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Crap… I’ve bought a lot of stuff I intended to buy when I had money (and I didn’t when I did), but I’ve gotta say the Makeup Revolution palette that looks similar to the o.g. NAKED palette. It’s only $7 ar ulta and is actually pretty decent.

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KJH, thank you so much! I ought to have been able to have figured that out considering that my adoptive Dad’s mother was 100% first generation German, and spoke English as her 1st language, but she and my Dad were also fluent in German. As I child, I spoke a little of it, but once I lived on my own I forgot almost all that I had learned.?

Some gray and black Colour Pop lip pencils to go with my silver and black lippies from NYX and Kat Von D. I normally don’t wear these colors on my lips, but decided to give them a try. If they don’t work out, I can save the looks for Halloween

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Estée Lauder Invisible Powder Foundation.
It seriously was a black-out buy. I don’t remember how or why I came across it, but it’s now in my possession. At least I like the powder, so that’s a plus.

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Last month, I bought Jordana Matte Lipsticks in Matte Frappicino and Matte Bare on a whim. I wasn’t sure about Matte Frappicino, but I really like it. It’s a nice warm 90s brown color. Matte Bare is one of those pinky-brownish-nudes I like. I usually don’t buy makeup on a whim, but if I do, 9 times out of 10 it’s a drugstore lipstick.

Because you can’t go wrong with under $10. CVS can be dangerous if you have to wait for meds. I figure it’s the cost of a Starbucks trip!

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I rarely buy things on a COMPLETE whim, but I was at Nordstrom a week or two ago to pick up something I had preordered from Jo Malone and had a wander and picked up the Clinique Pop Glaze lipstick in 09 Licorice which I had wanted to grab but hadn’t seen in person yet. Swatched, liked, and bought along with a lip liner of the same name.

With a makeup collection like mine, almost every single purchase in the last 6 months, except perhaps concealer and brow pencil, is a complete whim. The last one was the too faced natural matte palette.

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At my local Ulta’s Urban Decy event on Saturday, Robert did such a nice job making up my eyes in a way I’d never think to do myself that I ended up buying the UD x Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette and brow box. I love the brow box — great taupes, not too light for me — and I was beating myself up a bit over the eyeshadow palette, but, it should actually work beautifully with my recently acquired Urban Spectrum palette, which I love 🙂

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Fran, I followed your advice about using gel liner and a push liner brush in my upper lashline, and it worked GREAT! I used Tarte Clay Pot liner, as that’s really gentile on my eyes. I don’t why I didn’t think of using gel liner like that, but I’m glad you did. Thank you!!

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Benefit’s Dandelion blush! Saw it in the travel sized section of Sephora. I’ve always wanted to try it and I was not disappointed!

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It’s a toss up between the Stila Trust in Love palette (which I got for free using loyalty points, hence the “complete whim” factor) and Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil which I just grabbed when I saw it in those bins on the way to the cash at Sephora.

I’ll admit beforehand that I did do about an hour (or 6) of research before buying it, but this year I made my first-ever Chanel purchase! I bought Sunkiss Ribbon after deciding I wanted a “palette” blush (you know, when you get sick of just finding ‘the perfect coral’ or ‘the perfect soft pink’, so you just want them all mashed together? that’s my life!) and it has NOT disappointed me in the slightest. It was actually supposed to be my ‘test-run’ with Chanel products but I loved it so much I almost-immediately bought the two Les Beiges Mariniere bronzer/blush powders from last year’s collection before they were gone. These products have taught me that even I succumb to the hilarious hysteria that sets in by hearing those three little words: “Exclusive – Limited Edition”. So, I guess you could say I kind of made 3 on-a-whim purchases recently. I’m also considering the Cle De Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in Pastel but I don’t know if I want to mortgage my house to pay for it ^_^ I also have a couple good highlighters right now so I’m not sure if I should stray (MAC Lightscapade, Kevyn Celestial, Hourglass Incandescent)

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