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Ulta Coupons, One Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday Shopping Specials

Update: Here is the 2012 Ulta Black Friday ad. Click the photo to see the deals each day:   UPDATE: This is a previous year’s post, But we have the 2011 deals up! Click here: Ulta Black Friday 2011. ULTA Beauty has a bunch of particularly good holiday coupons and one day only and limited […]

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MAC Venomous Villains Swatches (Full Collection)

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MAC Cosmetics’ limited edition Venomous Villains Disney collection is quite a colorful eyeful. Of course, so are the four Disney villains that the collection is based on. Below are swatches of all of the items of consequence from the full collection. The only items omitted are staples, such as basic eyeliners, finishing powder, mascara, and […]

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Stila Road To Radiance Swatches

Stila is putting out a cute series of limited edition travel themed makeup palettes. The first  is Stila – Stila Girl Travel Palette-Road to Radiance. The palette includes 4 eye shadow shades and 1 convertible color for, get this, only $10. Launching alongside each palette, a travel journal detailing each Stila girl’s adventures is available […]

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NARS 2010 Summer Collection and Swatches

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I met up with representatives of NARS Cosmetics and some fellow beauty bloggers last week to see the NARS 2010 Summer Collection. NARS Cosmetics has a great selection of new products for this collection, including new primers, new lip items, and some very neat multiple tints that I will be covering separately. Today looks at […]

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Best Affordable Makeup Series: Best Drugstore Blush

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Readers often ask about the best drugstore makeup or affordable cosmetics, and a previous syndicated post on the best drugstore mascara has been rather popular here on the site. So,welcome to the first installment of series on drugstore makeup. Today, I take a look at some of the best drugstore blush items. Plus, I will […]

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Amazing Cosmetics Mineral Makeup Makeover

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I prefer pressed mineral makeup and also like to avoid bismuth, but finding a bismuth free pressed mineral makeup can be difficult! My favorite had been Sephora Brand, but when I went to refill mine, they told me that it was being discontinued!  Awhile later, I was at Ulta and walked around checking the ingredients […]

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Philosophy The Supernatural Makeup Collection

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I tend to think of Philosophy for skin care, but the company has a new makeup collection out that focuses on skin friendly products for a natural look. All products are formulated with antioxidants and are free of Parabens, Phthalates, Talcs, and Sulfates. On the whole, it is a pretty impressive collection. One of the […]

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MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio

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MAC cosmetics has some new Mineralize Skin Finish items out for summer.  I was sent a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio in Triple Fusion, which works quite well with my fair skin. The trios consist of a couple of bronzer shades and a pinker blush shade. They are fairly adjustable depending on where you sweep […]

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MAC Cosmetics Rose Romance Collection

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M.A.C has a really pretty limited edition collection out right now, The Rose Romance Collection. If you are fan of rose shades, or are looking for some light spring colors to update your look, this is a good collection to look at! The collection includes a nice range of lip shades, including some very lovely […]

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Pur Minerals Perfect Starter Kit

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Like many mineral makeup companies, Pur Minerals offers a starter kit. I gave one a try, and was generally impressed. The starter kit comes with the following: 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup:  What I liked right off about this item was that it was pressed. Pressed mineral makeup is much easier to apply than loose powder […]