Victoria Secret’s Silk Eye Shadows are Nothing to Gossip About


Usually in the beauty community the word “dupe” is a good thing-it means that you found a a cheaper version of something you love. In this case, I didn’t find a dupe…I feel duped. In other words, the Silky Eye Shadows from Victoria Secret are a fail. Why do I feel duped? Because when I swatched […]

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman


When I found out that my mom and sister were going to Seattle for the weekend, I sent them on a high-priority-across-the-border-mission: go to Ulta and pick up the Real Techniques makeup brushes for me. Go directly to Ulta. Do not stop at Starbucks or make a detour at the Cheesecake Factory. Food, hydration and […]

What makeup to wear with the military trend?


Whilst perusing my latest fashion obsession,, and investigating the coming trends for Fall 2010, I became quite taken by the military trend. I have created two similar looks inspired by this trend that give you high-end and affordable options for makeup. Look #1: High End FACE 1) Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light 2) Makeup Forever […]

Makeup From the Runway to Reality: Michael Kors


The newest trends in beauty are always found on the runways. Due to the nature of a fashion show, new trends are often exaggerated so that they can be visible to the audience, show up in photography, and compliment the theatricality of the show. The Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2010 show revealed a vibrant smoky eye that mixed […]