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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

{Review & Swatches} Maybelline The Nudes Palette

I was over the moon when I found out that the drugstore was getting a legitimate nude makeup palette! Not some dinky thing with tiny pans, or only four shades, but a real, bonafide neutral palette! My grabby hands went straight to the Maybelline displays as soon as I got into Ulta and this thing quickly found its way into my makeup stash.


The palette comes with 10 eyeshadows, 5 of which are matte (!!!), and a pretty decent array of shades. 

I decided to throw a quick look together using a few of my favorite shades in the palette.




Swatches and more info after the jump!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

{Swatches} Maybelline Leather Color Tattoo Collection

I've always thought that the Color Tattoo line needed more mattes and more neutrals, and it seems like Maybelline has answered my prayers! Welcome to the brand new, (nearly) all matte Leather addition to the permanent line!


There is only one shimmer in the 5 shade addition. Right now, these babies seem to be in product displays in most stores, but my super sneaky Fred Meyer had stocked extras in the permanent display where a few other discontinued shades used to be.


Swatches and reviews after the jump!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Buy This, Not That: Urban Decay Primer Potion and Milani Eyeshadow Primer



Unlike my last Buy This, Not That post, I actually like both of the high-end and drugstore products - it is just a matter of price difference here.  More info, a comparison, and an ingredient analysis after the jump!