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Valentines Beauty Essentials

Emma Makeup

My dad always said, “Valentines day is for amateurs.” While I agree with him and firmly believe romance should be spontaneous and consistent throughout the year, I find myself inspired by the extra emphasis on love & romance right now. After all you can never have too much romance in your life. So here’s my […]


Makeup Wars Best Illuminizers

prescriptives magic powder

Makeup Wars this week looks at our favorite illuninizers. I have several that I totally adore. Here they are. (1) Prescriptives Magic Powder I have been using Prescriptives Magic for many, many years.  This powder reflects back light and blurs the appearance of fine lines. It feels like it has water in it when you […]


Top Ten Concealers

best concealers

This go around it is concealers! Here are ten that I love.   BOBBI BROWN Creamy Concealer Kit: A good duo concealing kit. MAKE UP FOR EVER: Full Cover Concealer: This is a good liquid concealer that pairs well with MUFE foundations. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: This is an old favorite of mine. TARTE Maracuja […]


6 Top Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes


Everyone needs a good set of neutral shadows for daily wear. Here are 6 of the best neutral eye shadow palettes. Two of these, Lorac Unzipped and The Balm Nude’tude are also on my all time favorite palette lists. I use both of those a lot. In fact I am almost ready to buy my […]


50 Shades Of Grey Eye Shadow


50 of the best Grey Eye Shadows Across Every Price Range   Bare Minerals Skyline and Bare Minerals Black Ice   Benefit Skinny Jeans and Bobbi Brown Light Grey Bobbi Brown Medium Grey and Chanel Furtif Chanel Infini and Clarins Paltinum Clinique Slate and Cover Girl Platina Dior Gun Metal Gray Shimmer and Diro Kohl […]


Benefit Boi-ing Concealer Review


Below is a reader/guest review of Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer. When it comes to bouncing back from dark circles, broken capillaries, sun spots and other blemishes, there is no concealer quite like Benefit’s Boi-ing. Packaged in Benefit’s cheeky signature containers, the makeup has an air of pinup glamour. My beef with a lot of other […]


Make Up For Green Eyes


Want your green eyes to turn heads green with envy? It’s all in the make up. Not your DNA make up, but your new collection of make up for green eyes.  Choosing a palette that brings out your own unique green is all about choosing the right eyeshadow shades, mascara, and eyeliner to make your […]


Benefit Cosmetics Beauty to Go Kit


This Benefit Cosmetics Benefit To Go Beauty Bestsellers Kit from Sephora has a great selection of Benefit Cosmetics and is a nice way to test out some Benefit items. The kit includes: – 0.08 oz Posietint: A poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain – 0.06 oz Some Kind-A Gorgeous: The foundation faker – 0.25 oz […]


Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Collection


Benefit Cosmetics has some great items in their holiday collection this year. Especially impressive is the  Benefit Celebutante set, which includes: high beam luminescent complexion enhancer benetint, rose-tinted lip & cheek stain dallas, the outdoor glow for the indoor gal face powder lip gloss in I’m with the band full-finish lipstick in lady’s choice full-finish […]


Mascara Monday: Benefit BadGal Lash


BADgal lash mascara advertises itself this way: “With a big, bad brush and a rich, black formula, its like wearing a set of false eyelashes without the glue.” That is pretty accurate. The brush on Benefit BadGal is big and fat. That isn’t usually my favorite type of brush, but I was fine with it […]

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