Monday, August 25th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Cream Highlighters!

my answer: For highlighting specific areas of the face, I prefer them over liquids, but for mixing in foundations, I find liquids to blend more easily with the existing base product (moisturizer or foundation).

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Eyebrow Pencils!

my answer: I wish they weren’t quite as stiff–so many brow pencils seem like you have to tug a lot just to get some color out. I like that you can get a more precise line, though!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Teeth Whitening!

my answer: It’s not something I consider traditionally part of beauty, but it really is part of my beauty routine, as I’m a heavy coffee drinker so whitening is a necessity when wearing certain lip colors. It’s never that comfortable to wear, and to avoid causing sensitivity (or too much of it), I have to go for slower, more drawn out options!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Tinted Lip Balm!

my answer: It is rare that a tinted lip balm is both 1) tinted enough to show up, and 2) as or more hydrating than regular lip balm. I’m usually less impressed by this type of product on the whole!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Satin Eyeshadows!

my answer: This is one of my favorite finishes, because they’re easier to work with than a lot of mattes but not so shimmery that they’re frosted, which makes them more versatile. Sometimes, though, they have so little shimmer that they look more matte than satin, and I like my satins to have a subtle sheen!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Waterproof Eyeliner!

my answer: The formula is often harder and less creamy, so it can be less comfortable to apply, but then they often stay on longer and better with less smudging. Sometimes taking them off can be a real pain!