When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

With fall hitting us on the East coast like a ton of wonderful, orange & red, cozy, pumpkin-spice-scented bricks, the colors we’re wearing have never been more apparent. Our skin is looking paler, there’s less bright sun, and the dark, overcast days are casting a gray light on all of us. It’s super important that we wear colors that complement and flatter our undertones, but … Continue reading When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

Urban Decay’s New Vice Lipstick: Business Behind the Beauty

As you’ve likely seen, Urban Decay has released their new line of lipsticks, with over 100 shades in 4 types of finishes. All I can say is, WOW. Well done, UD. Well done. While beauty bloggers abound are sampling, swatching, and raving about this magazine full of sweet lipstick bullets, they aren’t focusing on this line introduction as a fascinating business move by UD. Urban … Continue reading Urban Decay’s New Vice Lipstick: Business Behind the Beauty

REVIEW: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip

ColourPop Cosmetics, the brand made famous by Instagram, has recently released their latest product innovation: Ultra Satin Lip. Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you some context. ColourPop is the self-described “fast fashion” brand of the cosmetics world and beloved by celebrities abound (I’d mention Kylie Jenner, but I don’t want to. So I won’t). With eyeshadows and lipsticks around $5 and … Continue reading REVIEW: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip

REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Collection

Ba bada ba ba ba ba baaaaaaaaaa!!!!! It’s here, people! Bite Beauty has officially launched their Amuse Bouche collection of lipsticks at Sephora! What’s bigger than this release is that it’s replacing their Luminous Créme Lipstick line. While the exact changes to this new line as compared to the Luminous Créme collection are a little vague, what we DO know about the new collection is … Continue reading REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Collection

Estée Edit: Estée Lauder Wants to be Cool Again

When you hear Estée Lauder, you either think 1) I used that when my husband was coming home from war, or 2) My grandma used that when my grandpa was coming home from war. For the most part, Millennials, Gen Z, basically anyone under 60 leaves the beauty aisle without filling up their basket with the gilded, plastic, retro-but-not-in-a-cool-way, Estée-Lauder items. It’s NOT that they’re … Continue reading Estée Edit: Estée Lauder Wants to be Cool Again

Bite Beauty: The Lip Lab Experience

With Bite Beauty launching their new core collection of lipsticks, called Amuse Bouche, they will be forcing their former Luminous Créme lipsticks to shuffle off this mortal coil into the abyss of discontinued beauty products. As Amuse Bouche launches, however, the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in NYC is still currently whipping up custom tubes of lipsticks using the OG Luminous Créme formula. I was lucky … Continue reading Bite Beauty: The Lip Lab Experience

Bite Beauty’s New ‘Amuse Bouche’ Collection

If you’re as obsessed with Bite Beauty as I am, you may have already heard that they are phasing out their OG line of Luminous Creme Lipsticks…. I’ll allow that some time to sink in. The beloved shades that adorned our lips for the past few years will be going away forever. Why, you ask? For whatever reason, be it marketing, product development, or just … Continue reading Bite Beauty’s New ‘Amuse Bouche’ Collection

The Language of Ingredient Lists

Allergies and sensitive skin can make it feel like it’s you against the beauty world. Even products you once used to use can turn into tiny, jarred demons that wreak havoc on your face. No bueno. Seeing my sister develop an allergy to tea tree oil (not to mention already suffering from cystic acne. She really drew the short straw), has shown me just how … Continue reading The Language of Ingredient Lists

Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means? Holiday shopping is officially in full swing. Since Halloween, though, retailers have been unveiling some spectacularly splendid gift sets. While holidays are a time to give and get presents you often wouldn’t purchase on a typical day… there are some gifts that are so lux, even the holidays can’t really excuse dropping that much dough. But, … Continue reading Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s ‘Best Bite Rewind’

I love Bite. Always have and probably always will, which is why I’m giving them a pass on releasing this kit. Don’t get me wrong. It’s fabulous, and I love it. I just feel that it’s a bit of a cop out, seeing as it’s the exact same kit they released last year. Hence the name Best Bite REWIND. Nice framing of the language there, … Continue reading REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s ‘Best Bite Rewind’