Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit

Milani Brow Kit Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit

Have you tried Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit? This affordable kit has been compared to Anastasia’s brow powder on Makeupalley (where it’s is currently rated a 4.6!) I’d been eyeing it for a while and now that I’ve finally tried it, I must say, I’m impressed. CONTINUE READING…

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

NYX LIP GLOSS WITH MEGA SHINE 2 NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

If you have pigmented lips like me, you know it can be hard to find glosses that actually show up. All through high school and for the first year or two of college, I was a lip gloss fanatic. So many times I’d find a great color, but it would just look clear on my lips. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss was one of the first glosses I ever tried with enough pigment to change my lip color. CONTINUE READING…

HG: Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

Burts Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Oil Lip Balm HG: Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil

I’m constantly applying lip balm throughout the day. If I don’t, I’m liable to end up with super dry, cracked and peeling lips. I drink tons of water and exfoliate regularly, but it’s just how my lips are. So, over the years I’ve tried many, many lip balms and have a handful of reliable, go-to favorites. Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil is one of them.

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

NYX Matte Lip Creams 1 NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams When it comes to lip products, traditional lipsticks have never worked well for me. Even moisturizing formulas tend to dry out my lips and they never last more than an hour or two. For everyday, tinted lip balms are my lip product of choice (and usually, it’s Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil). So, when I heard about NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams - and their promise of long-lasting silky matte color – I knew they might be for me. I tried one, loved it, and by now I’ve managed to end up with five shades: Stockholm, London, Tokyo, San Paulo, and Antwerp. CONTINUE READING…

Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Brulee

Wet n Wild Brulee with text2 Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Brulee

As I’m writing this, Wet n Wild Color Icon Single in Brulee has an average rating of4.6 on MakeupAlley (with 279 reviews!) Actually, if you search for all eyeshadows with 100+ reviews, this comes up on the first page. So I’m not alone when I say Ilove this shadow. CONTINUE READING…

Beauty on a Budget: NYX Dupe for MAC Melon Pigment

I’ve heard many raves about NYX pigments. I don’t know what their official name is – they’re called Loose Pearl Eye Shadow on NYX’s site, but I’ve also seen them listed as Powder Pigments and the packaging says Ultra Pearl Mania. Regardless, they’re essentially pigments, and have been called dupes for MAC’s. So I decided to see if I could mix up a dupe for MAC Melon.

I used NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Pearl Eyeshadows in Nude, Mink, and Oro. Here they are swatched individually with MAC Melon.

Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania Mac Melon Swatches Beauty on a Budget: NYX Dupe for MAC Melon Pigment

L-R: NYX Nude, NYX Oro, Mac Melon, NYX Mink

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