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MAC- Sound like noise lipstick…the orange matter lipstick. Wish it was more pigmented. Bought it because I like matte lipsticks.

My last impulse buying was on the Cherry Couture site. I got 3 NYX products,quit a few products from Jordana. And then 2 milani products 🙂 Love everything i got,it was mostly blushes and lipsticks and gloss.

I bought the Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze Compact in Ritual, just out of somebody’s rave video in Youtube. I used my Sephora 15% off. Love Love Bronzers!

Oh, I have way too many! I need to cut myself off—seriously. 🙂 The most recent impulse buys are a taupe soufflé eyeshadow and a black liquid liner from Lise Watier.

I was at a MAC pro store the other day and couldn’t decide which baking beauties powder I wanted…so I got both! Oops!

My Sephora had a full display of Bite Beauty’s line, and I indulged in a pink and a purple. I do love that brand, because it’s one of the few lipsticks that really moisturizes enough for me that I don’t feel the need for lip balm on days I wear it.

I recently bought Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in #01. I was feeling silly for splurging on it but I’ve always been annoyed that Benefit’s Hoola just doesn’t wear well on my super fair, pink-toned skin. I hate shimmery bronzers and this one is matte and praised to the heavens everywhere I looked so I went for it and boy am I glad I did! Everywhere I’ve been while wearing this, people have been looking at me quizzically and saying that I look really good, asking me what’s different, telling me I look relaxed, etc. It’s really buildable and easy to control how much goes on so I can make it as subtle or dramatic as I like, and it looks very natural. I’m in love!

NARS Cordura; I’ve read nothing but the most positive of reviews, but I always thought it would be too warm for me. I happened to swatch it, and although it is on the warmer side, I think it could work. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks, but I haven’t played with it, yet.

I bought an eye shadow pallet(5 shadow in Blue Dahlia), concealer and eyebrow pencil from Estee Lauder after a makeover with Alan Pan (one of their international Make-up Artists – he was amazing and incredibly friendly, if you have a chance to meet him take it!)

I learnt a much better way of putting on blush that suites my face and is almost foolproof – Press the brush into the powder don’t brush or swirl and then he showed me where was best on my face 🙂 (3 sweeps and a swoosh)

I bought Crest Whitestrips Gentle Routine and Milani Liquif’eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner in green and purple. So far, I’ve had no problems with the eyeliners. It’s too early to make any judgments about the whitestrips. At least my teeth aren’t sensitive (yet)!

An Ecotools brush set from Walgreens. I’ve only used one so far, and it was a disappointment. Not being able to afford good brushes has made me kind of desperate.

Have you tried Sonia Kashuk? Also, just “deal” with what you have on hand, and instead of buying alot of less expensive brushes, just save for one you really want. Start with those that can multi-task, and build up from there. Essence of Beauty & Posh are good, inexpensive options, as well. HTH

I also second Sonia Kashuk (her stuff occasionally goes on clearance and/or sale at Target, so keep an eye out). If you can get to an Ulta, the Real Techniques brushes are pretty affordable and quite good. The face brushes I’ve used are amazing, particular the Expert Face brush, are excellent. Ecotools doesn’t do the best eye tools, but I do like their powder and kabuki brushes, especially their domed blush brush. e.l.f.’s studio brush line also has a few winners – I’d recommend the “C” eyeshadow and liner brushes. As for higher end, my feeling is that the MAC 239 is always worth saving up for. 😉

Honestly, you don’t need to spend extravagant amounts of money on brushes to find something of quality. The most expensive ones I own are my MAC brushes, and I only own about four of them. The rest of my collection averages about $10/brush.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee and Cotton Candy, along with a Revlon Fastdry Topcoat nail varnish… On offer in Boots how could I resist?

The last impulse buy this weekend was the ” mac prep + prime eye “.
Its supposed to be an eye primer for your eyeshadow that doesn’t crease…. let me tell you … it does haha.
It would be nice if you did a review maybe?

I got a really good deal on some Lancome lipsticks and then splurged on a Shiseido Maquillage 3D face creator powder (blush, contour and highlight palette) compact.

Just yesterday I bought a Lavshuca Melting Moist lipstick in B6 from an online shop. Had no plans to purchase it until yesterday! It was only 13 bucks though, so I don’t feel too bad.

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