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Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray vs. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray vs. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Makeup setting sprays are a holy grail product, in terms of making your makeup last all day (or all night). Nothing keeps my makeup on like a setting spray, and I’ve even gotten my mother and sister addicted. There are many different types of sprays […]

Tarte Pro Glow to Go Palette (Review & Swatches)

Tarte Pro Glow to Go Palette (Review & Swatches)

The Tarte Pro Glow to Go Palette was a gift from my sister, and it’s been rocking my world. This little palette is perfect for me, because it is travel sized (but has a really nice mirror) and has perfect shades for fair skin tones. It […]

Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown is one of the makeup queens of the century: her luxury products and feature-enhancing techniques defined my beauty routine as a young woman. Bobbi Brown makes makeup for every skin tone and skin type, and her lipsticks are no exception. For Christmas, my family bought me a 10 hue anniversary set of Bobbi Brown’s classic lipstick colors. Not only are the mini-lipsticks perfect for travel, but it gave me a great overview of every shade in Bobbi Brown’s classic lipstick formula. So, without further ado, here is my Bobbi Brown Lipstick Review & Swatches.

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If there is one word for Bobbi Brown’s lipsticks, I would say it’s flattering. These lipsticks are creamy and pigmented (but not too pigmented, so they adapt to your natural lip color). The finish isn’t too matte, but it isn’t frosted or glossy. It’s just a beautiful color.

Every color is build-able and layer-able. My favorite shades are Beige, Raisin, and Red, but they’re all gorgeous neutrals (with a kick). If you were lucky enough to pick up a set, you’ll find there’s a color for every look.

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left to right: Rose, Brown, Raisin, Beige, Salmon

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The Bobbi Brown Original 10 25th Anniversary Lip Collection is beautiful. Every lipstick is high quality, and they are all wearable colors for any woman; the boldest colors are sheer enough on the lips that anybody would feel comfortable in them. The shades are great for day or night, moisturizing and comfortable. I will probably re-purchase my favorites or even some new shades (there are many available on the Sephora website). As an added bonus, every color can be worn individually, or blended into a custom color. I highly recommend these lipsticks, which are luxurious, classic, and beautiful.

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Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm Review

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm Review

I’m a huge fan of the lip exfoliating trend. Three years ago, I couldn’t have told you what a lip scrub was. Did they even exist? Who cares: they’re the perfect fix for a chapped lip girl like me. I’ve sampled a few different lip […]

Battle of the Stick Eyeshadows

Battle of the Stick Eyeshadows

Stick eyeshadows are a like cream eyeshadows, but better. Most cream eyeshadows come in a pot, but instead these stick shadows come in a handy pen-like container. The eyeshadows themselves lie between an eyeliner and a cream shadow: the packaging makes them more like an […]

Summer Fragrance Guide

Summer Fragrance Guide

I’ve had an on-again-off-again relationship with perfume, but the summer of 2016 has brought me not one but two ideal fragrances. Both fragrances are perfect for summer (but I am looking forward to wearing them year round). Shopping for perfume these past few months has inspired me to put together this summer fragrance guide, as well as a description of my two current favorites.

First of all, the Sephora Favorites Perfume Samplers are the perfect way to select a perfume. You purchase a kit with a bunch of different perfume samples, take them home and try them out, then redeem the coupon in the package for a full size bottle of your favorite perfume. The hardest part of perfume shopping is that sometimes a perfume that smelled great in the store doesn’t smell as good on your body, so the Sephora Perfume Samplers are the perfect solutions. Just make sure that the sampler you purchase has a perfume voucher inside it. This was how I found Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. According to the Sephora website, this perfume contains notes of Sicilian Citron, Bluebell, Granny Smith Apple, Jasmine Sambac, Bamboo, White Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, and Musk. The overall effect is a beachy, summery scent with a formal twist. I see this as a great perfume for a summer evening out or a nice brunch. I like that it smells fresh but not overwhelmingly floral.

When summer and spring roll around, it seems like the major fragrance family on the market is florals. Strong florals give me a bit of a headache, but I love beachy fragrances. The first time I smelled Bobbi Brown Beach, I fell in love. It smells just like the beach at Carlsbad, California, where I spent many summer vacations. Sephora says this perfume is a “blend of jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.” It is lightly floral, but the sea spray effect dominates to create the true “beach” feel. I recently received a compliment about how good I smelled wearing this perfume, and I think it will be my everyday go-to.