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Review + Swatches: Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye &…

After being so impressed with the Tarte ‘Off The Cuff’ Cheek Palette, it was a no-brainer that I had to give their newest palette a try. While sparkly eyeshadows and blushes definitely grab my attention, on a day-to-day basis, I’m more of a matte girl. The Tarte Be MATTEnificentpalette features six eyeshadows, two eyeshadow/liners, and one blush, all with matte finishes. The palette itself is limited edition, as well as the eight eyeshadows inside. Even though I generally prefer matte shades, I’m always a little bit skeptical about their consistency. When formulated incorrectly, matte powders can be drying and chalky,…

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First Impressions: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta

Sephora recently released the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, available exclusively to their Very Important Beauty Insiders. The blushes are available in six different shades: Dim Infusion, Ethereal Glow, Luminous Flush, Radiant Magenta, Diffused Heat, and Mood Exposure. The beautiful blushes sold out very quickly, but I was able to pick up Radiant Magenta. The collection reminds me of the Milani Baked Blushes, yet much more luxurious. Radiant Magenta is a golden fuchsia, designed to both highlight and add a pop of color. The consistency is very light, and airy, providing a natural flush across your cheeks. I can’t speak for the other…

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Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow: Review + Swatches

Every once in awhile I buy a product based solely on it’s packaging and I end up disappointed. But then there are the few times where I’m pleasantly surprised. With Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow concealer, the latter is true. I don’t buy Physicians Formula products on a regular basis, but I have found a few hidden gems within their collections.  Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow was created to be the perfect all-in-one miracle tool, formulated for concealing, highlighting, and touch-ups. Since Touch of Glow is only available in one shade, ‘Nude Glow’, it doesn’t quite…

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Maybelline Color Sensational ‘The Buffs’ Collection [Review + Swatches]

Finding a nude lipstick that doesn’t make me look sickly has been quite the challenge in recent months. Aside from Lipstick Queen Metal Nude and Tory Burch Pas du Tout, I haven’t been able to find a nude shade that complements my skin tone. In my opinion, nude lipsticks have a tendency to look very caky, and that’s not the look I’m going for. When I first heard about Maybelline Color Sensational ‘The Buffs‘ collection, I was instantly eager to try them. Embarrassingly enough, I only purchased one on my first trip hunting them down because I thought my Target…

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NARS x Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadow in Mississippi Mermaid

I’m not sure what it is, but I’m addicted to champagne colored eyeshadows. Every time someone recommends one, I’m hooked and immediately punching in my credit card information. After purchasing and falling in love with the cheek palette from the NARS x Guy Bourdin collaboration, I was eager to try other products from the limited edition collection. A couple hours of research later, I decided to go with the Cinematic Eyeshadow in Mississippi Mermaid . I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that although I’ve been obsessed with NARS Laguna Bronzer since I was a teenager, I never really tried any…

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