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Makeup Wars – My Best Black Eyeliners

Favorite Best Black Eyeliner or Eye Liner

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For the longest time, I avoided black eyeliner. I was convinced it was too harsh for me and I lived for my long discontinued MAC Graphic Brown Fluidline. But when my Graphic Brown supply finally ran out I forced myself to go out of my comfort zone and experiment with new products and colors.

I now embrace black liner and when I wear another color, it seems too subtle. Go figure, right? So, as part of the latest Makeup Wars, I’m sharing the best black eyeliners in my stash with you.
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Makeup Wars – My Favorite Purple Eyeshadows

Favorite Purple Eyeshadow

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Outside of my go-to neutrals, purple is my favorite eyeshadow color to wear. It just works so well with my pale skin, dark hair and eyes. So when I heard that my Makeup Wars pals were focusing on best purple eyeshadows this week, I was all in!

Of course, I have way too many purple eyeshadows for my own good but a lot of them are LE and no longer available. So, I’m sharing some core faves along with some new gems I’ve recently discovered.
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Makeup Wars – Beauty Diary: A Day In The Life of a Beauty Blogger

Makeup Wars - Beauty Diary

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When you want to lose weight, nutritionists suggest starting a food diary to track everything that goes in your mouth each day. It’s usually quite surprising when you think of every taste, snack and sip outside of your main meals.

As fellow beauty lovers, have you ever thought of tracking all the potions, lotions, and products you use in one day, from morning til night? That’s the task for this week’s Makeup Wars and well, as if I didn’t already feel like a product junkie, this made it even more apparent. See everything it takes to get me through just one typical day.
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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Swatches & Review

By on April 18, 2014
in MAC, Makeup, Summer 2014 with 8 Comments

MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil

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In general, I’m a pretty casual person. As much as I savor the opportunity to get dressed up, my work-from-home life means I spend the majority of my time in yoga pants. When we go out in the evening, it’s usually low-key so my everyday makeup routine is pretty minimal; see my 5-Minute Face.

Which is why these new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils are perfect for my lifestyle. They combine the lightweight coverage and ease of application of a lip gloss with the creaminess and subtle sheen of a MAC Lustre Lipstick (my fave formulation). Since its arrival a couple weeks ago, Patentpolish has taken up permanent residence in my bag.
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Urban Beauty United Brushes And Tools Are Coming To The USA

By on March 21, 2014
in Makeup with 2 Comments
Urban Beauty United Tools - Minnie Me's Tweezers and Blender Baby Sponge

Urban Beauty United Tools – Minnie Me’s Tweezers and Blender Baby Sponge

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Every time I visit Sephora or ULTA, I find myself perusing the brush and tool aisle, trying to rationalize why I need a specific brush, to go along with my 30+ brushes at home, or yet another pair of tweezers. I swear, they’re like the missing socks of beauty. Mine constantly disappear.

9 times out of 10, I leave tool-land empty-handed because I can’t justify the price when nail polish falls much higher on my hierarchy of needs. Enter, Urban Beauty United, a new-to-the-US line of affordable brushes and tools that include your everyday basics plus some standout items.

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