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Everyday Minerals Blush Review – Corals

Everyday Minerals Coral Blush Review

I’m reviewing and swatching 6 Everyday Minerals Loose Mineral Cheek Colors in coral shades with various finishes.

F. Matte Blush in Nick Nack – A matte, light warm peach (pink with lots of yellow undertones). This is a very natural looking shade on me. In fact, it barely shows up, but this is a good thing with certain makeup looks.

E. Matte Blush in Weekend Getaway – A matte dusty peach for light to medium skin tones.

D. Matte Blush

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More 1940’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Gail Russell

1940's style icon Gail Russell

I love this cute Western photograph of Gail Russell. And you know I love orange lipstick. And I love dark hair. So, this is a look that I really, really like. I find this look really does work well with complexions similar to Gail’s. The coral/orange lipstick really makes blue eyes pop and it’s a nice contrast with black or brunette hair colors.  To get this look:

FACE: Gail has a flawless complexion. Apply a foundation primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted

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Maybelline Coral Crush Color Sensational Lipstick Review

Maybelline Coral Crush

Weekly Cheap Secret:

I remembered that I like drugstore lipsticks. I love lip color and it is so much fun to get instant satisfaction from a “cheap” cosmetic. I’ve tried many brands. I usually fall in love with one company’s line and buy every color in it. I decided to give Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick line a try. There are almost 50 colors in this line. I went for Coral Crush 515 as my introduction.

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Bobbi Brown 2010 Cabana Corals Color Collection

I love coral makeup. Corals, peaches, apricots, salmons do so much for my complexion. I know many people stray away from coral, thinking of their Italian-American great aunt with the deep olive skin paired with electric coral lipstick, sandal-toe pantyhose, and open toe “bone” colored pumps. I think great-aunt is a Sophia Loren-ish fox, but I have learned that many people dislike the look. I think coral works on the peaches and cream complexions and the deeper Floridian complexions. I many not wear MAC Morange lipstick everyday but I do wear… Continue reading

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More of the 1950’s: Get The Look of Märta Torén

Marta Toren

I love a rusty colored lip. And can one go wrong with retro cateyes? Nope.

To get beautiful Märta Torén’s look:

FACE: Marta’s complexion is flawless. Apply concealer where needed. Shiseido Concealer Stick can cover anything from blemishes to undereye circles. Follow up with foundation. Try a mousse foundation like Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. This is a nice formula and it looks great if you buff it after applying with a “buff” brush. Lightly dust a translucent powder over the face. I love… Continue reading