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Top 10 Setting Powders and Sprays for Dry Skin

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten group is sharing our Top 10 Setting Products. I have dry skin so shine control isn't my primary concern when it comes to my choice of setting product. For me it is about simply setting my liquid foundation without ending up looking dry and dull. For this reason I enjoy powders that have subtle illuminating properties to bring a healthy glow to my complexion and I always follow with a setting spray to eliminate any powderyness. In no particular order: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural -

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Top 10 Luxury Picks

Top 10 Luxury Beauty Picks | Ten Products Worth the Splurge

I am a luxury beauty lover. I'll admit that over the years it's become a little harder for me to justify the expense since I have such a vast collection already. But when I first really got hardcore into building my makeup collection it all started with purchasing luxury high-end and niche products online. Some of the products in my Top 10 Luxury Beauty Picks post are products that I have loved for years and are part of what got me into blogging and collecting beauty products.  It was truly hard to narrow it down to only 10

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Urban Decay Vice Look

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette Look

I have not been sharing enough looks with you lately. That is going to change! I think I was feeling in a bit of a rut since, because I work from home and live in a very rural area, I rarely leave the house or have occasion to do my makeup. Well screw it. I need to get back to having fun with creating looks beyond just utilitarian testing of products. Even if I'm not going anywhere. The Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette is a true inspiration to play so I'm sure this won't be the first look I share featuring these beautiful eyeshadows.

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Summer Makeup Look

Summer Wedding Makeup Look

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing our favourite Summer Wedding Makeup Look. This look will look equally beautiful on a wedding guest as it would the bride. Most of the summer weddings I attend are outdoor affairs. You want to look fresh, polished, and pretty all while surviving the heat and humidity. Plus you want to look as good on that dance floor late into the night as you do many, many hours earlier during the ceremony. My go to summer wedding look usually revolves around accentuating my blue eyes with warm browns

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Bronze Glow Summer Makeup Look

I thought I would share this look with you from last week that I was particularly pleased with. Even though my skin leans cool neutral I still love using warm shaded to bring out my blue eyes and I find I can pull them off quite well. Especially when summer rolls around I find myself reaching for warmer makeup more and more. I find warm bronze and peach shades combined with glowy skin to be the perfect summer makeup. Products used: Complexion Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF 20 Make Up For Ever Face & Body

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Top 10 Highlight and Contour Products | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten Team is sharing our Top 10 Contour & Highlight Products. Unfortunately a lot of what I will be sharing with you as my favourites were limited edition products. Especially when it comes to highlighters, they are predominately released as limited edition products in seasonal collections. I could barely even find any highlighters in my stash that weren't LE or had been discontinued. When it comes to contour products for fair skin bronzers should be avoided. There is nothing natural about the

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Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Exposure Review, Photos, Swatches

Hourglass has achieved a new level of brand exposure and adoration with the release of their Ambient Lighting Powders followed by the Ambient Lighting Blushes. Both are product lines that I, along with many other beauty lovers, am in love with. When they announced their newest release, the Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes ($58 US/$67 CAD), the beauty world was abuzz. Eyeshadows with possibly the same incredible formulation and quality of the Ambient Lighting products? Heaven. Since their release these palettes have been

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Top Ten Beauty Products of 2014

The Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014 | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014. Rather than selecting Limited Edition favourites or new shades I am choosing to focus on completely new product launches that were added to brand's permanent product lineup.   NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32 US/$37 CAD) Stunning shades and incredible pigmentation combined with a fabulous formula make this new lipstick formula from NARS a huge hit for me. Anita is next on my list! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush ($35 US/$41 CAD) I was so

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Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner Review, Photos, Swatches

The new Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner in Obsidian ($45 US/package of 3 or $16/single) is one of the best eyeliners I have tried in a long time and well worth the hype. It is an absolute dream for tightlining. This ultra fine twist up gel liner is perfect for getting right in between your lashes to intensify your lashline. The thin, soft liner offers amazing precision for lining the eyes without the hassles of pots of brushes. 2 clicks is all you need to line each eye and each non-retractable mechanical pencil yields

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush | Photos, Swatches, Review

I shared with you the initial release information on the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes ($41 CAD/$35 US) back in January. I was so excited about this release. My beloved Ambient Lighting Powder formula in blush form. Heaven. I was not the only one eagerly anticipating these blushes. Since then I have heard fairly mixed reviews of the blushes resulting mostly from the advanced miscelare technique used in the formulation of these hand made powders that results in each blush being unique. Particularly with shades like

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush | Info and Images of a Release That Has Me Trembling In Anticipation

I think I may have audibly gasped when I heard that Hourglass was coming out with Ambient Lighting Blush ($41 CAD/$35 US). It is truly a dream come true. The breathtaking finish of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder fused with a blush to create what is visually one of the most stunning blush presentations I have seen and I am sure will be just as gorgeous applied as in the pan. I can not wait to try these. I have a feeling, that like the Ambient Lighting Powders, I will need them ALL! The 6 shades of this new, permanent product

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Amber Heard Golden Globes

Get the Look | Amber Heard at the Golden Globes with Hourglass Cosmetics

One of my favourite looks from last night's Golden Globes was Amber Heard. Her midnight blue Atelier Versace dress, romantic up-do, and alluring makeup by Hourglass were all perfection. “Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix,” says makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips. I was just bringing out the remarkable geometry and beauty of her face.” Here’s how to recreate the look: COMPLEXION: Moisturize skin with Cle de Peau Gentle

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Top 13 Posts of 2013 on Perilously Pale

1. Dior Holiday 2013 Golden Winter Collection 5 Couleurs Eye Palettes in Golden Snow and Golden Flower - Photos, Swatches, and Review 2. How to do Cat Eye Eyeliner With Tips for Hooded Eyes for The Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel 3. Dior Diorific Lipsticks in Diva, Winter, and Minuit for Holiday 2013 Golden Winter Collection - Photos, Swatches, and Review 4. City Lash Lash Growth Enhancer Review 5. Essie Summer 2013 Collection - Photos, Swatches and Review 6. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids

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Top Ten Palettes

Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Palettes

This week for the Beauty Blogger Top Ten we are sharing our Top 10 Makeup Palettes. Who doesn't love a good makeup palette? It is an amazing way to get a variety of shades in one convenient location, not to mention they are usually a great deal! I thought it would be fun to show a mix of old favourites, new favourites, and a few I've yet to try, but long to. In no particular order: KAT VON D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book ($66 CAD) - This is an incredible palette of pigmented, beautiful and layer-able shades. You NEED

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Limited Edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Set – Photos, Swatches, Review

I must admit that I was positively giddy when the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Set arrived on my doorstep. The set comes nestled in a shiny red and gold box. There is a cute little 5ml Veil Mineral Primer included. The packaging is similar to the standard Ambient Lighting Powder packaging but it is longer and narrower. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (USD $58 | CAD $67) contains two existing shades (Dim Light and Radiant Light) and one new limited edition shade (Incandescent Light). It also comes with

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Hourglass Limited Edition Ambient Lighting Palette Has Me So Excited for the Holidays!

There has been a lot of buzz about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders since their release in the spring. I reviewed them here and here. Well when the news came out that they were releasing a limited edition trio of the amazing powders in one compact I was beyond excited. When I later discovered that the three shades it includes were ones I didn't already own I was bouncing up and down like a school girl. Yes, makeup gets me that excited. Now hush! The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (USD $58 | CAD $67) contains two

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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