2020 Lipstick Chronology #2: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine

Product: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine Date Acquired: January or February 2020 Grade: A- My mother has strong opinions about my lipstick choices, and she's not shy about sharing those opinions. She has expressed distaste for some of my favorite lip products, such as Pat McGrath Madame Greige ("washes you out, … Continue reading 2020 Lipstick Chronology #2: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Divine Wine

My Most Disappointing Beauty Products of 2018

It's time for my second year-end roundup post: the ten worst beauty products I encountered in 2018! As in my previous post, I've listed all these products in the order in which I bought them. 1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (reviewed here) I loved the squishy texture and light almond-rose scent of Milky Jelly, but … Continue reading My Most Disappointing Beauty Products of 2018

Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipstick in Naked Coral

You know that feeling when you blind-buy a lipstick, hoping that your instincts are right and the shade will flatter you and fill a hole in your collection, and it turns out to do both of those things? That's a nice feeling. It's not a particularly interesting or bloggable feeling, which is perhaps the reason … Continue reading Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipstick in Naked Coral

Reverse Lipstick Chronology #2: Maybelline Smoking Red

Drugstore makeup has become a lot more interesting over the past few years, and I can't help but envy people who are just getting into makeup now and have access to so many weird lipsticks at affordable price points. I've always been drawn to slightly eccentric makeup, but in my early twenties it was impossible … Continue reading Reverse Lipstick Chronology #2: Maybelline Smoking Red

From the Archives: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk

Last summer, while working in the university archives, I wrote a post about some treasures I'd unearthed from the "archives" of my own makeup collection. In the spirit of my 2016 low-buy, I've decided to turn "From the Archives" into an ongoing, if not regular, series. Let's get better acquainted with a product I wrote … Continue reading From the Archives: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk