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Face, Reviews

Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

I have to start this off by saying I was incredibly skeptical about this product – after all, Hourglass bills its Immaculate foundation as “your miracle for oily skin” and nothing turns me off of a product like including the word “miracle” in the description. Buuuut… I have incredibly oily skin, and I frequently find my pessimism to be unjustified (does that make me a closet optimist?), so I decided to give it a chance. I’ve been sort of holding off  ...

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Face, Reviews

Review: Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush – 03 Rose

I have a confession to make. Up until embarrassingly recently, I didn’t think I needed blush. Why would I? After all the time spent each day carefully concealing redness and hyperpigmentation, it seemed silly to put a pink color right back on. My blush collection, then, was limited to two pristinely untouched shades that came in a Smashbox holiday palette. All of this changed when I decided to try actually wearing blush for once. I looked awake! I looked fresh! People commented that I  ...

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Guides, How to Makeup

Makeup Basics Intro: Products & what to do with them

Ok folks, I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for a little while. I participate in a couple of makeup & beauty-related forums, and at least once a day someone posts some variation of “I don’t know how this makeup thing works and I’m paralyzed by all the choices and what does this stuff even do and also please tell me what to buy.” I would have thought this topic had been covered ad nauseum, and it probably has. A quick google tells me, though, that  ...

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Misc

Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty

I came across this tag on The Beauty Board and thought it was such a cute idea, so I’m going to join in the fun! Greed – What’s your most expensive beauty item? It actually isn’t even technically makeup. So far the most expensive thing in my collection is my Hakuhodo J104 powder brush, which retails at $80. Luckily, it feels like rubbing kitten fur on my face – but without all the sneezing that kittens give me. I use it for my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder,  ...

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Misc

Quick update

Hey folks! Long time no see. I haven’t been updating the blog as much as I’ve wanted to, for various reasons. I’ve got to admit that part of it is because my skin has gone absolutely freakin’ insane the past few weeks – after being totally clear for over a month, it’s looking really rough, and I kind of don’t want to subject you to that. I’m not sure if it’s a product (I suspect that a mica-heavy finishing powder might have been the  ...

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