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Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Mattes From NARS!

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Love those fat matte lip pencils? NARS just came out with 10 new shades of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27 @ narscosmetics.comsephora.com) shades. What I really like about these besides the smooth formula is the precision in lining the lips that you can only get with a pencil. The name may be Matte in the name but I feel like these are not the mattes out there in that the colors don’t look dry on my lips or dries them out. 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Are These Your Answer to the Highlighting Trend?

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If you’re looking to get in on the highlighter craze, the latest ones from PIXI BEAUTY are good ones to start with. They are the Glow-y Powder ($16 @ pixibeauty.com, target.com) cheek powders put out in partnership with beauty vlogger Aspyn Ovard – two highlighters and one blush. While I’m not really on the whole highlight-on-the-cheek bandwagon, these do have a place in my routine, mainly in the inner corner of the eyes and also under the brows. And the blush? Toes the line at being too shimmery for blush (for me) but over a matte blush, it’s nice.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Baby Love, Baby Lips with Maybelline

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The Baby Lips line has done quite well for MAYBELLINE and how do I know that? Well, we have another collection of colors and a new formula! Introducing Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon ($6.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com).

What It Is - Their first oil balm for intense moisture with a pop of bright, juicy color. Available in 8 shades, the balm-like crayon combines bold, saturated pigments with moisturizing oils that melt seamlessly into lips for impactful lip color.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Are These Lippies Worth It?

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A new release from BENEFIT COSMETICS with these They’re Real! Double The Lip ($20 @ benefitcosmetics.com)! Let's check 'em out... 

What It Is: This lip liner and lipstick in one features a Custom Teardrop Tip that grabs and defines your lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for the appearance of volume and dimension. This semi-matte lipstick comes in neutral to bright shades for visibility fuller, sexier lips.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Brow Perfection By Maybelline

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It seems that brows have their season every season and this season is no exception! So let me ask you, what are your brows doing these days? Here are a few to perk them up from MAYBELLINE.

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From L to R: Auburn, Blonde, Deep Brown

Brow Precise Fiber Volumizing Mascara ($9.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, walgreens.com) - this one looks and sorta acts like a mascara for your brows. It’s a tinted gel that adds a little dimension and color to the brow area to help fill in areas and make them look fuller. And the small tapered shape of the wand is really easy to use. Available in 5 shades.

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From L to R: Light, Medium, Deep

Brow Precise Perfecting Highlighter ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, ulta.com, target.com) – So you’ve got your hairs styled so now make them pop by highlighting around the brow with one of these 3 shades. Just line the area around each brow and blend in or just run this just under each brow. It really does make brows standout in your overall look.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Latest in Liquid Lipstick

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Another day, another liquid lipstick to come into my world! The brand is D.E.N. COSMETICS and they are all about lips as it’s the only thing they sell! Lock My Lips 24Hr Lipstick ($21 @ dencosmetics.com) comes in 6 different shades and there is even a graph on their site where you look up your skin tone and it will tell you what shades will look best on you.

Their liquid lipstick is one of those rare ones that contain the color on one side and a gloss topper on the other and I’m a total fan of these types. The formula with these dries down all the way but not to a desert like some. But if you need a little moisture, yes, you have the glossy topper.

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I loved the red of Cherry Bomb. It applied evenly and wore for hours. I wish I could say the same for the Cupcake shade. It went on kind of patchy and just didn’t look right from the start so I’d pass on that color.

Is this a brand you are looking to try out?

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Big Brand Gets Into the Liquid Lipstick Game

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OMG, we have a new contender here in the liquid lipstick category! It’s from MORPHE and it’s their new Liquid Lipstick collection that just came out. So how is it? Click below to see more pictures and swatches!

The facts:

  • 22 shades
  • Full dry-down so no transfer formula
  • 5g of product
  • $12.99 @ morphebrushes.com

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Friday, January 06, 2017

The Latest from Lune+Aster

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The LUNE+ASTER line found only @ Bluemercury stores is fast becoming a favorite brand. Not only is the packaging quite nice but the makeup inside each one that I’ve tried has been top notch, except for one. For some reason though, I just don’t hear about people touting this line much. Maybe if Sephora carried it? Well I like sharing about a bubbling under indie brand, so it’s fine by me but I feel like people are missing out.

So let’s get to the products! 

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Check Out the Latest in Brows

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Brow products are getting better and better these days. What seemed to have started as just using a brown pencil to make brows has evolved into a whole beauty category. And what’s also great about these developments is the number of choices out there for us consumers – gel pens, creams, markers, pencils.

So I’ve come across a few in the past month that I thought would be great to showcase together since each is pretty different from the other.  

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Are These Holy Grail of Liquid Lipsticks?

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I feel like I’m the only one on the planet that has not tried MILANI Amore Matte Lip Crèmes. I’ve read about them the past 6+ months and they always seemed to be sold out at Walgreens but I finally got my hands on some. While I can see the buzz over one of the finishes, the other, well, I’ve used ones that are better.

 

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