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 […]

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Make Your Move (a pinkish mauve)

The case for this lipstick is unlike any other I have had before – to open I prefer to the hold the lipstick case on its side, in both hands, then slide the silver button down the side of the case to release the lid. To close, you replace the lid until it clicks back […]

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 […]

KAT VON D Painted Love Lipstick – Cathedral

Self-assurance shows when you risk wearing a dark or daring lipstick shade – as the box for this lipstick states: “The perfect red lip screams confidence.” Kat’s lip colors, sold exclusively on Sephora, offer a range of bold reds, bluish pinks and even some softer petal and nude colors. This painted love lipstick comes in […]

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 […]

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

The tube packaging for this lipgloss is clear so that you can see the color of the gloss through the container and it has a wand applicator. The texture is really thick and it tingles a bit, stays put well. It is supposed to make your lips look fuller too. I bought this after a […]