Maybelline Lifter Glosses: Review and Swatches

It’s been a long time since a drugstore product has really caught my attention, but the recent launch of the Maybelline Lifter Gloss with Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most exciting lip product launches I’ve seen all year - drugstore or not. My purchases definitely lean more toward high-end products, but I actually use … Continue reading Maybelline Lifter Glosses: Review and Swatches

Mented Cosmetics: review and swatches

Today I’m sharing some products I’ve been testing from Mented Cosmetics, a brand I’ve been eager to try for some time now. Over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about “supporting” Black-owned beauty brands, which I find a troubling mindset to begin with. When we view buying from Black-owned brands … Continue reading Mented Cosmetics: review and swatches

May and June 2020 Empties

 It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. And if I’m honest, it’s been really difficult to prioritize, or even be interested in beauty these days. Between coronavirus and the uprisings against police brutality and Black lives matter, plus a big move that I’m still in the middle of, it’s been difficult to focus on makeup.  … Continue reading May and June 2020 Empties

Roen Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally talk about Roen Beauty, which seems to be a brand that has taken off in the beauty world, and for good reason. The products and marketing convey a sense of effortless, cool cool girl shimmer, and the no-tools application make this an easy option for … Continue reading Roen Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches