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

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

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

‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

Instagram has made many makeup artists famous, and it has also given many boutique brands a platform to show off their products. As I mentioned in a previous post, the makeup and haircare retailer, Ricky’s NYC, was opening a new location in NYC that focuses on makeup brands featured by bloggers on Instagram. It’s finally open! I made the pilgrimage and wanted to share the … Continue reading ‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Fall is upon us, as the Starbucks PSL will attest. The crunching leaves and cooler weather are an excuse to buy some new, snazzy products to live this season right! Dark lips, pale blush, jewel tones. These are all particularly trendy in the fall and winter months. The holidays are in the distant horizon, and that means brands are preparing to roll out their biggest … Continue reading Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

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

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…

Newest Beauty App: Plum Perfect

Ever had your Color IQ determined at Sephora? If not, then you totally should. It’s an awesome tool that takes pictures of your skin and tells you all of your perfect foundation matches out of all of their 1,200+ foundations. Insane! It only works for foundation, though. Photo courtesy of beautypointofview.com A new app (which, by the way, is indeed FREE) called Plum Perfect seeks to … Continue reading Newest Beauty App: Plum Perfect

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