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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:

Review: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

Let’s review today my very first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick! From the website: “Matte Revolution – the words on everyones lips! Create the illusion of fuller, wider lips with my Matte Revolution – for lips that look lit from within. It’s … Continue reading

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Wet n Wild MegaLast Retractable Eyeliner in Blackest Black

Spotted at Family Dollar, this mechanical pencil eyeliner costs a whopping $2. The packaging is lighter than other mechanical pencil eyeliners I’ve used, but in no way inferior. The color is black, but not the inky, deep midnight black I … Continue reading

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Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 26

It’s my birthday month! So far my friends have made it pretty great. Here is what I’ve liked about it so far. 1) Afternoon Tea at King’s Carriage House: I can cross this off my list of afternoon tea sites I … Continue reading

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Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection Swatches

I’m amazed: I’ve owned this palette for some years now and I’ve never swatched it. Well, I’m swatching it today, even if it’s the last thing I do! I’m overly dramatic sometimes. It’s a curse, really. The packaging is cardboard, … Continue reading

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50 in Tan

Lisa’s gift box included this CC+ cream. I was happy to see it in there because 1) I want to try more It Cosmetics products and 2) I am curious about CC creams. This cream is advertised as a foundation, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Talk: Self Care Sessions Vol. 34

I’m happy to report that I had a pretty good week. 1) I was in Long Island City last week and I got some nice, tranquil photos of the East River. 2) My birthday was on Sunday. I had a … Continue reading

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Birthday Haul 2017

Gee whiz, I’ve been gone a whole week! My office went on vacation last week on Wednesday, my friend Ana got married on Thursday (had to get up at 6am to get to city hall by 8:30am and let me … Continue reading

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Korres Powder Blush in 22 Purple

I think the Korres makeup line is often overlooked. There are some gems to be found in it. One of the things I especially like from Korres are their blushes. 15 Natural is my all-time favorite, I-would-kill-my-best-friend for HG neutral … Continue reading

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Review: Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealers in Pecan Pie and Creme Caramel

As I continue forth in my concealer journey, I look more and more at house brands, in particular the Sephora collection. There are some great products to be found in the line. They’re really improving in that area. I bought … Continue reading

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil

Did I ever tell you I love being a Sephora VIB Rouge member? You get so many great rewards! One of my rewards last year was a box filled with L’Occitane products. This cleansing oil was in the box. It was a … Continue reading

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