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MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish Review

MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish

There was once a time when limited edition MAC products would fly off the shelves in the blink of an eye. Literally the second a limited edition collection went live half of it was out of stock before MAC could even send out an email or text message. Now a days, it seems that MAC has learned their lesson and upped their limited edition inventory. Or people just got tired of the rat race. Either way, it’s a great thing that limited edition MAC products remain in stock a lot longer now because everyone can get a chance to enjoy them. A few months ago, MAC whipped up the Future MAC Collection which featured funky shades and futuristic designs to help you channel your inner time warrior. The star of the show was the Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish with its out of this world orb-like design that houses 3 sparkling highlighters all in one sleek black compact.

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Stay Beat in the Heat with these Summer Foundations

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup, NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer

Loving makeup or having to rock a polished face to work on a regular basis can be fun at times. You get to flex your creativity by adding a little color to your day or take on the world feeling a powerfully beautiful new version of yourself. The downside, is that rocking makeup isn’t always sunshine and roses. Especially in the summer. You go from worrying about moisturizing and masking enough in the winter to stressing over how to keep your face flawless in 90º weather. I know the struggle, girl. Even as a dry gal, I can’t always keep my beat fresh and flawless in the summer heat without feeling like my foundation is melting or caking up something terrible. Over the years, though, I’ve learned that switching up your foundation (and skincare which we’ll discuss that later) helps a great deal to keep your makeup looking fresh and sweat free from sun up to sun down. So I’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose your perfect summer foundation that’ll help you stay flawless all season.
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ColourPop Nillionaire Super Shock Shadow Review

ColourPop Nillionaire Super Shock Shadow

I’m always singing the praises of ColourPop’s lipsticks but I have to show their Super Shock Shadows a little love too! I have a nice stash of Super Shock Shadows in my collection but sometimes I forgot about them because I’m always reaching for palettes. Which isn’t right at all because (*Kanye West voice*) ColourPop makes some of the best eyeshadows in the world. And they deserve all the love! For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been making it my duty to show my ColourPop Super Shock Shadows a little more love and each time I open one of those cute little jars I’m reminded just how magical they really are.

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ColourPop Black N Brown Brow Pencil Review

ColourPop Black N Brown Brow Pencil

Finding a good brow pencil when you have sparse brows feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Some pencils are too creamy leaving brows looking too harsh and drawn on. Other pencils can be too stiff and too sheer not offering enough coverage to fill in those super sparse parts where there’s little to no hairs at all. My little ol’ sparse brows need all the love and coverage they can get so I’ve been relying on the super full coverage Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade for years to fake full brows. The Dipbrow Pomade has been a savior of mine for years but some mornings I hate having to deal with it because it requires precision, a light hand and plenty blending to look neat and polished. However, that isn’t always possible when I have to wake up at 6 a.m. and my motor aren’t fully awake until about 9.
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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Review

 

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil

Last year, I discovered the wonderful world of cleansing oil when I tried Bobbi Brown’s Soothing Cleansing Oil and became a fanatic. Oh my goodness. You have never truly cleansed until you’ve tried a good cleansing oil with a foaming cleanser together. Double cleansing is life! After going through both of my mini bottles of Soothing Cleansing Oil I was determined to buy the full sized until more and more new makeup releases and collections started hitting my wallet back to back. I quickly went from, “OMG I gotta have my Soothing Cleansing Oil asap!!” to, “Do I really want to spend $44 on a cleansing oil right now?” Oh how our priorities change when new makeup rolls around!

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PUR Cosmetics Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette Review

PUR Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette

Are you ready to glow this summer? Of course you are! Nothing says summer like a smooth, dewy complexion with lots of glow. That’s why I’ve been stocking up on highlighters lately because a girl can never glow too much once summer hits. One of the newest additions to my highlighter collection is the new PUR Strobe Palette in Sunkissed Glow. It’s a cream highlighting palette featuring 3 stunning shades designed specifically with us glow junkies in mind. From the moment I laid eyes on the PUR Sunkissed Glow Strobe Palette I knew I had to have it!

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara Review

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

Since I’ve started working at Ulta, I’ve made it my mission to explore different brands. Like Tarte. Before the Tartelette Collection caught my eye I never paid much attention to Tarte. Now, I’m a huge fan of their eyeshadows and after trying one of the new Double Duty Beauty Collection lipstick and gloss I’m a big fan of their lippies too. So I figured I may as well whip out the Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara mini I received a while back to see if Tarte’s mascaras would tickle my fancy too.

So does the Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara really make a statement?

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ColourPop So Wavy Ultra Satin Lipstick Review

ColourPop So Wavy Ultra Satin Lipstick

When it comes to liquid lipsticks ColourPop has it all. From basic nudes to crazy colors like green and grey, you can find it all at ColourPop–no problem. That’s what I love about ColourPop. It’s super easy to find the perfect lipstick for whatever mood you’re in. Even if you’re in the mood for an electric blue-purple. I don’t always wake up and think to myself, “Hmm, I’m thinking blurple lips today.” However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want one in my collection for those random moments where bold blurple lips are where it’s at.

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Urban Decay Trance Vice Lipstick Review

Urban Decay Trance Vice Lipstick

The Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks are almost long gone but the Vice Lipsticks are rolling in full steam this summer. And I’m definitely welcoming them with open arms! I was a little sad at first when I found out that the Revolution Lipsticks were being discontinued but it turned out to be a good thing for Urban Decay. Not only will we get to choose from 100 shades of creamy lipsticks but Urban Decay is also knocking the price down from $22 to $17 a pop. If you ask me, I think the new Vice Lipsticks are a good move for Urban Decay. They’re putting themselves in a position to compete with lipstick heavy hitter, MAC, and I have a feeling that the Vice Lipsticks are definitely going to give MAC a run for their money.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit

Highlighting and contouring is well past being a trend now. It’s pretty much a way of life for many makeup junkies. Myself included. Mastering the technique isn’t easy but once you’ve got it down to a science it’s hard not to highlight and contour for the makeup gods every time you do a full face. Is it a lot of work (and blending)? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes! There’s nothing like a chiseled, define beat with cheekbones sharp enough to kill and a hot highlight that balances everything out. That’s why I’ve been addicted to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple of weeks now and I honestly can’t believe that I went so long without having it in my collection. The Contour Cream Kit makes highlighting and contouring so easy!

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