Drugstore Pick: BLUSHES It makes you look alive....makes you look less tired....makes you look younger....and makes you look....BETTER. I'll never understand how some women can so casually skip blush. I get the "no-makeup look" is in, but a little bit of subtle blush will pay off all day long, and trick others into thinking that you spent A LOT of time getting ready in the morning, AND keep you looking fresher all day long. Real talk. Blush matters and if you aren't wearing i
Drugstore Picks: Powder Love it, or hate it, powder is necessary for many. Some use it for oil-blotting to make sure their face doesn't evolve into a Shine-Monster, some HAAAATE liquid foundation so they opt for a powder foundation instead and some OUGHT to use it for blending out allllll that contour. Real talk. (If I could insert the sassy girl emoji....I would.) Seriously, use powder to soften your contour homies. These days, MANY liquid foundations really don't need a po
There seems to be every possible option for lips in a drugstore. Thousands of shades, tons and tons of different brands and formulas…Matte, sheer, gloss, stains, HOW DO WE CHOSE?! I poked around, used 5 or 6 and wanted to highlight a few. Ultimately, I think we could probably pick 20 different options and review them front to back but we’ll focus on a small handful today! To clarify, I LOVE long-wears, I love matte lipsticks and I generally don't settle on a lipgloss alone. L
Some will read the title "Liquid Liner" and immediately hit the back button. Liquids can be a little intimidating, a little messy and a little hard to conquer without a little trial and error. That was me FOR YEARS. But once you master it, you can say goodbye to that shaky, inconsistent line that pencils usually leave behind and HELLO to that solid and sleek eyeliner that you see all over the beauty blogs. (Doesn't it feel like you're the ONLY one who can't get it just-right?
I live by verrrrry minimal makeup-rules. Rules often get you stuck in a spot that makes it hard to try new things and products which is right where I DON'T want to be. But. This is one that I FULLY subscribe to: YOU NEED BLUSH. No really. You NEED blush. Even if you aren't going for a pink-cheek, blush will lift your cheekbones making you look THINNER, add structure to your face even if you have little to no makeup on, and make you look ALIVE. For someone who is adament about
Eyeshadow sticks were definitely one product that I had a suuuuuuper pre-conceived notion about, but was proved wrong after one use. My assumption? That a Drugstore-crayon stick of eyeshadow that claimed to wear for 24 hours would be 1. ugly and 2. would barely last a full-day. Let’s be real. I’m a working makeup artist and my kit is FULL of more fancy and expensive eyeshadow than I could ever possibly need. To get me out of my usual routine of brush and shadow palettes and b
Brows is kind. Brows is smart. Brows is important. Too far? Nope. Brows frame your face, bring structure to your eye-area and are a natural accessory. If you're not utilizing them, let me help you out. A full, freshly groomed and filled-in brow will maximize your eye area as a whole. In fact, if you plan on doing your eye-makeup with shadows, liners and mascara, but SKIP out on brows, you're robbing your face of it's frame! I once had another artist say to me..."If you take t
Welcome to February. ...to the semi-end of winter, ...to the saddest month of the year for us Seattleites, (RIP Superbowl 49) ...and to MUWM DRUGSTORE MONTH. THE WHY: For years, I've worked for multiple cosmetic lines which exposed me to a TON of Dept. store brands early-on. While I will always love some of those products that hooked me years ago, I've still got bills that have gotta be paid and don't always want to spend SO much on fancy cosmetics. After running into one or