Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner review and swatches.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liquid Liner

Lately, I have had this overwhelming desire to edit my makeup collection and spending.  The book, Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (here) is the culprit for this sudden epiphany.  Her premise is rather simple--surround yourself only with items that ignite joy.  This mentality has really made me question all … [continue]

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish review and swatches.

Pur Caviar

Try as I must, I cannot steer clear of shimmery eyeshadows.  My head realizes my maturing eyelids are best suited for satin and matte shades, but my heart will always skip a beat at the sight of glitter/shimmer in shadows.  My personal preference for the reflective variety will always remain with cream shadow formulations.  The smoother application, longevity, […]


Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 154 Experimente and 150 Luxuriant review.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

As you can imagine, I have a overabundance of lipsticks in my collection.  My favorite formulas are satin and comfortable mattes–especially the liquid lipstick variety.  However, as we have come to expect, the matte liquid lipstick range is not the most obliging formulation for mature lips.  I have had the fortune of trying some really good brands, […]


MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power review and swatches.

MAC Spellbinder

Anyone who enjoys makeup, has had a love/hate relationship with eyeshadow pigments.  The color saturation is love at first swipe, but the unpressed messy format leaves much to be desired.  MAC Chocolate Brown (discontinued), was my first pigment, the rich warm brown color was euphoric; the smooth texture and seamless blending was enough to hook […]


Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack review.

Chanel Eyeliner

If there is one makeup item (well maybe five) I will not go without, it is black eyeliner.  On my deep-set, drooping eyelids, eyeliner is essential in helping to create the illusion of lifted elongated lids.  At any given time, a myriad of different formulas (i.e. gel, creams, liquids, pencils) are on hand for daily […]


Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder 1 review and swatches.

Laura Mercier Candleglow 1

If you have been following the latest makeup trend, setting/finishing powders seem to dominate the scope of the conversation.  Regardless if the powder is loose or compressed, the hunt for the perfect luminous–but not too luminous powder, appears as improbably as the Holy Grail itself.  In my case, I was seeking a finishing powder that […]


Chanel Lip Definer 05 Mordore Nude and Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoureux review and swatches.

Chanel 140 Amoureux

It has been some time since I invested in a designer lip liner.  As many of you know, I am quite content with Colourpop’s Lippie Pencils.  The affordability and creamy application has kept my wandering eye under strict control.  However, even my level-headed sensibilities were immediately compromised when faced with a newly remodeled Chanel counter.  The […]


Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Eye Palette review and swatches.


Matte eyeshadows have to be the most versatile eyeshadow finish.  Everyone, from the young to the more mature can easily utilize these shadows to create some of the most flattering looks possible.  Keeping this philosophy in mind, gave me the much needed incentive to invest in Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Eye Palette ($80 USD/ 24 g.).  Lets […]


Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette Eyes to Mesmerise review and photos.

Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette

Charlotte Tilbury has indeed made a name for herself in the beauty community.  Since her YouTube debut on Lisa Eldridge’s channel (here), many beauty enthusiasts were instantly captured by her magnetism.  Her descriptive and engaging dialogue is the epitome of English charm.  So when I discovered Amal Clooney used Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette Eyes to Mesmerise Long […]


Colourpop Flutes and Between the Sheets review.


As many of you may know, Colourpop makes my favorite lipliners.  The price, creamy application and pigment are outstanding.  So while placing an order to replenish my beloved BFF2 liner (reviewed here), I decided to pick up Colourpop Flutes Super Shock Shadow ($5 USD/ 2.1g) and Between the Sheets blush ($8 USD/ 4.2g).  The smooth consistency, concentrated pigment and […]


Current Makeup Look 2016.

Makeup Look

My ridiculously busy schedule has left me little time to experiment and create new makeup looks on a daily basis.  In the spirit of brevity, I have been sporting the same look for the past three weeks straight.  So for this long, overdue post I will give detailed descriptions on the brushes used, application of […]


Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream 407 Carmin Session review and comparisons.

YSL 407 Carmin Session.

Lip stains are like an illusive British spy–they’re suppose to be put together, well-mannered, strong, all-knowing and seeing, charm the pants off of you and stick around until the mission is completed.  Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream 407 Carmin Session ($36 USD/ 5.5 mL) claims “the creamy formula provides 10-hour wear and all day comfort so lips look and […]