Is Revlon Filled With Cancer-Causing Crap? (Hint: No.) Let's all give a huge, collective eye-roll to the Breast Cancer Fund, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and UltraViolet. Ready? These advocacy groups have targeted Revlon, demanding that the cosmetics company stop producing "makeup laced with cancer-causing chemicals". Their list of suspects includes chemicals that are not used by Revlon and other chemicals...
Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Gel eyeliner is a gateway drug. It's the perfect transition from wobbly, "what-the-fuck-am-I-doing" pencil liner to the smooth, crisp lines you usually associated with liquid liner. In comparison to liquid eyeliner, gel products are more forgiving and maneuverable. Maybelline gel liners are the perfect item to push wafflers over the makeup addict...
A Guide to Sephora's 2016 $10 Black Friday Deals Sephora has officially released their $10 Black Friday deals! You can check out pictures on their Pinterest by clicking here. Although they haven't listed sizes on Pinterest, I think we can make a pretty safe assumption that the minis are the same size as the regular minis, travel-sizes, and sample sizes...
Review: Bite Beauty Best Bite Set/High Pigment Lip Pencils Value sets, cute packaging, and lip pencils are a few of my favorite things. Way fucking better than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. (Note: I will accept brown paper packages tied up with strings... if they are from Sephora.) The Bite Beauty Best Bite Set is the perfect way to...
Birchbox vs. Ipsy: A One Year Analysis by the Numbers There are a lot of beauty box subscription services out there and they all bring something different to the table. Two of the most oft-compared are Birchbox and Ipsy, likely because they both cost $10 a month. I have now received 15 Birchboxes and 14 Ipsy bags, so it seemed...
Review: Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blasts I used to have a problem with collecting multiples. If I bought a sweater, I would want to buy two of the same sweater so I wouldn't have to worry if I spilled something on one of them. Why find three different tank tops that fit when you can have the same tank in red,...
Random Sample Grab Bag: Perfume Reviews Part 4 Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue Eau de Parfum. $70 for 1.0 fl oz ($70 per fl oz) If Atelier Colognes were less pricy, I would probably own every single one of them. Vanilla is appealing, but simply scent. This interpretation is full of layers, with clear woody, jasmine, and citrus notes. When...
Ipsy November 2016 Review Do my eyes deceive me? Did I receive an ipsy bag that is startlingly badass? Although it seems frivolous to complain about a service that costs $10 a month, I feel an obligation to let you know when things are shitty. The nice converse, though, is that I get to let you know when things are...
Review: Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Metallic Dusty Rose, Metallic Emerald, and Comex Gold Ideally, when you press the "checkout" button on the Sephora website, you want it to be a celebration. "I WILL HAVE THE MOST SPECTACULAR EYELINER IN ALL OF THE LAND!" you might hypothetically exclaim. "MY LASHES WILL BE AS LONG AND LUSH AS A...
One of the so-called "beauty hacks" that's floating around on the internet is that Milk of Magnesia supposedly makes a fabulous primer for oily skin. There are countless beauty gurus on youtube touting its mattifying tendencies. Bloggers who should really know better are recommending it. Makeup Alley has rated 4.1 out of 5 with 367 reviews. Dear internet people: please...