Ipsy July 2016 Review

Ipsy July 2016 Review Oh, Ipsy. I know you're trying. Well, I don't know. But I assume. Still, your alleged effort seems to be consistently for naught. Another month, another bag of junk. As per usual, WOW this clear, pink, plastic bag is unbelievably tacky. It would look at home filled with Lisa Frank merchandise. Not to mention: Why are you getting here...
Review: Miscellaneous Shiro Eyeshadows The last time I reviewed a product from an indie company, the owner of company took to facebook to write about how my makeup is bad, my reviews are bad, and I should feel bad. (My review wasn't even particularly negative.) As a result, I just kind of decided to stick to products that are popular...
A Guide to Sephora's Summer 2016 Makeup Value Sets I love value sets. Trying out a ton of teensy tiny new products is always more fun for me than buying one big product. Sephora has a great selection of these value sets. Unfortunately, it can be quite challenging to wade your way through them. They're not organized, they're not condensed,...
Review: Paul & Joe Limited Edition Eye Color in La Belle Epoque Paul & Joe packaging is easy to swoon over. As clothing designers, the heads at Paul & Joe know how to make a lustworthy visual. Their limited edition eye colors are certainly no exception. Although the outside is suitably lovely, it's the inside that charms the socks off of...
I See Your Crappy Disney Makeup And Raise You... Note: This post was made by request, meaning you are not allowed to roll your eyes at me. On the 14th, XOJane published an article called "How To: Disney Princess Inspired Makeup For Grownups". Unfortunately, I think that this article was a huge missed opportunity. First of all, instead of trying to do...
Birchbox July 2016 Review I need to stop watching tracking information. It'll be good for my blood pressure. Now, I watch my tracking info like a hawk, and it's frequently quite baffling. "WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING IN PASCO?!" I find myself screaming at the computer. Luckily, my Birchbox did finally make its merry way into my grasp. Here's what it...
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...