Bargain Beauty Alert: NYC CityProof Twistable Intense Color Crayon in Fulton St. Fuchsia

I’ve got to stop being such a makeup snob. I tend to stick to my tried and true brands, often dismissing brands that have really low price points. Maybe it’s from years back when I first became makeup obsessed and bought cheaper products that didn’t wow me with their quality. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned through beauty blogging, it’s that you can’t judge a product by its price point or where it’s sold. There are gems to be found at all levels of makeup. One brand that I’ve typically ignored for no reason really is NYC or New York Color.

When I first laid eyes on NYC’s version of a lip crayon, I wasn’t that excited. Sure it looked pretty but it couldn’t be as good as my beloved pencils from NARS, Annabelle or Clinique. No sirree bob. But I was wrong. NYC’s CityProof Twistable Intense Color Crayon in Fulton St. Fuchsia* is a winner.

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Sneak Peek: Avon’s Ultra Color Absolute Lipsticks

Every day I wear a different lipstick. That’s just how I roll. But this week, something happened. I wore a colour two days in a row. Ground-breaking right? That rarely, and I mean rarely, happens. The lipstick in question is from Avon. It’s called Pure Orchid, a lovely bright purplish fuchsia pink. I love how it looks, and I love how it feels and I can’t stop wearing it!

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You Need These: MAC’s Extra Dimension Blushes – Autoerotique and Pleasure Model

MAC’s Extra Dimension collection came out right after Christmas, and I have to admit, I didn’t pay much attention. Over the years, I have had to force myself not to pay attention as it seemed I was spending loads of money on every Limited Edition collection MAC released. But a week or so ago, something struck a chord with me with this collection. I read reviews, watched vloggers and I suddenly felt compelled to have two blushes from the collection: Autoerotique* and Pleasure Model. I’m glad I caved in because these are amazing. If you are a blush fan, you need to run, and I mean run to your local MAC counter and investigate.

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NARS Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil Takes Centre Stage

NARS Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil has been on my wish list forever. Anytime I was at a Sephora or a NARS counter, I would swatch it, want it but yet talk myself out of it. “You don’t ‘need’ it,” I told myself. Well, finally just two weeks ago, the ‘want’ finally became too much and I hit checkout on Sephora.com. So glad I did because this colour is divine.

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Love This: Cherry Glaze Huggable Lip Colour from MAC

To kick off the New Year, I decided to put myself on a spending ban…on clothing. Considering it’s only mid-January, I like to think I’ve done well so far. But you know what they say about one door closing, another opens. And this door has opened to makeup hauling. Oh yes. I confess. There’s been some hauling. First haul of the year was for MAC’s new Huggable lipsticks, a limited edition range of moisturizing glossy lipsticks.

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