in place of a moisturizer. I will be reviewing this product in the same way I would if it was actually marketed as a moisturizer instead of a face mask. Also, you might notice in photos that the product looks quite small. That’s because I have the “mini” one ounce size of this product, rather than the full-size version that is two ounces. 

Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask product claims directly from

Supercharge your bedtime and wake up beautiful every day. Essential lipids, antioxidants and natural extracts help revive and hydrate. A no-rinse, non-greasy, non-sticky mask with aromatherapeutic benefits for relaxation.

  • Age-Defying
  • Antioxidants
  • Calming
  • Redness-Reducing

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Other product details

  • Price: $15.00 (full size) OR $10.00 (mini)
  • Net weight: 2 oz. | 59 ml (full size) OR 1 oz. | 29 ml (mini)
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Appropriate for dry and combination skin types
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or mineral oil
  • Scent: geranium and rose absolute
  • Shelf life: 12 months
  • Where to buy full size Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask: or
    • ships to the USA and Canada only.
    • ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
  • Where to buy mini Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask:
  • Overall rating: 9.0/10
    • Packaging/ease of use: 10/10
    • Hydration: 10/10
    • Team player: 6/10
    • Ingredients: 9/10
    • Price: 10/10

Please note that I am not a skincare professional. I am simply an individual that enjoys learning about and using skincare products. Speak to your dermatologist or esthetician if you have any concerns.

Packaging/ease of use

Sometimes mini versions of products are packaged differently than full-size, but fortunately that isn’t the case here. I was happy to see that the full-size Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask has the same type of packaging as my mini version because I really like this packaging! It’s a recyclable plastic squeeze tube with a flip-top cap that’s easy to keep clean. 

I appreciate that this mask is packaged in a squeeze tube instead of a jar for a couple of reasons. First, skincare products packaged in squeeze tubes instead of jars are more likely to remain uncontaminated. I apply my skincare products with clean hands, but there’s still always a chance that something will sneak into a jar! Next, jars don’t protect unstable ingredients from light or air. Many ingredients will degrade more quickly when exposed to light and/or air. Since squeeze tubes aren’t airtight, some air will be able to get in. However, that exposure is minimal enough not to be concerning (in my opinion).

The Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask looks just like a moisturizer when it comes out of the tube. It’s white, thick, and creamy. It applies easily to the skin, even more easily than a lot of moisturizers. I think Pacifica must’ve used some kind of sorcery to make this unique texture! Products that are thick and creamy usually take a little effort to work into the skin, but this one is different. It blends over the skin quickly and leaves no feeling of greasiness or tackiness behind. Instead, skin feels soft, smooth, and healthy!


To be completely honest, I’m not sure if the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask provides any more hydration compared to good night creams I’ve used, like Derma E Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer. That might sound like a bad thing, but to me it isn’t. I have combination skin, so I don’t need the most hydrating products out there. On the flip side, that might also mean that this mask isn’t quite hydrating enough for those with dry skin, even though Pacifica recommends it for dry and combination skin types.

I find that this mask provides just the right amount of hydration without going over the top and becoming greasy. It feels great on my skin! Also, a little spoiler on the ingredients…this mask contains a lot of ingredients that moisturize the skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which is a very effective humectant (this means that it draws in moisture and retains it in the skin).

Team player

You might’ve been surprised to see that I didn’t rate this mask well in this category since earlier I discussed how easy it is to use. Sadly, this product works best on its own or layered only over very light products like toner. 

A product that I frequently like to use in my night time skincare routine is the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant. I’ve learned that if I layer this Pacifica mask over that exfoliant, or any other products that I wouldn’t classify as “lightweight,” I experience a lot of pilling. In that situation, I get the best results when I use only a very small amount of the mask. Still, even then, I’ll notice some pilling later on if I scratch or rub my face.

If you want to use this mask with a lot of other products, or any heavy ones, you may not care for it. On the other hand, if you like a simpler skincare routine and don’t want to apply other products before this mask, it’s likely that you will enjoy it!


Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask contains some special ingredients that I’ve never researched before, so I was interested to see what I’d find! The product packaging touts floral cells, quinoa, and mushrooms, but there are so many more great ingredients in this formula. Here is the full list of all 26 ingredients:

aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, xanthan gum, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, rosa centifolia flower extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower water, panthenol (vitamin B), allantoin, tocopherol (vitamin E), hydrolyzed rice protein, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, hyaluronic acid, ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) stem extract, lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract, chenopodium quinoa seed extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, parfum (natural aromatherapy blend)

When I research ingredients, I classify them as “good,” “neutral,” or “bad.” I was very happy to find that 17 of the ingredients in this mask are “good!” That’s 65%, which is higher than average. 🙂 There are also seven “neutral” ingredients, as well as two that I consider to be “bad” in skincare products.

There are so many “good” ingredients that provide benefits to the skin, I’ll jump right in with brief descriptions of each (please note that my primary resources for ingredient information are INCI Decoder and Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary):

  • Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil
    • Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
    • Loaded with fatty acids, which smooth, hydrate, calm, and strengthen skin
  • Glycerin
    • Natural moisturizer
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
    • Moisturizer
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Helps wound healing
  • Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
    • Emollient moisturizer
    • Skin-soothing
    • Antioxidant-rich
  • Persea gratissima (avocado) oil
    • Loaded with fatty acids
    • Highly moisturizing
    • Contains vitamin E
  • Rosa centifolia flower extract
    • Skin-conditioner with astringent and antioxidant properties
  • Panthenol (vitamin B)
    • Moisturizer and humectant
  • Allantoin
    • Skin soothing and conditioning agent
  • Tocopherol (vitamin E)
    • Antioxidant
    • Strengthens skin barrier
  • Hydrolyzed rice protein
    • Moisturizes skin
    • Leaves skin feeling smooth and dry to the touch (this ingredient may be partly responsible for the unique texture of this mask)
  • Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil
    • Nourishing and moisturizing oil
    • Contains fatty acids, vitamin E, and potent antioxidant gamma-oryzanol
  • Hyaluronic acid
    • Humectant; binds up to 1,000x its weight in water
    • Plumps skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) stem extract
    • May visibly reduce discoloration
    • Reduces signs of irritation
    • Antioxidant
  • Lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract
    • Fades the appearance of sun damage and acne scarring
    • Strengthens skin barrier
    • Boosts skin elasticity
    • Loaded with antioxidants
    • Possible skin sensitizer according to Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary
  • Chenopodium quinoa seed extract
    • Skin conditioner
  • Calendula officinalis flower extract
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antioxidant
    • Skin soothing with healing properties
  • Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract
    • Antioxidant
    • Potent skin-soothing property
    • May aggravate skin that is sensitive to plants in the daisy family

I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed! These ingredients are excellent for hydrating, soothing, repairing, and protecting the skin. 

The “neutral” ingredients obviously aren’t so exciting. They neither cause harm or benefit the skin. Rather, they support the overall formula so the product can be effective. These ingredients include a solvent, emollients, emulsifier, thickener, and preservatives. 

Lastly, for the “bad” ingredients that have the potential to harm skin… Jasmine flower water is used for masking the scent of other ingredients. I’m guessing that some of the natural ingredients (like the mushroom extracts) smell unpleasant, and this masking ingredient is used to disguise them. Why is jasmine flower water bad? Unfortunately, fragrance ingredients always have the potential to irritate skin. That leads to the next “bad” ingredient which is parfum (natural aromatherapy blend). Even though this fragrant blend is made with natural ingredients, it could still be problematic for some by causing skin sensitization.

While lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract and chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract are labeled as “good” ingredients and will benefit most people’s skin, I want to reiterate that they have the potential to be sensitizing. Due to these two ingredients, as well as the fragrance ingredients mentioned above, I think it would be best for those with sensitive skin to avoid this product.


It was more difficult for me to rate the price of the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask compared to other products I’ve reviewed, because I’ve never had anything in my skincare collection quite like this product. I did a search for “hydrating overnight face masks” and found that most of the results were considerably more expensive than this $15.00 Pacifica mask. I was happy to see that because while Pacifica is definitely in the drugstore price range, their products can sometimes be a bit pricey compared to similar drugstore products.

I think this product is an especially good value for those that don’t use it every single night. I use it a few nights each week and the mini size has lasted me quite a while. I still have about a third of the tube left, which tells me the full-size bottle might last someone like me close to a year!

Other products in the Wake Up Beautiful collection

The Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask is not a new product, but the other products in the collection are fairly recent launches. In addition to the mask, this collection now includes the following products:

I’m curious if these products would work even better together than individually. If you’re interested in trying all four Wake Up Beautiful products, Pacifica also offers a Wake Up Beautiful Bundle for only $64.00. That bundle includes the Wake Up Beautiful products, as well as a bottle of Dream Sleep Beauty Gummies (and for a limited time, a cute sleep mask!). This bundle is an $80.00 value, so definitely the way to go if you’re interested in this collection.

Does Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask actually perfect skin overnight? Unfortunately, I have to say it does not. I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone, as there are very few products that can make a visible difference in the skin that quickly.

Looking back at Pacifica’s claims for the Wake Up Beautiful Mask, I agree with most of what they say. It does contain all of the types of ingredients mentioned. It also effectively revives and hydrates the skin. The texture is very pleasantly non-greasy and non-sticky. The claim about aromatherapeutic benefits depends on your perspective. If you enjoy floral scents, then I think they got it right! I don’t particularly like this scent, but it doesn’t bother me either. 

As far as the “age-defying” claim goes, I reviewed the ingredients again and I don’t think any of them will help with wrinkles, but some will help with other signs of aging like sun damage. Many of the ingredients will also help to prevent signs of aging. It seems probable that this mask would also help with calming skin and reducing redness, though my skin doesn’t really need those benefits often so I can’t confirm from experience.

While I enjoy this mask, I’m not sure that it does more for my skin than most of the night creams and other moisturizers I’ve used in the last couple of years. It does have some unique ingredients, but I’m skeptical that there is anything differentiating this mask from a moisturizer.

My previous statement doesn’t sound very positive, but that’s just because I’ve used so many good moisturizers. If you’re on the hunt for a hydrating moisturizer or mask that will soothe, repair, and protect, Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask may be a great choice for you! I would only advise those with very dry or sensitive skin to avoid this product.

Have you tried the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask or any other products from the Wake Up Beautiful Collection? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


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Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara–Clean Formula that doesn’t Clump or Flake

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral MascaraI’ve reviewed quite a few Pacifica products. Pacifica is one of my favorite brands for body care and skincare. For some reason, I never tried any of their makeup until very recently. I ordered a wide variety of products and my order was big enough that I received a free gift, a mini size of the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara!

Pacifica makeup in general is not discussed often in the beauty community. I’m really not sure why! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a review of any Pacifica mascaras, so I’m here to review the Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara today.

I was so excited to try this mascara because I thought it might be an affordable alternative to the ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara. The ILIA and Pacifica mascaras are the only clean mascara formulas I’ve ever tried. I must say that I am pleased! Keep reading for my full review of the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara product claims directly from

You will fall in love with our long-lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. This amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. Apply for a natural look by day, or layer for more volume with our super plush 100% vegan brush that provides effortless coverage.

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Other product details

  • Price: $14.00
  • Net weight: 0.25 oz. | 7.1 g
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Formulated without carmine, phthalates, petrolatum, and silicone
  • Two shades:
    • Stardust (brown)
    • Supernova (black)
  • Special ingredients:
    • Vitamin B moisturizes
    • Coconut oil moisturizes and protects eyelashes
  • Where to buy: or 
    • ships to the USA and Canada only.
    • ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
  • Overall rating: 8.0/10
    • Wand/ease of application: 6/10
    • Lengthening: 10/10
    • Staying power: 9/10
    • Ease of removal: 6/10
    • Price: 9/10

Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.

Wand/ease of application

I want to preface this section by stating that I’ve never owned the full-size version of Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara. I have a mini version that has a much shorter applicator. However, mini mascaras usually have the same type of brush as their full-size counterparts. 

The wand for this mascara has a brush applicator with fiber bristles rather than rubber “spiky” bristles. While I enjoy both types of brushes, this kind is great at coating every eyelash. It also has a slightly conical/pointed shape which is helpful for reaching shorter lashes toward the inner corner of the eye.

The bad thing about this mascara’s brush is its size. It is much larger than what I’m used to. As you can see in this photo, the applicator is bigger than my eye! Granted, my eyes aren’t very large, but I definitely think mascara applicators shouldn’t be this big. 

People with larger eyes and very thick eyelashes may not be bothered by the size of this brush. However, since my eyes are a bit small with hooded lids and my lashes aren’t the thickest, this large brush really makes it more difficult for me to apply the mascara than it should be. No matter how careful I am, I always end up touching the brush to my eyelid, smudging mascara on my skin. And don’t even think about using this mascara on the lower lash line…that would be a smudgy mess! It’s easy enough to remove with a cotton swab, but that’s not always an option if I’m also wearing eyeshadow.

There is one other factor to take into consideration with this mascara’s application. The formula is quite wet. For some people that is a good thing, while others may be bothered by it. I don’t mind too much, but since it is a wet formula, it takes longer to dry. The upside is that this mascara layers well. I’ve found that when some formulas dry too quickly, it’s tough to build up to the desired length and volume.


The #1 thing I look for in a mascara is length. I think my eyes look so much bigger and prettier when I’m having a good “lash day” with long lashes! My eyelashes aren’t too short, probably average, but they always look so much better with enough mascara applied to look like “my lashes but better.”

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara does an excellent job at lengthening. It does take some time to build to the length I want, but for a more natural look it wouldn’t take long at all. I hope you can see in this photo that my lashes look fanned out and perfectly lengthened! I have a lot of those good “lash days” with this mascara. 🙂

As you can probably guess from the name of this mascara, it is better at lengthening than volumizing. It does add some volume, but not as much as some people want. I personally love the way this mascara makes my eyelashes look. Volumizing mascaras often make lashes look clumped together, but this one never clumps!

Staying power

A lot of mascaras have a tendency to flake or smudge, either under the eyes or even on the eyelid. When that happens, it can ruin a whole makeup look! No one wants raccoon eyes. 

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara stays put all day long. I’ve never experienced any flaking or smudging while wearing this mascara. I don’t think I’ve ever been caught in the rain while wearing it, but I don’t think it would budge even then unless I really got soaked! If it did run a little, that would be reasonable since this isn’t a waterproof formula.

The other thing I consider when determining a mascara’s staying power, is its ability to hold a curl. It’s strange, some days like today, I think this Pacifica mascara holds a curl really well. Other days, not so much. I think it depends on how well I curl my lashes before applying mascara. Today, I held the curler on my lashes longer than I usually do. If your eyelashes are naturally straight like mine, I definitely recommend using an eyelash curler and making them “extra curled” before applying this mascara!

Ease of removal

For a mascara that isn’t waterproof, this one is more difficult to remove than I expected! It won’t come off with warm water and face wash. It also doesn’t come off with my Derma E Universal Cleansing Balm, until I add water (I prefer to remove that with a washcloth instead of rinsing off with water, so that’s kind of inconvenient). Until I started using this mascara, I thought that cleansing balm would remove pretty much anything. Fortunately, I’ve found that I can easily dissolve this mascara with baby shampoo.

I wish I could remove this mascara with face wash and warm water alone, but I’m glad that after some troubleshooting I was able to find something that will take it off easily enough. It’s tougher than most non-waterproof formulas, but it’s still easier to remove than the really stubborn waterproof mascaras!


There are a lot of mascaras at the drugstore priced at or below $10.00. While there are some drugstore mascaras priced higher, they’re in the minority. I was surprised to see that Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara is $14.00! I’ve never spent that much on a drugstore mascara.

While $14.00 is high for a drugstore mascara, I actually think it’s reasonable in this case. Most mascaras formulated with clean ingredients, like the ILIA mascara I mentioned in the intro, are quite expensive (the ILIA mascara is $28.00). There aren’t many clean options at the drugstore, and even fewer when you eliminate the ones that aren’t 100% cruelty-free. Pacifica is always cruelty-free and vegan. 

While this product could be improved, it checks all the boxes for what is most important to me in a mascara. I’m willing to pay a little more for things that I know are effective!

I was a little bit skeptical about Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara before I tried it. Honestly that’s only because I usually buy products based on reviews I’ve seen and I’m certain I’ve never seen a review of any Pacifica mascaras. I probably never would’ve tried this one if Pacifica hadn’t sent it along with my order as a free gift. I’m so glad they did send it to me though, because I do enjoy this mascara! I appreciate its clean ingredients and of course the pretty fluttery effect that it gives my lashes.

In the intro, I mentioned that I had been hopeful Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara would be an affordable alternative to ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara. They are both great products, but I can confidently say that I still prefer ILIA’s formula and brush. However, if a $28.00 mascara isn’t in your budget, this mascara from Pacifica is still good and only half the price.

Everyone has unique preferences with mascaras, so not everyone will like this one. But others will love it! This mascara is definitely for those that value length and separation over volume. It’s perfect for a natural look or realistically lengthened lashes.

Have you ever tried Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara, or any other Pacifica mascaras? Please let me know in the comments below!


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