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FOTD: Almay, MAC, Clarins, Clinique & MUFE

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FACE: NARS concealer "Custard" Laura Mercier pressed mineral powder "Classic Beige" Clinique bronzer "Sunswept" Clarins Rouge Prodige Illuminating Blush "Soft Peach" MAC Prep + Prime transparent pressed finishing powder
EYES:

Almay intense i-color powder eye shadow "trio for hazels 023" Lancome mascara base Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion "Black" Senna Cosmetics Sketch-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil "Mink"
LIPS:
Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick "10" (pearly cold pink) Chanel Glossimer "Twinkle"

China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Black Diamond"

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FOTD: YSL, L'Oreal, Clarins, NYX & Jordana

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FACE:
NARS Concealer "Custard" (under eyes) Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder "Classic Beige" Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer "Bali Brown" Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour "Sunset Coral" MAC Pressed Finishing Powder "Transparent"


EYES:
Senna Cosmetics "Sketch-A-Brow" Eye Brow Pencil "Mink" NYX Eyeshadow "Silk" L'Oreal Eyeliner pencil "Sage" Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara "Very Black"

LIPS:
Jordana Lip Liner "Rock N' Rose" YSL Rouge Pur Golden Lustre Lipstick "Rose Boreale" (one of my faves)

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour "Soft Peach 02"

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Essie Nail Lacquer "Fair Game"

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I love Essie Nail Lacquers; they are always coming out with some beautiful colors.  One of my favorites from my collection is the shade "Fair Game".  It's a super-gorgeous color which I would describe as a frosty "steel blue" color:




FOTD: LORAC, Boots No7 & Estee Lauder

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FACE:
NARS Concealer "Custard" Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (pressed) "Classic Beige" Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Bronzer "Cinnamon 003" Clarins Blush Prodige "04 Sunset Coral" MAC Transparent Finishing Powder (pressed) Senna Cosmetics Sketch-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil "Mink"
EYES:
LORAC Baked Eye Shadow Duo "Tease Me" (Golden Bronze & Aqua Blue) Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil "03 Bronze"
Lancome Cils Booster XL (mascara base) Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara "Black"
LIPS:
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick "Under The Sun" Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss "Electric Ginger" to add some golden shimmer.



Maybelline "Mega Plush" Mascara & Jordana Easyliner for Lips & Eyes

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Clarins Blush Prodige - Illuminating Cheek Colour "Sunset Coral 04"

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I was very much intrigued by Clarins new Summer 2012 collection.  The bronzers and blushes in particular really caught my eye.  
On a personal note, I don't know about you, but it seems that cosmetic companies are making the names of their products longer and longer.  Okay now, ready for this?  This is the Blush Prodige - Illuminating Cheek Colour in the shade "Sunset Coral 04".
From Clarins:  "Blush Prodige is a silky, lightweight powder blush containing the perfect combination of minerals and plant extracts.  Adds colour and luminosity to cheeks, for an instant healthy-looking glow."  I agree, Clarins :)
I am really glad that I purchased this blush; it is simply gorgeous!  I love everything about this product; from the packaging, the compact, the powder and the finish.  This blush has a nice subtle scent too.  I love the entire Clarins Prodige line!  They started with the Rouge Prodige and it has only gone "up-hill" from there!  

This blush is comprise…

Dior Ultra Gloss "Pink Croisette 464" (Flash)

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Dior: Diorskin Nude Tan, Nude Glow Sun Powder w/Kabuki Brush in "Cinnamon 003"

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I was not in any need of another bronzing powder, BUT when I saw that Dior came out with this new "nude" collection: "Dior Croisette Summer 2012", I was like oh no...not another bronzing powder, what shall I do?  Well, after reading rave reviews about this bronzing powder, I had to save up some money to shell out $52.00 for a bronzing powder; and finally I went and purchased it at my local Nordy's Dior counter.  And yes, it was well-worth it, fa sha ;)
This bronzer was created to enhance your natural skin tone and give your skin a natural, healthy glow.  This bronzer contains healthy ingredients such as sweet orange extract to boost the energy of skin cells, resulting in a more vibrant and beautiful complexion with every application.
From Dior: "This innovation is based on photo adaptable mineral prisms that offer a revolutionary combination of translucent pigments that adjust to the skin's colour and light sensitive mother-of-pearl".
Onto the packa…

Yves Rocher Intense Color Gloss "Rose Des Sables"

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Yves Rocher is a wonderful makeup and skincare company that has been in existence for more than 50-years.  They are headquartered in France.  Their products are made with natural and high quality ingredients.  
I ordered a few items online and this review is on the lip gloss, "Intense Color Gloss" in the shade "Rose Des Sables", which is a gorgeous warm rose with subtle shimmer.
This formula is really fabulous and quite long-wearing, for a lip gloss.  It is also very moisturizing and has a nice subtle scent.  
The packaging is very up-scale and the quantity of product is very generous.   
If I had to compare this lip gloss with a department store brand (or luxury brand), I would compare it to another French brand like "Dior" or "Clarins", in terms of the quality. 
Yves Rocher is not available in department stores.  At least not in the United States.  If you would like to order any great products from Yves Rocher online, just keep in mind that they s…