ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Earlier this month, I placed my first ColourPop order in over a year. Like many longtime ColourPop customers, I'd grown tired of the brand's constant new releases and discontinuations of older products. Last spring, I discovered my holy grail neutral eyeshadow: ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Truth, a satin-finish beige. I wore it almost every … Continue reading ColourPop That’s Taupe Palette

Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadows in Cub, Fawn, and Moon

I purchased this product with store credit earned through my Glossier affiliate link. I am not a Glossier rep. Avid Glossier followers know that the best source for upcoming releases is Glossier's trademarks page. When the name "Lidstar" appeared there about a year ago, I surmised that Glossier was developing a shimmery eyeshadow. That product … Continue reading Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadows in Cub, Fawn, and Moon

NYX Liquid Suede and Suede Matte Lip Liner in Brooklyn Thorn

One of the best lipstick formulas that I've discovered in 2016 is the NYX Liquid Suede formula. I generally prefer solid to liquid lipstick, but I've somehow collected three Liquid Suedes: Amethyst, Stone Fox, and most recently Brooklyn Thorn, one of the 12 new shades released this past spring. I have no idea what the … Continue reading NYX Liquid Suede and Suede Matte Lip Liner in Brooklyn Thorn

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

I had such a bad experience with Milani's liquid matte lipstick last year that I...ordered another liquid matte lipstick earlier this month. Luckily, the universe sometimes rewards our lapses of logic, and I'm pleased to report that ColourPop's Ultra Matte Lip in Trap surpassed my expectations by a little and Milani's version by a lot. … Continue reading ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

Stress-Fueled Impulse Purchase #3: Topshop Matte Lipstick in Boardroom

2015 will certainly go down in makeup history as the year of the brown lipstick. Dark gothy brown, '90s-style midtone warm brown, muddy red, and the strangest brown of all: a cool-toned gray-brown, often with a hint of purple. I don't know why undead lips have become so wildly popular this year, but they've been … Continue reading Stress-Fueled Impulse Purchase #3: Topshop Matte Lipstick in Boardroom

Ulta Sale Haul: NYX and Revlon Swatches, Reviews, and FOTDs

It feels like I've been waiting forever to post these reviews. When Ulta had a 40%-off sale on NYX and Revlon two weeks ago, I seized the chance to order a few things I'd been wanting for a while. (I came in $.77 over the $25 free-shipping minimum, which made me inordinately proud.) My order … Continue reading Ulta Sale Haul: NYX and Revlon Swatches, Reviews, and FOTDs

La Vita è (Not Exactly) Bella: New Milani Eyeshadows in Bella Taupe and Bella Rouge

Damn it, Milani! You've done it again. Lured me in with the promise of a revolutionary makeup formula at an implausibly low price point, only to deliver mediocrity. Will I ever learn? (These containers remind me of portholes on a ship.) Look, Milani's new Bella eyeshadow singles are perfectly decent. I'd give them a B … Continue reading La Vita è (Not Exactly) Bella: New Milani Eyeshadows in Bella Taupe and Bella Rouge

The Only Tattoos I’ll Ever Have: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

All right, that title is a bit of an exaggeration. I'm not completely sure I'll never get a tattoo. But given my indecisiveness, fear of commitment, and habitual buyer's remorse, I can say the odds are very slim. I do, however, own five Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows. I'm not the first person to consider the … Continue reading The Only Tattoos I’ll Ever Have: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows