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Erica commented on the post, Hit List: Best Cuticle Oil or Treatment 19 hours, 15 minutes ago

I’m a self-described “Mixtress”, so I use whatever oils tickle my fancy. In the winter I use heavier oils like avocado, macadamia or coconut. The rest of the year I use rosehip, jojoba, etc. Whatever oil I […]

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Baby pink makeup dislikes me.

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Erica commented on the post, Marc Jacobs Beauty Spring 2015 Collection 1 week, 1 day ago

I own one of his Lovemarc lipsticks in a pretty nude color Severine. It is pretty, but somewhat slippery. I like the Marc Jacobs aesthetic, so I’m looking forward to the new formulation.

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Erica commented on the post, MAC Bellgreens Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches 1 week, 1 day ago

I like the eyeshadow look on you Christine! Savant looks like a matte version of my beloved Mangrove eyeshadow by Nars.

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Erica commented on the post, Survey Says… January 21st, 2015 1 week, 1 day ago

Skintone: Medium dark (NC50).
Eye brush you always use: Hakuhodo J142, J5523, Mac 239 & 217.
Foundation: Yes, on workdays,
Go to lip balm: winter Aquaphor lip balm.

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I prefer customized palettes because I use them more. They are complimentary to my coloring and I choose the textures that work for me. I’ve hit pan on several eyeshadows in my customized Mac palettes and I use […]

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Me too. I bought the Nars Dolce Vita set (lipstick, gloss and nail polish) during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. I love nudes but the lipstick is boring. I rarely use it and when I do, I layer another lip liner […]

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Erica commented on the post, 5 Shades of Lavender for Spring 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Lavender is one of my favorite colors. I bought the MUFE I918 Lavender shade during the Sephora 20% sale. It is beautiful. Essie warm & toasty turtleneck polish is my kind of shade.

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Erica is loving I628 Reptile 3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Liz, everything you said is right on the mark. If I had a dollar for every bad contour look I saw in 2014, I’d be able to retire in 2015. My NC50 complexion does not have warm brown shadowing. I would just look […]

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I’m NC50 with yellow undertones and I prefer a cooler toned contour as well. I obviously can’t speak for every WOC, but dark warm contour colors turn red on me. The Anastasia contour palette looked ashy on my […]

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Erica commented on the post, How do you organize your makeup palettes? 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I did a little makeup organizing this weekend and my palettes fit in one drawer. I’m trying my best to keep it that way (lol). I organize them by size.

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Erica commented on the post, 5 of My Go-To Brightening Eyeliners 3 weeks, 5 days ago

My go to is Mac’s Powersurge. I use the Rimmel scandaleyes in Nude less often. I like the formulation, but it is somewhat cool toned against my brown skin. The L’oreal Highlighter looks pretty. I’ll try to find […]

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Erica commented on the post, Free for Haul Friday, Volume #269 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Happy Birthday Mellan!

Plans: Relaxing and sorting through all the makeup I bought the past 2 months (ha,ha). Back to life and work on Monday, but I’m not complaining. I’m blessed.

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I bought Reptile upon release and bought Graphite Brown during the November Sephora sale. I absolutely love Reptile! It is everything e/s should be (sigh). I’m looking forward to playing with my Graphite Brown […]

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Good one Stacey!

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Erica commented on the post, What was your favorite collection this year? 1 month ago

The new MUFE eyeshadows hands down. 1st runner up are my girls from the Nars Audacious lipsticks. I have 5 girls and plan to get more. Beautifully hydrated and pigmented. My surprise fave was the Pulp Fiction […]

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Erica commented on the post, Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Now at ULTA 1 month ago

Being a makeup brush aficionado, I never turn my nose up at a new makeup brush. I’m curious and intend to check it out this week at Ulta before my holiday break ends.

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Dasher is pretty!

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I’m medium dark and I love the concept of this palette. Most of the palette is perfectly warm for my complexion with transition, crease and lid colors for days! I have enough eyeshadow for 2 lifetimes, but if I […]

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