The Best Form of Makeup

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!Is great skin. 

I’m no spring chicken anymore and two kids will take a toll on your look. Some things can be hidden with the wonders of stellar foundation matched with amazing cover-up but even then, there are no promises. Having a quality skin care routine is just like having a great exercise plan–both will ultimately make you look good in your clothes (or make up) but isn’t the ultimate goal to look good naked? Yes. Yes, it is.

Want to know the secret to great makeup? It's great skin! Kids, life, environment, age can call take a toll on looking refreshed but not anymore!

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Wet ‘n Wild Matte Lip Colors – Yep, You Need ‘Em

This post was submitted by Tiffany! A fabulous Clumps of Mascara contributor.

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color

So we introduced y’all to these babies on Instagram, but now the full review is here!

Wet ‘N Wild doesn’t disappoint when it comes to keeping up with the trends on a budget and these Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are no different! The name describes them so well. They are definitely matte as in no sheen or shine to them, but the velvety finish keeps them from being too drying. The formula almost reminds of Maybelline’s Matte Lipsticks, which I adore, so that was a win in my book.

I bought the colors Hickory Smoked (A363), Charred Cherry (A364), and Berry Tales (A366). Hickory Smoked and Charred Cherry ended up being my favs since I found them very easy to wear without needing to tweak them to look right on me. Berry Tales was too light for my taste, however, it is a pretty color and some of you ladies will be able to rock it fabulously!

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Essie Go Ginza – A One Coat Wonder

This post was submitted by Tiffany! A fabulous Clumps of Mascara contributor.

Nails on mug

Spring time is finally here, y’all! I know, I know… it seems hard to tell if Mother Nature got the memo considering this cold weather all of a sudden, or maybe Winter wasn’t going out quietly. To get those Spring vibes going again, especially with Easter being today, I decided to rock some pastel polish this week to celebrate my second favorite season. Bonus: I’m finally getting to try out a color I’ve had for a minute but didn’t wear because it didn’t match my mood.

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What Shampoo and Condish are you using?

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Volumizing Mascara

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

we heart this – Fake what your Mama gave you (then, you plucked away!) The IT Cosmetics Brow Power Super Skinny pencils are our new favorite brow tool.

Beautygeeks – Eczema doesn’t disappear with the snow at first melt, right? So enter to win one of two Aveeno body-care giveaways that each include an array of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing, Eczema Care and Eczema Baby products (open to US and Canada)!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for a little treat for your hair! Click here to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a 9-piece prize package of products from Natural Instincts and Herbal Essences!

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It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

It Cosmetics mascara

These mascara names are getting longer and longer. It cracks me up. Any It Cosmetics fans in the house? Do yourself a favor and try their brushes. You know I am soooo for drugstore brushes (hey EcoTools!) but it’s hard not to spend my entire paycheck on their brushes. They’re just that fabulous.

Oh yeah…you came here for a review of the It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. Not their brushes.

Onward, we go. Please don’t laugh at my pictures. I tried to make them all funky and look comic book’y. Work with me here, dear friends. 

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

 

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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara review

Marc Jacobs mascara

Yeeeep, that’s a mouthful, ain’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever featured Marc Jacobs anything on Clumps of Mascara and is a darn shame, because I actually really like the brand. Their nail polishes are absolutely wonderful. Granted, it’s the packaging that I go gaga over, but shoot…I love me a higher-end brand that makes me feel all fancy when I’m using their products. Marc Jacobs is IT.

That said, I had been meaning to try this mascara for quite some time and I finally swooped by Sephora a month ago to test drive it. Like many higher-end mascaras, I had high hopes for it because well, it’s a $26 mascara. You’d have high hopes for it too, am I right?

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Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara review

Revlon Ultimate All-In-One

I hate Revlon mascaras. Yeah, I said it. I know it’s pretty risky making such a claim about a brand as big as them but I’ve reviewed so many of their mascaras and most, if not ALL of them have sucked. I purchased their Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara only because a friend of mine wanted to get my thoughts on it. My expectations were anything but high so mmmm, let’s see if this mascara turned me into a believer. 

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