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SheaMoisture Sheer Foundation, Wet and Dry Foundation and Concealer Review .jpg

I finally got my hands on the new SheaMoisture Cosmetic line! After seeing all the picture on Instagram which had us practically salivating I could not wait to try them out.  After failing at every attempt to find them at my local Target stores SheaMoisture kindly sent over a couple of products for me to try.  Currently there aren’t many lines exclusively for Women of Color that are sold at places like Target or our local drug stores. The first ones that come to mind are Iman and Black Opal, but SheaMoisture is the only line that deals in Hair

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Spring is here!! *hits my dougie* With the warm sun, budding flowers, and spring showers also comes some must have new colors from Too Faced! Readers, meet the new Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks!  These are more then a lipstick they are a Stain, Lip Gloss and Lipstick all in one. Now I’m sure you don’t have anything like that in your stash.. thinking OCC Liptars? Think again, these are nothing like them!

MAC Surf Baby blush

Yesterday I went into Sephora to return something and walked back out empty handed. Yes I know I have a 15% off VIB coupon to use but I’m really trying to control my spending and get this credit card paid off before the end of May. I already featured this  product in a video that shows My Favorite Orange and Coral Blushes. Today I wanted to add a little bit of color to my cheeks so I pulled out my MAC Surf Baby Blush.  Isn’t it gorgeous? It was a limited edition item that came about 2 years ago. Were

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Bevel Razor For Coarse Hair

I think my husband is one of the sexiest men on earth. He has a football player’s build, deep voice and a sexy chocolate bald head. Now remember ladies, I said he’s married! Since my husband won’t let his hair grow due to what he consider to be thin patches in his hair from wearing a football helmet, he keeps it shaved. This shaving process happens 3-4x’s a week and while the end result is a semi smooth head – I say semi because he uses clippers – the only problem is hair gets ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE! This is one of

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#Lupita Nyong'o #lancome

.@lupita_nyongo joins Lancôme! #lupitaforlancome #beautyicon © Alexi Lubomirski for Lancôme pic.twitter.com/oFLA2YiuoX — Lancôme USA (@LancomeUSA) April 4, 2014 When Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her role in 12 years a slave the beauty word was a flurry with which company she should become a brand ambassador for. Everyone was casting their lots their company of choice and  I’ll admit I would have loved to see her with Make Up For Ever or Nars, but with every nucleotide in my body I did not want to see her with MAC Cosmetics. Why? Why would I not want  see one of

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Jergens BB Body Cream

This post was sponsored by Jergens BB Body Cream through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jergens BB Body Cream, all opinions are my own.”  BB Creams, they took the cosmetic industry by storm and soon there weren’t only BB Creams but their were CC, and DD creams! Too much, yea I thought so too and I never really jumped on the band wagon because there was  never shade or a formula made that would work with my skin tone.  I’d honestly thought the BB Cream phase was over and it was

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This post was sponsored by Coupons.com and contains affiliate links. Everyone looks forward to getting their tax refund. While, some consider this to be a free loan we shouldn’t be giving the government others like to think of it as the second Christmas and finally your chance to buy all the things you want for yourself. This year with our tax refund my husband and I decided to pay off one of our cars and a couple of other small bills. We also decided that each of us would receive a small allotment of “spending money” to do as we

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Must Have Orange and Coral Blushes

I promise it feels like Spring is really here now. Yea we just had a little bit of snow, but I think that was Old Man Winter’s last blow. I’ve been doing some Spring Cleaning  with all of my makeup and I came across several orange blushes that have always tickled my fancy along with a couple of new ones that I’ve recently added to my collection.  Two of my faves are the Maybelline Master Glaze and the new Makeup Forever HD Blush. I give all the deets in the video below so check it out and after your done

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Milani Brilliant Shine Lip gloss

Remember when I gave you guys all those juicy lip swatches of the Milani Cosmetics Color Sensational Lip Glosses? Well, get ready for something special to go on top of them. Introducing the Milani Cosmetics Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss!! There are about fourteen shades in all and I have ten swatched for you. The Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss delivers moisture and intense shine. When I first tried them out I seriously expected Lil’ Mama to walk into my room and start a rendition of  “My Lip Gloss is Popping”. Also, there’s nothing better than a non tacky lip gloss. I

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If you follow me on Instagram, (which I know you all are doing anyway) you probably saw the a picture I posted featuring me before applying makeup and afterwards using the Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer. I’ve spoke about my skin disorder before here on Cosmetically Challenged, because honestly my skin disorder is how I came up with the name. I turned to Makeup and Cosmetics because I was tired of the stares and negative comments I would receive from people. It’s even gone as far as being handed domestic violence pamphlets and someone insisting that I seek help. Recently I

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Must Have Beauty Book and Vidoes

How do you like to learn about Beauty and Makeup? Most people turn to youtube, but I’ve always been the type of person that likes to curl up with good book or a movie and just indulge.  I’ve always been into Makeup but I really didn’t turn to books until I started working as a MUA while living in North Carolina. Though it came out after I left North Carolina my favorite book of all time has to be the Makeup Your Mind Express Yourself by Francois Nars. What I love the diversity of this book and how it uses

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