Makeup Menu: Back to Basics

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After recent dabblings in high-end bases (and a particularly long stint of loyalty to the Diorskin Nude BB Crème) I have regressed to some old favorites.

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Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

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With the recent emergence of many drugstore eyebrow wonder products, I find myself straying from my tried and true Brow Wiz and Gimme Brow.

The Maybelline Brow Drama is one product I have dabbled with off good recommendations.

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The Best Valentine’s Day Lip Product

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This Buxom Full on Lip Cream in White Russian used to be a real favorite in my collection and I used it religiously.  Then I went through a bit of a matte lip stage and this (and all my glosses) fell by the wayside.  And I have rediscovered it just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I am a fan of several of the Buxom lip products, but this one is especially good for Valentine’s Day or date night.  Let me tell you why…

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Lush Love Locket Bath Bomb | Valentine’s Day

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The Love Locket Bath Bomb from Lush is one of their limited time Valentine’s Day products.  It was too cute not to buy.  Plus, they were all out of the Unicorn Horn Bath Bomb at my local Lush, so I had to settle for something else.

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

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SO over hyped. I was disappointed with this eyeliner by Kat Von D. Supposedly, it is the blackest, black liquid eyeliner and I found it was only back if I built it up with multiple layers. Layering the product on then caused it to flake off easily. I found that it came off easily, even when used with eye primer.

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CVS Makeup Haul

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I made a cheeky trip to CVS!

I had been hearing about the new Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara so I had to pick it up (Make sure you print off the $3 off manufacturers coupon you can find online so its only $5!).

Instead of going to Ulta to earn rewards points like I typically do for my drug store makeup splurges, I chose CVS because they carry Milani and I had to have another one of their Baked Blushes. Luminoso is amazing so I opted to try Berry Amore because Amelia Liana insisted it was a good dupe for Mac’s Warm Soul Mineralize Blush. I’ll report back on that.

As if I didn’t have enough Revlon Lip Butters. I had to try this color. I bought Crème Brulee, a very nude shade. It looked intimidating-ly brown in the tube, but I love the look it gives the lips.

More in depth reviews of all these products coming soon!

-Jules

Nars Rue Bonaparte Eyeliner

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I love the look of a nude liner in the waterline and this is “Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner” has delivered the best results for me. The formula is soft enough that it glides on easily, but not so creamy that it makes the waterline sticky.

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Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Bitten Berry

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This lip balm is very sheer. Don’t be fooled by the dark color of the bullet, it is a red at best.

You can layer it on for more pigmentation, but the best I got out of it was a bright red, not a berry.

I really do like this product for giving a natural flush to the lips. It looks like you’ve just bitten into some berries and they’ve stained your lips. But, if you’re expecting a deep plum or berry shade this is not the product for you.

-Jules