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Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

omorrow, I am heading to our senior leadership retreat in Kelowna, the wine country of BC. It will be hot which means no business suits required! Today’s post is a roundup of the makeup I am packing for my trip. I decided to keep things fairly simple this time because I always pack too much for business trips and use only a fraction of the items I brought. Eyes: I am not taking any eyeshadow palettes this time because I…

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Hurriya’s Key Rules for Workday Makeup

Hurriya’s Key Rules for Workday Makeup

I am always the person wearing the most makeup at the office – without exception. And yet, I can never be as flamboyant as I actually want to be in the workplace. People are shocked when I tell them my everyday workplace look takes 13-16 products on average to achieve – but I use a light hand. Smooth skin and a subtle glow is what I am generally going for – not to mention that well-rested look which helps me…

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Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Today’s post is a bit of a different flavor – I will be talking about some of my base makeup which is nowhere near as sexy as my duochrome eyeshadows but an essential nonetheless. After returning from a week=long vacation, I was perusing my makeup drawer this morning trying to decide what combination of products will form my return-to-work look. I came across one product that I have been working on for some time. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Photo…

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March Makeup Staples

March Makeup Staples

I am the proud owner of a fairly large makeup collection. I keep track of it all on a Google Docs Worksheet; this allows me to quickly peruse my products in each category to decide which I will go for that day. It is a lot of fun picking out how I will mix and match highlighters and eyeshadows and lipsticks. However, when on the go, I am looking for the easy button –  something I won’t have to think…

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