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Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic to the Rescue for Brighter Skin!

Dr Jart Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleanser

I’ve been on a roll the past few months with my newest obsession of strong and bold lip colors. In a moment of whimsy the last time I went shopping, I stopped by the MAC counter at Nordstrom and couldn’t help walking away with two new lipsticks.

Of course a trusty lip liner is a must for this kind of look, but so is flawless skin. I want all the attention on my lips, so the skin should just be clean and luminous to let the lips shine.

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Nails of the Week: Ciaté Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look

Ciate Shell Manicure Mermaid You Look

With nail art, there’s a lot of pressure to be original and unique, which is the most time-consuming part of the process. Even something as simple as choosing an accent nail can be an agonizing decision.

Sometimes I just want a quick and easy manicure, so the Ciaté Shell Manicure Kit ($25 US) is a great little fix for fun Summer-ready nails.

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Adding Definition with Napoleon Perdis Matte Eye Ink

Napoleon Perdis Matte Eye Ink

The past few times I’ve gone shopping, I’ve been on the hunt for a big floppy straw hat with a black band. I can envision myself wearing it all the time this Summer with huge cat-eye sunnies and fun, bold lip colors.

Something about this look says classic yet fun to me, and I can’t imagine it without the perfect winged eyeliner. My current pick has been the Napoleon Perdis Matte Eye Ink ($28 US.

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Playing with Luminosity with the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow for Summer 2014

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow review

When it comes to eyeshadows, I like formulas that encourage luminosity and create a bright-eyed look. Naturally, I was beyond excited to see that NARS had come up with a new eyeshadow formula for Summer 2014 that promises both “luminous sheen” and intense color.

Releasing this July on narscosmetics.com, the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29 US) will be available in 12 colors. The biggest draw for this particular product is that it is designed to be used both wet and dry to achieve different effects.

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Lip Lust: Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick

Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick

As someone who obsesses over the tiniest variations in color, ombre is a trend that I personally am not giving up. I adore the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle!) gradation that really expresses how rich and diverse color is.

So of course, when I saw the new Hard Candy Ombre Lipsticks ($6 US), I was really intrigued and had my fingers crossed that the concept would translate well as a lip color.

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