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Nair Moroccan Argan Oil

Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Removal Collection Review and Tutorial

Sponsored The new Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Removal Collection marries the effectiveness of NAIR at home hair removal with the moisturizing and nourishing benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil. The collection includes the Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax ($18.99 CAD), NAIR Cire Divine Moroccan Argan Oil with Pain Reducer Microwave Resin Wax ($18.99 CAD), Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll on Face Wax ($14.99 CAD), and Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Shower Power Max ($17.50 CAD). I had the opportunity to test out two of

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Maya Mia Palette Review and Tutorials

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Review, Swatches, and Look Tutorials

The Makeup Wars Team is sharing our Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette Review and Tutorials with you today. My Instagram feed has been flooded with exited posts about this new palette that was designed in collaboration with world famous blogger and makeup artist Maya Janeska (@maya_mia_y) and I am happy to be able to share my thoughts on it, as well as a few look tutorials to show you just how versatile this palette can be. The Review The palette comes packaged in a box that looks the same as the palette inside. On the

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Makeup Wars | The Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette Review and Look Tutorial

I'm so excited for Makeup Wars this week. We are all sharing with you the beautiful Too Faced Cat Eyes Eye Shadow & Liner Collection Palette ($36 US/$45 CAD) with a tutorial of our favourite look using the palette. It is going to be so interesting to see what kind of look everyone creates and how different (or similar) they will all be! You can see looks using the palette on all different eye shapes, eye colours, and skin tones. First let's take a look at the palette. The Review I really love the packaging of this palette.

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Romantic Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial Featuring Esqido Mink False Lashes

I love a diffused brown smoky eye. It is sultry and sexy yet a little softer than a tradition grey/black smoky eye. It is also amazing for bringing out those baby blues for your hot Valentine's date... or night in. Apply eyeshadow primer to your eye area and a matte nude shade to from crease to brow bone. Apply a matte dark brown like Make Up For Ever #17 into your crease. Blend out the crease with a softer matte brown or taupe like Illamasqua Heroine. Apply Burberry Pale Barley on the lid. Apply Burberry Midnight

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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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Dior Golden Flower Smoky Eye Tutorial for Holiday 2013

One of my favourite ways to wear the Dior 634 Golden Flower quint is as a smoky eye. This palette really brings out blue eyes. Normally I would incorporate a matte warm brown in my crease but I wanted to show you the look created using just the palette. Apply eyeshadow primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance and apply a matte or demi matte skin toned colour from crease to brow. Apply the copper shade heavily on the entire lid. Apply the deep bronze shade on the outer corner of the eye and into the crease. Blend out

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Hey Reader! Yes You! I Have A New Feature for You and I Need Your Input!

I want to start a new weekly feature on Perilously Pale and it is all about what YOU want to see. I have been slacking on posting makeup looks lately and I thought what better way to get back to posting looks and tutorials again than to ask you what you want to see. Was there a look you recently saw in a fashion magazine spread or brand ad campaign that really caught your eye? Maybe it was a look right from the runway or a red carpet celebrity look that you'd love to see recreated? Just send me a picture of the look, noting the

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Curly (or not so curly) Hair

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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How To Do Cat-Eye Eyeliner with Tips for Hooded Eyes ~ Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

Last week for the Beauty Panel challenge we were asked for tips on creating the perfect Cat-Eye Eyeliner. With my hooded lids it has always been a challenge creating a nice winged liner look. I have finally figured out what works for me and hope that these tips may help someone else finally achieve their optimal cat-eye look. You can check out all the Beauty Panels tips and tricks here. Click on the image below to jump directly to my post. It can be difficult to pull of cat-eye eyeliner, or winged eyeliner

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Do You Wear Lip Liner? Why You Should Consider It. It’s Not Only For Wearing Bold Lip Shades!

I went through many years of only wearing more opaque lipstick formulas like Chanel Rouge Coco and only wearing very pigmented lip glosses or wearing gloss over a lipstick. I didn't care for sheer lip products at all. It wasn't that I didn't like the look of sheer lip products, it was that I didn't care for the look of them on ME. I have quite uneven pigmentation on my lips with a strong mauve tone. Given that most of the discolouration is present on the top of my lip line I believe it is likely caused by sun damage. Whenever I

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My DIY Lipstick Palette Adventure ~ Chanel, Armani, Dior, and More

A couple of weeks ago I FINALLY got around to making the custom lip palette for my pro kit. I have way too many many lipsticks. Yet this process made me realize just how many more I NEED! There were many shades I wished I could have added but needed to leave out and a lot of shades I just don't own because either they don't suit me or I haven't ventured there yet. In other words, my kit is far from complete in the lipstick department. Hmm...another reason to go shopping? I decided to make a palette using my own lipstick collection

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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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