Review: Stila Lip Glaze

Stila Color Me Glossy

As part of Stila’s Holiday collection, this Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze set was put out, which includes 9 lip glazes. Six out of the nine lip glazes are limited edition and the other three colors can be purchased at Sephora. I’m not really a big fan of lip glosses because they tend to be very sticky and fade quickly. However, I’ve heard good things about Stila lip glosses so I decided to give this a go.

Stila Lip Glaze is said to be “An ultra high-shine lip gloss in a nifty click pen. Stila’s ever-popular lip glaze is back in action with larger pens (twice …

Continue Reading →

Review: Revlon ColorStay Translucent Finishing Powder

Revlon Colostay Powder

I hate having to deal with my oily skin throughout the day. But I know that I can never leave the house without my oil-blotting sheets and a pressed powder. I’ve been using Rimmel Stay Matte powder for years, and while I do love it, I tend to drop it or destroy it somehow before ever finishing it. The Stay Matte packaging is pretty terrible, so I decided to pick this up instead.

Revlon ColorStay Finishing Powder – “Exclusive ColorStay jet-milled formula for ultra-fine, silkier texture helps to minimize shine and creates a fresh, …

Continue Reading →

Review: Hourglass Dim Infusion Ambient Lighting Blush

Hourglass Dim Infusion Ambient Lighting Blush4

My Sephora finally stocked up on these new Ambient Lighting blushes from Hourglass. I’ve never tried any of the Ambient Lighting Powders, but this blush is supposed to have “Dim Light” as its base. I picked up this blush in the color “Dim Infusion,” which is a gorgeous corally-pink.

Hourglass Dim Infusion Ambient Lighting Blush is said to be “A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color. Unlike traditional …

Continue Reading →

Review: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara3

Another day, another mascara. I honestly have a slight obsession with mascaras. I hate my lashes so I’m always on the hunt for that perfect one that will help lengthen and volumize. And now, I think I may have found my favorite mascara.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara is said to be “A big volume mascara that won’t leave your lashes stiff or brittle, so you can build drama from day to night! Lycra Technology formula makes lashes look full and voluptuous while remaining soft. MaxDensity brush covers whole lash line with one effortless coat …

Continue Reading →

Review: Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner

Stila Smudgeproof Eyeliner

I was able to order Stila’s Color Outside the Lines eyeliner set last month on clearance. This set came out as part of their holiday collection and, sadly, is out of stock. However, you can still order two of these Smudge Stick eyeliners separately in the colors Stingray and Lionfish.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner – “Smudge Sticks are what every woman has been looking for in a eye liner! There is a high content of volatile silicones and modern wax oil combinations that make this very comfortable and confident. It will be available in a mechanical pencil no sharpening needed. …

Continue Reading →

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I love me some NYX lip products! I saw that NYX recently came out with some new colors of their Soft Matte Lip Creams and decided to snag some up. I already had this in Antwerp so I decided to swatch this one along with four of the new colors.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is said to be “Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also …

Continue Reading →

Review: Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

Lorac Porefection Primer

I was able to try this out when I placed an online order to Ulta. I received a Deluxe sample of the Lorac POREfection primer which claims to mattify the skin and minimize pores. I was actually pretty excited to try this out because it supposedly is great for oily skin.

Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer – “Prime, Prep and Perfect with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer. This oil, fragrance and paraben-free primer is infused with Salicylic Acid and antioxidants of Vitamins A, C and E to help skin appear healthy, youthful and radiant. …

Continue Reading →

Review: Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

IMG_4622

I’m always intrigued by new drugstore mascaras. I’ve never used any makeup product from the brand Essence so I figured for only $4, I could give this mascara a shot.

Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara  – “Black, blacker, triple black! This is the deep black mascara in the popular get BIG! Lashes family by Essence. The large, innovative fiber brush offers maximum volume and adds density to your lashes. Its carbon black texture ensures an expressive look with a triple black effect! Opthalmologically tested.”

I have no idea what is meant by …

Continue Reading →

Review: Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

IMG_4636

I am always on the look out for the perfect finishing powder. I heard about Tarte’s Smooth Operator powder and thought that it would be amazing for my oily skin. Not only is this supposed to mattify, it also is expected to leave the skin with a soft, flawless finish.

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder is said to be “A translucent, silky finishing powder with Amazonian clay that keeps makeup in place and diffuses imperfections. It mattifies skin by removing excess surface oil. This powder can even be used alone as a treatment to …

Continue Reading →

How To: Winged Eyeliner

IMG_4619

Here’s a tutorial on how I do my winged eyeliner. It honestly gets easier with practice. There are also different types of eyeliner you can use but I like using felt tip liquid liners. Today I am using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black.

 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black

 

Begin by lining the upper lash line starting from the inner corner until about the middle of the eye. You can make the line as thin or as thick as you want.

 

Line the rest of the upper lash line until …

Continue Reading →