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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:

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel

Damsel is described as a “blackish brown”. This is accurate, methinks. It’s a deep bittersweet chocolate brown with a matte finish. I’m generally a fan of the Smudge Sticks. Damsel is not as dark as I’d love it to be … Continue reading

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Review: Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Ruby Temptress

I’m really excited about all the new, formula-improved lipsticks on the market. Buxom created a gel lipstick formula that I had to try during the spring sale. I liked a couple of their (now discontinued) Full Bodied lipsticks, so I … Continue reading

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Boots Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

I’m always game for an affordable, easy to obtain eye makeup remover. This one from Boots first appeared in my haul. From the website: “This two-phase eye make up remover uses dual layer technology. The oil phase effectively sweeps away … Continue reading

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NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye in Blazed

When I was at Bliss Beauty Supply picking up a contour brush for a friend, I noticed these new lip products from NYX. These are not your average liquid lipstick. They are inky lip dyes, formulated to be stains and … Continue reading

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Bogie

When the Vintage Vixens collection came out in 2010, I was very keen to own most of the shades. For several years, Bogie evaded my grasp. Until now. Bogie is a deep plum frost with ample silver shimmer. Luckily, it’s … Continue reading

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Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Palette

Released last year as a limited edition item, this palette contains all four of Laura Mercier’s highlighter shades. Left to right, from the top row: Indiscretion, Addiction, Devotion, and Seduction. Top to bottom: Indiscretion, Devotion, Addiction, Seduction. As you can … Continue reading

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bareMinerals Gen Nude Under Over Lipliner in On Point

On Point looked beautiful on Karen, and since we’re the same skin tone I had to buy one for myself. It is described as “mid-tone terracotta rose”. Here is the swatch. It looks brown on my arm, but on my … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Obsessed

When Marc Jacobs branched out into the cosmetics scene, I tried a deluxe sample of their sleek gel liner pencil, but it wasn’t until I purchased this blush that I had an experience with a full sized product. You’ll rarely … Continue reading

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Manic

I’m becoming quite enamored with the UD lip pencils. I picked up Manic because I want more neutral pinks in my life. I also want more sweets, dogs and world peace in my life, but let’s take it one goal … Continue reading

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor in Raisin Revival 215

These new L’Oreal lipcolors sort of remind me of those Cover Girl Outlast lip colors that come with a balm intended to seal in the color. That is how the concept works. Let’s go check it out. It’s double ended … Continue reading

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