I’ve always been a fan of Estée Lauder, here’s a little secret, I used to work their counter a long time ago. Not too many people pay attention to this line as they think it’s for the “older” crowd, but trust me there are some gems to be had! A few weeks ago Estée Lauder launched the Estée Edit, which is a line geared towards millennials. The Estée Edit though by Estée Lauder can only be found exclusively at Sephora. When I first heard of this line, I was super drawn to the packaging. It’s a mix of clean and… View Post

If you follow me on Snap Chat (@Being_Melody) then you probably saw that on my last trip I brought a few Nars Palettes with me. I love their palettes as I can get all my faves in one place without having to worry about forgetting anything. Nars is blessing us with a new addition to the 413 BLKR collection in the form of a cheek and lip palette (NARS 413 BLKR Cheek and Lip Palette).   Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, Founder and Creative Director François Nars draws inspiration from the fast-paced… View Post

Nars is always coming out with great colorful must-have collections for summer.  I shared items from the Nars 2016 Summer Color Collection a few weeks back which were all, in my opinion, pieces that NEEDED to be in your collection so this time I’m excited to share with you the Long Hot Summer Collection which is a limited edition collection created exclusively for NARS Boutiques.  Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette, $65 Long Hot Summer I – Shimmering cream Long Hot Summer II – Bronze taupe Bellissima II – Matte grey brown Long Hot Summer III – Shimmering copper Long Hot Summer IV -Shimmering warm brown Bengali – Rich chocolate… View Post

I’ve slowly been developing this love for Liquid lipsticks. When the first came on the scene I couldn’t get down with some of the formulas. They’d either be too dry or just a splotchy mess. Some of the more popular ones weren’t readily available on the ground. On a recent trip to one of my local Sephoras ( I have three within reasonable driving distance) I picked up a liquid lipstick that I absolutely fell in love with. I’ll be sharing deets on that one a little bit later. This particular post is going to be all about the limited… View Post

Make Up For Ever is always coming out with new versatile products that make me want to scream “Take My Money!” In 2014 MUFE released 210 shades of their Artist Eyeshadows which everyone instantly fell in love with, and in 2015 they released their 35 new Artist Plexi-gloss which are ultra hydrating intensely pigmented lipglosses. This year to keep up with the trend Make Up For Ever has reformulated their Aqua liners with a new innovative long lasting and waterproof formula to give us the Aqua XL Eye Pencil. The Aqua XL Eye Pencils come in twenty shades and five… View Post

Nevermind the fingerprints all over the sleek black Nars packaging we’ve all come to love, you’re only going to be interested in what’s on the inside as I’m sharing with you some of the items from the Nars Summer 2016 Color Collection! When the Nars Cosmetics Summer 2016 Color Collection was first revealed we all went crazy over the boxes illustrated by LA-based Greek painter Konstantin Kakanias . I was kind of bummed when those cute drawings of the girls living their best lives on vacation didn’t make it on the actual cases, but at least we got some bomb… View Post

We all have that one signature color lipstick that we like to wear. For some is a bold and sexy red and for others, it’s a soft subtle nude. I always thought my go to color was red, and then I went on this stint where I was all about the nudes because who doesn’t love a good nude (see my favorites here). Now I still love a good nude, but after trying out the Sleek VIP Lipsticks I realized that I may have found my “spirit color”. It was almost like I didn’t choose the color the color just choose… View Post