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Pur Minerals Art Decadence Collection Review


 


With summer fast approaching right around the corner and warmer weather, I know I’ll be spending a lot more time outside. With that being said, I like to keep my makeup simple and easy. A sun-kissed face may give us the color we need, but when it’s unbearably hot, you sweat off all of your makeup. I’m already starting to get irritable just thinking about it!

Pur Minerals Art Decadence 4-piece makeup kit will allow you to accomplish a fascinating summertime glow and your makeup won’t be melting all over your face. Read more

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Jennifer Bradley Eyeshadow Duos Muse and Siren


jennifer bradley makeup

Jennifer Bradley is a very beautiful and talented makeup artist. Jennifer has been inventing beautifully made cosmetics since 2003. Her makeup has been used on celebrities such as Kelly Clarkson and Pam Anderson,  as well as FLOTUS and POTUS Michelle and Barack Obama and many others. Her makeup is fragrance free and formulated for sensitive skin. While using her shadows I noticed they never creased, the palette was true to its color, lasted all day and went on smoothly.  Read more

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Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette Reviews

Dramatic, bold eyes are very popular, however an elegant soft eye never gets old.  Create a bold eye with Smashbox’s Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette ($39) in Smokebox or go for a more romantic look with the Softbox palette. Get a camera-ready look with this set of six perfectly coordinated Photo Op Eye Shadows.

Each palette comes with an awesome compact with a nice size mirror and not to mention a double sided makeup brush that is soft as can be. Each palette consists of 6 pigmented colors, which apply smoothly, last all day and the colors blend very well. The Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palettes are timeless and will create the perfect look for women of any age.

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Cover FX Anti-Age Smoothing Eye Primer Review

Cover FX Eye Primer

Primer is something you just can’t live without. It creates a flawless canvas to apply your makeup, but best of all, when using an eye primer, it will help your eye shadow stay intact all day.

COVER FX Anti-age Smoothing Eye Primer works miracles. For those of you who have mature skin, have a hard time with eye shadow sticking to your lids, and eye shadow that creases, you will absolutely love this product!  Read more

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Sonia Kashuk Eye Duo Review

Sonia Kashuk Eye Duo

When I first saw Sonia Kashuk Eye Duo Down to Earth, which is a brownish green and a goldish brown, I honestly thought that maybe the two shades together where going to be extremely dark. Sometimes darker colors can possibly give the effect of having a black eye if not blended and highlighted properly. However, when I used a base color on the lid and blended the two colors in the crease it turned out beautifully, giving my eyes a natural, fabulous look. The eye shadow lasted pretty much all day with a primer,  easily applied, was softer than your average shadow (which I love), and never Read more

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MAKE Cosmetics on We See Beauty

MAKE is the first for-benefit color cosmetics line launching on WeSeeBeauty.com – a for-benefit marketplace of ideas, stories and products that support cooperatives. One-third of all MAKE product sales will support the non-profit organization, the We See Beauty Foundation, dedicated to incubate and accelerate women-led, worker owned cooperatives.

MAKE Cosmetics are absolutely brilliant. There are many different colors for the lips, eyes and cheeks which are all beautifully and brightly made. The makeup I tested lasted all day, didn’t crease or smudge and was very easy to apply and there are tons of different beautiful makeup applications to choose from.  I choose (4019) Cast Iron Matte Finish Shadow, (6006 Limoges Pink Matte Finish Blush, and (5012) Magnolia Silk Lipstick.  These colors looked absolutely stunning together and could be worn for a day or night time look. Read more

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ck one color Powder Eyeshadow Quad Review

ck one color makes amazing cosmetics. The colors are wonderfully intense and the pigments are so bright, which are great for staying power and really brightening the eyes. The shadows are long lasting and you can apply them wet or dry. Used as a powder, the eye shadow lasted pretty much all day. However, when applied the shadows wet, halfway through the day they started to crease. I was able to overcome this obstacle though, with the use of a primer before apply the eye shadow.

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Aveda Art of Nature Makeup Review



Aveda’s a pretty well known cosmetics, hair care, and skin care company who strives to connect beauty, environment, and well being. They aim to care for the world we live in with the products they make to give back to society. I think Aveda has an all together pretty amazing cosmetic line. As many times as I have had the opportunity to work with their makeup, I have never been disappointed. I also enjoy the fresh scents the cosmetics give off while applying.  Read more

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CoverGirl Champagne Eye Enhancers Eye Shadow Review

I have been a long time fan of CoverGirl since the age of 13 when my mother started allowing me to wear makeup. (How old were you?)

You can get an incredible trendy look for just dollars. In fact, my must have secret weapon is CoverGirl’s Eye Enhancers in Champagne 710, which I happen to use as a highlighter. Never do I ever finish my makeup without applying highlighter.  Read more

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Vault Lip Gloss Triple Espresso Review

Recently I have gotten the pleasure of trying out Vault Lip Gloss, which I love. Most lip glosses are too sticky, too runny or never last.  Not only was this retractable lip gloss AMAZING , it went on smoothly, made my lips feel like pure silk, and the shade of gloss (Triple Espresso) was fabulous.  After trying out Vault Lip Gloss ($16) I wanted to do a little research and find out  some information to figure out why this lip gloss is so spectacular.

Vault is based in Newport Beach California, and they wanted to make products that work with an active lifestyle- meaning simple to open, close (one handed) and easy to apply. And Vault Lip Gloss is just that! You just push to open and reveal brush-like pen, pump for more gloss and click to close. All of Vaults products are made with natural ingredients found on the pacific coast and are all also cruelty free. Vault’s glosses are formulated with jojoba oil and vitamin E. This lip gloss lasted for a good amount of time without having to reapply.  Read more

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