Today I’m showing you a kit from Emani - a cruelty-free, vegan brand that I’ve recently had the opportunity to try for the first time. Emani asked I pick one of their How 2Be Guides and, being the neutrals fan I am, I went with Day Diva. Included in the set are three mineral shadows, one vegan brush, and one lipstick.
In terms of cruelty-free, affordable brushes, I wouldn’t say elf is on par with Eco Tools or Real Techniques (which I find very much comparable to higher end brands), but they do have some nice options. I’ve purchased quite a few elf brushes over the years, many of which were everyday staples for me for a long time. I always purchase these with 50% off codes, so they’re $1.50 a piece. I recently picked up three new ones: the Mineral Powder Brush, Flawless Concealer Brush, and Small Tapered Brush. CONTINUE READING…
I’m a bit of a makeup book fiend. As much as I love and appreciate internet tutorials – when it comes to inspiration, there’s nothing quite like having the photographs physically in front of you. Here are 5 of my favorites: CONTINUE READING…
Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette Comparison: theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude, Urban Decay Naked Basics, Sleek Au Naturel
As you’ve probably noticed, I have a lot of neutral, matte eyeshadows. A lot. I rounded up three of the popular nude/neutral palettes I own that are all or mostly matte. If you’re trying to decide which nude palette to buy, or are debating whether to add to your collection, hopefully this can help.
- Urban Decay Naked Basics | my review
- theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude | my review
- Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel
theBalm. I’d heard the raves, seen the coveted A+ ratings, but up until recently, I hadn’t tried any of theBalm’s palettes.
I’ve had good luck with the Essence brand, so when I came across their Stay All Day Long-Lasting Shadows, I figured – at $2.99, why not try it? CONTINUE READING…
Nail painting is one beauty ritual I really don’t enjoy, mostly because I’ve just never gotten good at it. I don’t have the patience for streaky or uneven formulas – I’d rather just skip nail polish or go with a sheer nude. I ordered Let’s Get Dirty ($12) on a whim, after seeing it on Temptalia. It’s my first Cult Nails polish and, after trying this formula, I think I may have found the answer to all my nail polish frustrations.