smart is the new pretty


Recent Posts

Maybelline Baby Lips (Review)

Maybelline Baby Lips (Review)

The Maybelline Baby Lips balms may be as “iconic” as any drugstore lip balm can be. I finally purchased these on a whim at CVS (I think I had a Maybelline coupon) because I had seen them on so many “best of the drugstore” lists. […]

2/1/18 Makeup

2/1/18 Makeup

I wear a similar look to this all the time, with a red/warm toned smokey eye. I realized I used so many of my favorite products in this look, too! The only new product was the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara, but most everything else is […]

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Review)

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Review)

I don’t have major dark circles under my eyes, at least, not comparatively. A little concealer is usually plenty to make them disappear, but the added help of a brightening corrector can provide an especially full coverage look. I actually find that the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector looks very natural when it’s worn alone. It blends into my skin, and makes my eyes look effortlessly bright.

The peachy corrector comes in a pot. The formula feels a little thick and wet. While comparable to Glossier’s Stretch Concealer in terms of the coverage it provides, the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector feels heavier on the skin. This isn’t totally terrible, though, because it is bendable and melts into the skin. If I were to use it anywhere other than the skin under my eye, it might feel greasy, but because my under eye is a little dry, I don’t mind the extra moisture.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Review)

I don’t usually go for color correcting, because foundation/concealer is plenty (plus I take good care of my skin). But it does really work, and if you deal with a lot of discoloration under the eyes, I would say give the Becca Under eye Brightening Corrector a try. It’s a high quality product.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Review)

Be sure to drop by again soon, and follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin!

Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Mask (Review)

Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Mask (Review)

I’m not somebody who is overly susceptible to “natural beauty,” (sometimes, you just need to soak in some chemicals, you know?) But I appreciate a good-for-you skincare line, particularly if it’s effective– and it’s no secret there are many natural ingredients that can produce ideal […]

Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette (Review)

Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette (Review)

The Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette is not a new release, but the Youtube celebrity has been releasing makeup collections left and right.  With the Androgyny Palette last year and the Blood Sugar Palette coming up later this year. Admittedly, I’ve never used any of […]

Issa Look

Issa Look

Issa lookAccording to Urban Dictionary, “issa look” is something you say when you’re trying to pull off some outrageous style. Seems apt to describe electric purple lipstick.

Face:

NYX Angel Veil Primer

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation with Snow Bunny And Milk Chocolate Bronzers

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Pressed Powder

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Eyes:

MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow

Makeup Geek eyeshadows: Unexpected, Vintage, Black Light, Motown

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Essence Make Me Brow

Lips:

MAC Nightmoth lip liner

NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Sway

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat (Review)

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat (Review)

The phrase “lip topper” just might have been invented in 2016, if not in 2017. Before that, anything I put on top of my lipstick was just lip gloss. But with makeup marketing, beauty influencers, and the internet, the advent of new (if slightly gimmicky) […]

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

A couple of years ago, I reviewed Robert Galbraith’s debut novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, followed by The Silkworm. This year, I rounded out the trilogy by reading Career of Evil. The J.K. Rowling (under a pen-name) series of mysteries, geared towards an adult audience, never […]

Inglot Duraline (Review)

Inglot Duraline (Review)

As far as I know, Inglot Duraline is a one-of-a-kind product. I haven’t come across anything quite like it myself (though of course there could be a similar product somewhere on the market).

Inglot Duraline comes in an unassuming clear bottle– the price tag is equally unassuming, considering it’s about $12 a bottle, and a bottle will last you a lifetime. Inglot is a professional makeup brand, so it isn’t heavily marketed to the average consumer. Duraline isn’t exactly makeup– it’s more like a makeup accessory. This elixir is intended to freshen up your dried-out cream products (or transform a powder product into a long-wearing liquid).

Inglot Duraline Review

You could use Inglot with anything your heart desired, but I find it to be ideal for rejuvenating my dried out gel/cream eyeliners and my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. No matter how dedicated you are to your gel liner, it’s pretty much impossible to finish the whole jar before it dries out (even if you are a dedicated lid-closer). Inglot is the perfect solution– just one drop is plenty to revive the gel (or make it better than ever, when paired with certain drugstore formulas). A little goes a long way, and it can be helpful to mix it in (or add it as needed). Play around, and know that Inglot Duraline will help you get the most out of your makeup.

Inglot Duraline Review

What are your makeup bag secrets? Be sure to follow my blog on Bloglovin’ and follow me on Instagram!

Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy (Review)

Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy (Review)

Up until, well, yesterday, I had super long hair. (Nothing weird, it didn’t go down to my kneecaps or anything, but it was quite lengthy). It was wavy and lovely at one point in time, but after a few processes too many it was undeniably […]