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Urban Decay Naked on the Run

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Review, Look, Photos, Swatches #NakedOnTheRun

Urban Decay Naked on the Run ($54 US/$64 CAD) is an all in one look palette that offers a range of beautiful neutrals to take you from day to night. This well thought out collection is packaged perfectly not only for travel but also for popping in your handbag for touchups on the go. The packaging is a very solid and hefty feeling metallic rose gold plastic palette with magnetic closure. The artwork on the palette gives off and animalistic vibe to me even though nothing about the pattern looks like animal print. When you shift

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Give the Gift of Complexion Perfection with bareMinerals

When you hear bareMinerals the first thing that probably comes to mind is their loose powder mineral foundation. A favourite of so many women that has stood the test of time, this no makeup feel foundation is only one of the amazing products bareMinerals offers. For the holidays they have some really great gift sets to help you explore the brand more and give the gift of complexion perfection with bareMinerals. bareMinerals Complexion Superstars ($34 US/$45 CAD on sale now!) This collection gives you everything you need to

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It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette and Brushes Review | Makeup Wars

Today on Makeup Wars we are featuring some products from It Cosmetics. I have heard so many great things about this brand over the past year or so and was delighted to finally test out some of the line. One of the things I have heard the most raves about are the It Cosmetics brushes and I will be reviewing their Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Brush, French Boutique Blush Brush, as well as the CC+™ Radiance Palette. The It Cosmetics CC+™ Radiance Palette ($38 US/CAD) is an all in one complexion palette offering a colour correcting

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Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o’ Blushes Review, Pics, Swatches, Comparisons

The Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box 'o Blushes ($36 US/$43 CAD) is one of my favourite gift palette releases of the Holiday 2014 Season. It is such a beautiful selection of high quality blush shades, along with a universally flattering matte bronzer and sheer champagne cream highlighter, all for an incredible price.  It is perfect not only for makeup lovers and collectors but also for gals who may just be starting out exploring the world of beauty and need to expand their blush collection. The products are housed in a foam insert

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Tarte Fall 2014 Rainforest After Dark Collection Eye & Cheek Palette & Dual Liner | Review, Photos, Swatches

The Tarte Rainforest After Dark Collection for Fall 2014 is filled with amazing new limited edition and permanent products and some gorgeous packaging. I have almost the entire collection to share with you but I want to start with what I consider to be the two star products in the collection. Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette ($38 US/$46 CAD) The limited edition palette includes: 0.14 oz Highlighter in Champagne 0.14 oz Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess™ 0.21 oz Blush in Unleashed (nude

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Lancôme Summer 2014 Golden Riviera Collection Star Bronzer | Photos, Swatches, Review

A few weeks ago I shared with you the beautiful Lancôme Summer 2014 Golden Riviera Collection. At the time I didn't have the showstopper of the collection, the limited edition Golden Riviera Collection Star Bronzer ($52 CAD), to show you but now I have her in all her glory. The bronzer has the iconic Lancôme rose embossed on it's surface and is glowing with shimmering gold overspray. This is just overspray and once swept away you are left with a gorgeous satin matte finish. I had raved about how amazingly soft and HUGE

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Get a Natural Looking Bronzed Glow without the Shimmer with Sephora Collection for Summer 2014

Sephora Collection's Limited Edition releases for Summer 2014 include several excellent bronzing and blushing products with beautiful matte finishes. I personally prefer my bronzer to be completely matte. Partly because I often use it as a form of contouring, and secondly because I don't want that much real estate being taken up on my face with a product that is overly shimmery. I will save the glow for my highlighter and sometimes my blush. The Limited Edition Sephora Collection Bronzed and Blushing Face Palette ($15 US/$18 CAD

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Lise Watier Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

I always look forward to the Lise Watier seasonal collections. They never disappoint and always offer such beautifully packaged, high quality products. The Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection is no exception. The Palette Eden Tropical Eyeshadows ($43 CAD) and Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder ($38 CAD) come housed in these very colourful, lush tropical inspired compacts. The Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder offers a peach blush shade in the centre and a bronzer shade around the perimeter. The finish is a lovely satin shimmer. The

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Get a Radiant Glowing Complexion with Dior Diorskin Nude Shimmer 001 Pink and 002 Amber | Photos, Swatches, Review

Certain products just have a way of setting your heart a flutter and the Dior Diorskin products always do that for me. The Summer 2014 Transat Collection certainly did not let me down with these stunning Diorskin Nude Shimmer Powders in 001 Pink and 002 Amber. Diorskin Nude Shimmer in 002 Amber is a gorgeous glowing bronze. I was at first fearful it would be too warm and orange toned on my skintone but rather it imparts a gentle bronze glow to the skin that leaves it looking radiant and sun kissed. The Diorskin Nude Shimmer

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NARS Contour Blush in Paloma |Photos, Swatches, Review

NARS Cosmetics has released a new Contour Blush ($46 CAD) duo. There are three shades available with each including a lighter shade to illuminate the high points of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. I have the shade Paloma to share with you. The formula is a matte powder with a very lightweight, smooth, soft texture. It offers a natural skin like results without chalkiness. I'm not sure if the lighter duo Olympia would work better for me but the lighter shade in Paloma is pretty much the same, if not a touch

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Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 2014 Matte Sun Powder Bronzer in Matte Cinnamon | Photos, Swatches, Review

The Christian Dior Cruise collections have brought refinement to beauty lover's desire for sun kissed skin. The Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 2014 Collection brings the bare skin effect of nude makeup to the next level with these new Diorksin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powders ($54 CAD). Skin is given a raw tan effect without the artifice of shimmer and sparkle. The ultra matte powder warms skin without any chalky and powdery effect giving a natural radiance mineral pigments that allow skin's own radiance to shine through. The Diorskin Nude

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AERIN Spring 2014 Essentials Collection Kaleidolight Palette | Photos, Swatches, Review

The AERIN cosmetics line is a very curated line that is all about getting the most versatility and performance out of a select amount of products. The new AERIN Essentials Collection brings us a carefully edited selection of AERIN products that are sure to become essentials for any woman who tries them. One of the new pieces is the AERIN Kaleidolight Palette ($78 CAD/$70 US). The palette is housed in a sleek gold compact. I love AERIN's no nonsense, no wasted space approach to packaging. The palette comes in a beautiful soft

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Elizabeth Arden Summer Look Collection Featuring One of My Favorite New Products | Looks, Photos, Products Swatches

The Elizabeth Arden Summer 2014 Summer Escape Collection has some really fun nautical themed packaging. As soon as I saw the boxes I knew this was going to be a fun collection. Open up the boxes and all the products aside from the mascara have their own touch of this nautical look and are a mix of sandy neutrals and vivid maritime hues. The collection includes: LIMITED EDITION Pure Finish Summer Escape Bronzing Powder ($45.00 CAD) in Warm Glow 01 (Pink & Gold Pearls), Deep Glow 02 (Gold & Copper Pearls) A silky

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NARS The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette and The NARSissist Cheek Kit | Photos, Swatches, Review

Palettes make this NARSissist very happy! The arrival of the new NARS The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette and The NARSissist Cheek Kit was some heavenly beautymail. NARSissist Eye Palette ($89 CAD/$79 US) This palette features 15 of the NARSissist community’s most beloved and inspiring shades in one compact, ready-to-wear every day, every way. The great thing about this palette is that they are all existing NARS shades. No surprises. There are certainly lots of reviews and swatches out there so you know the quality you are

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Are you a NARSissist? NARS Releases Eye and Cheek Palettes to Celebrate it’s Community of Fans

If you follow NARS on Twitter than you are already familiar with the term "NARSissist". Who is a NARSissist? A NARSissist is someone who embodies the true spirit of NARS –she is confident and fearless; lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortlessly captivating with a bottomless makeup bag. I know I am one! Are you? For Spring 2014 Gifting, NARS Cosmetics is bringing out your inner NARSissist with the introduction of two limited edition products. Named for and inspired by the

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Tory Burch Releases Eau de Parfum, Color Beauty Collection, and Bath and Body Products

Tory Burch has released her first fragrance. Tory Burch Eau de Parfum (3.4 oz/ 100 ml; $122, 1.7 oz/50 ml; $92, 1.0 oz/ 30ml; $70) is a modern, colorful interpretation of the collection she has created. Classic and unexpected, similar to the clothing and accessories she designs, sophisticated yet down to earth, combining disparate ideas you don't usually see together. The fragrance captures the casual ease and polished optimism that define Tory’s aesthetic. “Fragrance is part of my personal history — my parents each had their

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Step By Step Flawless Complexion with Benefit Cosmetics

I think an area where Benefit Cosmetics really excels is with their complexion products. I thought it might be fun to show you a step by step progression of creating a "Hello Flawless" complexion with Benefit Cosmetics products. To begin, the dreaded beauty blogger sacrifice of a naked face shot: Next we see how dramatic a change the application of Benefit The POREfessional Pro Balm Primer ($36 CAD) and Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup ($44 CAD) Foundation in I'm Pure for Sure Ivory makes. I have been wearing this

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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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