NEW BEAUTY TESTTUBE February 2015

New Beauty’s bi-monthly beauty sample program focuses on innovative beauty. I like that they send samples of products that I haven’t yet come across. The Aloe Facial Cleanser is my favorite!

ELF Mini Makeup Collection – festive

This small square black box holds a ton of color options. Although just under 4″ from side to side, and just over 1″ deep, this kit features 10 lipgloss colors, 10 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 1 brow powder, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 eyeshadow applicator, 1 small face brush and 1 tiny lip brush. My […]

NYX Smokey Look Kit (S109)

This tiny black palette, just under 2.5 inches square and 1 inch deep, has a lower drawer that slides out with two lipgloss selections and an upper tray of nine eyeshadow colors with a mirror in the lid. Its very handy for having a selection of eye colors when trying to travel light. NYX also […]

NYX – Nude on Nude eye and lip palette

This one is a blockbuster, packing a full 20 eyeshadows and 10 lip colors! The palette is not too terribly large – 6.75″ x 2.75″ x 1″, but it certainly holds quite a selection, with a mirror and two applicators. For a neutral palette the eye shadows are nicely varied and can definitely compete with […]

IN MY PURSE MAKEUP BAG – May 2013

I recently cleaned out the too-full makeup bag that I keep in my purse with products for touch ups – it tends to need periodic reorganizing. This is what I currently have in my purse, practically all lip products for now: The bag itself is from The Body Shop and it has a copy of […]

TOO FACED In Your Dreams

Fancy, is how I’d best describe this palette. It’s a little too unwieldy to pack for use during a trip or at the gym, but it is a very nice collection of colors. The whole palette is fairly thin – just under a centimeter thick. The lid has a ribbon tab pull that makes it […]

TOO FACED Little Black Book of Beauty

This little palette contains a lot of color. It is roughly 3 inches by 4.5 inches and a little less than 1 inch deep. It has a shiny plastic case with a hinged lid. And, although I think it is no longer available, it gives you a good idea of the ranges of shades Too […]