Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet

I’m usually a wooden pencil kind of makeup addict when it comes to eyeliners. In general, they haven’t done me wrong but I wanted to give something else a shot so I grabbed Maybelline Master Drama Creme Eye Pencil in Vibrant Violet.

maybelline master drama cream pencil vibrant violet photo
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet ($7.99)
  • retractable pencil
  • oil free
  • smudgeproof and waterproof for 16 hours
  • safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
  • contact lens safe

This creamy liner is quite pigmented and applies smoothly without skipping. It’s soft too so it doesn’t take much pressure to get it on your eye.

Maybelline cream eye pencil swatch vibrant violet

I wore this for almost ten hours and had zero fading so the smudgeproof claim holds up to me. It doesn’t take long for this product to set so once it’s on it’s not going anywhere. The waterproof claim is legit as well. I watched a video and shed some tears but the liner on my lower lash line was unaffected. I also swatched it on my arm and held it under running water without it any noticeable affect. However, it rubbed off fairly easily without soap so I assume if it’s wet enough and you rub hard enough it will move just not with an accidental rub here or there.

maybelline master drama cream pencil vibrant violet photo
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet ($7.99)

Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama($7.99) comes in 6 colors and is available for purchase in Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, and other drugstores.

Some Contouring Love: MUFE 5 Camouflage Cream Palette

Contouring is a HUGE deal. Some people swear by it(You’ve seen Instagram) while others aren’t too keen on it. It’s the new thing and an old trick all at the same time. It doesn’t really matter where you fall on it to me, I’m just here to give another option that I haven’t seen getting much love since all these contouring palettes have hit the market in the last year or so.

MUFE Camouflage Cream Palette
Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette($38) Available at Sephora

Considering many of the palettes are $40+ or some of the darker palettes have limited availability(see: only available on company websites) compared their palettes with lighter shades I think Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream palette is worth checking out. If you’re more partial to cream than powder then this one is right up your alley. It’s smaller than many of these contouring palettes so it will travel easily and you have a color correcting shade.  It may not be billed as a “contouring palette” but let’s be honest, many of these palettes are eyeshadow/concealer-like products repackaged to cash in on the craze anyway.

Have you tried the Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette?

Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette is available at

Don’t Skip SPF: @Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil

What makes us not wear sunscreen? We forget. It may smell funny. Not to mention that if you have dark skin it can leave a white cast. So we tell ourselves it’s cloudy outside. We believe the temperature is an indication of the sunrays’ intensity. We say we’re covered up and not walking around outside all day so it’s okay. However, the truth is unless you’re in a windowless room 24 hours a day there’s a chance you’re getting sun exposure and need to be protected. That’s where SuperGoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil comes in. Continue reading Don’t Skip SPF: @Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil

A Little Bit Of Skincare: Evian Facial Spray

Full disclosure: Evian Facial Spray was provided to me by the exclusive USA distributor, The Wilkes Group. All opinions are my own.

Evian Facial Spray

I received the Evian Facial Spray from the Wilkes Group. The 5oz size retails for $12.50 and has various uses. It can be used as a setting spray, a makeup refresher, or an extra moisturizing step in your skincare routine. Continue reading A Little Bit Of Skincare: Evian Facial Spray

You Can Never Have Too Many REDS

You Can Never Have Too Many Reds

This swatch post is brought to you by the letter H and number 50. H is for “hoarding” and 50 is for the number of lipsticks I have. Eeek! Nevertheless I thought I’d do a swatch post today. Some of these I’ve had on the blog already like Milani Best Red and Red Control and others are making their first appearance like Tarte Fiery. Continue reading You Can Never Have Too Many REDS

The Big Deal To Me About Kat Von D’s Underage Red

Underage Red Title

It seems outrage over one of Kat Von D’s lipsticks caught the attention of some folks at Business Insider. The lipstick in question? Underage Red, a lipstick that has been out for years. Not buying the outrage behind it, Cindy Ha at SFUnzipped wrote an article and provided a slideshow about some other makeup products she thought had “racy” names. Those names like Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or Nars Cosmetics Orgasm blush are familiar and in many a makeup lover’s bag or vanity. KVDs Underage Red may be as well. However, Orgasm or G-spot or Kinky don’t have the same connotation as “underage”. Continue reading The Big Deal To Me About Kat Von D’s Underage Red

Cool Tumblr Happenings: #RedLipWednesday

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Do you like red lipstick? Are you looking for a new red lipstick to try out? Are you unsure you’d look good in red lipstick but are willing to give it a shot? Yes? Maybe? Then here’s what you’re going to do. You’re going to check out, use the tag #redlipwednesday to get your life and a red lipstick fix.

What is #redlipwednesday? It’s a chance for black women to post a pic looking fly in red lipstick and perhaps help the next woman find a red that’s right for her. Maybe you’ll even participate if you’re on tumblr. If you do participate be sure to use the tag #redlipwednesday and let folks know what brand and shade you’re wearing.

What Hair Product Should NEVER Be Discontinued? #BuryMeMondays

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What hair product would absolutely devastate you if were discontinued? My product is Oyin Handmade’s Burnt Sugar and Sugar Berries Pomade. Before I cut my hair it made my twistouts everything and now that my hair is brush length I still use it regularly when I want my waves to be on swim. :-)

Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

So let me know what hair product, were it to be discontinued, would have you flailing around the room. If you want use the #burymemondays hashtag and tag me on instagram.

Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream: Chocolate and Brown Sugar

Black Radiance BB Cream Bury Me In Red Lipstick

The cold, grey, and snowy days have given way to sunny skies so I wanted to pick up some new Black Radiance BB creams in darker shades. It won’t be long before my skin starts to change so I wanted to be ahead of the game. I reviewed this product already so feel free to check it out. This comes in 6 shades(it used to be 5 more on that later). I grabbed Chocolate and Brown Sugar. Continue reading Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream: Chocolate and Brown Sugar

An Ode to Gorgeousness


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