Review: Fenty Gloss Bomb

Aren’t we all kind of over the super-matte lip look? Listen, I love matte lipstick, but the ultra-matte liquid-longswear-would-probably-survive-a-nuclear-blast kind just makes me feel shriveled up and uncomfortable. So imagine my glee when Rihanna launched this beautiful nude gloss with her Fenty Beauty collection at Sephora, it feels so right and so refreshing. Needless to say, I picked it up and I’m very impressed. The colour is described as an...

Review: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary is extremely hyped up,  being one of the only high-tech skincare brands at an affordable price point. In fact, it’s even cheaper than most drugstore skincare, which in my opinion makes the hysteria around the brand warranted. This also means it sells out at breakneck speed. I’ve got my eye on several of the products, but the ones I want are often sold out so this niacinamide booster...

Brand Overview: & Other Stories Beauty

I must confess to shopping a lot at & Other Stories – I just think a lot of their clothes are cute! What’s really been drawing me in, though, is the beauty section. Normally, an affordable fashion chain wouldn’t be the first port of call for someone looking for cosmetics, but this is a sure exception. Here’s a handful of my favourites from the range. Cheek & Lip Tint in...

Review: Pixi Peel & Polish

I love a bit of pixi, and I think in recent years their skincare releases have been really impressive. So it was only a matter of time before I had to try this exoliating treatment, since I have a bit of an obsession with acids and enzymes. Pixi Peel & Polish is a lactic acid, enzyme & scrub grain peel that you’re advised to use 2-3 times a week, so...

Review: Fairy Drops Cat Eye Liner

I love a good liquid liner. Japanese ones are usually good, even the cheap ones perform…and I really like the brush tip applicators. Felt tips are more common for marker-style liners in the west, but I find they dry out quicker and get misshapen or start shedding. So yeah. I leaped without looking and bought this, without even checking the reviews. I don’t know what came over me. I rarely...

Review: Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Creme Pigment

Rituel de Fille is an indie brand that’s been getting a lot of attention lately, particularly after they launched a black creme blush (which I might need to buy) that went viral. I’ve had my eye on them for a while – I like that their product line is relatively small and focused on creme formulas. No matte liquid lipsticks, no champagne powder highlighters, none of that ultra-trendy stuff I’m...

Review: Loelle Rosehip Seed Oil

[Disclaimer: This review contains press samples] I had the pleasure of speaking to a Loelle representative at a recent event, and they were kind enough to give me this face oil to try. Loelle is a natural and organic beauty brand from Stockholm that specializes in oils, with several pure oils and blends in their lineup for a variety of uses. I’ve been very curious about rosehip seed oil for...

Review: Glossier Haloscope

Somehow, this has become a Glossier review blog. Bear with me. I was actually pretty excited about this product, despite being exhausted with highlighters. Haloscope is described as a dew effect highlighter with an “otherworldly sheen that’s never dry or glittery”. It’s a shimmery balm stick with a clear balm core that you apply directly on the face for a wet-look effect. I got the shade “Moonstone” which is a...

Review: Glossier Cloud Paint

This spring, Glossier launched a selection of cream blushes called Cloud Paints. I’m a huge fan of cream blush, so of course I was very curious about them. Out of the four colours, I had a hard time choosing just one but I landed on Haze because it’s a blush colour I don’t have already. It’s a cool-toned berry shade, part of a spectrum that Glossier claims to be inspired...

Review: RODIN Olio Lusso Lipstick

Several months ago, I posted about packaging design and went a little crazy over the Rodin lip balm ring. But after seeing Estée Lalonde review the lipsticks on her youtube channel, I was intrigued. I’d ooh-ed and aah-ed over the bright colours and unusual packaging, but hadn’t yet taken the plunge so to speak. Well, seeing the colours swatched and worn just made me really want to try them. The...