• Go Faux | False Lashes

    I’ve been learning more and more about what it takes to produce a mink lash, and am not too impressed by this being passed as “cruelty-free’. While I understand the different between vegan and cruelty-free, I feel on this front they’re blurring the lines. Mink are not friendly, sociable animals. I can guarantee they are not happy sitting in their cages, and the manufacturers are not snuggling and combing them to retrieve the hairs. There are three brands in particular that I wanted to draw attention to today, while I am sure there are many more. These brands boast about their cruelty-free status all over social media, while producing mink…

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  • Blurred, Not Bold

    This beauty trend has been trying to gain traction for almost a year but I think I’m finally ready to hop on this train. It is the blurred, blotted, soft matte, stain effect lip. Could I have possibly used any more adjectives? The first of which I saw was from my fave – ColourPop with their Ultra Blotted Lip US$6 followed by the Blur Lux Lipstick US$7. Although I am partial to ColourPop because of their affordable prices and amazing shade ranges, many other brands have released products which will give you a similar effect on the lips at a variety of price points: NYX Powder Puff Lippie Powder Lip…

  • Thank You Berry Much

    So  many palettes being released have a stunning berry pink twist. Most recently, is the Dominique Cosmetics Berries & Cream palette. I for one, am very glad to be moving away from the boring, warm palettes, and trying something new. These rich berry tones are so complementary and perfect for the cooler months. More Berry-toned Palettes:Dose of Colors Blushing Berries — herePersona Pink Color Theory — hereHuda Beauty New Nude — hereUrban Decay Naked Cherry — hereViolet Voss Berry Burst — here Are you into this trend? Which palette have you been eyeing? Photo Source: Here. If anyone knows who this beautiful woman is, I’d like to credit her directly,…

  • Moving Onto Smaller and Better Things

    Who says bigger is always better? New trend in the makeup community: smaller palettes! Gone are the days when we wanted the huge, 35 pan palettes. Give us all the 5, and 9 pans. Not only are they easier to store and travel with, you get use out of every single shade! Along with their smaller size, you’re seeing smaller price tags as well. More and more, we’re seeing these pint-sized palettes being released from brands like Huda Beauty, Natasha Denona, and Dose of Colors. Have you been into the smaller palettes as much as I have? Which one are you planning on buying next?Photo Credit: Temptalia