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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Glossier Lash Slick Review + Haul

Glossier released its newest product—Lash Slick, an uber lengthening mascara. I knew I wanted to scoop this up as soon as it was released and it was an easy excuse to restock on some old favorites as well as try a couple of new ones. Boy Brow and Haloscope Duo: I use both of these almost daily and I was near empty on my tube of Haloscope (which actually lasted quite a long time, almost two years). I figured it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on Boy Brow since I usually replenish every 3 months or so.

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Metallic Highlighter… Meng Meng

My first experience with highlighter was watching Laura Mercier. Laura would tap her wonderful serum called Secret Finish (which has since been discontinued to the dismay of pro’s everywhere) on top of cheekbones, over the peak of the lips, on the browbone and ridge of the nose to give the skin a youthful glow. This was  meant to bring light to the face and break up the look of heavy makeup. It’s one of my favorite techniques and you can see it in most of the Beauty Is Boring looks.

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Red Carpet Glam… Elliot Sailors

If you are just discovering the brilliant Elliot Sailors for the first time,  they are a model, actor, activist, speaker, co-creator of @tomisnotaboy and the founder of @beyoubetrue. movement. Note: My frequent collaborator Sheridan Ward gave Elliot these perfectly done / undone waves. I am absolutely crazy about the “almost vintage but just textured enough to feel modern” style… trying to recreate it in my hair but so far have only managed to make a mess of uneven curls.

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Pixi X Dulce Lip Candy Palette

There are few drugstore lip products that rarely make it into my usual routine. But this Pixi x Dulce Lip Candy Palette might be the exception. This palette was sent to me, along with a bevy of other palettes and products. Pixi collaborated with three beauty influencers and this Pixi lip palette caught my attention immediately.

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Bitten Berry… Jesse Somera

Lip oils are having a moment, no doubt in reaction to the past few years of painfully dry, matte, liquid lipstick. And while I confess to loving a bright red matte, my lips are really really excited about the moisturizing potential of oil based tints! Of all the lip oil products, my favorite are the Tom Ford Lip Slicks. They come in four flattering shades that work on just about every complexion and are perfect with a nude face or a dramatic berry eye like the one on Jesse above. Note: Yes, Jesse is incredibly handsome and yes, he looks equally attractive in a full face of makeup or with a 5 o’clock shadow.

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#Shelfie: Christina Kassi Of Beauté Défilé

“I’ve been on a wild journey with skincare since I turned 21 and started showing signs of hormonal acne. I’ve lived with acne my entire twenties and I was able to overcome it this past year. After really digging into what my skin actually needed to function, and of course fundamentally changing my diet and lifestyle, I was able to see clear and glowing skin. I’ve actually documented my progress through my Instagram account, and I’ve been sharing my skincare routines on there since February 2017.

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How To Get Your Best Lips

Oh, the joys of a plumped, pretty pucker. Just like with your complexion, lips need a thorough prep prior to applying makeup. Sloughing away dead skin, treating dry, cracked lips, and nourishing with a sheen balm are all par for the course when it comes to lip prep. You want a smooth canvas so that your lipstick applies effortlessly and actually accentuates your lips, instead of hindering them.

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Poppy Lips… Lilliya

A bright red lip works for any season but paired with a soft pink-hued glow and completely nude eyes, it’s the perfect look for Spring. In my opinion, every woman ought to try a version of this style (bright lip / nude face) at least once. It’s incredibly flattering and easy to do! The secret is to find the perfect statement lip color so if you haven’t already discovered yours, this is the season to experiment!Note: This was the first time I  got to play with products from the new Estée Lauder by Violette Poppy Sauvage collection.  Really lovely textures and colors, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Violette!Note: Lilliya twisted her hair up into this lovely messy chignon in about three seconds flat! A bit jealous!.

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Weekly Must-Have: Nudestix Brow Wax

It wouldn’t be “a day in my life,” if I wasn’t frustrated with the state of my brows. Thick, unruly hairs that grown down (brutal). Brow gel is my desert island must-have and, although my daytime look is pretty low key, I’m diligent with my brow maintenance. So when I first tried Nudestix Brow Wax, it was really just as an alternative to brow gel, because I tend to notice that I need multiple layers of gel throughout the day to handle my crazy course hair and, let’s be honest, gel kind of dries out the hairs (I’m into this nourishing thing at present).

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