Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 156 Lost, 184 Dark Purple and 176 Warm Beige.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink: 156 Lost, 184 Dark Purple and 176 Warm Beige.

The rate of new releases, revolutionary formulations, and downright gimmicky products has my head spinning.  Consumers no longer have the luxury of enjoying their products before something new is unleashed promising more impressive results.  These clever marketing tactics have not steered me away … [continue]

New Makeup Discoveries.

New Makeup Discoveries

So much time has pasted since my last post.  Simply explained, my children are deeply involved with their activities, which requires considerable parental involvement and travel.  Rather than produce sub par posts, I decided the healthiest and most logical solution would be to step away temporarily from writing and focus on my boys.  Despite my […]


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 certainly proves somethings are worth […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]