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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.   🙂 […]


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 […]


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, […]