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Tom Ford Lips and Boys Lipstick in Nicholas

I was deeply curious about the Tom Ford lipsticks, and despite wincing (and possibly weeping at the price), I purchased one during the VIB sale. I chose a shade I knew I’d get a lot of use out of: Nicholas. … Continue reading

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Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows in Camel and Cocoa

I picked up these two eyeshadows during the Sephora sale. I knew I wanted Camel for sure, but Cocoa was an impulse buy. Camel is described as a “medium caramel”. Cocoa is described as “an ashy plum brown”.     … Continue reading

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Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Lipstick in Prune Plaisir

I’ve never taken French, so I had to Google what “prune plaisir” means. Ostensibly, it means “pleasure plum”. Huh. What an interesting name for a lip product. This only motivates me to learn French (finally) so I can translate without … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Review: Clarins Instant Liner in Black

Clarins is a brand that largely flew under my makeup radar because it seemed to be a line for ladies older and more sophisticated than myself. Well, everyone and their pet hamster is more sophisticated than me. It’s common knowledge, … Continue reading

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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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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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