In Pursuit of ’70s Peach: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Smoked Almond

I recently became obsessed with a very specific lipstick shade: the deep peachy brown often seen in mid-'70s fashion editorials. One of my favorite accounts on Instagram is that of the bisexual icon Sandy Linter, a makeup artist best known for her 1979 book Disco Beauty and her editorial work with Gia Carangi in the … Continue reading In Pursuit of ’70s Peach: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Smoked Almond

YouTube Made Me Buy It: Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter in Precious Petals

Earlier this year, as I sat watching a YouTube makeup video—a review of some gimmicky product, maybe Farsali Unicorn Oil or Ciaté Glitter Flip lipsticks—my boyfriend walked past and wondered, "Do you actually buy anything you see on YouTube?" With some pride, I said no. I'm generally immune to YouTube hype, since most influencers gravitate … Continue reading YouTube Made Me Buy It: Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighter in Precious Petals

Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks, Part 2: Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks in Nudist Peach and Missy and Fierce

I never paid much attention to Wet n Wild until recently. They've truly stepped up their game in the past couple of years, and perhaps the best evidence for that is their new line of "Liquid Catsuit" lipsticks ($4.99 each). By the time Wet n Wild got around to creating liquid matte lipsticks, every sane … Continue reading Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks, Part 2: Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks in Nudist Peach and Missy and Fierce

Lipstick Chronology #33: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak

Name: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak Date Purchased: January 2014 Grade: B+ Notes: This "chronology" has gotten so woefully out of order that it doesn't even deserve the name, but the weather is finally above freezing and the sun is out and I'm drinking an iced coffee, and I'm going to review my springiest … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #33: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak

A Creamsicle for the Summer Solstice: Revlon Matte Balm in Mischievous

I really shouldn't be writing this. I have three other posts in the works: my long-postponed review of Illamasqua Zygomatic blush, my even longer-postponed musings on British vs. American beauty practices, and a contribution to the wave of introspection that has been sweeping the beauty blogosphere in recent weeks. I was all set to write … Continue reading A Creamsicle for the Summer Solstice: Revlon Matte Balm in Mischievous

Beauty Abroad, Part 1: Sleek Blush in Life’s a Peach

(Fewer words than usual because ugh, the jetlag, and because I need to finish my conference paper.) It turns out that my boyfriend lives half a block away from a Superdrug and a Boots. This will be bad, I thought, before discovering that this particular Boots has a limited beauty selection, while the Superdrug has … Continue reading Beauty Abroad, Part 1: Sleek Blush in Life’s a Peach

Milani Spring 2014 Reviews: Pink Rave and Sweet Grapefruit

Let's just get it out of the way: this liquid lipstick looks like a vibrator, right? Buying cruelty-free makeup is more difficult than it should be, especially when you're on a budget. Recently, though, I've been making more of an effort to do so. I'm a vegetarian for ethical reasons; I feel like a hypocrite … Continue reading Milani Spring 2014 Reviews: Pink Rave and Sweet Grapefruit