When E.l.f. first released their matte lip colors, I didn't initially understand the hype. YouTubers and bloggers were raving about them, but when I tried them--in Natural and Tea Rose--I was thoroughly underwhelmed. They didn't look great on me, but I later realized the problem was color selection. I chose two of the palest shades … Continue reading E.l.f. Haul Update #3: E.l.f. Matte Lip Color
So last week I posted my recent E.l.f. haul, but since then, I purchased two new foundations, both very different, but highly recommended for my skin issues. After a week or two of using each, I can say that I love one, and truly despise the other like I've never despised a foundation before. With … Continue reading E.l.f. Haul Additions: Review of Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum
E.l.f. is one of my favorite makeup brands. And not just for drugstore makeup. E.l.f. has such an amazing variety of really affordable, (almost always) high quality, cruelty-free products, that I am always excited to see what they've come out with! Most recently, it's their line of Beautifully Precise makeup brushes, which are just stunning to … Continue reading Early Fall E.l.f. Haul!
It may come as a surprise to you that, as an in-no-danger-of-being-reformed eyeshadow junkie, a relatively small neutral drugstore palette would be my collection staple. It's just so, well, basic. But that is exactly the appeal. This is the only palette that is always in my makeup bag, because it contains the perfect shadows to complement … Continue reading My Makeup Collection Staples #2: Cover Girl TruNaked Nudes Palette
Rose Gold is a universally-flattering shade. It works on just about every skin tone, in every season, for any purpose. For this reason, both drugstore and high-end makeup companies have been releasing rose gold themed makeup palettes over the last year, and today, I'm putting four drugstore palettes to the test. So without further ado … Continue reading Battle of the Drugstore Rose Gold Palettes
This is a tough month for favorites. Not only have I been trying a lot of new products, but I was also traveling for about a month this summer and when I got back, I just wanted to play with all the makeup I'd left behind! So there aren't too many things I've been using … Continue reading September Favorites
I recently received a sample of the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel in my September Play! by Sephora box. First, kudos to you, Sephora, for including such a popular item in your subscription box! I was really excited to see that. I immediately knew I wanted to test it against a few other clear brow gels … Continue reading Worth the Hype? Anastasia Clear Brow Gel v. Drugstore and Affordable Options
I live in Texas. Texas is hot. There's just no way around it. It's September and it is still almost 100 degrees every day. So while other bloggers post new fall cosmetic collections, full of beautiful deep eyeshadows, thick winged liner, and burgundy matte lips, I'm still here trying to race from my office to my … Continue reading Best Transition-to-Fall Lip Products; or, It May Be the First Day of Fall, but It Still Feels Like Summer