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How Much Do Your Eyeshadow Brushes Matter? Part 2 In May, I investigated whether quality eyeshadow brushes packed on eyeshadow better than their cheapo counterparts. I found that there was a huge difference in the amount of shadow different brushes could apply. In response to this post, reader Anna asked, "Given that eyeshadow isn't a question of how-much-do-i-stick-on-there but is usually...
Review: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Punch Drunk and Crush Lip pencils frequently offer precision, opacity, and wear-time that outcompete traditional lipsticks. The Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color by Urban Decay is a great example of the power of a pencil. Punch Drunk is a vibrant orange that looks like it would be perfect for creating...
Mega Comparison: Face Primers Ever since my eyeshadow primer comparison post, I have been inundated with requests to do a similar post focusing on foundation primers. I did do a "drugstore dupes to the test" post comparing Smashbox Photo Finish and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel and found that, logistically, it is much more difficult to pull off this sort of comparison for...
Review: NYX The Natural Shadow Palette I haven't given NYX as much review-love as they deserve. I don't wear a ton of drugstore makeup, but NYX is truly top-of-the-line when it comes to lower-end lip products. Despite the quality I have come to expect from NYX, I am actually reviewing this product because it is so bad that I want to...
Beauty Bullshit: Fat Girl Slim Reader Corbyn Wild wrote, "Love the Beauty Bullshit posts! Ever think about looking at the Fat Girl Slim products? They seem to be based on pseudo-science and buzzwords at best but who knows maybe they are legit! I know a fab scientist (YOU) that could clarify that for her adoring public (ME)." Despite the bizarre and...
Review: Yes to Carrots (Well, Blueberries, Cucumbers, and Grapefruit) Facial Towelettes I am lazy when I am wide awake, but I am really lazy when I am sleepy. If I couldn't keep my birth control on my bedside table, I would probably be pregnant by now, as standing up to get it would be way too hard. I regularly sleep...
How Many Applications Are In A Pan of Blush? I've already calculated how many swipes are in a tube of lipstick and how many applications you have in a bottle of foundation given various application methods. At the request of a few commenters, I dusted off my accurate-to-the-milligram scale to examine the longevity of my blush next. For this test, I used the...
Review: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607) It's difficult not to love lip lacquer. With the longevity and opacity of a lipstick and a sexy glossy finish, Shiseido's lacquer rouge in Nocturne perfectly encapsulates what lip lacquers are about. I received this as a deluxe sample, but I'll almost definitely be picking up the full sized version. How could I...
Battle of the Topcoats: Seche Vite vs. Julep Freedom This has been a long time coming. In February, Julep released a topcoat called the Freedom Polymer Topcoat. I've already talked about why I think their product name is a little disingenuous (all nail polish contains polymers) here. I haven't, however, been able to give a full review. That's because it's absurdly...
Review: The Body Shop Concealer Pencil "FUCK. FUCK. FUCK," I thought. I was at the airport. You know how you always forget something? This time it was concealer. On the way to a job interview, it is best not to look like you get punched in both eyes. Luckily, I had easy access to the Body Shop in the SEATAC...

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