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5 Holiday Gifts for the Makeup Lover in Your Life

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Trying to figure out what to gift the makeup maven in your life can be tricky.  But don’t worry, we’ve got you.  Here are some of the cutest and most trendy makeup gift sets this holiday season.   That’s right we’ve rounded up some of the best in beauty.

Sweet Assortment: Retro Matte / Shiny Pretty Things

A kit of six full-sized Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours in fan-favorite shades, including:

  • Burnt Spice
  • So Me
  • Fashion Legacy
  • Dance With Me
  • Oh Lady
  • High Drama

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set

A must-have set of FENTY BEAUTY’S most coveted luminizers for the face and lips in travel-friendly sizes for killer radiance on the fly.   Included:

  • Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter 
  • Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow 

Tarte Pineapple Of My Eye Collector’s Set

A limited-edition gift set stuffed with tarte treats that are almost too sweet, including bestselling eyeshadow, liner, mascara, cheek, and lip formulas in all new shades.  Products included in the set:

  • Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection Lip Quench Rescue Balm in Pink 
  • Eyeshadow Palette
  • Amazonian Clay Blush in Private Beach, blossom 
  • Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Baja 
  • Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Beach Front 
  • Deluxe Sex Kitten Liquid Eyeliner 
  • Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara

Becca Glow Essentials Kit

A limited-edition kit of BECCA’s bestselling primers, highlighter, and lip gloss, all in travel-friendly packaging, to brighten and highlight your favorite features.  Products included in the kit:

  • First Light Priming Filter
  • Backlight Priming Filter
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone 
  • Glow Gloss in Champagne Crème

Makeup Forever Enchanted Lip Book

This set features four full sizes of Artist Liquid Matte, including two limited-edition shades— red coral, and a burgundy hue. Products included in this lip book:

  • Rosewood
  • Mauve Pink
  • Red Coral
  • Burgundy

Which beauty set have you tried?  What are your thoughts?  Tell us in the comments!

Featured Makeup Artist of the Day – Jessica Mann

Our new series will feature makeup artists from around the globe.  This week’s focus is on our Canadian beauty influencers.  Let’s see what the north brings!

Today we feature the beautiful and talented Jessica Mann.  Her looks range from wild to practical but they are always a sight to behold.

Products Used:

Cover Girl Super Stunner Highlighter

Charlotte Tillbury Contour Wand

Benefit Precisely My Brow

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Pencil

Nudestix All Over Face Color

Narsissist Rock With You

Cover FX Power Play

Loving these looks?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

African Makeup Artists Appreciation

In honor of the mammoth Black Panther opening and its spectacular representation of African culture.  We decided to honor and celebrate some of the African Makeup Artists on Instagram that are changing the game.

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Reniks Makeovers

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We are loving and living for these looks.  Check out the makeup artists above for more inspirational ideas!   Are you inspired by the African themes?  Who is your favorite African makeup artist?  Let us know in the comments!

Makeup Looks to Slay on Valentine’s Day

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Who doesn’t love a good smokey eye?  So why not add some colour?  These eyeshadow ideas will surely add some pop to your Valentine’s Day look.  Check out their instagrams to get more details on how to achieve the looks.

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You know we couldn’t have a Valentine’s Day post without shouting out the red lip!  But why not make it a bit special and unique?  Check out this lip look below:

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Products used to achieve this look:

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in

  • Hilda
  • Julia
  • Thumbelina

So whether you’re going out on a date or just spending time with loved ones, try these looks to leave them shook.

What’s New? MAC Viva Glam – SIA Collection

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We love a red lipstick, but we love it even more when it’s for a good cause.  The newly launched MAC Viva Glam Sia Collection unveiled a red lipstick to support the MAC AIDS Fund and we are here for it!  As per MAC, 100% of the selling price of Viva Glam will go to men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Description: A warm vivid red with a matte finish. 

SIA has always been an unstoppable force in the world of music, now we can’t wait to add her new lipstick to our red lippy collection.

 

Coming Soon: 4 New Palettes from Juvia’s Place, Huda Beauty, and ColourPop

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There are a ton of upcoming makeup launches and we’re excited to try out each and every one of these new products that are on their way!  Check them out below.

Juvia’s Place Festival Collection

The Festival Collection will consist of One Eyeshadow Palette and Two liquid Lipsticks.

Release Date February 15, 2018.

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Huda Beauty Bronze Sands Edition

The new 3D Highlighter Palette is designed specifically for tan to richer skin tones.

Release Date Coming Soon!

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ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Eyeshadow Palette

The 12-shade eyeshadow palette features tones from golden to coppery hues.

Release Date January 25, 2018.

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ColourPop In-Nude-Endo Highlighter Palette

Featuring 6 shades of rich, glowy highlights.

Release Date January 25, 2018.

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So are you looking forward to these new palettes?  What other launches are you hyped about?

Makeup Must-Haves – Step 1: Get Glossy

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Matte lips are lovely but what about those of us who want some gloss?  We’re a long way from adding a little bit of Vaseline to our lips to make them shine.  We’ve all done it.  These days, however, we prefer a nice lip gloss or two (or five) to bring some subtle pizazz to our pout.   So what are some of the top lip gloss options currently on the market?  Stick around and we’ll tell you!

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

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NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss

LGRating1Buzz Words:  Buttery Soft and Silky, Luscious, Creamy

 Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss

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Buzz Words: High Shine, High Shimmer, Long-lasting, Non-sticky

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

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Buzz Words:  Universal, Rose-Nude, Shimmering

MAC Cosmetics Lip Glass

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Buzz Words:  High Gloss, Glass-like Finish, Subtle Sheen

Buxom Cosmetics Full On Lip Polish

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Buzz Words:  Shimmer-sheer finish, Volumizing, Moisturizing

Okay beauty lovers, what lip gloss do you put on your lips?  Which ones are you loving this season?

5 Must-Have Mascaras Under $10

MascaraEdit1Want long luscious lashes but don’t want to break the bank to get them?  We know buying beauty products we love can cost us more than we bargained for in the long run and sometimes our budget just won’t let us splurge!  Especially at the beginning of the year after we’ve spent ridiculous amounts of our hard-earned cash on Christmas gifts, boxing day sales, and of course lots and lots of makeup.  So we figured, why not do a quick low-cost post featuring some of our favorite mascara options for under $10?  We also wanted to see how these lash-building products really rated on different sites.  Want to know more?  Well just keep reading!

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

mascara2RatingMascara1ABuzz Words:  Builds Thickness, Clump-Resistant, Dramatic Look

 Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum’ Express Washable Mascara

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Buzz Words: Easily Removable, Smooth, Collagen-Enriched

COVERGIRL Lashblast Volume Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Intensify Lashes, Long-lasting, Smudge-Proof

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Full Fan Effect, Layered Effect, Soft and Supple

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

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Buzz Words:  Conditioning Formula, Lash Building, No Clumps

Okay beauty lovers, do you have any or all of these low-cost mascaras?  What are your thoughts?  Are they worth it?