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Beauty Spotlight 4/28/2013

beautyspotlightteam2 Beauty Spotlight 4/28/2013 If an unbelievably effective hair mask that gives you gorgeous glossy locks is on your wish list, then Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog would love to introduce you to Gotukola Youth Spring Hair Mask! It is a truly amazing product that tames even the most unruly hair!

Want to take 10 years off your looks? Brighten that smile with the new Oral B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrush and Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste. Prime Beauty is giving away 5 of them, hurry and enter now!

The Pink Sith has learned her lesson about taking Ambien and going on-line. See the Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Choc Clair that she purchased in her dream like trance.

Do you change your Beauty Routine for the change of Season? Check out how Pammy Blogs Beauty tweaks her Beauty Routine for Spring and Summer. Plus, enter to win $500 from Jergens!!!

Have you ever written a letter expressing your love for a cosmetic? Read to find out what mascara has Beauty Info Zone excited enough to do this.

15 Minute Beauty shares how she curls her hair, and has it last for days!

Jessika from polish insomniac has the scoop on the Barielle Summer Brights collection!

Bathing suit time is coming fast and Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed has found something that might actually help her get into one this year – check out her newest find – Biotherm Celluli Eraser!

Gratuitous (almost) taupe swatch alert! Modesty Brown compares Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Sweet Dust Seriema to some other similar matte taupe greys.

London MakeUp Girl contemplates a life without sludge in her post on Bright Winter eye makeup.

We all need a bit of Suqqu in our lives, Visionary Beauty reviews the blend colour eyeshadow quad in Akanezora.

Perilously Pale shares how Hourglass Cosmetics takes lip balm/treatments into a whole new territory with their incredibly indulgent, and EFFECTIVE, N0. 28 Lip Treatment Oil.

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, is making good on one of her New Years’ resolutions – she is on the hunt for her perfect foundation.

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Finding My Perfect Foundation

Remember when I told you that one of my resolutions this year was that I wanted to find my perfect foundation? Well, the search is on.

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Now, I was naive and really thought it was going to be as simple as just finding my correct shade. Really, that is just one piece of the puzzle for me. In reality, this is more of a lifestyle change for this tinted moisturizer gal. This is making realize that it takes me more time to get ready since I have to wait for all of my layers of moisturizer & primer to “set” before I get the next layer on before I can get to the foundation, instead of just slathering on my TM. It also isn’t as forgiving about slacking skin maintenance. Since it is tends to be thicker/more opaque than my TM’s, it doesn’t do well with unexfoliated skin, no matter how many layers of potions I have put on prior.

And the variety. Oh gawd, it is freaking overwhelming. Drugstore? Department store? Matte? Illuminating? Mineral? 3in1/Multitasking? Or, finding a color match, but the product is discontinued now? Like, really, so much to choose from – this pic is just a sampling of what I am trying.

So, I’m just getting started. I’m trying to wear one at a time for a couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s just a matter of what is within arms reach, ya know?

Tell me – what foundations to I need to make sure are on my “try me” list?

*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration and others I spent my own money on.

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Beauty Spotlight: Visionary Beauty on a Desert Island

Its now Visionary Beauty’s turn to be stranded on the desert island; having not been on holiday for years this was actually a welcomed turn of events. However, being allowed a mere 12 beauty items was very tricky. Let’s see what made her list of essentials.

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*Partnered Post* Jergens Natural Glow and My Spring Outfit

Plus Size Spring Outfit 293x300 *Partnered Post* Jergens Natural Glow and My Spring Outfit The temps are finally warming up, so you know what that means – pretty Spring outfits. You know what doesn’t look good with a bright yellow dress? Pale, pasty skin! Which would explain why I have avoided wearing one in the past – it never looked good on me.

Well, this year it is going to be different! Thanks to the Jergens Natural Glow line I am working on getting some color on these gams of mine so I can rock the halter dress over there. (*Nothing like having another reason to hit up Tar-jay, right?).
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Makeup Wars: Favorite Cream or Pencil Eyeshadows

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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”.
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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.

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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.
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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:

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*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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