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My Must Have Beauty Tools | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars Team is sharing our favorite Beauty Tools. I can't wait to see everyone's picks! I have left brushes out of this post, as trying to list all my favorite brushes would be a post in itself. Clarisonic Aria - I don't know what I would do without my Clarisonic. It has become an integral part of my skincare routine. Not only does it help my skincare absorb better into the skin and therefore be more effective, but it also keeps my pores clear and tight. MICRO Pedi - This thing has been a saviour for my

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My Recent Beauty Splurge | Huge Colourpop Haul!

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing a recent beauty splurge. My most recent, and slightly heart stopping, splurge was on Colourpop cosmetics. I couldn't resist trying Colourpop any longer and placed two very large orders back to back. The Colourpop line is incredibly affordable but factor in the US to CAD exchange rate, shipping fee, duties and taxes, and the quantity of what I ordered and it turned out to be a very large splurge. I am not disappointed with my purchases. You really can't beat the price and the quality, shades,

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My Favorite Holiday Look Beauty Product – Glitter!

When it comes to festive parties, for the holidays are really anytime of year, nothing makes me feel more party ready than GLITTER! When it comes to glitter my go to brand is Lit Cosmetics. They make the most stunning assortment of glitter in a huge array of colours and glitter sizes. Paired with their lit Clearly Liquid Glitter Base you will have a gorgeous glittery look that lasts all day. Shown are: Champagne Wishes (Solid/Size #2) - A sandy Gold with Rainbow bubbles, & Caviar dreams Miami Vice (Solid/Size #2)

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Best Holiday Beauty Gift Sets | Makeup Wars

The Holidays are one of the most amazing times of the year for beauty lovers. Not just because of the prospect of giving and receiving fantastic gifts, but because it is one of the best times of the year to shop for beauty products thanks to amazing holiday sets that offer great value and fun ways to explore new products. This week the Makeup Wars team shares some of our favorite Holiday Beauty Gift Sets, whether they be for the beauty lovers on your list, to put on your wishlist, or to pick up for yourself! It is also VIB sale

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My Must Have Product to Transition from Fall to Winter

I hate even thinking about winter already, but today the Makeup Wars team is sharing our must have products to transition from Fall to Winter. The product that becomes an absolute must have for me transitioning from fall into winter is hand cream. In the summer I rarely apply hand cream. Maybe a few times a week - 1 time a day max when I happen to think about it. When the air starts getting colder and harsher, and the wind turns into a skin ravaging force, hand cream becomes a must have several times a day. I never start wearing

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My Favorite Alternative to Black Eyeliner | Burgundy Eyeliner – The New Neutral

Fall is all about shades of deep wine and burgundy. I already have the Rebecca Minkoff handbag in the shade Port picked out that I know is going to be my favorite fall accessory. This week the Makeup Wars team is looking at more unique eye product colours. Burgundy shades may be best suited to accentuating green eyes, but I also happen to find plum and burgundy shades incredibly flattering on blue eyes. When I want something a little different than the traditional black and brown eyeliner I love using a deep dark burgundy. It is

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Secret to Crease Free undereyes

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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My Favorite Summer Perfume | Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Toilette

The latest incarnation of Giorgio Armani Sì is the Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Toilette ($75 US/$80 CAD for 1.7oz/50ml) released in February of 2015. It became my favorite summer scent from the moment I first experienced her. The original Si Eau de Parfum released in 2013 has the following notes: Top: Sicilian bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant liqueur Heart: Rose de Mai, Neroli, Egyptian jasmine, Freesia Base: Patchouli, Woods, Amber, Orcanox, Vanilla The new Eau de Toilette adds in Pear Accord and Citrus to the Top notes,

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KEUNE Design Repair Hair Products | Makeup Wars

Until I recently tested the KEUNE products I had never heard of the brand. Learning about the history of KEUNE I am wondering how on earth this brand could have possibly escaped my knowledge this long. KEUNE was first established back in 1922 by chemist Jan Keune becoming the first perm manufacturer in Europe. The line expanded to styling products in 1950 with the introduction of a hairspray to the line. In 1977 they were one of the first companies in the world to introduce a hair gel. Fast forward to today, over 90 years later,

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Curly Hair Tips

Tips for Frizz Free Voluminous Curls | Makeup Wars

I love my curls. I truly do. While some women with curly hair wish their hair was straight I only wish that mine were more curly. Actually I bet there a lot of you out there with hair like mine that think you need to straighten your hair because it is just not curly enough to wear curly. I went through most of my life that way. My hair was fine, fuzzy, fluffy, horrible. It was too curly to be considered wavy as it was just not smooth. Yet it just wasn't curly enough to really be curly. It was a disaster. Yet I hated how my hair

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Best Products to Get That Summer Glow | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing some great products to get that summer glow. One of the easiest ways to get that summer glow is cosmetically. Bronzer, highlighters, and instant tanners can all give you a temporary kiss of sun. The new The Body Shop Honey Bronze line has several beautiful options. The Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome ($16 CAD) contains a lightweight, sheer tint of colour with refined shimmer. Shade 01 is a lovely champagne shimmer and Shade 02 is a shimmering bronze. I love it because it has a red tone

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My Latest Beauty Obsession | Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Review

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing our Latest Beauty Obsession. Mine is the newly released, for Summer 2015, Urban Decay Afterglow Blush ($26 US/$31 CAD). More specifically my obsession is the shade Obsessed from the Afterglow blush line. The packaging of the Afterglow blushes is fantastic. The gunmetal effect compact is lightweight and secures with a strong magnetic closure. The lid of the compact has a fishnet design that can be seen, along with the blush shade beneath, through the UD cutout on the outside of the lid. The

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Makeup Wars Best Eye Makeup Removers

The Best Eye Makeup Removers | Makeup Wars

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing what we feel are the Best Eye Makeup Removers. I have one true favourite. It has been a favourite for years and I don't see it ever changing. It is not only my favourite eye makeup remover but also my favourite makeup remover in general. It is the shu uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil ($90 US/$98 CAD). All of the shu uemura cleansing oils are amazing but the Ultime8, well, it's the ultimate! You do not wet your face prior to using. I only need one pump and I take the cleansing oil and rub my

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Eddie Funkhouser Makeup Wars

From Nude to Fierce with Eddie Funkhouser | Makeup Wars

The Eddie Funkhouser brand is a collection of beautiful and affordable colour cosmetics and tools from makeup artist, beauty expert, and renowned beauty product developer Eddie Funkhouser. I am delighted to be able, as a member of the Makeup Wars team, to share with you a selection of lovely lip products from the brand. Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colour ($11.99 CAD) These silky lipsticks offer intense pigment with a very lightweight feel. They feel very hydrating and offer a lovely shine on the lips without shimmer. The two

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Full Face Makeup Look with Only 5 Products! | Makeup Wars

It really is possible to have a full makeup look with only 5 products? And I don't even mean the simplest of makeup looks meant to give you just a touch of polish. I mean a proper, full face makeup look, appropriate for any occasion, even a night out. This is not only fantastic for travel, but also great when you don't have time to reach for 15 different makeup products, or when you are on a budget. Here is my warm, sunny look perfect to bring us into spring and summer with products from SEPHORA COLLECTION. Estee Lauder

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best drugstore brand

Makeup Wars Best Drugstore Brand | Spotlight on Maybelline New York

This week the Makeup Wars members are sharing our favourite drugstore beauty brands. When we decided on this topic it took me no time at all to decide on Maybelline New York as my pick for best drugstore brand. I am not a big drugstore makeup user. I love my luxury makeup. But Maybelline is a brand that not only has many products I love and purchase/repurchase, but they also offer those great products across the board in every cosmetic category. I know I could easily throw a look together using all Maybelline products that I will

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Marsala Product Roundup, Swatches, and Look | Makeup Wars

The Makeup Wars Team post today is all about Marsala. The color of the year for 2015. Here is a roundup and a look featuring all of the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE products I've reviewed over the past couple weeks as well as a some other Marsala colour family items from other brands. If you'd like to read the full reviews on all the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE products you can click here. Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette ($39 US/$49 CAD) This eye shadow palette containing matte, glitter, pearl, and shimmer finishes, and

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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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