my 2017 makeup highlights …and lowlights

Since every year seems to fly by faster, in order to remind myself that I didn't just miss an entire year, I spend some time reflecting. Part of this reflection, for me, included a slow scroll through the best way I know how to record things - my Instagram feed. And so I present to you, in a totally self-serving and self-indulgent sort of a way, my very own highlights and lowlights of 2017.

Rimmel London Breathable Foundation

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcK-nrADnhg/?taken-by=michefrances Finding a good foundation is like finding Prince Charming. You have your little checklist - has to be tall, has to be handsome, has to surprise you with roses... and then he also has to be single. Foundation is just like that. I had my checklist. I needed something light and breathable, low maintenance, [...]

huda beauty desert dusk review

The shades aren't totally dissimilar to the Rose Gold palette. In fact, side by side, they almost look like they could all be from one big palette. Shades like Suede (RG) and Musk (DD), Maneater (RG) and Saffron (DD), Coco (RG) and Oud (DD) were similar enough that, if I was buying individual shadows, I probably wouldn't buy both shadows in each pair. The shade Angelic also appears in both palettes. 

fenty beauty review / the day mama rihanna blessed my face

It has been less than two weeks since mama Rihanna blessed us with her brand new makeup line, Fenty Beauty, and the makeup world is on fire. Everything about this collection is beautiful - from the packaging to the shades she chose. She totally nailed her pre-launch marketing by dropping teasers as early as June [...]