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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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Makeup Wars | My Secret to Crease Free and Bright Undereyes| Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Today on Makeup Wars we are sharing our favourite undereye products. My Secret to Crease Free and Bright Undereyes is Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. This product is an absolute essential in both my personal makeup routine as well as in my professional kit. When it comes to concealing the under eye area one of the trickiest things is finding a powder to set your concealer with the keeps the concealer lasting all day and prevents it from creasing into the fine lines under the eyes. Add to that the requirement that it

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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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Holiday 2014 Beauty Gift Guide | Face and Eye Palettes and Sets

Perfect for the beauty lover and newbie alike. Essential for travel or a quick effortless look. Face and Eye Palettes and Sets offer everything you need in one convenient place. Here are a selection of Holiday 2014 Face and Eye Palettes and Sets that offer everything from incredible value to holiday glamour. [show_ms_widget id="8978617" image_id="9352757" width="1050" height="2255"] Giorgio Armani Orient Excess Palette ($98 CAD/$100 US) - The exquisite presentation of this face and eye palette makes it a great gift giving

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Plum Smoky Eye Tutorial with Laura Mercier and Lise Watier

Here is a look using the Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes for Holiday 2013. This was limited edition and sold out online but may still be available in stores. Luckily all the shades are part of the permanent lineup so you can easily recreate this look even without the Artist Palette with Laura Mercier single eyeshadows! Apply eyeshadow primer or base, I used Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyeshadow Base in Nude, then apply Vanilla Nuts from crease to brow. Apply African Violet heavily on the entire lid and on the

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Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes Holiday 2013 – Photos, Swatches, and Review

I always regretted not experiencing last year's version so I was understandably giddy at the opportunity to try the Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes ($60 CAD) for Holiday 2013. The packaging is sleek and there is no wasted space. That is so important to me. The exterior of the compact is a cushiony faux pebbled leather. There is a flap on the cover that folds down over the side of the compact with a magnetic closure. The magnetic closure is not that strong though so I would be careful when you pack or carry it. The

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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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Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection ~ Photos, Swatches, Review

[caption id="attachment_5283" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection[/caption] I had seen info about the Laura Mercier Mini Kohl Eye Pencil set on some other blogs. When I was at Sephora the other weekend I knew I had to snatch it up. I am not an eyeliner person. I tend to just line my lashline with eyeshadow and use black liner to tightline my upper lashline. I have been thinking for a while that it would be fun to have some more proper eyeliners in my collection to play with and given the

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My Love Affair with Le Metier de Beaute Splendid Frost Continues – Face of the Day

I know I have already featured a Face of the Day post using Le Metier de Beaute's glorious Splendid Frost Kaleidoscope here but it is such an incredibly gorgeous palette and I realized I had yet to use it with the proper Couches de Couleur technique layering the top three shades on my lid into my crease and then intensifying near the lash line by adding the fourth shade. I had always kept the shades somewhat separated in the past. Well Holy $#!% does this look fabulous! I hope you can see and appreciate the complexity of the shade

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Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Clementine – Swatches and Review

I was so happy with the Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Hibiscus Bloom that I promptly ordered two more shades; Clementine and Sweet Cherry. Clementine is as shocking to behold in the tube as Hibiscus Bloom was, but this time it is a vibrant orange as opposed to the hot pink of Hibiscus Bloom. Not to fear though because the highly pigmented, yet sheer formula is delightful on the lips. At first I was concerned that Clementine would be too similar to Dior Addict in Fire but it turns out they are drastically different both on the

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Laura Mercier Gel Lip Colour in Hibisus Bloom – Swatches and Review

I am so madly in love with this new lipstick formula from Laura Mercier! This is what I dreamed the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines would be. It is sheer and incredibly lightweight. It doesn't have that really creamy, too much slip feeling I get from the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines (which I'm sure is what some people love about them but I don't like that feeling myself). It feels so moisturizing and light and packs a whop of a colour punch! It also leaves a really nice even stain behind when it wears off and it lasts pretty well considering

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