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Eyeshadow Palette Q&A

I’ve been watching the eyeshadow palette tag videos created by Samantha March and Allie Glines and felt inspired to audit my own stash. At the beginning of 2019, I embarked on a low-buy year purchasing replacements only of bath and beauty products as a means of using up the product inventory I had on hand. When in came to makeup, I bought items once I ran out such as mascara

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Hall of Fame: Best Eyeliners

The best eyeliners in liquid, gel, and pencil formulations that will last the longest and best color selection for you to choose from. My favorite eyeliner formulations and shades must meet my criteria: be creamy and richly pigmented, apply very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Best Color Selection Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – I love these pencils and have the purple, green, blue, and

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Spring Makeup Favorites – May 2020

Some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine including some very old favorites as well as a couple of new discoveries. My spring makeup declutter continues. I have tossed dried up eyeliners, lipsticks in shades that I will never wear, and a couple of eyeshadow palettes that were well past their expiration dates. My makeup drawer is looking clean and organized, and I rediscovered a few

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5 Best Eye Shadow Primers

Does your eye shadow crease by the time you walk into school or work? Keep your eye makeup locked in place with one of these five eye shadow primers. Using a primer under eye shadow will help your eye makeup last all day or night ensuring that your makeup looks more polished and professional. Top 5 Eye Shadow Primers Urban Decay Primer Potion – A long time favorite, creamy and

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Spring Makeup Favorites – March 2020

I imagine most of us aren’t wearing much makeup these days, however, I still need to make the occasional grocery run. These are some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine. I’ve taken this opportunity at home to declutter some old makeup. In the process, I have rediscovered some things I had forgotten about. I also bought a few new items last month and I pulled

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14 Best Lip Balms & Treatments

Lip balm addicts unite. There is no shortage of terrific lip balms on the market. It’s probably the beauty product I consume the most. Here are my tried and true favorite lip balms and treatments that I repurchase and recommend. Best Lip Balms & Treatments LA MER, The Lip Balm – I’m reluctant to recommend this due to its eye-popping price tag but I have to admit, it’s incredible.  There

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Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try. Definitely try Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was

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Hall of Fame: Concealers

My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration. Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play. I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in

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Makeup Favorites: January 2020

Makeup Favorites My current makeup favorites include the best BB cream on the market, in my opinion, Missha BB cream, and other longtime favorites. Missha Signature BB Cream – I’m still using retinol at night in heavy rotation thus avoiding foundation these past few months. When my face is retinol-induced flakey, a BB cream is my preferred choice. This is my favorite brand of BB cream. I’ve used it for

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Brand Spotlight: Oribe Top 3

The Top 3 best hair care products in the Oribe range including the cult favorite, Dry Texturizing Spray. Beautiful hair sometimes comes with a heart-stopping price tag.  We know women are charged more for haircuts than men. Add color and highlights and blowouts, the cost can exceed $200 per visit depending on the salon. We’ve all fallen for the styling products that salons push on us that tack on another

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