What the Hell the with the Gel?: Gel-Based Lipsticks

There are a plethora of options for lip color out there. Read my article, Not Just Lipstick Anymore, if you want to know what I mean. More recently, you may have been noticing an influx in the market of lipsticks labeled as “gel” formulas. Gel? What does that mean? Does it come in a pot instead of a tube? Do I have to use it … Continue reading What the Hell the with the Gel?: Gel-Based Lipsticks

The Opposite of Makeup: The Basics of Skincare

We take special attention to carefully apply our makeup. Foundation, blush, shadow, mascara etc. What about when it’s time to hit the sac? gif courtesy of barkpost.com Please, Lord baby Jesus, tell me you don’t sleep in your makeup on a regular basis. Once in a drunken blue moon, it’s bound to happen. Sure. If you commit this beauty crime frequently, however, your makeup will … Continue reading The Opposite of Makeup: The Basics of Skincare

Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Whether you have enough oil to rival the BP spill, enlarged pores, blackheads, or straight up acne, you need to follow a routine that has products catered to your skincare concerns. Luckily, all of these issues can be addressed with some similar ingredients. Read on to learn more about how you can clear up your skin on a daily basis. Cleanser: You want a cleanser … Continue reading Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

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

The DipBrow Roadblock: Can’t Find Your Shade?

  If you’re a beauty junkie, chances are you’ve already heard of DipBrow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. If not, have no fear. DipBrow is a new eyebrow pomade (it looks like a cream liner) from Anastasia. They’re great for filling in extra sparse brows, staying put on those of us with oily skin, and not budging if you want your brow to stay on during … Continue reading The DipBrow Roadblock: Can’t Find Your Shade?

Let’s Get Lining: A Guide to Eyeliner

Pencil Liner: Pencil eyeliner is, by far, the easiest type of liner to use. But just because it’s a pencil, something we all use, it doesn’t mean it’s as easy to use on your eye. Anyone who’s tried eyeliner for the first time knows this all too well. Eyeliner pencils come in two forms: Regular pencil that looks exactly like a pencil that you sharpen … Continue reading Let’s Get Lining: A Guide to Eyeliner

Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

It can be tough sorting through the hundreds of different makeup brushes out there. Here’s a guide describing the brushes you’ll need based on what you’re using them for, as well as a a description of brushes you might be totally clueless about! Synthetic Hair versus Natural Hair Brushes: Bet you didn’t even know about this, but, yes, you do. It might be difficult to … Continue reading Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

Don’t Make Me Blush… Oh no, wait, DO!

Blush. Pretty basic, right? Well, head over to a makeup counter, and you’ll see you have quite a few options to choose from. Let’s break down the different formulas, so you can choose what’s best for you. Powder: These are the most recognizable and easiest to use. Feel the formula with your fingers and read the packaging. The more finely milled the powder, the more … Continue reading Don’t Make Me Blush… Oh no, wait, DO!

Don’t Look So Shocked!: The Nitty Gritty About Eyebrows

If you’re new to makeup or maybe just not super comfortable with it, I’m going to bet that all you’ve probably ever done with your eyebrows is pluck them. Am I right? You’ve also probably over plucked them. Hey, I know I’m still recovering from my over plucking days. I won’t go over shaping your brows with respect to plucking, as all you need to … Continue reading Don’t Look So Shocked!: The Nitty Gritty About Eyebrows