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Empties, Misc

July Empties

I know it’s not quite the end of July yet, but I’ve got a few empties to show you already: 1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, travel size ($18)- this is actually my second travel size bottle of this product. I know it doesn’t look quite empty, but trust me, I’m down to the point where I’m fishing it out with a q-tip (not gonna let any go to waste!). I love this primer because it’s really light and silky feeling, but when I combine it with Hourglass  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

How to Makeup: Mascara

Part five of the How To Makeup series. It’s one of the simplest makeup products, but also one of the few that I won’t leave the house without. No matter how simple or complex a makeup look is, mascara makes it look ‘finished.’ Mascara: What is it? Mascara is a creamy product used to define the eyelashes. It comes in a tube and is applied with a wand brush. Why might I want to use this stuff? Eyelashes are like the picture frames of your eyes. Mascara enhances the  ...

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Tutorial: How to make your eyes look bigger

One of my favorite things about makeup is how you can use to subtly change your features. I have fairly small eyes, so for everyday looks my goal is usually to make them appear larger. Here’s the step-by-step of the tricks I use. All of the eyeshadow colors are from the Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes. 1. Apply your eye primer and a skin-colored powder shadow as a base. The neutral base will keep your primer from ‘grabbing’ your shadow, and it also makes blending  ...

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Adding Insult to Injury: Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Note: Nothing in this post is intended as medical advice! It’s for information only; some of the things mentioned below are inappropriate for people with certain medical conditions, so discuss with your doctor. I’ve sort of mentioned this in a couple other posts but not discussed it in detail yet – for the past several years (maybe 5 or 6?) I’ve been struggling with a moderate to severe case of adult acne. I sailed through high school with no more than three or four  ...

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Eyes, Reviews

Mini Review/First Impressions: Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Note: I received this product as a free sample at an event open to the general public. When Sephora had a free mini of the new Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara on their website, I was pretty excited about it. Unfortunately it went out of stock before I was ready to make an order. I went back and forth on whether I should just buy it untested (there’s no way I’m putting the store testers anywhere near my eyes) when I got a second chance. Last weekend my local Sephora  ...

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