March 16, 2014

NYX Butter Gloss (Peach Cobbler) | Review + Swatches


I was looking for a red-orange lip color and I stumbled across NYX's Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler. I've heard a lot of raves and just general positive feedback about this gloss so I though I'd give it a try (plus BOGO 50% and Ulta and yeah). It'll be a great color for the spring/summer. Anyway, NYX claims that this gloss:
  • "feels like it melts on lips"
  • Is not sticky
  • Has sheer to medium coverage
  • Leaves lips feeling soft and smooth

It's not really buttery feeling (at least this shade), but it is a quality gloss. So if a color intrigues you, I say try it. Read on for a detailed review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.


March 03, 2014

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush | Review


I've been looking for a portable brush for powder, because it's more cost-effective than velour puffs, and a blush brush more precise than the Real Techniques blush brush. So when I saw that Real Techniques released this retractable kabuki for $10, I had to get it. It is now one of my favorite brushes. Although it has one setback, it's still friggin' fabulous.

Read on for a thorough review or skip to the bottom for a list of pros and cons.