My favorite contour palette, by Sephora

 

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Although the design of this product is annoying and the highlight shades are useless this is by far the best contour product I have ever used.

 

The deep tan shade on the left is smooth and warm in color. It works as a bronzer on me.

 

For contour I use the cooler tone on the right hand side. This is what I use down the sides of my nose and as a sharp contrast under my cheek bones. If I feel the color is too grey I warm up my face with the bronzer.

 

The really dark color at the bottom is what I use for under my jawline. I don’t use this anywhere else it’s just way to dark. A little goes a long way with this shade. Tread lightly if you are med to tan. BTW for reference I am a deep tan, MAC NC 42.

 

Now back to those highlight shades. They are useless. They are super chalky, not smooth, and not pigmented. They get in the way of the contour shades but I work around them.

 

Sephora has marked this on sale, it looks as though it is now a discontinued product. I’ve stalked up on this palette. Sad to see it go but I hope it gets redesigned for us darker skin girls.

 

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New in! Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Neutral Shades

I received a special package today! Woot! I’m finally able to give these Makeup Geek shadows a whirl. I ordered 6 shades. Silly me did not realize I could fit 9 shades in a Z Palette.

I picked up the Z Palette from Ebay for $9. It was labeled as factory defect which is totally fine by me because there is only a dent when I lift the top to reveal the shadows. The shadows I chose are all natural shades. I desperately needed some matte shades to compliment all the Urban Decay Naked palettes I own. Each shadow was an affordable $5.99. Shipping came through First Class USPS Mail, so it took a solid week to arrive.

 

Colors in order:

Beaches & Cream

Peach Smoothie

Chickadee

Creme Brulee

Latte

Cocoa Bear

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I hope these shadows are as amazing as I’ve heard. What other colors should I add to my collection?

Sation Nail Laquer: Love at First Bite

I can’t stop staring at this creamy peach laquer. My boyfriend even likes it. It took 3 coats to reach this barely opaque color.

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Lorac says buh-bye to Sephora

I walked into Sephora today just to browse. I was on a ride along, my friend needed to pick up a refill of her Bare Minerals foundation. I walked over to the Lorac stand to see what was new and noticed a bright red clearance sign up. There was one last eye primer left and it was $5.25 off the original retail so I had to grab it. Who actually walks out of Sephora empty handed right? My favorite eye shadow primer is by Lorac it’s called the “Behind the scenes primer”. It’s the only one that can keep my oily eyelids in check.

At the checkout stand I asked the cashier what was going on with the sale. Is Lorac going out of business or just leaving Sephora? She explained to me that the owner of Lorac, Carol Shaw has decided not to do business with Sephora anymore, she is pulling her line from Sephora stores and Sephora.com. You may have noticed the Lorac Pro Palette has been out of stock for quite some time. I’m not quite sure why but there could be a plethora of reasons. The cost of doing business with Sephora may not be worth it or perhaps Carol has some growth strategies up her sleeve. Let’s juts hope I can find the Lorac Pro  palette when I decide to buy it. I know, I’m a little late.

 I wanted to let you know that the new birthday gift is available and it’s fabulous! I walked out of there with a mini MUFE lipstick in Natural N9 and the new Smokey Lash Extravagant mascara.

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Product Review: Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil Free Cream

I’m an oily skin girl living in a winter dry world. I’m oily all over but come fall/winter my skin starts to dry up around my mouth, chin and nose. I spent hours on Sephora.com reading reviews, ratings and product descriptions looking for a moisturizer to get me though the season. I found the Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Oil Free Cream and I’m happy to say we are a match!

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This cream absorbs quickly, does not leave me feeling greasy, has an SPF of 25, is cruelty free, has no parabens and has plenty of natural oils to hydrate and so much more. If you are an oily skin person looking for some extra moisture without all the fuss I suggest you give this a whirl. I purchased this on Sephora.com for $55. Keep in mind I don’t use very much and concentrate the product on dryer areas. I am still pretty oily on my forehead and cheeks.

Beauty Tip: Skin that is well exfoliated will drink up moisture better.

Origins Plantscription Oil Free Anti Aging Cream

Here is the link to the cream on Sephora

http://www.sephora.com/plantscription-tm-spf-25-anti-aging-oil-free-cream-P377606?skuId=1494749

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Lorea’l Nail Color in Rough Around the Edges #139

What a beautiful alternative to black polish. I’ll be keeping this in my collection for a while.

This polish contains gold and silver glitter and feels like sand paper on the nails. You can definitely count this as a texture polish.

This is limited edition, purchased from CVS.

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Beauty Blog: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette is HERE!

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UPDATE: So I was able to place an order on Urbandecay.com on November 21. I received an email from Urban Decay saying the Naked 3 was now in stock and to place an order. I did so at 10:15 AM PST. A few hours later the item was out of stock and is still showing out of stock online. It’s 11/24 5:43 PM PST. Sign up for email on the Urban Decay site if you want to be the first to know when they are back in stock. Good luck!

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What does it take for you to get naked? Not much for me. Urban Decay will soon release their Naked3 Palette. This new product is inspired by rose gold hues. The case is beautiful and the shades are more warmer. All brand new shades too!  Would you buy this just to have it or can you see yourself using these shades on a daily basis? I’d like to hear your opinion below.

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I’ve heard this is set to release in December but I’ve also heard they are waiting for January. I wouldn’t be surprised if they release this on the Urban Decay site first and then waited to allow Sephora to sell it. If you want first hand access you should sign up for the Urban Decay email list.

http://www.urbandecay.com/udemail

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*These images are from the Urban Decay website.