5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

Everyone throws around that term millennial like it’s candy falling from a piñata. Millennial this and millennial that. You might be sick of it, even if you yourself ARE a millennial. Particularly because millenials sometimes get a bad rap. Anyone aged 18 to 34 years old is considered a member of this “millennial” generation, and we’re (yep, you guys are my bretheren) typically blamed for … Continue reading 5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

Beauty Picks for Spring ’15

Spring is in the air… or we hope it will be soon anyway. To kick off season and prepare us for all the makeup and skincare needs we’ll have for the hot summer months, brands are rolling out their newest products. Here are a few special ones I can’t wait to get my hands on! Drunk Elephant Skincare Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Sunscreen Photo courtesy … Continue reading Beauty Picks for Spring ’15

Tone is Everything… SKIN Tone, I mean

Ever wonder why two lipstick shades that look nearly the same actually look very different on you. One makes you look like Taylor Swift, and the other makes you look like this: Photo courtesy of nowmagazine.co.uk  It’s because their undertones are different. When you wear a lipstick, eyeshadow, blush, or even sweater that has different undertones than your skin, it can look off. Sometimes it … Continue reading Tone is Everything… SKIN Tone, I mean

When You Want Less (a rare occasion, amirite?)

A new makeup line has hit the market, and a bunch of investors are throwing them boatloads of cash. It’s called Stowaway Makeup. Their company’s business model cuts out the middleman (aka retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, or CVS), bringing products directly to consumers (meaning you save money). Yay! What I’m really excited about, though, is the concept behind their products. All of their products are made … Continue reading When You Want Less (a rare occasion, amirite?)

6 Times When Beauty Changed History

1) When You Want to Win While there are many factors to be considered in a run for presidency, makeup seems to have played a key role in the first presidential debate in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. A tan and fit JFK elected (pun intended) to receive additional makeup assistance, while his opponent declined. Nixon was a mere four years older … Continue reading 6 Times When Beauty Changed History

REVIEW: Dior’s “Backstage Eye Prime”, This Luxury Brand Fails HARD

Dior released a new eye shadow primer not long ago, called Backstage Eye Prime. I hate this product so much, I had to share my thoughts with you before any of you decide to purchase it. Sorry, I’m not sorry. Chances are you, you probably weren’t even considering purchasing this product. It’s launch wasn’t well known, and most people aren’t willing to spend extra on … Continue reading REVIEW: Dior’s “Backstage Eye Prime”, This Luxury Brand Fails HARD

So You Want to Buy a Naked Palette…

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “I want an Urban Decay Naked palette, but I don’t know which one to choose!” Technically, these palettes should work on anyone. You won’t be making a huge mistake if you closed your eyes and did a pin the tail on the Naked palette. It is an investment, however, at the recently hiked $54 a … Continue reading So You Want to Buy a Naked Palette…

Prime(r) Time

Face, eyelid, lash, and lip primers. Oh my! From my experience, I find a lot of women aren’t quite sure what to do with al these primers. Do I really need them? What do they do? Which one should I choose? As primers are a “relatively” new concept to many, it’s completely understandable that these foreign things might first seem like a mere gimmick brought … Continue reading Prime(r) Time

REVIEW: Benefit’s New They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit, the creators of the #1 selling mascara at Sephora, called They’re Real!, is about to launch their newest creation: They’re Real! Push-Up Liner. I was lucky enough to snag one before the launch later this month. Here’s my review on this new liner that is attempting to redefine the eyeliner category. You’re probably already familiar with some, if not all, of the types of … Continue reading REVIEW: Benefit’s New They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Let’s Come Clean: Cleaning Your Beauty Tools

Admit it, ladies, you probably don’t clean your makeup brushes as much as you should. Lord knows I don’t! It’s a messy hassle that takes up counter space while your slew of brushes lie drying on your bathroom counter. So annoying. Think about it, though, if you’re not cleaning your brushes frequently (we’ll get to how often in a minute), you’re going to be diminishing … Continue reading Let’s Come Clean: Cleaning Your Beauty Tools