My Favorites from MAC’s New Matte Lipsticks

Back in June, MAC released 22 shades of their mate lipsticks. Matte lips are incredibly popular right now, and MAC is always on trend, so it was the perfect opportunity for the cosmetic company to introduce some long awaited shades as well as some new amazing colors. The formula for MAC’s matte lipsticks is very moisturizing.Continue reading “My Favorites from MAC’s New Matte Lipsticks”

Love It or Leave It: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lippies

ColourPop is a LLC owned and operated by a small team in Los Angeles, CA. The cruelty-free cosmetic brand has skyrocketed into the popular beauty realm through social media, and praise from popular YouTubers like Jaclyn Hill, Destiny Godley, and MannyMUA. At the beginning of the month, ColourPop debuted their contribution to the liquid lipstickContinue reading “Love It or Leave It: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lippies”

All Lacquered Up! How to Spot the Best Nail Polishes

I’m such a major fanatic for all things nail. I love the versatility of doing your own nails and collecting polishes. I enjoy brands from the luxury end of the spectrum all the way down to 99 cent bins at the local beauty supply store. As long as it’s unique, well formulated, and lasts atContinue reading “All Lacquered Up! How to Spot the Best Nail Polishes”

High/Low Concealer for WOC

For women of color (WOC), it is not often easy to find great concealers for highlighting that aren’t too light. The shade ranges are limited, and not just in the drug stores. For very dark complexions, the choices are usually MAC, Lancome, CoverGirl Queen, or Iman, but I have a few more brands to shareContinue reading “High/Low Concealer for WOC”

The Best Liquid Lipstick For That Perfect Pout

The new matte liquid lipstick trend seems to be here to stay, at least for the next few seasons. Many of the beauty world’s top brands are bringing us a beautiful array of colors to adorn our lips will. While many are transfer resistant, there are a few that are moisturizing formulas with a matteContinue reading “The Best Liquid Lipstick For That Perfect Pout”

High End Foundation for Brown Beauties

As a makeup lover, and a bit of a boujie beauty guru, I don’t care for drug store foundations. Primarily because I cannot try before I buy, the undertones are usually too extreme, and I often need at least two colors to get a perfect match. Why spend $20 on foundations that are just OK,Continue reading “High End Foundation for Brown Beauties”

Prime Time: The Best Primers for Oily Skin

Besides foundation, primer is something that I simply cannot do without. It’s the foundation, before your foundation. There’s a primer for every skin concern, from texture, to blemishes, large pores, and all skin types. Having the right primer, or a combination of two or more, can make all of the difference when your look isContinue reading “Prime Time: The Best Primers for Oily Skin”

How Sephora Broke My Heart

Last week, my mother and spent our Sunday morning at Sephora for a VIB Rouge private event to kick off Beauty Insider Appreciation Week. Sephora offered multiple points as a way for Beauty Insiders to stack their points for limited edition Epic Rewards at the end of the week. Well, my mother and I rackedContinue reading “How Sephora Broke My Heart”