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Smashbox Full Exposure mascara review

Available at QVC, Sephora and Smashbox

I have been using this mascara for the last week in order to give a good review. I purchased mine during the Smashbox Friends and Family sale for the intent of reviewing and I have to say that I am enjoying it.
When I first started using Smashbox nearly 6 years ago or longer, they had one mascara that they put in all their kits that I loved. Since then there have been many mascara's come and go and I have not liked any of them as much as this one.

The details:

Inspired by the on-set technique of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula, our new studio-tested mascara exposes your longest, fullest lashes. No clumps, no flakes. Just maximum-impact, scene-stealing lashes.

• 104% increase in lash volume

• 32% increase in lash length

• 34-degree increase in lash curl

My before:

As you can see I have okay lashes that are very light. I prefer a wetter mascara with great volumizing capability and some length. My lashes are fai…

Eye primer show down

What is an eye primer?

An eye primer is a product that you place on your eyelid before eyeshadow application to smooth the surface, cover discoloration and control oil on the lids to make your eyeshadow last longer and appear truer to color. An eye primer can comes in a pencil form, wand form or pot form.
hen it comes to an eye primer, every brand claims to have the longest lasting, waterproof, stay put, no budge, miracle product that tops everything else. Having oily eyelides myself, I have had to try many different brands to find the ones that really work for me. Here are my tops picks.

Oily eyelids:

You can never go wrong with Urban Decay Primer Potion ($19). I love the Original or the Eden for both their smoothing properties and their ability to control oil. I do not like Sin. (Sephora)

My next choice for oily lids is the Laura Geller Spackle Waterproof primer pen ($22). The downside to this product is the amount you get for the cost, but the product itself is excellent for lasti…

Stila naturaleyes palette- Fall 2011

front of package
back of package
top of palette
inside top flap
complete palette and liner

naturaleyes eye shadow palette

Remember code FRIENDS11 to get 20% off and free shipping!!
Shades include:

- Bare - matte ivory shade

- Kitten

- Bliss - matte beige pink

- Sunset - shimmery canyon pink

- Sandstone - matte light coco

- Champagne - shimmery pale gold

- Gilded Gold - golden brown with shimmer

- Luster - dark aubergine with gold shimmer

- Night Sky - blue with shimmer

- Ebony - black

BONUS: Palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick shade in Damsel, a matte brown.

A $118 for only $39!

My Thoughts:

This palette is going to give the Urban Decay Naked palette a run for it's money. There are four matte shadows and six shimmers. The price is $10 less than the Naked palette. I swatched them all with no primer and they were super pigmented, though the matte shadows required more than one layer to show pigment without the primer, but most matte shadows that I have tried are that way.…

Stila One Step prime color swatches

one step primecolor set: ultimate

Primer, eye shadow, highlighter, lip color, cheek color in one; these little tubes have everything you need this summer.

And now they come in sets for one low price. Mix and match the colors to create the perfect summertime look.

Set Includes ALL six shades:

- Kitten

- Capri Coral

- Pop of Pink

- Rosie Posie

- Bronze babe

- Per Suede

Only $34.99, a $132 Value!

One Step PrimeColor is formulated with Stila's Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex™ that reads and reacts to the skin zone-by-zone, visibly priming, balancing, correcting and optimizing for a supremely flawless finish.

All products are full-sized. 0.33 oz ea.

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush swatches

Available at Tarte Cosmetics $25
Save 20% for a limited time with code MAYSAVE :)

Amazonian Clay blush packaging

Will update with more swatches when I purchase the other colors :)

Stila Friends and Family sale- 2011


Re-discovering Buzzworthy by Bare Escentuals

Contains: Sticky buns/Muffin top lip duo, Glee Radiance, Well Rested, Popular, High Shine Charisma

gloss, gloss over lipstick, lipstick
Glee Radiance
Well Rested
High Shine Charisma, Popular
Available on QVC.comA215030 $31.12