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  • Bath & Body Works Liplicious Lip Gloss
    5.0

    Bath & Body Works Liplicious Lip Gloss

    $7.50 for a tube of lip gloss

    is a bit costly for somethin' that'll disappear into thin air with one LICK OF THE LIPS or sippppp of your soft drink/coffee/drag of a cigarette =/... Now, they taste absolutely delish. Likewise, smell. But, I just am not clickin' my heels with the staying power or the moisturizing that I'd expect from a LG I paid darn near 8 bucks for. Especially, when I've bought LG for 1 buck and they made my lips feel like a million bucks =/ Might not have tasted as good. But, they didn't leave my lips drier than they were before I put it on either. I don't buy LG that cost $7.50-8.00 for "fun". Me personally, I prefer lip gloss vs lipstick although I do wear lipstick too. So, I'm looking for the equivalent of a very shiny lipstick. I have dark pigmented lips. That said, if I'm not buying a sheer LG I expect the color that's in the tube to be on my lips, (after I've lightened my lip color with lip liner or nude lipstick, that is...)providing adequate moisture. I don't like LG that I have to keep re-applying. If I wanted to do that, I'd just wear lipstick =/ I've never put on Liplicious and had it last more than 30 minutes even when I hadn't drank anything or smoked a cig... the color just seems to "run". I like 'em for flavor. Texture and staying power--not so much

    January 2, 2013

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    At least none that I've tried including Too Faced Shadow Insurance. When I use UDPP my shadow does not BUDGE unless I take it over with makeup remover and/or baby wipes. Even if I'm sweating profusely during the summer months down here in the south, I don't have to stop and wonder every time I bat my lashes my shadow has--eww, "creased" on me!!! Uggghhh I hate that!!! So, I'd have to say that this will always be a HG eyeshadow primer in my book. If I could change anything, it would be that it apear clear on my dark chocolate skin tone instead of that nude-y lip color. If you put on too much it could end up lookin' sorta "paste-y". So, you don't need much. I little goes a long way. Now, what I did not like was the fact that a whole 'nother bottle of UDPP used to be left in the bottle because of the way it was made 'til YT taught us how to get it all out= gettin' our money's worth, if y'all know what I mean =)

    January 2, 2013

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  • MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50

    So, I've tried "others" but keep comin' back to Prep & Prime. I don't have OIL-SLICK if I wear certain foundations and even when I do not wear ANY. My skin is just very oily, always has been. So, if I do not wear a primer, IMO my face begins to look like a Umm.. milk chocolate MUD SLIDE ha Ha Ha after a couple hours. This keeps it at bay. I can't say I can go a whole 16 hours. But, I'm good for 9 to 5. I may have to use rice paper mid-day if its really hot(or, if the heat is up really high). But, during cooler months, I don't have to. Nor, do I have to worry because this keeps me from lookin' like you can "drink" my face =))). I also LOVE the way it tends to illuminate my face. Not in a glittery sorta way, but like it has some kinda built in highlighter maybe? That's just a plus in my book

    January 2, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush
    5.0

    E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

    Great "starter brush"

    for application of shadow(s). Just don't expect it to stay lookin' like it did the day ya bought it... cause, after washing a couple times-the paint peels =/. That doesn't affect its usability tho. Its just an eyesore "cosmetically". The bristles are thick, yet, soft enough not to irritate the eyes and holds shadow pretty good. Just keep in mind that at some point, once you get the hang of shadow application, you'll wanna upgrade. I paid a buck for mine. And, I believe I got MORE than my money's worth before chuckin' it. I also thought it was GREAT for applying highlighter to to POP! that browbone. I don't believe I've ever used it for "foiling" tho... I tend to use synthetic brushes for that. Just cause I feel they're more firmer than natural bristles.

    January 2, 2013

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  • MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush

    IMO just as good(if not better) for those of us gals that do not have a whole lotta eyelid to spare!!! Nevertheless, I think its a great addition to your collection cause its GREAT for "softening" the dreaded "harsh lines" that are clearly visible prior to blending. But, I--being one of the ladies that HAS TO "create a crease" or "fake it 'til I make it =)" I rarely grab for this brush. I do, however, grab quite frequently for its little sister--that being the 226. I think it was a limited edition brush. Its much smaller (fluff wise) and I feel like I have more control than I do with the 224. Because it only gets "poofy-er" after its been washed a couple times. That said, I think the ladies that have those naturally beautiful big eyes(yanno the kind that looks like they were BORN to wear eyeshadow??? lol) would LOVE this brush. I just found it to be a bit fluffy for my little eyelids. I don't like the whole eyeshadow being up to my eyebrow arch look-and that's what happens e'ry time I use this brush other than to soften harsh shadow lines. I use my 217 to apply shadow, then flip that baby over =) and blend, blend, blend

    January 2, 2013

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  • MAC 217 Blending Brush
    8.0

    MAC 217 Blending Brush

    Must Have!!!

    For your makeup brush stash. Actually, imo... until I'd washed mine a few times with J&J baby shampoo and a lil' conditioner(just somethin' I do to soften any/all makeup brushes that feel a bit "rough" to my ever-so-sensitive eyelids... now, it feels UBER soft and blends like a DREAM. It holds shadows and pigments alike extremely well. And, IMO if you have a 217 there's no need to go out and grab a 239. Unless you have the $$$$$ to spare. Muah-does not =/ That said, its a great investment. Its like one of those "go to" brushes that once you have THIS ONE, no need to go run right out and buy THAT ONE

    January 2, 2013

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