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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Urban Decay Beached Collection

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I’m so ready for summer and no better way to welcome the fun and sun than with this Beached Collection by URBAN DECAY.

What it is: Inspired by the landscape of warm SoCal beaches, the limited-edition Beached Collection warrants a permanent vacation. From ultra-pigmented eyeshadow palette to warm bronzers, creamy eyeliners and lipsticks, your makeup bag will feel like a little slice of beachy paradise. The long-lasting formulas won’t budge, even when you’re spending the season’s hottest days under the sun.

What’s in the collection:

  • Beached Eyeshadow Palette (all new shades) $34
  • Beached Vice Lipstick (new, 3 shades) $18
  • Beached Glide-On Eye Pencil (new, 2 shades) $20
  • Beached Bronzer (new, 2 shades) $30

All @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color

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Which is your preferred method for applying eye color? Seems like the pressed powdered pan is the most popular among manufacturers and they do have their benefits, but these have me moving over to the sticks. NUDESTIX Magnetic Luminous Eye Color ($24 @ nudestix.com, ulta.com, sephora.com) are pretty great if you are looking for a shadow that has the primer right inside, color that won’t move once it sets, and wears long. And who doesn't want all those?

 

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Buxom SexySmoky Kajal PowderLiner Eyeliner

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There’s almost nothing better than a great eye liner and try as I might, good smudgy ones are hard to come by but I think this next one fits the bill beautifully.

BUXOM just came out with SexySmoky Kajal PowderLiner Eyeliner in two colors, Sultry Black and Smoldering Brown ($21 @ buxomcosmetics.com) and here’s What it is: An intensely pigmented eyeliner with wet powder, lasting wear technology. Tapered sponge tip applicator creates either a precise liner or smoky look. Formula-infused cap reloads color with every twist.

 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ciate Dewy Spritz

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Who doesn’t love a nice spritz on the face when it’s hot out? How about if it adds some benefits like priming and setting makeup? That’s what you get with CIATE’s new Dewy Spritz ($25/4.22oz @ ciatelondon.com, sephora.com). I’ve always been a big fan of sprays when the temps go out and I like to keep them in the frig to so they’re cool going on.

 

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette

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This is possibly one of the most beautiful makeup palettes I’ve ever seen. Every. Single. Shadow. Is. Stunning!

What it is: HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65 @ sephora.com) -  A dynamic eyeshadow palette with 18 shades in four unique textures: one dazzling glitter, eight creamy mattes, six shimmering pearl shades, and three duo-chrome toppers. What it does: Adventure on an exotic Arabian journey with the latest eyeshadow palette by Huda Beauty. This richly toned palette features 18 versatile shades that can be layered in infinite ways to create a vast array of looks with just one palette. Layer different textures to create unique combinations, or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. 

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis

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I can’t express how much of a fan I am of the mini size of liquid lipsticks. To date, I have never used a full-size one up and I pretty much only wear them, so a smaller version actually lets me be able to try more of them like these next ones I picked up at Sephora.

The HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Minis - The Red Edition is 4 deluxe-sizes of their darker shades for only $33 @ sephora.com, which is $8.25 each. #therightprice.

 

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Tarte Cosmetics Chrome Paint Shadow Pots

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Wow are these pigments messy! But oh so worth the mess!

What it is: TARTE Chrome Paint Shadow Pots - Your secret to a high-gleam gaze & the richest, most vibrant eyeshadow you’ve ever seen – the mirror-effect loose pigment melts instantly & stays put for hours. Choose from 9 shades for $22 @ tartecosmetics.com, sephora.com, ulta.com.

My take: these are meant to be applied with your fingers (yeah)! I tried them with a brush and nope, fingers work best as your skin warms up the formula to make it easy to spread. The powders are super creamy and blend really well.

 

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Monday, May 07, 2018

B-Glowing Illuminate + Shine Palette

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Did you know that the B-GLOWING brand had products out in their name? I didn’t and found out that it was designed for the woman over 40 who wanted a makeup that didn’t feel drying or that accentuated the wrinkles on her skin, in other words, Age Embracing. As the brand says so boldly, “It’s not about fixing flaws, it’s about finding what works for you, and letting yourself GLOW.”

I was able to get my hands on the first product in the line, the Illuminate + Shine Palette ($58 @ b-glowing.com). Inside are 8 matte/shimmer shadows, a brightening primer and a highlighter. Each is infused with MicroVector Plump GABA-HYA, which is a moisture-rich blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and a few other ingredients to help plump, hydrate and smooth the skin. I’m not sure if the amount of powder you’re putting on the skin can help it benefit from these ingredients, but ok.

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Friday, May 04, 2018

3 Ways to Turn Up Your Beauty Look

You have an event coming up and you want to find the perfect dress, the highest heels, a good blowout, and oh, what should you do with your makeup for it? While you decide, here are a few products that can add a nice touch to your look that you might not have thought about.

No matter what trait you are looking to show off, I have some suggestions that have totally worked for me below.

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*LEGS*

Make legs look silky smooth – temps will be warming up soon so skirts will be getting shorter again. Give legs and extra extra with one of these. It makes you look like you are wearing stockings when you’re not. VOTRE VU Silk Stockings in Classic Bronze ($38/3.38oz @ votrevu.com) or NARS Monoi Body Glow I ($59/2.5oz @ narscosmetics.com, sephora.com).

 

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Nudestix Rock N' Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink

 

Shake, Draw, n’ Roll with NUDESTIX Rock N’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink ($24 @ nudestix.com, sephora.com, ulta.com). This liquid liner is so cool and pretty easy to apply.

What it is: a revolutionary rollerball that glides ink on for easy, straight, smooth eye-lining.  

This small little wheel at the end of the handle rolls the liner onto the lid or any place you want to put the color. Simply dip the rollerball into its well to grab some color and then roll. I have hooded lids so it is a challenge to get winged liner and this totally helps in getting the perfect flick in the corner of each eye.

 

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