Makeup Monday – Face in Five

Five products, five minutes, and here’s my clean, no-makeup-look, face:

  1. Fill in eyebrows and wax into shape with Urban Decay Brow BoxBrow Box in color
  2. Apply foundation all over with NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Product Image, click to zoom
  3. Highlight cheeks and forehead with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer 
  4. Apply mascara (it was raining, hence the tube mascara) Blinc Mascara Tube Forming mascara, Tube mascara
  5. Now for lipstick! MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick 

Makeup Monday: NARS


From my latest Sephora haul, I’ve now tried NARS Orgasm Blush and NARS Creamy Concealer.

  • NARS Blush in Orgasm ($30) -|★★★★★| Beautiful, slightly shimmery pink.  Goes on easy, blends to a natural flush in seconds.  I see what all the hype is about, now.
  • NARS Creamy Concealer in Chantilly ($29) – |★★★★☆| Very thick, a little heavy and hard to blend….BUT, I think that’s because the color is a smidge too light for me (probably because it’s summer).  I do like it in conjunction with my color correcting green.  Look at this flawless skin!


MakeUp Monday: Sephora and (no) Self Control

Seriously no self control. I’m supposed to be saving money. For a wedding. And a honeymoon. Some very expensive shit is coming up the pipeline. And, what do I do? Spend $43 at Sephora because I got an email about a special.

But look at all the cool stuff I’m getting!


  1. SEPHORA Collection Mud Mask Mattifying AND Purifying (free sample) – They’re running a summer special of 5 free samples with every order, instead of the usual 3.
  2. NARS Blush in Orgasm (free sample) – The most famous product ever and I’ve never tried it.  Travesty!
  3. Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape and Fill (free sample) – I think I like brow pencils over powder, but the Maybelline one I have now needs constant sharpening so I want to branch out.
  4. Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel (free sample) – IDK, whatevs, it’s free.
  5. Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo (free sample) – Shampoo is expensive.  Bumble & Bumble is expensive.  I like getting expensive shit for free, although I might hate this.
  6. Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment (100 points) – I have like 4 primers, but NONE are anti-acne.  Obvs I needed this.
  7. Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer (100 points) – This, I actually need.  Currently I’ve been using tinted moisturizer and lubriderm on my face.  It will be happy to have something meant for it again.
  8. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29) – Something I actually had to buy to get them to ship me all the free shit above.  I’ve been eyeing this ever since I bought the green color corrector because it will blend over that nicely.  Hopefully, the color is right.  If so, skinID really works!
  9. SEPHORA Collection Eye Pencil To Go ($6) – I needed exactly $6 to get me to $35, which gets me the next three products.  I also don’t have a purple eyeliner, so…
  10. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (free with 3FORVIB) – Free w/VIB membership and $35 purchase.  I love Fresh products, so this special is what prompted this entire purchase.
  11. Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 (free with 3FORVIB)
  12. Fresh Sugar Face Polish (free with 3FORVIB)

Between this order and my Ipsy and Play! by Sephora, I’m going to have SO MUCH SHIT to review.  It makes me fucking giddy inside.  Ahhahaha.

Makeup Monday: PLAY! by Sephora – April



  1. |★★★★☆| Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil ($38) – I seriously had no idea what this was.  Instructions just said “Apply all over face and body.”  Luckily the booklet specified, anywhere that needs moisturizing.  It’s a little hard to apply, but absorbs quickly and smells amazing.
  2. |★★★☆☆| Good Genes Treatment ($105) – “An immediate complexion booster!” IDK.  Doesn’t seem to do much, look-wise, but it feels nice.  Over time it’s supposed to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  3. |★★★★★| Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50) – A good, light eye cream.  No immediate results.
  4. |★★★★★| NARS Satin Lip Pencil ($26) – I’m really excited to get another one of these, because I’m almost out of my last sample.  It’s a nice, unobtrusive mauve.
  5. |★★★★☆| Sephora Colorful Cheek Ink Gel ($14) – This comes out looking pepto bismal pink, until you put it on your cheeks and it gives you a ‘just-pinched-cheek’ glow.  Wouldn’t Just Pinched Pink make a good name for a color?
  6. |★★★★☆| Derek Lam IO Crosby 2am Kiss Perfume ($95) – Floral and musky…I actually like it.

Based on my ratings, this was the best box.  But, really, it’s highly rated products that I’ll rarely use.  Oh well.  Still better than ipsy, though.