Manyo Factory 2 Week Express Program

Saturday, July 28, 2018

I have no desire to be any whiter (or tanner, it goes both ways) but I did want to tackle some small patches of melasma that were getting rougher, darker, and larger with each passing month. The patches were getting dark enough that I would have to apply concealer in a couple layers over that spot. My paternal grandmother had similar melasma on her cheeks and over her lifetime, they deepened in color and increased in size. To be fair, she was living through a time when SPF didn't have much traction (Cultural Revolution in China, so I mean forget sun care, skincare isn't even a thing), and I'm taking note, hoping to avoid those dark patches when I'm older. MelodyCosme recently had a sale and I purchased the Manyo Factory 2 Week Express Program to take those dark spots head on.

Various Mixing Mediums & Adhesives

Friday, July 27, 2018

A comment on Instagram from @makeup_museum (are you following the beauty community's resident historian? You should be!)  recently had me thinking about the products I use to keep glitter, sparkle, and high shine metallics on my eyelids.

Brush Care - 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It's been four years (!) since I wrote a post about brush cleaning. Since then, more products have entered the market specifically for brush care, so I thought I'd update the blog.  

Viseart Editorial Brights Palette

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I'm not sure if this is admirable or a little sad, but I'm familiar enough with Sephora's sale game that I often save big hauls for sales and plan out how I'm going to spend the yearly gift card a few months in advance. Last holiday season I had major plans for the GC, I knew by late August that I'd want to use Sephora's GC to purchase another Viseart palette, specifically the 12 pan Editorial Brights.

Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow 120

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Inglot is one of the brands that was so hot just a few years ago, but really faded in online popularity after that. Recently a collaboration with J.Lo has put Inglot back in the limelight, I'm glad because many of their products really are just excellent. I'd like to lump in Inglot AMC Pure Pigment in 120 to that list of stellar products which I purchased up when I stopped at the London Inglot store.  It's duochrome-y goodness in a pot.