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Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore

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Milani Baked Blushes are a thing of beauty. Their marbled look and textured shimmer make them the cheap version of the coveted Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes.

Luminoso has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it. I wasn’t sure which color to try next and then Mac’s Warm Soul had a spotlight moment on the interwebs. Berry Amore is supposedly a dupe for Warm Soul so I decided to try it out instead since it is the more affordable option.

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The Best Makeup of 2014!

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There were 5 MVP products of 2014 for me.

These were the things that I used daily for long stretches of time and know I’ll be able to rely on them for years to come.

And here are my favorites:

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EcoTools Fan Brush

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EcoTools is a line of eco-friendly makeup brushes with bamboo handles.  They are very soft and found in the drugstore; I buy mine at Ulta.

I bought this Deluxe Fan Brush for powder highlighters because I think the fan shape applies highlight to the cheekbones in one effortless swipe.

This brush is super soft, I love using it for my highlight and at only $6.99 I think you get your money’s worth while being environmentally conscious.

-Jules

L’Oreal Silkissime Highlighter

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This eyeliner is an unusual color. It is a shimmery rose gold and since I own nothing like it I had to give it a try.

Instead of using the typical tan or white liner on my bottom waterline I tried out this color. I loved it.

White in the waterline can sometimes look too bright and unnatural. Tan gives a nice effect but doesn’t necessarily dress up your eye look.

This bright alternative is wonderful. It gives just the right amount of shimmer that is only noticeable when the light hits just right. But, it makes the eyes sparkle and brightens them up.

In addition, the pencil is very soft, making it comfortable to apply to the sensitive waterline.

Using this eyeliner won’t work for every different eye look. But, with warm shadows, a sultry evening look or an all over bronze and highlighted look a little Silkissme in Highlight is the perfect finishing touch.

-Jules

NYX HD Concealer

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Finally.

A concealer light enough to highlight my fair skin.  Every brand I’ve tried seems to lack a color lighter than my skin tone. I am always the lightest shade of foundation in the range so when I look for a corresponding concealer it at best matches my skin, but is never light enough to really highlight my under eyes.

This shade is the lightest I’ve found and the drugstore price tag makes me love it even more.  It gives medium coverage and counteracts my dark circles well. I like to blend it out with a damp beauty blender to give it a more moisturizing application.  My one complaint is that it still tends to be slightly drying and can accentuate dry patches on the skin so I exfoliate and moisturize before use.

Otherwise this concealer was a solid purchase. Keep it up NYX.

-Jules