Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows Review

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My beauty routine is pretty routine most of the time. I typically reach for the same neutral shadows, apply them in the same order, and forget to experiment with new fun colours from day to day.  But after recently receiving these Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows, I decided it was high time to challenge myself to mixing up my beauty routine.
These eyeshadows are packed with sparkle and are completely wow-worthy. If you’re looking to add a bit of sparkle into your beauty routine than you’ve come to the right place! Today I am sharing a full review of Urban Decay’s Moondust eye shadows, a line of mega shimmery and bold metallic shadows. 

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Dark force is a medium brown shadow with a gold glitter. Described by Urban Decay as ““taupe-brown with gold and iridescent 3-D sparkle”, this shadow has a sparkly finish to it which gives a fun 3D effect.  Dark Force has a very warm undertone to it and has soft flecks of purple throughout.

This shadow’s sparkle was quite heavy which makes for a lot of fall-out. Since this shadow tends to transfer during application, I recommend either applying it with a bit of water or saline solution, and tapping the excess product off before applying.

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Diamond Dog is a deep chocolate brown eyeshadow with gold shimmer. This eyeshadow is super sparkly but the sparkle is quite fine so it blends well with other shadows. Depending on the light, this shadow will appear either as a rich brown or bright golden colour. 
Since this shadow is a shimmer,  I did notice that when I applied it that there was some fall-out. To elimate having eyeshadow ending up all over your cheeks, simply tap your brush lightly before applying this eyeshadow.

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Ether is a stunning deep eggplant purple shadow with pink and lavender shimmer throughout.  This eyeshadow has a deep black undertone to it which becomes more apparent when applied with a bit of water or saline.

I did notice that when I applied Ether that there was some fall-out. To eliminate having eyeshadow ending up all over your cheeks, simply tap your brush lightly before applying this eyeshadow or apply it with a bit of water / saline to really get the shadows full effect.

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Moonspoon is a charcoal grey shadow with silver sparkle. I would describe this eyeshadow as a warm gunmetal grey with a lively silver sparkle. This shadow is beautiful but it’s heavy glitter does make it slightly more difficult to blend. This colour doesn’t apply as pigmented as it looks in its container, but you can easily deepen the colour by dampening the brush with either water or saline and then applying this shadow.

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Interstellar may be my favourite shadow in this collection! Interstellar is a bright gold shadow with gold and light pink sparkle. I found this shadow very easy to blend and loved the bright shimmer that changed from gold to pink depending on the light.

Initially, I found that this colour applies lightly, but when applied with a damp brush the colour deepens and appears much bolder.

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Intergalactic is a dark eggplant purple eyeshadow with cool silver sparkle. When applied with a dry brush, this colour applies more like a light lavender with silver shimmer than the dark rich purple seen in the pan. To deep this shadow, simply apply it with a damp brush. The colour then appears much more opaque and bright.

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Glitterrock is a soft mauve pink with silver and darker pink shimmer. This eyeshadow applies very softly both with or without a damp brush which makes it a great eye-lid shadow.

Since there tends to be a lot of fall out with this shadow, definitely use a damp brush simply to eliminate some of the transfer of the glitter and shadow, or hold a tissue under your eye to catch the fallen shimmer and shadow.

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Scorpio is a dramatic deep black eyeshadow with bright gold shimmer. This eyeshadow applies quite pigmented but can be further deepened when applied with a dampened brush. This colour is great for creating a smokey eye look, or as a rich eye crease colour. I loved the rich gold pigment of this shadow and how it changed from matte black to bright gold/black depending on the light.

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Shockwave is a beautiful and bright magenta purple eyeshadow that immediately caught my eye when I unpacked all of these eye-shadows. It’s not often I wear a pink eyeshadow, but this bold magenta one swayed me to try it for an evening out look.

While this shadow looks quite bright in the pan, I found that when applied it had a bit more of a plum tone to it – which I loved. Plum tones are often my favourites for both shadows and blushes, so I was excited to see this change in tone. This shadow applied very opaque even without being applied with a damp brush and I didn’t find any issue with fallout/ transfer.

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Solstice is a shadow that I would describe as a cranberry red with aqua sparkle. When applied, this eyeshadow has a rich copper tone and the aqua/ teal sparkle shines brightly. This shadow did transfer quite a bit, so this is another shadow I would recommend applying with a damp brush.

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Space Cowboy is a soft rose gold / champagne shadow with a subtle silver and sandy beige sparkle. This shadow was another one of my favourites as I am always drawn to these light, soft, and romantic colours. This practical shadow is very wearable for daytime, though it does have some issue with fall out/  transfer. When applying, use a damp brush to lessen the fallout and to length the wear time.

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Zodiac is another black eyeshadow, but unlike scorpio – this shadow has a deep blue/green sparkle.  This shadow wasn’t my favourite initially, but when applied with a damp brush I was incredibly impressed by the intensity of the colour and by how easy it was to blend. This is a shadow you’ll want to apply with a damped brush in order to get the full impact of colour as well as lengthen the wear time.

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Vortex is a dark olive green shadow with gold and green sparkle. It’s rich gold pigment deepens the overall look of the olive green to create a really bold eyeshadow look. This shadow applies more like a metallic shadow as the glitter is quite refined. Unlike the other shadows in this collection, this shadow had very little fallout and was very pigmented with or without being applied with a damp brush.

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Stargazer is a gold shadow with lime green sparkle. The sparkle in this shadow is quite large which means that there is a lot of fall out / transfer with this product. Even when applied with a wet brush, you’ll find that some of the shadow will end up under your eyes. For this shadow, I recommend first using a primer and then applying the shadow with a damp brush to reduce the amount of product fall out. 
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How to Elevate a Crop Top for a Night Out

Over the last year or so, I have become a huge fan of the crop top. While at first, I was hesitant to go “all in” with this “trend”, I finally caved and decided that it was not only a trend I loved – but it was also a trend I found really comfortable and flattering when styled properly. 
It shocked me that my initial hesitation had been SO wrong. During the first months of seeing crop tops, I thought they’d be difficult to style, and totally out of my comfort zone. Let’s fast forward to today: here I am – an admitted avid crop top fan and sharing my tips on how to elevate a crop for an evening out… (Who woulda thunk it, right?) 

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It All Comes down to Fabric, Shape, and Detailing…

When you’re picking out crop top that you’re hoping will have a dressy appearance to it, you’re going to want to pay attention to a few key things: fabric, shape, and detailing. These three elements combined create pieces that are undeniably elegant and beautiful. 
When it comes to fabric, look for pieces which look expensive. These pieces don’t have to actually BE expensive (like this red crop I am wearing today, it’s only $36.47!) but choose pieces that aren’t knit, or jersey material. Instead seek out materials that offer a bit more structure or a elegant texture, such as silk or chiffon. 
Shape is another element that is so important for finding a dressier crop. Look for shapes that flatter your body and make you most comfortable. For me, I like pieces that skim over me and cinch in at the waist to create a more defined waistline.
The final element you want to keep an eye out for is the detailing. While the actual look of this red crop is quite minimalist, there are a few details that make it a little more special and unique. What caught my eye about this crop was the pleat detail on the front, the exposed zipper on the back, and bow tie which cinches in the waist. 
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Meet in the Middle…

If you’re new to wearing crop tops and are unsure how to style them then try high waisted jeans or skirts. High waist jeans and skirts paired with crops create more streamlined looks and are very easy to wear. By pairing crops with higher waistlines you give yourself the comfort and coverage of a normal shirt.
If you want to pair your crop with some high waist jeans (like I have today!) and are looking to elevate your outfit for an evening outfit than look for denim in a darker wash. While I love light wash denim, dark denim is undeniably a bit dressier looking. In addition, a chic pair of flared or wide-leg jeans will also create a bit more of a dressed up look.

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Be Matchy Matchy

One sure-fire way to style a crop stylishly is with sets. Matching sets really take all of the thought out of what to wear with a cropped shirt. There are tons of options that are both elevated and elegant. There are even some that would work from the office to the evening! 

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10 Ways to Look More Stylish at Work

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Office style is often perceived as boring and limited. When I landed my first real job, I was so excited to finally get to wear business attire. I loved the look of suits, button ups, and polished wide leg pants and I was thrilled to finally have a place to wear them to. But after a few months of wearing the same professional looks day in and day out, I began to feel a bit bored with business styles. 
Thankfully, with a love of style and the power of Pinterest, my style-stump was short lived. I quickly discovered ways to revamp my office look so that each morning I was happy to be standing in-front of my closet rather than stressed. Today I am sharing 10 ways to look more stylish at work so you can also get out of your office fashion rut! 

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1. Play with Colour

One of my biggest style flaws is my natural pull towards basics. I love simple neutrals, and believe me –  there is nothing I love more than a great all-black outfit, but sometimes you need a bit of colour. Colours will always make a look appear and feel more fun, so rather than always sticking to basics occasionally challenge yourself to play with colour. 

2. Inject a Little Geek Chic to Your Look

If there’s one look I’ve rocked my whole life it’s been the geek chic one. Growing up wearing gigantic glasses and being forced to wear turtlenecks year-round (thanks, mom) meant that my style always lent to looking a little… well, geeky. While I hated it when I was young, now I actually love all things geek and I fully embrace my geek-chic style. The best part about this style is how nowadays you can find pieces that elevate geek-chic into looking really sophisticated and smart. Next time you’re getting dressed, play with geek-chic inspired ensembles – rock a pair of thick-framed glasses, or grab a shirt with a peter-pan collar.

3. Wear something “On-Trend”

While not all trends may be office-friendly, some are great for elevating your office style. Pretty midi skirts, perforated detailing (like what’s on the skirt I’m wearing today!), and romantic Victorian inspired styles are just a few trends that work beautifully for the office. Some people hate trends, but I find that trends are a great way to keep your wardrobe feeling fresh. 
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4. Pair A Simple Outfit with a Bold Lip

When you just can’t tear yourself away from your favourite basic look, try elevating it with a bold lip colour. I have an affinity for wearing my black turtleneck with black jeans and black boots, but occasionally I just add on a bold red lip to make the look appear a bit more thought-out. 

5. Grab a Pair of Wide Leg Trousers / Culottes 

Two of my favourite styles I have really gotten into this year are wide leg trousers and culottes. They both have a really unique power-fit to them and always look chic at the office. Culottes are especially great for the spring and summer as they have a bit more of a playful look to them. 

6. Meet in the Middle

Midi skirts are perfect for the office. They are comfortable to wear and always look appropriate. This flared skirt from Chicwish is an excellent piece for the office as it has both the appropriate factor as well as the style aspect – which is an unbeatable combination for us working fashion lovers. 
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7. Remember Power Accessories

Another way to easily step up your style game is through your accessories. Like I mentioned earlier, I have an affinity towards minimalist black outfits. These looks can appear basic but when you add on a few power accessories, the outfit is instantly transformed into something a bit more unique and a lot more stylish. Add on a stylish watch, a bold handbag, or a pair of chic loafers to elevate your look in seconds. 

8. A Crisp Button-Up Always looks Chic

While a button-up may not be your favourite item in your closet, it is one that you’ll find to be useful and practical in your office style. I personally love chic over-sized button-ups as I love how they style over faux leather pants (my office is very flexible with fashion and leather is A-OK here) or tucked into a skirt. If your office is a bit more conservative than look for a button-up with a closer fit.
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9. A Blazer Always looks Polished

Blazers are my favourite pieces to instantly turn a average outfit into something office-friendly. I love wearing a blazer with a long white button up and faux leather pants, or rocking a blazer over a t-shirt and dark wash boyfriend jeans. If you typically have to stick to more business styles rather than business-casual, than try finding a blazer in a bold colour to change up your look. 

10.  Don’t Forget your Personal Flare

One thing that seems to be a problem for so many of us is finding a balance between office-friendly and personal style. Keep your office look looking like you by adding in elements of your personal style. 
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The 7 Best Hair Masks for Dry Damaged Hair

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Once upon a time, I had dry damaged hair. Wait – it was worse than that even, I had dry damaged BLEACHED hair. I had gone to a salon to get a few highlights in my [then] dark brown hair. After applying the bleach to my hair the hairdresser told me she was going to let it sit for a few minutes and she would be right back. Well, she forgot about me and went for lunch. I began panicking when I was unable to find the hair dresser who was supposed to be doing my hair, and kept asking the other hair stylists there if they knew where she went. Finally, one said that they thought she had left and she would take care of my hair. And that’s when we saw the damage.
My hair was truly in ruin. The bleach had turned my healthy brown hair into a white gummy breakable mess.  For months even brushing my hair meant that huge chunks would break off. I had to cut off approx. 4 inches, I couldn’t style my hair, and I was afraid that she had burned my scalp with bleach to the point of no return. Quite the horror story. right? 
Well, after that experience I went to a different salon where I found the hair dresser I have been going to since. She was the one who broke the news that I needed to cut off 4 inches, the one who helped nurse my hair back to health, and the one who turned me to some of the best deep conditioning treatments I’ve ever tried. 
Now that a few years have passed, my hair is healthier and longer than ever. By using less heat on my hair, going ombre, and investing in great deep conditioners I’ve been able to turn all that horrifying damage around. If you’re struggling with damaged hair than click through as today I am sharing The Best Hair Masks for Dry Damaged Hair!

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As someone who has put her hair through the ringer, I know how truly frustrating it is to have dry damaged hair. And over the years, I have probably tried nearly every product on the market to fix my fried locks. What I’ve found in these years of hair-trauma is there’s nothing better than a good hair cut and a great conditioner to get your hair back to looking and feeling healthy.  Scroll down to find my 7 all-time favourite deep conditioners that helped get my hair to the healthy state its in today!

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Moroccan Oil Weightless Hydrating Hair Mask, on sale for $44

Moroccan Oil’s Restorative Hair Mask is an intense deep conditioner rich with shea butter, restorative proteins, and argan oil, which aims to help reverse damage and restore your hairs radiance. This conditioner is great for those who are looking for an immediate difference in their hair. I used this product immediately after my bleach disaster and found that it did immediately help the look and feel of my hair. 
To get the full effect of this conditioner, simply apply it and leave it on your hair for 5-7 minutes. Moroccan Oil notes that during these 5-7 minutes is when the conditioner’s protein component absorbs into your hair and helps reconstruct your hair. 
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Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, $49

One of my favourite hair care lines to date is Macadamia Natural Oil. Their products are all incredibly hydrating and great for damaged hair, but in particular the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque is one not to miss. 
This rich masque provides deep conditioning and nourishment that is so needed by damaged hair. Simply leave this conditioner on for 7 – 10 minutes and you’ll find that your hair feels silky smooth and healthier than ever. 
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L’Oreal Professional Absolut Repair Lipidium Mask, Usually $44 – on sale for $23

While this entire line is incredible for damaged hair, the L’Oreal Professional Absolut Repair Lipidium Mask takes the cake. This conditioner is filled with Lipids, Ceramides, Lactic Acid and Phyto-Keratin that aim to help sooth + rebuild your damaged hair and create stronger strands. 
This conditioner is thick like butter so I personally recommend only using it on the ends of your hair and to be sure to avoid applying it on/near your roots. Simply apply this conditioner to the ends of your hair for 3 – 5 minutes to get the full effects of this conditioner. 
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Pantene Rehab Creme, $7

I only recently began using this conditioner and I have to say, I am such a fan. I hadn’t really use any Pantene products before, but when I spotted this Rehab Creme deep conditioner I knew I had to give it a shot. This rehab creme is a part of Pantene’s detox line which helps remove buildup and moisturize your hair. The rehab creme has Mosa Mint Oil which helps add more shine and smoothness to your hair.  While my hair is no longer damaged, now and again I like to  revive it with a deep conditioner. For me, this conditioner has been a bit of a game-changer as it’s both really affordable and also has helped my hair look and feel softer. 
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L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque, Usually $36 – on sale for $15

This is the perfect masque for those struggling with dry ends. My hair often gets that dry (or as my hair dresser calls it, “crispy”) ends feel and when that happens, I always rush out to grab L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque. This conditioner is heavy and perfect for smoothing and softening damaged hair. 
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Redken Extreme Strength Builder Mask, $21

One of my long-time favourite hair care brands is Redken. I started using Redken back in high school – back when all my hair trauma began and I discovered hair dye. Redken Extreme Strength Builder Mask is an intense deep conditioner that aims to rebuild and strengthen your hair. This mask has proteins in it which help create healthier hair. Redken has always been one of my go-to brands as I’ve always found their hair care truly works. 
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Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment Mask, $62

This treatment is great for an extremely intense and deep conditioning treatment. Living Proof says that after 5 conditioning treatments with their Restore Mask Treatment your hair will be 9 times more resistant to breakage. While I can’t attest to that exactly, I can say that this product has made my hair feel and look healthier while also making it feel silky smooth.  This product is free of GMOs, Parabens,  Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Triclosan.

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Easy Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

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If there’s one look I’ve always found challenging it’s the smoky eye. While it’s nearly an essential makeup look for everyone else, I have always had a difficult time actually creating the look on myself. For many years, I honestly thought I had to write off the look – believing that perhaps I was just too fair or my eyes were too light, to really carry the look off well. 
My mind was changed though when as soon as I began using Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. After playing around with the palette a few times, I discovered a really easy way to create a  soft smoky eye look. If you feel challenged by the smoky eye than be sure to click through to see my the full easy smoky eye makeup tutorial to master the look yourself! 


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To start, I always like to apply my Urban Decay primer. I always use a primer because I like to ensure that my look will last all day, or all night. There’s nothing more frustrating than being at the office or out for the night and seeing that your makeup has faded or smudged within a few hours! 
This primer is their Anti-Aging primer which I use to help fight the signs of aging. While I am still quite young, I have always felt that using products that are made to keep skin youthful are smart to use earlier to protect my skin early on. 
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Now before we get into the eyeshadow part of this look, I want to list out the shadows so you can see and refer back in order to recreate this look. So from left to right here are the eyeshadows:

THE SHADOWS:

– High: A soft sparkly champagne pink (shimmer finish)
– Dirtysweet: A soft coppery / bronze tone shadow with golden tones. (shimmer finish)
– Radar: A deeper copper / bronze tone with warm golden tones. (shimmer finish)
– Armor: Soft metallic grey shadow (shimmer finish)
– Slanted: A matte gunmetal grey shadow (metallic finish)
– Dagger: A deeper grey shadow with a blue tinge, like a submarine blue colour. (metallic finish)
– Black Market: A deep black shadow. (metallic finish)
– Smolder: Eggplant shadow with subtle shine throughout it. (metallic finish)
– Password: A soft matte brown shadow  (matte finish)
– Whiskey: A warm chocolatey brown (matte finish)
– Combust: A matte peach colour (matte finish)
– Thirteen: A matte yellow-toned shadow (matte finish)
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This entire eye-shadow look is using my absolute favourite eye shadow palette at the moment, Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Palette. This palette really has all the shadows you need to create both soft and dramatic looks.
To start, I apply Dirtysweet across my entire eye lid. This colour is a soft coppery / rose gold hue and applies very pigmented so you won’t need to use a lot of product.
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For the eye crease colour, I used Whiskey (which is the deep brown eye shadow) and then added in a very small dash of Black Market to deepen the shadow. Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I then blended the entire eyeshadow look together. 
If you find the crease colour doesn’t blend well, add a bit of Dirtysweet ( the rose-gold / copper shadow we used on the eye-lid) and simply blend it overtop of the dark crease colour to really blend and soften the transition of the lid to crease shadows. If you ever find a colour applies to dark, simply lighten it with another shadow and blend the two together.
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To create a brighter and bigger looking eye, highlight the tear duct and brow done with a lighter eye shadow. I applied the shadow called Thirteen in order to create the brighter eye effect. This little trick is one I always turn to on days that I feel I am looking a bit tired.
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Taking Whiskey, I then added a defined cat-eye to my upper lid. I love a cat-eye to create a bolder look eye and to make my lashes appear thicker. By using a shadow to create the liner though, you’ll create a slightly softer effect that will blend a bit more into the overall eyeshadow look. 
To line your lower lash line, use the dark brown and blend that on the lower lash up to where your crease colour is. By using the brown rather than the black colour, your look will appear less harsh. 
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If there’s one makeup product I never leave the house without wearing it’s mascara. I currently am using Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara. I personally love super long + thick lashes and I have always found that Maybelline mascaras provide this sort of effect. Plus, their prices just can’t be beat. 
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To complete this look, I’ve used Urban Decay’s Nourishing Lipgloss in FreeStyle. This honey tone lip gloss has beautiful flecks of gold throughout it which really hides the look of dry chapped lips. 

Here is the final look:
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Products Used:

Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
 – Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Freestyle
Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara

So, what are your beauty challenges? And what sorts of makeup looks would you like to see next? (Maybe something sparkly?!)

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