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Top Ten Makeup Brushes

My Top 10 Makeup Brushes | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

I am so excited about this weeks Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday topic. We are all sharing our Top 10 Makeup Brushes! I am a brushaholic. If I had the funds I would probably own 10 times as many. Brushes truly make all the difference when it comes to your makeup application. Whether it be ease of application, quality of pigment deposited, or quality of blending achieved, it is not just about the quality of the cosmetics you are using but also the brushes. I use natural hair brushes and haven't been able to find many synthetic

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The Best Black Eyeliners | Makeup Wars

Today on Makeup Wars we are featuring our Favourite Black Eyeliners! My favourite results are usually with a gel liner. Lately I've been a little more lazy and have been using pencils more and more. Luckily there have been some black liners come out lately that are absolutely incredible! Smooth, creamy, pigmented, and long-wearing. All must have qualities in any black liner and these liners all fit the bill and exceed expectations at a range of price points. I have not included any liquid liners because personally liquid liners

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My Favourite Purple Eyeshadows | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing with you our Favourite Purple Eyeshadows. I tend to favour more plum and burgundy shades with my blue eyes when it comes to this colour family but I was able to pull out some of my most used and loved truer purples. OK well maybe some of them lean a little plum but I tried! First off I will share my favourite pressed formula shadows. The first shades are my two most used matte purples and the next three my favourite shimmery beauties. MAC Fig 1 (Matte 2 formula) Inglot Matte

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Makeup Wars | My Beauty Diary

Last Thursday night I checked the Makeup Wars team schedule to see what our upcoming topic was. We are sharing with you our Beauty Diary for a day! Since I had actually just had a day where I left my house and did something with myself I thought it would be perfect to use that day as my beauty diary. I still remembered everything I had used and it would be a totally unaltered view of what a typical beauty day would be like for me. Now you will have to forgive me for the amount of Limited Edition products I used this day but I

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Makeup Wars | My Favourite Highlighters and Illuminating Products

This week the Makeup Wars members are sharing our favourite illuminating products. This is probably one of my favourite cosmetics categories for two reasons. Firstly I have very dry, dull skin and I need a lot of assistance in the glow department. Secondly I am very picky when it comes to products in this category so finding the right product is always a struggle for me. I guess I kind of enjoy the challenge and the subsequent joy and satisfaction of finding a product that meets my expectations. Why am I so picky? Well when it

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Eyeliner Tips and Tricks for the Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

This week the Beauty Panel members shared our favourite eyeliner tips and trick for You can check out everyones recommendations here: Eyeliner tips and tricks: 12 Beauty Panel ways to wear this versatile product There many kinds of eyeliner. Pencil, gel, liquid. Click up pencils, self sharpening pencils, standard pencils, liquid eyeliners with brush applicators, sponge tip applicators, felt tip applicators, etc. etc. etc. There are so many formulas, methods, and shades that you can endlessly express your

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The Beauty Spotlight Team has Stranded Perilously Pale on a Desert Island!

The Beauty Spotlight Team's latest assignment is to be stranded on a desert island with only TWELVE beauty products to get us by until help arrives. How cruel is that?! Well I guess it's pretty awesome because who the heck gets to hand pick what items to take with them prior to getting abandoned on a desert island. That's actually sounding like a pretty fabulous vacation to me at the moment. The rules are that we are not including sunscreen and lip balm in our lists as those are simply obvious must haves for absolutely everyone so

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Makeup Wars ~ My Favorite Makeup Brush ~ MAC 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush

If you're a follower of this blog I'm sure you're excited to see what luxury or niche fancy pants brush I pull out of my stash for this post. Well sorry to disappoint but there are no exquisite Japanese brushes in my brush collection (I wish there were!) or anything else terribly interesting. I actually really struggled with what to post for my favourite brush because I don't actually have a true favourite. Nothing that stands out at least. I do however have several tried and true brushes in my collection that I would never want

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Can’t Live Without: MAC Painterly Paint Pot – Swatches and Review

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly has become part of my everyday routine. I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. I don't have oily lids so this cream shadow is all I need as an eye shadow primer. It lasts all day without creasing and makes my eye shadows last ALL day. Sometimes I do apply another eye shadow primer underneath Painterly but I think I'm just doing this out of habit as opposed to out of any necessity. Whether I do or not the results seem to be the same. If you're a follower of this blog you will know that I tend to

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MAC Cleanse Off Oil – My Holy Grail Makeup Remover

I thought it was about time I started sharing some of my holy grail and everyday staple products with you. It suddenly seemed ridiculous that I could review and feature new products all the time without ever visiting the products I couldn't live without. First up is MAC Cleanse Off Oil. I have tried numerous other makeup removers and I always end up coming back to MAC's. Actually I usually end up crawling back to MAC Cleanse Off Oil begging forgiveness and promising to never leave her again!From the MAC Cosmetics website:An

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Digging Out Some MAC Pigment Samples Face of the Day

I've promised myself to make an effort to get over my aversion to loose eye shadows. I've been anxious to try out some indie brands and will be featuring some reviews and looks in the near future. I thought what better way to start trying to "feel the love" than to dig out some of my long neglected MAC Pigment samples. I always admire them in their cute little jars and never use them. I did find the area where I blended the two shades together turned out a little muddy when compared to how my beloved Le Metier de Beaute eye

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Face of the Day with MAC Antiqued, Guerlain Maya and Chanel Rebel Rouge Coco Shine

I don't know if there's much point in my putting up a review of the Guerlain Ombre Fusion eye shadows or not. Let me know if you're interested. I just got my hands on them but I believe they were LE so availability is likely scarce. I haven't had much luck with these more liquid type cream shadows in the past and Maya was not an exception.This was my second look I did using it and you'll see the result on the lid is less than acceptable. I will maybe give it one more go before I decide to part with it as I did the Chanel Ombre

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Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Gives Kaska Beige a Boost Face of the Day

I thought I'd try punching up my usual Chanel Kaska Beige look by using the Ombres Perlees de Chanel Quint to add some finishing touches. I liked the subtle glow it gave to the look. Apologies for the lackluster hair and somewhat unsuccessful attempt at getting decent pics. I was just going heading to the cottage. ;-)Products Used:Face:Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Shade 1Make Up For Ever HD Concealer 305 set with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening PowderMac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural LightMAC Play It Proper Beauty

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MAC? MAC Who? Face of the Day

My MAC collection has been severely neglected lately. I thought it was time to dig out some of my favourites. I only kept one 15 pan palette and a quad of all my MAC shadows and only a couple blushes. I do use the new Beauty Powders from the recent MAC Stylishly Yours collection almost daily. I really love them for a subtle highlight. I really don't pay any attention to the new MAC releases any more because I got fed up with new collections coming out almost every week and trying to keep on top of it. There were too many

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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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