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Maybelline New York has just released 10 new shades of Maybelline SuperStay Ink Liquid Lipstick ($11.99 CAD). The Un-Nudes Collection features a range of neutral shades from the more traditional to the more unique. There are some really beautiful everyday shades here ranging from light to dark along with some more adventurous lavender hues. I […]

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Review and Swatches

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PR Samples I am absolutely loving the packaging of the new Maybelline Total Temptation Collection. The peachy blush hue contrasted with black is so modern yet pretty. Well done Maybelline! I especially love the soft touch feel of the mascara tube. The Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette offers a beautiful mix of both […]

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara and Shadow + Highlight Palette Review & Swatches

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What better way to wrap up 2017 than looking at the 10 posts published on Realizing Beauty in 2017 that you loved the most. Here are the Top 10 Viewed Posts on Realizing Beauty from 2017. It looks like you all love Dior. I must say, I like your taste! 1) Top 10 Coral Peach […]

Top 10 Posts on Realizing Beauty from 2017

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[op-opleads uid=”Ba5xNg95zjJY”] I posted last week about my struggle finding foundations that work on my dry skin and don’t exacerbate my dryness or highlight the textured areas of my dry skin. Foundations tend to break apart and go patchy highlighting the dryness on my chin and nose. They also tend to migrate into my deep […]

Best Drugstore Foundation & Concealers for Dry Skin

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PR Samples/Affiliate Links  Maybelline is definitely one of my top two drugstore brands for mascaras. The formulations and brushes rarely disappoint. The new Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara ($12.99 CAD) is another great addition to their mascara offering.  The new winged brush design, with it’s strategic layout of both shorter and longer bristles, gives […]

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara Review

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PR Samples/Affiliate Links The new Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipsticks ($9.99 CAD) are an amazing affordable option at the drugstore when you are looking for high colour payoff, full coverage, vibrant hued lipsticks that will have you turning heads. The formula features a non-drying Kaolin clay base that facilitates the opaque finish. I […]

Maybelline The Loaded Bolds Lipstick Review

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Hi! I’m Christa and I’m a professional makeup artist. I'm passionate about helping women embrace, and enhance, their natural beauty. I believe makeup should not be a mask we hide behind. It’s a fun and empowering tool to accentuate our true beauty.

Hello!

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