I’m gonna get straight to the point: I don’t like this product. BUT! Your mileage may vary. I bought this product purely because of the packaging. It has a cute person on it with blush and long lashes and dark black bangs. Way to win me over? Give a person dark black bangs. Lol. The tube is a darker and dustier pink than the actual … Continue reading Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Soft Matte Lip Cream Review
What we see here, folks, is a common occurrence: Karina all dressed up with nowhere to go. A not so common sight: Karina wearing makeup from the drugstore. As I’ve said in previous posts, I’ve been using makeup with more natural ingredients. However, I was broke, had finished most of my products, and had some events that I wanted to dress up for. So in … Continue reading Back to Old Habits
I was really excited to try out the Burt’s Bee’s lipsticks because I’m a huge fan of their products, particularly their lip balms. I bought these about two months ago around the time that I decided to switch to less-toxic makeup. I wanted to make the switch as quickly and conveniently as possible. At $8 each, the Burt’s Bees lipsticks were a relatively affordable and … Continue reading Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lipstick Review
It used to be that I could slather on any makeup product without checking the ingredients first. But lately, I’ve been wondering about what goes on my skin. I started looking up some of the ingredients that were in my cosmetics. What I found was really scary: that a majority of them have been found to be irritating or toxic to the body, and here … Continue reading Switching to Less-Toxic Makeup!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love brands like Glossier and Milk Makeup. They have an “I’m not even trying” vibe that I’ve been identifying with more and more. But $26 to look like you’re not wearing foundation? And another $20 for some added color to your cheeks and lips? It’s just not worth the money to me. That’s not to say that I’ll never … Continue reading The “Effortless” Cool-Girl Look for Less
I received the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips on Monday! I ordered three shades: Tansy, Panda, and Frick N’ Frack. I must say that I’m not really a fan of the names. I think they’ll be a little embarrassing to say when others ask what lipstick I’m wearing. I got this color on a whim. I had initially chosen Dopey, which was a dusty … Continue reading Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lips- Swatches & First Impressions!
I probably spend more time on YouTube than any other website (Reddit is a close second). It’s a big source of my inspiration, and it’s what got me into makeup so long ago. Apparently I’m subscribed to 53 channels! Most of those are comprised of fashion channels, but some of them are about random topics like art history, philosophy, and photography. I’ve listed a few … Continue reading My Favorite YouTubers
I discovered Besame Cosmetics in 2014. Back then I was in my pinup girl phase, and I was on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick to complete my look. I didn’t like a lot of the red shades I had tried before because they seemed too garish for my skin tone. In case you’ve never heard of Besame Cosmetics, they’re a company that makes reproductions of … Continue reading Besame Cosmetics Lipstick Swatches+Review
MAC’s lipsticks are some of my favorite. I own a couple of them from their matte line, and I’ve tried some of their cremesheens. However, my favorite formula has to be their satin finish. MAC’s satin lipsticks are semi-matte, so they aren’t as drying as completely matte ones, but they still offer the same amount of pigmentation. Del Rio is described as a “muted plum brown” on MAC’s website. I would’ve never picked … Continue reading MAC ‘Del Rio’ Lipstick Review
I’ve used a lot of different foundations. And when I say a lot, I mean it- I’ve been wearing it since middle school! I remember sneaking through my mom’s purse just to get to her Elizabeth Arden compact. I was mind-blown the day I discovered that I could somewhat cover up my dark circles with the stuff. My mom eventually allowed me to use her … Continue reading My Foundation Journey