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Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder Review & Swatches

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Ahh Almay they LOVE all that Smart Shade technology. Surprised they haven’t released a Smart Shade of lipgloss yet because they pretty much have all the other Smart Shade categories cornered.

Almay Smart Shade Balance Pressed Powder is a mattifying powder that promises to instantly transform into your ideal shade.

Whoa…!

But let’s face it, we’ve been around the block, we know these things typically do not work.

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Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain Review & Swatches

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Being generally obsessed with cheek stain anything has taken me down the road to youthful, playfully pretty looks for most of makeup life. I’ve always gone the cheek stain route versus powders and creams because of the long wear time and the lovely little pop of color they give my cheeks and face.

In recent years, I started to use more and more powder blush which isn’t particularly forgiving on drier skin. Why oh, why did I ever stop using cheek stains?

Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain is the Cadillac of stains, seriously, this is gorgeous stuff although the near $50 price tag hurts my feelings a fair bit.

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Nip + Fab Eye Fix Review & Swatches

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Let’s see…

Worst feature?

My eyes lately. Puffy, dark circles, the “I haven’t slept more than 6 hours” tired look…shall I go on?

I need concealer…….NOW…! Call in the guards, have them bring me the bestest concealer and something to brighten up these tired, too fast aging eyes.

Nip + Fab Eye Fix Brightening Concealer you say?

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Facefront Cosmetics Artistic Pigment Steam Swatches

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Hauling out all my favorite warm shades for Summer and Facefront Cosmetics Artistic Pigment in Steam popped up today.

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Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review & Swatches

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Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Review is turning into my new favorite collection for Summer 2012. I’m a matchy match kinda girl so having a set with blush, lipgloss, and a lip tint all in the same shade, well, that has my name written all over it.

The collection features three full size products in a brand new shade (brand new for many but not so new for QVC junkies as the shade was available before in a gift set) entitled Achiote.

Achiote literally is a reference to the “lipstick tree” as it is a common treat that grows in the tropical regions of South America and is dubbed the lipstick tree due to the natural pigment produced from the seeds it bears. The women of Brazil use this pigment to enhance their natural beauty.

As with most Tarte products the formula is paraben and mineral free.

Gotta love that.

Considering a single blush is $25 and a gloss $21 this is a nice little set that includes three products for $42 that fair outweight the cost per an item.

Let’s take a look!

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