IS IT A DUPE? Makeup Remover Smackdown!


Today I’m comparing two of my most-used makeup removers, MAC Pro Makeup Remover ($21 for 3.4 oz) and Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover ($7.99 for 4.2 oz).

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To be clear, these are not your typical makeup removers; Unlike dual-phase or oil based makeup removers, these are not the best for removing long-wearing, waterproof makeup and I wouldn’t recommend either of these for end-of the day complete removal. Which at first makes them sounds like a waste of time, but hear me out: These removers easily remove freshly applied makeup and they leave the skin feeling fresh and ready to apply makeup again with zero oily feeling. I love both The MAC and the Simple remover to fixing makeup boo-boos: When you get over zealous with your eyeliner, removing fall out, or worst case scenario, have to take it all off and start over. They are similar to cleansing waters and are safe for the eye area.

These both do about the same job with the MAC one coming out slightly on top because it does a better job of removing long-wearing products and a little goes a long way compared to the Simple Remover which can take a little more product & pressure to remove long wearing products. But I do love a bargain so I tend to use the MAC one for clients to give them the best experience possible as well as use it on myself sparingly, and use the Simple one as my daily boo-boo fixer.

The biggest difference between these is cost, and availability. The MAC products are sold at MAC counters, department stores, MAC freestanding stores and maccosmetics.com, in two sizes 3.4 oz for $21 and 1oz for $10.  The Simple remover is sold at easier to access mass-retailers like Target and Ulta 4.2 oz for $7.99 (though prices may vary depending on location and sales).

Have you tried either of these products? I’d love to hear about your experiences with them!

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Emerald Noir Eyes With Peach or Purple Lips

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Hey Guys & Doll!

Do you ever go to town with your eye makeup and then can’t decide where to go with lips?  Are you the type who  finds comfort in rules and have “Smoky eyes + Nude Lips 4Eva!” etched on your makeup-heart? Or are you the Queen of Bold and think that makeup rules are for sissies and meant to be broken? I’m about 6 of one and half a dozen of the other 😛 So I wanted to share a look with alternative lippie options to satisfy both my need for speed and my desire to create harmony. Let me know which look your prefer in the comment section below ^_^

My fave is probably the peachier lips, but I’ve been on a nude-ish kick lately. I think the Purple Lips bring out the intensity of the green more, which is also so gorgeous!

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I want to take the time to share with you a new playlist I made of my favorite Green-themed tutorials I’ve done over the years. It’s neat to walk down memory lane and see my progression as an artist, and it even includes my very first YouTube tutorial at the end of playlist!

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Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss. Review & Swatches

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One of the most exciting parts of Milani’s 2014 spring launch for me, are these new Brilliant Shine lipglosses. 14 shades of glossy goodness! For just $5.49 a pop, I highly recommend you snatch these bad-girls up!

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Milani Color Statement Lipsticks Review & Swatches: Plum/Mauve/Purples

Disclosure: Lipsticks PR for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I’m sort of a lipstick hoarder; I generally prefer it to lipgloss. So when I heard Milani was revamping their lipstick line I was pretty excited, but also a little on the fence. I first fell in love with Milani Lipstick back in 2007, but I didn’t much care for reboot they did a few years ago. Milani has again revamped, reformulated and relaunched  their lipstick line and it is incredible, maybe the best lipstick at the drugstore. Seriously. I’ve had these for several months and after a lot of testing and let’s be honest, a bit of a lipstick love affair, I can confidently say they are among my favorite lipsticks of all time. I even gave them prime real estate front & center in my lipstick drawer.

Today I’m sharing the Plum/Mauve/Purple shades with you. Read More “Milani Color Statement Lipsticks Review & Swatches: Plum/Mauve/Purples”

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks Review & Swatches: Pinks

 Disclosure: Lipsticks PR for review. All opinions expressed are my own.Milani Color Statement lipsticks pinks

Hi Guys & Dolls!

I’m sort of a lipstick hoarder; I generally prefer it to lipgloss. So when I heard Milani was revamping their lipstick line I was pretty excited, but also a little on the fence. I first fell in love with Milani Lipstick back in 2007, but I didn’t much care for reboot they did a few years ago. Milani has again revamped, reformulated and relaunched  their lipstick line and it is incredible, maybe the best lipstick at the drugstore. Seriously.I’ve had these for several months and after a lot of testing and let’s be honest, a bit of a lipstick love affair, I can confidently say they are among my favorite lipsticks of all time. I even gave them prime real estate front & center in my lipstick drawer.

Today I’m sharing the Pink shades with you. Read More “Milani Color Statement Lipsticks Review & Swatches: Pinks”


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