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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

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As promised, I am here today to review the new, and very hyped Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. This was advertised to death and I have to say the campaign convinced me to buy it.

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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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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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Mac Vanilla Pigment

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The ultimate inner corner highlight. Hands down.

I have talked about L’Oreal’s Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte here and named it as dupe for Mac’s Pigment in Vanilla.  Now, after having using Vanilla for a while, I can safely say I prefer it to the drugstore version.

If you already own Iced Latte I don’t think you need to run out and buy the Vanilla pigment, but L’Oreal’s version is $7.99 and you can now buy this to-go sized version of the Mac pigment for $10.  So for just a couple more dollars, you get a higher-end, more beautiful product.  Plus, you only need the tiniest amount of product so I think this small container will last you a lifetime.

I am personally a fan of a dramatic inner corner highlight, so I like a product like this that offers an intense shimmer and is really going to elevate the simplest of eye looks.  I think this pigment is too glittery to use under the brow bone, but it has become my favorite for the inner corner.  On days when I don’t use it, my eyes never look nearly as open or bright.

-Jules

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

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Recently, most of the mascaras I have been keeping in heavy rotation have dried out and required tossing.  I had to replenish my supply and when I saw the nice bonus gift Clinique was offering, I knew it was time to revisit one of my favorite mascara brands.

I was always a fan of the High Impact Mascara so this curling version intrigued me. The brush is curved, much like the Falsies Mascara wand, but thinner.  Be warned that the formula is very wet so it can get messy quite easily, but once it dries this mascara is not going anywhere.  I like that it is long wearing and doesn’t smudge, even when I use it on my lower lashes. But, it is a bit of a challenge to get off and it flakes off very messily when confronted with eye makeup remover.

My main complaint with this mascara is that it does not layer well.  It dries very quickly and clumps up easily, which means that it does not provide as much drama as some other mascaras.  For day time use, I really like this High Impact Curling Mascara, but I think there are better formulas out there if you want really dramatic lashes.  This particular product does not lengthen or volumize as well as some of my other favorites.

-Jules

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink

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I’m a fan of the formula of the Maybelline Color Tattoos, so I can’t be too hard on this product.

Bad to the Bronze is my favorite shade, and this one is no where near as high impact.

Inked in Pink is a very subtle shell pink color.  I was hoping that it would apply a little darker, but it applies as a very light shimmer with just a pink tint.

For super effortless and natural makeup this can be used alone as an all over lid shade, but it you want a more noticeable eye look I would recommend using this as a base.  The formula is kind of a cream to matte situation that blends easily, but then sets and doesn’t budge.  If you add powder shadows over top before it sets it will act as an eye shadow base and give you long wear.

Check out the Maybelline Color Tattoos, there are tons of colors, they are versatile and worth it.  There is a color for everyone.

-Jules

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Scorch

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This eyeliner is my new waterline favorite!

It is a bright, true gold that applies super pigmented in just one swipe.  I like using this on the waterline to brighten up warm smokey eyes and add some sparkle.  Gold will compliment any eye color and this pencil really adds something special.

I have spoken about the L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner in Highlighter as my favorite rose gold highlighter for the waterline, but this Urban Decay eyeliner has WAY better staying power.  While these pencils are $20 and much more expensive than the L’Oreal version, the lasting power is worth the splurge.

Instead of using the typical black or nude on the waterline, a bright gold is fresh for fall and worth a try.

-Jules

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

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Supposedly, Rimmel Lash Accelerator is an ideal mascara for your bottom lashes.  Well, that’s what I heard. The formula and brush would make it seem that that is true. It applies very evenly with no clumping and has a very wet formula as far as mascaras go.  It also keeps lashes soft to the touch and feels nourishing (although, who knows if it really does help your lashes grow, the jury is still out on that one).

I like a much more dramatic look for my eye lashes so I layered this under a few of my other mascaras to ensure I got the thickness, length and darkness I desired.  I was not expecting it to deliver the drama I wanted and it didn’t, but I was expecting it to work well for my bottom lashes.

It did apply very nicely to the bottom lashes; the brush shape was very conducive to coating all the small baby lashes.  I was happy with how it looked initially, but after wearing it all day, it smudged under my eye.

Smudging under the eye is probably the most unattractive makeup malfunction that can possibly happen.  In my opinion anyways.  I gave it a few chances and wore it on my bottom lashes for several days, but I was not impressed at all.  For almost $10, I was expecting higher quality.  I think I’ll spend a few more dollars and stick to my Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.

-Jules

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze

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This eye product is another one of my current favorites.  I have three of these cream eye shadow Color Tattoos and I think they are very useful depending on the color.

This bronze color is definitely my favorite to layer under gold and warm brown eye looks.  I’ll use a transition shade in the crease and then put this all over the lid.  On its own it is pretty and has a subtle shimmer, but with a gold over top it really sparkles and intensifies gold and brown shadows.

Bronze is a good go-to shade for all eye colors, so if you’re looking for something to add subtle sparkle to your eyes this is a good option.  It does not apply very dark on its own, rather it provides a dark beige shimmer.  I personally like that because it is not too intense of a bronze and you can build up the pigmentation and layer other shadows over top to achieve different looks.

-Jules