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

Sheer Matte Showdown: ColourPop Blotted Lip vs. Glossier Generation G

I've owned two Glossier Generation G lipsticks, Jam and Cake, for over a year now, and I wear both pretty regularly. They have their flaws (enumerated in the reviews I've linked), but I love the ease and subtlety of the sheer matte finish. So when I heard that ColourPop was releasing a new lipstick formula … Continue reading Sheer Matte Showdown: ColourPop Blotted Lip vs. Glossier Generation G

In Pursuit of Pastel Pink, Part 2: Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff

I can't remember getting as excited over any Glossier release as I did over the Cloud Paint cream blushes, which launched a week and a half ago (following a "soft launch" at the Oscars, because of course). Two days before the blushes dropped, I had a dream that I was looking at them in a … Continue reading In Pursuit of Pastel Pink, Part 2: Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff

In Pursuit of Pastel Pink, Part 1: NARS Blush in Threesome

For at least two years now, I've been searching for the perfect cool-toned pale pink blush, something that will give me that fresh-faced but slightly artificial k-beauty look. Here's Jiwon of Spica for BNT International, back in March 2014: Source: Omona They Didn't. Spica disbanded last month. 😦 And here's Irene of Red Velvet for … Continue reading In Pursuit of Pastel Pink, Part 1: NARS Blush in Threesome

Pre-Spring Brights: ColourPop Eye Candy, Rain, and Shop

In addition to the Ultra Matte Lip in Trap, I bought three cream products from ColourPop last month. After a few weeks of playing with them, I'm excited to finally write a review! I'll start with an overview of each item, then post a few looks I've put together. Clockwise from left: Super Shock Cheek … Continue reading Pre-Spring Brights: ColourPop Eye Candy, Rain, and Shop

ColourPop Highlighters in Lunch Money and Monster

When ColourPop released a line of 15 highlighters early last month, I didn't take much notice. I'd never used a highlighter before, and since this hot, humid weather gives me a perpetual...let's call it "glow," I didn't think I needed any extra radiance. If anything, I needed the opposite. But curiosity and the usual flood … Continue reading ColourPop Highlighters in Lunch Money and Monster

Liner Notes: NYX Slim Lip Pencils in Dolly Pink and Pumpkin

Just a quick review of the final two items from last month's Ulta order: NYX Slim Lip Pencils in Dolly Pink, a pastel lavender-pink, and Pumpkin, a burnt orange with gold shimmer. I keep protesting on this blog that I don't care much for lip liner, but I also keep buying more lip liners. I … Continue reading Liner Notes: NYX Slim Lip Pencils in Dolly Pink and Pumpkin

So Vernal It Hurts: Butter London Fruit Machine and Trout Pout

Before starting this post, I spent a long time five minutes trying to come up with a good simile for the operation of material desire online. The Internet engenders small cravings, then quickly magnifies those cravings until you can't imagine a time when you didn't want X nail polish or Y lipstick, even if you … Continue reading So Vernal It Hurts: Butter London Fruit Machine and Trout Pout

Beauty Abroad, Part 14: Topshop Matte Lip Bullet in Plastique

I'm not currently abroad, but this lipstick came from abroad, so I'm going to slide it into the "beauty abroad" tag and hope the gods of blogging consistency don't strike me down. When I bought Topshop's Matte Lip Bullet in Get Me Bodied last September, I noticed a few other colors in the Matte Lip … Continue reading Beauty Abroad, Part 14: Topshop Matte Lip Bullet in Plastique