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Lorac Mega Pro 2

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been sifting through all the holiday collection info and wandering around the local beauty counters to see what’s new and awesome. Some would call it shopping, I call it research! I’m trying to be a little more selective with my purchases lately, so there were a bunch of things I thought about but decided against (though my for-real wishlist is still entirely too long). Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick…

Louboutin Lipstick Youpiyou

If you ask me, Louboutin is pretty much the epitome of luxury, in the sense that there’s almost always a more practical/less expensive version of whatever you’re looking at. Function follows form with this brand. Sky-high heels that scream ‘yeah, I’ll be taking a cab home’, eight-inch-tall nail polish bottles and the latest addition to the beauty line: lipsticks that practically demand their own display cases. Don’t get me wrong, the quality is there –…

Contour color swatches

For the longest time it seemed like contouring products were in short supply. Bronzers aplenty, even some matte ones, but the warmer tones don’t always make for convincing shadows. I’ve been chasing that perfect contour color for a while now and have finally found some that will fake cheekbones like a champ. Surratt Artistique Blush, Grisaille – In case you can’t tell from the pan, Grisaille is my most-used contour powder and has been for a while. It’s…

Skincare - turning it over to the pros

This post is created in partnership with Paula’s Choice and Pretty in My Pocket. Please note NOTHING in this post should be taken as medical advice – these are my own personal experiences. Any medical treatments should be worked out between you and your doctor.  (Spoiler: this post contains a 20% discount for you!) I’ve detailed my skin woes at length, but for those of you just tuning in – my skin and I, we’ve had a kinda…

Spotlight: Burberry Beauty

This week we come to one of my favorite brands of all time – Burberry. Their makeup line isn’t an old name – it launched in 2010 – but clearly it’s had more than enough time to make me fall in love. Unfortunately the road has been a little bit bumpy. A couple years ago supply issues (and supposedly problems with their cosmetics manufacturer) made some of their most popular products like the eyeshadow in Pale…

Social Media

Title photo courtesy of magicatwork on flickr For the next couple days my web host is doing some hardware maintenance so I won’t be able to put any new posts up until probably this weekend :-P In the meantime I’ll be hanging around on all the social medias so we can still chat about makeup there. Speaking of which, I’m now on Periscope! I still haven’t used it, though. All these new-fangled contraptions (now get…

Black eyeliner comparison

No in-depth reviews today, no words of makeup wisdom. But in my most recent vanity reorg I realized I have possibly more black eyeliner than strictly necessary. Most of them are free mini samples so I don’t feel bad about it, but I got curious about how they compare to each other. Maybe try to pick the best one for the job instead of just grabbing one at random when I need a black liner. Novel…

Denim Therapy Review

Clothes and I have a complicated relationship. As much as I love them, I rarely buy them. For whatever reason I just really have trouble making myself buy them for full retail and most of the time I’m too lazy to go deal-hunting. The end result of that is, when I find something I love I wear it until it’s literally in shreds. This becomes a problem when they wear out. Possibly my favorite jeans…