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bronze look

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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Khaki Eyeshadow Collection

My Khaki Eyeshadow Collection with Swatches

Today I am excited to share with you my Khaki Eyeshadow Collection. I was tempted to do bronze, and still will at a later date, but opted instead for one of my favourite fall colours; Khaki. Khaki is described as a dull brownish-yellow but it is much more beautiful than it's description. Shades range from khaki browns, to khaki greens, and even khaki greys. I love the shades because they are a great twist on a neutral, looks great with every eye colour, and you can create such beautiful and interesting smoky eye looks with them.

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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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Makeup Wars – 5 of My Favourite Cruelty Free Products

While I am not an exclusively cruelty free product user it is not difficult to come up with favourite cruelty free items. The difficulty lies in narrowing it down to just a few. There are so many amazing brands and products out there that are cruelty free. I decided to draw from some of my most used items. Three of the items listed are actually my most used and loved products in my professional kit. I love them for personal use of course as well! They are: FACE atelier Cosmetics Ultra Foundation ($34/20ml $48/30ml) - I have

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theBalm Frat Boy and Down Boy Shadow/Blush ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

The more I try from theBalm the more I love this brand. While I've neglected to post reviews of my three Shady Lady palettes yet I will tide you over with the two blushes I bought back in the summer, Down Boy and Frat Boy. Frat Boy is a soft apricot peach and Down Boy a lovely light pink. The powders are smooth and pigmented and have the very subtlest of light reflecting particles to keep them from looking completely dead matte. Instead they look like natural flushed skin. The packaging is cardboard with a mirror in the

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theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

I have considered purchasing theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for probably a couple of years now. I had heard so many raves about it. I'd played with it a few times in store and thought it seemed to be a little too frosty for my tastes. I like my highlighters to be very refined and subtle. Well years of experience have taught me that how something swatches can't always accurately represent how it applies to the face with the right brush so I finally decided to give Mary-Lou a chance.What TheBalm says:What it is: A silky smooth pressed

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The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen – Swatches and Review

I received a sample of The Balm Stainiac Hint of Tint in Beauty Queen (berry pink) last summer with an online order and I finally tried it. I am in love! This unique water based formula gives you lots of time to blend and the results are an amazing healthy flush of colour to your lips and cheeks. It lasted all day on my cheeks and a really long time on my lips. Even better is the fact it's totally affordable. I think it retails for $17 US and $18 CAD. I will definitely be picking up a full sized version of this product and check

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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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