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Tarte Gifted Mascara

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This is my mascara obsession at the moment. I think Tarte Gifted has become my new, all time favorite.

With just a few quick coats it gives amazing volume and definition. It’s not really a super lengthening mascara, but it does coat all my lashes incredibly well and makes them look longer and fuller. I really can’t get enough of this mascara and everyday that I don’t use it, I regret it.

Perhaps the best feature of this mascara is that I get very little or no smudging when I wear it. It stays put and I have only had a couple of instances where it transferred to my lid.

The wand is very thick and brush-like, which I find makes it quick to apply and coats every lash in the first go. It builds very well so you can go in later and continue to layer it on and it doesn’t make your lashes go all clumpy.

I only wish that I hadn’t fallen in love with a high-end mascara, because now I am going to be forced to repurchase it and pay the price.

Never mind, it’s worth it.

-Jules

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The Best Lip Products to Keep In Your Purse

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Purse Glosses. These are the lip products that will go with any look and you can apply easily without a mirror. I am guilty of keeping up to 10 lip products in my purse at a time so I can easily change my look at the drop of a hat, but the ones I tend to reach for most are the low maintenance, neutral, hydrating options. I’ve selected 3 of my tried and true favorites that look great even if your lips are dry or the rest of your makeup has gone wonky.

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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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“Color Changing Lipsticks”

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Finally!  Someone validates my opinion on the Dior Lip Glow.

Thank you Into the Gloss.

Color changing lipsticks are a gimmick.  Be warned.

-Jules

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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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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