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Favorite Lipsticks For Summer 2014

With summer right around the corner, I’m already beginning to rotate my make-up routine to reflect the new season. Spring to Summer make-up is a pretty easy transition and although I tend to wear very little make-up in the summer, a great lipstick always comes in handy for a night out.  I don’t typically lean towards a certain lipstick shade or color for Summer, but I have noticed coral lips are a trend here to stay for the warm months ahead. I also find it really important to find a great neutral color. In the summer I tend to have…

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB vs. Maybelline Dream Pure BB

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream has been a staple in my make-up routine for well over a year. As soon as BB creams became popular, I immediately rushed to my nearest drugstore knowing I had to give this new foundation alternative a try. Was I skeptical? Absolutely. I’ve struggled with acne and acne scarring since my early teen years, and I worried BB Creams wouldn’t offer enough coverage. Don’t ask me why I decided to try Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB Cream amongst the dozens of other BB options, but I am so glad I did.

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Beauty On a Budget // Best of Dupes: Face + Primer Alternatives

E.L.F. Make-Up Mist | NYX Cosmetics Setting Spray | MAC Cosmetics FixĀ + E.L.F. All Over Color Stick | NARS The Multiple|E.L.F. Studio Bronzer | Dior Shimmer E.L.F. Mineral Infused Primer | NYX Cosmetics Photo-Loving Primer | Smashbox Primer I’ve learned recently that my blog has become a very popular destination for locating the best make-up and beauty dupes. To keep up with my reputation, I decided to create yet another guide to dupes and alternatives. This current guide features highly praised, popular dupes for primers and face products. While I do love my fair share of high-end luxury make-up, there…

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Four Favorite Highlighters & Illuminators

Creating that perfect glow is a make-up technique we have all tried to master. While technique and application is important, it’s also crucial to find the perfect highlighter or illuminator for your complexion. With dozens of highlighters on the market, it can be a bit of a challenge to pinpoint that perfect one, but with a little trial and error it can be done. I’ve narrowed it down to four of my favorite highlighters and illuminators from my current make-up collection. While I have olive skin, I do feel a few of these shades would also work well on a…

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Too Faced Melted: Review + Swatches

When I heard Too Faced was releasing a line of liquified lipsticks, I was instantly intrigued. I always look forward to trying unique new formulas. The new formula by Too Faced, Melted, is described to have “the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss.” From Left to Right: Melted Nude & Melted Peony The pigmentation and intensity of these liquid lipsticks is beyond any other lip product I have ever used. One quick swipe and you have a powerful, bold lip color. The consistency of the formula is thick enough to…

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