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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

e.l.f.Instant Lift Brow Pencil (Review)

e.l.f.Instant Lift Brow Pencil (Review)

I’ve been impressed with e.l.f. Cosmetics in the past. It’s some of the lowest priced makeup on the market, but the line consistently releases on-trend products. The e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow pencil is more of a “staple” product. Brow pencils are a go-to for me, […]

Best Drugstore Pressed Powder

Best Drugstore Pressed Powder

The drugstore is full of makeup, but it’s hard to know what is a hit, and what is a miss. I admit, I haven’t tried it all (but I aspire to!) I tend to be hesitant with drugstore complexion products. I’ve tried plenty of good […]

Too Faced Bronzers (Review)

Too Faced Bronzers (Review)

There’s something about Too Faced that draws me in every time I step into a Sephora–the super-girly packaging, the fan-favorite products, the on-trend colors… Too Faced always catches my eye. While it isn’t cheap, Too Faced is reasonably priced for high-end, high-quality makeup. My sister […]