Celebrity Saturday- Rihanna!

Hello Lovelies!

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Today I wanted to recreate Rihanna’s makeup. She is usually seen wearing a peachy bronze eye, red lip, and, of course, flawless skin. Rihanna, paired with her AMAZING voice, is an icon of beauty  and style to many.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/A9q0hr-IpKQ

let’s jump right in!

To start, I’m going to prime my eyes with a translucent primer.

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Gently pat this until it is completely blended in.

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Now, as always, I’m going to use my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk and apply this under my brow and inner corner.

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Blend this out.

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Now, for a brow bone MATTE highlight, I’m going to apply Urban Decay’s Broken eyeshadow, just a matte creamy color.

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Now for my inner corner, I’m going to use Urban Decay’s Zephyr eyeshadow.

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To define my crease a bit, I’m going to take Urban Decay’s Beware eyeshadow and buff this through my crease.

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Now I’m going to start with the peachy colors on my lid.

First, to blend the inner corner with the bright peachy-pink on my lid that we will be applying later, I’m going to pat MAC’s JEST eyeshadow, a light peachy nude, right where those two colors will meet.

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Now with my FAVORITE MAC eyeshadow, Expensive Pink, I’m going to pat this on the middle of my lid.

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For the bronze that Rihanna usually sports, I’m going to take MAC’s Sable eyeshadow and pat this on my outer corner.

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Blend the top of these colors.

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To further define my crease, I’m going to apply MAC’s Twinks eyeshadow throughout the crease.

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Blend.

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Now with a tiny brush, I’m going to use Sable again on my lower lash line.

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To further define it, I’m going to smudge Urban Decay’s Demolition eyeshadow in between my lashes.

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I created a wing with liquid eyeliner, and am now going to line my upper lashline with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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I added individual lashes to achieve Rihanna’s full lash look.

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Add mascara!

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For lips, I used NYX’s Eros Lipstick for the perfect Rihanna Red lip. Her favorite is MAC’s Ruby Woo, but the NYX color is a dupe.

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I was getting my school pictures made on the day that I did this look, so I switched to a peachy pink lip for that! To get flawless skin in my photos, however, I used the Make Up for Ever HD foundation.

Rihanna Wears a nude blush, But I need more color, so I opted for MAC’s Fever blush.

Voila!

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There is your Rihanna look! I hope you try this out, and if you do, definitely let me know!

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,

Pres

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Silvery Eye Makeup!!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I decided to show you my silver eye makeup look. This is super-wearable and perfect for the upcoming seasons. This flatters any eye color and is super easy to accomplish! Let’s jump right in!

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Okay, So first I primed my eyes with the Fergie Eyeshadow Primer. Any translucent primer will do.

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Now I’m taking my NYX eyeshadow pencil in Milk and applying this in my inner corner and under my brow and blending that out with my finger.

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Now I’m going to apply this matte cream color, Broken by Urban Decay, on my brow bone.

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For my inner corner, I’m applying this shimmery white color, Zephyr by Urban Decay.

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Now I’m going to take this light shimmery Silver from the Rimmel “Black Cab” Quad and apply that to the middle 2/4 of my eyelid.

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Now, to build up the smokines on my outer corner, I’m going to pat Mac’s “Evening Grey” to the outer corner. 

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Now i’m going to apply a mid-tone, or blending, shade. This is going to make blending much easier. I’m going to buff L’Oreal’s Sultry Smoke, a matte grey, throughout my crease.

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Now for the main color of the look. I’m going to take a dark silvery-grey, MAC’s Knight Divine, in my outer V and through my crease.

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BLEND!!!!!!!

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For eyeliner, I’m going to create a wing with my L’oreal Super Slim Liquid eyeliner, then complete the line with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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Now I’m taking Urban Decay’s eyeliner in Perversion on the outer 1/4th of my lover lash line.

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Now I’m taking NYX Crystal Liner in Black and going over that line.

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Now I’m taking the Silver version of the NYX liner and connecting that line to my inner corner.

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I added individual false lashes, which is optional.

 

Now add mascara!

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Now we’re done! I hope you try out this look, and if you do, let me know!

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xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday- Julianne Hough Copper Smokey Eye!

Hello lovelies!

I’m not sure about you, but I love Julianne Hough! Her makeup is always picture perfect as well!

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I created a gorgeous copper-bronze smokey eye that captures Julianne’s look. It is super simple to accomplish! I used the Lorac Little Black Palette, but I’ll show you drugstore dupes for each color I use. I love this look, and I think it is SO flattering. Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/lgP0mmHQnks

Okay, so First, I’m going to prime my eyes with the Lorac eyeshadow primer. Just a translucent primer.

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Next, I’m going to take my NYX eyeshadow base (NOT A PRIMER) in white, and apply this in my inner corner and under my brow.

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Just blend that out with your finger.

Next, I’m just going to use my face powder under my brow for a matte brow highlight.

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For my inner corner, I’m going to use the warm champagne-gold in the Lorac Little Black Palette. A drugstore dupe is the Loreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Iced Latte.

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Okay, next, I’m going to take the light peachy-bronze color and apply this to the middle third of my eye. A drugstore alternative is the Loreal Infalliable eyeshadow in Amber Rush.

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Now I’m going to build up the bronze smokiness with the dark coppery-bronze from the palette. From the drugstore, mix Loreal’s amber rush with Milani’s Java Bean to get the same look. also apply this color to the lower lashline.

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Blend any harsh edges.

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To darken and smoke out the crease, I’m going to apply the dark, warm, shimmery brown from the palette of my outer V and crease. A drugstore alternative is Milani’s Java Bean.

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Eyeliner time! I’m using Rimmel’s black gel eyeliner and creating a SMALL wing.

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Add a dark brown liner in between your lashes on the lower lash line.

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You can add some false lashes if you want, or go ahead and apply some mascara.

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Done with the eyes!

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To finish off the rest of my face, I used the Make Up For Ever HD foundation to get the smooth, flawless complexion that Julianne always has.

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I added some bronzer to my face as well as the Lorac blush in Ruby Rouge.

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And we’re finished! A Julianne Hough Makeup look ready for the Red Carpet. I hope you try this look out, let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for reading! Don’t forget to check out the video!!

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xoxo,

Pres

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A Lovely Creation: DIY T-shirt!

Hello lovelies!

Today I decided to show you how I took an ordinary tshirt and turned it intoa unique creation.

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This design is SO simple, and NO SEWING REQUIRED! I had a blast making this, so let’s jump right in.

 

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/Al7_wPxiYDM

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

1 t-shirt in any color (preferably V-neck)

scissors

pencil or chalk

Brads (yes, the office supply.)

Stick on rhinestones (optional)

ruler or book

Okay, to begin, I took a plain black V-neck t-shirt. Any color will do, I just chose black.

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I’m going to take my straight-edge object, I’m using a book, and my white colored pencil. I’m going to make a line connecting the bottom of the V, straight across to the arm seam. You want this line to be as straight as possible. I’m showing you one side, but just repeat the process for the opposite side.

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You just want to continue that line from arm seam to arm seam.

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Next, starting about an inch and a half from the end of the V, you want to make 10 vertical lines from the line we just drew, to the shoulder seam.

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Now it’s cutting time. Take your scissors and cut ONLY THE VERTICAL LINES. This is going to give you 9 strips of fabric.

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Now, starting from the bottom of the V counting outward, I’m going to cut the 5th and 8th pieces of fabric, making more room for the design.

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Now, I’ve rolled up a blue towel and placed it inside the shirt so I can see the design better.

Also, you should have some extra fabric beside the seam of the shirt. Go ahead and make that another strip.

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I’m now going to paper clip the design in the pieces of fabric.

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Here is the design with paper clips.

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Time to replace those paperclips with brads. When I place the brad, I’m actually going to twist the back, pushing the ends outward.

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Just repeat the process for all of the paperclips.

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Now I’m going to place a stick-on rhinestone on the top of each brad.

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Repeat the process on the other side of the shirt.

TA-DA!!

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All done!

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I hop you try this design out and love it as much as I do!!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top Overall Eye, Lip & Brush Products

Hello Lovelies! 

Today, as promised, I’m here to show you the head-to-head battle of the high end and drugstore eye, lip, and brush favorites of mine! Let’s jump right in!

First, I mentioned Primers. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild primer by Fergie. High End: MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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In comparison, these are two completely different. The Wet n’ Wild primer is more watery, or liquidy. The MAC is obviously more of a cream. Also, the MAC is nude-colored. The Wet n’ Wild is translucent. It depends on what you’re looking for in a primer, but most of the time, I go with the MAC paint pot. $15, MAC

 

Now for Loose, or pigment, eyeshadow. Drugstore:NYX Pearl Mania Shadow. High End: MAC Pigment (My favorite color is Vanilla.)

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These are both truly awesome. The NYX is a bit more glittery, and the MAC more opaque. In this case, it comes down to glitter and color preference. The NYX come in several super glittery colors, while the MAC ones come in a MASSIVE range of colors in finishes ranging from glitter, to satin, to even matte. I use both so often, i feel it is up to you!

Now for pressed single eyeshadow. Drugstore: L’Oreal Infalliable. High End: MAC single eyeshadows. (Expensive pink is my favorite!)

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These are both absolutely amazing. They are both velvety and pigmented, however, I find myself reaching for MAC more often than not. MAC’s color selection and quality are really unbeatable. Am I saying that the L’Oreal aren’t good? ABSOLUTELY NOT. They’re both great and I use each on a daily basis. I just feel that I’m never disappointed with MAC. Each are great, however, I use MAC more often. $15, MAC.

Now For eyeshadow palettes. Drugstore: Wet n’ Wild. High End: Urban Decay (specifically the Naked 1).

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I have an obsession with eyeshadow palettes. These are both awesome, but I absolutely cannot get enough of the Urban Decay Palettes. I’m on my second Naked 1 palette. The texture and formula remind me soooooo much of MAC! These are both great options, but I usually go with Urban Decay.

 

Liquid Eyeliner! Drugstore: L’Oreal Super Slim. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid

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The UD formula is a bit more watery, while the L’Oreal is like a marker. Based on easiness to apply and my personal preference, I like the L’Oreal! 

 

Pencil Eyeliner: Drugstore: NYX Slide On Eye Pencil. High End: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil,

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These are EXACT DUPES for each other! That’s right… THE URBAN DECAY EYELINERS HAVE DUPES!! Pick based on color preference! Both are awesome!

 

MASCARAAAA! Drugstore: Covergirl Clump Crusher & L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black.   High End: MAC Extra Dimension Lash & Clinique High Impact Curling.

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These are all great Mascaras! I’m going to pick a favorite drugstore and high end, since I chose 4! From the drugstore, the best all around is the Covergirl Clump Crusher. Two Coats and you’ve got pretty, long, thick, clump free lashes. From a high end brand, The two are actually quite similar!

 

LIPSTICK TIME! Drugstore: Revlon Lip Butter. High End: MAC Lipsticks.

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Can you tell I like peachy-pink lips? HAHA. MAC is definitely going to be the longer- lasting, more opaque, wider color selection option. Revlon for moisturizing, natural-looking color. In the cooler months, I love nothing more than a MAC lipstick. In the warmer months, I like a nice, moisturizing Lip Butter. Which do you prefer?

 

Long-Lasing Lipgloss. Drugstore: Rimmer Showoff Lip Laquer. High End: Mac Pro Long Wear Lip Glass.

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The Mac can be a bit goopy if you’re not careful, but it lasts 5-6 hours. The Rimmel, on the other hand, is creamy and light on the lips. I usually reach for the Rimmel.

 

Regular Lipgloss.  Drugstore: Rimmel Stay Glossy. High End: MAC Lipglass/gloss/cremesheen/dazleglass.  (SO MANY OPTIONS)

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When it comes down to it, MAC has a wider color selection with more opaque options, while the Rimmel glosses are great for a light dash of color on the lips.

 

Brushes. Drugstore: Real Techniques. High End: MAC.

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I use both types EVERY SINGLE DAY, however, I use more MAC than Real techniques. I was sort of, raised on MAC, so to speak. BOth are awesome, nevertheless.

 

And that’s it for my favorites face-off! I hope this helped you out! Comment and requests as always, and tell me if you’ve tried out a look or any of these products and your thoughts. Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Top High End Eye, Lip, and Brush products!

Hi lovelies! 

Last time I’ll be absent for awhile! Promise!

Today I’d like to follow up my previous post with my favorite High End Eye, lip, and brush products! I hope this helps you out!

 

Okay, so again, I’m starting with the order that I apply these things to my face, which means primer comes first.

My favorite high end primer is the MAC Painterly Paint Pot.

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This is a nude base that allows for more vibrant color application and crease-less all day wear. I love all the MAC paint pots, which all work as primers, but painterly is my most-used. $15, MAC

For a loose eyeshadow, my favorite is the MAC line of pigments, and my favorite color is Vanilla.

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Coming in at $21, these velvety pigments offer EXCELLENT color payoff with the right amount of shine. Vanilla is a warm, gold-toned white, but the color options are endless with MAC. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

For eyeshadows, I can’t help but choose the MAC single eyeshadows. My favorite is Expensive Pink.

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With MAC, what you see is HONESTLY what you get. The colors they have will blow your mind. They are extremely velvety, smooth, pigmented, and long-wearing. A must have, in my opinion. Expensive Pink will compliment Blue and Green eyes BEAUTIFULLY! It will look awesome on any eye color, nevertheless. At $15, you cannot go wrong with MAC.

For an eyeshadow palette, I have to go with any of the Urban Decay Palettes. My HOLY GRAIL palette is the Naked 1 palette.

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Yes, $50 from your local Sephora is pricey, but I love this particular palette so much I’m on my SECOND one! I’ve never used a palette up except for this one. The Urban Decay shadows remind me so much of MAC, it’s unbelievable. Any palette you get from Urban Decay will be a winner, but the Naked 1 is my favorite.

Liquid Liner Time! My favorite are the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liners.

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They come in SO MANY COLORS, and they’re the best for any colored liner look. The pigmentation and formula are great.  $19, Sephora

 

For Pencil liner, I love the Urban Decay 24/7 liners in the pencil version.

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These creamy pencils come in all the colors of the rainbow… AND MORE! haha. I love the rich and creamy formula that allows for a glide on eyeliner look in seconds. for $19, they’re worth every penny.

For mascara, again, I allowed myself two choices. I love the MAC Extra Dimension Lash and the Clinique High Impact Curling.

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The Mac Mascara offers a long wearing dramatic lash look great for any occasion. 

The Clinique mascara’s curved wand and tube-creating formula offers long curled lashes great for anytime.

Love them both!

 

For Lipstick, My favorite are the MAC lipsticks.

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I cannot pick a favorite color, because I love every shade I’ve tried! This is Viva Glam Nicki, my most-reached for color. The Mac lipsticks come in a variety of colors and finishes, making it easy to find one for each occasion. Cannot go wrong!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!  $15

 

For long-wearing lip gloss, I like the MAC ProLongwear Lipglosses. My favorite is Persistent Peach.

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You’re going to think I’m lying, but these babies will last me 5 hours with no touch ups. It’s absolutely incredible. The opacity is unbelievable and the color selection is great. LOVE. $20

 

For a regular lipgloss, I love the MAC lipgloss/glass/dazzleglass lines. (Any MAC lipgloss!!) This one is my all time favorite, Pink Poodle.

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I love love love any Mac Lip Gloss. They are awesome for color, payoff, and staying power. Truly cannot go wrong.

Last but not least, My favorite High end brushes are the MAC brushes. I absolutely love them . They’re what I started out with, and will continue to use!

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My favorite eye brushes are pictured above, but I’m a fan of each and every Mac brush I get. (Prices Vary).

 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this helped you out! Don’t forget to look for my post comparing the high end and drugstore products. Have a lovely Day! Comment any requests!

xoxo,

Pres

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