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Easy Brow Sculpting Tool: Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

4 Feb

Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

Maybelline has been on a roll with their latest brow collection.

First, came the Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara that lets you define and tint eyebrows at the same time.

Most recently, Maybelline has launched the Brow Drama Pro Palette and the Brow Drama Pomade Crayon, which I picked up.

If you’re looking for a quick way to sculpt your brows, Maybelline’s new pomade crayon contains a pigmented formula in a creamy texture to help you create your fave brow look.

The texture and size of the crayon lets you easily add drama and tame your brows as it colors. The color stays put until you remove it.

The Brow Drama Pomade Crayon is available in three natural looking shades:

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28 Jan

 FluMakeup

Flu season is here and hopefully you haven’t caught a cold or flu.

If you are sick, get plenty of rest!

When you’re ready to face the world, check out these makeup recovery tips to find out how to camouflage the last signs of your cold or flu.

Wear a Moisturizing Foundation

When you suffer from a cold or the flu, your skin may need extra moisture.

A tinted moisturizer or BB cream like Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm isn’t drying like a powder, nor is it heavy like a liquid. It’s also quick and easy to apply (you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time on makeup when you’re getting over a cold!).

Cancel Out Red with Concealer

Red spots go hand in hand with a cold, especially around your nose. Benefit Cosmetics arsenal of correcting products from the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit like Lemon Aid and Boi-ing can help cancel out red spots on your nose and around your eyes.

To help with any dryness or cakiness around the nose, go for one of the latest high-tech skin relief lotions. Soothe from Diane Lai is an organic Shea butter-enriched lotion with natural oils to prevent discomfort and inflammation.

Try Peach Eye Shadow for a Little Warmth

For a quick fix for eye color, use a versatile product like Cream Colour Base from MAC Cosmetics in Shell.

This translucent cream color with a peachy beige shimmer is recommended as a shadow base but can also act as an all over color.

Wear a Blush With a Bit of a Glow

It’s common to become paler when you’re sick, so you may need a bit of colour and highlighter to create a healthy glow and subtle sparkle.
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Serious Solution for Under Eye Problems: NYX Dark Circle Concealer

25 Jan

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

Happy Monday, beauties.

Have you noticed that your under eye circles and bags appear worse in the winter?

Blame it on less sunlight in winter which causes paler skin and more emphasized dark circles.

The best strategy to deal with under eye circles is to use a concealer with an orange tint to hide under eye darkness, especially the deep blue associated with dark circles.

My favorite concealer for this type of job is NYX Dark Circle Concealer.

I like this concealer because the formula is creamy and non-tugging. It also has color-correcting pigments and light-deflecting particles without looking too thick or obvious.

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Rock Out With Maybelline’s Latest Nude Eye Palette

21 Jan

Maybelline The Rock Nudes

It looks like the nude makeup trend is still going strong.

Maybelline knows that which is why they’ve introduced another nude eye palette :).

The Rock Nudes eye palette isn’t your typical neutral palette.

It contains 12 cool nudes in different textures (shimmer, glitter, and matte) that will help you create an edgy, smoky look.

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Mascara for All Occasions

18 Jan

Mascara_Multiple

How many mascaras do you own? If you’re a makeup junkie like me, the number keeps climbing.

Mascaras are multifunctional now, and each mascara I wear fits a different occasion.

Here are some of my favorites and when I like to wear them.

Buxom Lash Mascara

If I want my lashes to enter the room before I do :), I use Buxom Lash Mascara.

The curvy, hourglass-shaped brush evenly coats lashes with a formula that darkens and thickens.

Rimmel Wonder’Lash

I love using this drugstore mascara on casual makeup days.

It has a brush with flexible bristles that does a good job of separating lashes. This mascara also lengthens and nourishes lashes with argan oil.

Lancome Hypnôse

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Favorite Beauty Finds for This Year

31 Dec

Best Beauty Finds 2015

Before I list my favorite beauty finds for this year, I want to wish everyone a happy new year.

This past year, I’ve been lucky enough to connect with a lot of fabulous bloggers. Thanks so much for stopping by, checking out my blog, and following me (feel fee to follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and Instagram and I’ll follow you back).

Now, here are some of my favorite beauty finds for the year (from top left to bottom right).

Most of the products hit the shelves in 2015. Others caught my eye this year and I’m loving them so much, I just had to mention them.

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

I like a creamy, full-coverage concealer for the under eye area. Not only is this dark circle concealer easy to blend,  it has color-correcting pigments to tone down dark areas. Find out more details about this amazing concealer here.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was one of the first moisturizers I ever used so I was happy to see that it was available in a more hydrating version.

This moisture-rich cream intensely hydrates skin without feeling greasy. It’s also designed to act as a barrier against the environment.

Crabtree and Evelyn Nail Lacquer (in Nail Slipper)

I found this sweet shade of shimmering pink in the Crabtree and Evelyn store at Vancouver’s new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet which opened up this summer.

I love that the formula dries fast and glides on smoothly. It’s also free of camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene.

NYX Lip Primer

Until I started using this lip primer, I didn’t realize I needed one. Does this lip primer make a difference!

It comes in two shades (nude and  deep nude) and ensures your lip product lasts. It also prevents feathering and helps retain the true color of your lip product.

MAC Eye Shadow X 9 (in MACnificent Me!)

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Pretty Party Makeup

21 Dec

Party Face

It’s time to dust off your party dresses and glam up your beauty routine (woo hoo!).

To get into a party mood this season, I’m loving makeup with a bright pop of color.

Here are a few product suggestions for your party makeup inspiration!

MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty

MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty is ahhmazing! It brightens your face and works whether you’re looking for a pink or peach shade to match lip and eye makeup.

Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette

Who doesn’t love a Too Faced palette, especially one with so many wearable shades I don’t even know where to begin.

Not only does this colorful palette have signature shadows in vanilla and chocolate, it also includes fun candy-inspired hues like Strawberry Ice and Peach Fuzz.

Buxom Lash Mascara

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tarte Fanciful Favorites Deluxe Discovery Set

17 Dec

TarteHolidaze

The tarte Fanciful Favorites Deluxe Discovery Set is one of my Sephora Black Friday purchases (I did get a few other sets, but that’s for later).

I couldn’t resist picking this up after trying out the tarte How Sweet It Is Lip and Cheek Duo this summer. I loved the blush in this duo so much, I couldn’t say no to this Black Friday deal.

tarte cosmetics is one of my favorite beauty brands because of the ingredients they use: high-performance naturals. If I can get a great makeup look using plant extracts, vitamins, and other naturally‑derived ingredients, I’m all in!

This three-piece, deluxe set includes trial sizes of three tarte favorites for the complexion, cheeks, and eyes.

Maracuja Oil

Use this treatment oil anywhere you want to rejuvenate your skin to make it look brighter and smoother.  I even put it on my cuticles when they’re acting up.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

If you’re looking for long-wearing blush, tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-Hour Blush fits the bill. I’m amazed how long it lasts and am excited to use Fanciful, a rose petal shade, which is ideal for the winter.

Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

Who doesn’t love a mascara that does it all: lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning? Talk about high performance: this mascara is proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 330 percent.

To date, this is one of my favorite Black Friday purchases. If you picked up any of Sephora’s Black Friday deals, how did they work out for you?

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