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
and looks.

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

Bobbi Brown Sand Dune

As stated many times over on this blog, I absolutely love eye shadow sticks.  The creaminess, convenient application, opaque coloring, phenomenal longevity and versatility are all-encompassing with regards to this type of eyeshadow formula.  Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($29 USD/1.6g) is the latest brand to fall prey to my obsession.  This may […]

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Colourpop Lippie Pencils and a bit of Puppy Love.

Colourpop Lippie Pencils L-R: Tootsi, Grunge, and LBB.

In general, makeup enthusiast have been conditioned into thinking we have to pay an arm and a leg to get quality products; however, Colourpop has debunked that theory.  The brand’s affordability, vast color selections and quality products have impressed me beyond expectation.  For today’s post, I present another three Colourpop Lippie Pencils ($5 USD/ 1g) along with Puppy Love […]

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit review and photos.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

Some of the most enticing makeup products are highlighters/illuminators.  Despite the overuse of these gleaming powders on Youtube and Instagram, a decorous approach to highlighting can truly enhance any makeup look.  Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit ($40 USD/ 7.4g x 4) provides the perfect means for anyone to regain vitality no matter one’s age, skin texture or complexion. VIVA la […]

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Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow review and photos.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Certain places are very comforting to me when I’m feeling blue.  A temporary break from the norm seems to elevate my spirits instantly.  Personally, I find the simplicity of roaming department stores, in the early hours, to be refreshingly calming.  Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Shimmer Eye Shadow ($33 USD/ 3g) was an immediate draw.  The warm, sparkling reflects […]

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Products I’m Just Not That Into…

Products I'm just Not That Into: Artis Fluenta Collection Circle 1R, Eve Pearl Liquid Lipsticks, and Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Full Fan Effect Mascara.

Let’s face it, not one cosmetic brand is perfect.  Most of the products featured on this blog have brought me much joy; however, even the most cherished brands can sometime deliver faux pas.  For today’s post, I decided to take a departure from my normal makeup accolades, and bring you Products I’m Just Not That Into.  Call it a public duty, […]

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Eve Pearl Medium HD Dual Foundation, Salmon Concealer and 201 Brush are a Winning Trio.

Eve Pearl Medium Hd Dual Foundation, Salmon Concealer and 201 Brush.

Human nature is rather complex.  Why is it that when we find a perfectly good product, after a certain time, we abandon common sense and seek a replacement?  Boredom, change, the allure of new packaging, lack of self-control, advertising claims, etc.. are all possible reasons.  Seven years ago, Eve Pearl Dual Foundation ($58 USD/14.5 g) was my sole […]

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