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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
I know you’ve been in a makeup store or pharmacy and seen those cute little compacts with several shadows in them. Perhaps a couple of them catch your eye, but then, you realize, what in the hell do I do with all those colors?! Do I wear them all at once? One at a time? You know what, nevermind, I’m not going to buy it. … Continue reading Eyeshadow Palettes: How to use those 2, 3, 4, or 5 colors!