Product Review Category: MAKEUP

Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush


I finally admitted I had a problem after I purchased not one, not two, but THREE Ambient Lighting Powders from Hourglass Cosmetics. But, wait– THAT wasn’t the problem! The problem was that I still hadn’t purchased the beautiful brush that resided right beside those powders, to apply them each and every day so effectively!!

Travel Essential Brush Set (SEPHORA)

I was extremely happy with this travel set of brushes from Sephora- 3 in total (foundation, eye, powder). All you need in life (or for an amazing weekend away….) in a cute little pouch. OH, and it’s $20, you say? Now I’m dancing a jig. 😉

Nano Sharpener (SEPHORA)

Solid lip and eye sharpener from the Sephora collection- nothing life changing. Your pencils break, you dig around the apartment and find this little thing, sharpen them, and wait for them to break again. What a vicious makeup cycle…

Honey Trap (LUSH)

This lip balm is the cat’s meow – great for soothing dry, chapped lips. I love how I can put it on at night and still feel it in the morning. The smell is not overpowering – it’s just pleasant and slightly sweet.

Sephora Cellulose Sponge Set

Imagine digging into your kitchen sink and grabbing the dish sponge. Then washing your face with it. And that, in a nutshell, is what it’s like to use Sephora’s Cellulose Sponge Set. These are meant for face washing. No. Stay away.

Sephora The Sculptor Makeup Sponge

I couldn’t resist the cuteness of both the shape and color of Sephora’s The Sculptor Makeup Sponge. Unfortunately, I was “meh” on both the process and final result.

Sephora Precision Sponge

I’m not sure that Sephora’s Precision Sponge was all that precise. I found it to be a little clunky and hard to use. Yes, it’s less expensive than other sponges, but don’t let that deter you, especially if you don’t have pro hands, like yours truly. I gave up and went back to using my fingers. WOOPS.

Laura Mercier Sponges

A 4 pack of high quality sponges from Laura Mercier. This will set you back $15, but hey, if you’re at Sephora and in a pinch, I find them way better than the ones from the drug store that crumble on your face.


Someone said that when applying makeup, your fingers are your best tools. Well, the lazy gal in me held on to that theory for years, even though this cute little pink beauty (AKA the “Beauty Blender”) kept staring me down at the Sephora till.

RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes

I was not expecting much when I swiped a L’oreal’s Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelette over my face.