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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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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Fall Softly Collection by Sigma

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Hi Lovies. I am back with another review. Two days ago I received this lovely package from Sigma. They never fall to amaze me with their extensive collection of gorgeous makeup and brushes. If you read my last Sigma review, the Steady Glow collection mainly consisted of bronzy and shimmery products which all warm up the skin beautifully, especially in the summer months. This collection takes you in a completely different direction, but not in the way you may have planned.

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10 Lessons I have Learned in Life

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other. Body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘Woo Hoo! What a Ride'”.

Life sure is one beautiful monster. When you think back to that amazing vacation or crazy ex-lover, how many years has it been? 5 years. 10 years. We go through life taking it one day at a time, putting off that big idea until tomorrow and before we realize it a lifetime has gone by. Continue reading

6 Ways to Use Goldilux Pigment

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Goldilux Pigment from Sugarpill. The Makeup World’s gift to us girls who love gold. This pigment is my absolute favorite EVER!!! That is saying a lot. For those wondering a pigment is a highly concentrated loose powder that can be applied to the skin. Essentially it is a concentrated eyeshadow. Apply it wet for an intense color payoff or dry for a more subtle effect.

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