Glossier Grab Bag: Generation G in Cake, Balm Dotcom, Face Mask Duo, and Priming Moisturizer

At this time two months ago, I had no firsthand knowledge of Glossier. I've now tried seven different Glossier products, at no cost to myself and with no affiliation with the brand, because I'm lucky and people are nice. I've already reviewed two of those products, Generation G in Jam and Boy Brow in Brown; … Continue reading Glossier Grab Bag: Generation G in Cake, Balm Dotcom, Face Mask Duo, and Priming Moisturizer

Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked, or How I Became a Vampire

But first, how my local CVS crushed my lipstick-collecting dreams for the 837th time. But first, how I ended up at the CVS, a place I do my best to avoid, for the 837th time. I was lying in bed a few nights ago, lamenting the state of my skin, when it hit me that … Continue reading Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked, or How I Became a Vampire

Lipstick Chronology #11: L’Oreal Fairest Nude

Name: L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude Date of Purchase: Summer 2012 Grade: B Notes: A white lady complaining about a dearth of cool-toned nude lipsticks will not, and definitely should not, get much pity. Nonetheless: why are there so few cool-toned nude lipsticks pale enough for me? I'm not even the coolest of … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #11: L’Oreal Fairest Nude

Lipstick Chronology #5: A Tale of Two Undertones, Part 2

Name: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude Date of Purchase: September 2011 Grade: B+ Notes: This was one of many Tumblr-induced lipstick purchases at the CVS across from campus. That summer, I’d kept coming across images like this one, from Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2012: Now, if I asked you how you’d replicate this … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #5: A Tale of Two Undertones, Part 2