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Category Archives: Makeup Wars

Makeup Wars: Favorite Cruelty Free Cosmetics

Makeup Wars: Favorite Cruelty Free Cosmetics

  This week Makeup Wars looks at cruelty free cosmetics. These items are not tested on animals, nor are they sold in countries that do animal testing. Here are my three favorite cruelty free brands across three price points, affordable, medium, and medium-high. (1) NYX NYX is my favorite affordable cruelty free brand. The products

Makeup Wars Summer Foundation

    This round of Makeup Wars looks at summer complexion fix ups. I always focus in summer on powder foundation and tinted moisturizer. I have a couple of clear favorites in this department. In summer I often switch to a very light foundation. Tinted Moisturizer is often perfect for this. Even though I have oily

Makeup Wars, Summer Manicure and DIY Nail Glitter

  Summer manicures are something that I look forward to every year. For this Makeup Wars, I did two different ones. The first incorporates CND Vinylux in Tropix shown below. I have  been getting a week of wear from Vinylux every time that I wear it and I absolutely love it! You can see my

Makeup Wars Summer Eye Look

For this Makeup Wars, I did a summer eye look using my new Tarte Aqualilies  palette, a gorgeous collection waterproof makeup in neutral shades.  I still need to swatch and review it, so watch for that coming soon. I was headed out for an outdoor beer tasting festival and figured an eye look with some

Makeup Wars: Our Favorite Sunscreens

Summer is just around the corner, making sunscreen more important than ever! I have different favorites based on different uses. Here they are. (1) For Daily Use: For daily use, I like to layer Estee Lauder Day Wear moisturizer, SPF 50, under a foundation that also has SPF. Since I often wear powder foundation, this

Makeup Wars: The Best Waterproof Makeup

This week, Makeup Wars looks at the best waterproof makeup. I don’t wear a lot of waterproof items, but I do have a few favorites that I particularly like to get out for hot and humid weather. Sweating off your makeup is no fun, so these items are great for avoiding that!   Here are