Beauty & Makeup

Maybelline Dewy foundation review
As simple and obscure as it is, opening a new foundation for the first time can be invigorating. It's a clean slate. Very rarely do the planets align and you find a foundation that meets every single expectation. Let's face it, the majority of foundations are a dud! How...
Makeup products for older women
As your skin texture and elasticity changes from decade to decade, so should your makeup. That is non-negotiable. What works for someone in their early 20's will not work in their 40's. In this article (and video demo) I'm going to show you the best tips, tricks, and products...
Marlena Stell, the owner and founder of Makeup Geek, is launching a new business that is set to launch sometime in 2018. Well, we finally have a name...Marste'. It's a cute play on words, using her name Marlena (MAR) and Stell (STE) with an added French flair. I can't...
By a show of hands, who's tired of cold, grey weather? 🙋🏻‍♀️Honestly, I think most people in the north American hemisphere feel the same way. I'm ready for Birkenstock temperatures (for me that's anything over 10℉) but what I really mean is warm, sunny, and comfortable. Riding in the...
Watching Valentine's Day makeup tutorials is so much fun. I love getting inspired by beauty YouTubers and makeup artist during the season of love. In reality, however, I can count on one hand how many times I've actually executed complicated looks on myself. It's not because I don't have...
If you've ever tried makeup from ELF, you'll know that it can be very hit or miss. Every once in a while, though, you can find a hidden gem that puts everything else on the sidelines. Those are the ones that make my job fun  - it's like digging...
Physicians Formula the healthy foundation review
I've been a fan of Physician's Formula makeup products for many years, especially their foundations. As a consumer that is mostly conscious about cosmetic ingredients, I appreciate their efforts to provide makeup that is gentle on sensitive skin. So, when I saw a post on their Twitter account about...
What a surprise! Korean Skincare products are at my local CVS! Korean beauty, also known as K-Beauty has become extremely popular in the last few years. Skincare companies globally replicate products made in Korea, mainly because they're concoctions are often revolutionary. When it comes to beauty, they are the crème...
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Ruler
Yesterday, while in Walmart, I went a little nuts and bought a CRAP-TON of makeup to review. This includes nearly the entire line of Maybelline Superstar Matte Ink including the new Un-Nude collection. I bought every shade they had in stock. Since I'm trying out the whole "YouTube" thing, I'll...
Best foundations for flash photography
When you look back at photos, are you always the one with a tanned body and white-cast face? That is known in the beauty community as "flash-back" and causes people to appear grey, white, or worse in flash photography. If you have a wedding, reunion, or other special event...