Makeup Wars! The Battle of the Taupe Shadows: Wet ‘N Wild Nutty For the Win!

I’m really, really excited about today’s post! This is the first of what I hope will be many Makeup Wars posts! What exactly does that mean? A few weeks ago I was putting on a new shadow. I had picked it up randomly at Walmart, and I was really impressed with the color, how well it blended, etc. (More on that shadow in a bit.) And yes, I fully admit that while I was putting…

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Cover Girl Queen Vivid Impact Liners

Have you seen these new Queen Vivid Impact eye liners yet at a store near you? I’ve yet to find a store near me that carries the Queen line, but if you have one you should head there now. These things are amazing! These liners are very pigmented, they apply very smoothly (more like a gel than a pencil), and you can still smudge them easily with your finger tip or the special blending tip.…

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Sensai Gentle Make-up Remover for Eye and Lip: The Eye Makeup Remover to Rule Them All

I mentioned it briefly in my hospital bag post, and shortly thereafter a full sized version of the Sensai Gentle Make-up Remover showed up on my door step to try out. It arrived pretty early in the morning, and let me tell you that I was gleeful. Really. I skipped up to my vanity (well, as much as a 9 month pregnant person can skip, this was a month ago) and started plotting. I was…

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Do You Need An Eye Cream? Dr. Cynthia Bailey Weighs In

Do you need to use an eye cream? Is this an “absolutely necessary” skin care product, or is it marketing hype? I asked a dermatologist for her real opinion about eye creams, and she spilled her secrets! Dr. Cynthia Bailey is a dermatologist in Sebastopol, California. She was trained at UCSD (yes, this is very good) and was an attending there for a while before relocating to Sebastopol. I love that rather than hiding indoors…

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A New Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer? Benefit Stay Don’t Stray

As part of my never ending quest to try every primer on the market (it’s similar to my obsession with trying every eye makeup remover, useless but fun to fill my time, and you get the benefits when I can tell you which products not to buy), I finally decided to give in to my craving for Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray primer. I have a little bit of a spotty relationship with Benefit items. I…

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