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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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NYX Havana & Vancouver Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

NYX Havana & Vancouver Soft Matte Lip Cream

This time of year usually calls for bright, glossy lips but I still like to pull out a vampy lip or two every now and then to let them see a little sunshine. Like on rainy days. Or hot, humid nights. Bright pinks and corals are still my world for spring and summer but sometimes it’s nice to take a walk on the dark side with a sexy vampy lip. Even when it’s warm out. That’s why the new NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Havana and Vancouver have been in heavy rotation lately. They’re definitely fall/winter shades but I’ve been digging them a lot these days.

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Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter Review

Makeup Revolution Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter

This must be the year of amazing drugstore highlighters because I’ve been discovering some true gems these days. First, Wet n Wild shook up the makeup world with the new limited edition MegaGlo Highlighting Powders and now Makeup Revolution has earned a spot in my heart (and organizer) with the amazing Vivid Baked Highlighters. I finally decided to give the brand a try while everything was buy one, get one half off and scooped up the last Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighters. I’ve had plenty guests rave to me about it so I figured it would be a good time to snatch it up while it was so cheap.

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Wet n Wild Indigo Your Own Way Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipstick Review

Wet n Wild Indigo Your Own Way ColorIcon Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Tired of matte liquid lipsticks? Let’s get metallic then! Matte liquid lipsticks have been the all the rage for quite some time now but it seems that more and more metallic liquid lipsticks are popping up on the scene. Some still sport a matte finish for a really funky look but some brands like Wet n Wild decided to skip the matte and just go for a smooth, metallic liquid lipstick that easy on the lips and filled to the brim with glitter. I’m so here for it!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Review

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Golden Dark

Finding the perfect concealer can be a real pain in the butt. First you have to find the perfect shade. A shade that isn’t too light and makes you look like Donald Trump in pictures or too close to your foundation that your complexion looks monotone with no dimension. Next, you have to find a good formula with the perfect balance of creaminess and emollience so it doesn’t look dry but doesn’t settle into every crack and crevice under your eyes before sliding right off by the end of the day. Trust me when I say I understand the struggle, girl! I’ve tried a ton of concealers over the years and I’ve always struggled with them settling into that one annoying fine line under my eyes and then looking dry and cakey when set with a powder. However, I think I may have found my holy grail concealer that actually gives my beloved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer a little run for its money.

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Wet n Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder Review

Wet n Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Believe it or not, these drugstore brands have been kicking butt and taking names when it comes to highlighters. If you would have told me a year ago that Wet n Wild would drop 2 limited edition highlighters that I would reach for over my Anastasia Beverly Hills or Becca highlighters I would have called you a liar. I think we all know by now that Anastasia Beverly Hills and Becca makes some pretty amazing highlighters that are tough to beat but the new Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powders are giving them a run for their money. And they’re doing it at just $5 a pop!

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