Introduction to NARS

Introduction to NARS Cosmetics

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?








What would you recommend to someone just trying NARS for the first time?

Introduction to NARS Cosmetics

14 Renewing Shades of Green (Cool-Toned Edition)

As promised in yesterday’s look at warm-toned greens, here is a list of cooler-toned green options. I decided to go for a mix of lighter, medium, and darker takes on green, because I think that covers more skin tones and preferences as well! :)

14 Renewing Shades of Green

What are your favorite cooler shades of green?

Top 10 of 2015: Best Highlighters

Introduction to Make Up For Ever

Introduction to Make Up For Ever

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?





What would you recommend to someone just trying Make Up For Ever for the first time?

Introduction to Urban Decay

14 Renewing Shades of Green (Warm-Toned Edition)

I was thinking about it being the new year, and I know for many (myself included) that it can be a bit of a “fresh start” – it is certainly an easy marker to do better for the next year. Green seemed like the color for renewal (and go figure, a search for “what color represents renewal” gives confirmation, ha ha! an answer for everything these days), and today’s top five features warm-toned shades. Tomorrow’s edition will feature cool-toned shades. I decided to go for a mix of lighter, medium, and darker takes on green, because I think that covers more skin tones and preferences as well! :)

14 Renewing Shades of Green

What are your favorite warmer shades of green?

Top 10 of 2015: Best Highlighters

Top 100+ Beauty Products of 2015

Top 100+ Products of 2015

In case you missed any, here’s a round-up of this year’s top 10 products!  2015 was a great year, and it was the most productive year in the blog’s nine-year history.  Here’s hoping 2016 is just as good!  Best wishes to you and yours as you start off your 2016 :)

  1. Best Blushes (High-End)
  2. Best Blushes (Budget)
  3. Best Highlighters
  4. Best Eyeliners
  5. Best Cream Eyeshadows
  6. Best Powder Eyeshadows
  7. Best Makeup Palettes
  8. Best Lipglosses (High-End)
  9. Best Lipglosses (Budget)
  10. Best Lipsticks (High-End)
  11. Best Lipsticks (Budget)

Fun Year-End Facts

  • Reviews:  3,564
  • Brands Reviewed: 61
  • Average Rating: 85%
  • Letter Breakdown:
    • A: 1,350
    • B: 1,484
    • C: 480
    • D: 144
    • F: 106
  • Posts:  2,438
  • Unique Visitors in 2015: 10 million
  • Visits in 2015:  28 million
  • Pageviews in 2015: 80 million

Most Popular Posts in 2015 (by Views)

  1. Sephora VIB Sale
  2. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Launch
  3. Sephora Black Friday Deals
  4. Round-up: NARS Audacious Lipstick
  5. MAC The Matte Lip Collection Review (Part 3)
  6. MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks Review
  7. Urban Decay Naked Palettes Mega Comparison
  8. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review
  9. ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks Comparisons
  10. Sneak Peek: MAC The Matte Lip
  11. Sneak Peek: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks
  12. Must-Have Makeup Brushes for Blush, Foundation, Contouring, Highlighting, Powder
  13. Best of Holiday 2015: Palettes & Gifts
  14. 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards
  15. Sneak Peek: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks