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...
How Does It Work? Soap It would be possible to live in a world without soap. You could do it the modern way-- use the oil cleansing method, go "no poo", eat only on paper plates. You could do it the old-fashioned way and just kind of smell bad. However, since we've been using soap since at least ancient Babylon,...
Terrible Tutorials: Okay, you guys. Fine. Here is how I do my makeup. After getting a lot of comments asking how I do my contouring/eyeshadow/what have you, I have decided that I could probably handle making a crappy youtube video (emphasis on the crappy). Please don't share this with your friends, as this video will almost certainly be unhelpful to them....
Julep July 2016 Review Although I do enjoy laughing at Julep's misguided attempts to "invent" new products, I couldn't bring myself to take Julep's "Beach Tonic" this month. The idea of spraying myself with oils sounds less like a luxurious way to apply moisturizer and more like a greasy new chore. Julep also released a sea salt hair texture spray...
Which of Urban Decay's Absurdly Discounted Eyeshadow Palettes is Right For You? Because Urban Decay has recently released a new formulation for their eyeshadow, they are frantically selling off some of their old palettes for deep discounts: the Ammo Shadow Box, the Mariposa Palette, and the Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette. This blog post will give a quick overview of each of...
Review: MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick I don't own Ruby Woo. As one of MAC's crowd favorites, Ruby Woo has charmed more than a handful of women. Rihanna's limited edition MAC collection, Rihanna Hearts MAC, contains a lipstick supposedly "inspired by" Ruby Woo. According to those who own both, the two lipsticks are practically identical. I had been eyeing Ruby Woo for...
Beauty Myths: Your Anti-Persperant Is Also Probably Not Giving You Cancer When I was in elementary school, I had a hippie dippie teacher who was very certain that anti-persperant causes breast cancer. She solemnly lectured our class about the dangers of these products, asserting that she would never use such death traps on her own armpits. When I, as most...
Review: LORAC 'Pro To Go' Eye and Cheek Palette I have been eyeing this sucker on the Sephora website since long before it was in stock. The idea of a handy palette that contains both creamy LORAC shadows plus blushes and a bronzer at my beck-and-call was indisputably alluring. The palette is shorter than the original LORAC Pro palette, but it's...