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EauMG in NYC – Caron Boutique

Caron powder puff

Operation Caron Powder Puff: 2012

My trip to NYC.

Hidden in a difficult to find tropical oasis in Midtown East is a Caron boutique. The Caron boutique hides above an ordinary Express in a Phyto Universe. It’s hot and humid with tropical plants growing up the walls. Inside this strange ecosystem in the city is a gilded oasis within an oasis. It’s Caron. This small space is filled with decadence, with luxuries, with pale peach powder puffs, rose scented powders, fountains filled… Continue reading | 15 Comments

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Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow Review – Pinks & Purples

Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow Review
Picture of samples with no flash

Here are my reviews and color swatches of Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in various shades of pink, plum, and purple.

1 – Jane Eyre Shimmer Eyeshadow – A light beige with dusty rose undertones and silver shimmer. I like this color as a base shade. Pigment applies evenly. I don’t know if this is a limited edition shade or not.

2 – Lip Lock Pearl Eyeshadow – A light peachy pink with silver shimmer. It… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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Powder Room: Papier Poudre Rachel Face Powder Sheets

Papier Poudre

I bought Papier Poudré Face Powder Sheets because look at the packaging. It makes me feel more regal than my reality. So, what are these little things? It’s a tiny book of butcher paper that’s dusted with powder. So unlike, “oil blotting sheets” that take oil off of the face, these do that while lightly applying powder.

The powder’s fragrance is light and herbaceous. It’s available in three shades (which will not work for all complexions). I like the finished look. It’s not overly made up. I usually despise… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Box-O-Powder: A Guide To Benefit Cosmetics Boxed Powders

Benefit is known for their catchy, kitschy packaging, names and advertising. Everyone has to admit that is why we gave them a try to begin with. If you still haven’t tried any of Benefit’s products then you should. Not all of their products are great, they can be expensive and hokey. But most of them are nice. For instance, some of those little boxes of powder.

First, the packaging of these are usually cute. Functional, um..no, cute…yes. I have mine on my dresser because I don’t want them to break or get nasty in my makeup bag. If you… Continue reading