Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat in 702 Anne Lilac, to be precise. LOOK AT HER. I don’t even have to write anything (but you know I will). Until this month, the most I’d ever spent on a lipstick was $38, for Pat McGrath Madame Greige at the end of 2017. Madame Greige was my reward… Read More I Bought a Gucci Lipstick!
A perennial—possibly too perennial—topic on r/muacjdiscussion is that of the “white whale”: the product or collection that you missed out on and will forever pine after. My white whale is unquestionably MAC’s Give Me Liberty of London collection from spring 2010, released less than a year before I got seriously into makeup. It might as… Read More Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Dramatic
I purchased these products with store credit earned through my Glossier referral link. Thank you to everyone who has clicked on it and allowed me to buy products to review! In my initial Glossier Play review, I identified the Colorslide eyeliner in Early Girl as the standout product from my order, and mentioned that I… Read More Glossier Play Reviews, Part 2: Colorslide Eyeliners in Critical Mass and Nectar
Most makeup collectors have their color kryptonite, particularly when it comes to lipstick: pinky nudes, corals, blue-based reds. For me that color is, and has pretty much always been, magenta. Or whatever you want to call it: bright plum, dark fuchsia, anything that walks the line between purple and deep pink. I just did a… Read More Magenta Madness: MAC Rebel and Wet n Wild Nice to Fuchsia
Sorry I’ve been posting so erratically this month! I usually try for one post every three days, but lately it’s been two posts in two days, then a break of five or six days, then two more posts in two days. I’m trying not to beat myself up about it, because inspiration comes and goes… Read More Holy Magenta: NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Spice Cake
Well, I finally did it. Almost half a year after NARS released the new Audacious Lipstick formula in 40 shades, I decided on one. Meet Angela, described by NARS as a “pink orchid.” Angela wasn’t the first Audacious lipstick, or even the fifth or sixth, to catch my eye; but all that matters is that… Read More The Audacity of Angela
After the earlier, sadder installment of my NYX review, let’s have a family portrait of the purchases I actually like. Left to right: Jumbo Eye Pencil in Knight; Slide On Eye Pencil in Jewel; HD Eye Shadow Base; Butter Glosses in Raspberry Tart and Peach Cobbler. First, the two eyeliners, Knight and Jewel. Left, in… Read More NYX Reviews, Part II: The Good