Makeup Fails and Holy Grails

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have…oh wait…that’s the lyrics to an 80’s sitcom. Trust me when I say you will need a good sense of humor and/or a stiff drink to get through this list. The “Worst” products of...
Cover Fx illuminating setting spray
Many brands use the word "Illuminating" loosely, but when Cover FX says it, you know they mean business. The Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray is like no other...and I mean that. From the formula, the mist, and the finish - it's literally angel tears in a beautiful duo chrome...
The Balm In The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Palette Review
If you're not familiar with the makeup brand, The Balm, you really should be. Their packaging is fantastic, incorporating a 50's "pin-up/comic book" era with hilarious tongue-and-cheek catch phrases. It's always a treat pulling their products out of the vanity. Within the last year or so The Balm came...
Cargo Cosmetics Wanderlust Palette Review
While in TJ Maxx the other day I found a rare makeup treasure. $9.99 for a regular $34 - Cargo Cosmetics eyeshadow palette with 12 shades. It's a steal, so I picked it up excitedly and rushed my buggy to the checkout counter. With a crazed twinkle in my...
Esqido False Lash Review
If you're a fan of makeup, then false lashes is your next step to greatness. They can transform a look from "nice" to "wow" in 4 minutes or less. You tell me another makeup product that can do that! So, when I got my hands on the Esqido mink...
Buying high-end makeup at bargain prices is my favorite way to shop. Browsing online stores like eBay (20% off discount code below) and other discount stores are not only fun (well not if you're losing) but also saves a ton of money. Let's face it, $300 of luxury makeup won't...
Shopping for others can be very tricky, especially during the holidays. We've all been there. With the help of a few of our friends and a LOT of Starbucks coffee, I've devised a list that is sure to make the makeup junkie in your life VERY happy this Christmas...
Jouer Skinny Dip Palette Review
WOW! That was my first impression when I first swatched the Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadow Palette. The holographic gold packaging comes with 7.5 grams of product. It is 6 beautiful shades for $40 and packs a HUGE amount of bling. This is holy grail material here!...
I'm going to be brutally honest. I have never been a fan of Morphe products. Gasp, I know - but I find it hard to wrap my head around buying makeup that is mass-manufactured in China. So, when Jaclyn Hill announced the release of her own palette with full...
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...