Milani Rose Powder Blushes | Review + Swatches

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aside from lipstick, my favorite beauty product definitely has to be blush. I have a huge collection of both high end and drugstore blushes — I just can't get enough!

Since I have quite a few of Milani's Baked shimmery blushes, I knew I had to pick up a couple from the brand's newer line of matte Rose Powder blushes to check them out.

A Sweat-Proof Makeup Menu

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yesterday, my friends and I had a little picnic at Meridian Hill park here in DC. Since I knew I was going to be out in the heat for a few hours, I wanted to keep my makeup light but sweat-proof, and that called for cream products!

My Scent of the Summer: Jo Malone London Wood Sage + Sea Salt Cologne

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I'd been dying to try a Jo Malone cologne for awhile, but couldn't figure out what scent to check out. After Lily Pebbles mentioned Wood Sage + Sea Salt cologne as a favorite, I ran to Nordstrom to give it a sniff and swiftly came home with it!

Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette: Review + Photos

Saturday, August 8, 2015

I know, it's been a minute since I last blogged! Work has been especially this summer and I haven't been inspired too much for makeup shopping. That said, I have bought a few things here and there that I'm hoping to review in the next few weeks. 

First up, the  most deliciously scented eyeshadow palette, the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette!

Follow My Lifestyle Posts on Instagram at #matteandcrimsonfit

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Aside from makeup, another one of my passions is healthy living, especially nutrition and physical fitness. I've decided to start #matteandcrimsonfit on my Instagram account to keep myself on track and share healthy recipes, reviews on DC fitness classes and lots more! Follow me on IG @matteandcrimson.

My Signature Beauty Look

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ah, the signature beauty look. For me, that means matte light brown shadow on the eyes, nude liner on the water line, lots of mascara, a mostly matte base, bold brows, and matte red lips. Classic. Something I can wear for decades to come.

A Warm Eye Look with the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I've got another matte eyeshadow palette in my collection! I am such a huge fan of Kat Von D as a tattoo artist and as a makeup creator, so when I heard she was coming out to an eyeshadow palette "sister" to her Shade + Light contour palette, I had to get it! I scooped up the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette during the recent Sephora 15% off sale.

I Heart DC Part One: Cherry Blossom Season

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A few weeks ago, I went down to the Tidal Basin to check out the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry blossom trees are one of my favorite things about DC, but the crowds are madness! I wasn't able to take as many photos as I wanted to, but I was happy with the ones I did manage to take!

L'Oréal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick Review: Doutzen's Red + Julianne's Red

Just in time for Mother's Day, L'Oréal Paris recently came out with a new lipstick collection, the L'Oréal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds. Similar to the last Collection Exclusive release, each lipstick shade in the Pure Reds line is named after a L'Oréal celebrity spokesmodel. I picked up 400 Doutzen's Red and 401 Julianne's Red, since my skintone is most similar to Doutzen Kroes and Julianne Moore's coloring. Check them out!

There's A New NYX Taupe (It's Paraben-Free!)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Recently, NYX reformulated their powder blushes and came out with a new HD line ($6.49 each).  Once I learned that their new HD line was paraben-free, I quickly scanned the list of available shades, and there's a new Taupe!

So I Tried Wayne Goss' Foundation + Facial Oil Trick

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Back in January, Wayne Goss posted a YouTube video featuring a trick he learned from Scott Barnes: mixing one drop of non-fragrant oil (like jojoba, avocado or argan) with a liquid or cream foundation results in the most beautiful, radiant skin-like finish on the face. Keep reading if you want to know what I think of his trick on my combination skin!

Physicians Formula New Products Haul + Mini-Reviews

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

About a month ago, CVS had a 40% sale for Physicans Formula products, so I snatched up one old favorite and two new products to test out.

Let's Talk Eyebrows Part 4: The Balm BrowPow Eyebrow Powder

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I have another brow product review for my Let's Talk Eyebrows series! This time, I'm sharing my thoughts on The Balm's BrowPow eyebrow powder.

My Thoughts on Anastasia Beverly Hills Sad Girl Liquid Lipstick

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Last week, I finally got my hands on Sad Girl, a purpley-vampy shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills' new liquid lipstick collection. I had read that this was one of other beauty bloggers' favorite shades because of its unique shimmer, and I love vampy lips in the winter, so I ordered this and Pure Hollywood, the other much-talked-about shade. 

Oh, That '90s Lip Trend

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Last fall, I jumped on the '90s "Kylie Jenner lip" train. Of course, I picked up MAC Whirl lipliner and Velvet Teddy matte lipstick. See how they look on me and see what I think of this trend!

My New Year's Eve Look

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I never ended up posting my New Year's Eve look, but it's better letter late than never!  

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