Category Archives: Makeup

Answering My Own Makeup Questions

Woman applying eyeshadow

I have run into several makeup-related questions of my own recently and thought I would pass along my researched answers in case I’m not the only one who has been asking! Do I Apply Cheek Stain Under Or Over My Foundation? This was not the easy answer that I hoped to find!  Based on what […]

What Makeup To Wear On the Plane

woman with casual makeup on plane

Generally speaking, it is not good to travel in your full face of makeup.  It usually ends up in a flaky mess (if you tend to be dry) or a puddle on your chin (if you tend to be oily).  Granted, not many of us want to show up to our destination looking tired and […]

Spend Versus Save: Makeup

Woman with makeup brushes

The same theories apply for make as with fashion.  If you love makeup like I do, it can be an expensive habit.  But there are ways to cut the costs without sacrificing the fun. Spend – I tend to spend a little more on the products that need to match my skin tone flawlessly. If […]

Are Toners Really Necessary?

Woman applying foundation

Some people say ‘absolutely yes’ and some say ‘absolutely no’. Truth be told, many of the people that say ‘yes’ are the ones with something to sell. Personally, I think it all depends on the toner itself and your overall makeup and skincare regimens.For example, if you tend to wear the long-lasting foundation on a […]

Best Makeup For Good Selfies

Woman applying liquid foundation

It really is a ‘thing’ now, the selfie. Truth be told, people have been taking their own picture for years, but with the handiness of a smartphone, selfies are so much easier! Not to mention the filters available that can erase or at least blur almost any imperfection. But if you know in advance that […]

Korean Makeup Brands to Try

Etude house

Being a beauty enthusiast and all, I have no bigger goals in life than to have a flawless face. With all the beauty products around, it is not impossible at all to achieve a perfect, or at least perfect-looking, skin. I know that by investing in the right skin care and beauty products, I would […]

Five Easy Steps to Minimize Your Makeup Collection

Women applying her makeup at her makeup table.

Don’t be worried, this isn’t as scary as you might think! Remove everything –  that you consider to be part of your collection. Skincare, makeup, body lotions, all of it. Leave nothing in the cabinets. It’s easier to see the scope of the project when you aren’t tucking things away. Start Three Piles – one to […]

A Full Face With Pencils And Sticks

Woman applying while sitting on her suitcase

I have several trips coming up this fall and I have been trying to build a travel-friendly makeup kit that works for most scenarios – a wedding in Minnesota, a family holiday in Seattle, and a Mexican cruise. All of these have very different makeup needs, and I would love to build a kit that […]

Emerging Makeup Trends for Fall 2016

Women getting eyeliner applied

Yes, the thermometers are still spiking in the triple digits and the community pools are still overflowing with grade-schoolers, but school is just around the corner and the runways are showing off their fall trends. There are a few trends that seem ‘unwearable’ for normal life but some of them are quite wearable for most […]

How to Transition Your Makeup from Desk to Date

Woman checking her face in compact mirror

For the most part, we have a certain look that we wear to work and a certain look that we wear out on the town.  And when it is a Saturday night, we have all the time in the world to get ready.  But what do we do if the date is in the middle […]