Jaclyn Hill Palette Review

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As a makeup lover and collector, there is always something to look forward to in the makeup world. That is the beauty of this industry. Trends always come full circle, better products are released and exciting collaborations are established. This palette ignited that excitement in me!!! It was one of my personal must haves for the year and I was honored to receive it from Morphe Brushes. They have collaborated with the fabulous Jaclyn Hill and created, in my opinion, one of the most well rounded and versatile palettes of the year at a ridiculous affordable price.

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Motives Cosmetics 2015 Collection

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Motives Cosmetics is rocking the makeup industry in recent years. They released a host of new products at their World Conference this past February in Miami. The collection consisted of an array of blushes, eyeshadows, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks. I’ve had the privilege of receiving the whole collection.

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Eyeliners: My Top 10

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If you are a makeup lover like myself, you will find yourself constantly searching for the perfect eyeliner. Whether it’s to create a fierce wing, for a smokey lashline, or for a long wear product for the waterline you will consistently be adding to your collection of liners. I am all about long wear products and whenever I hear about a new or improved liner being released, I can’t help but pick it up! Perfecting a quick and effortless wing is a struggle for sure, so I’m always trying out products to make the process as easy as possible. Tarte has recently released a new eyeliner called “Tarteist Clay Paint” Liner and from what I have seen it looks pretty awesome. Have any of you tried it? Is it a must have? Lol

These are my favorite eyeliners of the year. Whether you are a pencil, gel or liquid girl. I have included a higher end option along with a drugstore choice for everyone’s budget.

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Top 5 Foundations of 2014

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One of the hardest makeup products to find is the PERFECT foundation. It’s ironic because there are literally a million different companies that offer a wide range of shades and formulas, which I think adds to the frustration of “Where do I even start looking?”. Before I was a makeup artist I tried a ton of different foundations trying to find the formulation for my  own skin. They either made me break out, oxidized and turned orange, or would slide around after a few hours.

After years of searching I have finally found a few different foundations that worked for me and also made it into my makeup kit. But before we get into those, let’s talk a little bit about skin types and picking the right foundation.

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Highlighters: My Top 15

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Who doesn’t love glowing, luminescent skin? I know that I do. I originally planned on selecting my Top 5 Highlighters, but let’s be serious. There is no way that I could have narrowed down this list to just 5. As a freelance makeup artist that comes across all different skin tones, it is essential to have various highlighters that compliment all ranges of beauty. I also like to make sure I have different textures and formulas to alter the finish of look I am going for.

There are three different types of Highlighters: Powder, Cream and Liquid.

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Glitters & Pigments: Holiday Edition by Violet Voss

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The lovely Violet Voss Team have released a bunch of new glitters and brand new pigments to their ever growing collection of fabulous products. I have always been a fan of their perfectly organized glitters  but this year they have totally outdone themselves. I have recently been loving the holographic components in EVERYTHING, so the fact that it’s been incorporated into this holiday collection makes it extra beautiful…in my eyes.

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Venus: The Grunge Palette

IMG_1931_FotorHi Lovies. So Lime Crime has released one of my most anticipated palettes of the year. They posted a picture of this beauty a few weeks ago and I instantly fell in love. After a while, in the makeup industry it feels like you have essentially seen it all, and most companies either improve or piggyback off other great ideas. This Grunge palette is beautiful because it is totally outside of the box, in a good way. I think the company took a risk on it, but this sold out palette has been on the wish list of many. One of the reasons that I love Lime Crime is because everything about their brand screams originality and brilliance.

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