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February 11, 2016

DRUGSTORE PICKS: Sponges/Blenders

 

 If you haven't heard of the beauty blender....or seen these freaky little sponge-creatures in Department stores OR Drugstores in a makeup aisle for the last few years....say hello. Blending sponges are all the rage these days. They're...

February 4, 2016

Drugstore Picks: CONCEALER

 

Hey.

 

Hey you!

 

If you look in the mirror half-way through the day and think, "Barf...why do I look so tired?!" This might just be for you.

 

Concealer is the dreamy, wonder-product that has the ability to brighten your eye area, (and brighten...

February 26, 2015

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 pr...

February 17, 2015

Mascara can be hard. What many people forget: mascara is ultimately an extension of the hair on your head. If your hair is naturally stick-straight, its often a rarity to have eyelashes that will curl-up like crazy. If your hair is super thick, it’s pretty normal to s...

February 9, 2015

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...

February 2, 2015

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 e...

February 26, 2014

Let me rattle off a list of things that brushes can and usually improve: 

 

Excessively oily-skin

Breakouts

Foundation that looks too thin or splotchy

Foundation that looks too cakey

All of the World's problems. What?

 

A few good brushes will make your makeup look 100x better...

February 21, 2014

If you know me at all, you know that my biggest non-negotiable is BROWS. Brows frame your eyes making them look bigger, wider, and less-tired. They've made quite a comeback this year. Soft makeup with a bold brow and lipstick are super trendy and chic, but without a to...

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