I originally got a black Sumita eyeliner from Birchbox in May 2013. I was really impressed with the brand's creamy texture, which reminded me of the Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liners. However, in a world of near-infinite 'pretty darn good' black pencil liners, even the softest, most pigmented black doesn't get my heart rate pumping.Do you know what...
Chic Week (or "Spring Social", depending on whether you prefer rhyming or alliteration) kicked off for VIB Rouge today. For those of you who, like me, live prohibitively far from an actual Sephora, you're probably taking advantage of your 15% discount with some good, old-fashioned online shopping. Image Source: http://www.temptalia.com/sephora-15-coupon-code-springs-hottest-ticket If you do online shopping and are not already signed up for...
I'm on a new quest: the perfect powder contour. Although Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow is serving me well, I generally prefer packing on powder products over my foundation. NYX Blush in Taupe is a lovely contour color, but the packaging falls apart as soon as I look at it, and I'm having profound problems with having to...
What the Hell Is Going On With the Tarte Cheek Stains? Jessica asks, "You should do a review of how much some Tarte products cost per ounce now that they changed their packaging to half or third the size and kept the prices the same." ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE. Unfortunately, I presume (since it was brought up), that I'm expected...
Review: Stila In the Moment Eyeshadow Palette Fun fact: purple is the best color (After all, who doesn't love a good non-spectral hue?). This is objective. You can trust me. Sometimes I talk about science on this blog. Fun fact #2: neutrals are the staple of all eyeshadows. An eyeshadow collection without neutrals is like a kitchen without salt. It's possible...
Wantable January 2017 Review I'm so fucking annoyed at this truly horrendous box that I have been procrastinating on dealing with it at all. At $36 a month, Wantable needs to be consistently stellar in order to be worth anyone's time. That means that a mediocre box is a "yeah, you probably don't want to subscribe to Wantable" indicator. But...
My Top 13 Products of 2017 There are two days that make sense for a "Best of the Year" post: New Years Eve and New Year's Day. Unfortunately, I am a procrastinator. If you're being generous, you could call me a prioritizer. However, that train of thought is only consistent if my priorities are: Actual Important Stuff Watching Arrested Development...
Review: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in High Voltage Milani is a brand I haven't explored much, possibly because their name reminds me of cookies, which are even more distracting than lipstick. Still, when a friend of mine suggested that I was throwing my life away by skipping the Milani Color Statement lipsticks, I managed to pick one up. (Definitely bought...
Cosmetics Company History: Shiseido In the year 578, Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, died. The Byzantine Emperor, Julius II, also passed away. (He was succeeded by his general, Tiberius.) It was 11 years before the first historical reference to toilet paper. It was the time of both King Arthur and Beowolf. And, in the year 578,...
Review: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Pink and Baby Doll The days you want to make an impression are not the days you want to wear Laura Mercier. If someone says, "In America, even teenage girls are overly made-up. And when you are overly made-up, you send out the message that you are overly sexual, that you want to...