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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Latest in Matte Lippies from NUDESTIX!

Seems like every brand is jumping on the matte lip trend and I’m not complaining one bit! In fact, I’m quite obsessed. The latest is from NUDESTIX with their Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil shown here in Kiss, a just kissed rude nude.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

IT Cosmetics Gives You Brow Power!

One of my all-time favorite brow liners is now in a super skinny casing. IT COSMETICS Brow Power Super Skinny ($24 @ qvc.com) and I believe it’s replacing their YBBB Your Brows But Better. This original liner was a universal shade in that the harder you pushed while applying, the darker the color would appear. What they’ve done here is created a pencil for each hair color: Auburn, Blonde, Dark Brown, Grey, Medium Brown, Warm Blonde.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Talking Spring with Tarte Cosmetics

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The new Tarteist Lip Paints ($20 @ beauty.com) are TARTE’s answer to the current liquid lipstick trend. 10 shades wear the name and are part of the Spring 2016 Collection coming out in January. I know, Spring-talk already!!

Each mint smelling formula is not like your average liquid lipstick in that these don’t have that serious dry down. They are more like these. Yes, the super matte ones last on lips for hours but can be drying after a few. These don’t dry lips out and don’t have that long-ass commitment either, not that I dislike the super mattes; there’s certainly a time and place for both formulas on this earth.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Lining the Line with Urban Decay

Do you line your waterline? I have been known to line them during the day but seem to mainly do it at night so like a face primer, it has become part of my the “going out” routine. I’ve tried out quite a few in the past few years and lot of them just don’t last in that inner rim of the eye. I mean, it’s quite a challenge for a company to create a product that will last since the waterline is not exactly a dry area.

The latest product to come out made especially for this area is URBAN DECAY 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil ($20 @ urbandecay.com and sephora.com). The five available shades are a demi-matte and safe to wear on the inner rims of your eye. Pretty straight forward, right?

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Two from the Fall 2015 Collection from Smashbox!

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Have you seen any of the fall products from the 2015 Fall Collection from SMASHBOX? Let’s take a look at two up close! First up, L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color ($29 @ smashbox.com) shown here in Beverly Hills Blush (peachy pink with golden shimmer). On one side is a creamy color and on the other is a round rubber sponge to blend it in. They call this one a, “multipurpose lip + check color,” but truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of using one product for both lips and(it) cheeks. When in a pinch? Sure. But right outta the box? Nah. 

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Are MAC's Vamplify Your Lip Gloss Answer? #MACVamplify

I’ve really put the lip glosses down in place of the lipsticks in the past few years but these Vamplify lip glosses from MAC might be changing my mind. They infuse a new colour-boosting technology where I don’t think any gloss can touch it when it comes to color saturation! There are 17 shades available and I didn’t have to apply layer after layer after layer of gloss just to get a hint of color. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Surprise from Kat Von D's New Metal Crush Eyeshadows

I was pretty excited when I saw KAT VON D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadows ($21 @ sephora.com) coming out for the fall. While I try and wear the bright colors like theses when it comes to shadows it seems that I gravitate towards them more for lips but things can change!

Each color is made with the brand’s own technology called Color-Soaked Concentrate, which are custom blended powders for the greatest possible saturations of pigments and pearls in a long-wearing eyeshadow. Each seems to have a metallic finish and comes in 11 colors.

So how did these do? Well you may be surprised. I know I was.

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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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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Review + Swatches – Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rose

This blush should for sure be filed under this category of too pretty to touch! The limited-edition Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rose is part of the CHANEL Spring 2015 collection and is a duo of pinks to dust your cheeks with. So perrrty!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Review + Swatches - Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since the debut of TARTE COSMETICS! I remember writing about their first-ever product, the iconic cheek stain. So to celebrate, they are putting out a whole bunch of new products under the 15 Year Anniversary Collection tag.

First up? The Park Ave Princess Contour Palette ($34 @ macys.com). Makeup contouring really took off as a trend in 2014 and doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2015. 

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