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Makeup Wars: Favorite Cream or Pencil Eyeshadows

In this edition of Makeup Wars we were supposed to list our favorite cream shadow or eye pencil. Uhm, I’m not Sophie’s Choice-ing it over here. Those are two very distinct things to me. Yes, they are both easy peasy color applications, but for me they actually fill different roles. And, you know if my lazy butt can distinguish between two lazy girl products, that is exactly what I am going to be & be a greedy little thing by listing both.

To noone’s surprise, I have another Mally product to share with you, her amazing – to me and according to all of her QVC Beauty Viewers Choice awards, many other people’s favorites – “Shadow Sticks”.
Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks pile

I’m not even going to attempt to pick out my favorite of this pile, because I don’t even think I have all of mine in there. But, I will tell you about the two different kinds of Shadow Sticks that Mally has – her “Evercolor Shadow Stick” and her “Age Rebel Shadow Stick”. Both of these products are long-lasting formulas that are your shadow, primer, and can be used as a liner, if you feel like it. The main differences are that there are at least 24 colors in the Evercolor shadow stick and the Age Rebel has anti-aging properties and comes in 6 colors.

Mally Beauty Shadow Sticks ends
I will give you fair warning, tho. These shadow sticks do tend to go on the shimmery side. I don’t mean with glitter fall-out, I just mean they are bright, glowy and definitely not a matte shadow. These are great on their own with a liner, or even playing with one or more at a time. I don’t generally use these as a base for shadows myself, but I know they can be a good primer for a powder shadow, too.

Now, when it comes to cream shadows, I am sold on the Maybelline 24-Hour Cream Shadows.
Maybelline Color Tattoo
I know I told you guys about them before, and since then they have expanded the color range. And, they now have a habit of introducing Limited Edition colors, so be on the look out for those, too, at pretty much any mass-market retailer or drug store. I do tend to use these as bases for powder shadows when I want to layer with a powder shadow (*esp with the matte shades), but I am absolutely not opposed to just dipping my finger in there and swiping it on my lids and head out the door with a coat of mascara. In fact, that is how I prefer to apply it, as I feel like I get a more uneven application with a brush. Or maybe I just like smooshing my eyelid. Whichever.

So, these are my favorite cream products that I used on my eyes – can you see why there was no way that I was going to be able to narrow that nonsense down? And now you should go see what the other lovelies declare to be their favorite cream or pencil shadows:

*Disclaimer: Most of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, and because I am a Mally Ambassador, but I have been known to buy some of these with my own money.

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Beauty Spotlight 4/14/13

Beauty Spotlight Team The Chanel Avant-Première collection includes a new formula of Coco shines with 30% more pigment, of course Visionary Beauty had to pick one up, lets see if the upgrade has been an improvement.

Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog , who has a frightening collection of pink lipsticks and lip glosses, has found her all-time favorite perfect pink lipstick from Susan Thompson Cosmetics called Lola’s Secret! It is simply the most gorgeous and wearable pink that is sure to please those who seek the perfect pink pout!

Prime Beauty is loving her soft, silky hair after using WEN Cleansing Conditioner. The limited edition Spring Gardenia Green Tea scent is perfect for this time of year. And…because she loves her readers so much, she is a giving away a bottle too!

Ready to dive into some delicious scents for Spring and Summer? Pammy Blogs Beauty details the lastest assortment of products from The Body Shop!

The Pink Sith Blog is giving away a Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder. Enter for a chance to win today!

Whether you’re a redhead, blonde or brunette you’ll appreciate the gorgeous shades in these Whiphand Cosmetics lip palettes. Beauty Info Zone loves these so much that we jumped at the chance of offering a giveaway for these too.

This week Modesty Brown has discovered that her guilty TV viewing pleasures can also be an interesting source of makeup inspiration!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed plumps up her pout with the wonderfully non-sticky new gloss from Guerlain – come check out Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine and admire your reflection!

Christa from Perilously Pale never thought she could appreciate the whole textured nail trend but the new OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand collection has totally BLOWN HER AWAY!

15 Minute Beauty shared her go-to eye look for work. It’s a little bit warm, a bit sparkle and neutral for work.

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty gives us her final update on her results with Imedeen® and is having one last 90day supply giveaway to one lucky reader.

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Beauty Spotlight: Beauty Crazed on a Desert Island

Lisamarie, from Beauty Crazed, is our latest victim blogger to be sent to the desert island. We actually wouldn’t go back for her but we still have 4 more bloggers we are delivering to that island. We told her she was last though because we wanted to see her reaction! Go see what products she has to last her from now until she dies at the hands of an angry pygmy or lack of network television!

Beauty Crazed desert island

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Makeup Wars: April Fools’ Day

In this edition of Makeup Wars, we tried really hard to pull your legs with our “Spring Trends”. Hopefully you realized that with my post yesterday about the “Bronze Cheek Hollow” I could ONLY be fooling, what with my inherent fear of Bronzer (*my pic is my idea of what would happen with me every single day!).

And, I am pretty sure that there is NOTHING I would want to emulate from Lindsay Lohan, except to have been awesome enough to have Tina Fey write a movie with me in mind. But that’s it.

Now, go make sure that you saw all of the “trends” from the other lovelies:

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Spring Trend

April Fools!

In this edition of “Makeup Wars”, we are talking about our Favorite Spring Trends! Now that Spring is here, it’s time to get rid of those Wintertime, pasty blahs and bring out the Bronzer! Nothing is better at brighten up ones face than the warmth of color. It makes you seem more vibrant and youthful, like you have an extra “spring” in your step (*see what I did there?). It’s also super great at helping to accentuate your cheekbones – this really gives your face a more distinct look, instead of just “round”, which is exactly what I have going on, so I was really excited to jump into the Bronze Cheek Hollow look.

Makeup Wars Spring Trend OGB This look really brings the sunshine to your skin, exactly where you want it – under your cheekbones, to draw attention to the center of your face. That way folks are looking directly at you and aren’t distracted by having to choose between looking at your eyes or lips. In fact, I really think that it is best worn with really minimal makeup so as not to take away from the impact (*as I did in the pic over there). Like, when you wear a bold lip, you wear a neutral eye, or bold eye with a nude lip.

Lindsay Lohan Court Bronzer I was really nervous that I might not be able to pull off this look, what with my super pale skin and all, but then I saw Lindsay Lohan rock the look in the courtroom earlier this year and I knew that I shouldn’t have any worries about it after all. As you can see, Linds has really got it down, and I need a bit more practice to get it so sharp. But, really, that’s what trends are all about – how to take a look and make it your own. I really think that I have got a good start in making this MY look for the Spring.

Now make sure and go see what the other lovelies picked as their Favorite Spring Trend this year:

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