Chanel Notorious. Why they wouldn’t make it permanent, *especially* with contouring being so popular now, is beyond comprehension. Coupled with the fact it was a popular item at the start, *and* it was a unique […]

When I was in High School, I thought about mortuary makeup, but then realized I’d be exposed to hogh levels of formaldehyde, I so I decided not to. Now, I’m seriously considering applying for a retail job, so […]

I make my own with distilled water & glycerin, and add whatever oils I have on hand. Another product I’ve recently discovered, and really love, is Alaffia Everyday Coconut Face Toner; it works just as well as […]

I don’t know how “unconventional” this is, but I do my brows first. I feel it sets a frame for my eye makeup, and since my brows never look the same two days in a row, I may have to modify the rest. I also have […]

I do mascara first, as well. I also find I it easier to apply liner, and the line is more precise.

I never realized that was “against the rules”, and have always done it that way. I’ve also noticed a lot of makeup artists do it, too…

I touch up through the day, so nothing ever looks too faded/uneven. If I have something important to do in the evening, I opt to remove everything and reapply. If I’m pressed for time, I just do a quick, simple […]

I bought the first Naked palette when it first came out, and if I’m not mistaken, it was $44 USD…

CoverGirl; they suddenly went from one of the least expensive DS brands to outpricing L’OrĂ©al…

Maybelline has really stepped it up with foundations, lip products, & cheek products; however, besides the Color […]

Amy commented on the post, Rant & Rave: ULTA 5 days, 8 hours ago

I’ve had that happen with Sephora & Urban Decay. NARS takes a couple of weeks, but they state that on the page. MAC actually responds almost immediately!

Amy commented on the post, Rant & Rave: ULTA 5 days, 8 hours ago

I’ve mentioned the issue of NYX being OOS sooo often to different SA’s at several stores, and I was told that it wasn’t that the store doesn’t want to keep the shelves stocked, but NYX only allows ULTA so much […]

If you end up returning it, and are looking for something with the same concept, try the Ardency Inn American Custom Coverage Concentrate. If possible, get a sample. I’ve had good experience with it, but have been […]

I haven’t had any issues with quality, or individual products, but I’ve been kind of disappointed with the following:

LORAC; since they left Sephora, and have been mass-producing b the inexpensive palettes, […]

I like the “yellow” one, but I’m quite certain I have a gloss similar enough in my stash to serve the same purpose (as a layering shade), so I’ll find somewhere else to spend the $37-which shouldn’t be too […]

If you have access to a NARS counter, try Irresistiblement. Apparently, it’s supposed to lean more red/apricot, but I haven’t actually tried it. Laguna is the most well-known/overrated, and Casino gets some […]

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

Useful: Unfortunately, if I’m at a counter, they’re kind of necessary if I want an item, which is why I prefer stores like Sephora or ULTA, and […]

It’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, so it’s been a constant. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed, and I’m glad I have the option to wear it, but if it never existed, I wouldn’t be a different […]

Aw, bummer, LOL! I’m *hoping* we see something in the NARS Copacabana range in the near future…

NYX Micro Brow pencils. Half the price of ABH, but seem very similar. I swatched several, and aside from Auburn, all were ashy.

I really like the Essence mattifying powder. It doesn’t claim to minimize pores, but I find it works wonders. However, I do have drier skin, so I don’t know how it would hold up on oilier skin. It’s cheap enough, […]

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