Don't let the cream-to-powder part fool you; it is more of a cream cream that is dryer than most creams but moist enough for the lashline.  If I compare this to a pro product like Joe Blasco Ultamattes, Jane Iredale is more consumer friendly and requires less precision and/or blending when used as an eyeshadow or liner.  Yes, this can be used as a cream eyeshadow.  The colors are practical and nice-deep matte brown, golden shimmer brown, and shimmery copper brown. 

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I know for many of you makeup junkies out there, you have an obsession with taupes.  So do I!  But like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, I find that many of the taupes I have tried just don't work right: too brown, too gray, too dark, too light, too warm, too cool.  You know what I mean. 

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I was recently asked what brushes were being used in the most recent Into the Palette post.  Brushes are mostly a preference and believe it or not, not every brush is made for all shapes of the eye.  Different brushes do work better on small lids or monolids and others with space on their lid.  The following is only a guide on how and why the brushes were used for that specific area.  Remember, you may not agree since application habits can differ.

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Lauren Hutton was one model that I remembered well because of her tooth gap smile.  She wasn't perfect in the sense that she wasn't the molded model, she was more of the real person that rocketed to supermodel status.  Now, she makes wonderful cosmetics marketed for real people and for mature women. 

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eyeshadow application on mature eyes

Yes, this is the post that I had been working on before I had my computer troubles.  I wanted to get this out sooner but realized that makeup and computers do not mix!  I felt my head spinning and my typing slurring so I decided to get my computer woes worked out.

Now, I am pretty much ready.  The tutorial is posted on my INTO THE PALETTE blog.  It is pretty much for everyone because it emphasizes shape and structure of the eyes.  And pretty much adaptable for every eye shape from old to young!

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Yes, I bought this one because when you have all of Julie's lipsticks, you want the new ones that come out because they feel so comfortable on the skin.  This is another Bijou lipstick which retails for $20USD.  The Bijou ones are great if you aren't into the semi-matte reds.  These are like a lipbalm texture but with more color but less than the lipstick.  Jacqueline is the newest one.

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OK, I apologize for not posting.  I should have stated NOW is my blogging break, but it isn't.  I have had computer problems for the last few days.  My computer died and I tried recovering it from a cd which didn't work, then I thought okay, I have Ubuntu linux.  I installed that which is fine but my rhythm is off.  I don't know much about Linux but Ubuntu is suppose to be one of the easiest.  I guess it is, I posted this post didn't I?  What I don't get is the superuser and root stuff which mucked up my computer so I had to reinstall so many times and got it to where I want it.  And now for other muck ups.  I bought Windows 7 Home Premium so I can reinstall into my hard drive which had been partitioned by Gparted included in Linux.  I thought I would do a dual boot of Linux and Windows.  This way I could use my pictures that I backed up on my Click Free.  Well, hell broke loose!!!!  I installed Windows 7 but it would hang and never install completely in my computer which is very compatible.  I reinstalled about a dozen times and nothing.  I could not get it to install AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!  And since I am not a techie I didn't know how to get to my linux by inserting the GRUB that would allow me to dual boot because I couldn't get onto the net because when I rebooted I couldn't get linux.  You see the wheel that I am spinning?  So I had to reinstall Ubuntu and get everything back to where it was which wasn't much but I had certain websites that I had bookmarked.  And not to mention emails that have been piling up. 

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I am totally in love with 3CC loose powders.  Now, I know I said RCMA No Color was my Holy Grail of powders and it still is.  3CC just makes these luxurious tinted loose powders that are so sheer and refined that you would think you are applying the most exquisite loose powders of some glamorous high end brand.  Well, you are but with a pro touch.

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For those of you who never visited MUATV (which I have a link to on the bottom right hand corner of this blog) I suggest you do because Joe Blasco not only interviews people in the industry and reviews some products other than his own, he tours my two favorite beauty supply stores Naimie's and Frends.  He also tours Cinema Secrets store while interviewing the founder Maurice Stein

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MyChelle Cosmetics Dermaceuticals is a line that consists of skincare and mineral makeup that is free of phthalates, parabens and fragrance.  I have often seen the skincare at my local Whole Foods but never seen the revamped cosmetic line.  Years ago I bought the lip and cheek sticks which were pretty nice and now they have foundations, concealers, eyeshadows, cheek, and lip products.  Since I had a Skincarerx.com gift certificate, I decided to try the foundations and a concealer.

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