After losing nearly my entire collection in a historic flood I’ve been slowly replenishing my makeup stash. Like other makeup consumers, I’ve been steered wrong by beauty influencers on YouTube and wasted a lot of money along the way. I’ve compiled this list to keep my readers from making the same mistakes I have. Some products you will recognize from older posts, while other products may come as a HUGE surprise. The year isn’t nearly over, but these products are so bad the list couldn’t wait!
With summer travel season in full swing, I decided to pick up the Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio to simplify my travel makeup bag. The compact is approximately 4 inches by 3 inches and houses a bronzer, blush, and highlight for $62. That is a steep price for 3 products, but Hourglass is a premier makeup brand with a host of holy grail products in their repertoire. So, is this worth the money? Click here to read my full review.
Facial oils are an absolute must-have for my dry/combo skin, especially before applying foundation. So, when I started running low of my Lancome Absolue Precious Oil a few months ago (and didn’t have $185 to buy more) I started looking for dupes. Physician’s Formula Oil Elixir has 1 fluid ounce of $11.99 on Amazon or $15.99 at Walgreens, which is where I bought mine. So, is it comparable to Lancome? Click here to find out.
I hadn’t heard of the company until a few months ago when Dr. Boyce Clark was featured on our local news segment in Baton Rouge, LA. Lubricity Labs uses naturally derived ingredients to transform your frizzy locks into sleeker, more manageable hair in 2 easy steps, but does it really work? I put this product to the test with my 12-year-old daughter’s thick, corkscrew-curly hair with some surprising results.
For several years now, Rimmel Provocalips Liquid Lipsticks were my go-to formula, especially in the color – Play with Fire. After they stopped releasing new shades and became sparse in my local drugstore, I had to find a new favorite red. The Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls has filled that void for me, but is it as comfortable, long-wearing, and transfer-proof as my beloved Rimmel? See below for links and the full review. Continue reading “Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls”