Glossier Lash Slick | A Review

Glossier is just one of those brands that keeps sucking me in to buy their products. The only things I don’t have from their makeup collection are the new Lidstars, the lip gloss, and certain colors of different products.

I was actually completely surprised about their Lash Slick coming out – maybe I just didn’t notice anything about it before it was launched? Whatever the reason, I immediately ordered it when I saw Glossier’s introductory Instagram post.

After trying it out for a couple of weeks, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite mascaras.

Glossier Lash Slick

From their website:

248 formulations later: the perfect everyday mascara. Lash Slick curls and sculpts as it lengthens, enhancing the look of your natural lashes instead of clumping them together or spackling them in product. Teeny-tiny fibers coat lashes from root to tip to create a lengthened baby-extension, while flexible film-forming polymers lift and lock each fiber into place. And it’s water-resistant (not waterproof), so Lash Slick washes off easy with warm water at the end of your day.

That’s a lot of formulations! I love how much thought and effort Glossier puts into the making of their products.

Anyways, on to the review. So like the quote from their website states, this is a lengthening mascara. I’ve read that it was made to mimc the look of false eyelashes. I naturally have somewhat long eyelashes, so I’m one of those people who look for mascaras that bring a lot of volume (L’oreal Lash Paradise is my HG for those purposes).

Glossier Lash Slick

But I’ve been pleasantly surprising when I find myself reaching for the Lash Slick for my everyday makeup routine. Since summer is basically here in Virginia, I’ve been wearing a lot less makeup than I normally do, so maybe that has something to do with it. There’s something about the way this makes my eyes look more awake, in a very natural way. I’ve never really had a problem with mascaras smearing or smudging during the day, but I’ve heard that the Lash Slick is great at battling that.

At $16 a pop, it is a lot more pricey than what I normally shell out for mascaras, but so far I’m absolutely loving it. Glossier really can’t do wrong, can they?

P.S.: Use this link to get 10% off your first Glossier purchase!

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette – Natural Beauty | A Review

I have spent years drooling over Charlotte Tilbury products. The packaging, the quality, the amazing reviews…all very up my alley. What was NOT up my alley, was the price tag.

$34 for a lipstick? I’m sorry, what?

But a month or so ago I gave in, and purchased a number of things off the website. One of the main things I wanted to get was one of her Instant Look in a Palettes. I was completely torn between the Natural Beauty and Seductive Beauty palettes, but I finally decided on the Natural Beauty palette. It was the first in the series, and I had a good feeling that the colors would work with my pale skin tone.

Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette

It was like Christmas when I opened that package (I also got the Classic Pencil in Audrey, and the Pillow Talk lip kit). Everything was wrapped up beautifully, and I legitimately didn’t want to open anything because I didn’t want to destroy the packaging.

So I had very high expectations for this. I do SO MUCH research before buying a product, and I read tons of reviews that just raved about this palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette

The Good
  • I love how simple this makes your makeup routine. It has everything you need in a neat little compact, and you don’t have to worry about making different products work well together. And the mirror is HUGE!
  • Piggy-backing on the simple aspect, every pan is numbered and labeled, so you know exactly what each pan is and where to put it.
  • I’ve used this almost every day since I’ve gotten it, which is really saying a lot. It’s great for an every-day makeup look (especially if you work in a professional workplace environment), and you can easily use it to transition into a night look, as well.
  • I have yet to do his, but I’ve read that it’s really handy to travel with. It’ll definitely cut down on the amount of products you bring with you.
Charlotte Tilbury Natural Beauty Palette - Swatches
1. Eye Brighten 2. Eye Enhance 3. Eye Smoke 4. Face Bronze 5. Cheek Swish 6. Cheek Pop 7. Face Highlight
The Bad
  • Having VERY pale skin, I feel like the bronzer is a tad too orange/dark for me. I can definitely make it work, but the bronzer in the Seductive Palette looks like it’ll suite me better.
  • The pans for the blush shades are just too damn small. I have to use a not very wide brush just so I don’t get any of the bronzer/highlighter along with it.

In the end, I’m very happy I invested in this and will continue to use this (probably most days!). I definitely have my eyes on the Seductive Palette for my next order!


Top 5 Favorite Festive Red Lips | Blogmas Day 2

Hello, friends! Welcome to Blogmas Day 2! (Blogmas Day 1 here)

Blogmas Day 2

There’s just something so Christmas-y about red lipstick, I think. My favorite thing about makeup during the festive season is breaking out a red lip basically every day. Anyone else do this, or is it just me?

I’ve collected my 5 favorite red lipsticks, which I realize now as I’m typing this are ALL matte. At least there’s some consistency!

Favorite Festive Lipsticks

Also, I do realize that today is December 3rd, and this is my Blogmas Day 2 post. This year, instead of trying to push myself to post every day, I’m doing every other day as to not spread myself too thin. Anyways, on to the lipsticks!

Favorite Festive Lipsticks

  1. Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick – Creeper
  2. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Dragon Girl
  3. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella
  4. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss – 111 Kiss of Life
  5. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick – Matador 

I know I’ve definitely talked about a couple of these already (*ahem* that Rimmel London lipstick is a game changer) (and that L’Oreal one doesn’t come off for ANYTHING). There are 2 Nars lip pencils on here, I know, but for good reason. These are extremely comfortable and long-lasting, and the 2 shades I have are perfection. As for Creeper by Colourpop, you really can’t get a better blue-red color for the price.

Anyone have any favorite red lipsticks they wear especially in the festive season? Lemme know!

The Best Lip Colors for Fall – Two Might Be Surprising!

Fall is my favorite time of year…for lip colors (and basically everything else too, let’s be honest). There’s something about a berry or dark red that really puts me in a good mood. And the fact that darker colors really pop against my super pale skin is a plus, too.

Today I’m sharing the best lip colors I’ve come across for the fall season. They’re all mostly on the darker side, with a couple of exceptions…

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