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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

5 Best Matte Non-Black Liquid Liners

This feature really helped me in the organization department! Finally, all my liquid eyeliners are together in one container. It was pretty hard coming up with only 5 favorites out of all of them but I was able to. See any you might try? #shopmystash

TARTE Deluxe Tartiest Dream Team Liner Trio in Burgundy - $17 @ (this liner is part of the trio).

NYX COSMETICS Colored Felt Tip Liner in Cobalt Blue $10 @

NYX COSMETICS Vivid Brights Liquid Liner in Vivid Fire $7 @

STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Jade - $22 @,,

CHELLA Eyeliner Pen in Purple - $21 @

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Check Out the Latest in Brows

Cybele Says provides a comprehensive list of the best of the best when it comes to brow products.
Brow products are getting better and better these days. What seemed to have started as just using a brown pencil to make brows has evolved into a whole beauty category. And what’s also great about these developments is the number of choices out there for us consumers – gel pens, creams, markers, pencils.

So I’ve come across a few in the past month that I thought would be great to showcase together since each is pretty different from the other.  

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Monday, December 05, 2016

4 No-Fail Makeup Tool Gifts

Makeup tools make an excellent gift for a few reasons:

  • You get a lot of bang for your buck around the holidays.
  • Most people will buy them for themselves.
  • Beauty lovers always need them!

Here are 4 that will make you look like a star gift giver:


1. REAL TECHNIQUES Multitask Set ($19.99 @,, – contains a face brush, cheek brush and eye brush all tucked in a Velcro case.

2. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit ($35 @, – contains a face blender brush, eye blending brush and small angle brush nestled in a cute carrying pouch.

3. CHELLA Beautiful Eyebrow Tools ($45 @ – contains tweezers, razor with brush and comb and scissors in a snap case.

4. SEPHORA Glitter Happy Brush Set ($59 @ – how cool is this glittery stand this comes with? Essentials include a blush brush, powder brush, crease brush, concealer brush, allover shadow brush, lip brush and the acrylic stand.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Get Precision with Chella Liners

For the longest time I would only wear liquid liners in black but I have come a long way from there and there are so many great formulas to choose from. Two shades I’m adding to my list are CHELLA’s Eyeliner Pen ($24 @ in Purple and Indigo Blue.

These are those liquid liners where once they’re set, they won’t move for hours.

I like the super skinny tip and these applied smoothly with very little bleeding (before drying down) and no skipping along the lid, which is very important.

Overall, I think the Indigo Blue performed a little better than the Purple in terms of its longevity and smoothness.

Is this something you’ll be looking to pick up this holiday season?   



Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

5 Favorite Makeup Products for Highlighting

Strobing? Highlighting? Bronzing? No matter which you choose to do, they’re all hot now. Do you have a favorite? I find that highlighting/strobing 2 features max in any look is more than enough. I mean, you want to look natural, just better, and not completely fake.

Here are 5 that I’ve been using the past few weeks. Do you see a favorite?


1. LUNE+ASTER Moonrise Glow & Contour Bronzing Palette - $46 @ – this is a really serious highlighting duo. One side is the glowing bronzer and the other is the candlelight-effect highlighter. I’m really only into matte bronzers so I’ve been using both along tops of my cheek bones.

2. CHELLA Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace $18 @, – this highlighter has quite a cult following and I see why! It works under the eyebrow, along the cupids bow, inner corners of the eyes and more. No shimmer or glow here, which is nice when I’m not in the mood for it. There’s just something about this super light matte pink shade they call Ivory Lace that works with almost every skin tone.  

3. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Face Studio Master Strobing Stick in Medium Nude Glow - $7.99 @ – this has become my go-to for highlighting my cheekbones and inner corner of my eyes. This one seems to blend perfectly into my skin tone not really adding any color, just glow!

4. MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Face Studio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick in Medium - $7.99 @ – why did it take so long for someone to come up with a duo-colored stick like this? Use the light side for highlighting/strobing and the darker side to define cheeks, contour the nose, and jawline.

5. PIXI BY PETRA Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey - $18 @ – I’m not a fan of any shimmer or any other effects in my blush (I’m a matte girl on that front too) so I’ve been using this like the Lune+Aster one, upper cheeks and under the brow bone.

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

When In Doubt, Mask It!

I seem to go in and out when it comes to using face masks. I know it's good to give the skin some extra attention with specific ingredients but like washing my hair, it's work and I've just been uber lazy the last few months! On the other hand, I have seen some good results alternating between the below ones this summer so I'll be keeping it up!


CHELLA Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit ($30/4 sets @ – great for a quick under eye pick-me-up that will depuff and lessen dark circles. It’s a two-part system where you squeeze out the activator packet onto the pads and then apply them to the skin for 15 minutes.

H2O+ Oasis Moisture Lock Mask ($42/2oz @, – this one smells sooo good and is a summery blue color! Hydrate and smooth the skin all in 10 minutes.

H2O+ Infinity+ Youth Reveal Peel ($44/2oz @, – I know this one doesn't fall straight under the face mask category but I've been using it as one. It seems a little more intense than the above one and does its thing in only 3 minutes. In addition to super hydration, this one also exfoliates using alpha hydroxy acids. 

TATCHA Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($28/single mask, $95/four-pack @, – have you tried a sheet mask yet? I see some people on Instagram that swear by them, like @missfamenyc on Instagram. This particular sheet mask contains Red Algae from Japan’s Okinawa and the brand’s signature HADASEI-3 Bioactive complex, which smooths skin out using coconut fruit, green tea and royal jelly extract, among others. I like putting my sheet masks in the refrigerator to cool my skin down this summer.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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