Product Reviews

Good News: Maybelline Fit Me Gets More Shades

It’s no easy feat finding your perfect foundation match. And when it comes to drugstore foundations, it can be even harder. But, we’ve long been fans of Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation for making the hunt a little easier, and as of yesterday, it’s getting way better. On the brand’s Instagram, Maybelline just announced they’ll be expanding their shade collection with 16 new shades.

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These new shade options join the already abundant 40 shades to make this one of the most expansive and inclusive foundation selections we’ve spotted! For those who don’t know the wonders of Fit Me, this liquid foundation aims to match any and every skin tone all while delivering medium coverage. The foundation contains blurring micro-powders to control shine and blur pores to leave a matte, flawless finish.

As you can see from the swatches, the new shades offered appeal to a number of skin tones and have a wider variety of undertones, making it even easier to find your match. You can get the new shades online and at the beauty aisle at the drugstore right now!

Have you tried Maybelline Fit Me? Love it? Leave a review in the comments below!

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You Now Will Have a New Sheet Mask to Obsess Over

ICYMI—sheet masks are still going strong. And there’s a new one that I’m guessing is about to take center stage. Meet Slice Masks. Slice Masks hail from Korean beauty brand Kocostar and are actually a part of the sheet mask family. These unique little masks are just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

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Slice Masks are pretty much what they sound like—tiny disk-like masks cut into shapes of fruit or flowers that indicate what their targeted use should be. (Cucumber is hydrating, lemon is brightening, tomato is calming, etc.)

To use, cleanse and tone as normal then place the slices onto your face and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Then peel off and rub in the serum to fully sink in. You can use all 12 masks at once for a totally Snappable moment or use just a few to target a certain area—just be warned to use the other masks quickly or share with a friend!

Right now the only place to snatch up this new mask in the US is at ASOS or SokoGlam, but I’ll be on the look out to see if these new K-beauty obsessions make their way to other beauty aisles.

Have you tried a slice mask? Let me know your thoughts below in the comments!

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Blackhead Mask Review

Everyone has heard of the blackhead masks by now, they remove all the blackheads you have on your face. This is a picture with the effect you should have when using the masks.

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The ones we bought were about 6 euros a piece, which is not that expensive.

The first time I tried it, it hurt a lot! I felt like waxing my face, which is exactly what it was. The mask just ripped out the small hair on my face. Only on my nose it might have removed some blackheads.

When I tried it another time, I had some clear blackheads on my chin. So i hoped the mask would remove those, but it didn’t. The second time it didn’t hurt as much but it still had almost no effect.

Honestly, I do not like these masks at all. My sister tried them aswell but she isn’t a fan either.

You can decide for yourself if you like these and please do let me know if you have tried them before and what your expirience with it is.

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Incoming: New Beauty Launches to Check Out This December

December might be the month of secret Santa gifts, party palettes, and big-ticket splurges galore, but don’t let the holiday season fool you: there are still some amazing launches hitting the beauty shelves before the year is over. Click on to see the best new launches popping up just before 2017!

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara Black 0.29 oz

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Eyeko is teaming up with Parisian boutique, Colette, for a revamp of their fan-favorite mascara. Although the curved wand we all know and love is the same, the formula in the Eyeko x Collete mascara contains amino acid and peptides to help condition and care for lashes. Plus, the white and blue tube is as sleek as they come.

Flashes Lash Applicator 

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We already told you about FLIRT Cosmetics’ amazing Flashes lash applicator, but this holiday season they’re bringing us a special red and green edition of the false lashes kit!

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes

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Smashbox dropped some major palette news: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell just joined forces with the brandfor seven—count that SEVEN—new Covershot palettes.

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Dreaming of some place warm? Channel your inner island queen with this latest collab from tanning fave St. Tropezand the queen of the sun herself, Lilly Pulitzer.

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Mythbusters: Why Your Lips Are Actually Chapped

Just because it’s frigid outside doesn’t mean we have to let our pout game suffer. How can we fight chapped lips in the midst of the crisp fall weather scene?  We turned to the experts for advice.

Why lip balm might not be working for you at the moment: Dr. Shevanti Jegasothy, Cosmetic Dermatologist at Miami Skin Institute, says that if you become toodependent on waxed-based lip products, your lips may start to lose all their dead cell layers. This ultimately makes your lips more prone to irritation and chapping. So, like everything else, moderation is key!

Lip balms recommended by the pros: For dry winter months, Dr. Jegasothy advocates waxy lip barriers such as ChapStick Classic, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, and waxy colored lip pencils–her favorite is MAC Chestnut! “These waxed-based products provide an extra barrier to the skin of the lips, which does not have as much stratum corneum (dead cell layers) as the rest of the skin, which provides our customary (highly-effective) skin barrier against water loss and holds our body’s moisture in,” says Dr. Jegasothy.

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Similar to Dr. Jegasothy, Dr. Hadley King, dermatologist at NYC’s SKINNEY Medspaalso recommends Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, plus Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

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The best way to treat dry lips: Since environmental pollutants, excess sun, and wind can cause a mild chronic eczema on the lips, Dr, Jegasothy recommends soaking your lips with warm water and gently brushing with a clean, soft-bristle toothbrush in a circular motion for two minutes on each lip twice a week. Then, apply Polysporin to any of the fissured areas, followed by Cortizone 10. Think of it as little lip facial you can enjoy five minutes before applying lipstick!

What products do you turn to for chapped lip relief? Tell us in the comments below!

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Candles Perfect for Hibernating Season

Cold season, flu season, let’s face it: winter gets a bad rap. We like to call it the watch-Netflix-all-day and cuddle season. On that note, what’s better than a warming candle while you hibernate into your fall cave? Here are some candles that make hours tucked in bed simply magical.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief-Eucalyptus Spearmint Scented Candle

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Scented Candle

Make your little fortress a great place to relax and unwind. This is the perfect candle to soothe and relax you after a long day.

The Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin Candle

Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin

Who doesn’t love to be basic in the fall? This candle captures the signature smells of fall, is affordable, and fills a room with the warm and gentle smell of spiced pumpkin.

Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candle Caribbean Escape

Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Candle Caribbean Escape

As lovely as fall is, the pressing workload and the cold walks to work and class can make you miss summer or dream of a tropical vacation. This candle will transform your room into a sandy beach even hours after you blow the flame out.

Woodwick Candle Fireside Jar

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What better way to spend fall days snuggled up in front of a burning fire? The aroma of this find effortlessly fills the whole room and the candle itself last much longer then a regular candle because the wick is actually made of wood!

Archipelago Botanicals Soy Wax Candle

Archipelago Botanicals Soy Wax Candle

And for all those vegan nature lovers out there Archipelago Botanicals Soy Wax Candle is the one you need to have to fill your home with a rich and luxurious scent. The soy within the candle provides a stronger smell and longer burn than regular candles and never leaves sooty or smoky residue on walls or ceilings, which is fabulous for us girls who hate dirty walls (guilty).

So go out and grab yourself the perfect candle for your cave before the first snow falls and your desire to leave your bed will decrease even more!

What’s your favorite candle to combat the cold weather? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Best Beauty Products Under $5

What’s better than finding a product you love? Realizing it’s a complete steal! These amazing products get the job done all for under $5. Find our favorites below.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner ($2.82): This eyeliner is has a thin tip that makes applying the perfect line effortless. It’s very pigmented and long-wearing.

NYC Liquid Eyeliner

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NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Pencil ($3.49): This under $5 lip liner is #1 on Influenster with a 4.6-star rating! Available in fifty shades, there is truly a NYX hue to coordinate with almost any lipstick. The thin pencil allows your to make a precise line, while still maintaining a soft and buttery formula.

NYX Cosmetics Slim Lip Liner Pencil

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e.l.f Studio Baked Eyeshadow ($4.00): These baked palettes are beautiful and look even better when applied wet. The satin finish adds the perfect sheen to any look.

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What Influensters are Saying:

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Rimmel Stay Matte Powder ($3.99): This fan-favorite is truly amazing. The powder is available in a translucent shade to add a finishing touch that will keep you matte all day.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder

What Influensters are Saying:

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Wet n’ Wild Mega Eyes Creme Liner ($4.50): This creamy gel eyeliner allows you to experience a perfect cat-eye on a budget. Eggplant is a beautiful purple shade that complements most eye colors, especially brown.

Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Creme Liner

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What are you favorite beauty steals? Let us know below.

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