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Makeup Wars – My Favorite Clump Free Mascaras

Best Clump-Free Mascaras via @alllacqueredup

Makeup Wars – Favorite Mascaras

I was not blessed with long, luscious lashes, so when it comes to mascara I need all the help I can get. They’re also stick-straight, lucky me, which means I need a mascara that not only lengthens and defines but also holds a curl. That’s a pretty tall task for one product, but I’ve found four go-to’s that are up for the job. If you’re looking for a clump free mascara that you can swipe on and jam, I’ve got you covered.
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Makeup Wars: My Favorite Urban Decay Products

By on March 30, 2015
in Makeup Wars, Urban Decay with 10 Comments
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Makeup Wars: Favorite Mid-High End Brand – Urban Decay

This week, the Makeup Wars gang are battling out over our favorite Mid-High End Makeup brands. We’re standing our ground for the brand of choice, to prove why it’s worthy of our love. One of the first non-drugstore brands I discovered was Urban Decay. I received a shadow in a Makeup Alley swap and it was game on. The edgy color palette and iconic packaging drew me in, but when they introduced the first Naked palette, my neutral-loving self was smitten for life.
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Drugstore Brand Wars – My Favorite L’Oréal Products

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Drugstore Brand Wars – L’Oreal Paris

Last year, the Makeup Wars crew embarked on our first ever Brand Wars, with each of us declaring our love for a particular makeup brand and sharing our favorites. This time around, we are splitting Brand Wars up into Drugstore and Prestige editions and today we are sharing our drugstore favorites.

Looking through my beauty stash, particularly the cart I keep in my bathroom for everyday use, you will see a lot of products from L’Oréal Paris. I find them to be consistently good and made from quality ingredients, so it’s hard not to love them. Keep reading to see which L’Oréal items are tops on my list.
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7 Marsala Nail Polishes You Can Get Right Now!

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Marsala Nail Polish

A browned wine shade, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. It’s so 90s, like Brenda Walsh’s lipstick on 90210. And given that we have similar coloring, I wore the heck out of it myself. In fact, I recently discovered an old tube of Estee Lauder marsala-colored lipstick at the bottom of backpack purse, buried in a trunk with some things from college. Yes, I said backpack purse. It was green suede and I wore it everywhere!

Longtime readers know that I host a March Madness-style nail polish battle for the Color of the Year, last year it was Radiant Orchid Madness. I will be doing that again with Marsala but if you just can’t wait to get this color on your digits, I have seven permanent nail polish colors you can get right now!
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MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes Palette – Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

By on December 8, 2014
in Holiday 2014, MAC, Makeup Wars with 15 Comments
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Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial

It’s not secret that when it comes to eye makeup, I LIVE for a palette. And a peek inside my in-need-of-a-good-purge makeup collection will reveal that MAC palettes make up the majority of my stash. Especially the holiday ones. I probably have eight or more of them.

So when the Makeup Wars gang decided to create a holiday makeup look, I knew exactly what to reach for. The MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes palette is so my style, with the majority of the colors leaning towards cool. It created a smoky eye that is perfect for holiday parties and I couldn’t resist coming up with a nail look to go with it. Check it!

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