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Mary Kay Vs. The Competition

Mary kay product comparissons

Mary kay product comparissons

Mary Kay. Been around for a long time; you probably know someone that uses those products. Perhaps they seem elusive to you as they did for me. I recently started using their products and fell in love with them. I want to present you guys with some options for Mary Kay products that beat the competition; I call this, “if you like……then you’ll love.” Keep reading for some great comparisons!

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I *heart* Drugstore Makeup Tag (a youtube tag) + Product Reviews!

I Love Drugstore Makeup Tag!

Revlon Favorites

Favorite Revlon Products

So, this tag is one that’s currently circulating on youtube. Since I am addicted to youtube, I’ve seen many people do this tag and it’s interesting to hear from each person what their drugstore favorites and un-favorites are. So, without further ado, I will continue on with my blog version of this tag!

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The best Foundation Brush Ever! The Eco Tools Bronzer Brush. Pictures and Review.

Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

Eco tools Bronzer Brush

I thought that my favorite makeup brush deserved its own post – so here it is! I love Eco Tools so much and this brush is my newly discovered favorite. It’s the bronzer brush which is designed for bronzer, however it makes an awesome foundation brush. Keep Reading for more…

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Essence of Beauty Face Brush Set (Deluxe duo) Pictures and Review

Essence of Beauty Deluxe Duo Set for Face

Essence of Beauty Deluxe Duo Set for Face

Today I’m reviewing the line of brushes which are exclusive to CVS stores, Essence of beauty. I love their eye brushes that I already own and decided to try the Face brush set as well. This set has three dual ended brushes meant to serve all your facial brush needs. I bought these a few months back and wanted to wait until I’ve been using them for a while to review them. So read on to see what I think!

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Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid Swatch and Review (with special appearance by Stila and NYX)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in ‘Wild Orchid’

All of you bright and bold lipstick fans are going to love this post! I love Revlon’s lipsticks, in fact, I think they are just about the best that you can buy at the drugstore. They are pigmented, creamy, and they come in a variety of finishes and colors. Recently, CVS had a great sale on these and I picked a few up. I’m normally a nude lippie girl since I tend to wear such dramatic eye looks but this color called my name and I decided to step a bit out of my comfort zone and try it. I’m very glad I did! Read on for review and pics….

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NYX Cosmetics Tango With Bronzing Stix Review and Swatches

NYX Tango With Bronzing Stix Packaging from Front and Back

NYX Cosmetics Tango With Bronzing Stix Packaging shown from both front and back

I know I have only posted about the NYX candy liners thus far but let me say, I LOVE NYX Cosmetics! NYX hasn’t made a single product I’ve regretted buying and they have a very reasonable price tag. They have a great color selection and pigmentation to their products. The products I’m showing you today are new and I spotted them at my local Ulta on my last trip. I just had to have these and I’ll tell you why. 1.) I am obsessed with cream bronzers and 2.) I trust that NYX won’t let me down in the actual product I buy. I know some don’t like cream bronzers but I will forever buy cream bronzers for everyday contouring. They are so much easier to blend than the powders. I put my foundation/concealer on and then put the cream bronzer on the contours of my cheeks. I then simply blend that in with my foundation brush and it magically makes me look contoured without looking unnatural. I posted on a new cream bronzer I got from MAC which I simply adore but it’s limited edition, so I”m constantly looking for new cream bronzers I love. Did I love these as much? Read on…..

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Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish Swatches and Review

Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish

Today, I’m writing about one of my favorite lip glosses of all time! Buxom is a line by Bare Minerals (bare escentuals) and consists of various eye and lip products. I believe this product, the lip gloss, was the first buxom product rolled out. I have to say that I love every Buxom product I have used and this includes the gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. In fact, Buxom mascara is my holy grail high-end mascara. I would use it exclusively if I could afford it. 🙂 Keep Reading for the Review…..

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Revlon’s Just Bitten Lipstain Review and Swatches

Lipstains are perfect for summer since they don’t wear off easily and are pretty much waterproof. A good lipstain will stay there forever and is hard to get off your lips. I’m reviewing the Revlon version today as I’ve been using and loving these during the summer. What makes revlon stand out from the other stains is the lip balm that is included on the end of the stain tube. You really need a balm to keep your lips hydrated while wearing a stain and Revlon has made this very convienient. Plus, they do have a pretty extensive range of colors compared with other lines and also have some limited edition colors as well. Today, I have two colors for you, ‘Forbidden’ and ‘Instinct.’ On with the pictures……

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain Packaging

The colors I have are ‘Forbidden’ (top) and ‘Instinct’ (bottom). I believe ‘Instainct’ is limited edition but it is avaliabe at this time. You can see the balm at the right and the ‘marker’ type tip at the left.

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Revlon Luminous Color Eyeshadows Swatches and Review

I really love Revlon as far as drugstore makeup goes. Their colorstay foundation tops my list of best foundations ever and at the price, it’s a great deal. I recently started branching out my Revlon collection and grabbed a few of the single eyeshadows, which Revlon refers to as “Luminous Color’ eyeshadows. They come in single pans and you get 2.4 grams of product each which is a generous amount. They come in different finishes, similar to MAC eyshadows though Revlon certainly does not have MAC’s range. The types are Pearle, Satin, Matte. Revlon doesn’t describe these but we know matte is a flat finish without sparkle. The pearle definately has shimmer and some finely milled glitter. The satin has shimmer but I don’t notice any large glitter particles. I have two pearles and one satin. The pearles are ‘Sunlit Sparkle’ and ‘Black Galaxy’; the satin is ‘Peacock Lustre.’  So…on with the pictures!!

 Revlon Luminous Shadow Peacock Lustre Packaging

This is the outside packaging. The color shown is the ‘Peacock Lustre’ (satin) color.

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