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Monday, July 30, 2012

Who did it better... Brands VS Brands

With so many makeup lines we sometimes find ourselves in the cosmetic section of department stores asking, "Which one is better?"


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BOBBI BROWN LONG WEAR GEL EYELINER VS M.A.C FLUIDLINE EYE LINER GEL

Both are great liners, easy to put on, comes in a variety of colors BUT I have to go with MAC FLUIDLINE EYE-LINER gel! WHY you ask? Well the BOBBI BROWN liner tends to flake after a while and who wants to worry about that mid afternoon?? NOT ME!! Even though they are both gels for some reason the MAC goes on smoother and stays on longer w/out flaking.


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LAURA MERCIER EYE BASICS VS URBAN DECAY SHADOW MAGIC POTION EYE BASE

For those that are a little clueless on what an eye base is, its a product you put on before you put shadow and it makes everything last 10 times longer! Especially living in Miami, primers are a MUST HAVE  in your makeup bag. My favorite one out of these two products is LAURA MERCIER!!  I love the fact that as soon as you put it on it dries to a powder finish, and also comes in a variety of shades so if you wanted to skip the eyeshadow and just do the base and still look like you have eyeshadow on you can.


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M.A.C EYEBROW PENCIL VS ANASTASIA EYE BROW PENCIL

If you are still a person filling in your brows w/ your brown/black eyeliner than you definitely need to read this section of the blog. Anastasia is known as the "Eyebrow Guru"  in the beauty world. She has done eyebrows to a lot of celebs and came out with her eyebrow line years ago. I was a little disappointed using this pencil.  I love using a thinner, retractable pencil to do my brows. It gives you a more natural and neater look to the brows. So sorry Anastasia, i have to go with MAC eyebrow pencil for this one.



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TARTE CLEAN SLATE PORELESS 12 HOUR PRIMER VS MAKEUP FOREVER HD PRIMER

An artist must always prime his canvas before creating his work of art. The same rule applies when putting on makeup. Your skins looks smoother and has more of a flawless appearance if used before putting on your foundation. I had a tough time choosing between these two, so i had to call it a tie!! What i love about TARTE'S primer is that it fills your pores and leaves the skin feeling so silky,
smooth and soft. It almost gives it that airbrushed look.  The MAKEUP FOREVER primer leaves the skin looking radiant and that beautiful glow to it. I love it for drier skin or skin that lacks radiance. When looking for a primer, its all about what works best on your skin and not about what Allure rates as the best, or what your girlfriend uses.


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