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November Makeup Haul-Lips,Cheeks and Brushes

This is the second post of my November makeup haul. I picked up a few more things from a few brands that I've been meaning to try for a while.


Every since I saw Beyonce' in the L'oreal commercial I wanted to try this lip color. I wanted to see if the 16 hour- never fail color would live up to it's claim. I love this color! I lost my Mac Ruby Woo lipstick and I was very upset but now that I have this color, I could care less about finding my Ruby Woo lipstick. This red is an excellent dupe for Ruby Woo, I actually like it better than Ruby Woo. I purchased it from Target for $8.99. I saw it at CVS and it was priced for $13.99... Target is the best bet. I could go on and on about this lipstick but I'm going to save it for my review with pictures.


I've also been meaning to try cream blushes forever, but I was always apprehensive about applying it since cream can be more concentrated than powder at times. I decided to try cream blushes from an inexpensive brand like NYX. NYX has many great products that I'm a fan of and these cream blushes were no exception! I bought these from a seller off of Ebay. It was about $13 for 2 blushes including shipping.

You get a great amount for the price. These blushes are very easy to blend and they last all day. I also plan on using them as cream color bases for eyeshadow and powder blushes. The application is a breeze, although I'm still trying to find the perfect brush to apply it with. I got the colors Red Cheeks and Bronze Goddess. I thought Red Cheeks would be a dupe for Nars Exhibit A blush but it's not... Red Cheeks is a berry color, so I will eventually have to fork over the $25 to buy the Nars Exhibit A blush. Bronze Goddess is a beautiful color, it is your ideal bronzer and blush all in one.

Red Cheeks on left, Bronze Goddess on right


I've heard so many reviews (all postiive) about Sigma brushes from You Tube and from other makeup artists. Sigma finally made it so that you can purchase individual brushes from their website instead of buying the full set. So, I of course had to see what the hype was all about, plus I'm a Sigma affiliate (more about that later) so I purchased 2 of their brushes.

I bought the E 60 Large Shader brush and the F80 Flat top Kabuki brush. I purchased the large shader brush for my kit because I needed a brush to apply pigments, emollients and bases to my client's eyes. The E60 is a replica for Mac's 252 shader brush, it's also the same as Mac's 242 brush but it's larger.

I bought the Flat top Kabuki brush for myself because it's one of Sigma's best selling brushes and it's supposed to deliver flawless foundation application. I haven't tried either brush yet, so I really can't say at this point if I like them or not. I will have a full review for both brushes very soon. I'm having a blog contest the end of the month and depending on how I like the F80 Flat top Kabuki brush... it'll be in the giveaway!
F80 Flat top Kabuki Brush

F80 Flat top Kabuki Brush

E60 Large Shader Brush
That is all for my November haul. I won't be buying this much again for several months... it was fun while it lasted :)


Anonymous said…
Great haul! I'm dying for that red lipstick though. That swatch leaves me no choice but to buy it. :) Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
It's a beautiful red, you must get it :)
Shaimaa said…
Wow !
The red lip stick is just perfect , i love this shade but it hard to find
Ms. Viva Glam said…
I know, I love this shade of red. Target and most drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens carry that color and I'm sure someone on Ebay is selling it.

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