Dupe for Skin Fetish 003

Pat McGrath, makeup artist extraordinaire whom you may recognize from her tiny thumbnail photo that, for years, was always printed next to her makeup advice in Allure magazine, has finally released the latest product to add to her ostentatious-yet-demure makeup line. Currently out of stock on her website and no doubt running low at Sephora, Skin Fetish 003, as it’s affectionately known, is a tri-part series … Continue reading Dupe for Skin Fetish 003

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

Strobing: Stay Calm. It’s Not Hard… that’s what she said

You’ve just gotten the hang of contouring, when you suddenly hear about the newest craze: strobing. gif courtesy of teen.com I know, girl. I feel you. Maybe you haven’t even yet tried contouring and are like “wtf is strobing?” (equally likely). In case you HAVEN’T heard of strobing, here’s the deal. Everyone is legit freaking out about this new technique, as evidenced by articles and … Continue reading Strobing: Stay Calm. It’s Not Hard… that’s what she said

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

Contouring: If your first instinct is to say, “What the hell is that?” then READ ON

You may have heard people throw this term around or seen it written on some random products here and there. If it’s both scared and confused you, have no fear. Contouring is the term makeup artists use for using certain products and techniques that make your face look more dimensional and chiseled. It can produce the illusion of higher cheekbones and a thinner nose. When … Continue reading Contouring: If your first instinct is to say, “What the hell is that?” then READ ON