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Tag: Who Does it Best?

Tag: Who Does it Best?

This tag is all about your favorite brands — which brands really know how to do certain products better than any other!

Tags are kind of like glorified surveys, but they’re fun ways to pass the time and learn a little more about each other!  Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! 🙂

Here’s mine…

  • Best Blush Brand:  Guerlain edges it out for me, because they’re very subtle and natural, but they’re still apparent.  I’m coming around to NARS blushes, though.  I also really like MAC blushes as a solid color range with nice texture/quality, and for their affordability.
  • Best Eyeliner Brand:  Urban Decay — I love Make Up For Ever, too, but the softer texture of the 24/7 Liners gets me!
  • Best Eyeshadow Brand:  MAC!  I love that MAC has a variety in textures and shades.  Their permanent line is actually pretty amazing, but so often overlooked with their onslaught of limited edition collections.
  • Best Lipstick Brand: Guerlain/Cle de Peau — it’s a total tie here.  Both brands make a seriously good-feeling lipstick, and the shades are so flattering.  You certainly pay for both, though!
  • Best Lipgloss Brand:  Le Metier de Beaute has such a great texture and range of shades.
  • Best Foundation Brand:  Make Up For Ever has a nice range of foundations and a huge shade selection.  I think both are important in being the best.  My personal favorite foundation is by Guerlain, but the range is limited and it’s the only foundation I’ve tried from the brand.
  • Best Nail Polish Brand: China Glaze!  I love the shade range–so many to choose from–and I never have issues with the formula.  It’s very consistent, which I appreciate immensely!

Leave a comment and copy & paste the list below and fill it in with your answers! 🙂

Best Blush Brand:
Best Eyeliner Brand:
Best Eyeshadow Brand:
Best Lipstick Brand:
Best Lipgloss Brand:
Best Foundation Brand:
Best Nail Polish Brand:

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Tag: Your Recent Beauty Adventures

Tag: Your Recent Beauty Adventures

I want to hear all about the beauty products you’ve recently purchased and worn. Tags are kind of like glorified surveys, but they’re fun ways to pass the time and learn a little more about each other 🙂

Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! 🙂

Here’s mine…

  • Last Mascara you bought: Chanel Exceptionnel (repurchase!)
  • Last Lipstick you wore: MAC Beachbound
  • Last Look you wore that you LOVED!: A coral & bronze look (details here)
  • Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with: MAC Sweet & Punchy — I LOVE the texture. It’s so amazing.
  • Last Blush you wore: MAC Get-Away Bronze; I like it, but it can be hard to get to look just right in photos so it doesn’t just look dirty.
  • Last time you washed your brushes: Last night!  Any time I do a bolder/more colorful look, I wash my brushes right away so there is no staining to deal with!
  • Last nail polish you removed: China Glaze For Audrey — gotta put it on my toes again soon!

Leave a comment and copy & paste the list below and fill it in with your answers! 🙂

Last Mascara you bought:
Last Lipstick you wore:
Last Look you wore that you LOVED!:
Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with:
Last Blush you wore:
Last time you washed your brushes:
Last nail polish you removed:

Tag: Your Holy Grail Beauty Products

Tag: Your Holy Grail Beauty Products

What are your absolute must-have, can’t-live-without beauty products?  Share yours and find out what others can’t bear to be without as well! Don’t be shy — say as much or as little as you want; share your reasons, why it’s great for your skin tone — whatever you want!

Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! 🙂

Here’s mine…

  • Best Eyeshadow Base:  MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot makes for the most excellent neutral, matte eyeshadow base on warmer skin tones (go Painterly for cooler skin tones).  Always keeps my eyeshadow in place!
  • Best Eyeshadow:   MAC Eyeshadow — gotta give it to MAC for the wide variety of shades and textures.   I kind of wanted to mention Hourglass’ eyeshadows, too, but they definitely have a more limited range, and to be honest, range is important to me!
  • Best Eyeliner:  Urban Decay 24/7 Liners are simply the right mix of long-wearing power with a soft, creamy texture and come in a variety of fun shades.
  • Best Mascara:  Chanel Exceptionnel still has my heart, even though it’s one steeply priced mascara.
  • Best Foundation:  Guerlain Parure Gold!  It’s totally my special occasion foundation.
  • Best Blush:  I’m totally torn here.  I wear MAC blushes all the time, but I love the texture of Dolce & Gabbana blushes, even if I haven’t found a shade I’d wear all the time.  I also love the softness of Benefit’s boxed powders, but they’re a mixture of highlighter, blush, and bronzer.
  • Best Highlighter:  Dior Skinshimmers and Benefit Sugarbomb–I can’t decide between the two!  Dior has more options, but I could wear Sugarbomb everyday!
  • Best Lipstick:  Guerlain Rouge Gs hit it right on the nail (except on price, duh) with a creamy formula that keeps lips soft and hydrated but doesn’t slip and slide all over the place.  The pigmentation is incredible, and the shades themselves are so wearable.  Hello, Giulette?  Seriously amazing.  I also want to mention Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laques, which are more of the liquid lipstick family, so I never feel quite comfortable saying they’re my favorite lipstick since they’re not quite that, you know?
  • Best Lipgloss:  I have too many favorites–it’s so hard to pick!  Guerlain KissKiss Gloss, YSL Golden Gloss, and LORAC Multiplex have dazzling, shimmering shades that really look gorgeous over a lipstick.  I love Illamasqua’s Intense Lipglosses for something wickedly pigmented and ultra glossy.
  • Best Lip Balm:  Philosophy Kiss Me Intense Lip Therapy goes beyond the call of duty to keep my lips in tip-top shape.

Leave a comment and copy & paste the list below and fill it in with your answers! 🙂

Best Eyeshadow Base:
Best Eyeshadow:
Best Eyeliner:
Best Mascara:
Best Foundation:
Best Blush:
Best Highlighter:
Best Lipstick:
Best Lipgloss:
Best Lip Balm:

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