Pictorial: Punk Date Night Look with Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions

Why date night? Well, date nights, which for me usually happen on weekends, tend to be the occasions for which I create my boldest (darkest, shiniest, or most colorful) looks. Lately, one of my favorite toys for such experiments has been the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions palette. It’s one of Huda’s tiny (palm-size) sets dedicated … More Pictorial: Punk Date Night Look with Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions

Sigma Beauty Chroma Glow Highlighter Palette

The year 2017 in makeup was defined by the “unnatural highlighter” trend, which has yet to show signs of abatement. Like any trend, it has its detractors–beauty forums regularly have comments pop up that say, “Why? All highlighters look the same on the skin. The emperor has no clothes y’all.” That made sense to me, … More Sigma Beauty Chroma Glow Highlighter Palette

Pictorial: Glittery Eye with (mostly) Urban Decay products

I’ve decided to challenge myself and explore a new content format: pictorials! For my first stab at this genre, I chose one of my favorite recent looks—a glittery purple/mauve/whatever eye, created with (mostly) Urban Decay products. Unfortunately, my pics did not turn out uniform in color. I am dependent on fickle natural lighting, so I … More Pictorial: Glittery Eye with (mostly) Urban Decay products

FOTD: Extreme Blush

What’s the most stereotypical high-fashion makeup look of the moment? Glassy skin with no makeup (on teenage models), bright slabs of pink or orange eyeshadow? Or here’s another one: “blush bomb,” or painterly, messy blush around the temple and eye area. Seems like this look has been everywhere lately. Possibly because it finally answers the eternal … More FOTD: Extreme Blush

Melt Cosmetics She’s In Parties Eyeshadow Stack

People acquire beauty products for a myriad of weird reasons, none of which are related to the color selection. My weakness is makeup inspired by my favorite music. Since college, I’ve had three “favorite bands of all time”: Swans, Einstuerzende Neubauten, and Bauhaus. The first two are highly unlikely to have makeup collections dedicated to … More Melt Cosmetics She’s In Parties Eyeshadow Stack