ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Earlier this month, I placed my first ColourPop order in over a year. Like many longtime ColourPop customers, I'd grown tired of the brand's constant new releases and discontinuations of older products. Last spring, I discovered my holy grail neutral eyeshadow: ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Truth, a satin-finish beige. I wore it almost every … Continue reading ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

I've always had an affinity for the color yellow. Maybe it's because my birthstone is topaz, or because yellow is one of the least popular colors and I love a polarizing underdog, or because mustard and chartreuse are surprisingly flattering to my cool-toned complexion, or because lemon bars are my favorite dessert and, fittingly, the … Continue reading Kitrinophiles Unite: ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette

Glossier Play Reviews: Colorslide Eyeliner in Early Girl, Glitter Gelée in Phantasm, and Vinylic Lip in Blow-Up

Disclaimer: I purchased these products with store credit earned through my Glossier affiliate link. Thank you to everyone who has clicked on it and allowed me to buy products to review! I am not a Glossier rep. Update, 3/12/19: This post discusses Glossier Play's excessive plastic packaging and non-biodegradable glitter. In the ten hours since … Continue reading Glossier Play Reviews: Colorslide Eyeliner in Early Girl, Glitter Gelée in Phantasm, and Vinylic Lip in Blow-Up

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit in Shady Witch (and a New Wave Halloween)

In the past five years or so, I've owned at least one dark lipstick in almost every color family: red, purple, pink, plum, brown, even blue and gray. Until this year, though, I had never bought a true black lipstick. Black lips were a little too predictably goth, too Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way. A … Continue reading Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit in Shady Witch (and a New Wave Halloween)

ColourPop Butterfly Collection, Part 2: Lux Lipstick in Dream Easy and Super Shock Shadow in Ladybird

(Part 1 here.) Coral was the trendy lipstick color when I first got into makeup around 2012, and I must have imprinted on that cultural moment, because I've been searching for a flattering coral lipstick ever since. So far, I've had the most luck with muted, brownish corals like Maybelline Naked Coral, which I bought … Continue reading ColourPop Butterfly Collection, Part 2: Lux Lipstick in Dream Easy and Super Shock Shadow in Ladybird

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in So Quiche

Let's talk about ColourPop for a second. I shared my first impressions almost three years ago, back when online-only brands that used a fast-fashion production model were rare enough to seem sinister. These days, though, I feel more blasé about that aspect of ColourPop's identity. Yes, it's a bit sad that online-only brands with accelerated … Continue reading ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in So Quiche

Reverse Lipstick Chronology #4: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Let’s Play

Needless to say, I wasn't feeling particularly celebratory or patriotic this Independence Day, but I also wasn't going to miss the chance to wear blue highlighter and metallic red lipstick at the same time. I thought I'd use this FOTD post to write a quick review of a product I bought back in November: ColourPop … Continue reading Reverse Lipstick Chronology #4: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Let’s Play

Glossier Birthday Balm Dotcom (Plus Another Rant)

Glossier keeps coming up with new marketing strategies to put me off and new products to tempt me back in. No sooner had I planned a post on Glossier's MLM-esque rep program than they released a fucking birthday-cake-scented lip balm with sparkles and holographic packaging. I have a price, and Glossier knows it. So this … Continue reading Glossier Birthday Balm Dotcom (Plus Another Rant)

Pre-Spring Brights: ColourPop Eye Candy, Rain, and Shop

In addition to the Ultra Matte Lip in Trap, I bought three cream products from ColourPop last month. After a few weeks of playing with them, I'm excited to finally write a review! I'll start with an overview of each item, then post a few looks I've put together. Clockwise from left: Super Shock Cheek … Continue reading Pre-Spring Brights: ColourPop Eye Candy, Rain, and Shop

Fun with Glitter Topcoats: Essie, Floss Gloss, Urban Outfitters, Zoya

Like many of us, I go through polish phases. Sometimes I prefer neutral cremes, sometimes bright pastels, sometimes dark shimmers. The category I'm most fickle about, though, is the glitter topcoat. I've accumulated quite a few over the years (so pretty in the bottle!), but I usually find it hard to wear glitter on ordinary … Continue reading Fun with Glitter Topcoats: Essie, Floss Gloss, Urban Outfitters, Zoya