Review: The Ordinary Colors + Primers

A little over a year ago, The Ordinary launched their foundation range – and the world promptly exploded. Joking, joking but there was a ridiculous amount of hype.

I’d signed up for the waitlist as soon as it was announced, placed my order as soon as I got the email and I still, still received my package over a month later. I should count myself as one of the lucky ones, it would be several months before the brand got their factory together enough to ship out all the orders, and even now the serum foundation is often out of stock. Since I was getting the foundations anyway, I figured ordering the primers wouldn’t hurt. Two birds, one stone. Continue reading

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Subculture vs Modern Renaissance

When the Modern Renaissance was released two years ago, everyone lost their shit. It received across-the-board positive reviews and was all anybody could talk about for at least six months. To this day, I believe it’s ABH’s most popular release.

It was only logical for ABH, as a brand, to release a sequel. Subculture, marketed as a sister palette to MR, was released a year later. Only the release didn’t garner the response I imagine ABH was expecting. People either loved it or hated it, with the scales tipping more towards the hated it side. No one seemed to understand why ABH would market the product as a sister palette when it was clear they were nothing alike.  Continue reading

The Best Mask for Winter Skin

I’ll be the first person to tell you, my skin suffers in winter. It gets dry and flakey, I can’t wear most of my foundations cause they make me look crusty. My makeup routine becomes a small layer of something really light and liquid, cream highlight and contour, and I can forget about setting my face with any kind of powder. The struggle is real. Continue reading