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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Fab Palette from Urban Decay

I’ve been sitting on this feature for some time waiting for the palette to be available and I see that it now is at Sephora. It’s URBAN DECAY Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette ($55 only @ sephora.com) and if you’re obsessed with UD’s shadows, this is a must have.

What It Is: A limited-edition eye shadow palette with a spectrum of 15 shades from Urban Decay’s iconic Eyeshadows.

Click the link after the below to see a lot more pictures!

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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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Saturday, December 19, 2015

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Sometimes I use the holidays to give a beauty gift of luxury; something I just don’t see that person buying for themselves necessarily. Here are 5 that will dazzle and delight!

1. TOO FACED Mr. Right Perfect Powder Brush ($36 @ sephora.com) – never underestimate the power of a quality makeup brush! It just feels so nice to sweep one across the skin, right?

2. BARE MINERALS ‘Precious Gems’ Lip Oil Balm Trio ($26 @ bareescentuals.com) – these are some of my favorite tinted balms and I always keep one tucked in my purse. Each has a hint of color you can actually see (hate when one promises tint and there is none!).

3. SEPHORA COLLECTION Ombré Obsession Eyeshadow Palette ($25 @ sephora.com) – OMG, how great is this palette?? I’d say it falls into the Product As Art category for sure. And what a great value at $25 (they claim it’s worth $175!). I can’t put enough exclamation points in this blurb about it!

4. HOURGLASS Nº 28 Lip Treatment Oil in Icon ($42 @ nordstrom.com) - lips are always center stage so you’ve got to keep them looking great in these cold temps. And this one has a dash of color in it.

5. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Contour Cream Kit $40 @ sephora.com) – I know I’ve tried using bronzers, eye shadows and other dark shades to contour with. Pick her up the right products to use for it, ok?

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

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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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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gift Pick: Buxom Gives One with Big Value!

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The holidays are some of the best times to find beauty deals. A lot of the brands will put together amazing values like this 15-piece collection of mini Full-On Lip Polishes & Lip Cremes called Leave Your Mark from the BUXOM brand. However, I wouldn’t call 2ml of gloss mini in any way. I mean, tell me the last time you used a full sized lip gloss all the way to the end? Exactly! These will totally do.

So this set is of their best-selling shades for $59 (a $135 value!) @ sephora.com.

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Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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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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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Get Pixelated with Japonesque

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What It Is
: JAPONESQUE Pixelated Color Eye Shadow Palette ($38 @ ulta.com and soon japonesque.com) - Pixelated Color Eye Shadow is Japonesque Color's most multidimensional formula. Blend these micronized color pigments effortlessly onto outer eye corners for a deep, light-catching, color-shifting gradient. The Pixelated Eye Shadow Palette includes everything you need to conquer the cut crease: three exclusive Pro Basic shades to pair with Pixelated Eye Shadow.

My Take: Since I always use a close-to-my-own-skintone base color on my lids before applying any color, I really like that this has 4 basics inside. And they can be used for contouring if you dab a little of this color and mix it with a little of that!

The Pixelated shades are gor-ge-ous to look at. So how did they perform? Click after the jump to find out!

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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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Saturday, November 07, 2015

BEHOLD! Urban Decay Vice4 Palette Has Arrived

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Can you believe that we’re already at Vice4 from URBAN DECAY? That’s a lot of Vices! So Vice4 ($60 @ urbandecay.com and sephora.com) is part of their Holiday 2015 Collection, and like the previous two, it doesn’t disappoint.

Packed with twenty basic and edgy shades housed in one limited-edition palette, it will fulfill all your eye shadow needs.

Be warned, some of the shades swatch quite differently then they look in the palette as you'll see after the jump!

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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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