Hair Shapes and Hair Types

Oh my! So many shapes and hair types! As you can see from the previous makeup brush posts, the hair shape and size is what really determines the application. This being said, it appears that most of the makeup brushes out there are for the eye area to make that perfect eye look.

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As I mentioned in part 1, foundation brushes come in many shapes and sizes concealers do too. Concealer brushes are the smaller head version of foundation brushes. Usually they are synthetic since a cream texture is involved. Again, sable brushes are the best animal hair for creams and liquids since they are firm enough to spread and blend with precision.

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I recently had a request to do a post on brushes. I had been thinking about doing one but postponed it until I got somewhat of a rhythm to my blog. Not yet musical but carries a faint tune I guess, I will do a couple of posts on makeup brushes. I will state that I won't do the usual review of "this is soft and great, worth the money to spend." No, I won't do that because personally I have done enough of those on Makeupalley. I think I will go on to show how brushes really are.

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Yaby Cosmetics was developed by Toronto makeup artist Liz Yu. This is a line that caters to makeup artists with its customizable palettes and pans of color. Just because it is a makeup artist line that doesn't mean a regular civilian can't try and use this. I ended up getting some cake eyeliners and one eyeshadow. I know, "what a small haul." Believe me, I really don't need to add more makeup to my collection. I just buy what I want need.

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Ever feel like your face is melting off like butter on a hot Danish pastry? And then, the colors turn this weird orange (oxidize) because it is reacting with the PH level secretions from your pores! The colors that looked good on you when you applied them in the morning, now look like they have been squeezed out of a container of rancid oil in a fast food restaurant!

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My blog is 3 weeks old today! Wow, time flies by! I have 6 followers (at the time I was typing this), a little cult that I am so proud of. Unlike Conan O'Brien who had his followers from the Late Show to the Tonight Show, I didn't expect anyone to read my blog from Makeupalley since I liked (like) obscure lines. In fact, if I were a TV show, I would be canceled by now.

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For those of you who have bought the OCC Lip Tars, you may have noticed that the tubes dribble and drool color in the caps, unless you were lucky enough to get the doe foot tip which leaves a clean cap. I am not really complaining but I know this can be bothersome. The tubes contain an ample amount for the non-makeup artist, finishing one tube would take awhile since they are so pigmented. In fact, you could split a tube with a friend.

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As I get my walker out, I mean as I get older, I realize that I love makeup but I have become lazier in applying sometimes. Summers especially are a killer since I always think I am in Hell. Have I done anything wrong during the Fall, Winter, and Spring to bring this much habanero heat under my feet? (Hey, that rhymed!)

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I decided to put up some descriptions of the OCC LCC that I have. Remember, these powders can be mixed with anything OCC makes, also can be mixed with anything you have in your makeup stash.

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Just in case you were curious about OCC Loose Colour Concentrates, here are some swatches of some of them.

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lip tar swatch and lip brush

I really didn't need to post a part 3 but I had more thoughts about OCC that I had to get off my mind. Besides, I had to post more pictures of my lips in different colors since
the Lip Tars are so much fun.

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OCC is a fun and friendly line when it comes to playing with the products. The sky is the limit and that is what I love. I don't have to think of color that won't show up because of unnecessary fillers. If I find the color is too saturated, I can always dilute. I won't have to worry about colors turning murky or oxidizing. And, I won't have to guess if what I see in the container will be like that on my face. It is all pure pigment.

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I had trouble writing a review about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics because I couldn't put into words what I felt about this line. I think I have imprinted my footprints deeply into my carpet from pacing so much, trying to think up paragraphs and not just words like: WOW! Once-in-blue-moon! The-next-generation! The cosmetics of the HD! etc. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is the pro line of HD technology what Max Factor was to the birth of film.

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Changing the texture and mixing powder blush

Another reason why I like Joe Blasco blushes is because I can experiment. There are several ways I can use these blushes; dry, wet, mixed with other products.

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I love blush and it is too bad that I only have two cheeks to put it on. Well, really four but I don’t want my blush to finish that quickly. I recently got my hands on some Joe Blasco powder blushes. Since, I have a fondness for his foundations, the blushes were bound to find there way into my stash.

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