Category Archives: Swatches

Collection Confections: Pink Blushes

Is there anything quite as feminine or dainty as that perfect pop of pink swept lightly across your cheekbones? I recently had a request to swatch all of my pink blushes (thanks Katherine!) and I was happy to oblige. I … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Bronze Goddess…

Here in the Chicago area the season of summer has made its presence known. The sun is hot, the air is humid and the flowers are in bloom. Although it’s been a little cooler this week, warm temperatures are again … Continue reading

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The Comparison Files

One of the things that really alerted me to the presence of beauty blogs a few years ago was my intense google search(ing) for swatches, and more importantly, comparisons. I have amassed several swatch comparison posts in my time as … Continue reading

Posted in Bobbi Brown, Giorgio Armani, Lancome, MAC, Mally Beauty, Maybelline, Sephora, Swatches, Tarte | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Days of Golds and Roses

Rose gold. It’s no secret why this shade is so popular. Seemingly flattering on all skin tones and a goes-with-everything reputation, rose gold became a fast hit in my makeup routine earlier this year. If I could describe the shade … Continue reading

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MAC Glitter & Ice: First Impressions & Swatches

Hi ladies! I didn’t really intend to post two bigger posts back to back, but such is life. EDIT: Two new pictures of the paint pots have been added below. One is with Let’s Skate in direct sunlight, no flash … Continue reading

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