Category: Mid-Range Brands

Smashbox is Expanding to a Legendary 120 Lipstick Shades!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks now in 120 Shades

When Urban Decay decided to unleash 100 shades of Vice Lipsticks on us unsuspecting lipstick lovers their sole intent was to provide makeup junkies with every lipstick shade imaginable while spiting MAC in the process. I’m sure they had no idea that they’d open the floodgates for other brands to bombard us with another round of massive lipstick releases. Now we have Smashbox joining in on the fun by expanding their Legendary Lipstick line to include a whopping 120 shades. I don’t know whether to be scared or excited. Even more lipsticks to choose from? Please help me makeup gods!

The new Smashbox Legendary Lipsticks haven’t even landed in stores yet and I’m still trying to wrap my brain around how I’m going to process another 120 shades of lipsticks. Will I buy them all? Will I exercise self control? We shall see! The new (and current) Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks are now available online at Smashbox and will be hitting stores very soon.

Will you be adding a few shades to your collection?
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More Melted Mattes!

Too Faced Sell Out and Cool Girl Melted Matte Lipsticks

Mo’ money, mo’ melted! I know everyone doesn’t love liquid lipsticks but they’re a way of life for me. Regular lipsticks are still cool and all but I just love the fact that I can swipe on a liquid lipstick and go all day without worrying about touch ups. That’s the kind of lipstick for me! All day wear is a must have for my intense work days so I like to stock up on liquid lipsticks to fit whatever mood or look I’m currently feeling for the day.

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The LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Sets Are a Steal!

LORAC Goddess & Secret Agent Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set

Is it just me or are the holiday collections and sets coming much faster nowadays? We’ve barely made it halfway through September and we’re already starting to see limited edition palettes and value sets that are more geared towards the holidays. Crazy right? I’m not exactly complaining though because I love a good holiday palette and I can never pass up a good value set. But dang! Let a sista breathe and hold on to some coins!

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Too Faced’s Melted Lipsticks Get Matte at Ulta

Too Faced Queen B and Unicorn Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick

You ready to go matte? I sure hope so! Sephora’s reign over the new Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Lipsticks is finally over which means they’re not available online and in stores at Ulta. Yaasss! There’s still a few shades that are exclusive to Sephora but the rest of the gang is now sitting pretty at Ulta which gave me an excuse to finally give them a try. ‘Cause you know me. I love a good liquid lipstick!
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Urban Decay Gets Razor Sharp!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion and Retrograde

In life, there are certain things that some people are just better at than others. There are people who are great at sports. Or math and science. Or applying liquid liner. There’s a special set of skills you need for sports, math, science and liquid liner. I have none of them. Physically, I’m the laziest person you’ll ever meet. You’ll never see me kick a ball or run a mile. And math and science? Forget about it! I need a calculator and cheat sheet next to me at all times to be at least halfway decent. Liquid liner is no different. You’d think it’s not as complicated as sports, math or science but applying liquid liner is always a struggly situation for me.

There’s either too much product on the brush. Or not enough product on the felt tips so it streaks. Or my favorite (insert sarcasm) when I try to create a wing and it skips and drags or globs all over the place. Liquid liner is just the struggle for me! I like to use the felt tip ones, like Stila’s and Too Faced’s, for a quick swipe to help my falsies blend in but I can never quite master the regular ol’ brush ones.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Coming this Fall!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Sneak Peek

There has been a lot of makeup collaborations this year but I’m feeling it. Sometimes it can get a little annoying to see a celebrity endorsing a brand or collection. But other times, it’s a breath of fresh air because I don’t always know who these people are. Between Tarte and MAC, I’ve been introduced to so many new designers, makeup artists and YouTubers that I probably never would have come across otherwise. Now it’s Anastasia’s turn to introduce me to someone new with her upcoming eyeshadow palette for fall.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sundipped Glow Kit

“Fancie, you don’t need another highlighter for life. Don’t buy it!” Chile, if I had a dollar for every time I said this to myself I would have enough money to buy this Glow Kit and another one with money still left over. I just can’t control myself when it comes to highlighters! It seems that Anastasia Beverly Hills is well aware of my weakness (along with every other makeup junkie) because she just keeps cranking out these damn Glow Kits like they’re going out of style. You’d think after the first 2 versions we’ve had enough. But nope! Anastasia whipped up 3 more of them and I ended up buying 2 of them for good measure. Aka because they were shiny, new and cute so I needed them.

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MAC x Taraji P. Henson Collection Coming Soon!

MAC x Taraji Henson Collection for Fall 2016

For the most part, I always get a little excited when I come across a good makeup post on Instagram. It’s usually just a quick little wiggle dance. Or a, “Oop, I’m gonna need that!” But when I saw that Taraji P. Henson was collaborating with MAC to release her own limited edition collection was hollering at my screen. “YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! MAC come through!” Yeah, it was intense.
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Hello, Again Smashbox!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation 4.2, Smashbox Color Correcting Stick Dark

There are a lot of brands out there that don’t always get the love and recognition they deserve and Smashbox is certainly one of them. After discovering the magic of Smashbox recently, I decided to start paying a little more attention to the brand and trying out more products. If their blush and eyeshadow is good stuff then there has to be other hidden gems too, right? Right! Smashbox is actually a solid brand all around in terms of both color and complexion. But what Smashbox really excels in is complexion. For years, Smashbox has received the most love for their extensive collection of primer for all skin types and concerns. However, Smashbox isn’t all primer. They’ve got some other great complexion goodies too!

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Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Lip Gloss Review

Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Lip Gloss

When I was growing up, I used to be so self-conscious about my big, full lips. I was a very slim girl with a small face and small features. My ears and nose were tiny and cute. But my lips? They stood out like a sore thumb. I was teased a lot about my lips as a kid and as a I grew into a teen I began to hate them. I used to wish my lips were smaller and more dainty. Man, those days were rough!

Now, I look back and laugh because full lips are so in style that people are paying big bucks to have them. If I could go back in time and give my younger self a piece of advice I’d say, “Girl you better flaunt them lips!” Having big lips isn’t a flaw or imperfection. If anything, it’s a blessing because there’s more room for bomb lipsticks and glosses. Just look at Kylie Jenner. She got lip injections and bam! Now she’s a social media sensation with a successful makeup brand. The possibilities of big lips are endless!
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