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Hello Dolls,

This week I wanted to share with you whats in my makeup drawer. A lot of you have asked what are some of my favorite products. I am a little bit of a makeup junkie. I love playing with makeup, testing out new products, and broadening my makeup collection. Below are some of my absolute favorite go to products, most of them can be purchased at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, or Sephora.

Primer/Foundation

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I love Smashbox BB creams. I’ve tried MAC, Chanel, NARS, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, but my favorite is Smashbox. I don’t like really heavy foundation so I use BB creams because they give me that light even coverage. I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, a darker shade Camera Ready stick BB cream to contour and the lighter shade Camera Ready BB Cream on the rest of my face. I am planning on trying Armani Luminous one of these days and when I do I’ll let you know what I think.

Concealer

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I use Corrector Perfecton Long-Lastin Concealer by Chanel it’s not a great highlighting concealer, but it’s amazing for coverage. I have recently started using Bobbi Brown Tinter Eye Brightener under my eyes and its amazing if you are looking for that highlighter under your eyes. I apply it in a triangle under my eyes. Sometimes I use it by itself and sometimes I mix it with the Chanel concealer if I am looking for more coverage.

Bronzer

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I like to mix a matte and a shimmer bronzers. I use the Sunkissed Matte “Bronze Lights” Bronzer by Smashbox around the face. For my cheeks and t-zone I use NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”.

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I contour with the darkest shade in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact or Hoola Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics. These products are great if you are either keeping you makeup light without any foundation or are adding more dramatic contouring for a night out. The Bobbi Brown brick is more shimmery, while the Hoola is more matte so just depends on what you are in the mood for. I have even mixed the 2. The Bobbi Brwn brick is awesome because it also has a highlighter and you can mix the darker shades with the lighter ones to use as an all over bronzer, a really great product to have in your purse!

Highlighter

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I use “Soft Lights” highlighter by Smashbox this one is more soft pink. My other go to is the highlighter in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact which is more white gold, I use this one closer to my eyes.

Blush

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My every day go to blush for years has been “Orgasm” by NARS. I have recently discovered Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink. This one is a more pink blush and gives you nice rosy cheeks. Be careful if you are doing heavy makeup because it may be a little too much! This one is great if you are doing simple makeup for a fun day outside.

Eyeliner

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I don’t leave home without my eyeliner. I use a liquid liner for my eyelid and a pencil for the waterline. My favorite liquid liner by far is the Magic Marc’er Precision Pen by Marc Jacobs. I’ve tried Nars, MAC, and Smashbox, but have always come back to this one. If you like a pencil for you eyelid then Eye Kohl in “Smolder” also by M.A.C. is amazing but be careful of using it on your waterline because it runs.

For the waterline I use Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” by M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in “Engraved” by M.A.C is another good one.

Mascara

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When I’m not wearing lashes, I like to use 2 mascaras. I use the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum by Dior followed by 5 coats of YSL “Shocking” mascara followed by 2-3 coats of Diorshow mascara. There are a few new Diorshow mascaras out that I haven’t tried yet. I just got Diorshow Blackout and I hate it! If you want to skip this whole process Younique 3D Mascara is AMAZING! It makes your lashes look incredibly long and thick!

Eyebrows

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Don’t even think about trying anything else besides Anastasia Beverly Hills “Brow Wiz”! I came across this line by accident a few years ago at ULTA when I was looking for a Clinique eyebrow pencil. Since then I have never even thought about trying anything else. It is SO easy to use and they have a great color selection!

False Lashes

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I loooove Lilly Lashes. I used to sweat by Ardell, but ever since I’ve discovered Lilly Lashes I just can’t go back. They are more expensive so I try to compensate for that by wearing them at least twice. My favorites are Venice, Tehran, and Paris.

Lipstick

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MAC has the best colors hands down, but it dries my lips. Their “Mineralize Rich” Lipstick line is their best line that does not dry your lips too much. NARS is coming along with their colors and they have these awesome “Velvet Gloss” lip pencils. I also like Chanel, Smashbox and Tom Ford. My current favorite is Tom Ford I just got it in “Indian Rose” and it’s a beautiful color! Burt’s Bees now has a lipgloss and lipstick line which is all natural, I have gotten a few of those for every day wear.

Thank you for reading!

Masha

Hello Dolls,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so whether you are a survivor, you know a survivor, or you’ve lost someone to the disease, it’s very likely that you have some sort of connection to this horrible disease. Breast cancer awareness month is close to my heart because my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. As part of the BCA campaign, many companies have released products where they are donating a potion or all of the proceeds to a breast cancer foundation. So why not shop for an amazing and powerful cause and help fight this disease!

Here are some of my favorite products that all have charitable ties. For more products check out the Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. And of course if you are not in a shopping mood, you can always donate to one of the many wonderful Breast Cancer foundations.


Masha

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Aerie Bright Pink Charley Bra  $29.95 – 100% of the proceeds go to the Bright Pink Foundation.

Joe’s Jeans Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf $78 – 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this super soft scarf go to FORCE.

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise $20 – $5 from your purchase of this lip gloss will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® This lip gloss is the best!

Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection $60 – When you purchase this gorgeous limited edition set, Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection $29.50 – For each purchase of the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection, Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. August 2014 – June 2015.

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Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+  $38 – $10.00 from this purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Clinique Pink with a Purpose Long Last Lipstick $16 – $3.00 from this purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

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LA MER The Hand Treatment $45 – For every purchase of this limited-edition Hand Treatment, La Mer will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Aveda limited-edition hand relief™ moisturizing creme with calming shampure™ aroma $26 – $4 from this purchase goes to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Suki ultra-protect™ body balm $27.95 – all proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Action® for the month of October.

Jane Iredale Smell the Rose Hydration Spray $29 – 100% of profits from the sales of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

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Tweezerman Precision Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer $22 – $2 goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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ONEHOPE California Chardonay  $19 – Half of the proceeds will benefit The Gateway for Cancer Research

Seattle Chocolate Extreme Dark Truffle Bar $3.50 – Delicious! All-natural ingredients with a smooth melt away center. 100% of net profits go to fight women’s breast cancers.

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Ebb & Flow Candle in Plumeria $32 or Diffuser $46 – 20% of the proceeds go to the Bright Pink Foundation

Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Diffuser $66 – Antica Farmacista will donate all proceeds from the sale of this item to Gilda’s Club.

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Stella & Dot Bracelet  $39 – 100% of net proceeds through October benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation.

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Hello Dolls,

I can never pass up a chance to get my makeup done. If I was a morning person, I would probably go to work looking like this on the regular, so obvi this weekend was the perfect excuse to pamper my face given it was hubby’s birthday. Every time I get my makeup done, I feel like a kid at Toys R Us, and I want to go home with all the flashy dolls and toys. I am absolutely obsessed with my makeup artist, Jane So. I have gone to a lot of different artists in the area, and she is the only one I can’t get enough of. I think when looking for a makeup artist, you have to find someone who’s personality matches your own. This way you don’t have to go into great detail to describe the look you are going for. And Jane just gets me…….it’s really that simple.

This time we decided on a sexy and sultry look to go with my sexy, yet classy outfit. I am not afraid of makeup, I love it and the more the merrier. My skin is a bit sensitive, so I try to stay lighter on my face. Jane uses skincare products from either Nars or Smashbox. This look she used Nars tinted moisturizer pure radiant and Smashbox photo finish foundation primer because my skin is oily. I absolutely looove, love, LOVE eyeliner, eyeshadow, and lashes. I can’t leave the house without eyeliner, and I cannot go out without my lashes… ever! Smokey eyes is probably my go to look because I like to make my eyes pop. On the eyes we used MAC electric cool shadow in “pure flash” and “love power” and MAC matte shadow in “carbon” with Stila stay all day liquid liner and Lilly lashes “Paris. On the lips we went with a berry shade to compliment my outfit, so we chose Mineralize rich lipstick by MAC in “Good Taste” and lip pencil in “Magenta”. I have to say this is the first MAC lipstick that didn’t dry my lips. I was so in love with this look when I got home I didn’t want to wash my face, but I did.  I thought I would share it with you all especially as we are going into the weekend.


Masha

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