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China Glaze Nail Lacquer "Jungle Queen"

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FOTD: Bobbi Brown, Revlon, MAC & Sephora

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FOTD: Bobbi Brown, Revlon, Jordana & Lorac

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Sephora Collection: MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio "After Glow 04" & Maniac Long Wearing Lipstick "16" (iridescent dusty rose)

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FOTD: Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Clarins & Estee Lauder

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Make Up For Ever Lab Shine/Star Collection Lip Gloss "S18"

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Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer "Radiant"

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Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer is a liquid concealer that illuminates and hides imperfections.  It is packaged in a tube which dispenses the liquid through an applicator brush.  The shade I chose was "Radiant".
I am really enjoying this product.  I love the consistency of the liquid and the brush is quite soft which makes this concealer so easy to apply and blends very well.  I applied this concealer under my eyes, on my brown bone and along my nose and mouth.  The finish is very natural-looking and radiant.  
There is really no scent or perfume smell to this product, which is a plus!  The packaging is quite nice and easy to use--just click a few times to dispense the desired amount of concealer and apply to areas that need concealing or illuminating. 
I highly recommend this product and it performs just as well as any luxury-brand concealer/illuminator and at a fraction of the cost.





Maybelline Super Stay 14-Hour Lipstick "Neverending Nude" 030

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MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Finishing Powder

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I purchased the MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Finishing Powder a couple of months ago and decided to do another review and update on how it's working for me thus far, especially now that we are right in the peak of summer season.  
I am quite pleased with this powder and it is great for a finishing powder.  I like the fact that it is transparent, so it won't interfere with your makeup.  I use a very small amount on my powder brush, since this is the pressed version.  
As far as keeping the shine down on my oily/combo skin, it works pretty well, but I do have to touch-up after about 2-hours or so, to keep the shine down.  I would not say that this powder makes your skin totally "matte", so if you are looking for a totally "matte" look, then this product may disappoint.  
All-in-all, I am very happy with this purchase and I could see myself re-purchasing this item.
I have posted "before" and "after" pictures so you can see how it cuts down the shin…

FOTD: Lorac "TANtalizer" Kit

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Here is my FOTD using the LORAC "Wild for TANtalizer" Kit:

On my face I used my usual products:
Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder "Classic Beige" NARS Concealer "Custard"
Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Concealer "Radiant" Clinique Bronzer "Sunswept" LORAC Wild for TANtalizer face bronzer Clarins Blush Prodige "Soft Peach" MAC Prep + Prime Pressed Finishing Powder 
On my eyes:
LORAC Wild for TANtalizer Eye Shadow Palette  Senna Cosmetics Sketch-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil "Mink" Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion "Black"
And finally on my lips:
Jordana Retractable Easyliner Lip Pencil "Sugar Bronze" LORAC Lips with Benefits Lip Gloss "Raoul" (TANtalizer kit)

NEW! Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color "Naked"

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I have not purchased any UD in quite some time.  So, while I was at my local Sephora store, I was doing some swatches and came across this new lippie from Urban Decay called "Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color".....whoa, now that is a mouth-full!  
This is a lip color in a "pencil" form, so it will need sharpening from time-to-time, so just keep that in mind if you are traveling.  
After one swipe, I was sold!  This lip color is very creamy, yet highly-pigmented.  There is no strong perfume scent, which is even better for me.  I chose the color "Naked", and I love it--it is the perfect soft beigey-pinky nude.  It appears to be slightly frosted, but it is not noticeable on the lips.  
To apply, all I did was line my lips first, then filled in and the finish is so gorgeous!  There is no need to add gloss because of the glossy finish it gives and it is quite long-lasting.  After about four hours, my lips still felt moisturized, soft and still had some color l…

LORAC Wild For TANtalizer Kit (Spring/Summer 2012)

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LORAC Cosmetics always comes out with some pretty nice kits.  I am still enjoying the Red Carpet kit that came out last summer.  Although the new "Wild for Tantalizer" kit came out late Spring/early Summer--I just picked mine up at my local Sephora store!  I glanced it at a few times and decided to get it when I had to go back and return another item.  I really am enjoying this "Tantalizer" kit.  
I wanted to try her new Tantalizer "Lips with Benefits" Lip Gloss and the kit included the exclusive shade "Raoul", which I really wanted to try.  This kit also includes a bronzer and eye shadow palette which contains four coordinating bronze eye shadows.  And a bonus -- a cute canvas clutch that has the "wild" theme going on which reminds me of wild Africa or the Australian Outback :)