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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Keep Brow Hairs in Line for HOURS!

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One of the traits I inherited from my dear father is his crazy long brow hairs. I’ve been tempted in the past to just let them be to see how long they would get. I can’t even imagine if they got as long as the ones in this picture I found on reddit.com but how odd would I look?

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So keeping the hair trim and in place it a top priority and I’ve tried just about every kind of “brow keeper-er” there is out there. The rash of brow pomades was promising! I mean, color and a kind of wax in one? I’ve reviewed several of them and the latest one to the list of faves is NYX Eyebrow Gel ($7 @ nyxcosmetics.com). It comes in 5 different shades (shown here in Chocolate, a brown with a dash of red) and seems to be the best at not only keeping brow hairs in place but for the longest time than the others I’ve tried.

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Proof is in the … brow gel!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

5 Favorite New Beauty Releases

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PIXI BEAUTY Full Coverage Foundation Brush ($15 @ pixibeauty.com) – such a compact head but don’t let the lack of length fool you. It still does a great job at getting your liquid products into those corners and contours.

2. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Crème Colour Concentrate in Discipline ($23 @ occmakeup.com and nordstrom.com) – described as a bruised-bronze, this multi-tasking creamy color can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (note that not all 17 shades can be used in the eye area).

3. L’OREAL Infallible Powder Eyeliner Pen in Purple Smoke ($9.99 @ drugstore.com and drugstores nationwide) – if the packaging says ‘Infallible’ on it, I’m in! Seriously though, their Infallible line is flawless. And these fat liners are great for applying a smoking eye in seconds.

4. BENEFIT COSMETICS the POREfessional: License to Blot ($20 @ benefitcosmetics.com) – this is the latest addition to the POREfessional collection and will be great for the upcoming season. It’s an instant blotting stick with tiny invisible spheres that will mattifying any oil your face puts forth. 

5. BEAUTY 360 Shape-Defining Nail File ($4.99 @ cvs.com and CVS stores nationwide) – this is my new favorite file! I’ve noticed that sometimes a file has to be “broken in” so it’s not too harsh on the nails. This one arrived perfect and ready to use. 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Two-in-One with Staying Power!

Are you familiar with the PIXI BY PETRA line by PIXI BEAUTY that’s made just for Target stores?

They’re just coming out with their Spring 2015 Collection and I have the two Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duos to show you today.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Is the Deafening Buzz Over This Justified?

So much buzz over this latest release from HOURGLASS COSMETICS! This Modernist Eyeshadow Palette ($58 only @ sephora.com) is so unique with the colors inside all swirled into one another; just simply gorgeous to look at, dontcha think? But, at the end of the day, a more important question arises - how does it perform? Click after the jump to find out!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

5 February Faves + 1

These were my favorite beauty products for February! See any you’ll be trying?

From L to R:

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EYLURE Brow Crayon in Nº 20:Mid Brown $8.99 @ ulta.com.

L’OREAL Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Continual Crimson $12.99 @ drugstore.com.

IT COSMETICS Hello Lashes Extensions $24 @ itcosmetics.com.

NUDESTIX Lip & Cheek Pencil in Flesh/Soul $24 @ sephora.com.

BOBBI BROWN Brightening Brick in Coral $46 @ bobbibrown.com and nordstrom.com.

ULTA Oval Blending Sponge $2.49 @ ulta.com

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Bobbi Brown Gives Us a Classic Palette

By now we’ve all been inundated with nude palettes and you probably own a couple of the popular palettes by now, right? Well I just can’t seem to get enough and part of me always feels like I’m missing out on a shade included in one. So of course BOBBI BROWN’s Bobbi’s Browns Eye Palette is going on my must-have list! 

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Gift Pick: Because Every Beauty Buff Loves Liners!

What It Is: BARE ESCENTUALS ‘Afternoon Delights’ Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliners and ‘I <3 the Nightlife’ Lasting Line Long Wearing Eyeliners – each contain 5 full-size eye liners - $29 @ bareescentuals.com.

Why I Like It: Eyeliners are the staple to every beauty lovers arsenal and these two sets contain all the full size colors you could need to use.

Afternoon Delights shades: Eternal Bronze, Perpetual Plum, Immortal Emerald, Stay Golden and Timeless Taupe.

I <3 the Nightlife shades: Absolute Black, Certainly Sterling, True Blue, Steadfast Slate, Constant Copper. 

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Is IT My Hall of Fame Brow Product?

It seems like every makeup photo I see on Instagram tags Anastasia’s DipBrow in the list of products used. It’s definitely reach cult status in the short time it’s been out, I wasn’t completely blown away by it in the handful of times I’ve used it. So in my quest to find my Hall of Fame brow liner, I bring you IT COSMETICS’s new Build-A-Brow 24hr Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Crème Gel Stain ($26.36 @ qvc.com).

Did it end my quest? Click after the jump to find out!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Are These Really the Best Tightlining Pencils Around?

Lining the waterline with eyeliner or as some call it, tightlining, is a really big trend these days, especially if you’re looking to do a really, really smoky eye. It requires you to line the top and bottom waterlines of your eye. Not sure what the waterline is? This site has a great illustration of it.

I have to admit my curiosity was majorly raised after reading Canadian-blogger, Beautezine's, declaration that SHU UEMURA Drawing Pencils were, “the best waterlining eye pencil on the market.” That’s a pretty bold statement, so I had to put them to the test as I’m pretty obsessed with eyeliners in general and applying color on the waterline but finding ones that last is the challenge. 

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They come in 18 shades, made from a silicon polymer that is able to stay on the skin, and are made to be used anywhere really, not just on the eyes. And they mix it up with the finishes like this palette does by including ones in matte, pearl, metallic and glitter (the letter before each name below tells you what the finish is).

So how did they work? Click after the jump to find out!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What I'm Loving Right ... Now, The Makeup Edition

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From L to R clockwise:

Matte Lippie Love - CAILYN COSMETICS Extreme Matte Tint in #3 Illusionist - $19 @ cailyncosmetics.com – matte lippies are my thing right now, what can I say and this rosy nude goes great with everything.

Shadow Love - DOLCE & GABBANA Perfect Mono Cream Eye Color - $36 @ dolcegabbana.com and nordstrom.com – this is the first go-around in the category of cream shadow for the brand and I must say they’ve done a good job – 14 long-lasting shades with great textures and finishes like matte and pearls to choose from. Color picks: Dahlia (shown here) and Cocoa.

Hot Pink Lippie Love - SHU UEMURA Vision of Beauty – Rouge Unlimited in Fuschia - $30 @ shuuemura.com – I’m a sucker for hot pink lippies and this one from Shu, with its hybrid pigment, is a really nice surprise for fall.

Nude Gloss Love - AERIN Weekday Lip Gloss - $30 @ aerin.com – it’s not often that I reach for a lip gloss but for some reason, a true nude lippie makes your look, well, look the most polished. And this nude gives color! Nothing worse than a nude that skimps on the pigment.  

Primer Love - COVER FX Calming Primer - $38/1oz @ coverfx.com – if your skin is sensitive or you have Rosacea, this face primer was made just for you. The Endothelyol inside relieves redness and they’ve also included St. John’s Wort inside to handle inflammation.

Face Illuminator Love - MIRABELLA Faerie Sparkle Swirling Pearl Brilliant - $40 @ mirabellabeauty.com – holiday parties are upon us, so why not add a touch of pearly glow to your cheeks and décolletage? This mineral-based highlighter is one of the better quality ones I’ve seen in some time.  

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