Makeup // Beauty Savers
Three Great Foundations to Try in the New Year - light, medium, and medium-full coverage
I am making 2019 the year of great skin - won't you join me? Great skin definitely starts with skincare for me, but right now, I want to tell you about three of my staple foundations that get me through any kind of skin day.
Product Review: Essie Gel Couture Nail Kit
When I chose to go to a salon for a manicure, I always opt for gel polish because I feel I'm getting the best value for my money: to me, my nails look more shiny, and I can go much longer without the polish chipping or my nails breaking. As much as I love how my nails look right after a gel manicure, though, I find that the removal process does a bit of damage to the strength of my nails. They appear more fragile, and, if I go any amount of time between gel manicures, one or a few nails inevitably break.
Beauty Resolutions for 2019!
I've never been much of a resolutions person. In my younger years I would say things like "I'm going to stop drinking soda" despite the fact that I never was a big soda drinker, or that I would quit chocolate - yeah, ok. Now, I'm more about little steps I can take to improve myself, instead of looking at resolutions as big challenges to overcome. Thinking about beauty and resolutions as one joint thing, skin and money come to mind.
5 Things You Need To Add To Your Holiday Wishlist
One more gift guide for you guys! For this one, I really wanted to hone in on special treats that are definitely on the luxury side of things, but are all products that I use on an almost daily basis (so not just a pretty thing that will take up space on your shelf but won't ever get used).
Product Review: Burts Bee's Mistletoe Kiss Lipkit
If this isn't the cutest stocking stuffer of all time, then I don't know what is! This kit is perfect for any lip lover in your life, especially this time of year! All three products are so great at keeping lips feeling moisturized and looking super soft (and kissable ;)).
Product Review: Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper
I have always been a gloss girl, always. In fact, lip gloss was my first foray into beauty - a Bobbi Brown gloss in Rose Sugar, a pretty, shimmering rosy-neutral shade I'll never forget. I still love gloss and continue to share my favorites on my page, but I find that some of my friends + followers are a bit hesitant to get into the gloss scene due the idea of anything sticky or gloopy. Enter: Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper!
Gift Guide: The Makeup Lover
I am so excited for this gift guide, you guys, mostly because I think there will be something for everyone here!
Get a Fresh Start Each Day!
I wear makeup on a daily basis. Are there days when I let my skin breath and go out SPF + moisturizer only? Of course. But, more often than not, I have on a full face because 1. I love the ritual of applying makeup, and 2. I love trying new products constantly. Wearing makeup so often can do a number on skin, though, if it's left on overnight, or, not removed entirely.
Two Blush and Highlighter Duos to Glow All Fall
If you are familiar with me or my blog, you know how much I appreciate a serious glowing cheek. To me, nothing lights up or brightens a look quite like a really pretty blush and highlight duo. Even with minimal makeup elsewhere, this combination helps to achieve a fresh, healthy look.
5 Drugstore Lip Products Just As Good as Their High End Counterparts
Yes, I am the queen of long post titles! This is a good one, so stick with me. Lip products have always been my favorite makeup items to pick up. It’s a super easy way to add a little color, shine, or sparkle to a look, and there are so many wonderful formulas for all price points. Today, I want to share 5 lip products you can find at the drugstore that are truly great, and that I think are just as good as any product you can find at your local Sephora or department store.
Product Review: Revlon x Refinery29 Make Your Mark Lip Collection
If you asked me what my favorite drugstore lipstick was 5 years ago, I would have said Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. If you ask me right now, my answer would, as you may have already guessed, be the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick!
5 Eyeshadow Tones Perfect for Fall
During summer months I opt for minimal makeup - especially when it comes to eyeshadow - because 1. It probably won’t last long on my face in the heat (even when priming, setting, and so forth), and 2. I’d rather spend more time outside than in my bathroom getting ready. When it starts to get cooler outside, however, I thoroughly enjoy cozying up with a dirty chai latte, and applying my makeup for the day.
Top Products to Help You Create the Perfect Cat Eye
The cat eye is a beauty staple, and has been for decades. It’s made quite the resurgence in recent years, despite the fact that it can be a notoriously difficult look to truly master. I don’t know about you, but trying to free-hand a winged liner look has often meant that I end up looking a little cross-eyed: my wings are on different angles, one is thicker than the other, longer than the other, and having to take the heavy makeup off to start over leaves my lids looking red and irritated. Fortunately, there is a myriad of products available to make the entire process a whole lot easier.
Meet Sarah Frank, Our Makeup Influencer!
Hi I am Sarah! A lawyer turned revenue strategist with an undying love for dewy, natural makeup. My ultimate goal is to make everyday beauty easy and achievable for all women.
Product Review: L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
Even on my most minimal makeup days I tend to wear mascara, a product that alone can draw attention to and open up the eyes. Over the years I have tried soo many formulas - both high and low end - but one I keep coming back to, one that I have repurchased at least 6 times now, is L'Oreal's Lash Paradise!
How to Fix Busted Makeup Products with Common Household Items
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dropped a brand new compact or eyeshadow pallet and just stood frozen in my bathroom, wishing I could just go back in time and be less of a klutz. Fortunately for me, there are some easy steps I can take to salvage my broken makeup products, many of which can be repaired using stuff I already have lying around the house.
What I learned from the YouTube Beauty World
There’s a lot on the internet for beauty fans all over, but over the past few years, I have found the one niche that I can genuinely say has changed my life for the better- the YouTube beauty community. Oftentimes, when I tell people that, they laugh it off and assume that I’m wasting time online. But over time, I have grown to really trust some of my favorite ‘beauty gurus’ and have incorporated their advice into my daily life. Now, I have even found that my friends and family have started to come to me for suggestions as well. Watching YouTube videos has totally changed my makeup and skincare game. So here is a list of some of the lessons I’ve learned and advice that I can now offer to others.
How to Pick a Concealer For Your Skin Type
On the market today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of concealers available. How can anyone possibly know which one is best for their skin? While some people take the approach of picking any concealer that approximately matches their skin tone, this isn’t necessarily the best approach. Depending on your skin type, you might need a different kind of concealer. Here is your guide to the main categories of concealers. The first step? Ask yourself what you most want your concealer to do.
Summer Essentials: The Stay-Proof Makeup Products You Can't Do Without
Summer's here and temperatures are rising. It's the perfect time of year to meet up with friends, hit the beach and soak up some rays. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when the makeup you apply in the morning ends up sliding off your face by noon. Well, heat and humidity, you've finally met your match. We've tracked down some of the best makeup finds that will help you stay gorgeous all summer long.