Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Medium Pencil in “Hex”

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Hex

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

A highly pigmented pencil allowing for easy blending with a long-wearing hold. Designed to glide over skin and create a long-lasting, color-true finish, this creamy pencil lets you write a different story with every look. Use it to create sultry eyes and sensuous lips.

Illamasqua’s Medium Pencils can be used as lip or eye liners and come in eleven (11) shades. This review is for the Medium Pencil in Hex, which is a soft biscuit nude color.


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Link Love: Cirque du Soleil Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Xsparkage creates a fun, colorful eye and lip look inspired by Cirque du Soleil. Check it out!

You can also see this video for real-time swatches of the China Glaze polishes inspired by Cirque du Soleil in the Worlds Away collection.


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Review & Swatches: NARS Cream Blush in “Montenegro”

NARS Cream Blush in Montenegro

Availability: NARS
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

A moisture-rich cream blush formula that provides smooth, silky color for naturally luminous skin. The velvety texture delivers long-lasting color and blends easily natural-looking color.

This review is for NARS’ Montenegro Cream Blush, which the company describes as a rich mahogany.


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Jill Stuart Dreamy Layered Glow Collection – Spring 2013

Limited-edition
Release Date: January 2013
Availability: Jill Stuart, Sassa

Here is a look into Jill Stuart’s upcoming Spring 2013 Collection: Dreamy Layered Glow. Jill Stuart is an Asian brand, but U.S. customers can get some of the items from Sassa. Check out the colors and images, below!

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Review: 21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set

21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.50

Company’s Description

Finding the perfect holiday gift— or even maintaining a perfect holiday attitude—can be daunting. Look no further than 21 Drops Pick Up Fix Set: a well-timed rescue for this frenetic season. Keep this set of four purse-friendly, 100 percent natural essential oil blends close at hand and apply throughout the day for a more relaxed, happy, and motivated you.

21 Drops is an aromatherapy brand that uses natural essential oils to create 21 different blends. This review is for the Pick Up Fix Set, which includes miniature versions of the following scents: Uplift, Calm, Sleep, and Will Power.


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Review: GlossyBox September 2012

GlossyBox September 2012

Availability: GLOSSYBOX

I realize that this review is hopelessly late, but…I’m going to do it anyway! This review is for GlossyBox’s September 2012 box of products.

GlossyBox is a beauty box subscription company. You pay a monthly fee and receive a box of full-sized products and deluxe sample sized products. The monthly boxes come with a mix of makeup, haircare, skincare, and bath products.

Keep reading for images and my thoughts on the items included in September 2012′s box!


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Review & Swatches: Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ No. 13 Milky Beige

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ No. 13

Availability: Missha
Price: $29.99

Company’s Description

Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.

The M Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturising properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.

Missha’s famous M Perfect Cover BB Cream is a “blemish balm” that is said to help soothe and heal the skin. This skincare-foundation product comes in five (5) shades. This review shows shade No. 13 Milky Beige–the lightest of all the shades.

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