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Red Eyeshadows for Fall and Winter

Red Eyeshadows for Fall and Winter

I love red eyeshadow year round; I’m convinced it’s always in-season. However, for the majority of the population, red eyeshadow season is somewhere between September and December. Though the season is well underway, it isn’t too late for me to mention a few of my […]

Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter (Review)

Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter (Review)

This highlighter is a mini-miracle. Admittedly, at nearly $40 the price tag is hefty. $40 can buy you a lot in the highlighter world (basically a lifetime supply of e.l.f. baked highlights, or an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit). And while I wouldn’t say I […]

Pixi Natural Contour Powder (Review)

Pixi Natural Contour Powder (Review)

Pixi is one of the higher end makeup brands I’ve stumbled across. I noticed the pistachio-colored packaging appear in Target a few years ago, but I didn’t try anything until the last year. To be honest, this was mostly because of the price. Dropping $20 on one makeup item at Target just feels wrong.

Pixi’s most iconic product is probably the Glow Tonic, which is a toner (so skincare, not makeup). I hear good things about the brand as a whole. The quality ingredients might up the price, but they also make for a good product. The description of the Pixi Contour Powder on the Target website says that it has “peptides, multi-vitamin complex, aloe versa, super fruits and coffee extract.” Sounds fancy, right?

Oddly enough, I actually use this product the most in my eyebrows. It’s the perfect neutral shade to fill my brows. I like using it in conjunction with a brow pencil, to set everything in place and really make my brows full-yet-natural. The texture isn’t too finely milled, and there isn’t much fall-out, so it’s good for this purpose. I actually like this the most for its versatility. Because the shade is a neutral, medium brown, I can use it for my brows, for a contour, or for a crease color of eyeshadow.

Pixi Natural Contour Powder (Swatches)

Obviously, the purpose of this product is for contouring. There’s only one shade, and everybody knows one shade does not fit all. On a really dark skin tone, it wouldn’t show up, and it’s admittedly a little dark even for mine (but with some blending and a light hand, or perhaps a tan, it works just fine). It’s a pretty neutral color, and it is bendable with nice ingredients, though, so overall I would say it’s a solid product. However, by the time you’re paying $20 you might want to go ahead and just splurge for Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer (which I prefer) or purchase a MAC pro palette refill pan at $17.

 

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Benefit Cosmetics Dallas Blush (Review)

Benefit Cosmetics Dallas Blush (Review)

Benefit Cosmetics is a bit of an unsung hero when it comes to the online makeup world. The brand has a large variety of products, but it seems like only a few are really hyped. There’s the iconic Hoola bronzer (which is iconic for a […]

Centennial Ball 2017- Black Tie Makeup

Centennial Ball 2017- Black Tie Makeup

I work in an art museum, and we recently had a huge anniversary event. Because the event was black tie, I broke out a floor length gown, curled my hair, and (of course) went full glam. I was so wrapped up in the excitement of […]

Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo (Review)

Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo (Review)

Colourpop was initially known for a few things: affordable prices, a huge color selection, and a signature pillowy-soft pigment formula. While Colourpop still manufactures these cushy pigments, they have also transitioned into making traditional pressed powders. And man, are these powders good.

I love Colourpop as a brand. While there have been a few misses, I’ve been consistently impressed with the most recent product releases. The pressed powder shadows are basically mind-blowing. I have also been a little in love with the Alexis Red x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo. This sturdy little cardboard compact contains two shades, a true gold highlight and a warm matte bronzer. Even though warm bronzers sometimes look orange on my skin, this one just blends in like a nice tan.

Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo (Review)

The formula is so creamy and smooth, bendable and buttery, etc. etc. It feels very luxurious (even though the price is very affordable, especially now that the duo is on sale). I love using it on my eyes, too. The warm bronzer shade is perfect as an easy crease transition, and I use the gold on my eyelids. It’s a little too dark as a highlight shade on my face, but the formula is great nonetheless.

Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo (Review)

I just wanted to mention this A+ product before it disappears. I think that you could use this bronzer, which feels very high-end, on a variety of skin tones from fair to medium. I love Colourpop and can’t wait to see their new releases, and maybe purchase some new products in the future. Colourpop is going to be in Sephora this holiday season, which is an exciting step for the brand.

Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo (Review)

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Rimmel Stay Matte Primer (Review)

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer (Review)

The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer isn’t new on the scene. In fact, it’s a bit of a drugstore classic. The entire Rimmel Stay Matte line is generally respected (the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which I have never tried, is a staple for many people). I […]

L’Oreal Pro Glow Concealer (Review)

L’Oreal Pro Glow Concealer (Review)

An avowed concealer junkie (and L’Oreal fan) I had to try the Pro Glow concealer. I liked the Pro Glow foundation when I first tried it, but over time I realized that it was breaking me out a little bit. I sometimes have this problem […]

Fall Beauty Favorites

Fall Beauty Favorites

Fall is cozy and wonderful, a time of muted neutrals and warm coffee. I love the scents and colors of fall, from the outdoors to the indoors. And, of course, I love the scents and colors of fall makeup. Here are my fall beauty favorites:

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lip Color in Lover: I love this color for fall. It’s neutral, but instead of a peachy or pink nude, it’s more of a mauve. I like that it’s a subtle color, but it’s a little darker and cooler. Plus, the formula is amazing, long-wearing and comfortable. I want to get more colors in this line!

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CK One: I adore this fragrence, which *technically* is a cologne. It was a hip and happening unisex scent in the 90s, and I love how it smells. I prefer something fresh or musky to something sweet, so I tend to gravitate towards more masculine scents anyways, especially for fall. There’s something about this scent that makes me feel cozy on a cool day. Plus, I’m all about the 90s, and this scent was a 90s icon.

Fall Beauty Favorites

Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack: These eyeshadows are beautiful, buttery, and great for sensitive skin. They blend like a dream, and every single shade screams fall. Every eyeshadow in this palette is matte; there’s Blurr, a warm cream shade, Unseen, a warm brown, Unseen, a brick red-brown, and Dark Matter, the blackest of blacks. Versatile enough for a beauty guru and simple enough for a beginner, these eyeshadows are amazing. If I had to pick one palette to use every day, this would be it.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes: I love these brushes. The long, sleek handles, the fluffy bristles, the price point… they’re perfect. The perfect combination of functionality and beauty.

Diorskin Forever Foundation: This foundation is so beautiful. The shade Fair Almond matches me perfectly, and the formula is just right on my acne-prone skin. My skin is normal, perhaps even a little dry, but I live in a humid climate so I get a little oily. I would say this foundation is a medium coverage, natural finish, but it’s somehow so complexion perfecting. I don’t have to set it with powder (though I usually do). It’s my favorite for any season, but something about the satin-matte finish is especially nice for autumn.

 

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Best Hot Pink Eyeshadows

Best Hot Pink Eyeshadows

I love pink. Call me extra, but there’s nothing that speaks to my soul like fuchsia (well, except for maybe millennial pink or a white furry throw). I don’t wear a lot of color (I tend to go for the all- black look whenever possible) […]