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Makeup Wars: $20 Makeup Challenge

This “Makeup Wars” challenge is the “$20 Makeup Challenge” – which is basically “How would you replace your makeup if you suddenly lost all of yours and had only $20 to replace your products?”. This wasn’t too difficult for me, because I am already a huge fan of elf cosmetics, especially their Studio Line. Check out what I picked up:

Now take a look at what the rest of the “Makeup Wars” team came up with:

Pink Sith Beautiful Makeup Search Pammy Blogs Beauty Retrodiva's Beauty
Pink Sith Beautiful Makeup Search Pammy Blogs Beauty Retrodiva's Beauty
Beauty And Fashion Tech Phyrra Blushing Noir beauty info zone
beauty and fashion tech Phyrra Blushing Noir beauty info zone
beauty 411 older girl beauty 15 minute beauty fanatic prime beauty
beauty 411 older girl beauty 15 minute beauty fanatic prime beauty

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Beauty Spotlight 7/08/2012

This weeks team posts have a budget friendly dupe, a drugstore tip you’d never expect, several high-end treats to tempt you and even a giveaway. Check’em out:

Love Chanel polish, but don’t want to spend the moolah? Jessika from polish insomniac shows you a new dupe for Chanel Paradoxal!

Get matchy-matchy with Prime Beauty and the new Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses!

It is Giveaway Time on Pammy Blogs Beauty! Enter to win the RoC® MAX Resurfacing Cleanser and the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System.

Edward Bess has added some new shades to his ultra slick lipstick line up, Visionary beauty checks out the shade that most of the neutral lip lovers will home in on, Lotus Bloom

Modesty Brown takes part in a colour challenge and is surprised to discover that purple is the most purchased colour in her collection.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed tried to beat the heat by trying out products from Yves Saint Laurent fall – check out her swatches and see if they cool you down!

Perilously Pale shows us why the Chanel Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder with Shimmer from the Les Essentials de Chanel Fall/Autumn 2012 collection is not only a beautiful highlighter but also a fabulous subtle bronzer for those with fair skin.

London MakeUp Girl reviews the new Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense. It is every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Have you ever wondered what your makeup has done for you? Beauty Info Zone has found the answer with Tarte.

The Pink Sith does not have a constipated face but she is putting
Phillips Milk of Magnesia
on her face to control oil. She’s weird but she’s shine free!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has some great tips for how to keep your hair looking great despite all of the time in the sun and at the beach!

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, finally gets to show us the NARS Fall 2012 “Undress Me” Multiple she first told us about during NYFW back in February.

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4th of July at the Pool

4th of July at the Pool

Happy Independence Day to all of my US lovelies! Happy Wednesday to the rest of you! 🙂

It looks like I am heading out to the pool for a bit today, so I needed to make sure I had several things that would last thru that, protecting me from the rays of the sun & not looking like a complete wreck. This is what I chose for today:

  • Covergirl LastBlast 24Hour to keep my lashes in check.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze” to keep my eyes looking pretty.
  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax SPF 15 to keep my lips protected.
  • Coola Sunscreen SPF 35 in “Citrus Mimosa” to keep the rest of me protected, and smelling good!
  • Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence to keep my haircolor protected.
  • How are you guys enjoying, and protecting yourself today?

    *Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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    NARS Fall 2012: “Undress Me” Multiple

    Do you guys remember when the amazing NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist Uzo was talking to us backstage at the Joy Cioci Fall/Winter 2012 show back in February? When she was giving us a tease about using the upcoming Multiple for Fall 2012 called “Undress Me”? The time has come to be able to show you a pic:

    And I am in love! Being cool toned, this almost nude pink with silver is right up my alley. I can’t wait to get my hands on it – it hits counter in the US on July 15th for $39USD.

    Have you guys used any of the NARS Multiples? Do you normally stick with either a warm or cool toned hue? Or do you just get what color looks good to you?

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    Casualties of illness

    So I went to the doctor last night, after being all Patchy McPatcherson with a bandage over my irritated eye the previous 24hours. Something had gotten in my eye on Sunday and had proceeded to cause an infection – the dreaded Pink Eye. This diagnosis strikes fear in many a beauty girls’ heart. Not because the illness is terrible (*it’s mostly annoying for me), but because we have to *gasp* THROW AWAY MAKEUP!

    Now, some folks say to just throw every bit of your eye makeup away as soon as you are diagnosed. Me being me, I’m not going to just blanket throw everything out, because, well, I’m not. I want to make sure I get rid of what may contain the bacteria and can’t be salvaged and then save what I can by sanitizing them. First rule: Throw away all recently used mascara’s. This is non-negotiable.

    The picture above is what was dumped as soon as I got home:

  • Covergirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara (so good for light, natural lashes)
  • Covergirl Lashblast 24Hour Mascara (I adore the Lashblash wand & this formula does not melt away in this OK heat)
  • Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara (I was just getting to know this new one)
  • MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara (also new, but I was really liking the little brush & how easy it washed off)
  • Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara (has been my go-to for big fluffy going out lashes)
  • Any product that has come in direct contact with your eye and then replaced in a closed tube has potentially contaminated the rest of the product, such as liquid liners, primers and even some concealers. These should all be discarded, too, unfortch, just to err on the side of safety.

    As for the rest of my products I did the following:

  • Recently used pencil eyeliners – dipped in alcohol, wiped clean and then sharpened them down quite a bit to make sure to remove any liner that may have come in contact with my eye
  • Recently used eyeshadows – wiped down with alcohol and let dry, repeating this multiple times until I felt like they were sanitized (*it was prolly many more times that actually necessary)
  • Recently used brushes – dipped in alcohol and then washed them thoroughly, and then dipped them in alcohol again, just to be on the safe side, they laying them down flat to dry
  • I would think that you could do the wiping and drying method to your gel liners, but use your discretion at how you would handle it yourself. Thankfully I had been too lazy to use any for the past week, so all of mine should be safe. Yay for laziness!

    These are all recommendations based on what I did, and researched, so I strongly advise you to do what you think is best for yourself if you get the pink eye diagnosis, too. Not that I wish it on any of you, that’s for sure.

    Patchy McPatcherson

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