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NARS Fall Collection High Society Eye Trio Look and Swatches

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NARS has some nice items in their fall collection, included are the NARS High Society Eye Shadow Trio and the NARS Multiple in Undress Me. I was sent those items for review and did a look using them, along with a few other NARS products and products from a few other brands. You can see [...]

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Makeup Wars Most Expensive Face Challenge

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    This time around, the Makeup Wars bloggers are putting on our most expensive faces! This one surprised me. I don’t necessarily collect a ton of luxury items, and many of the things I used are more mid-range, yet my total came up to a rather shocking amount that is revealed at the end [...]

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Swatch

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The Make Up For Ever line of Aqua Shadow provides highly pigmented eye shadow pencils with some real staying powder. The shadow has a cream texture and high density pigment. Like of the Make Up Forever Aqua products, the formula is waterproof, although I’m not sure I would swim with this one on (I would [...]

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Makeup Wars: MAC Satin Taupe Swatches

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Welcome to the first edition of Makeup Wars, where beauty bloggers get together and battle it out with features of their favorite products! Episode One starts with the Battle of the Taupes. My favorite is MAC Satin Taupe, with NARS Lhasa a close second, so I am providing both for purposes of comparison. To see [...]

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Creating Bold and Bolder Makeup Looks

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Makeup doesn’t have to be a constant neutral look of nude shadow and natural lips. Sometimes livening it up can be fun.  A bolder makeup look can range from simply using brighter and more interesting shades to all out creativity and lots of color, which works great for special events, nights out at a casino, [...]

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Choosing and Using Foundation

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Foundation shouldn’t make you look older or “made up.” Instead, this cosmetic can provide an even look to your complexion, and when applied correctly, can look incredibly natural. When done right, foundation application will look like your natural skin, only better. 30 Days of Beauty Day 17, Using Foundation Which Foundation to Buy? With so [...]

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Top Summer Makeup Tips

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Avoid Makeup Melt With These Top Summer Makeup Tips From melting and dripping to sticky messes, the summer months can really take a toll on your makeup. As the temperatures rise and summer creeps in, it is important to remember some important summer makeup tips to keep you looking your best, even in the heat. [...]

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How To Apply Foundation

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I have been asked a lot recently about basic makeup tips and application. So I decided to present a few how to articles from guest authors as part of a back to basics series. The first in the series looks at how to apply makeup foundation. Cream to Powder Foundation: Many consider a creme-to-powder, such [...]

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Flying with Makeup and Cosmetics in Carryon Luggage

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In honor of being trapped in Detroit this week because of problems with a Delta Airlines plane, I bring you this post on traveling  with makeup in your carry on luggage. You can also read the TSA rules here.  When I set out on my trip, I decided to take only carry on luggage to [...]

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Revlon Photo Ready Foundation and Powder

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Revlon has entered the fray into high definition style makeup with Revlon Photo Ready Makeup and Revlon Photo Ready Powders. I bought one of each to review. Revlon Photo Ready Foundation has a nice smooth consistency that provides medium coverage.  Although it is oil free, it feels rather moisturizing, and I felt that it was [...]

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