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MAC Lipstick Dupes

Since I just announced the winners of my first ever NYX giveaway, I thought it would be fun to look for some dupes for MAC within the NXY Cosmetics line.

I will be posting new dupes as I find them. If you ladies have dupes you would like to share or find please tag me on IG: #twofacedhoney, I would love to share you suggestions and reviews.

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Giveaway Winners

NYX Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the NYX giveaway! These young ladies are doing wonderful things on instagram you should check out their posts, you will be glad you did: @garlenec76, @eyessounique, @saappnaa786!

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NYX Cosmetics Giveaway

Have you entered yet?

Well, here is your chance to win 5 NYX Soft Matte Lip glosses!

Check my instagram post, @twofacedhoney for giveaway details and to enter.

Good luck to everyone!

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The Authority of Aubergine

The Darker Side of Purple

Long connected with the Kings and Queens of the royal houses, this intense purple hue lends an air of sophistication and sensual allure to any Fall look. Like navy,  it's subtle enough for a smoldering smoky eye.

Try pairing this power packed color with:
    • Orange: These two commanding hues won't clash, instead the will give an extra punch to your look when wore together
    • Navy: A deep blue shade may not be one of the easiest hue to pair with purple, but the result is breathtaking 
    • Blush: This dainty color will help you to double up on the girlie factor
    • Cobalt: This wild card pairing is fashion-forward and one of the the seasons top color picks
Try your favorite eyeshadow combinations with this shade that's made for Fall. Check on instagram: @twofacedhoney to see the looks I created with this plum colored hue. 

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Makeup Tip: Avoid Getting Mascara On Your Eyeshadow

Mascara Nightmare

 how to avoid getting mascara smudges on your eyeshadow via

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Makeup Tip: Choosing Foundation

Cake Face Blues

Have you ever wondered why one foundation shade looks perfect on you, yet another one that appears to be the same shade doesn’t work quite as well? The first one is probably matched perfectly to your skin surface tone and undertone, while the other shade might have the wrong undertone, which can make your face look dull, muddy or ashy. Knowing your skin’s undertone can help you choose the makeup that will look the best on you.

Your skin’s surface tone is the color that you can see on the surface of your skin, often described as light, medium, tan, deep, and so on. Your skin’s undertone is the color underneath the surface. You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.

Undertones are in the categories of:

Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones)
Warm/Golden (yellow or golden undertones)
Neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones)

Some include Olive as a separate, fourth category, but most consider it neutral because it has a mix of warm and cool undertones.

Undertone Facts & Myths
Pale skin is often said to have pink undertones, but it can also have yellow undertones, with the palest skin tending to have pinker undertones and more yellow for darker tones. According to celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown most people have a yellowish cast to the skin and pink undertones are actually rare. Asians are always assumed to be warm because many of them have a yellowish cast to the skin, but they actually can also have cool-based undertones.

Dark skin has more yellow and red undertones, with yellow on the lighter end and red-blue on the darker end. Very dark skin can have blue, red or olive undertones. There can be both light olive and dark olive skin tones.

This, of course, is a simplification. Undertone is determined and affected by diet and overall health. The skin’s surface color can change, due to factors like sun exposure, which is why some of us are lighter during the fall and winter months and get darker during spring and summer. The undertone remains the same, although it can look like it has changed. In these instances we could get a false undertone reading. When I get darker in the summer and have to purchase new foundation usually the countner help try and sell me a foundation with red undertones, which makes me look muddy, I actually have yellow undertones. There is no definitive way for everyone to determine their undertone. What method works will depend on the individual, but here are a few tests to help you out:

Vein Test
Perhaps the easiest way to discern skin’s undertone, although it doesn’t always work for everyone, is to check the color of your veins. If your veins look blue, you have a cool undertone, if they look green you have a warm undertone and if you can’t tell, you’re neutral.

White Fabric Test
Pull your hair back away from your face (or cover it with a white towel) and drape a white towel or cloth around your neck and shoulders. Your face should be freshly cleansed. The white (make sure it's ivory white) will reflect the true color. If your face looks more yellow, you’re warm. If your skin has a blue tone you’re cool. The result also depends on lighting since fluorescent lights can give skin a greenish tint. Test for undertones in natural or incandescent light.

Clothing Test
This is probably a better test than using white towels or fabric, especially if you have darker skin: Observe how you look in opposing colors—such as blue-green (cool) or yellow-green (warm) and blue-red (cool) or orange-red (warm).

Silver/Gold Test
If you look good in silver, you probably have a cool undertone. If you look better in gold, then you're warm. If you look good in both, you’re probably neutral.

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