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Drugstore Brand Wars – My Favorite L’Oréal Products

Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris via @alllacqueredup

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
Smoky Plum Eye Tutorial - Makeup Wars via @alllacqueredup

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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Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial and Review

By on August 27, 2014
in Makeup, Makeup Wars with 20 Comments
Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review via @AllLacqueredUp

Anastasia Maya Mia Palette Tutorial & Review

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The Makeup Wars gang is tackling another palette, featuring a diverse range of looks and tutorials using the same product. This time, it’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette.  The warm-toned palette is not a color range I would normally gravitate towards so I was excited to take on the challenge of stepping outside my eye shadow comfort zone.

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The $30 Face Makeup Challenge – Makeup Wars

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The $30 Face Makeup Challenge

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Have you ever tried to create a complete makeup look with just $30 worth of products? Sounds easy, right? Well, that was the challenge posed to the Makeup Wars bloggers and it was much more difficult than I anticipated.

With so many mass brand products ranging from $8-12 or more, you really have to scour the sale ads and take advantage of drugstore rewards program to get quality. Keep reading to see how I did it.
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