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 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 … [continue]

Summer Essentials.

summer moisturizers

Recently, I have been receiving emails and in person inquiries about what I have been using on my skin during the warmer weather.  In the past, I have stated facial oils are my preferred choice for moisturizing.  This assertion has not changed, rather certain oils have been benched in lieu of new discoveries that have become fast favorites.  So […]

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Illamasqua OMG Beyond Powder review and comparisons.

Illamasqua OMG

Since my resounding success with Illamasqua Epic Beyond Powder (reviewed here), I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Illamasqua OMG Beyond Powder ($45 USD/ 7 g).  This warm champagne golden highlighter has proven its worth many times over.  Do you need this in your life?  Like O.M.G….Totally  🙂  I hope you enjoy. Before we go on, I would like […]

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Artis Brushes review and photos.

Artis Brushes: Oval 7, Oval 3, Circle 1, Linear 1.

We all know quality makeup tools are equality important as using quality cosmetics.  I honestly thought I had every efficient tool at my disposal to achieve a flawless finish.  That is, until Artis Brushes ($35-60 USD) came along with their innovative design and artisanal charm.  Will these “hand-assembled” beauties render my animal hair counterparts extinct?  You’ll see.   🙂 […]

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Illamasqua Epic Beyond Powder review and comparisons.

Illamasqua Epic

Let me preface this post by stating the obvious–I am weak when it comes to illuminators.  My flippant attitude toward my addiction may seem amusing, but in all honestly, I really cannot resist highlighting powders.  My collection is filled with various colors, textures and brands to last several lifetimes, yet, I opt to purchase new […]

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Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils.

Colourpop Button and BFF2

Lately, I have had an insatiable urge to wear neutral lip colors.  My basic summer goal is to find the perfect nude lip color without looking like I stepped out of the morgue or haphazardly smeared concealer on my lips.  Colourpop Button and BFF2 Lippie Pencils ($5 USD/1 g) have proven their worth as stand alone lip shades, […]

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Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Personally, I know I really like a product when I cannot wait to purchase more colors from the line.  Such was the case with Jouer Lip Cremes.  As expected, Creme Brûlée and Noisette (reviewed here) have been worn consistently since their acquisition a few weeks back.  Naturally, when I received an email stating Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long Wear […]

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Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge review and photos.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

For a while, I stopped watching YouTube videos, because the amount of “beauty gurus” flooding the system was a bit overwhelming.  I mean how many times can you watch 20 something year olds pile on a ton of makeup, which they do not even need, and peddle every item as “must-haves?”  My disheartened approach happily shifted when I discovered Tati […]

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Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow review, swatches
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Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow.

For the past couple of years, the buzz surrounding Kiko cosmetics has been inescapable.  This affordable Italian based makeup company apparently manufactures products that rival higher-end brands.  Last year while in Italy, my sister was kind enough to bring back some Kiko goodies, sadly those items failed to impress.  So rather than write-off the brand completely, I decided to visit […]

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Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer review and photos.

Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer.

As the warmer weather approaches, bulky winter trapping are finally stored away and skin can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  However, once the sweaters and scarfs are stripped away, my pale and uneven complexion does not want to come out and play.  Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer ($40 USD/ 1 fl. oz.) easily and quickly […]

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Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Jouer Crème Brûlée and Noisette

You would never know it, judging by the heaps of unused tubes of liquid lipsticks in my drawer, but I adore matte liquid lipstick.  There is something about the promise of opaque coverage, transfer-free wear, and long-lasting results that seems to reel me in every time.  Granted, the super drying feeling inherent in these lipsticks is not […]

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Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick review and photos.

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

When it comes to naturally beautiful makeup, no other brand does it better than Bobbi Brown.  I’m well aware you can use any product to achieve a wholesome look, but there is something about the color selection, texture and quality of her cosmetics, that makes this brand a complete standout.  As promised, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream […]

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