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MAC Candy Yum Yum…now I am looking into more pinky lipsticks to fit my coloring rathering than buying true blue reds all the time.

Lately, I’ve been buying alot of nail polish, and actually painting my nails every 2-3 days. I mainly had champagnes, nudes, & reds, but I’ve been picking up blues, greens, & purples, along with several layering duchromes.

I’m also on the prowl for HG contour product for my very neutral, pale skin. I have several products I use, mostly eyeshadows, but I really want an actual face product, in powder form, with a pan that will accomodate any of my contouring brushes.

I’ve also been using my Physician’s Formula large, flat Kabuki brush every day. I bought it last Spring to apply mineral foundation, but I didn’t really like the result, so it got packed in a bag I kept my brushes in. When I moved over the Summer, I went through all my brushes, and I decided to give it a try when I overapplied blush one day. I found this brush to be *perfect* for buffing my foundation, and it’s my HG brush for blending out my foundation.

This sounds pretty basic, but lip liner. I recently started using it, and it makes my lipstick last so much longer.

Probably the Bare Minerals Ready eye shadows (and that is entirely Christine’s fault). I’m waiting for the opportunity to manifest my obsession with Tom Ford eye shadows (they’re not available where I live but I plan to get one or 2 when I do happen to be near a store that carries them)

DUH – not Tom Ford – BURBERRY!!! See, that’s how dizzy I am at the prospect of something essentially “out of reach” – I can’t even recall what it is that I want!

i used coconut grove nars yesterday for the first time, my first nars eyeshadow.

brown eyeshadows is my new obsession, (not that there’s wasn’t ever), i think it’s matte eyeshadows that i m obsessed w/ from now on.

and my forever obsession of bright, bright, bright lipsticks (but not the 1s that are 2 cool for my nc42 color, eg nicki minaj pink lipstick).

I’ve always been a liquid foundation wearer, but I’ve recently fallen in love with powder foundation (specifically Sephora Microsmooth Powder Foundation). The powder gives me all the coverage I need, looks natural worn wet or dry, and is quick and easy to apply. If it holds up year round, I may totally convert to only powder foundation!

Try Dolce and Gabanna powdered foundation. My skin feels smooth to touch…it holds on all day to the skin…it looks natural. The cream version not so much, but I have been impressed with the powdered. Coverage is good…not heavy but does cover it.

I think it’s a combination of cream blushes and expensive highlighters. I’ve gotten interested in both lately and keep trying new ones. My highlighter collection keeps growing, which is only bad in that I’m still not great with application. But I’m working on it.

Light orange eyeshadows. I was looking for a light vibrant orange and bought at least five different orange shadows before I found the perfect one (Chanel’s Tigerlily).

I’d be really interested to know how you wear orange eyeshadow? I have mac rule but I really can’t find a way to make it work :/

You can use it in your crease, it will warm up a dark smokey eye, I think it would work with different colours, for example navy blue or green

These days, I’m obsessed with skincare products : serums, moisturizing creams, etc. But also with powder and blush. I don’t know if powder is really necessary : that’s the BIG question for me :).

First of all Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating, i don’t celebrate Christmas, but i hope everyone has fun.

The last beauty related thing has to be nude-ish, neutral lipsticks. I hardly ever do go beauty shopping anymore, but if i am anywhere near lipsticks i will keep swatching for a perfect nued-ish/neutral lipstick, even though i have so many!

I love glowy skin too! Anything to make my dry skin look healthier is wonderful in my book. Have you tried Stila’s Set & Perfect Baked Trio in illuminate? I imagine it’s similar to Guerlain’s meteorites, but maybe not as light diffusing.

As for something that I’ve been obsessing about, I bought 3 of the Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge lip colors. It’s one of those long wear liquid lipsticks that you apply, allow to dry, then apply a balm or gloss over it. This formula has been the best feeling and most long wearing formula that I’ve tried. For comparison, Covergirl makes one of these long wearing liquid formulas with a balm that’s supposed to moisturize, but it just feels like dry lips with oil on them and it gets so flaky! MUFE does not get flaky on me even when the gloss wears off. The only thing about the MUFE Rouge is that I want more colors in their range!

I agree with you Christine, besides new lipstick, those are the only things I’ve been buying. I have already reserved the repromoted MSFs at my local MAC counter to pick up tomorrow! Any suggestions for NC50 skin? I’m interested in drugstore to high end! Thanks

You should check out Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector! It’s a liquid illuminator that’s super finely-milled and not sparkly at all, just dewy. I’m NC30 and I use Opal as a highlight or Topaz when I want to look more tan. For your deep skintone I’d say Bronze, their darkest shade, would be a good choice. Topaz, which is around the same shade as NARS’ Illuminator in Laguna, could work for you too.

Foundation has been my “thing” lately. I’d been happily using a mineral powder foundation for years,and it still matches my skin perfectly,but it just doesn’t seem to look as smooth as it used to. So I’m experimenting with liquid and cream foundations, and have all these little sample jars, scattered around.

Plummy-berry lipsticks! I tried one on the other day, and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. I have a very pale complexion and dark brown hair and it looks very elegant and sexy in a grown-up way. It really made me curious to try out purple lipsticks aswell, I have my eye on MAC Violetta.

When I decided to do my own wedding makeup, I needed to perfect my winged eye liner technique. I was doing a vintage pinup look. This was before the time that I wore makeup on a daily basis. I would practice my winged technique almost every day for 4 months before the wedding. I would do it after work, but before I washed my face. It sounds obsessive, but I wanted it perfect.

Fast forward to now, I’ve been trying to learn how to paint my nails. I’ve been buying polish and tools.

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