A Mini Swatchfest of My Top Fall Eyeshadow Picks

August 30, 2014

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Fall makeup collections are easily my favorite releases — especially for eyeshadows — because no matter what season, I always gravitate towards darker, richer, bolder shades for my eyes anyway. If I do go lighter, it’d only be on the inner half of my lids, as I always do eye contour with a darker shade on the outer half and even darker on the outer v. It’s just what I feel works best for my hooded eyes.  READ MORE

The Beauty Buzz During Burt’s Bees 30th Anniversary

August 28, 2014

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I’ll be honest — the only two things that come to mind when I hear Burt’s Bees are lip balm and cuticle cream. The only products I’ve tried from the brand thus far. I was a bit startled when I learned they actually have a whole range of skincare and body care items under their belt. A bit embarrassing, actually. Now that they’ve been around for 30 long years, maybe it’s time I break that association, no? Time to explore what else the brand has in store! READ MORE

Makeup Play With Estee Lauder’s 18-Pan Eyeshadow Palette + A Few Thoughts On Mega Palettes

August 28, 2014

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My mom recently handed me down a few makeup products she doesn’t see herself using in this lifetime. One of these is the 18(!!!)-pan Estee Lauder eyeshadow palette included in last year’s Holiday Blockbuster Set. Usually when I see these kinds of palettes, I do a secret side eye. I guess I just have this screwed notion that you should lower your expectations when any palette exceeds 12 shades.  READ MORE