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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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Pür Cosmetics Look Featuring the New Pür Eye Polish and Epic Illusion Palette

I wanted to share a look with you today featuring some new, as well as existing, products from Pür Cosmetics. This complete look was done with only the products listed below with the addition of a bit of concealer under my eyes. This look includes: Pür Eye Polish Eye Base and Top Coat in Satin ($26 US/$32 CAD) - This unique product has a very wet formula in tub that dispenses the product via a mesh cover. It can be used as an eyeshadow base or alone for a beautiful metallic finish. I used it in this look on my lid and

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Too Faced Spring 2016 Collection Sneak Peek | Full Reviews Beginning This Week!

The Too Faced Spring 2016 Collection is all about chocolate inspired shades and the ultimate in pretty packaging. I adore not only Too Faced's product formulations but also their style. Some of the most vanity display worthy products in my collection come from Too Faced. Here is a peek at the beauty of the Spring collection. Full reviews will be posted in the coming days. The Spring 2016 collection introduces the third Chocolate Bar Palette. The Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Collection ($49 US/$59 CAD) has

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It’s All About the Cute Factor With These Holiday Beauty Gifts from Sephora Collection

Sephora Collection always comes up with the cutest gift ideas. These beauty gifts are sure to have them oohing and awing this season. They make perfect stocking stuffers and two of these items can even be hung on the tree! Sephora Collection Make You Blush Colourful Cheek Ink Gel Trio ($24 CAD) -This cheeky set includes 3 shades of mini gel blushes. They have a long-lasting formula, infused with hibiscus extract, that leaves skin looking fresh and flushed. Sephora Collection Babushka Doll Trio Sponge Set ($23 CAD) - These

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Rodial Cosmetics Review Including One of the Best Contouring Powders I’ve Tried

I'm pumped about my post today because I have a feeling many of you may not have explored, or even seen, these products before, and I feel so excited to be able to introduce them to you. I have been testing some of the makeup products from Rodial these past few months and I am so pleased with my experience. Let's start with the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe products. The packaging on these is exquisite. Luxe and heavy shiny chrome compacts with recessed faux leather detailing. The compacts have a mirrored lid and secure with a

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New SEPHORA COLLECTION Makeup and Beauty Releases for Fall 2015

SEPHORA COLLECTION has really been stepping up their game the past couple of years. The new makeup and beauty releases for Fall 2015 continue this trend with some really lovely product offerings. The limited edition Sephora Collection Blush Palette 101 ($28 US/$35 CAD) is a beautiful geometrically designed blush palette that includes four blush shades and one luminizer. The palette is really large meaning you can actually get to the individual shades quite easily. The luminizer has a lovely fine shimmer. The bronzer shade has a

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Fabulous Fall Finds from SEPHORA COLLECTION | Makeup Brushes, Hair Accessories + More!

SEPHORA COLLECTION always releases so many great seasonal products. For Fall 2015 they have launched some really beautiful products. I am loving the rich colours and practicality of some of these products. The Sephora Collection Gold Edge Brush Set ($65) is a set of four soft, full size face and eye brushes with beautiful floral print handles in a gorgeous oxblood vegan leather with gold edge accents.

The Sephora Collection Complexion Perfection Brush Set ($56) is a set of four complexion brushes with

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Get the Salon and Spa Experience at Home with the Conair 3Q Hair Dryer and True Glow by Conair

Sponsored Save some money to put towards your summer adventures by getting a great blowout and skin treatment at home with these products from Conair. Get a salon quality blowout at home with the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Hair Dryer ($119.99 US). It makes it possible to dry your hair quicker, quieter, and with less damage. The brushless motor is what makes this styling tool so special. It creates more air pressure than a traditional dryer to get the job done efficiently while the reduced level of heat means less damage to

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My Tarte Summer 2015 Favourites

I am loving these new products from the limited edition Tarte Summer 2015 Collection. The perfect shades and tools for effortless, chic summer makeup. The Tarte Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette ($41 CAD) is actually from the Spring 2015 collection I believe but I am including here because I am obsessed with it. It is perfect for fair skin. The palette includes: • Amazonian clay matte waterproof bronzer in Park Ave Princess - This bronzer is the perfect gentle tan bronze with no orange tones and a satin matte finish. •

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More Real Techniques Brush Love

There have been some new Real Techniques brushes added to my arsenal and they have only served to further my adoration of the brand. Sam and Nic Chapman from Pixiwoos have not let their reputation down with their collection well designed beauty tools. They are some of few synthetic brush brands I enjoy. The brushes I've been loving lately are: Real Techniques Powder Brush ($10 US/$12.49 CAD) This powder brush is plush, soft, and the perfect size for applying setting powder and even bronzer. I can't say enough good things about

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New Sephora Collection Pro Brushes That You Will Want in Your Life

I love the Sephora Collection Pro Brush line. While they may be a bit of an investment, these brushes offer exceptional quality and softness along with some really innovative designs. Spring 2015 brings many new brushes as well as some new brush sets. I have three of the new Pro brushes to share with you today, and they are beauties. The Sephora Collection Pro Contour Blender Brush #77 ($43 CAD/$ US) is an incredibly soft, yet firm, synthetic brush. It has a large curved shape that is ideal for contouring since it hugs your

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Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection Review (and Why It’s Amazing for Pale Gals)

Let me start by saying I am not a fan of synthetic brushes. I have never found them to feel or function as well as their natural counterparts. Even many quite pricey brands I have tried have let me down. Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Chapman have been some of the very few exceptions to my synthetic free lifestyle. Many of their brushes have made their way into my personal routine and into regular use in my pro kit because not only do they not suck, they actually rock! They are super soft, blend products beautifully, and

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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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Beauty Tech Favorites | Makeup Wars

Today on Makeup Wars we are sharing our favourite Beauty Tech Tools. I've narrowed it down to three rechargeable beauty gadgets that I love. Tria Precision Hair Removal Laser ($345 CAD) This slim ergonomically designed version of the Tria is made specifically for smaller, more sensitive areas. Get professional strength laser hair removal in the comfort and convenience of your own home! Used over a period of several months it permanently disables the hair follicle's ability to regrow. Clarisonic Mia ($139 CAD/$99 US) My

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Sonia Roselli Makeup Brush Book Review | Give the Beauty Lover the Gift of Quality Tools

Sometimes makeup lovers, especially when they are just starting out, are so infatuated by the wonderland of gorgeous colours and finishes of cosmetics that they forget the importance of having the right tools. Heck some people don't even realize the difference that having quality makeup brushes can make in their application and results. I've been wanting to post about this wonderful brush set for a very long time. I'd intended to post a very in depth review comparing the brushes to similar ones from other manufactures but I just

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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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Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush Review

In September of this year Clinique released it's new Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush ($95 CAD/$89.50 US). Upon first receiving this brush I was sceptical. Most attempted "Clarisonic dupes" fall short, very short. While I haven't tried any newer versions of the Clarisonic, I only have the original Mia from probably 7 years ago, I have to admit I am just as happy using the Clinique Sonic Brush as I am my Clarisonic Mia. I find a sonic brush essential to exfoliate and keep my skin clear of clogged pores and the

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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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