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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Review & Swatches

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Would you like a little NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk with your eyeshadows and cookies?

This little gem has been raved the makeup blog over but I’ve never indulged personally until recently. Makeup junkies rave it for its ability to enhance the shade of shadows, lock shadows in place while acting as a primer, and just generally act as a perfect base for loose pigments and minerals.

All true…all true!

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Stick Review & Swatches

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks have finally arrived in the US but there is a little confusion with the display. If you head on into Target (which seems to be the only place in the US at the moment that actually has these in stock) for a purchase you’ll find a display that simply reads “Luminous Lips” but indeed these are Caresse Sticks.

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Those who tried the Caresse Sticks from the UK will indeed by surprised that the formula and packaging of the US version is quite different but not in a bad way.

Here’s my thoughts and review on the new L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks.

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L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Endless Pearl Review & Swatches

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Here’s an interesting little find! I recently located a L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in the shade Endless Pearl on a special display at Walmart which contained new colors.

I actually thought this was one of the new shades as don’t recall ever seeing it when the product launched at my local drugstore.

What’s so special about Endless Pearl?

It’s matte! Yes! Matte! It’s possibly the only matte shade I’ve seen in the Infallible Eyeshadow Collection. Not that I’m a fond fan of matte shades but Endless Pearl is actually quite a nice one particularly for aging eyes to give them a more wakey wakey appearance.

Take a look!

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Avon Ultra Color Rich Brilliance Lipstick for Summer 2012

Avon Ultra Color Rich Brilliance Lipstick for Summer 2012
Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick gets a revamp for Summer with a new “Brilliance” finish.

Avon Ultra Color Rich Brilliance Lipstick is now available in a shimmering prismatic pearl finish. The color rich moisturizing formula contains prismatic pearls to complement your skin’s undertones creating a perfect match for your tone.

It’s all shimmer to me people and that’s what counts!

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Maybelline Volum’ Express the Mega Plush Mascara Review

Maybelline Volum’ Express has extended their line to include the new Mega Plush formula for Summer 2012. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Mega Plush Mascara has a flexible brush and a gel-mousse formula that supposedly adds super volume to lashes.

I liked the idea of a flexible brush as you get that added wriggle action in for plucking lashes up and out but after using it I’m thinking I’d have preferred to do without as I feel like I loss a little control over application.

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Let’s take a look and see what I loved and didn’t love about the new Maybelline The Mega Plush Mascara.

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