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L’Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Duo in Forest

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This L’Oreal Wear Infinité Eyeshadow in Forest is an OK compact. The colors are sheer but very buildable. I purchased this because I have been searching for a truly matte shade of green. These are greens with absolutely no shimmer. That being said, these are a little chalky but they do work. You can see them swiped on my hand below (ignore my shimmer, it appears to just ooze out of my pours). One is a light sage green and the… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Not An Antique: MAC Pigment in Old Gold Review

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MAC describes Pigment in Old Gold as “frosted tarnished gold”, the picture online looks like an antiqued gold – like an heirloom locket.  Above the pigment is smeared on my hand dry. It is a really vivid metallic. I wouldn’t describe it as a gold at all. It is more of a melange of rust, gold, blue, green, teal pigment particles. It only looks “gold” under bright light and then it isn’t an antique or tarnished gold but a 24K flake spray paint gold. I like this color. It… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Rated R Review

Smeared on my hand without primer.
Smeared on my hand without primer.

One of my favorite NARS Eyeshadow Duos is Rate R. I love the green in it so much! It is a bright acid green with tons of gold shimmer. I love to pair it with eggplant purples and chocolate browns. It resembles MAC Eyeshadow in Bitter, but I prefer the ones in the NARS compact. The blue in this compact isn’t that bad. It’s a royal blue with silver shimmer. As you can see, it turns… Continue reading

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Olive You: My Favorite Olive Eyeshadows

My eye.
My eye.

I have blue eyes and khaki or olive eye makeup really doesn’t make them stand out but I do love the look because it works with my complexion and dyed red hair. I love olive eyeshadows are dark skintones and ladies with brown or hazel eyes. If you have a bit of violet in your eyes it will make them pop. Plus, khakis and olives look great on redheads including the au naturale redheads that I am so jealous of. It is stunning and… Continue reading

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Weekly Cheap Secret: Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Tinted Lip Color in Nutmeg

I love the Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Tinted Lip Balms because they actually have pigment. They are a great lipstick replacement. They have that minty tingle of the original Burt’s Bees lip balm. I’m a lipstick kind of gal. However, my lips usually get really chapped in the cold. Pigment rich red lipstick does not cover chapped lips very well. Instead it looks like smearing pigment on to the shedded skin of a Bearded Dragon. Everytime my lips get all messed up looking, I use an intensive treatment at night and during the… Continue reading | 5 Comments