Em commented on the post, What would your dream makeup room or set-up look like? 6 days, 14 hours ago

A window for natural light, a three-fold mirror, and illumination along the side of the mirror are key for me. A vanity/seated setup is best because I like to sit while I do my makeup.

I’d actually prefer a […]

Em commented on the post, Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer for March 2015 1 week ago

So it’s… tinted primer…? Really chunky lip liner? Just lipstick with primer built in?

What a strange name. The colors seem pretty safe/generic, though, so I hope they have the quality of the Cheek Pops.

Em commented on the post, Rant & Rave: NARS 1 week, 2 days ago

Everyone who wants Orgasm and Laguna already has Orgasm and Laguna.

Their Sheer Matte foundation was the worst mid-range foundation I’ve ever worn. It clung to and emphasized every crease or flake; it never […]

Em commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Estee Lauder 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I once went drunk river tubing with a girl and flipped her tube. When she surfaced, her makeup was still flawless. She was wearing 100% Estee Lauder.

Em commented on the post, What’s your current evening skincare routine? 2 weeks, 3 days ago

I shower at night, so Clarisonic with a Neutrogenea benzoyl peroxide wash, followed by Garnier Rescue Gel moisturizer, and prescription products (adapalene and a sulfur lotion).

Em commented on the post, How are your 2015 beauty-related resolutions going? 1 month ago

Makeup low-buy is going strong — seven Colourpop eyeshadows at the start of the year is the only makeup purchase I’ve made — and switching to Garnier moisture gel and Neutrogenea eye makeup remover has kept […]

Em commented on the post, What lip product do you have on right now? 1 month, 2 weeks ago



Hm, I’ve been on the lookout for a set with warm browns and mahoganies and thought this might be a good alternative to the original Chocolate Bar… but a lot of the shades I was interested in this palette doesn’t […]

Em commented on the post, What’s your go-to cheek color combination lately? 3 months, 1 week ago

Houglass ambient lighting palette + Tarte Natural Beauty.

Em commented on the post, How do you apply under-eye concealer? 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Dot on and blend with a finger, do the rest of my make-up, come back and blend with one of the Sephora house brand concealer brushes.

Em commented on the post, Have you ever used makeup to look worse? 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Heck yes!

I need to lay the groundwork for “being sick” the next two days, so I cut foundation and under-eye concealer out of my routine, then applied Tarte Natural Beauty lightly all over my face. I still […]

Em commented on the post, How do you deal with acne? 4 months, 2 weeks ago

After years of trying various stuff, I’ve finally got a routine that works for me: wash with a wash cloth in the morning, cleanse with 1% salicylic acid face wash at night in the shower, apply lowest-strength […]

How does Urban Decay’s finishing powder compare to Guerlain Les Voilettes powder? Les Voilettes is great at keeping my oiliness in check without looking cakey, but if UD is as good at 3/5 of the price, I’m happy to jump ship.

Em commented on the post, Hit List: Best Concealer for Under Eyes 5 months ago

I’m so pale and pink that I use Marc Jacobs’s Bright Idea corrector as an under-eye concealer.

Em commented on the post, Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, & Swatches (Part 1) 5 months, 1 week ago

As a pale brunette, Gabrielle is a perfect MLBB shade for me. It does need to be reapplied once or twice during the workday, though.

Em commented on the post, Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a beauty product before? 9 months, 3 weeks ago

My mom is allergic to every mascara, so far as we can tell — Korres, Benefit, Maybelline, the gentle Clinique one, Physicians’ Formula, whatever organic thing Whole Foods sells… they all turn her eyes red and […]

Em commented on the post, How to Conceal Under Eye Circles – Tips & Tricks 1 year, 3 months ago

I have trouble finding peachy/salmon concealers! I’m very pale but with bad dark circles, and most concealers that are fair enough are also so yellow that they look unnatural.

For some reason, these sales NEVER fall when I’m running low on staples like mascara or foundation! I’ll be grabbing a Korres mascara as a Christmas present for my mom (she tried and loved mine but she thinks it’s […]

Em commented on the post, How to Organize Your Makeup – My Tips & Tricks 1 year, 4 months ago

Aw man, I’d always imagined you sitting at a gorgeous vanity.

I used to keep everything in a tackle box (I move a lot), but the tackle box isn’t enough to hold everything anymore. I’d been thinking of […]

Em commented on the post, How to Organize Your Makeup – My Tips & Tricks 1 year, 4 months ago

Wow, I’m green with envy.

Have you posted pictures of the spot where you apply makeup anywhere? I’d love to see that, too.

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