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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Exotic Dance Duo

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May/23/2011

I'm a huge fan of Nars Duo Shadow compacts and own several, but have resisted purchasing any new duos since Summer 2010... that is, until Exotic Dance! LOVE this duo! So simple yet very stunning!

The metallic white is brightening and has an unexpected texture with sparkles added (and these are not "glittery" bits either). I find that the best results are coaxed from …
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Palettes - CHANTECAILLE - Sea Turtle Palette

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Mar/20/2011

Wow! This is my favorite palette AND my new favorite makeup!

Although it seems, expensive, it is the palette itself that adds to the initial cost. It is high quality (metal) and refillable. Once you have the palette, the eyeshadows themselves cost less per ounce than most of the popular mid to high end brands (you get a generous amount) when purchased in the magnetic …
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Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Iridescent Powder (Loose) - Silver Dusk

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Jan/06/2011

One reviewer wrote that this is "only glitter for the face". I have to say I disagree. While this powder does contain tiny glitter particles, they are in a luminous, iridescent powder base which is actually very versatile. If one experiments with application, results can and do vary.

I prefer a light hand when using this as it's amazingly pigmented. A tiny amount goes a …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Tokyo Duo

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Oct/27/2010

Tokyo has so many reviews there really isn't much more to add other than the plum shade from Brousse is great complement to this duo when added the outer corners of eyes. It would likely work well as a crease color also, but I really like the subtlety of Tokyo without crease definition. Lovely duo!

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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Taiga duo

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Oct/18/2010

Ahhh, Taiga! I had sorted this duo to my daughter when we split the cost of a 10-lot of Nars Duos. I loved it, but felt she would look great wearing it to her office. She gave it back to me and said she never reaches for it... lucky me!

I believe this just may be my favorite Nars pairing for several reasons. It's so darned elegant when paired with black eyeliner! It's quite …
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Powder - Too Faced - AMAZING FACE SPF FOUNDATION [DISCONTINUED]

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Sep/08/2010

I was searching for a "compact" powdered foundation for a trip and came across this one. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

'Have to say that as I age, the powder formulas are less and less friendly to my face. They look fine just after application, but tend to fade away and accentuate lines after a few hours wear. Not the case with Too Faced Amazing Face!!! I can use this either …
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Blush - Bobbi Brown - Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush

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Sep/07/2010

Try this taupe-ish brown shimmer blush for glowing soft cheekbones that will pair perfectly with fall's bold eyeshadow looks!

I love using this even during the summer months. I apply Bahama Brown shimmer blush then layer with a pop of brightly colored matte blush on the apples of my cheeks.

For bolder eyes, it is gorgeous all by itself on fair/med.fair complexions …
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Eye Shadow - REVLON - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad

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Aug/20/2010

I'm really surprised by all of the negative reviews of these cream shadows. They are the only "drug store" shadows I purchase and I'm sure to always keep a few of these palettes on hand. I wear them under powder shadows sometimes as bases, but I also wear them alone too. On days when I don't have much time for makeup, I can apply these very quickly and still look well put …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Calypso Duo

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Jul/13/2010

I think a lot of reviewers who claim Nars products are "not pigmented enough" are missing a point. Nars certainly knows eyeshadows and what is being released is exactly as Nars intended they be.

Nars' "sheer" quality, apparent in several palettes, is what makes them unique. People swipe these shades on, expecting full out opacity, but this is not the intended …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Brousse Duo

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Jun/26/2010

I do believe Francois Nars was going for (and achieved) an unexpected trait with this duo. It's the sheerness which sets Brousse apart from other shadows which some might consider to be "dupes". After having read some of the negative reviews, I believe these reviewers may have been anticipating opaque coverage. While these hues are dark, they retain just the right amount of …Read more

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