Bite Beauty’s Liquified Lipstick

Liquid lipstick has become synonymous with matte lips, but that’s not necessarily the finish it alway has. ‘Liquid lipstick’ just means the formula comes in a liquid, instead of a bullet. It can be glossy, satin, matte, what have you. As many of us are already aware, matte liquid lipsticks look fly, but leave your lips dry. *I totally didn’t mean to rhyme there, but … Continue reading Bite Beauty’s Liquified Lipstick

Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

One of my biggest pet peeves is everyone and their brother using black and ONLY black eyeliner. Even the fairest, blondest, most pale ladies and gents are rimming their peepers with soot-colored liner, and they end up looking like an emo Legolas. Bitches, we need to stop. Black is a great color. I live in NYC, and it’s obligatory for a city dweller’s wardrobe; but … Continue reading Embrace the Brown: Our Collective Eyeliner Problem

REVIEW: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip

ColourPop Cosmetics, the brand made famous by Instagram, has recently released their latest product innovation: Ultra Satin Lip. Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you some context. ColourPop is the self-described “fast fashion” brand of the cosmetics world and beloved by celebrities abound (I’d mention Kylie Jenner, but I don’t want to. So I won’t). With eyeshadows and lipsticks around $5 and … Continue reading REVIEW: ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip

Origins Maskimizer: Don’t Fall For It

Time for a bitch moment, people. Origins, a brand I often use and who are known for their skin-friendly, gentle, good-for-you-and-your-wallet products, have just released their newest product “innovation”. Called Maskimizer, it’s a concoction that you spray on your face prior to applying a face mask in order to “enhance” (their words, not mine) your mask benefits and experience. Come on, Origins. A pre-mask primer? … Continue reading Origins Maskimizer: Don’t Fall For It

Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

When you think “beauty”, you probably think “female”. Like most people out there, you tend to associate makeup with women. Perhaps if you’re from South Korea, however, you’d know that this is definitely not the case. This fascinating article from The Economist details the Korean man’s journey into the world of beauty, and how it wasn’t necessarily seen as a “feminine” move for men to … Continue reading Men & Makeup: Beauty Shouldn’t Be Gender-Specific

Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means? Holiday shopping is officially in full swing. Since Halloween, though, retailers have been unveiling some spectacularly splendid gift sets. While holidays are a time to give and get presents you often wouldn’t purchase on a typical day… there are some gifts that are so lux, even the holidays can’t really excuse dropping that much dough. But, … Continue reading Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Fall is upon us, as the Starbucks PSL will attest. The crunching leaves and cooler weather are an excuse to buy some new, snazzy products to live this season right! Dark lips, pale blush, jewel tones. These are all particularly trendy in the fall and winter months. The holidays are in the distant horizon, and that means brands are preparing to roll out their biggest … Continue reading Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Decoding Beauty Names

With cosmetic companies trying to be innovative and different, you might have found that there are a slew of product names our there. It can get pretty confusing. “Wait, doesn’t that do that same thing? Then why does it have a different name?” Don’t be afraid to try something just because its title might be a little different that you may have been expecting, but … Continue reading Decoding Beauty Names

5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

Everyone throws around that term millennial like it’s candy falling from a piñata. Millennial this and millennial that. You might be sick of it, even if you yourself ARE a millennial. Particularly because millenials sometimes get a bad rap. Anyone aged 18 to 34 years old is considered a member of this “millennial” generation, and we’re (yep, you guys are my bretheren) typically blamed for … Continue reading 5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

The Basics of Treating Acne

Ah acne. The bane of our existence. Even if you miraculously avoided it in high school, it can rear its ugly head and develop it later on in life. What fun. While it’s embarrassing in our youth, it’s expected. What’s not expected is to see a fully-grown adult plastered with pimples and pockmarks. Whether you’ve been battling this since you were wearing choker necklaces and … Continue reading The Basics of Treating Acne