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Hall of Fame: Primers

I don’t use primers often but there are some that I think really make a difference in the final result of my make-up.  I have a dry skin so I go for primers that illuminate and brighten as opposed to ones targeting oil control or pore size.  LE BLANC DE CHANEL ILLUMINATING BASE does exactly what it says it does.  I love this under foundation.  I discovered Too Faced Hangover

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I have aging, dry skin.  I’m wary of formulations that cake or settle into fine lines. My all-time favorite foundation is VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL.  I’ve lost count the number I’ve gone through.  When I need an absolutely flawless skin, this is my go-to.  It’s a

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Hall of Fame: Concealers

My all-time favorite concealers. Benefit’s Erase Paste (now called boi-ing brightening concealer) and Tarte’s CC Undereye Corrector are my favorites for covering dark circles.  I will continue to repurchase over and over again.  I use shade 1 Fair in Erase Paste.  Available at Benefit counters.  I use the shade light-medium in Tarte’s CC Corrector.  Available at Tarte displays. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is my all-time favorite undereye concealer.  I’ll use

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Hall of Fame: Mascaras

Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. Better Than Sex by Too Faced – Terrible name, awesome product. Super-Sizer by CoverGirl – Easy to apply, solid results. Voluminous Original by L’Oreal – I’ve used this for years.  I try others and always come back. Bottom

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KIKO MILANO Cosmetics

KIKO is a high quality, moderately priced, cruelty-free Italian cosmetics company.  Recently, I picked up a few items to try out. I love cruising through their well organized stores but you can also order direct online.  Check out KIKO here. Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit 01 Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 102 Single eyeshadow in the shade Infinity Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadow 07 Daring Look Eye Marker Black Everlasting Kajak eye pencil

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April Favorites

My favorites this past month. Crack Original Styling Treatment: Love this leave in treatment that reduces frizz, protects from heat, and adds shine.  Smells great also.  Available online or Ulta. Elnett Hairspray: The. Best. At drugstores. Dry Wax by AG Hair Care: This is a new product for me that I’ve incorporated into my daily use.  Used sparingly, I love the texture it adds to styled hair.  At Ulta. Koh

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Pharmacy: UK Beauty Spree

I picked up some beauty and skincare products on my recent trip to the UK.  Reviews coming soon!  

Product Review: BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette + Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow

BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette – Magnet Eyes 3 Rich, luxurious, buttery shadows.  I’m in love with the many unique shades included in this palette. Limited edition, available online for a jaw-dropping price as is the case with all BY TERRY products.  BY TERRY is a cruelty-free brand and does not test on animals. BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette   Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eyeshadow in Brown Perfection Cream eye

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Hall of Fame: Eyeliners

These are my current favorite eye liner formulations and shades.  They all apply very, very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Clinique Quickliner in Intense Black Honey: An all time favorite and popular shade.  Love this dark, reddish brown. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Moonstone Brown: Incredible formulation.  This is a cool dirty, black brown shade. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Deep Amethyst: If I need a purple,

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March Favorites

  My Favorites this month. Yon-Ka Paris Cleansing Cream: A wonderful cleanser that I’ve been using exclusively in the mornings.  Its calming formula is great for sensitive, dry skin and rosacea.  It also contains refreshing peppermint which is why I like to use it in the morning.  Wonderful brand.  Available through aestheticians or online. MISSHA Complexion Coordinating BB Cream: My favorite Korean brand.  This is a medium to full coverage BB

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