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Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ Review October 20, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 9:55 am
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Today I bring you the Anastasia Illumin8 with Youghful Synergy™ palette. I chose palette number 1 when I bought this product. The colors really seemed to be more me than the other palettes – also they had more colors as some of the palettes “duo” space only held one color. Anyway this palette holds 8 different colors. Starting from left to right there are (my descriptions – there are no names on the packaging): Matte Beige, Shimmery Beige, Shimmery Dusty Rose, Shimmery Brownish Burgundy, Shimmery Pepto Bismal Pink, Shimmery dusty brown, Shimmery lavendar, and Shimmery eggplant.  None of the Shimmers are incredibly shiny – though the beige does come the closest.

Lets see if I liked it and how much.

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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Cream Liner Review October 7, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 11:15 am
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My favorite drug store brand remains Physicians Formula. I have been using today’s product for months now, but not talked about it too much. It is the Shimmer Strips custom eye enhancing gel cream liner for Green Eyes.

What is it, you ask? It is a set of 3 cream/gel eye liners that compliment your eye color – so you buy the set for the color your eyes are (green, blue, brown, hazel). My eyes (as you’ve probably noticed from the mascara comparisons) are green – so I bought the green set.

This particular set has three colors, matte green, matte purple, and black with green sparkles – very subtle sparkles. They come in three little pots that have caps that allow them to attach to each other – I consider them lego’s for adults.  Some people have siad they have trouble getting these apart, but truly, you just pull really hard and they come off – you won’t break anything (you can also try prying with a screwdriver or butter knife).

Unlike many stack-able potted products these each have their own caps instead of using the bottom of the next product as a cap, which allows you to throw just one in your purse or keep them all together – whichever you want.

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Lancome Color Design Palette – Mauve Cherie 301 review August 27, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 11:48 am
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About a week ago I heard that purchases of Lancôme products at Macys came with a really neat gift with purchase. I only needed to spend $35.00 to get the free gift. I’d been eyeing the Mauve Chérie palette for awhile now. I like wearing purples because it brings out my green eyes, and this one had hues that I didn’t already have and it looked oh so sparkly.  I love sparkles! (I’ll grow up someday, maybe around 50 years old). Anyway, I had such a great experience with the Jade Fever palette that I knew I would love this palette too.

As usual, these palettes cost $48.00, so I was able to get my free gifts which I’ll review later. Well, the palette arrived yesterday, and it was everything I could do to leave it until today.  I was able to restrain myself.

First thing this morning I swatched it. I was surprised that the colors did not stay true to the palette, but they were still lovely colors. As with Jade Fever, all the colors went on very smoothly – they feel like silk when touched. They also blend really well.

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Too Faced Romantic Eye Review July 14, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 10:06 am
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As I introduced myself to you yesterday, I noted that I work in a fairly conservative workplace, so my looks need to keep my makeup in fairly muted tones. A second palette I keep at my desk is the too faced romantic eye. I bought this one specifically because the picture on the front is so pretty.

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