I AM GOING TO CRY!
Behold all the new things!
#TBT to a review of my unchallenged favorite budget lip product!
Liquid Lip Colors seem to be all the rage at the drugstore now a days! Are the new Maybelline Color Elixir ones worth the somewhat steep $8.99 price tag?
Find out in my latest Lunch Break Review video!
My general feels about Urban Decay right now…
I want to go in to sephora or macys to have them help me put together a makeup routine-do you know how I could approach that or how much $$ I should have prepared?
At Sephora you can do a thing called a Custom Makeover. It’s a 45 minute long session where they make you over from skincare up, show you how to do everything, give you face charts depicting the makeup used, and answer your questions - with just a $50 minimum purchase. I don’t think $50 would be enough at a prestige brand makeup store for everything you’d need… $200 would be closer!
My Favorite Peach Lip Combo: Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya & NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie
Look what discontinued cult favorite I found at Riiiite Aaaaaid! :P
Unfortunately, I could only find this Lust one even though there were 3 others in this line back in 2010-2012. Sad day. I’m hoping that the other 3 pop up at my local Rite Aid, but I’m definitely willing to do a scavenger hunt to find the rest!
BTW, these 6 pan palettes (3 shimmer, 3 matte shadows) retailed for $4.99, which is the EXACT same price as the 8 pans (WTF!?), so you’re getting a stubby little eyeliner (not a fan) and a free mascara, which I believe retails for anywhere from $3.99-$4.99.
Does anyone else remember these?
October Favorites 2013: L’Oreal La Laque in Lacquerized, Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Tarte Blush in Angelic, NYX Blush in Taupe, Polish Combo- OPI Glitzerland & OPI Mermaid Tears, Lip Combo- Buxom Lipgloss in Sandy & Tarte Matte LipSurgence in Exposed, elf Blush in Berry Merry, Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending
I. Am. In. LOVE!
Check out my ultra speedy review of the new Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains and see what all the hype is about!
Other than the blush DO NOT use any of these. (although I wouldn’t advise the blush tip either, the colour will look splotchy, instead apply it with your fingertips or a foundation brush)
Cornstarch is terrible as a setting powder (read here)
Crayons ARE NOT for use on the skin and when melted in the wrong conditions the formula can turn toxic and chemical reactions can occur.
Petroleum Jelly is dangerous for the lashes, I haven’t met an optometrist who advises it, it can even cause blindness. (read here)
Cinnamon should not be used to create a lip plumper, unless you are a professional cosmetic chemist don’t make any makeup/skincare products. Cinnamon is rarely used in lip-plumpers nowadays.
Cosmetics are FDA regulated for a reason, y’all. Be smart and leave the chemistry to the chemists.
Rae Morris is often sited as Australia’s top makeup artist. On top of being a well respected makeup artist, she’s also an author of five books - today I’ll be reviewing Makeup: The Ultimate Guide. This beauty book features a mixture of step by step tutorials and Rae’s comments and explanations of various products and techniques. Photography was provided by Steven Chee. Coming in at 245 pages long, Makeup: The Ultimate Guide is split into an introduction, 14 chapters, and a gallery of Rae Morris’ best work. Click through for my thoughts on the book.