How Much Is My Face Worth? (By Mass)
I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I have only recently come into possession of a scale that can measure to the milligram (a thousandth of a gram).
I was inspired by my wonderful friends at Lather Rinse Repeat and the Moroccan Shopaholic.
The idea behind the original "What is my...
How Much Do Your Eyeshadow Brushes Matter?
I was one of them. "ELF studio eyeshadow brushes are basically just as good as the nice brushes," I rationalized. And yes, in comparison to my dinky discount brushes from $10 brush sets, ELF was performing pretty well.
It all changed, though, when I got a hold of theBalm's Give Crease a Chance Eyeshadow...
The Five Most Ridiculous Claims People Make About BB Creams
You guys, we need to talk about BB creams for a minute. BB creams are not magic and I am sick of people claiming that they are.
I know you want to believe in magic. I want to believe in magic too! I was also a slightly disappointed 11-year-old when...
Beauty Bullshit: Revlon Eterna 27
Revlon's Eterna 27 is a line of creams that supposedly helps target wrinkles.
Credit for this observation of pseudoscience goes to Rachel, a reader who observed some rather bizarre claims in the Revlon cosmetics employees training guide.
According to Revlon, their "protective telomeric complex ... is like a
special 'memory' for your skin that continually reminds our...
Get It Before It's Gone: Paul & Joe "A Mid Summer's Night" Lip Gloss
Unlike fancy makeup blogs who get free stuff sent to them and/or review
things right when they come out, I have the joy of picking things out a
thousand years too late, right when they go on sale!As deeply passionate as I was in my love for Urban...
Review: theBalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner
I have always been a gel eyeliner devotee. Liquid eyeliner seems messy, difficult to apply, and unforgiving.
Schwing, by theBalm, turns my stereotypes about liquid eyeliner on their head.
Unlike traditional liquid eyeliner, which comes with an awkward brush, Schwing has a felt tip, which makes it much easier to be precise. Although I had a brief...
What Does The Labeling on My Sunscreen Tube Mean?
It is 81 degrees outside, Y'all, and I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. Somehow, it became summer and I did not notice. In celebration of the fact that my town has gone directly from "too chilly" to "sweltering", it seems appropriate to acknowledge the number one most important summer beauty...
Review: Etude House Sweet Recipe All Over Color in Strawberry Chiffon Cake
Do you know what is adorable? Dessert. Etude House, packaging geniuses that they are, recognized this as fact and used sugar as the inspiration for their Sweet Recipe makeup collection.
The Cupcake All Over Colors are supposedly appropriate as either cream eyeshadows, cream blushes, or lip creams.
I got this...
Review: NYX Push Up Bra For Eyebrows
The NYX Push Up Bra for Eyebrows is a dual-ended pencil that brings together a creamy pink highlighter and an eyebrow filler to give your brows a lift.
When I first saw this product, I was intrigued. My current method of a powder filler doesn't leave my eyebrows as impeccable as I might wish....
What is Living on Robyn's Makeup Brushes: A Horror Story
Let me start this post by saying: wash your brushes, you dirty hippie. Not only does the process of cleaning makeup brushes remove old, crusty makeup, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, it helps to remove festering bacteria.
I take pretty decent care of my brushes. I wash them once a week,...
Beauty Bullshit: the Vampire Facelift
Reader whateveramber says “I would love to see you do a Beauty Bullshit post on the ‘vampire facial.’ My rational brain tells me that that can't possibly work, plus it looks creepy as hell.”
Anything with the term “vampire” in the common name is surely based in concrete science.
The Vampire Facelift (sometimes called the vampire facial)...