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Monday, March 11, 2019

JILL STUART Jelly Eye Color

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Now this is a differently textured shadow! It’s wet. It’s jiggly. It’s Jelly. It’s JILL STUART Jelly Eye Color ($20 @ jillstuartbeautyusa.com) and is part of the K-Beauty storming out shores right now.

What It IsA fresh, lightweight and soft gel eye shadow that glides seamlessly on to the eyelids for the perfect wash of color. These single-color shadows  create a wet/glossy look with a long-lasting shimmer. The innovative formula locks in the pearlized finish while also moisturizing and hydrating eyelids to prevent creasing.

 

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Pixi Beauty Eye Reflections Shadow Palette

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Lately, I’ve been watching quite a few videos by Australian YouTuber, Schellea Fowlwer, on her fabulous50 channel. She focuses on tips and tricks of applying makeup for those who are older. I’m not 50 yet but I have hooded lids and lines around my lips, and she shares tips on how to work with these aspects. There’s almost nothing I love to watch more on YouTube, and she just gives me the most useful tips and they are easy to replicate.

Her '5 Biggest Makeup Mistakes On Mature Eyes Tutorial Over 50 by Fabulous50s' was my introduction to her and I've referred back to it a few times. Since gravity is already working against you to drag the outside corners of your eyes down, her whole point of this video is that you should always look for ways to bring the eyes up in that area and not down. I was doing a few of her "don'ts" so it was nice to see what they were and why some are not flattering. 

Pull away tips:

  • A thick line of liner on the mobile lid will make your eyes appear smaller. Tighlining the top lid is better.
  • Black liner on the bottom water liner can make eyes look more almond shaped.
  • Don’t follow nature when applying shadow! Don’t bring the shadow all the way down on the outside.
  • Neutral or nude eyeliner pencil can open up the eye look.
  • Eye primer is a must!
  • Only apply a highlighter in the middle just under the brow, not all the way across.

Since I’m loving the new PIXI BEAUTY Eye Reflections Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty ($24 @ pixibeauty.com) I thought I’d try it out using some of her tips. The palette has both mattes and shimmers in it so this sole one can be used to create a whole look.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Kosas Tinted Face Oil

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Have you ever heard of a tinted oil or a foundation oil? It seems that a new brand, KOSÅS, has put one out. They call it a Tinted Face Oil ($42/1oz @ kosas.com, neimanmarcus.com, nordstrom.com) and the base of it is made up of six active botanical oils that seem to do double-duty – nourishing skin with ingredients like oils from avocado, red raspberry, green tea, meadow foam, jojoba (second ingredient listed) and rose hip, while adding a touch of color.

 

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

KAJA Cushy Vibe High-Pigment Lip Stain

stain /stān/ noun 1. a colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove.

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I can’t tell you how any many lip products I’ve come across that call themselves a stain. Keeping in mind the above definition, I consider a true stain is something like this or this.

I feel like this Korean lippie, KAJA Cushy Vibe High-Pigment Lip Stain ($18 @ sephora.com), is what every lip stain out there wants to be but misses the mark, or is as close to a great lip stain as I’ve gotten, which I’ll get into.

 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Nyx Cosmetics Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick

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I could have gussied up these pictures of the NYX COSMETICS, but these new lippies really take center stage all on their own! I When I saw this picture on Instagram, I knew I had to have whatever the lippie was in the picture. Turns out it was NYX COSMETICS ‘Glitter Goals’ Liquid Lipstick ($9 @ nyxcosmetics.com, walgreens.com, ulta.com), shown in the hot pink shade of Reflector. How fun!

Since I currently can’t seem to find where I put these two, I was on the hunt for these new ones and found them at their store at the Westfield Mall Century City.

 

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Sunday, January 06, 2019

5 Best Sparkly Non-Black Liquid Liners

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As you can see from last week’s feature, my collection of liquid liners is pretty significant! I think I own just about every shade of the rainbow and I for sure have favorites when it comes to non-black ones. Here are 5 stand outs:

MAYBELLINE Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Galactic Metal - $8.99 @ walgreens.com, ulta.com.

URBAN DECAY Razor Sharp Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Force - $22 @ urbandecay.com, ulta.com.

YOUNGBLOOD Precious Metal Liquid Liner in 18k- $28 @ ybskin.com.

WUNDER2 Super-Stay Liquid Eyeliner in Red Velvet - $15.95 @ wunder2.com, .

COL-LAB Line & Shine Metallized Liquid Eyeliner in Precious Pearl - $9.99 @ collabmakeup.com.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

5 Best Matte Non-Black Liquid Liners

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This feature really helped me in the organization department! Finally, all my liquid eyeliners are together in one container. It was pretty hard coming up with only 5 favorites out of all of them but I was able to. See any you might try? #shopmystash

TARTE Deluxe Tartiest Dream Team Liner Trio in Burgundy - $17 @ tartecosmetics.com (this liner is part of the trio).

NYX COSMETICS Colored Felt Tip Liner in Cobalt Blue $10 @ nyxcosmetics.com.

NYX COSMETICS Vivid Brights Liquid Liner in Vivid Fire $7 @ nyxcosmetics.com.

STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Jade - $22 @ stilacosmetics.com, sephora.com, dermstore.com.

CHELLA Eyeliner Pen in Purple - $21 @ chella.com.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Physicians Formula Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel

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I’ve been at a bit of a loss when it comes to keeping my brow hairs in place. I’ve been oscillating between a wax pencil from ASBH and something called Eye Brow Coat from Daiso. I have my father’s brows so crazy hairs that do their own thing sometimes so my brows getting “messy” is a thing.

Let’s file this post under, “I forgot I had this,” shall we? It’s PHYSICIANS FORMULA Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel ($10.95 @ physiciansformula.com, ulta.com) and it’s a, “longwearing, water-resistant (I think waterproof), transfer-proof, smudge-proof, budge-proof transformer with brown-enhancing ingredients.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Veil Cosmetics Automatte

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Shiny is great when it comes to jewels and cars but no so much for the face. Do you carry a touch up powder in your purse? I do. I think most women who are into makeup do and it’s usually in the form of a pressed powder. Well that is all about to change. Introducing VEIL COSMETICS Automatte Mattifying Base & Touch-Up Makeup ($39 @ veilcosmetics.com).

This is a colorless, powderless, weightless, anti-shine touch up balm will be all you need to tote with you in your purse for touch ups. To me, it’s a touch up powder without the powder combined with blotting paper without the paper! I remember Mally Beauty came out with something like this many years ago and I actually wrote about it back in 2010 here. Do you remember this one? So it’s not a totally new concept but I don’t think that one caught on and I think it should.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tarte Mermaid Shine Metallic Seaglass Eyeshadow Set

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I really love these creamy liquid-to-powder glittery metallic shadows the brands have been coming out with lately. See here and here. The texture is stunning and they are really pigmented. These differ from just a straight glitter in that the glitter is suspended in a long lasting cream. Some are the same color of the glitter and some are not.

The latest in on the craze is from TARTE COSMETICS and their Mermaid Shine Metallic Seaglass Eyeshadow Set ($28 @ tartecosmtics.com).

 

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