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Fame and Fortune; it can all be yours by following this blog. Well, not the Hollywood fame and fortune; but the eyeshadow palettes Fame and Fortune produced by Colourpop with a retail value of $42.00 for both. Both palettes are pressed powder palettes. These palettes are exceedingly pigmented, have a velvet-like feel and go on evenly.

In regards to the Fame palette, the shadows have three types of finishes: satin, matte and metallic. It has combine shades of pink, purples and neutrals. The way these colors blend are unreal!

When talking about the Fortune palette, the finish is the same as the Fame palette; matte, satin and metallic.

The colors in this palette are as blendable and the Fame palette, and consist of the following colors: neutrals, orange/coral, gold, red, pink, purple and teal/blue.

The color combinations with one or both palettes are innumerable. And since the producer of both palettes is Colourpop, you know that the quality is there.

So take a chance and enter to win the Coloupop Fame and Fortune palette contest. The palette giveaway has a retail value of $42.00.  The giveaway is open to those individuals living in the United States of America, and who are 18 years of age or older. Your email address will never be shown and will remain private. You do not need to purchase anything to enter. The deadline to enter is July 1, 2018. Good luck!!

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 1w ago

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So what exactly is an eyeshadow primer? It is a liquid or cream based product which is applied to the eyelids to make your eyeshadow and eyeliner go on smoother, and make the product last longer. But is eye primer really necessary?

So I have suffered from unruly eyebrows for so many years that I have lost count. When I came across clear brow gel, it was like a God send. I had tried the tinted brow gel, but had a difficult time finding the right color not to mention the fact the tinted gel costed more than the clear. After trying many brands of clear brow gel, I was able to narrow down my choice to two brands: Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel and ELF Brow Gel. So which gel rose to the top?

First what does brow gel do? For those of who do not know, the gel contours and defines your brows. It gives all day hold and brow conditioning.

The Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel is lightweight, fast drying and fortified with Castor Oil for conditioning to help promote hair growth. Also, the Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel is smudge and water resistant. It is equipped with a mascara wand which helps make it easier to shape your brows. You can even use this product over brow powder or brow pencil. It will keep your brows in place with zero residue or stickiness. The Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel retails for $4.99, and may be purchased at Wal-Mart.

As for the ELF Brow Gel, you will find that it makes your brows glossy and healthy-looking. The consistency of the ELF Brow Gel will help make your brows appear flawless. The ELF corporation has divided this product into two sides: eyelashes and brows. This makes it so that you have only a little but of product for your brows. But I say go ahead and use both side for your brows if you choose. The ELF Brow Gel retails for $2.00, and may be purchased at most drug stores.

Now while ELF is cheaper by $3.00, the quality and the quantity is not there. Sure both of the products sculpt your brows, but what is the point of using a cheaper product and running out of the product after only a few uses? In my opinion it is best to pony up the extra $3.00 for the Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel and buy a product which will last you longer.

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It’s summertime. Which more than likely means that it is time to put on your makeup and watch it melt off. However, there are ways to slow down or even stop this process:

1. ALWAYS USE A PRIMER –  To help your makeup last longer, always use a primer before you put on your foundation. It will provide a great base for your makeup, and also give you a fresh appearance all day long.

2. THIN LAYERS – When applying any face product (i.e. foundation), start with thin layers and build up coverage from there. Thick layers may cause your layers to appear cakey and melt away.

3. TRANSLUCENT POWDER – Use translucent powder to set your makeup and remove excess oil. Also, give makeup setting spray a try. Spraying the setting spray before and after your makeup is complete will lock your makeup in place and help your powder appear more natural.

4. SPARKLY EYES – Got fun plans for tonight? For sparkly and shimmery eyes try Pixie Epoxy. It is a glitter adhesive which will lock down those gorgeous colors.

5. LONG LASTING LIPSTICK – Finally, need a way to make that lipstick throughout the day? Try dabbing a little translucent powder on top of your fave lipstick to help matte and make last.

Those are just a few tips to help get your makeup through the summertime.  Do you have any makeup summertime tips?

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 3w ago

It’s summertime. Let’s get the sunscreen out and hit the beach! Also, let’s make a trip to our nearest ULTA and/or Sephora for some new cosmetics. I don’t know about you, but as the seasons change, so does the makeup in my drawer. Now that it is summer, I am ready to go out and do some shopping for new makeup and change my look around. Because I live in a city where it gets extremely humid in the summer, I have to make sure that the makeup I choose is lightweight. No cakey, full-coverage makeup for this girl. So here are some products that I have had my eye on since around the beginning of the month:

1) NARS ORGASM ILLUMINATING LOOSE POWDER – I am really excited about this powder! I already loved the NARS orgasm blush, but now even more happy to see that my favorite blush now comes in a loose powder form. An illuminating powder will give you a fresh, dewy appearance that is perfect for a summer night. But with this powder, you will get a peachy-pink golden shimmer. And what is really great is that it is within a reasonable price range. Could you ask for more? Sephora – $28.00.

2.) FENTY BEAUTY LIL MATCH STIX DUO MINI SHIMMER SKINSTICK SET – This is a limited edition set of two mini match shimmer sticks in the colors Starstruck and Sinamon. With these little beauties you can highlight, bronze and enhance on the go. These colors are getting together in a smaller form while having the same amount in pigment. Like their full sized cousin, this skinstick set will give you a cream-to-powder formula that’s weightless and blendable. Sephora – $22.00.

3) MORPHE CONTINUOUS SETTING MIST – Don’t you hate it when you spend what seems like hours on your makeup, only to have it start fading after a couple of hours? Well, here’s Morphe to the rescue. Known for their awesome beauty brushes, Morphe has stepped their game up and has developed a marvelous setting spray. Yahoo! No more makeup fading after being out for only two hours. The the air-powered micro setting mist will not allow your makeup to cake or fade. Once your are finished putting on your makeup, spray your face with the Morphe Setting Mist and forget about your eyeshadow fading into the night. ULTA – $15.00

4) BAREMINERALS LASHTOPIA MEGA VOLUME MINERAL-BASED MASCARA – Everyone raise your hands if you want a mascara which delivers ten times lash volume, lifts and separates for fanned out fullness, and is formulated with nourishing minerals. Ooooh me! I am so tired of the mascaras out there which promise length and fullness, but at the same time makes your lashes stiff and brittle. When I tried this mascara I was impressed. It lived up to its promise. Not I am not going to sit here and tell you my lashes were the equivalent of falsies. Only falsies can appear like falsies (or at least in my humble opinion). But the Lashtopia Mega Volume mascara was impressive enough to share with you. ULTA – $19.00.

So there you go. Here is my 2018 Summertime Makeup Wishlist. Okay, so it is not in its entirety. If it were, you would be sitting at your computer reading a list of at least 100 items. But these products were impressive, and I wanted to share them with you. Let me know what’s on your summertime list.

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 3w ago

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So what exactly is an eyeshadow primer? It is a liquid or cream based product which is applied to the eyelids to make your eyeshadow and eyeliner go on smoother, and make the product last longer. But is eye primer really necessary?

Well first, it definitely will increase the wear of your eye makeup. The eye primer will create a barrier between the natural oils of your skin and the eyeshadow pigment in order to create a binding effect. Second, the eyeshadow primer will enhance the color saturation of any eyeshadow. The best part is that you do not have to spend a fortune to get the desired effect. Here are three great primers you can purchase for under $10.00!

1) NYX POST IT – This eyeshadow primer will make your eyeshadow durable, and yes, waterproof. All you have to do is apply the NYX Proof It to your lids prior to applying you makeup and bam! Your eye makeup will stay in place without creasing or smudging. NYX Proof It retails for $6.99.

2) MILANI EYESHADOW PRIMER – Get ready to prep your lids for a brilliant eyeshadow color! The Milani Eyeshadow Primer is nude in color, dries invisibly and smooths and intensifies your eye makeup from morning to night. The Milani Eyeshadow Primer retails for $6.99.

3) ESSENCE I LOVE COLOUR INTENSIFYING EYESHADOW BASE – Looking to intensify your eyeshadow? Well take a look at this lightweight, rose color, brightening eyeshadow base which will build an amazing canvas for a dazzling, all day appearance with no creasing. And what’s really great is this product is NOT tested on animals. The Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base retails for $3.49.

If you have not used eyshadow primer, I encourage you to give it a try, and see the difference when you try it along with your eyeshadow. And remember, it does not have to be expensive to look expensive.

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 1M ago

Everyone agrees that during sometime during the day, you are going to need to touch up your makeup. And as much as we adore our beauty products, there is no reason to carry a completely stuffed makeup bag everywhere you go. Not only does it make your bag heavy, but you don’t need every product you own at all times. So here are five items, which in my opinion, are essential for every makeup bag.

1. PRESSED POWDER – This is not #1 by mistake. Many people get oily skin during the day, and having a compact available is the best touch-up if your skin is getting oily. Also, it is wonderful way to set your foundation.

2. CONCEALER – You just finished lunch, and are in the restroom cleaning up. You look in the mirror and BAM! You see a breakout. Well, reach into that makeup bag and whip out your concealer to take care of business. Then set it with your pressed powder. You are now back to looking the way you did when you walked into work in the morning.

3. EYELINER – During the day, your eyeliner can fade. Having an eyeliner on hand makes it easy to quickly fix your eye makeup so your wing always looks flawless. But make sure you have one with a cap or that twists closed. Having just an eyeliner pencil floating around your purse can be rather messy.

4. MASCARA – Make sure you carry a black mascara with you. One great thing about mascara is that it comes in travel sizes, leaving more room in your purse. Also carrying a black mascara awakens, defines, and compliments any eye color.

5. TINTED LIP BALM – A lot of times, during the day our lip stick or lip gloss will wear off. Now you can carry lipstick or lip gloss, but you would have to change it out nearly everyday as your outfit changes everyday. I would recommend a tinted lip balm, especially one with moisture-rich ingredients like shea-butter and vitamin E to condition and leave your lips feeling soft and plump. A tinted lip balm will give you a hint of color which saves you carrying another lip product.

Keep these beauty products handy in your bag. A girl on the go has got to have her beauty products readily available, no matter where she is!

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We all know that Colourpop palettes have really taken off. And there is no reason why they should not have taken off. Launched around 2014, the company became known for originality and verve. Bright colors, high pigmentation and low price, helped Colourpop become a “must have” for all makeup lovers. Given that, I thought why not have some fun and launch a contest for two Colourpop palettes: Hi-Maintenance and Pretty Much.

HI-MAINTENANCE:

With eyeshadow names like Just In Time and Cute Alert, the Hi-Maintenance palette will work its way into any makeup lover’s heart. The palette contains eyeshadows which can be described as being made up of mainly cranberry and rosy tones. A gorgeous gold and a vibrant burgundy makes this palette striking. This whole palette are ultra velvety and mega silky.

PRETTY MUCH:

There is one word that can best describe the Pretty Much palette and that is “glamorous.” Made of colors such as golds and purple the palette is super romantic and extremely cool. The eyeshadows are immensely pigmented and long wearing. The Pretty Much palette contains a distinctive combination of soft powders which adheres effortlessly to the eyes, giving a soft focus effect. With the mattes, metallics, dimensional pearls – this baby has got what you need.

The April 2018 Colourpop palettes giveaway has a retail value of $24.00.  The giveaway is open to those individuals living in the United States of America, and who are 18 years of age or older. Your email address will never be shown and will remain private. You do not need to purchase anything to enter.

Deadline to enter is May 19, 2018 at 7:00pm CST.

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 2M ago

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For the longest time, I defined my eyebrows using a pencil. In fact, that is the medium that I learned to define my eyebrows.  And while I will not state it was difficult, I could not find the right color for my eyebrows. It was either too dark or too light.  But now that the makeup industry has come out with pressed and loose mineral eyebrow powder, defining my brows is now a little easier. No more sharpening pencils and worrying you did not make your eyebrows symmetrical is a thing of the past. Eyebrow powders create full, impeccably shaped eyebrows. You can even customize the eyebrow powders to the perfect shade with its sheer to medium coverage. Now that I discovered how awesome the eyebrows powders are, I dumped that pencil and have used powders ever since.

So where do you get a good eyebrow powder? Well, you could go to ULTA or Sephora for it. Or you can do what I did and search the Internet. There I found the site Meow Cosmetics (http://www.meowcosmetics.com/browbeaters.htm). Their eyebrow powders have unique textures which adhere to your brush for easy and flawless application.

Meow Cosmetics’ Brow Beaters use mineral powder to create their terrific brow powder. The powder gives off a soft, matte, natural appearance. I personally enjoy mixing the powders to achieve the look I want. My hair and eyebrows are naturally dark brown. But I dye my hair a rich auburn color, thus leaving me with dark brown eyebrows and red hair. I mix the “auburn” Brow Beater and the “medium brown” Brow Beater to achieve a color that could not find in any store.  Thus it leaves me feeling more polished when putting on the rest of my makeup.

So when searching for makeup for your brows, consider loose mineral powder. More specifically, Meow Cosmetics. (http://www.meowcosmetics.com/browbeaters.htm) to achieve a more natural appearance.

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Glam and Uncensored by Esk@glamanduncensored.com - 2M ago

About ten years ago, I would have been writing this blog on the best books for learning all about makeup and makeup application. Now with YouTube, we can watch videos about makeup, and watch actual demonstrations on the application of makeup for every age and skin type. But with all the hundreds of videos out there on the subject, how do we decide which video(s) are more suitable for us? Well, I have tried to narrow it down to the Youtube channels that are the easiest to understand and follow:

YOUTUBE MAKEUP TUTORIAL VIDEOS

1. THE MAKEUP CHAIR – The YouTuber who hosts this channel is Sinead Cady from Ireland; one of Ireland’s most subscribed Beauty YouTuber.  Sinead is a professional make-up artist who started creating beauty vlogs on YouTube in 2010.  This YouTube vlogger gives an introduction to makeup application and specific tutorials such as, “The Birthday Look” and the “Lazy Holiday Makeup Look.”  And with over 45 million views on YouTube, how could you go wrong? You can catch her videos at the following address: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMakeupChair.

2. KATHLEEN LIGHTS – Since starting her first YouTube channel ‘Kathleen Lights,’ this beauty guru has gained more than 3.7 million subscribers.  She provides simple and easy tips for doing makeup at home.  Her popular videos paved the way for collaborations with cosmetic companies like ‘Colorpop,’ ‘Ofra Cosmetics,’ and ‘Morphe Brushes.’  Kathleen has videos regarding her latest makeup purchases, how to apply magnetic eyelashes and achieving a romantic look for a special date. She is light hearted and easy to follow. She does not seem to focus on only high-end cosmetics, but rather makeup which can fit anyone’s budget. You can follow Kathleen Lights at the following address:  https://www.youtube.com/user/KathleenLights/.

3. MAKEUPBYTIFFANYD – Tiffany D is an Atlanta-based teacher, self-taught makeup artist and beauty product junkie.  And her blog reflects this. She has videos covering items such as make-up, hair styling products and her latest handbag purchase. So her motto of, “One Girl’s Thoughts On All Things Beauty,” is very fitting. Not to mention the fact that over 950,000 viewers cannot be wrong.  If you’re new to makeup, or just not one to go wild, she’ll teach you how to make a terrific impression all the while remaining true to yourself.  You can follow MakeUpByTiffanyD at the following  address: https://www.youtube.com/user/MakeupByTiffanyD.

4.  PATRICK STARR – If you love being entertained while learning beauty techniques such as winged eyeliner, then Patrick Starr’s vlog is for you. What makes Patrick Starr so captivating is his potpourri of makeup transformations which range from the very simple all the way to mind blowing.  With a little over 3 million subscribers, Patrick Starr has taught the power of makeup in several easy steps. To follow Patrick go to his vlog at: https://www.youtube.com/user/theepatrickstarrr/featured.

So check out the above vloggers when you have a chance.  You will be entertained and learn a little something new.

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Highlighters. It is makeup used on your face which attracts light. Thus, creating the illusion of brightness and height, and giving that lit-from-within look. But how do you choose the right highlighter for you? Well, I like to go by the gold jewelry versus silver jewelry test. If you look better in gold jewelry than silver jewelry, I would choose a warm gold tone. If you look better in silver jewelry, I would choose a pale pink tone. But you can always side on the error of caution and choose a warm pink, which usually looks pretty decent on everyone.

For a light, ever so subtle sheen and glow, you really can’t go wrong with liquid highlighter. It gives a more fresh and dewy look. I came across a wonderful highlighter on Etsy called Shimmer Drops made by MBA Cosmetics. I got my highlighter in the color Luminous, which is a warm pink color. But if you are not into warm pink, MBA Cosmetics makes nine other colors you might find more attractive. The highlighter comes in a neat applicator tube which lets you drop just the right amount of liquid.

Highlighter can make you more youthful when applied in the right areas. To make your cheekbones look higher, use highlighter on the top just off to the side underneath your eye area. Be sure to keep very shimmery highlighter on the cheek at least a finger’s width away from your eyes however. If it is too close, it may settle into any fine lines and may accentuating the fine lines.

For bigger and brighter eyes, apply it around your tear duct or dotted onto the center of your eyelids.

To get an instant brow lift, dab highlighter under the arch of your eyebrows. If you want to fake the appearance of a slimmer nose, swipe it down the center of the bridge. If you want to make your lips look poutier, place the highlighter in the bow of your lip.

So that is how to get a little shimmer in your shake. If you are interested in the MBA Cosmetics highlighter (which is a GREAT liquid highlighter) it retails for $10.00 for .49oz. You may purchase the highlighter at www.mbacosmetics.com.

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