Back-in-Time Beauty | L’OREAL True Match Foundation Review

Whenever a new beauty product launches within a matter of weeks the beauty community determines whether that launch will became a “holy grail” staple or whether the product is a fail. But have you ever noticed that every new release is slowly forgotten, regardless of whether they’ve earned cult classic status or whether they were an utter fail?

In my new series, “Back-In-Time Beauty,” I’ll be rediscovering old cult classic beauty staples to see whether these goodies stand the test of the test of time or whether they were an overhyped release that will eventually fade into obscurity.

For my inaugural post in this series, I’ll be reviewing the L’OREAL True Match Foundation. Please keep reading for more on this OG drugstore foundation staple.

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6 Beauty Brands that Reward You for Recycling

Did you know that plastic packaging alone accounts for 40% of the world’s total plastic usage? Although plastic packaging is used for far more than cosmetics, a high volume of cosmetic-related waste is being generated every year. For example, the World Wild Life Fund estimated that the UK used 10.8 billion wet wipes and 13.2 billion cotton buds in 2018 alone. According to the National Geographic, 91% of all global plastics have not been properly recycled. 

Unfortunately for beauty lovers, cosmetic and beauty packaging can be some of the hardest plastic-packaged products to recycle due to the unique colors, shapes, and plastic types used to house our favorite beauty must-haves. Thankfully, some beauty brands are actively trying to reduce waste and encourage consumers to recycle their used makeup and packaging. The below list is a compilation of beauty brands that reward their customers for recyling.

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Drugstore, Affordable Beauty Haul

Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don’t actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren’t as easily accessible as “traditional” drugstore brands given that purchases don’t qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD.

Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I’ve yet to try, so I’m excited to see how these will perform.

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Beauty Minimalism | How to Create a Beauty Inventory System

Creating a makeup inventory system is a must for anyone with a large beauty collection OR for anyone looking to reduce their collection or spend less. I’ve been using a comprehensive Beauty Inventory system to track how my collection has grown over the years, in terms of both product volume and value. Please keep reading to learn how to create a Beauty Inventory System.

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A Beauty Guru Made Me Buy It: Beauty & Fashion Roundup

As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I spend the majority of my time reading about, watching videos on, and playing with makeup. Simply put: I live for it.

However, this particular hobby can get quite expensive because buying new makeup is expensive. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a gullible shopper, beauty influencers play a big role in influencing what I buy. Please keep reading to see what *recent* products beauty gurus made me buy.

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Makeup Minimalism | 2019 Low Buy Introduction & Project Pan Goal

At the close of 2018, I had every intention of doing a yearlong cosmetic No-Buy. Having successfully completed a 6 month No Buy in years past, I felt like this challenge would be doable for me. However, the more I thought about doing a yearlong No Buy, the more anxious I became about my spending…  I started to spend uncontrollably, constantly buying new beauty products online. Essentially, I was on a beauty binge that lasted for roughly 2.5 months.

As a result of my reckless spending this Fall and this Winter, I’ve decided to put myself on a three-month long No-Buy. My No-Buy started on February 11th and will run through May 11th.

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8 Underrated Beauty YouTubers You Should Be Watching

With tons of beauty content on YouTube, it can be a struggle to discover new content creators. If you’re bored with your current subscription list, then please check out these underrated Beauty YouTubers.

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Beautycon NYC 2019 | Was it Worth It?

If you like beauty and you like drama… then this Beautycon NYC 2019 Recap is 100% for you! This year’s event was full of awesome moments, but unfortunately, the overall experience didn’t live up to the hype that was promised online. Brand Experiences I can’t lie, I’m still salty that many of the major American…

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Taking a Bite Out of L.A. | My Experience at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab

During my most recent trip to LA, I created my own bespoke lipsticks at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in Larchmont. As a beauty lover and fan of the brand, I was dying to create my own custom lipstick. Fun fact: I booked my appointment at the Lip Lab before I even booked my plane ticket.

Please keep reading to learn more about my experience creating two bespoke lipsticks at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab.

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Bad or Rad: Milk Makeup Review

Like other American, It-girl indie brands, Glossier and Nudestix, Milk Makeup is a hot, new beauty brand known for its inclusive messaging and unique, clean beauty offerings. But does the brand live up to the hype?

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