THE PERFECT PENCILS FROM THE BALM

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I’m truly a stickler for a good eyeliner pencil. I rarely use them, and that’s mostly because the formulas aren’t creamy enough. The skin around your eyes is so much more sensitive and thin than the rest of your face, so the last thing I want to do is pull and tug on the skin trying to get a dry liner on! I just got my hands on theBalm’s new pencils, Mr. Write (Now), in all eight gorgeous shades… And now begins one of very few eyeliner reviews I’ve ever done!

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LORAC LIPPIES

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Hello, friends! First off I want to welcome you back to MissMaven.com. You may have noticed I took a little break during the holidays just to get some rest. I extended my break into January because I also wanted to update the look of my blog, so I hope you like it! This is me officially signing back on.

Now, on to the fun stuff!

By now you must know I am totally in love with the LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks. These are just the most beautifully pigmented matte lipstick shades, and despite being a matte formula my lips never get dry. It’s really the most unique lip formula I’ve used! LORAC has just come out with a gift set, which you can find at Kohl’s, featuring a sleek new gold packaging. The gift set includes five of their best selling shades, and three of my personal favorites happen to be in it! (That would be Duchess, CEO, and my number one: Seductress.)

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FALL INTO WINTER

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Transitioning from fall makeup to winter makeup requires a few minor tweaks to go from the warm and cozy looks of autumn to a more icy, rosy winter look. When I think of winter makeup I immediately think of a cool, pearly highlight paired with soft berry lips, and an altogether softer look, whereas fall is our chance to go for more bold and daring looks with deeper, darker shades.

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BLACK FRIDAY: SIGMA BEAUTY

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So many of my favorite beauty products are from Sigma, most especially their eye shadow palettes! Among my favorites are the Resort Palette, which came out a long time ago, (now the individual shadows are available, you can see them here!) and the Brilliant & Spellbinding Palette, which is a more recent release. Another classic favorite is the Paris Palette, with rich, pigmented shadows and blushes all in one kit.

But no matter which products you’re hooked on, Sigma is having two big promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday… Keep reading!!

I know a lot of my readers and viewers are international residents, so Sigma is catering to everyone with this promotion: Beginning now through 11/28 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time) every single order, whether domestic or international, will ship for free! To take advantage of this promotion, just enter code BF2014 at checkout.

As for Cyber Monday, Sigma is offering 20% off sitewide with code CM2014. (Valid only on December 1 from 12am to 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.) So all those Sigma goodies you’ve been eyeing but haven’t committed to buying yet, now is the time!!