Monday, March 31, 2014


Hey guys! So, this morning, I got to work and noticed that I had a Facebook notification from my friend Megh. She had linked me an article from Buzzfeed about contouring that I am used in (from a really old tutorial that I did on contouring which is not so great). Being on Buzzfeed for makeup is pretty much one of the worst things that can happen self esteem wise. Maybe that sounds contradictory for those of you who don't read the comments on Buzzfeed, but essentially my face is going to be oggled by thousands of people who know nothing about makeup, hate makeup, think that women use makeup to lie to people, people who love makeup, people who think I'm horrifically ugly, etc.

I've already read a comment saying that "Whoa, nothing can save #7" (I'm image number 7), so I'm really feeling the love from this article.

It shouldn't matter much to me what anyone has to say about my face, especially when they're hiding behind a keyboard, but it's not something that I can ignore completely. I've received my fair share of hate and hurtful comments from running this blog which is why I changed comments from anonymous to registered about a year ago.

Anyhow, the whole point is that I'm aware of this article, I'm aware of the lovely things that people have to say, and I'm ok with it.

If you want to see the article, you can click here.

EDIT: I just want to thank everyone who has said such nice things to me either through a comment here, a text, a Facebook message, whatever. It means a lot to me that my readers are so cool and nice and have my back. Running a blog can be shitty from time to time, but it's amazing to know how many people read this and respect me for it. Thank you all so much!

Friday, March 28, 2014

FOTD : 3.28.14

I've figured out the mystery of the airbrushed looking skin. When I upload to blogger, I'm 99% sure that there is some image compression going on and due to that, my skin loses detail (even though I'm sharpening these photos) and ends up looking kind of fake. 

Anyhow, we made it to the end of the week again! I'm so happy for it to be Friday and to celebrate that fact, I got the Taco Bell AM Crunchwrap this morning... and it was delicious. I also have a bachelorette party to go to tomorrow evening, so I may film a "get ready with me" for that and then Sunday marks the beginning of Chic Week at Sephora (if you're Rouge, if not it starts a little bit later). What do you guys have planned for this weekend?

    • Dr. Jart Black Label BB Cream - I've been using this as a primer since it does a good job of controlling oil on my skin!
    • NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
    • Revlon Instant Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment in Light
    • NARS Pressed Light Reflecting Powder
    • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders Incandescent & Radiant
    • Illamasqua Hussy Blush (just an itty bitty amount)
    • Benefit Rockateur Blush
    • NYX Taupe
    • Trich McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure
    • Cream eye shadow from Lorac Pro
    • Laura Mercier Artist's Palette 2013 - African Violet, Violet Ink, and Fresco
    • Pixi Eyeliner in Plum (tightline)
    • Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
    • Stila Stay All Day Brow Pen in Medium
    • ELF Clear Brow Gel
    • L'Oreal Glossy Stain in Coral Tattoo
    And one smiling photo, because I'm not that serious...

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Collective Beauty Haul (Target, Stila, Dermstore, Ulta) (+playlist) : Video

    In case you guys missed this yesterday, I uploaded a new haul video. Most of this stuff will make appearances on the blog in the next few weeks in reviews, so keep your eyes peeled!

    L'Oreal Extraordinaire in Pink Tremolo : Product Review

    I think that Thursday is just going to become my free for all day or perhaps a switch off of Tried & True and product reviews; some weeks I want to do a product review and others I want to talk about older products. Today, however, I wanted to do a product review, so that is what I am doing. I was very excited when I saw that L'Oreal had come out with a liquid lipstick called Extraordinaire. This is a liquid lipstick and gloss hybrid, which is what intrigued me initially; I love liquid lipstick, but hate the drying effect it can have and I hate gloss, but love the shine that it delivers.

    The Facts

    Price: $7.99/each (this was at Target in Kansas)
    Amount of Product: .18 fl oz
    Number of Shades: 16

    Shade that I used: Pink Tremolo
    Coverage: Medium
    Application: Doe foot applicator

    Claim: "Transform lips from ordinary to extraordinary. Color is richer, lip surface is smoother and shine is magnified. Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application."
    Wear Time: With full shine and color, about 2.5 hours; with full color, about 4 hours. Whenever I test these products, I always go about my normal activities, which includes a lot of eating and drinking. Seeing as this is somewhat glossy, it doesn't surprise me that it didn't last much longer that about 4 hours.

    Thoughts: I find this product to be a bit hit or miss with me. I'm going to talk about the hits first however. The color, Pink Tremolo, is gorgeous and creamy and cool toned. I don't own a lot of cool toned lipsticks because I don't think that they go with my skin very well, but I really like how this looks on my face. I also love the feel of the formula; it feels very hydrating and it remains feeling nice and slick for several hours. Even though it has shine to it, it isn't over sticky like a gloss which is great (and something that I was really concerned about). 

    The misses, or really just the miss, is the way this color actually applies. Yes, it's wonderfully creamy and smooth and both of those things are great, but once it gets onto my lips, the milkiness of the color finds every single lip line and sits in them. If you have any dry patches, this color clings to them. I feel like that is a pretty big deal breaker in the world of lip products.

    However, since I bought the stupid thing, I was going to find a way to make it work. I've found that if I apply only about half of what naturally comes out on the doe foot applicator and then blend it in with my finger, it wears much more beautifully. I think it's a little stupid to have to do that with a lip color, but like I said, I bought therefore I will make it work.

    Ignore those black dots... it's coffee :)

    Final Thoughts: If I could go back and do this over, I wouldn't purchase this color but I would probably buy a different color since I love how this feels on my lips. I don't own any of the other shades, but that darker colors do intrigue me, so I imagine that I will pick one up eventually and test it out. 

    Questions, comments? Let me know down below!

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Mascara : Product Review

    The week already started and I'm already a day behind. In my defense, I left my camera at the office all weekend, so I couldn't get anything done in my time off. I am going to be recording/uploading a video tomorrow night, so keep an eye out for that! Today's review is a mascara that I got as a "luxe" sample from Sephora a few weeks ago; the Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Gel Mascara in Blacquer. 

    The Facts

    Price: $26
    Amount of Product: .24 oz
    Number of Shades: 1
    Claim: "Innovation for your eyes only. This next-generation mascara combines an innovative, triangular brush with exclusive E-Lash-Tic Lash™ technology to create the ultimate glossy lashes. The special formula contains micro-crystalline powders that coat and stretch your lashes for maximum length, definition, and curl, while providing a rich, smooth application that never clumps. Available in the blackest, shiniest black on the market, Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara will make your lashes flake-proof, run-proof, and life-proof. "

    Formula: I think that one of the most important things about a mascara is the formula and knowing what you like in a mascara formula. The Marc Jacobs mascara is a gel formula, but it's a very, very wet mascara. I've only been using this for about two weeks, but it hasn't gotten much drier in the time that I've been using it; it has definitely maintained the wet feel and look. I assume that the gel formula has a major part in that and the fact that it's meant to create a shiny look on the lashes means that it will continue to be wet. This only comes in a regular formula, no waterproof available. 

    Brush: The brush is made of bristles, not plastic formed like many of the new mascaras on the market. I favor traditional bristled brushes, so I really like that aspect of this mascara. In their claims, it's states that it's an "innovative, triangular brush", but I honestly didn't even notice that this is triangular. It works and looks like a typical brush head. Not bad, not amazing; it just is.

    Color: This mascara is a true black; you shouldn't have any worries that this will show up gray or off black... it's blackest black for sure.



    Volume, Length, and Flaking: I'm going to address flaking first because it can be boiled down to this: there is no flaking. I got absolutely zero flaking using this mascara. A+ in that category.

    As for volume and length, I need to give my standard forewarning; I have naturally long and thick eyelashes, but I'm still extremely judgmental about mascara. Ok, that aside, let's dig into those two categories. This is a fantastic lengthening mascara and I am going to attribute that to the wet consistency of the formula. When I wear this mascara, I feel like my lashes are a million miles long. It was actually really odd to start using this after having come off of using Chanel Inimitable Intense and YSL Babydoll (review for that coming soon), which are both much drier and in turn, not as lengthening. I absolutely love the length I get with this mascara.

    The volume however... it just isn't there. I'm a bit confused because the description of this mascara calls it "Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara" but the product is actually called the "Lash Lifter Gel Definition Mascara". Either way, this mascara just doesn't have the oomph that other mascaras does and again, I'll go ahead and attribute that to the formula. It's incredibly hard to build volume on your lashes with an extremely wet mascara.

    Does it deliver on its claim? Yes... I think. Aside from that goof up on the name (I'm assuming it's a goof up), it pretty much delivers on everything; it doesn't flake, it isn't clumpy, it's glossy, and it realyl lengthens the lashes. 

    Final Verdict: I know that this review has been very positive, but I think I would tell most people to skip this. The reason for that is that this is just such an average mascara in terms of what it does. Yes, it's nice, but it's not extraordinary and for $26 it should be extraordinary. Since it only lengthens my lashes (and makes them dark, obviously) and doesn't add any volume, I feel like I'm missing out on a major component of mascara. I do really like the sample, but I think that I could find 8 drugstore mascaras that do the same thing. I also need to mention this, because it drives me crazy, but this mascara is a pain in the ass to remove. Since it's a gel based formula, it comes off in weird little chunks and I have to wipe at my eyes multiple times to get it all off. 

    Basically, what I'm telling you is skip this and hit up the drugstore instead.

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    FOTD : 3.21.14

    This week flew by for me, but that's because I had a sick day in the middle of the week which, while unfortunate, does always help to break up the week. I've really been feeling this newfound warmer weather and the arrival of Spring, so I've been keeping with the bright lips. I hope you guys have an awesome weekend!

    • NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
    • Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer in Light
    • NARS Pressed Light Reflecting Powder
    • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent (can they make this one permanent? I lurve it)
    • Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice
    • NYX Taupe Blush
    • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 02
    • Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure
    • Lorac Pro Palette: Cream, White, Mauve, Sable, and Tan
    • Pixi Copper Glow Eyeliner
    • Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
    • Sephora Midnight Brown Eyebrow Pencil
    • ELF Clear Brow Gel (review coming soon!)
    • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    NYX Eye Shadow in Rust : Tried & True

    Edit: I wrote this whole little blurb without realizing that NYX discontinued these shadows. WTF? You can still find them at Cherry Culture.

    I didn't do a tried and true last week, so it's nice to return to this topic. I always have a little bit of trouble picking out the one item that I'm going to talk about each week because there are simply so many awesome things available that it's hard to pick one. However, I was searching through a makeup bag this morning and stumbled upon this shadow (I haven't used it in a while) and thought that it was perfect for today.

    I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a pretty big fan of warm shadows and if you've been following this blog since its inception, then you know that I really like warm, red toned shadows. My eyes fall somewhere between green and grey, but when I wear coppers, bronzes, and red, it makes them look extra green. 

    Rust swatched over bare skin!

    NYX's eye shadows are really hit or miss which makes it difficult for me to buy them, but when they're good, they're really good. Rust, obviously, falls into the really good category and is my go to color for a non traditional smoky eye. The pigmentation of this shadow is off the charts and the swatch above was done without primer; just swatched over bare skin. It's silky and smooth and applies just as well to the eye. The best part of it is that it's beautiful all on its own, but also beautiful layered over different bases.

    All in all, it's a great shadow; awesome color pay off, easy to apply, a unique color, and affordable. 

    Orange Lips Tutorial : Video

    It's the first day of Spring, heyo! Since orange and red-orange lips are going to be all the craze this spring and summer, I thought that I would bust out a tutorial to show you guys that they are, in fact, a wearable trend. I just kept everything on my face nice and warm to match up with the lips.

    What I used:

    NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
    Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment in Light
    NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder
    Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure
    NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
    Lorac Pro Palette: Light Bronze, Gold, Garnet, White, and Cream
    Anastasia Brow Powder in Medium Brown (this is waaay too warm for my brows, but I've been playing with the sample that I received)
    ELF Clear Brow Gel
    Bourjois Healthy Glow Cream Blusher
    NYX Taupe Blush
    The Body Shop Honey Bronzer
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incadescent (LE, sorry!)
    Sephora + Pantone Tangerine Tango Lipstick (also LE, but it's the only orange lipstick I have in my posession!)

    And a rill surious photo to let you guys see how this photographed!

    Ignore the fact that I look seriously dead in the eyes

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Brichbox : March 2014

    It appears to be that time again; Birchbox review! I'm a bit torn on this box and I think you're going to be able to tell by my review, but let's just get into it because anything I write in the intro will probably be negated below.

    everything was white... so hard to photograph

    What I received:
    • Control Corrective Oil Free Healing Lotion
    • Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
    • Keims Cleanshine Energizing Shampoo
    • Coola Tinted Matte SPF 30 
    • Control Corrective Cucumber Bead Cleanser
    • Air Repair Rescue Balm
    My Thoughts:

    I was happy to see that I got six items this month, despite one being that stupid Coola SPF Tinted Moisturizer thing, because it means that I get 60 points this month for review. I was not happy because everything is tiny and I mean tiny. The shampoo and the Vasanti cleanser are decently sized, but everything else is under .2 oz, so barely even one use in each one of them. Granted, for the Air Repair Balm, you don't need much, so I guess that there are actual multiple uses. 

    The shampoo smells like a hospital, but I'm not writing it off yet because I haven't used it and you can't always judge a product by its scent; it could be amazing, so I'm more than happy to test it out. I already know that I love the Vasanti because I got it in a mystery pack from Birchbox about six months ago; that is the thing I was most excited about in this box.

    The Coola is a duplicate which they didn't catch. Last month, I emailed them about my box to let them know that the oil had leaked in shipping and had coated everything with a nice, glossy coat of oil. They immediately responded that they would send me a new box, which I was fine with, but it was all new products and it replaced my old box online. Therefore, there was no record of me receiving the Coola and it left me open to get it again. What a let down. I hate this product; I don't like any of Coola's products and I seem to keep getting them...

    The Air Repair balm does not have a nice scent and although it should feel really good on the skin, it leaves my hand feeling greasy on the palms and dry on the back. I think I would just stick with Aquaphor for travel and intense moiturizing. And last but not least, the two Control Corrective products. You know, it would have been really cool to get at least one of these in a larger size because these intrigue me the most out of everything. I don't have much of an interest in the cleanser, especially because it has environmentally bad micro-beads in it, but I think that the moisturizer sounds great for someone with oily skin like me. Unfortunately, there's one use in the packet, so I can't truly test it out.

    And then there's two more general things that are really starting to grate my nerves. The only thing that I have checked on my Birchbox profile for "I can never have too many" is makeup. There is no makeup in my box. None. And then there's the monetary value, which you'll see down below. 

    Monetary Values:

    Control Corrective Lotion: $1.40 for .1 fl oz (full size: 2.5 fl oz/$35)
    Coola Sunscreen: $3.60 for .17 fl oz (full size: 1.7 fl oz/$36)
    Vasanti Brighten Up: $5.71 for .71 fl oz (full size: 4.23 fl oz/$34)
    Keims Shampoo: $1.90 for 1.69 fl oz. (full size: 8.45 fl oz/$9.50)
    Air Repair Balm: $1.30 for .1 fl oz (?? no size on botttle) (full size: .9 fl oz/$12)
    Control Corrective Cleanser: $0.55 for .14 fl oz (full size: 6.7 fl oz/$26.40)
    Full Monetary Value: $14.46

    Final Thoughts: Let me repeat what I said last month: Birchbox. I kind of hate you right now and I sort of wish I could break up with you. However, I have this lease with you right now, so I guess I have to wait until that's up. Crap.

    But seriously, the monetary value along with the usefulness of my boxes have just gone way down. At this point, there is no question in my mind that I will be cancelling my subscription after my year is up. Unless Birchbox sends me magical god damned fairies in my next seven boxes, it's over.

    If for some reason, you still want to subscribe to Birchbox, you can follow my referral link here or visit

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    The Body Shop Honey Bronzer : Product Review

    Hey guys! Happy Monday (said no one ever). While we walk back into what is known in my circle as the hellish work week, I'm bringing you a product review that will hopefully make you happy; a bronzer review! Maybe it's just me, but whenever I start using bronzers again, it means that it's finally spring time and it will soon be summer AND even though I'm not a student any more, summer will always equate to freedom. So, hopefully this bronzer review can at least warm up the dreary winter thoughts that many of us are, unfortunately, still having. Let's dive in.

    The Facts

    Price: $20 Monday ONLY 40% off & Free Shipping on with code SAVE40
    Amount of Product: .39 oz.
    Number of Shades: 4, which whoa, holy crap, that's an amazing number of bronzer shades for a non high end company
    Claim: "Give your skin an even, bronze matte finish with a honey-enriched pressed powder." 

    Shade that I used: 02 - Light Matte

    Shades and the powder itself: Like I mentioned above, there are four shades, which is pretty damn spectacular when you take into account that The Body Shop isn't really known for their cosmetics. The shades are Fair, Light, Medium, and Dark Matte. As I've mentioned numerous times, I'm deathly fairly pale, but I found the lightest shade (fair) to be too orange on my skin. I didn't spend a massive amount of time checking it out after I swatched, but it might be a bit pink based, which means that it could show up orangey on my very yellow skin. Regardless, I found 02 - Light to be the better match for my skin tone. The powder itself is soft, but not so soft that you get a lot of kick off from swirling your brush in the compact. 

    Finish and Effect: I've been on the lookout for another matte bronzer ever since I got rid of my Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil due to its ability to turn my face orange. I ended up finding out about this product on Reddit and waited for a sale and purchased it. I am happy to report that it does live up to its matte name; no shimmer in this bad boy which is great for someone with larger pores (like me!). The bronzer gives a really lovely warmth to the face without being overly obvious. It's hard to build this product up to a point where someone would look at your face and think, "Oh, wow, that's a lot of bronzer", unless you were wearing a shade far darker than your skin.

    Wear Time: I hated to even include this as a category with face products that aren't foundation because I tend to touch my face a lot and that means that I'm responsibly for blushes, bronzers, and highlighters not lasting on my face.  This lasted on my skin for a good while when I could resist touching my face, but with most powder products that you apply over foundation, the longevity will be determined by the longevity of your foundation!

    Does it deliver on its claim? Well, the claim for this product wasn't too lofty, it just said that you could get an even, bronze matte finish and yes, this bronzer does do that. It applies evenly and it's matte, so check and check.

    Top is blended out, bottom is swatched really heavily

    Final Verdict? Like I said in my review yesterday, my final verdict question to myself is always: Would you buy this again? Unless some miracle product comes out on the market that is going to revolutionize the world of bronzing, I would definitely buy this product again. However, I don't use bronzer all that often, so that repurchase might be a few years away. If you're on the market for a matte bronzer, head over to you local mall and take a look at this one.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    By Terry Terrybly Rouge Lipstick : Product Review

    Welcome to the land of $50 lipsticks! I have ventured over to the dark side and entered into the world of very expensive cosmetics. The real reason for this is because I saw multiple people talk about this lipstick and I was curious if it could really live up to its $50 price tag. In all honestly, I got this for practically no money at all because this happens to be sold in the Birchbox shop and I had $40 in points and a coupon code; schwing. I picked up the shade Terrybly Nude because let's face, I'm constantly on the search for a nude lipstick that doesn't make me look incredibly odd (...and approaching death). Let's dive in.

    The Facts

    Price: ~$49
    Amount of Product: .12 oz
    Number of Shades: 20 (I believe; there could be more, but this is what I found)
    Claim: Rouge Terrybly Age Defense Lipstick is the first volume and firmness lipstick enriched with By Terry’s exclusive anti-aging Lumilip technology. Available in an array of silky colors, this extra-comforting lip color rejuvenates and embellishes every smile, while offering a “push-up” effect. Wrapped in a satin bag, it’s perfect for a beauty touchup any time of day.
    • Anti-aging lip color
    • Rejuvenates and embellishes lips
    • Delivers a “push-up” effect
    Shade that I used: Terrybly Nude; a pink based nude shade that appears quite mauve. 

    Coverage:  Opaque
    Application: This lipstick is crazy silky feeling, which means that it just glides onto the lips. Imagine Linda Richman saying it glides on like buttah, because that's exactly what it feels like. I don't own a lot of extremely expensive lipsticks, but dare I say that this is the nicest feeling lipstick that I've ever glided onto my lips.

    Packaging: One major thing to talk about when it comes to high end lipsticks (and cosmetics in general) is the packaging. The box that the lipstick comes in is a shiny, laminated box; nothing amazingly special there. The lipstick itself comes in a little silky feeling bag, but again, it doesn't feel like anything that amazing. It has By Terry printed all over it, just in case you were to forget that you bought a By Terry lipstick. The lipstick case itself is a little silver bullet; very compact and nice feeling. It has a nice weight to it; not overly weighty and not plastic feeling. The lid does close via a magnet, but I store it in my purse in the silky bag that it comes with; I think the case would scratch easily and the lid might pop off otherwise.

    (on my face from Friday's FOTD)

    How it wears: Lets go back and talk about the price tag again; $50. For that much, you should pretty much expect your lipstick to feel like butter on application (and it does) and then continue to feel like luxury, which this does fairly well. The buttery slip sticks around for a substantial amount of time and my lips only began to feel dry toward the end of my work day, which is because I never reapplied and didn't put any balm on the entire day. It doesn't settle into your lip lines and it doesn't dry your lips out, which is pretty fantastic since I have deep lip lines and fairly dry lips. I did line my lips for the picture above, but I've worn this without liner on multiple occasions and it has never bled into my quickly growing fine lines.

    Wear Time: I've read mixed reviews on this shade, but let me tell you that this wore pretty damn evenly on my lips for a full 8 hours, and that includes eating and drinking. There was no white line on my mouth that sometimes accompanies light colored lipsticks and the only area with an extreme amount of fading was the moist part of the center of my lips. Just so you guys can have an idea of how much eating this lasted through, I'll tell you what I ate and drank: a banana, oatmeal, yogurt covered raisins, chocolate easter egg, two glasses of water, bagel thin, hummus, baby carrots, lemon bar, and pretzels. I'm also a pretty intense lip licker (a huge cause of lip dryness, unfortunately), which is why it wore off so heavily on the center part of my lips. By the end of the day, my lips were feeling dry, but I never reapplied balm and that feeling went away as soon as I ended my hour test.

    (after roughly 8.5 hours of wear)

    Does it deliver on its claim? I don't really  understand their claim of a "push up effect", but I don't think that my lips really looked like that. Other than that claim, I will say yes. Since this is technically an anti-aging lipstick, it's really moisturizing and formulated not settle in your lines too much; perfect for someone like me. 

    Final Verdict: I think that to make a final verdict, you have to ask yourself, would I buy this again at full price? The answer for me is yes, I would purchase this again. The price is high, but this lipstick has already joined the ranks of my favorites and I've been wearing it on a fairly steady basis since I bought it. I think that this will likely be the first lipstick in a long time that I use up completely. I am already planning on buying another color to test a wider range. 

    If you want more information on these lipsticks and want to see more swatches, I highly recommend going to the blog Shameless Fripperies; Karima owns multiple shades and does some great reviews.

    Questions or comments? Let me know down below!

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    FOTD 3.14.14

    And we've made it to the end of the week, once again. This daylight savings stuff has been kicking my ass and is part of what I would like to blame my lack of posting on. I have been completely exhausted recently and  I think it's the DST and trying to fight off a cold. Regardless, I got the video for this week up (check it out down below if you haven't seen it yet) and I have another review ready to go this weekend.

    • NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
    • Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift in 1
    • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Light
    • NARS Pressed Light Reflecting Powder 
    • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Incandescent & Radiant
    • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
    • NYX Taupe
    • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle
    • Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Demure
    • Naked 3 - Strange, Buzz, Nooner, and Darkside
    • Sephora Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown
    • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel (I'm buying something new this weekend!)
    • Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Gel Mascara
    • Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Liner in Nude
    • Nivea Lip Balm in Olive Oil & Lemon
    • ByTerry Lipstick in Terrybly Nude
    • NYX Natural Slim Lip Pencil

    Coastal Scents Brushes : Pictures & Thoughts

    Large Classic Angled Blush Brush
    • Goat Hair Bristles
    • Bristles: 3.6 cm
    • Ferrule: 4.4 cm
    • Handle: 4.88"

    Bionic Flat Top Buffer

    • Synthetic 
    • Bristles: 3 cm
    • Ferrule: 5.1 cm (2")
    • Handle: 2.69"

    Classic Fan Brush

    • Raccoon Hair
    • Bristles: 5.4 cm
    • Ferrule: 5 cm
    • Handle: 4.45"


    Classic Medium Shadow Brush

    • Pony Hair
    • Bristles: 1 cm
    • Ferrule: 4 cm
    • Handle: 5.03"

    Pro Blending Fluff
    • Goat Hair
    • Bristles: 1.6 cm
    • Ferrule: 3.5 cm
    • Handle: 4.75"

    Small Classic Shadow Brush
    • Pony Hair
    • Bristles: .63 cm
    • Ferrule: 3 cm
    • Handle: 5.61"

    Classic Pointed Detail Brush
    • Sable Hair
    • Bristles: .9 cm
    • Ferrule: 3 cm
    • Handle: 5.63"

    Classic Round Detail Brush
    • Sable Hair
    • Bristles: .6 cm
    • Ferrule: 3.5 cm
    • Handle: 5.31"

    Classic Angle Shadow Brush
    • Pony Hair
    • Bristles: 1 cm
    • Ferrule: 4 cm
    • Handle: 5.08"

    Classic Pointed Blender Brush
    • Pony Hair
    • Bristles: 1.1 cm
    • Ferrule: 4 cm
    • Handle: 4.92"