Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bite Beauty Musk & Lychee Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo {Product Review}

I have been dying to get my hands on a Bite Beauty lipstick ever since Emily of Beauty Broadcast raved about them! I was a little hesitant to drop $24 on a single lipstick from I brand I never tried though, so I got one of the duo minis from Sephora for half the price... and I'm kicking myself for it. I. Need. MORE!


I got the Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Musk/Lychee because Lord knows I don't have nearly enough neutral lipsticks! The thing is kinda weency (we're talking 0.05 oz per lipstick here), and the packaging is a little excessive, but I've totally fallen in love with both shades!

More after the jump!

Lipstick Queen Sinner Rust {Product Review}

I've been feeling a bit nostalgic lately. Maybe it is the fact that I just turned 21 and relinquished my last little shred of childhood, or maybe it is getting close to fall... either way, I've been obsessed with finding the perfect 90s brick red. That is how Lipstick Queen in Sinner Rust came into my life.


I didn't know all that much about Lipstick Queen beyond a few swatches at Ulta prior to picking this little sweetie up. I don't find many people talking about this brand beyond the blue, skin reactive lipstick that they offer. The lipstick I picked up is from the "Sinner" line, which is a line of matte lippies with full opacity (they're formulated with 90% pigment). Lipstick Queen claims that this is supposed to be a longwearing, moisturizing, and comfortable matte lipstick to wear. 

Le jump!

Hourglass "Icon" Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick {Product Review}

I've seen these $28 Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipsticks hyped up by a few people in the beauty community, so I decided to see what all the noise was about and bought the little $10 one from Sephora during my 21st Birthday buy-binge. Hourglass claims that these "richly pigmented, silky-smooth, matte lip colors deliver extended wear without flaking or dryness".



Pretty svelte packaging, huh?



The shade Icon is a blue-based red that isn't too bright (much to my glee - I find bright blue-based reds tacky on me), and I think it would be flattering for a multitude of skin tones and shades.

Now lets move on to the nitty-gritty!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

That One Post Where I'm Not at All Surprised... or Excited... A.K.A Urban Decay is a Basic Bitch

"Gee! I really wish Urban Decay would make even MORE Naked Palettes!" said just about nobody. But even with the deafening silence from UD fans, they've decided to shove another one down our throats bless us with another Basic Palette.

Was the original Basic Palette too exciting for you? Well prepared to be bored to death by the cleverly named "Basic 2"


I couldn't even muster enough enthusiasm to let out a sarcastic snore. 

I will admit that I like the fact that this Basic 2 palette isn't all light cream shades and one black, but still... BORING!

C'mon, Urban Decay! You guys got your big break for being rebellious with your colors that shocked the world. Now you're Basic-ally the equivalent of that one party girl from college who became a hard-core christian and now lives in the suburbs with her blonde kids and husbands, wearing khaki bermudas and a pastel cardigan tied around her shoulders, sipping on a fruity drink to battle how dreary her life has become. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

How NOT To Clean Your Makeup Brushes... And Also How To Clean Them... Properly

I CRINGED when I saw this picture for DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner floating around on Pinterest.


The picture alone is almost enough to make me faint, but the original post this came from instructed the readers to "swirl them around for about 1 minute".


For us seasoned makeup enthusiasts out there, we're in the know when it comes to washing and caring for your brushes, but I can't fault makeup newbies for not knowing how things need to go down. 

Mystified by brush washing? Keep on reading after the jump.