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Melissa commented on the post, What color eyeshadow do you reach for most often? 1 day, 14 hours ago

Light beige/pinks (like urban decay WOS and bootycall) and golds (like half baked and ydk). I tend to wear bright/deep lip colors, so I like to keep my eyes neutral.

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Melissa commented on the post, What color lipstick do you reach for most often? 2 days, 14 hours ago

I almost exclusively wear dark reds and burgundies recently. I’ve been into Besame Noir Red and Besame Cherry Red especially!

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Melissa commented on the post, What is your current go-to my-lips-but-better (MLBB) shade? 1 month, 1 week ago

urban decay rapture and mac captive!! two newer lipsticks for me that instantly became favorites.

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Melissa commented on the post, What are your top three must-have lip products right now? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

mac captive, sephora cream stain in always red, yes to blueberries lip balm

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Melissa commented on the post, What was the last beauty splurge you made that was worth it? 3 months, 1 week ago

Naked3. I purchased it right after Christmas after WEEKS of debating with myself. And I am so glad that I got it! I have used it almost every day since and it is truly perfect for my skin tone, even though I was […]

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looks nearly identical to mac impassioned! I love these colors but they never look quite right on me.

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Melissa commented on the post, MAC Instigator & Punk Couture Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I just know that sometimes eye products aren’t completely lip safe, so that’s why I tend to avoid them. This is an amazing list though, I will be checking all of these out :)

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Melissa commented on the post, MAC Instigator & Punk Couture Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches 3 months, 2 weeks ago

personally, i don’t have problems with instigator (though it does seem to go on christine a little unevenly). it performs way better than punk couture.

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Melissa commented on the post, MAC Instigator & Punk Couture Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches 3 months, 2 weeks ago

i got both of these (frantically) on the 26th. i love them but i agree that punk couture has some problems. it’s an amazing color though! just not the greatest coverage.

does anyone know of any good purple […]

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that’s awful. i’m glad you were able to pick them up in store. i was scrambling this morning trying to snag them because my internet connection was down when they were released online (sighs). called around and […]

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Melissa commented on the post, MAC Punk Couture Collection for Winter 2013 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I am so looking forward to these lipsticks! I hope we can see swatches before they come out, but if not, I’ll just go to my mac store on the release date. Hopefully I can convince myself to only buy two.

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Melissa commented on the post, What 15 products would be in your essential makeup kit? 4 months, 3 weeks ago

eyes: ud naked basics, ud naked2, wet n wild black liquid eyeliner
face: nars blush in dolce vita
lipliner: nyx hot red and auburn, sephora nanoliner in pleasant plum
lipstick: mac russian red, rebel, diva, […]

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I almost always stray away from metallic lip colors (in fact I don’t think I own a single one) but Wanderlust is beautiful. It’s a shame it isn’t rated better, but it is probably still wonderful over […]

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Melissa commented on the post, How many sprays of perfume do you apply on average? 5 months ago

When I have spray perfumes (not now, they’re at home and I’m away at college) I usually do two half-sprays, one at each shoulder/collarbone area. Now that I’m at school, I have some travel size splash perfumes – I […]

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Rihanna is not normalizing violence against women, but rather doing what she wants. Rihanna does not go around saying that abuse is okay – she just happened to stay with someone who, at some point, abused her. […]

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christine, what an elegant response. i love this blog even more, now.

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Melissa commented on the post, The Tempting 10 — October 2013 Edition 6 months, 1 week ago

Must-Have Eye Products:
a neutral palette that lets you do looks with varying intensities – my choices are naked2 and naked basics (i really want to try lorac pro and thebalm Nude ‘Tude, but can’t really justify […]

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naked2 or kat von d’s lipstick in homegirl
homegirl is such a perfect shade. i wear it over any red or burgundy lip liner for an amazing dark lip.

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Melissa commented on the post, Survey Says… October 2nd, 2013 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Your skin tone/coloring:
pale with blue/yellow undertones

Favorite fall lip color?
mac rebel paired with sephora’s nano liner in pleasant plum
kat von d homegirl (usually overtop a red lipliner or pleasant […]

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Melissa commented on the post, What type of beauty product do you think is worth splurging on? 6 months, 3 weeks ago

lipstick. i love some wet n wild, revlon, and maybelline lipsticks, but as a lipstick person, i just can’t live without mac and various sephora brands (nars, ysl, kat von d, etc). basically, whatever products you […]

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