Category: Beauty Review

Feb 23 2018

Fairy Tale Makeup Glow Using New Makeup Goodies!

urban decay troublemaker mascara

Nothing to disclose Sometimes I buy a few new makeup products at once, and I think, optimistically, “I’m going to review EVERYTHING! ALL THE THINGS!” And then I don’t. Maybe I  take all the product shots, but I never remember to take the pictures of swatches, or pictures of the makeup on my face. So …

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Feb 16 2018

Looks with the New Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette

maybelline Total Temptation shadow and highlight palette close up

Nothing to disclose I love that sweet spot of end of December/beginning of January, when drugstore brands launch a ton of new products that hit on current trends and give us something tide us over while we await spring launches. I’m just grateful I get a little holiday jingle that I can dedicate to trying …

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Feb 09 2018

Mehron Brazen Mascara

Mehron Brazen Mascara review and wear test beautyjudy

Nothing to disclose I picked up Mehron Makeup‘s new Brazen Mascara at The Makeup Pop-Up Shop in New York City this past December. I’ve been using it as part of my regular rotation recently (which also includes DiorShow and Urban Decay Troublemaker). About Brazen, Mehron says: “The special nylon-infused formula creates gorgeous volume by clinging …

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Jan 26 2018

30 Minutes of Groucho Marx Brows – Is It Worth It?

Nothing to disclose My brows are sparse near my nose. They stick straight up, while the other 2/3 of my brows lay the same way towards my hairline. It’s super frustrating and I have a feeling my best solution is tattooing or at least microblading. I tend to play it safe daily and use a …

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Jan 24 2018

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover at Walgreens BeautyJudy

Nothing to disclose A few months ago, I bought a Tweezerman DermaPlaner because I wanted to get on board with taking the peach fuzz off my face. The last facial I had, several months ago, the esthetician told me my face was very dry, and tried to upsell me on an added treatment that I …

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Dec 22 2017

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm swatches review Beautyjudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom When Pixi by Petra sent over the Mattelustre Lipsticks I reviewed last week, the brand included three of their Shea Butter Lip Balms, as well. I’m no stranger to these balms, I actually keep one of the above – Ripe Raspberry – in my small everyday makeup organizer that I keep …

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Dec 20 2017

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub

jeffree star cosmetics velour lip scrub review watermelon gum beautyjudy

I bought this It’s annoying AF when you’re going about your day and you can feel the little bits of lip skin sticking up, tempting you to pick at your lips with your teeth … and then next thing you know you hurt your lip because of all those dry flaky pieces sticking up that …

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Dec 15 2017

Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick

Pixi Beauty MatteLustre Lipstick Bitten Rose swatches and review BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom. I love a tube of lipstick; lipstick was my first makeup love when I started my lifelong journey into a love of makeup! But I love tube lipstick even more when it has staying power. Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipstick goes on creamy, but tends to stain my lips a little, …

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Dec 13 2017

The Creme Shop Peppermint Oil Infused Face Mask

The Creme Shop Peppermint Infused Face Mask CVS review

Last week, my face was in need of some TLC. I had some red bumps, and some red spots that weren’t quite bumps. I wanted to give my face an infusion of moisture and calming. I might have been frowning here,  but I was excited to try The Creme Shop Peppermint Infused Face Mask. I found …

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Dec 08 2017

Stocking Stuffer Alert: Jesse’s Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge

Jesse's Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge review beautyjudy

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom I used to fill a Christmas stocking full of fun stuff, including makeup stuff, for my mom every year. The tradition stopped a about three or four years ago after I got married and then had my own daughter, but I remember how fun it was to shop for her …

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