Stress-Fueled Impulse Purchase #5: Urban Decay Rapture Blush

Three weeks into my no-buy, I’m not feeling any great temptation to get something new, but I do find myself adding a worrisome number of items to my “buy in 2016” wishlist. In the interest of self-distraction, I think I’d better get back to reviewing the stuff I picked up during my stress-shopping phase in… Read More Stress-Fueled Impulse Purchase #5: Urban Decay Rapture Blush

We’ll Always Have (Face Stockholm Crème Blush in) Paris

[Note: NSFW for Nell Gwyn’s boobs.] No, really, I’ll always have this blush. It’s so pigmented that I can’t imagine hitting pan earlier than 2018. I bought Paris two months ago, during Anthropologie’s Thanksgiving sale, but have worn it only a few times since then. It’s a bright watermelon pink, perfect for the warm months,… Read More We’ll Always Have (Face Stockholm Crème Blush in) Paris

Spacegirl Incognito: Tony Moly Cristal Blusher #04 Milky Violet and Broccoli Sheet Mask

Few things can induce me to brave midtown Manhattan on a Monday afternoon, but lavender blush is one of them. Tony Moly is a Korean drugstore brand that has recently made inroads into the American market, most notably through Urban Outfitters, which sells a surprising number of Tony Moly products online. Over the summer, the… Read More Spacegirl Incognito: Tony Moly Cristal Blusher #04 Milky Violet and Broccoli Sheet Mask

Beauty Abroad, Part 9: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Zygomatic, and Some Thoughts on British Beauty

Finally! It’s humid, guys. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but when the humidity level is 94% at 7:30 am, I can be forgiven for mentioning it again. I don’t understand how those of you who live in hot climates with year-round humidity keep your makeup from sliding off your faces, but I need to… Read More Beauty Abroad, Part 9: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Zygomatic, and Some Thoughts on British Beauty

Beauty Abroad, Part 4.5: Sleek Blush in Flushed (Plus Baby Birds)

Since I photographed Flushed two days ago, think of this post as an addendum, with swatches and a couple of looks. And more than a couple of goslings. In the States, it’s almost impossible to find a high-quality matte blush in the drugstore. Most decent American drugstore blushes have some degree of shimmer or frost,… Read More Beauty Abroad, Part 4.5: Sleek Blush in Flushed (Plus Baby Birds)

Beauty Abroad, Part 3: Guerrilla Swatches from Topshop, Rimmel, and Illamasqua

Two weeks after I arrived in England, I finally set foot in the huge mall near my boyfriend’s apartment. It’s a ten-minute walk away, so I’m not sure what was holding me back except my congenital fear of spending money. I needn’t have worried, because I wandered for three and a half hours and still… Read More Beauty Abroad, Part 3: Guerrilla Swatches from Topshop, Rimmel, and Illamasqua