Conceal, Don’t Feel, Don’t Let Them Seeeeee

Like the Frozen reference in the title? Well, if Elsa and I have anything in common, it’s that we like to hide things. For her, it’s magical powers. For me, it’s dark circles that make me look more like Kung Fu Panda. And switching out and old concealer for a new one can feel a lot like this: We feel you, Indie. Now, I don’t … Continue reading Conceal, Don’t Feel, Don’t Let Them Seeeeee

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

REVIEW: Urban Decay Travel-Size Set of 5 ‘Delirious’ Eyeliners

Urban Decay eyeliners are a favorite and bestseller for a reason. They go on like BUTTAH! The 24/7 Eye Pencils from Urban Decay are amazing. They glide on your lid without tugging or pulling on your skin. It not only saves you pain, but it saves you time. And don’t we all want to cut down on our makeup time? Mmmmhmmm. You can buy them … Continue reading REVIEW: Urban Decay Travel-Size Set of 5 ‘Delirious’ Eyeliners

REVIEW: Tarte’s Tartelette Tease Palette

Let me start off by saying that I have been IN LOVE with Tarte’s Tartelette Collection since I first laid eyes on the OG Tartelette palette. Photo courtesy of tartecosmetics.com Not only were the colors some of my faves (and clearly everyone else’s too, judging by its popularity, but it was also ALL MATTE. Speaking as someone who prefers matte shadows, I can tell you … Continue reading REVIEW: Tarte’s Tartelette Tease Palette

Preservative-Free Product Pitfalls

Preservative has become a dirty word. The compounds that were once added to manufactured goods so they could last longer on the shelf and in your home have become an invasive species that we want eliminated entirely. Good, bad, or neutral. Brands have already begun popping up, touting their preservative-free lines. The problem is, a preservative-free beauty routine might not be entirely possible. Nuori is … Continue reading Preservative-Free Product Pitfalls

Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

When you think “beauty”, you probably think “female”. Like most people out there, you tend to associate makeup with women. Perhaps if you’re from South Korea, however, you’d know that this is definitely not the case. This fascinating article from The Economist details the Korean man’s journey into the world of beauty, and how it wasn’t necessarily seen as a “feminine” move for men to … Continue reading Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

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