Inglot Lip Tint 16 - Against the face

Inglot HD Lip Tint Matte #16

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Left - Estee Lauder Commanding | Right - MAC Sin

Toss or Keep: MAC Sin, Inglot 412, MAC D for Danger, and Estee Lauder Commanding

I’ll give Marie Kondo a run for her money once my book comes out titled The Life-Changing Magic of Using The Candy Crush Technique in Letting Go of Lipsticks.

The Candy Crush Technique is when you group lipsticks by color and hope that they explode and choose JUST ONE lipstick from each group.

My red lipstick destashing project is on-going, and so far, I’ve found 2 pairs of lipsticks that have the same-ish color.

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Dark Lipstick Collection - Featured

Toss or Keep: Red Lipsticks, Again (Kick-off)

It’s been a year since my last red lipstick edit. From 6 lipsticks, I was able to bring the number down to 2. Great progress, right?


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MAC Twig Dupes 6

MAC Twig Lipstick Dupes… All three of them!!!

I am at a point where all my makeup sparks joy. But I am in the process of moving to a much smaller space, which means, I have to find a more restrictive de-stashing criterion. I’m considering the nitpicking method, where I would literally nitpick over negligible details to determine which stuff I’d let go of.

Here’s an example of what I’m dealing with–four lipsticks of the same color (a muted neutral brown pink, or is it pink brown?).

L-R: Maybelline Touch of Spice, MAC Twig, Pink Sugar XOXO, and Inglot 410

L-R: Maybelline Touch of Spice, MAC Twig, Pink Sugar XOXO, and Inglot 410 Swatches

Do they spark joy? Most definitely, YES. I guess that’s why I have more than one of them. But I obviously should keep just one, right? Or two–a matte and a satin.

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MAC Brave Swatch

Joining Project Vanity + Blog Updates

It’s 4:50 AM as I’m writing this. I’m actually in the middle of getting some work done for my day job, but I attended Project Vanity’s 8th Anniversary Blog Workshop yesterday afternoon and my brain is full of thoughts I need to let out.

I don’t think I’ve announced it yet, but I’ve been contributing articles for Project Vanity since February! You can read some of my articles here.

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The Perfect Brown Brow Pencil For Black Eyebrows

I’ve already mentioned this in one of my brow pencil reviews: I don’t get why brown is considered the lighter shade of black when it comes to brow products. Shouldn’t it be gray?

But I do get why many people don’t use gray. It can make some people’s brows look like they’re tattooed on. But on my dense, fat, and really black brow hairs, gray is perfect.

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Laneige Perfect Renew Serum

New Products I NEED to Rave About feat. Laneige, Etude House, and PureVivi

I find it a chore to write about hauls, which I prefer just calling ‘new purchases’. But recently I bought products that are so good it would be a disservice to beauty blogosphere if I didn’t share them…stat.

Let’s begin.

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Happy Skin Plans and Prints Arm Swatches

Happy Skin x Plains and Prints: Prints Made Pretty Collection Swatches

This has got to be my favorite Happy Skin release yet. Everything in this collection suits my light/medium yellow-olive skin tone.

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