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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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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask

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The little travel-size towers they put near the registers in Ulta are dangerous. Everything seems so cheap and cute and small, but it tends to be a waste of money.

I have discovered some winning products out of my impulse travel size purchases, like the Body Shop Tea Tree Mask and 24/7 Oil Blotting Tissues.

After being tempted (yet again) to buy this sample mask pouch, I was disappointed.

Here’s why:

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Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice

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The formula of the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks is wonderful. It is moisturizing and the color is very pigmented and does not cling to dry patches or look scary as it wears off. But, this lipstick is supposed to have a matte finish—I would say it is a satin or semi-matte finish at best. It does not really apply or dry completely matte and since it is very creamy it is hard to expect it to dry to a matte finish.

That being said, I really like the look it gives and this color is another beautiful brown-y, pink nude for the fall. Just don’t buy this expecting it to give a super matte effect.

-Jules

My Drugstore Beauty Favorites

Here is a look at my all time favorite drugstore makeup products!

-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

NYX Angel Veil Primer

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This is one of my current obsessions as you will know if you saw my September Favorites Video!

NYX Angel Veil Primer is probably the most expensive NYX product I’ve seen on the shelves at $15.99.  But, I was still impressed with it and would repurchase this primer for sure.

I have never been a primer-lover and I have never really found one that seemed to give any benefits worth lengthening my beauty routine for.  But, I finally got my hands  on this bad boy when my sister got me Angel Veil for my birthday (yay!).

After using this for a few weeks I really noticed a difference.  First of all, my pores look smaller, which definitely never happens.  At first I thought I was imagining it, but they definitely seem smaller especially on my nose.  Second, this primer really keeps my makeup from looking oily through out the day.  It doesn’t keep it matte for the entire day, but it does minimize the amount of oiliness that does happen and keeps it from happening as fast.  It also has not broken me out like other primers that are very oily and slippery in texture.

I would consider this primer to be “skin perfecting” as it claims to be and it has definitely convinced me to add in a primer step to my makeup routine.

-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