Makeup Fails and Holy Grails

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...
Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio Review
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...
Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls
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...
Milk Makeup Shadow Quad Review
In my defense, this purchase was peer pressure. Yep, it was Mother's Day and my husband came with me into the store. He's such a doll and wanted to buy me some new makeup, because he knows I love it so much. The problem is, I can't buy stuff...