10 Days of Drear: Part 1
May25

10 Days of Drear: Part 1

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Capturelip10 Brights for 10 Days of Yucky Weather

When the weather forecast shows thunderstorms every day into the next week, I am more bummed than shocked. I predicted this summer would be a repeat of 2011 and I’m not far off track so far. With such little of the precious sunlight I live for, I am reaching into my makeup stash for some brights to keep things cheery.

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Too Light, Too Dark, Too Done: How to Chose Your Brow Makeup and Color
May23

Too Light, Too Dark, Too Done: How to Chose Your Brow Makeup and Color

What Shade is Right for You?

Ever since I accepted that done-up brows are here to stay, I’ve tried out many, many brow products. Too many, actually.

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Laura Geller Cheek Colors featuring Blush-N-Brighten in Tropic Hues and Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Cantaloupe: Review, Swatches, and Photos
Apr20

Laura Geller Cheek Colors featuring Blush-N-Brighten in Tropic Hues and Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Cantaloupe: Review, Swatches, and Photos

Laura Geller Cheek Colors in juicy and sweet shades!

Laura Geller Cheek Colors in juicy and sweet shades!

I remember what initially drew me to Laura Geller Beauty. It was her, Laura Geller, and her smile.

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Benefit, Laura Geller, It Cosmetics, Cargo, Ulta, NYC, e.l.f. & Essence – Matte Bronzer Swatches, Reviews, and Comparisions
Feb27

Benefit, Laura Geller, It Cosmetics, Cargo, Ulta, NYC, e.l.f. & Essence – Matte Bronzer Swatches, Reviews, and Comparisions

Starting from bottom left: e.l.f. Cool Bronzer, NYC Color Wheel - All Over Bronze, and Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder; Second row right to left: Essence Sun Club - 01 Natural and 02 Sunny; Third row: left to right: Ulta Matte Bronzer Warm and Cool; Top row right to left: Benefit Hoola, Cargo Matte Bronzer - Medium, Laura Geller Matte - Medium, and It Cosmetics CC + Bronzer.

Starting from bottom left: e.l.f. Cool Bronzer, NYC Color Wheel – All Over Bronze, and Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder; Second row right to left: Essence Sun Club – 01 Natural and 02 Sunny; Third row: left to right: Ulta Matte Bronzer Warm and Cool; Top row right to left: Benefit Hoola, Cargo Matte Bronzer – Medium, Laura Geller Matte – Medium, and It Cosmetics CC + Bronzer.

Any time of year is good for a new bronzer. While I have some deep cosmetic loyalties to eye makeup (mascara: Lancome Définicils – Black, primer/ shadow base: Trish McEvoy Eye Base – Sand, and eyeliner: Trish McEvoy Gel Eyeliner – Arabian Nights), I vacillate on face color. Yet ironically, bronzer is the type of makeup I’m most attached to. I usually have at least two powder bronzers and one cream (such as Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector)  in my makeup bag and several in my vanity. I do like blush, and I love eyeliner and mascara. But I’d be unhappy without bronzer.

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