Mid-Range Makeup Brands

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme Review & Swatches

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme ($24) arrive in four shades for Summer 2015 and are now available as a permanent part of Tarte’s Lipsurgence Collection. You might recall Lipsurgence Lip Cremes were exclusive to QVC for a little bit and also made an appearance in the QVC Tarte Bow & Go Today’s Special Value two years ago.

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Cremes

I love that these are now permanently available from Tarte. One minor issue, can they please be permanent? As they truly are one of my favorite Lipsurgence formulations and finishes!


Sephora Face Mask Review

Sephora Face Masks

The Sephora Face Mask Collection is a new eight formula permanent face sheet mask launch that arrived this Spring online and in stores for $6 each or grab up the Sephora Paper Mask Discovery Set which includes five masks for $24.

I happen to be a massive face mask fan girl! I love Asian Sheet Masks with a passion and use them two or three times a week. There are such a vast array of masks available in Korea and Japan plus they are very, very cheap.

It’s nice to see that the US market is slowly catching up to the sheet mask craze but still we are slow going and it’s not like you can head to your local drugstore and pick up a bunch of sheet masks as easily as you could if you were in a Korean drugstore.

None the less I love that Sephora has an entire range of Face Masks now to choose from and they even have a buy 4 get 1 free promotion on going at the moment but…


Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes for Summer 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Palettes

Make Up For Ever Electric Artist Palette and Make Up For Ever Nude Artist Palette ($42) are two new, limited edition Sephora Exclusive Make Up For Ever Artist Eyeshadow Palettes launching for Summer 2015.

I love Make Up For Ever for addresses both the bold and the nude makeup lovers out there. One of these palettes is going to be very appealing to you (or perhaps BOTH!) for bolder looks or for very lovely nude, natural looks!

Take a peek!


Pixi Undercover Crayon Review & Swatches

Pixi Undercover Crayon5

Pixi Undercover Crayon ($14) is a new retractable concealer pencil that’s available in four shade selections which launched for the Summer 2015 season. As a fan of Pixi Correction Concentrate and Pixi Concealing Concentrate and and an overall concealer junkie I was excited to give the new Undercover Crayon a whirl.

I haven’t actually tried any of the color variations as of yet as they do have a fair to warm shade selection! I did however, try out the Perk Up Peach shade which is a corrector of sorts in a soft peach shade that can neutralize and brighten up tired eyes.

Does it work?


Sugar Blend Full Coverage Cream Concealer Review & Swatches

Sugar Blend Full Coverage Cream Concealer

I recently picked up Sugar Blend Full Coverage Cream Concealer ($10) online at Kohl’s as a completely random purchase! I was having a little case of nostalgia when I purchased this as one of my first Sephora experiences many, many, many years ago was a Sugar Cosmetics one.

Yes, true story, Sephora used to carry the entire Sugar Cosmetics range. At the time it seemed like the height of awesomeness and I still remember how crazy excited I was about their Sweet Cheeks Baked Blushes! That seems like literally centuries ago!

None the less it’s nice to see that some variation of Sugar is still alive and kicking (and at as local as your neighborhood Kohl’s).