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Back To School Makeup With essence cosmetics

August 8, 2016
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #essenceEssentials #essenceAtTarget #CollectiveBias School is almost back in session my dears, and although I know many of you are dreading it, there’s always back-to-school shopping to make up for it! Let’s keep it real, the hallways are your runway, so you have to bring your A-game. Which brings me to today’s post… I’m so excited to have partnered with essence cosmetics to create…

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Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Sticks Trio Review

June 22, 2016
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Some call contouring a trend, makeup artists having been using it for decades, either way, all the contour and highlighting hype is not going to die down anytime soon. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the technique and I truly feel like a different person after I contour my face. The purpose of contouring is to add depth and dimension to your face…to play up your best features and change the appearance of the ones you’re not so crazy about. Essentially,…

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Best Highlighters For Oily Skin + How To Prep Skin

June 16, 2016
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 F0r more beauty and style posts, follow me on Instagram! @sarah_najafi Let’s keep it real, we all want to glow like JLo. I know I do, but if you have oily skin like me, you know it seems unattainable without looking like a hot mess. Dewy foundations, shimmer blushes and bronzers are pretty much out of the question, TYSM <insert eye roll>. But don’t worry, we no longer have to go through life looking flat with matte-only skin products. It’s…

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LORAC Pro To Go Palette Review

May 31, 2016
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Anytime I can consolidate my makeup bag with 2-in-1 products is a major plus, especially while traveling or when it’s necessary to touch up or change my look during a busy work day. But at the same time, I want a variety of options depending on my mood. So I love finding palettes that allow you to do a variety of looks but are compact and light. I’ve been using LORAC Cosmetics for years now and their eye shadow formula…

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YouCam Makeup App Review

April 8, 2016
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Pretty Snapchat filters step aside! There is a new beauty makeover app, called YouCam Makeup, that is about to step up your selfie game. In search of some cool makeup apps, I stumbled upon YouCam Makeup in the iTunes app store. My first impression was that it was completely cheesy and useless. That was until I tried it out. Essentially, it’s a digital makeup app that allows you to choose from what seems like hundreds of beauty products to create a…

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Beauty Blender Liner Designer Mini Review & Tutorial

March 31, 2016
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I’m so excited to finally use a new makeup tool by BeautyBlender called liner.designer (sephora.com, $16). It is a major game changer y’all. You can say goodbye to the days of winging your winged liner! And even your eyeshadow for that matter. The liner.designer is a triple-edged silicone guide to get the perfect winged liner using pencils, gels or liquid liners. What it comes with: A carrying case with a five times magnifying mirror and a suction cup that allows…

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Best Full Coverage Drugstore Foundation

March 17, 2016
MIlani Conceal + Perfect Foundation

I finally found my favorite drugstore full coverage foundation and it’s by none other than, Milani Cosmetics. It’s part of their new Spring 2016 collection and it’s called, Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation. Initially, I doubted it would live up to its name because I almost always find issues with drugstore full coverage foundations. Either they aren’t easily blendable, are dry patchy and/or appear way too heavy. But for the past couple of years, Milani has really impressed me with…

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Oops My Lip Tint Review

February 18, 2016

Once again, Instagram beauty babes have created some serious hype for peel off lip tints/stains. After watching a video by @youngcouture_, I was mesmerized and knew I had to check ’em out. I love me a good lip tint. I mean, pigment without any actual product that is long lasting and doesn’t fade…sign me up! But finding one that actually stains your lips is not easy to come by. I decided to try out the Korean brand, Oops My Lip Tint ($15,…

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BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

February 10, 2016

Liquid lipsticks continue to be in high demand, and for that reason, almost every cosmetics company has launched their own version of them. I personally love to test out all kinds of brands, especially the ones on the more affordable side. And, what I’ve learned is that since most liquid lipsticks are matte, they may not wear well. They can be uncomfortable on the lips and are actually quite drying. This is especially the case with the cheaper brands, but…

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