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i have very mixed feelings about sparkly nail polish.
Lazy Wet Thursday Without the Metaphors

Is a Harvard Student Bringing Down the Beauty Industry? →

I don’t think this girl has any understanding as to how makeup works and why people pay the prices that they do. People will buy makeup from Sephora and high-end brands because of the formulas: how pigmented it is, how well it applies, how long it stays on, the amount of chemicals or natural ingredients it claims to have, etc. The actual color of the makeup is rarely the reason why people will buy pricier makeup, with the exception of REALLY wild lipstick colors or something like that (blues, greens, etc.).

Something like a magenta Chanel eye shadow could be really easy to color dupe at the drugstore, but if you really want the longevity, intensity and smooth texture that the Chanel formula promises, you’re going to buy the Chanel product. Whether or not the formula actually IS better than a drugstore dupe isn’t the issue, the fact still remains that either based on reviews or just effective marketing, people will still pay $30 for an eyeshadow instead of purchasing a practically identical $3 option.

I think the people who currently buy high-end makeup wouldn’t be interested in this for the reasons I just stated, and I think the people who can’t be bothered with high-end products and just buy all of their makeup at the drugstore really won’t care enough to spend several hundred dollars on a printer like this.

You could even see how chalky the swatch on her hand was after she did her demo, a ridiculously cheap brand like Milani or Wet n’ Wild has WAY better pigmentation than that. I dunno, I really don’t see an invention like this “bringing down the beauty industry” in any way.

i meant that i use Urban Decay’s Naked BASICS palette all the time, not the Naked 2 one

i don’t even own the Naked 2 one, or the original Naked

also Naked 3 came out?? or is coming out really really soon?? man i am so behind on product releases that’s what happens when you’re broke

Anonymous: Out of curiosity, what are your favorite brands of eye makeup (mascara, eye-liner, eye-shadow, etc.)?

THIS IS REALLY FUN AND GREAT QUESTION.

well kiers can confirm that i am presently obsessed with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes line of eyeliner. you can wear that stuff through 4 hours of class and six hours of work and it still won’t smudge a bit by midnight. i wear the dark brown one almost daily. Urban Decay has a gorgeous shade range and i have a couple of their 24/7 liners, but i find they smudge on me a little, and i have one NARS Larger Than Life liner in Barrow Street (bright seafoam) which is such a kickass color. but i’d go with MUFE for the best formula.

i’m currently wearing daily Lorac’s Cobra Mascara (it was given to me when i was at Allure) but once that’s used up, i’m going back to my dependable favorite Buxom Lash (you can get it at Sephora), and i like it cause it’s volumizing mascara that doesn’t look clumpy and the comb is super super fine and spiky so it lengthens a bit nicely too.

i don’t wear eyeshadow that often, but when i do it’s almost always Urban Decay, cause their palettes are AWESOME. lately i’ve been wearing more color on my eyelids though, so that’s neat. their Ammo palette was one of the first “nice” cosmetics i ever bought and i use their Naked Basics palette at least twice a week, especially for more contoured looks

okay so make up for ever aqua eyes liners are the greatest pencils i’ve ever used and i’m SO UPSET that i waited this long to finally throw down a twenty and try one

okay so i’m glad i waited to buy this NARS eye pencil with the gift card i got for my birthday, but honestly, i would have gladly paid 24 dollars of my own money for it because w0W it’s gorgeous and quality and super unique. 

can someone please tell me why my all-time favorite “signature scent” perfume is being discontinued

literally every time i’ve worn it around a dude i get a compliment on it, the notes just complement each other and my style/personality so well, and there is seriously no other scent even remotely similar

i mean good thing i bought a back up bottle and the bottle i currently use is applied sparingly but

r u srs with this

i bought some more lip tars today mmm

Anonymous: I was curious, what color lip tars do you have?

i have NSFW and Tarred! I wanna get a trillion more though, including some of the weirder colors, like Digitalis or Grandma or RX

Just received the Philosophy “Taste of Holiday” shower gel collection set from my mommy in the mail. :D

Scents include:

  • Sparkling Cranberry Bubbly
  • Brown Butter Cookie
  • Spicy Gumdrop
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Barely Glazed

Do I have to bathe with them, or can I eat them instead?