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Saturday, June 21, 2014

5 Favorite … Face Contouring/Sculpting Palettes

1. MOTIVES Mavens Sculpt Series
- $35 @

2. IT COSMETICS My Sculpted Face Contouring Palette - $38 @

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit - $48 @

4. REVLON PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette - $12.99 @

5. ANASTASTIA Contour Kit - $40 @, Inc.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever HD Blush

Are you into the whole face sculpting trend yet? I’m still working on getting it down; I always feel like I have too much makeup on when I do it! Anyway, if you’re not into it and just into ol’ fashioned blush, read on! MAKE UP FOR EVER recently came out with HD Blush and HD Pressed Powder. I am so behind on getting to these but better late than never, so onward! 


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Friday, March 28, 2014

5 Favorite ... Makeup Brushes

1. CROWN BRUSH Set 700P – 5 PC. Essentials Set w/Purple Tips ($19.95 @ – the perfect set of tools for on the go. This cloth pouch contains all your essentials – Powder Dome, Oval Foundation, Oval Shadow, Oval Detail and Angle Liner. And the purple tips of the brushes are really chic.

2. PIXI BEAUTY Precision Brush ($12) and Shadow Brush from their new Brush Collection – both and more @ – the Pixi line is really expanding the brand! First this and now brushes. The Precision Brush is stubbed, which is great for creating a smoky eye or for smudging shadow or liner.
And I’m a sucker for a great all-purpose Shadow Brush, which is the perfect size for many different applications on the lid and above.

3. GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzing Powder Brush ($42 @ – this is the Rolls Royce of bronzing brushes. Everything about it says luxe! From the deep red bristles to the bronze-colored suede pouch with magnetic closure it comes in.

4. BDELLUIM TOOLS All-Purpose Blusher #964 – part of the Anti-Bacterial Brush Collection ($14.75 @ – confused about all the different blush brushes out there? This one is a good option then! As the name states, it’s an all-purpose and can handle any blush you buff on it. This 8.5” long  brush uses natural and synthetic fibers in the hair.

5. MAKE UP FOR EVER #158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush ($53 @ – love the brand’s newest makeup brushes and this double-ended brush covers a lot of uses – blush, face powder, and bronzer. Only use animal-free products? This one’s safe for you. 

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Who Makes the Best Eyelash Comb?

What-Makes-for-a-Good-smallOk, ok, we’ve all used the plastic lash combs but can we get serious?? They suck!! Really. Truly. Suck! The plastic teeth are just too thick to get through lashes when they are coated with mascara and when I do get them through, the teeth seem to clump together 3, 4 or 5 eyelashes together. Done with that and believe me!


So I have to ask ... 

What Makes for a Great Eyelash Comb?


Here are my selling points for making eyelash comb with metal teeth the only ones in existence!

  • The teeth in metal combs are thinner so they are able to get in-between each lash easier.
  • The metal teeth clean up easier with a little makeup remover.
  • The metal teeth don’t break.

Here are a few that get my stamp of approval:


PERFECT LASH COMB ($15.95 @ – This one isn’t in my Hall of Fame for nothing! And the added bonus of curving to the shape of your eye makes using this one quick and oh so easy. 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Brow Comb #21 ($14 @

MAKE UP FOR EVER #276 Eyelash Comb & Brush ($28 @

ARDELL Lash Comb ($1.65 @

What kind of lash comb do you currently use? Let me know in the comments!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Make Up For Ever Artisan Brush Collection

For some reason I always thought the MAKE UP FOR EVER line had makeup brushes in it and good ones at that. Or maybe they did and just retooled (no pun intended) them to perfection, which is what I think they did with this release. Let me introduce you to their Artisan Brush Collection. Designed by Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz, this seems like a well thought out selection of makeup brush essentials and it each went through 25 stages of creation and was hand-crafted by 30 people from start to finish over a 5 year time period. Let’s take a further look ... 


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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in new 52L

There’s pretty much nothing better than a super bright eyeliner and leave it to the masters MAKE UP FOR EVER to put out one that makes eyes pop. The Aqua Eyes color #52L Pearly Green Lagoon. It’s part of their Aqua Summer 2013 Collection and they know how to do summer! This blue green sheen shade is perfect and these stay on the lids. How does it stay? From the evaporating silicone emollients and microcristallin waxes. Yup, I have no idea what those do except that they seem to work. $19 @


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in # 16

MAKEUP FOREVER’s Aqua Rouge are some of my fave long-wearing lippies and they just came out with this super bright one as part of their Summer 2013 Collection, #16 Fuschia. If you like ‘em bright, this is one to check out.


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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow

Make-Up-For-Ever-Aqua-BrowHave you ever been scared of a beauty product? I mean, you look at it and have no idea how to use it. That’s what happened when I looked at MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Brow. I must have picked it up and looked at it about a dozen times before actually trying it out. What’s been wrong with me??! I guess I just wasn’t ready to experience this product.

Anyway, this Aqua Brow is a highly pigmented liquid that is for filling in areas of the brow and also to help lengthen and define them. I love how long it lasts and I’m able to get a more realistic look using this with a slanted small brush than with a pencil.

Available in Light Blonde, Blonde and Ash. I’m a dark brown and I’m using the Blonde and it works perfectly as I don’t want brows that are too dark.

$20 @

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review+Swatches - Make Up For Ever Black Tango Palette

The MAKE UP FOR EVER line of Fall 2012 products is not disappointing. Take this Black Tango Palette, for example, it was only a matter of time before they housed a few of the Aqua Cream Shadows in a palette and I am simply loving this one.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Lip Pick – Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge

I figure the best way to highlight some of the fall products that are coming out/out already, I’d break it down by part, so let’s focus on the lips in this feature.

I think MAKE UP FOR EVER took a while to get on the “this lippie ain’t coming off until I take it off” bandwagon but they are officially on board with their new Aqua Rouge. It’s one of those color on one side and glossy-gloss on the other that lasts and lasts and last and I loved the two colors I tried shown here, #8 Iconic Red and #14 Light Rosewood.

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