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Features

VIB Rouge Welcome Kit: What’s in the Box? Plus a small haul

When I heard about VIB Rouge this morning, the first thing I did was check my account to see how close I was to qualifying. When I learned that I only had $52 to go, well, I knew what I had to do. After work, I made a beeline for Sephora – here’s what I got. The box for the VIB Rouge Welcome Kit is much larger and made of more substantial cardboard than the regular VIB Welcome Kit. On top is a little insert that tells you a bit about the program, which contains all the same  ...

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Features

New Stuff: Sephora VIB Rouge

There have been rumors for a few weeks now about a new member level, and it’s finally here! According to Sephora, it’s a program for “people with a serious beauty addiction” – in other words, those who have spent at least $1000 in a calendar year. Rouge has all of the perks of the BI and VIB programs (birthday gift, points perks, exclusive samples, etc) plus free shipping on ALL orders, unlimited access to their in-store Beauty Studios, and “special  ...

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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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Tutorials

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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