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

Glosses of Autumn, Part 1: Bite Prismatic Pearl Gloss in Rose Pearl

I'm back, bearing makeup! For the first time in the 4.5-year history of Auxiliary Beauty, I went over a month without blogging. A lot happened in those six weeks: I moved to a new apartment with my boyfriend; finished my summer job at a university office and began an adjunct gig in Jersey City; got more … Continue reading Glosses of Autumn, Part 1: Bite Prismatic Pearl Gloss in Rose Pearl

Gambles with Gloss: NYX Gingersnap and Revlon Rosy Future

In my personal taxonomy, most makeup falls into one of four categories: 1) products that I collect actively (lipstick, eyeshadow, nail polish); 2) products that I own in limited numbers because I use them very slowly and/or don't find them exciting (blush, highlighter, eyeliner); 3) products that I wear regularly but purchase only when I … Continue reading Gambles with Gloss: NYX Gingersnap and Revlon Rosy Future

Ulta Sale Haul: NYX and Revlon Swatches, Reviews, and FOTDs

It feels like I've been waiting forever to post these reviews. When Ulta had a 40%-off sale on NYX and Revlon two weeks ago, I seized the chance to order a few things I'd been wanting for a while. (I came in $.77 over the $25 free-shipping minimum, which made me inordinately proud.) My order … Continue reading Ulta Sale Haul: NYX and Revlon Swatches, Reviews, and FOTDs

Lipstick Chronology #19: YSL Glossy Stain in #11 Rouge Gouache

Name: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain #11 (Rouge Gouache) (TL;DR) Date Purchased: November 2012 Grade: A Notes: This, my friends, is the business. This is my favorite red of all time. It's not the most wearable or versatile or low-maintenance red, but I still feel that thrill of shiny newness every … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #19: YSL Glossy Stain in #11 Rouge Gouache

Lipstick Chronology #17: Revlon Fire (and a Tribute to Velvet Goldmine)

Name: Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Fire Date Purchased: Fall 2012 Grade: A- Notes: If you're my friend for any length of time, you'll eventually have to watch one of three films: The Draughtsman's Contract, Revengers Tragedy, or Velvet Goldmine. If I really like you, I might make you watch all three. And since I've … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #17: Revlon Fire (and a Tribute to Velvet Goldmine)