Topic: Make-up

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

10 Essential Makeup Brushes For Under $20

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The brush world can be really overwhelming because there are about a bazillion (yeah, that many!) brushes out there. I mean, they have a brush for literally everything! How are you supposed to know which ones you actually need? Once I got over the initial brush obsession and moved on from using every single brush in my kit, I started picking out brushes that were actually necessary to my routine.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while expensive brushes are super nice, cheap brushes are great too. I even have paint brushes from the art store in my brush kit! More »

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

When I was a kid, I used to love beetles and snails and all things colorful that crawled. Nowadays, I’m one of those people who becomes hilariously frantic when arthropods are anywhere near me, but I still love snails.

This week, I wanted to pay tribute to our lovely little friends who leave pretty trails behind with their slime. This was kind of a weird tutorial to do since it uses so many different shades, but I wanted to play up the blended, multi-hued nature of these guys, as well as the aforementioned slime trails.

Perhaps not Gail the Snail so much, though… More »

Makeup Inspired By: When You Wish Upon A Star (In The Magic Kingdom, At Least)

Makeup Inspired By: When You Wish Upon A Star (In The Magic Kingdom, At Least)

When I was really young, I remember hearing Jiminy Cricket (or, rather, Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket) sing “When You Wish About A Star” and becoming emotional almost instantaneously. Granted, this could be because I have been a moody, exaggerative human since dramatically refusing to let anybody besides my mother feed me as a toddler, but I think that it also just touched me deeply because it felt like hope in a song (that sounded dumber when I read it aloud, I am aware it is a silly statement).

So, if there were makeup inspired by my youthful optimism combined with fireworks and castles and weirdly expensive glowsticks, this would be it. More »