Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick Review and Swatches | Realness

The sequins, limited releases, expensive prices, and the boring excuse that I have too much makeup deterred me from trying Pat McGrath’s makeup line when it first launched. The excessive alliteration and descriptive claims on her website reminded me of something I would have tried to write in grade five and I kind of hated…… Continue reading Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick Review and Swatches | Realness

Glossier Boy Brow in Blond | Swatch Comparison and First Impressions

It happened. Despite my aversion to pink, the we’re-not-like-other-makeup-brands marketing, and the constant pleads from strangers to use their referral link, I made my first Glossier* order. Are you tired of hearing about @glossier? Me too. Do you cringe at reminders to smile, millennial pink, and the 👋🏼 emoji? Same. Am I going to post…… Continue reading Glossier Boy Brow in Blond | Swatch Comparison and First Impressions

My first drugstore mascara

I was recently able to try my first ever drugstore mascara, the Revlon Mega Multiplier™ Mascara, complimentary via Influenster Canada. I tried the shade Blackened Brown. Revlon claims that “unique fibres are sealed in 360° tubes that plump and extend lashes for mega volume and extreme length.” I’m usually not a fan of mascara with…… Continue reading My first drugstore mascara

Natasha Denona: Worth the hype?

The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 in 2 (Rosewood, Lavender Gray, Shell, Light Coral, and Maroon) contains one matte and four metallic eyeshadows. The official description claims that they are “buttery” (not literally) and “soft” (this is true). The formula is supposed to be “revolutionary” (not really), “ultra pigmented” (only if you apply them a certain…… Continue reading Natasha Denona: Worth the hype?

My Favourite Makeup Brushes | Part 2: EYES

This post will go over my most frequently used eyeshadow brushes. I’ve divided them into three categories – blending, crease, and shader – based on how I use them rather than their designated purpose. I will talk about what I expect from each brush and how it performs. All of these brushes are on the list…… Continue reading My Favourite Makeup Brushes | Part 2: EYES

My Favourite Makeup Brushes | Part 1: FACE

In this post, I will be talking about the face brushes that I reach for regularly. The brands, hair types, and price points featured are quite diverse. I think it’s important to note that the most expensive or most popular brushes aren’t necessarily the best. Before purchasing new makeup brushes, you should know which shapes and hair types…… Continue reading My Favourite Makeup Brushes | Part 1: FACE

A Beginner’s Guide to Fude (Japanese Makeup Brushes)

I began purchasing fude just over eighteen months ago, so this “beginner’s guide” is really written by an amateur. I personally use a mixture of fude (e.g., Chikuhodo, Hakuhodo, Koyudo) and mainstram makeup brushes (e.g., Zoeva, EcoTools, ELF). There are a ton of affordable makeup brushes out there, and you absolutely do not need to…… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Fude (Japanese Makeup Brushes)