Friday, September 23, 2016
I'm kind of a sucker for ombre blushes.
Regardless of how they perform, they just always look so beautiful in the pan that I can't seem to resist them.
The one risk involved in purchasing an ombre blush -- if you're not able to see the blush through the packaging or open up the package to check out the blush --- is that you never know exactly how the ombre design will be configured, which can affect the overall color that you get.
For example, if your blush is 90% of one color and 10% of the shades that it fades into, it's going to be pretty close to that first shade. On the other hand, if the gradient effect is divided more evenly among the colors, you might wind up with an entirely new shade.
Still, when I saw the NYX Ombre Blushes, I couldn't stop myself from picking up a couple -- even though I was ordering online and I wouldn't know exactly what I was getting ahead of time.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Every makeup brand and their mother has a liquid lipstick on the market these days, and even as someone who isn't particularly a fan of these types of products, I can't resist trying all of them out.
It's a sickness.
So after resisting the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colors for a long while (I feel like these have been on the market for over a year, right?), I broke down the other day when I was at Target and picked one up.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I don't think of L'Oreal as making particularly noteworthy eyeshadows.
Don't get me wrong -- I have a bunch of the Infallible shadows and few quads that I've picked up over the years that I do really enjoy, but on the whole, I'd probably rate their shadow offerings as pretty meh.
Still, I was intrigued when they came out with their Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows a while back.
That probably has a little something to do with the fact that they're single eyeshadows, and I feel like I hardly every buy singles anymore.
So I picked up a few at CVS a while back when L'Oreal was on a sale, and I've got to say, I really like these shadows.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Back in the day, NARS Sheer Glow was one of my very favorite foundations.
It had a nice medium coverage, had a really natural finish on the skin, and always looked really smooth and flawless even on my less than perfect skin.
I didn't fall out of love with the foundation or anything like that -- I just used up the bottle I had, and because I'm a makeup junkie, I decided to try some new foundations rather than replace the Sheer Glow.
So when NARS came out with the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation a year or so ago, I was pretty excited to try it out.