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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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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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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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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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