Splurge or Steal: Matte Red Lipstick

If you’ve scrolled through enough of my posts or videos, you know I’m quite fond of a red lip – and the more matte and deep, the better. I always stick to blue-y toned reds, because they avoid making your teeth look yellow. Up until now, my favorite matte red lipsticks have been MAC’s Russian Red, and their limited edition Such Flare from the Glitter & Ice holiday collection in 2011, which is no longer available. In fact, I loved Such Flare so much, knowing it was limited edition, I stocked up on two tubes before it quickly sold out.Please Click To View The Full Post →

Splurge or Steal: Bronzer

Over time, my taste in beauty products has rather fortunately and organically shifted to the drugstore variety rather than the high-end designer brand names. I find (and have reiterated this in countless beauty posts and vlogs) that drugstore brands such as Revlon, Maybelline, Rimmel, and heck, even Wet N Wild, have really amped up their game and are putting out quality beauty products that are easily becoming cult favorites. Over lots of time and research I have put together a list of drugstore products that knock their high-end version off the throne. Each of these products that I write about (in posts entitled Splurge vs. Steal – so original, I know) have been personally vetted. I hope you will enjoy these posts as I have quite a long list to get through! Let’s get started.Please Click To View The Full Post →