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Milani Cosmetics Baked Bronzer, Stay Put Eyeliner, Stay Put Brow Color, and Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel: Swatches & Review

By on April 18, 2017
Milani Cosmetics Baked Bronzer in 09 Dulce ($9), Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($7), Stay Put Brow Color in 01 Soft Brown ($8), and Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel in 04 Brunette ($7)

Prior to about a month ago, I think I had only tried one product from Milani Cosmetics, and it was their single most famous product: the Baked Blush in Luminoso. But really, they aren’t sold in all drugstores and I just don’t get a ton of exposure to the brand. I recently took a good look at their website because I had become curious about some of their new releases, and in the end I purchased some solid basics, including their Baked Bronzer in 09 Dulce, which is a newly released shade, the Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Linked on Black, the Stay Put Brow Color in 01 Soft Brown, and the Easybrow Tinted Fiber Gel in 04 Brunette.

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New from EcoTools: Define and Highlight brush duo

By on February 14, 2017
EcoTools Define and Highlight Brush Duo ($11.99)

It looks like EcoTools has come out with some new brushes, including this bronzing and highlighting duo for $11.99. The new line is marked by updated handles and ferules, and I thought that these two looked like brushes that I could use in my collection. They’re soft and fluffy, and I feel like over time EcoTools has been getting better with their brush shapes and the taper of the bristles. These are also vegan, tree-free, and utilize recycled materials including handles made of recycled bamboo.

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Goodies from Zoeva and BH Cosmetics

By on October 14, 2016
Purchases from Zoeva and BH Cosmetics
Purchases from Zoeva and BH Cosmetics

I made some orders with Zoeva and BH Cosmetics, and was spurred on by a makeup brush clean-out and a sale. Zoeva was the big one that I’ve been thinking about for a while, and finally put together an order of brushes and makeup to make the international shipping worth it. BH Cosmetics, on the other hand, won me over with a sale and some interesting new products on the site.

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Ten standout beauty products from 2014

By on January 3, 2015
A few of my favorites from 2014
A few of my favorites from 2014

Happy 2015! I wanted to take a moment and talk about some of my favorite products I’ve been using over the past year. I’m starting with makeup picks and then moving on to skincare and body care, and I like the exercise of narrowing a list down to ten – it really makes me focus on the things I was most excited to experience for the first time and continue to reach for on a daily basis.

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(3 ways to use) Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

By on December 20, 2014
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil medium/deep matte bronzer ($30)
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil medium/deep matte bronzer ($30)

I use Too Faced’s Chocolate Soleil bronzer a lot. I’ve mentioned it a time or two on the blog, but I wanted to give it a little more attention and explain why I like it so much. Too Faced has a huge selection of bronzers, and Chocolate Soleil is a classic matte golden brown. While they offer a lighter Milk Chocolate variety, I find that the original works well for me most of the time, even though I have fairly light skin.

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Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light in Light Bronze

By on February 12, 2014
Maybelline Face Studio Mast Hi-Light in Light Bronze ($9.99 for 0.31 oz.)
Maybelline Face Studio Mast Hi-Light in Light Bronze ($9.99 for 0.31 oz.)

These Face Studio Master Hi-Light blushes and bronzers are new releases from Maybelline that come in woven patterns of a few different shades that get swirled together to create one luminous color. It took me a while to buy one because there are two things throwing me off: I don’t find them to be very attractively packaged, and the shade selection wasn’t really grabbing me. I finally heard enough praise for these, though, and had to go try one out.

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An everyday favorite: Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer

By on October 23, 2013
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($15 for a 0.08 oz. mini or $30 for a 0.26 full size compact)
Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($15 for a 0.08 oz. mini or $30 for a 0.26 full size compact)

For the past week, my allergies have been really acting up and I’ve been cutting back a little on my makeup. I’ve been mostly focusing on trying to make myself look more healthy and awake than I really feel. One product I’ve been pulling out of my drawer every day to help with this is my Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer, which provides skin with a light color and gentle shimmer. I found this little mini size of it this summer at Nordstrom Rack over the summer, and I find it to be an easy and flattering powder to pop on my cheeks when I want a bit of luminosity.

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