Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman review and comparisons.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment

I do believe every cosmetics brand has now come out with their version of the matte liquid lipstick.  Understandably, these types of lipsticks are very big sellers. With that being said, Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments Get It On and American Woman ($26 USD/ 5.5mL.) is one of the newer releases that … [continue]

Lilah B. Beauty Bronzer, Concealer and Brush review

Lilah B. Beauty

As mentioned in previous posts, I have been making a conscious effort to be more selective with regards to my makeup purchases.  However, when a cosmetics brand you have been lusting after goes on sale, even the most resolute mind will not be able to resist the lure.  So when Lilah B. Beauty Bronzer ($42 […]

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Chanel 808 Lilas D’Or and 814 Silver Pink review.

Chanel 808 Lilas D'Or and 814 Silver Pink.

More often than not, in the summer time, I am always reaching for a cream shadow(s).  The convenience and ease of use are indispensable when one needs to look polished in no time.  Given my success and adoration for 806 Terre Brûlée and 802 Undertone, Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Shadows in 808 Lilas D’Or and 814 Silver Pink […]

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Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Cream Eyeshadow

Before my blogging days, I was that crazy person who would rip into her freshly purchased cosmetics as soon as I exited the store, usually in the car (I know I’m not the only one).  However, for the sake of showcasing my products in mint condition, I have since refrained from such practices.  Any and […]

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Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter review.

During the recent Sephora VIB Rouge sale, I had a moment of weakness and purchased the new Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Dew You ($44 USD/ .80 fl.oz.).  As I have stated in my previous post, I am making a conservative effort to cut down on cosmetic purchases, however in my pathetic defense, this […]

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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 of my past, present and future purchases–especially when it comes […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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