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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Look

There are so many incredible eyeshadow palettes coming out and the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette is definitely one of my favourites. The range of light to mid tone neutrals is utter perfection. Don't get boxed into the thought that this palette is only suitable for creating Gwen's signature look like her softly defined neutral eye with dramatic winged liner and a red lip. This palette is actually incredibly flexible and you can create a huge variety of looks ranging from neutral and natural, to smoky and dramatic. Below is

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Look

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Look

I couldn't wait to share with you a look using the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. You can find lots of pics and swatches in my Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette review. For this eye look I used: Divinity as a base shade from crease to brow Almond Truffle in the crease Bordeaux on the outer corner and into the crease Molasses Chip on the lid Sprinkles on the inner corner and patted onto the centre of the lid Satin Sheets lightly on the brow bone to highlight This look also features the following Too

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Urban Decay Vice Look

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette Look

I have not been sharing enough looks with you lately. That is going to change! I think I was feeling in a bit of a rut since, because I work from home and live in a very rural area, I rarely leave the house or have occasion to do my makeup. Well screw it. I need to get back to having fun with creating looks beyond just utilitarian testing of products. Even if I'm not going anywhere. The Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette is a true inspiration to play so I'm sure this won't be the first look I share featuring these beautiful eyeshadows.

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NARS Steven Klein Fantascene Holiday 2015 Collection Face of the Day

I have been busy testing out the NARS Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Collection and I must say, I think this is my favorite seasonal release from NARS that I can think of. Reviews of the collection are coming soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a look I did testing out the products. I am smitten. NARS Holiday 2015 products used in this look are: NARS Single Eyeshadows in Mortal (inner corner), Stud (on the lid), Never too Late (outer v and crease) NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Vengeful NARS Killer Shine Lipstick in

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Quo Fall 2015 Collection Review, Swatches, and Look

The Quo Fall 2015 Collection brings us some beautifully packaged beauty products in a variety of flattering neutral shades that will suit many complexions. There are two Quo Eye Shadow Palettes ($18 CAD) available in the Collection. The cooler toned Romantic Aubergin containing lots of romantic shades of pink and purple and the more warm toned and neutral Keepin' It Sweet Palette shown here. Keepin' It Sweet contains 12 eyeshadows in a range of warm browns and pinks in matte, satin, and subtle shimmer finishes. The

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Dior Blazing Gold look

Dior Blazing Gold Holiday 2015 Look

I thought you might like to see the Dior Holiday Eyeshadow palettes in action. Here is a look featuring the Blazing Gold Palette. I love doing a smokey eye with the chestnut shade all on the inner and outer corners up into the crease and blended to connect. Then I add the red on the centre of the lid. The sparkling charcoal makes a gorgeous liner and intensifies the outer corner. The peachy gold centre shade highlights the inner corner with a touch of gold (which I forgot to add until after I took pics Doh!). With such an intense

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Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection Review and Swatches

The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection was inspired by the Burberry Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2015 "Patchwork, Pattern, and Prints" collection. The star piece of the collection is the limited edition Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Palette ($70 US/84 CAD). The packaging comes with a camouflage designed clear plastic sleeve. The palette itself is the standard Burberry plaid patterned heavyweight magnetic closure mirrored compact. It comes with in a black velvet pouch with 3 mini applicators. The eyeshadows are a

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Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Look Review Including the New Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

Oh my goodness I am in TROUBLE. I have developed an all consuming obsession with Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics. I have been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury for years. I can't even remember how I was first introduced to her, but I loved her YouTube videos. When she announced she was coming out with her own cosmetics line I was incredibly excited. I knew she loved high end, luxury products so I was expecting nothing but the best. When the range was first released, but not yet available in Canada, I was so close to ordering from the UK, I

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Summer Makeup Look

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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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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Glam Look Featuring All L’Oreal Paris Products

Be ready for a night out on any budget with this affordable glam look featuring all L'Oreal Paris products. Every product I used in this look is shown here with the exception of my brows. All from L'Oreal! Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer - amazing affordable dupe for Le Blanc de Chanel! Visible Lift Blur Concealer in 301 Fair - I actually am a total dope and assumed this was a foundation. I applied it with a damp beauty blender and it looks AMAZING. Great medium- full coverage with a natural demi matte

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Neoneutral the Christopher Kane Collection for NARS Review and Swatches

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection is a collaboration that has brought about a selection of gorgeous shades that balance natural nudes with vibrant neons. The formulas and colours of these blushes, eyeshadows, and lip glosses are a such a joyful mix of sheer and vibrant, matte and glittery, subdued and bold, that I couldn't help but fall in love. Not to mention the packaging. Just look at that amazing packaging! The signature matte black rubberized packaging with neon pink foiled lettering. Hot! Starscape Blush ($30

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NARS Dual Intensity Blush and Eye Shadow Review and Look

Recently, after the success of the NARS Dual-Intesity Eyeshadows, NARS released their new NARS Dual Intensity Blush duos. I actually had yet to try the NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow formula so I took the opportunity to test out both and create a look. The shade of blush I tested was the NARS Dual-Intestity Blush ($45 US/$52 CAD) in Frenzy. Certainly not an optimal shade combination for a fair cool-neutral skin tone but I was not disappointed with the formula. The colour description for Frenzy is "sparkling soft pink-gold

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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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