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

Feeling Confident in Red Lipstick & My Favourite Reds

It’s the time of year when seemingly everyone switches out their vampy fall lipstick and copper eyeshadow for a festive red lipstick and glittery gold eyeshadow. Despite not following seasonal trends, I’ve always been drawn to red this time of year. Until recently, I haven’t felt comfortable in red lipstick – it clashed with my…… Continue reading Feeling Confident in Red Lipstick & My Favourite Reds

Glossier: An Overview | Best and Worst; Reviews and Ramblings

It’s been just over a month since my first Glossier order arrived, so I’ve compiled my first impressions in this post. If my opinions on anything change, I’ll be sure to update this post and make a note in my Instagram Story. Edit 27/01/18: I wrote an update post on Instagram. I’ll talk about all…… Continue reading Glossier: An Overview | Best and Worst; Reviews and Ramblings

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk | Review and Swatches

I’ve heard primarily positive reviews about the Glossier Cloud Paints (bff link) since they were first released, so I knew that I would pick one up if and when I made my first order. They’re $22 CAD / $18 USD, which is a little pricey for 10 ml / 0.33 fl oz. I can imagine finishing one…… Continue reading Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk | Review and Swatches

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

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)

#TheLipPencil: New Lipliners from Bite Beauty

I have been testing out the new lipliners, called The Lip Pencil, from Bite Beauty throughout the month and I am ready to share my thoughts with you. Bite Beauty is one of my favourite brands, so that made my first ever makeup-related VoxBox from Influenster all the more exciting. (I received this products complimentary from…… Continue reading #TheLipPencil: New Lipliners from Bite Beauty

Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème vs. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

I’ve always loved the idea of liquid lipsticks (long-lasting colour that doesn’t transfer? yes please!), and I purchased several Kat Von D and Stila liquid lipsticks a few years ago when they were the major players on the market. I wanted to love them, but I couldn’t. Sure, it’s nice not having to worry your lipstick wearing…… Continue reading Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème vs. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

Duochrome Highlighters

I’ve never been the biggest fan of highlighters (#oilyskinproblems), but they’re often too pretty to resist, especially when in duochrome form. They’re also devilishly tricky to photograph. Celestial by Makeup Geek is a gorgeous icy lavender with a luminous to metallic finish depending on application. I wouldn’t call it a true duochrome; iridescent would be a…… Continue reading Duochrome Highlighters

Charlotte Tilbury: Filmstar Bronze & Glow

When I began to hear about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup brand on Reddit and BeautyTalk, I initially thought that it was overhyped. After trying a few products over the past two years, I have found that certain products are indeed overrated (namely the Magic cream and eyeshadow palettes), but several products are surprisingly quite good!…… Continue reading Charlotte Tilbury: Filmstar Bronze & Glow