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About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate

My birthday brought me cake, my second year in my third decade, and this eye cream. From the website: “An advanced eye treatment that diminishes and prevents signs of aging while moisturizing and visibly firming the eye area. PRODUCT DETAILS … Continue reading

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Boots Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Cleansing Mousse

I promised some reviews from my haul. Here is the first one. From the website: Cleanses, Clarifies and Reduces Excess Oil For Oily/Combination Skin With Clarifying Willowbark “Dissolves excess oil and thoroughly cleanses, to instantly mattify, refresh and rebalance skin. … Continue reading

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Sephora VIB Rouge 2017 Haul

My haul arrived in the mail today. Hooray! The discount was 15% off. I bought a full-sized bottle of Sunday Riley Good Genes, Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish, Tom Ford Lips and Boys lipstick in Nicholas, Urban Decay eyeshadow in … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Care Sessions Vol. 36

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about self-care. I no longer push myself to post weekly. Sometimes it’s difficult to muster up the energy to post. How was your week? Did you do anything fun? I got some quiet, … Continue reading

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Hollywood Honey

Hollywood Honey described as an “intense caramel hue with red tones for unashamed glamour”. It comes in the beautiful packaging CT is known for. It’s a honeyed brown with slight red tones. Colorwise, is reminds me of Revlon Toast of … Continue reading

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What’s In My Medicine Cabinet?

This post is brought to you by depression, low spoons and a lack of new ideas. I’m only joking. I’m mostly joking about the third thing. The other two are real for me. I once read an Editor’s Letter written … Continue reading

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Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Polish in Majestic Green

Pretty apple greens are the light of my life. Majestic Green is such a shade. It’s light, but not as opaque as it seems. I think it’s great for when you want a bit of color without going too vibrant. … Continue reading

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Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Color in Lavender Lustre

Lavender is such a pretty shade for spring. Luckily I have this one ready for use. This is two coats. It’s a little on the sheer side but I can live with it. Do you like lavender nail polish?

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Duri Cosmetics Nail Polish in Divas Only

I remember buying this during a time when Ninja Polish got a lot of my money. I had only heard of Duri Cosmetics, but hadn’t tried any polishes from them up until recently. I chose Divas Only, a green-red-purple duochrome. I used … Continue reading

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Zoya Nail Lacquer in Pru

It’s rather strange, but I don’t remember how I wound up with Pru. I think someone gave it to me, or I received it in a swap. Either way, she lives with me now. She’s a fun, pretty roommate. Pru … Continue reading

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