Category Reviews

Review: NYC Matte Me Crazy! Mattifying Topcoat

I admittedly am not a pro at nails. My hands aren’t really steady enough to do the awesome nail art that I’ve seen on some people – let’s go ahead and blame that on my caffeine intake – so I’m usually a one-color-on-all-fingers girl. The past year or so though I’ve been wanting to branch […]

Review: Le Blush Creme de Chanel in No. 66 – Fantastic

After I saw the swatches of the new Le Blush Creme de Chanel over on The Non-Blonde, I just knew that I had to run out and buy Fantastic – this particular color was an unfilled position in my blush lineup, and Chanel’s take on it is absolutely gorgeous. This blush comes in a familiar […]

Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 in 202 The Tease

Getting the Tease eyeshadow palette from the new Marc Jacobs Beauty line was a little bit of a beauty milestone for me – it’s the first time I’ve ever purchased something from a new line on launch day. Normally I wait until the reviews are in before buying something for myself, but a mostly-purple palette […]

Mini Review/First Impressions: Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Note: I received this product as a free sample at an event open to the general public. When Sephora had a free mini of the new Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara on their website, I was pretty excited about it. Unfortunately it went out of stock before I was ready to make an […]

Packaging: YSL (left), L'Oreal (right)

Drugstore vs High-End Showdown: Glossy Stains

*Note: I received my YSL Glossy Stains as part of a partnered gift exchange; the L’Oreal stains were purchased myself. As always, the reviews are based entirely on the merits of the products themselves. When I heard about YSL Glossy Stains, I was intrigued. There have been times that I wanted a super-shiny lip color, […]

Review: Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

Did you ever sit in front of your makeup table for half an hour creating perfect cheekbones, a chiseled jaw and a slimmer nose only to walk outside and discover that it looked like someone rubbed Cheeto dust on your face? Yeah, me too. In my experience, a really good contouring product is one of […]

Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

I have to start this off by saying I was incredibly skeptical about this product – after all, Hourglass bills it as “your miracle for oily skin” and nothing turns me off of a product like including the word “miracle” in the description. Buuuut… I have incredibly oily skin, and I frequently find my pessimism […]