MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection

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As always, MAC has put out a visually stunning collection for the holidays. MAC holiday stuff has always kind of been a tradition for me for a solid ten years, so I always get excited to see what is in store.  The aesthetic of each collection always exceeds what any other brand is doing. They go above and beyond to make special packaging that MAC junkie will cherish and enjoy using and displaying on their vanity.

The Nutcracker Sweet Collection definitely does not disappoint.

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Voxbox

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It’s that time again–Voxbox time! As always I was super thrilled when I received the email letting me know that I would be getting another Voxbox. Over the last year, I’ve been getting lots of Voxboxes from prestige cosmetic brands, and as far as prestige and tried and true brands go, Makeup Forever is one of the best.

For a long time I didn’t really identify with Makeup Forever. Their aesthetic and their ethos seemed so close to that of MAC Cosmetics; another makeup brand for makeup artists created by makeup artists. Glossy black packaging, minimalism, and so forth. I’ve always been a MAC girl from the very beginning of my fascination for makeup. Now that I’ve discovered a few MUFE products that I really dig, I can’t see why I was not all about them before. Continue reading

My Favorite Nude Lipsticks

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If you know me, you know that I’m all about a nude lip. It’s just what I have found works best with my coloring and allows me to play up an intense smokey eye or every day look without overpowering the rest of my face. I’m always more about my eyes and my cheeks than I am about a statement lip.

There are all different types of nude lip colors in many different shades for any complexion. Since I’m pale, most of my picks will be geared toward paler skin tones, but rest assured, any skin tone can find a perfect Nude. Brands like Buxom, Hourglass, and many other brands sell lines with nudes in several different shades. Other brands like MAC have nudes in every shade and tone, and you don’t have to look far to find them.

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Choosing a Wedding Day Makeup Artist

As a makeup lover, I consider a makeup artist to be  one of the most important vendors I will choose for my upcoming wedding day, second only to the photographer.  I did countless hours of research, messaged numerous artists and services, and did two trials.

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I knew it was going to be an enormous challenge for me, since I am not only particular about the type of look I want, but also very picky about what brands are used, and each and every piece of makeup that will go on my skin. Down to the shade. Yes, I’m a huge pain. In my mind, I just needed to find an artist whose style jived well with my own, and was receptive to my vision.

After my makeup trials, I chose a wonderful artist, Shaili. She did amazing work, and didn’t seem fazed by the products I brought with me, or the specific instruction on everything from eyeliner shape to what color to use on the eye lid. Check out her website and her Instagram page to see more of her work. She is based out of Rahway, NJ for anyone looking for an artist in that area.

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