March 11, 2013

Lipstick : my beauty secret

 
 
A lot of women have that "final accessory" they put on to pull an entire look together. For some, it's a statement ring, or a scarf. For me? It's lipstick. 

I have experimented more with lipstick in the last year than in my entire life. For a long time I felt limited by my blonde hair and pale skin. But I've found that lipstick is essential for warming up my face and completing my look. 

It can also dramatically change a look from casual to a little more dressed up.

For example, if I'm wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and clear lip balm, it falls in the more casual category. But all I need to do is add a bold lip color, a floral scarf and wedges, and it dresses my look up immediately.

So my beauty secret to pull my looks together? Lipstick. 

And what is better than just lipstick? Long-wear lipstick.
 
 
I've tried long-wear lipsticks in the past and put them to the ultimate test. I would apply in the morning, head to the salon for a full day of working behind the chair, which involves talking, eating a quick lunch, and more talking. 

Only a few hours into wearing a long-wear lipstick, I'd be left with flakey color that was cracked and dry. 

It was the worst! I practically needed a lip exfoliator to get it off too.

I recently had the opportunity to try a few shades of Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick. They sent me two colors I never would have chosen in the store and one that I actually already owned!

And so, the testing began. I wanted to see how these wore.

After about 4-6 hours of wear, I noticed that while my lips felt slightly dryer, I wasn't left with flakiness. The color was still nearly as intense as when I first applied it, but a bit of the shine was gone. None had transferred to my lunch as I ate it either, and that was appealing in and of itself. 

After lunch, instead of layering on another swipe of the same lipstick, I opted for a coordinating gloss just to kick up the shine and moisture.

And that refreshed it and gave me a few more hours of wear.

Overall, I was really impressed by the wearability and longevity of these lipsticks. And I found that I enjoyed wearing "Backstage" more than I originally thought! It's a deep plum/mauve color, and perfect for a high-impact lip!
 
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380 comments:

  1. I am so glad you reviewed this lipstick! I have bought a few of them and loved it but I have such a hard time finding a color that works for me (I have warm undertones in my skin) but LOVED this lipstick so much just because it can be worn and then I can put my favorite lip balm over it later without having to put more lipstick on.

    Love your blog!

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  2. My beauty secret is a great mascara. Since I have such itty bitty non-existant eye lashes... I feel so much more pulled together with long lashes! carsenault527 (@) gmail (dot) com

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  3. My beauty secret is actually perfume. You can't see it, but I feel like it adds a great effect. I love that now when my fiance smells my scent, he only connects it to me :) My current scent is Bath & Body Works "Dark Kiss"


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  5. My beauty secret is...earrings! If an outfit is more plain, but the earrings are interesting or dressed up, your outfit is SET. Not to mention that earrings are typically on the lower end of pricing ($) as compared to bracelets/necklaces. I do love my earrings, but lipstick is a close second place ;) Thanks, Kate! smmanley01(at)gmail.com(dot)com

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  6. Backstage is your color girlfriend! Thanks for the lipstick update.

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  7. My beauty secret is taking Biotin. Keeps my skin clear :) BTW, I'm obsessed with your blog, Kate! laurieamcmahon@yahoo.com

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  8. My beauty secret is mascara! It opens up your eyes and makes you look more awake and ready for the day than any other part of my makeup routine. Thanks for the lipstick review, Kate! caitlin.pifer@gmail.com

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  9. Mine is definitely curling my eyelashes. My eyes look twice as big (and way less sleepy) when I do.

    astael@gmail.com

    http://naturalbudgetbeauty.tumblr.com

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  10. Definitely mascara. It's the one makeup item I'd never want to do without. michelehendrix@comcast.net

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  11. My recent secret is tinted lip balm by burt's bees. I usually don't do any color on my lips, so the light tint was a good baby step to take. Now I just need to be brave enough and use it more than once a day. LOL! That for the lipstick post, watching you do it instills bravery in me. christina.harms89@gmail.com

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  12. An eyelash curler! Thanks for the lipstick tips. olsonsforchrist@msn.com

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  13. My beauty secret is eyeliner. Makes me look older, wakes up my eyes. I wear it everyday.
    kemiavon@hotmail.com

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  14. My secret is a great moisturizer. It makes such a difference! One with SPF is even better!
    chaoticdomestic (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I recently discovered that Revlon suede lipstick also and was given several colors to try as well :-) It's extremely versatile in that you can wear it either matte or glossy with a little foundation on your lips first OR a little burt's bees. One way comes out matte the other a lovely, balmy shade that also has the added benefit of making your lips look fuller!

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  16. My beauty secret is definitely mascara. It always makes my look feel more complete. :)
    webberae02@gmail.com

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  17. My beauty secret is a little lip gloss to pull the look together :) ebdye@liberty.edu

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  18. I have to have lipstick. Nothing else matters but the lipstick.

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  19. My beauty secret is great skincare. I moisturize regularly and use Bare Minerals makeup.

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  20. Because of you, Kate, my beauty statement has also become lipstick. I used to rarely wear it with the same reasoning as you - my fair skin. I had one go-to color and thought it was the only one I could wear. Thankfully you've opened the door to many more shades for me. Thanks so much for your inspiration! I can't wait to try this Revlon line!

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  21. I use Skindinavia's makeup spray and it makes my life so easy!!!!

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  22. I tweeted it too! https://twitter.com/mynendodmd

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  23. I have to have eyeliner! Not a super thick dramatic look but just a little or I look sleepy and frumpy. But if I just use a little liner I look 1000 times better!

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  24. My beauty secret is rosebud salve. I use it for my dry hands, chapped lips, and as a lipgloss. It was my mom's beauty secret too! :) zakw13@goldmail.etsu.edu

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  25. My beauty secret is earrings! I feel like I need them no matter what I am wearing just to finish my outfits. Even just around the house, I like to wear studs or small earrings just to feel more girly and made up!! My email is jannaconn@yahoo.com

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  26. I am such a chicken when it comes to lipstick, at the most I wear a light gloss! I think I am scared it will draw attention too much attention to my face, lol. I may have to suck it up and try some though, it always looks fantastic on you! And with that note, my only beauty secret is that I follow your blog religiously and am learning lots......I am kind of a beauty/fashion beginner!

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  27. My beauty secret is cover girl lash blast mascara. I love how long and dark it makes my lashes look! Love that lipstick on you!

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  28. My beauty secret is eyeshadow primer. It keeps my eyeshadow looking great all day and night.

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  29. I also tweeted about this!
    https://twitter.com/janna_conn/status/311108799228428288

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  30. Mascara for sure! I look like a 12 year old alien without it! :)

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  31. I think I would have to say my beauty secret is earrings. I feel like my look is complete once I put earrings on. I feel naked without them. joykrupka@gmail.com

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  32. I think my beauty secret is a good mascara. I have little stubby eyelashes, so I have searched high and low to find a good mascara that works for me. I am really happy with The Rocket by Mabelline. Oh, and I have to say coconut oil too.

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  33. I recently started using primer under my foundation. Where has it been all my life? I don't know if it is much a secret (I am just slow to the game) but it makes all the difference in my face staying more fresh looking. Love it!

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  34. https://twitter.com/NnmnJ00/status/311112424268906497

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  35. I know I should wear it more often than I do but its lipstick or lipgloss. I look dead when I don't wear anything on my lips!
    [kribss@gmail.com]

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  36. It also has to be LIPSTICK before I can finally feel finished and ready to go out the door. It really is the finishing touch. I will certainly try the Revlon brand you highlighted, for coverage, staying power and to be ready for a long day.

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  37. I'm also a lipstick woman! Revlon lip butters have been my go to in the past but these sound great!

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  38. I've gotta have cowboy boots! I rarely wear anything else! :)

    tjedhorsegirl@gmail.com

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  39. I never leave the house without putting on my BareMinerals foundation, which tames my rosacea so nicely, and definitely have to have lipgloss on. I really love Ulta's SuperShiny Lip Gloss, color #10-Mischief.

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  40. Mascara is my beauty secret! I think it helps to brighten up my face.

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  41. Oh I love this lipstick. I have it in "runway" and adore the color. I agree that it does dry out after a few hours of wear, but no flaking, which is wonderful. A little bit of gloss and the color is recharged for a few more hours of wear. its a great thing to have in my makeup arsenal!

    asra.tabraiz@gmail.com

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  42. My beauty secret is definitely perfume. I Never leave the house without it. You will find me with no makeup and sweats, but better believe I will have perfume on. My favorite it Chanel Chance. I just started a new blog, love yours. You can check mine out if you want... keepinupwiththejahns.blogspot.com
    My email is ajahn1344@gmail.com

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  43. I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, so even on lounge days I never go without putting on a little mascara!

    meeshelle@me.com

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  44. I have been noticing that blush really brightens up my face, especially while living in Midwest during winter!

    kristinallenallen@gmail.com

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  45. I posted on twitter too!

    https://twitter.com/asra425

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  46. I always put on at least a swipe of mascara and highlight shadow on the inside corners of my eyes. All of a sudden, I don't look like an exhausted mom!!!
    hollie_mims@yahoo.com

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  47. Mine is mascara. Even if I don't do anything else, mascara will open my eyes and make me seem more awake. However, I'm trying to get I to lipstick but its a little intimidating!! I do love the "backstage" color though. Maybe I'll give it a go!

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  48. Definitely a good tinted moisturizer! Pimpley days and dry skin are no match! :-)

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  49. I have started experimenting with lipstick this year, in anticipation of my wedding in May. My beauty secret is a good mascara!

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  50. I also have blonde hair and very fair skin, so I've always been afraid of wearing lipsticks. You're inspiring me! I need to try it out. That Backstage color is fabulous.

    My beauty secret is Moroccan hair oil. OMG. It has changed my life.

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  51. I can skip the rest of my eye makeup if necessary as long as I get a good swipe of eyeliner! I need to get more experimental with my lip color, though...kind of a wimp there.

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  52. I have no secrets, I usually just count on my two cute toddlers to distract the attention from me. But, I have found that I really like BB cream. jenniekate(at)hotmail.com

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  53. I need to wear more lipstick! Those colors all look really nice on you!

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  54. Mascara is probably my little beauty secret- I almost never leave the house without it! And a good pair of earrings can do wonders when you're stuck wearing nursing scrubs with your hair pulled up off your face every day for work :)

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  55. Lip balm--I never ever ever go without it!

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  56. My beauty secret is a good night's rest! Also, using Crest White Strips years ago has done wonders for me, even today!

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  57. Eyelash curler and mascara. But recently I have been wearing lipstick, and I am kinda loving it!
    kellymsynnott (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. My beauty secret is mascara! I'm fortunately blessed with long, full lashes but even when I'm not wearing any other makeup, I think a light coat of natural looking mascara for extra definition just makes your eyes pop and makes you look infinitely more pulled together.

    I'm curious to try these long-wearing Revlon lipsticks. I've LOVED every other lip product I've tried from Revlon--they're one of my favorite brands.

    thatwinsomegirl@gmail.com

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  59. My beauty secret is liquid eyeliner. I just fell in love with it the past year. A little swipe goes a long way to dramatic eyes!
    I am definitely wanting to experiment more with lipsticks though since dramatic lips are very in this year.
    meredygw@yahoo.com

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  60. Coconut oil! I love the stuff!

    Clbramwell@Gmail.com

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  61. This is great to know! I've never found a long-wearing lipstick that I've liked, I may have to try this out.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    whitney (dot) c (dot) goetz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. My beauty secret is to simply be comfortable wherever you are applying your makeup. I have found that if I am sitting on the floor or sitting in a chair in front of the mirror where I am comfortable, I apply my makeup much more carefully and can relax than if I am standing in front of my bathroom sink, leaning in towards the mirror to make sure my eyeliner is perfect. When sitting, you can relax and be more patient with your makeup which creates a much better outcome!

    samantha.jawidzik@gmail.com

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  63. my beauty secret is moisturizing my skin overnight :)

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  64. My beauty secret is to always line my upper eyelid! My lashes look fuller and my eyes pop, even if i skip mascara and shadow.

    Alflinders@hotmail.com

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  65. Mine is mascara. I look so much different with mascara as compared to without.
    heathermattice(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. My beauty secret is mascara. That is the one thing I always wear when I'm going out.

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  67. My secret is a good wash and moisturizer before bed. I often don't have the time to really scrub my face in the morning, so I do it at night and use my Clinique moisturizer so I can start with a fresh face every morning.

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  68. My secret is a good wash and moisturizer before bed. I often don't have the time to really scrub my face in the morning, so I do it at night and use my Clinique moisturizer so I can start with a fresh face every morning.

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  69. I don't really have a beauty secret. I guess mascara and eyeliner (since that's pretty much my daily makeup routine) would have to be it. :)

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  70. I can't leave the house without my fancy lancome mascara on! The one time I did strangers remarked "how tired" I looked, lesson learned! Lily.beijo@Gmail.com

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  71. Thanks for the lipstick review: I'm just starting to experiment with lipstick myself!

    My beauty secret a good moisturizing foundation and a few quick swipes of blush. My skin looks clear and radiant which gives me a boost of confidence.

    simplydivineblog@gmail.com

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  72. My beauty secret is mascara! I'm never seen without mascara on - it's the one thing I have to have! Thanks for this post, and all of your posts - I love your blog!

    bekahjoy87(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. My beauty secret is to keep it simple, I never want to look like i tried too hard. bcbg.lisa at gmail.com

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  74. My "secret" is to take great care of my skin. Makeup only looks great when applied to a flawless "canvas".

    heatherg516@gmail.com

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  75. my beauty secret is mascara and lipstick. I find that even if i don't have much time, with a swipe of mascara, dust of powder, and lipstick in a bold color, i immediately have that retro glam look, which has slowly become my staple! jthompson0930@gmail.com

    I too tried this lipstick, in the backstage color (that is what they showed on the commercial as being a deep mauve color) and it was NOT great. It actually looked like a pink/berry shade on me and wasn't dark at all- and it was gone after 2 drinks, leaving my lips dry and flaky. I was so bummed and quite disappointed with this product. So in an effort to save the $8 spent on failed lipstick, I decided to try it as a cream blush and have found that it's fantastic! It stays on all day, and is blend-able and has such a great color, unlike many cream blush shades out there. So, overall- I guess I salvaged it a little! =)

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  76. My beauty secret is earrings. I always wear earrings and on the rare days that I forget, I feel naked!
    arasmussen34@yahoo.com

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  77. I think my eyes are my best feature so I try to play them up with eyeliner and mascara.
    bpcook6@cox.net

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  78. My beauty seceret is filled in eyebrows using ELF from target love their kit

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  79. love lipstick too! even without a spec of other makeup on, throw on some lipstick and you dont look like such a shlep at the grocery store. lol i have so many beauty favorites...guess my favorite beauty secret would be highlighting and contouring. makes me look like i have a new nose :)
    kms_10@hotmail

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  80. My actual secret is that my red hair is totally fake. But my beauty secret weapon is getting my eyebrows professionally shaped and using the Stila brow pencil to fill in the sparse spots. Having groomed brows makes my whole face look better!

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  81. Mascara and concealer - I never leave the house without them. My favorite under the radar product that is a close second is brow gel! julie.kassab@gmail.com - thanks Kate!

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  82. And tweeted! Thanks again! :) https://twitter.com/julie101blog/status/311160393563250688

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  83. Nail polish always makes me feel pulled together! angelagriffith1422@homail.com

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  84. My two beauty secrets are a deep conditioner EVERY weekend- I use Ojon or if I'm on the cheap, coconut oil. I also use Tarte oil every night on a clean face and I've seen a big difference already! I just started using Revlon lipstick too (was a Sephora fan before) and I really love their's more. Revlon nailpolish is fantastic too - it's my go-to!

    cpresto11@gmail.com

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  85. Mine has been lipstick this year too. I have been experimenting with bright bold colors and love it! Revlon always makes lipsticks I love so I can't wait to give these a try :) Erinmarie83@gmail.com

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  86. Filling in my eyebrows and mascara...I won't leave my house without doing those two quick things! But now I really want to try lipstick. lisayvette3(@)gmail(dot)com

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  87. My beauty secret? Drinking water and mousturizing!! Nothing helps me look more amazing. The condition of my skin can change it ALL for me.

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway! My beauty secret is I always spray my perfume on my lower abdomen before I get dressed. It's not too strong or overpowering versus when I spray it on my wrists or neck. I too am blue-eyed and blonde with very pale skin! I use a tahitian gold eyeliner daily. It's not too dark or harsh looking and it really works for casual (without mascara) or dressy (with mascara) looks! kateteab@yahoo.com Have a blessed week!!

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  89. My beauty secret is using a couple of powders for a subtle contouring. I place a slightly darker shade on the places where shadows would be and then a lighter shade in the remaining areas. Lastly, I hit my cheeks with a rosy blush. It takes 2 minutes and makes a huge difference.

    Jordon
    jreyn097@gmail.com

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  90. This is wonderful! I am thinking I need to venture out and try some lipstick. I have been too scared to over the many years of make-up-wearing! This gives me the boost to try. Thanks Kate!

    -Ashley
    kawright317@gmail.com

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  91. To feel put together, I like to have a good clean looking face. So B.B. cream & a dusting of Bare Mineral powder with blush makes me feel good.

    nbarnard47{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  93. My best secret is several coats of mascara and a great colored gloss. jema0m@live.com

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  94. I love a good eyeliner and lip gloss. lismarier89@yahoo.com

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  95. using a highlighter under my eyebrow!

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  96. My beauty "secret" would have to be my NARS blush- it totally livens up my face!
    callywog@Hotmail.com

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  97. I always exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush before applying lipstick. Makes them smooth and the lipstick goes on evenly. jenmyllymaki@rocketmail.com

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  98. I always exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush before applying lipstick. Makes them smooth and the lipstick goes on evenly. jenmyllymaki@rocketmail.com

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  99. Mascara and lip gloss.

    lauren799 [at] gmail.com

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  100. Beauty secret? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I've also come around to lipstick since trying several that have been reviewed on this blog. LOVE Revlon lip butter! lindsayoliver@windstream.net

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  101. My beauty secret is good blush! I lvoe it!

    boopsnro@yahoo.com

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  102. Thanks for writing this! I don't wear lipstick hardly ever because of that 'dry' feeling but may have to try this kind! Also I agree drinking a lot of water sure helps the skin!

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  103. My beauty secret is a great primer. Nars and Laura Mercier take the cake!

    ab358@evansville.edu

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  104. Definitely mascara & lip gloss! As a woman who doesn't wear lipstick except for special occasions, I am encouraged to try this! corinhaws@gmail.com

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  105. My beauty secret is putting a little bit (barely any) of Vaseline on my fingers and then putting it on my eyelashes every night. It sounds silly, but they've been longer and fuller than before!

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  106. I too, love addind a lip color! I agree that it completely dresses up and finishes a look.

    I personally couldn't go without mascara, but lately have been loving my eyelash extensions! They are pricey, but OMG they make the BIGGEST difference for me! I feel like even without makeup I look far more put together than without them!

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  107. I am trying to find a good lipstick color, I like bold, but not too deep or too bright, It is proving to be difficult, I find something but it comes off so easily and and left not cute. I may have to try this lipstick and see who it works.

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  108. I only look awake with some brow pencil....loribscott@gmail.com

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  109. Mascara.. :0)

    henrysmt@hotmail (dot) com

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  110. You look so amazing with bold lips! I'm super jealous!

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  112. Definitely mascara...my eyelashes are strawberry blonde...so without it I look like I don't have any ha! Love the lipstick...I'm working up the courage to wear some myself. Sorry for the deleted comment...forgot my email alli.clark01@gmail.com

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  113. Keep my face cleansed and hydrated, for a younger glow!
    walker(dot)sahm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. Mine is definitely eye liner :) chantel_jade_walker@yahoo.com

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  115. My beauty secret is eye liner and mascara. I'm a fair skinned with light hair. I feel so color-less and undefined without them. Also sleep and water helps so much with overall beauty. I don't always get enough of either, but I can tell when I don't.
    beth(dot)parkman(at)cv(dot)edu

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  116. I've had the same experience with long wear lipstick so I may give this one a whirl. switchlaser at gmail dot com.

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  117. I (almost) never leave the house without a little eyeliner on, but if I'm looking to take it up a notch I'll add a scarf! It brings so much more color to my face and can make a simple outfit look a lot more put together with almost zero hassle.

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  118. Blush. I'm pale too and so I need a little blush.
    jlw9rd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. I never leave the house without mascara...ever...even at the gym. It makes me look more awake than anything else. Earrings are a close second. They help take a casual look a bit farther.

    Jordan jdmorse23@yahoo.com

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  120. My beauty secret? Smile!

    ekparisi at aol dot com.

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  121. Tweeted it! https://twitter.com/LeHobbylobbyist/status/311218380503928833

    ekparisi at aol dot com.

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  122. One can never have too many lipsticks :) My beauty secret is to mix a bit of highlighter with my foundation to get a glowy look. Great giveaway!

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  123. a clean and moist face is key to great make up

    lcbadlridge at yahoo dot com

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  124. Eyeliner - it dresses up any look.

    frenchieflip@gmail.com

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  125. My beauty secret is eyeliner. My eyes look tired without it! rose_amyd (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  126. I looooooove Revlon Eye-lighter, its the perfect highlight for your eyes.

    Jessnicole1@aol.com

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  127. Enough sleep, is my beauty secret. When you get enough sleep, the skin always looks great.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  128. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/311228849046315008
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  129. Dry shampoo is my go to beauty secret as a grad student. Who has time for a shower everyday. kari (dot) etc (at) gmail (dot) com

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  130. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/KariWins/status/311232896570650624

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  131. definitely eye liner...I look blah without it!
    maryfc1 at gmail dot com

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  132. Midwest winters can be harsh and the winds can be so drying. I am in my early 40s and found the best defense against dry skin in the winter is baby oil! I put it on after my shower and before drying and it helps my skin stay soft all day! I like the scent too!

    paulawhite333@gmail.com

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  133. My beauty secret...never to look into a mirror where I can see my whole face...I put on my makeup by applying my makeup focused on each part, never do I see my entire face...it depresses me.

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  134. Mine is definitely mascara. I feel naked without it. It makes a difference even if I put on no other makeup.

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  135. My beauty secret is mascara! there are plenty of days where I am feeling lazy and dont want to put makeup on so a bit of mascara does the trick.

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  136. Moisturizer with SPF everyday!

    halleykelley at gmail dot com

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  137. Mine is to apply a dusting of baby powder to my face, when I'm down applying my face makeup. It helps set the makeup and keeps my face from getting that oily/shine.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  138. I have one shade of this lipstick already and liked it but I am a little scared of lipstick and didn't know which shade to try next. I saw how pretty "preview" looked on you in the picture and went out and bought it on my lunch break. I cant wait to try it! I also picked up "women's wear" which is a little lighter. Swatched on my hand it looks nearly identical to preview, but these lipsticks tend to look different on the lip than the hand, so we shall see.

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  139. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/311240804955992066
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  140. I love the backstage color on you, it's really pretty!! My beauty secret is definitely lots of moisturizer and chapstick. I"m basically an addict.

    kanders7(at)gmail

    Kristina does the Internets

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  141. Preview looks lovely on you! Thanks for this I'd had the same experience with long-lasting lipstick as you did. I'm looking forward to something better, and I'd love to win your sweeps.:-) juliep13@gmail.com.

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  142. Love backstage. That looks fantastic! My beauty secret (well it's not necessarily a secret but it's great haha) BLUSH! Blush makes a huge difference in the look of your face! It draws attention to your face and makes you look warm and awake! It's such a sweet part of makeup, I just think it makes everyone look adorable and without it your face can look so sallow!

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  143. My beauty secret is lip liner. Love it. I'm hooked on one by Este Lauder...Cafe Rose. Thanks for chance to win.

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  144. I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/sebh55/status/311247771258720257

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  145. I liked it on facebook under ashields28

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  146. Something that I have found helps with oily face is using primer before foundation. Also use a powder to set all of your make up.
    allisonmcary@gmail.com

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  147. I like concealer sbweeks@verizon.net

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  148. My beauty secret: never leave the house without lipstick/lip gloss.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  149. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/311257969713086466

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  150. I would have to say earrings...only because I haven't really found that "perfect shade of lipstick" that I feel makes my look!

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  151. My beauty secret is definitely Coconut Oil! I leave it on for a while in the evenings, and it leaves my skin refreshed without leaving it oily! (And I have oily skin!! :)
    karag88@gmail.com

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  152. My beauty secret is my eyelash curler - everyone asks me if I wear false eyelashes when I use it! jkeckhaver2@gmail.com

    I really miss using Revlon products (and Covergirl, L'Oreal, etc.), but I stopped using them recently because they changed their policies about testing on animals. I just cannot bear to use products that have been force fed to animals and smeared into their eyes. Reluctantly, I switched to Physician's Formula products and love them.

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  153. Definitely eyelash curler! ericamorbeck at gmail dot com

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  154. Love this post! Thanks for the great review on the lipstick!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  155. Eyebrows. I always comb them and highlight with an eyebrow pencil. Great for blondes. Tjkister@verizon.net

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  156. lipstick or gloss for me, as well. Can't leave home without it!

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  157. SLEEP! I look terrible right now because I have not been getting enough of it! Thanks for hosting!

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  158. My beauty secret is a great BB cream. I just learned about these and they do five things in one product- love it! Great giveaway!
    Valerie
    thestylefilesblog (@) gmail (dot) com

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  159. I tweeted the giveaway! @stylefilesval

    https://twitter.com/stylefilesval/status/311277677971640321

    thestylefilesblog at gmail dot com

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  160. My fave beauty secret will always be white strips. Dentist.net has them on sale 10% off with promo code OralCare!!

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  161. I'm torn between lipstick and mascara, but I'd would proababy lean towards mascara. It makes me look awake even when I'm exhausted! Jenna.Drozd@gmail.com

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  162. My beauty secret would have to be using mascara as eyeliner... its so quick and easy not to mention cheap!

    soccerhanz12@yahoo.com

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  163. Oh and I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/HannyBananny45/status/311285306953433089

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  164. Amazingly enough, lipstick is also my new beauty secret. It is amazing because up until a few years ago, I was the girl that NEVER wore lipstick. I couldn't be bothered to reapply so I figured why put it on in the first place. Since I discovered long lasting lipsticks, I have tried several varieties. My current favorite is Benefits Liquid Benetint but I am always on the lookout for more fabulous lips. allisonakr@gmail.com

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  165. My beauty secret is drinking lots of water, and moisturizing! Not really that big of a "secret", but I can definitely tell a difference in my skin, when I do/or don't do, enough of those! Thanks for the giveaway! Love your hair tutorials!!! April R. theruppes@yahoo.com

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  166. They are all pretty colors but I actually prefer the Backstage on you. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  167. 360/365 days I don't wear any makeup...but when I want to put a little on for something extra special I add a little bit of black eyeliner on the outer portion of my bottom lids. I use it so rarely I have the same stick (it hasn't dried out!) from years ago and can't remember what brand it is! jasmin(dot)s(dot)darling(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/artofstudying/status/311297211864596480

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  169. My finishing touch is a great set of jewelry. You'll rarely ever see me without a necklace & earrings on. I can bring a plain t-shirt from comfy casual to professional & put together just with the jewelry I pair with it.

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  170. My beauty secret is moisturize early and often!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  171. My beauty secret is my eyelash curler!

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  172. My beauty secret is my eyelash curler!

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  173. My beauty secret is getting enough sleep

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  174. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/311315858326683648

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  175. I have to wear mascara. It makes my tired eyes open up bright, even when I don't feel it!

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  176. tweet https://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/311317999439187968

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  177. Kate, your blog has inspired me to be more playful with my lipstick!

    My beauty secret is mascara. It perks up tired eyes and gives definition to your eye shape which is always a plus :) caitlin.crass@lexschools.org

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  178. My best secret lately is the Suave Professionals Argan Oil line. It's so cheap, but works amazingly. Thanks for the giveaway!! (mer.marty@yahoo.com)

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  179. Just tweeted! http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2013/03/lipstick-my-beauty-secret.html?showComment=1363061526166#c3706727884945522096 (mer.marty@yahoo.com)

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  180. definitely mascara:)
    amanda5533@gmail.com

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  181. Of course, I agree with lipstick. It's the best! I am also loving tinted moisturizer. It gives me a glow without looking super made up which on some days I really appreciate.
    P.S. My favorite color on you is the middle one. It makes you look genuinely pretty (which I'm sure you are :)
    Blessings,
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  182. Mine would be filling in my eyebrows. It really highlights my eyes and "finishes" my face!

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  183. My favorite beauty accessory (although I love all of it) would be lipgloss. I replaced lipstick with lipgloss a couple years ago and now I HAVE to have that moisture on my lips constantly because it feels great. If I don't have it, I feel naked! haha
    Thanks,
    Shan
    The-How-to-Guru.com
    (shan d walker at g mail dot com)

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  184. A good lipstick is also my beauty secret! I will have to try out one of these colors now!

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  185. Texturized sea salt spray to my second day hair to make a perfect messy bun.

    Jessica-
    jessikapsner@yahoo.com

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  186. My beauty secret is to wear a tinted SPF lotion.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  187. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/311469069289279488
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  188. I am going to start by saying that I follow your blog for about a year, I have “successfully” recreated some of your hair tutorials with my hair and each and every time received compliments and directed everyone that was amazed when they heard I did my updo to your site. While there are other hair tutorial sites out there I believe yours is the best and easiest to follow.
    At the end of last year you wrote that you will change your gear a bit and will get back to more tutorials and I was really looking forward to it, but am a bit disappointed that I feel that while there are indeed less giveaways on your blog, there are “paid” advertisements for different products. The web is soo full of ads nowadays and when I subscribe to a blog, I subscribe to it because I learn something from it. Now I know and understand that you couldn’t possibly post a hairdo every day, but I also enjoy your outfits, your makeup tutorials, and also your occasional rants about life or posts on your cat. I get the fact that bloggers spend a fair amount of their time working on their blog and it is only fair they get paid some compensation from it and I do not mind occasional product reviews that are in fact paid advertisements but it is only fair to the readers to indicate in the title or somewhere visible before the end of the post, that it is a paid advertisement. This way you give readers the option to read it or to skip it, which in the end shows that you respect their time.
    I still love your blog and look forward to your posts every day and will continue to direct people to it, I just hope you stay true to the initial mission of the blog

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  189. Always wash off your make up and less is better than more.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  190. I tweeted too

    https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/311536978199977984

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  191. My secret is to use a good quality foundation.

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  192. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/311553392042463232

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  193. My beauty "secret" is eyeliner. I rarely ever wear make up, but on days that I feel like I need an extra boost eyeliner really does the trick. I use a dark green and smudge it in.

    wtiger9 at bellsouth dot net

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  194. Earrings. After being a stay-at-home-mom, I have realized that throwing in a pair of earrings helps me feel "pulled together".

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  195. Two mascaras! Using two different ones with different purposes (ie. lengthening vs volumizing) gives them an extra boost! Layer one on and follow up with the other while still wet.

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  197. Tweeted too: https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?source=webclient&text=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesmallthingsblog.com%2F2013%2F03%2Flipstick-my-beauty-secret.html%3FshowComment%3D1363129467867%23c8370018017414485978

    s.jaehnig@frontier.com

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  198. Oops! My beauty secret absolutely is water, water, water to keep my skin hydrated and my body energized.
    My email: s.jaehnig@frontier.com

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