Eyebrows have firmly established themselves over the past several years, both in the beauty market but also on everyone’s face! Thick, well-groomed, what can only be described as statuesque brows are claiming their stake on people’s faces all across the U.S. and abroad. While many of us know what a good brow looks like, we’re not so sure of how to get it. In the … Continue reading Bow to the Brow: How to Determine What Products You Need
Allergies and sensitive skin can make it feel like it’s you against the beauty world. Even products you once used to use can turn into tiny, jarred demons that wreak havoc on your face. No bueno. Seeing my sister develop an allergy to tea tree oil (not to mention already suffering from cystic acne. She really drew the short straw), has shown me just how … Continue reading The Language of Ingredient Lists
While many of us love buying beauty products, we DON’T love shelling out boatloads of cash for a product we’ll either A) Never finish, or B) Are forced to wear every single day for 8 months until we have. This makes makeup not fun, and it makes us not inclined to try new products. Ya, stores have great return policies, but what if I like … Continue reading Birchbox’s Big Makeup Line is Tiny
Instagram has made many makeup artists famous, and it has also given many boutique brands a platform to show off their products. As I mentioned in a previous post, the makeup and haircare retailer, Ricky’s NYC, was opening a new location in NYC that focuses on makeup brands featured by bloggers on Instagram. It’s finally open! I made the pilgrimage and wanted to share the … Continue reading ‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands
Whether it be beauty blogs, vlogs, or Instagram accounts, makeup artists and enthusiasts all appear to be gravitating to the same style of makeup. You know it: the overly-perfect eyebrows lined in concealer and sharpened to a point, the overly-plump, Kylie Jenner pout, and the black cat eye with varying eye shadow colors, framed by super-long false lashes. Apply. Snap. Repeat. Frankly, its a tad … Continue reading The Vlogger ‘Flawless’ Fad is Getting Old
If you’re a beauty junkie, chances are you’ve already heard of DipBrow by Anastasia Beverly Hills. If not, have no fear. DipBrow is a new eyebrow pomade (it looks like a cream liner) from Anastasia. They’re great for filling in extra sparse brows, staying put on those of us with oily skin, and not budging if you want your brow to stay on during … Continue reading The DipBrow Roadblock: Can’t Find Your Shade?
Admit it, ladies, you probably don’t clean your makeup brushes as much as you should. Lord knows I don’t! It’s a messy hassle that takes up counter space while your slew of brushes lie drying on your bathroom counter. So annoying. Think about it, though, if you’re not cleaning your brushes frequently (we’ll get to how often in a minute), you’re going to be diminishing … Continue reading Let’s Come Clean: Cleaning Your Beauty Tools
If you’re new to makeup or maybe just not super comfortable with it, I’m going to bet that all you’ve probably ever done with your eyebrows is pluck them. Am I right? You’ve also probably over plucked them. Hey, I know I’m still recovering from my over plucking days. I won’t go over shaping your brows with respect to plucking, as all you need to … Continue reading Don’t Look So Shocked!: The Nitty Gritty About Eyebrows