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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: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches

Yess! I finally got Semi Sweet! I bought it from the same seller I bought the BH Carli Bybel palette from. I present to you, my dears, the swatches. Top to bottom: Licorice, Cocoa Chili, Rum Raisin, Coconut Crème, Pink … Continue reading

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BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel 14 Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

I hadn’t even heard of Carli Bybel when I read whisperings about her palette for BH Cosmetics on makeup forums. I checked her out, and she’s got a wide range of looks, tutorials and fun videos. I’m a real sucker … Continue reading

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Nicka K True Matte Lipstick in Jazzberry Jam

If you grew up or lived for a lengthy period of time in a low-income neighborhood, certain beauty brands were known to you. One of these brands is Nicka K. When I was a teenager (and even after that), their … Continue reading

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation Swatches

I received a complimentary sample pack of 4 shades from Sephora. Naturally, I can’t wear all of them. But you all can surely benefit from seeing the swatches. 🙂 L-R: Tan Sand, Medium Honey, Light-Medium Honey, Light Neutral. The shade … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Care Sessions Vol. 32

I’ve had a fairly good start to the week. I spent the weekend cooped up in my room, away from my toxic family. I dislike being confined to the room, but it beats being triggered frequently and experiencing my rage … Continue reading

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Swatches Part III

Here are the final 8 shades from my sample book. Top to bottom: Conspiracy, Rapture, Amulet, ZZ, Naked, Backtalk, Stark Naked, Gubby.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Swatches Part II

Here are the next eight shades in my sample book. Top to bottom: Rock Steady, Manic, Gash, 714, Disturbed, Blackmail, EZ, Snitch. I really like Manic, Blackmail and Rock Steady. Which ones do you like?  

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Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Medium Caramel

If you know me, you know my undereye dark circles are the demons in my beauty life. I’m always battling them. A while back, I picked up this Clinique illuminating concealer. I wanted (and still want) the YSL version, but … Continue reading

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Swatches Part I

I know what you’re thinking……. No, I didn’t rob Sephora to get all these lipsticks. I received a sample book of 25 lipstick samples from the revamped Vice line. Awesome, huh? Today you’ll be viewing the first 8 colors. Seismic, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Sessions Vol. 31

Happy Valentine’s Day, my blogger valentine’s! 🙂 My self-care was much better this week. 1) I am almost done with demoing the Lush Valentine bath bombs. I’m happy to have got them done in time for V-Day. I have just … Continue reading

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