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Monday, November 05, 2018

Maybelline 'City Edition' SuperStay Matte Ink

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just launched 10 new SuperStay Matte Ink ($7.99 @ maybelline.com, target.com) shades called the City Edition. Inspired by the attitude of NYC, they came out for NYFW last month and I’ve got them for you to see! This formula is one of my favorites so click below to find out why!

 

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

COL-LAB Matte Addiction Liquid Lip ColoR

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Have you heard of the COL-LAB makeup line yet? Pretty fascinating. It’s eight beauty influencers heading up the direction in their Color Lab in New York City: @makeupbyamarie, @xsparkage, @whatwouldlizzydo, @ravenelyse, @saammage, @claireashleybeauty, @wesleybenjamincarter, @sudanidoll. I seem to always have a suggestion on how a product can be make just a little bit better, so this is great! I mean, who knows makeup better? It’s seems like an obvious partnership.

So let’s look at their Matte Addiction Liquid Lip Color ($8.79 @ collabmakeup.com, $9.99 @ sallybeauty.com). These only take one swipe to cover the lips, they dry down all the way to a 100% non-transferable finish and surprisingly, the two darker shades performed better than the lightest one! For some reason, I usually have the opposite happen.

 

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Rimmel Stay Satin Liquid Lip

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just came with another version of their liquid lipsticks. The Stay Satin Liquid Lip ($5.49 @ rimmellondon.com, walgreens.com, target.com) comes in 14 shades and dries down to a satin finish, or what I call, a semi-transferable finish. So these are more comfortable to wear but the down side is that they don’t have the longevity that a more matte version would. Comfort? Long-wearing? I usually take comfort over long-wearing unless there is some odd situation for why I need to have my lippie really stay put for a long time, whether it's uncomfortable or not which doesn't happen often.

I got about 7 hours of wear out of one and surprisingly, the darker two wore better than the lighter ones. Take A Chill Pill balled up on my lips L The wear of these really reminded me of ColourPop’s Ultra Satin Lip.

 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Milk Makeup Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

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A liner is a liner is a liner, right? So not! If you love makeup like I do then you already know this. Overall liner have sure have gotten better and I feel we are at a peak right now. I mean take these ones, they are a gel (remember when a gel liner only came in a pot?), they’re waterproof (most are still only water resistant), and these dry down to a totally unmovable finish for hours (remember when liner barely lasted the evening out?).

And those three traits and more are what you get with MILK MAKEUP Long Wear Gel Eyeliner ($22 @ milkmakeup.com, sephora.com).

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stila Cosmetics Vivid & Vibrant Collection

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This Vivid & Vibrant Collection from STILA COSMETICS is a tricky one. A lot of the items are filled with shimmer and glitter so I had to be choosy when it came to what I used for this look and take my time b/c I would have been easy to go overboard!

Click the link below the bottom pic to see what I used to get just the right amount of shimmery glow for this look!

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Thursday, October 04, 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer

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Since my skin is quite dry under my eyes, I’m always on the hunt for a really good concealer that’s not going to sit in my fine lines. When I heard about CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Away Liquid Concealer ($32 @ charlottetilbury.com, net-a-porter.com, nordstrom.com), my ears perked up! She just came out with a new complexion collection and this one comes in 16 shades. Nice!

Ms. Tilbury claims she’s been working on creating a Holy Grail concealer for years and this is her throwing her hat in the ring. Key ingredients inside hers include Persian Silk Tree Extract, which give hers a unique elastic-stretch that’s allows it to hug curves, Palmitoyl Glycine is for anti-aging and the extract of wild indigo, an under eye brightener.

The applicator sponge is also unique. It’s called the Magic Miracle Precision beauty blender (arn’t those last two words trademarked?) and was designed to rollover and hug your skin. And the formula is housed in a click-pen, which I’m not a huge fan of since sometimes I’ve clicked and clicked and the product has never come out! But on the other side, it keeps the liquid bacteria-free. Love that.

So how did this one do? Click below to find out!

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation

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It’s funny how I can buy a product, use it a few times, love it and then forget about it/misplace it. That’s exactly what happened with this WET N WILD MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 ($8.99 @ walgreens.com, ulta.com target.com). Now cushion foundations are nothing new to the industry and I’ve tried and liked a few of them. I’m not really sure why though! I mean, it’s just liquid foundation in a sponge in an air-tight compact. Or is it?

 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40

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One of my all-time favorite foundations is from the IT COSMETICS brand and it’s their Bye Bye Foundation in Medium. It just melts into my skin and makes my skin look like my skin but better. So as you can imagine, it was hard to move over to testing out their new Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 ($38/1.08oz @ itcosmetics.com, sephora.com).

Now there are three different versions – the regular one for a natural finish, the CC+ Illumination for a radiant finish and now this matte one.

 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

PYT Beauty and You

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Wanna hear about a new makeup line? I know, I know, there are so many, but I’m sure you haven’t come across one like this. PYT BEAUTY is about the everyday engaging, optimistic and sharp, girl, and it’s a beauty brand without the BS (bad stuff), so no parabens, phthalates, PEG’s, fake fragrances or formaldehyde preservatives. If these are traits you try to avoid in your everyday products, this might be a line you should check out.

 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Buxom PillowPout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder

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I just love the blotted lip-look but try as I may, it’s not always easily obtainable. The BUXOM brand is trying to make it easier with their PillowPout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder ($22 @ buxomcosmetics.com, ulta.com, sephora.com).

What It Is: A unique lip powder that delivers a blotted, semi-matte finish for all-day, comfortable wear.

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