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Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Weirdest Mask Ever

By quovadis April 30, 2018

By Samantha Casano Staff Writer It’s no secret that I love pampering my skin and trying out new products. Recently, I put a mask that I’ve seen surfacing the Internet for a while now, the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. Yes, you heard that right: a bubble clay mask, as in a mask that literally bubbles on your face. The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Mask is filled with charcoal powder, green tea and pomegranate extracts and...

Benefit Cosmetics “BADgal BANG” Mascara Review

By quovadis April 18, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Staff Writer “BADgal Bang” mascara is a 36-hour, long-wear, voluminizing” mascara that was released by Benefit Cosmetics on Feb. 1. The outer space-themed mascara’s exclusive launch party intrigued beauty influencers and enthusiasts, as it was revealed to the makeup world between the stunning Amangiri rock formations in Utah. Many famous social media beauty gurus, such as James Charles and Nicol Concilio, attended the event and shared their amazing lash results with the world. This...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: An Amazing Affordable Eyesahdow Palette

By quovadis April 10, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of the most affordable brands on the beauty market. Although they are known because of their low prices, over the past few years, e.l.f. has expanded their line and come out with a plethora of products that are definitely comparable to high-end beauty items. Today, I will be teaching you how to do a simple glam eyeshadow look with e.l.f.’s Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette. Begin by priming...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Original Naked- Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay Tutorial

By quovadis March 23, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Urban Decay Cosmetics took the beauty industry by storm in 2010 when they released their original Naked Palette, which was one of the first neutral eye shadow palettes to hit the market. With 12 matte and shimmer eye shadows, it became an overnight sensation. It was basically every beauty lover’s dream come true. It is filled with warm chocolaty brown, mauve, and gold shades of eye shadow that can transform your everyday...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: My Favorite Beauty Gurus

By quovadis February 28, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor As I was preparing to enter high school, I searched YouTube for videos with advice for freshmen, but I soon became enthralled with videos about beauty and fashion. And then it became an obsession. Since that day over six years ago, I have spent probably thousands upon thousands of hours watching beauty videos. So, I feel uniquely qualified to inform you about some of the most popular “beauty gurus” on YouTube today....

Makeup Tips and Reviews: Beauty Sponge

By quovadis February 19, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor One of the most important parts of my daily makeup routine is applying foundation and concealer. However, if you are running late (like I usually am), who has the time to spend five full minutes applying their face products with a brush? I know I don’t. What if I told you there is a tool that will apply your face products in half the time and still give that airbrushed finish? The...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Holy Grails of Highlighters

By quovadis February 15, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Over the past few years, highlighter has taken the beauty world by storm. Everyone wants to achieve that effervescent glow. Whether you want a subtler glow or a glow that you can see all the way from outer space, I have the crème-de- la-crème of highlighters to recommend for you. My first recommendation is for those who are just being introduced to highlighter and may not want to start out with such...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: Three-Step Simple Skincare

By quovadis February 4, 2018

By Samantha Casano Managing Editor Great skin is not just a result of your genetic data; clear skin can be achieved by taking care of your skin and creating good habits, like drinking lots of water. By implementing a simple skincare routine, you may be able to notice a vast difference in the condition of your skin and help it go from drab to fab! The first product in your skincare routine should be a cleanser. Cleansers...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Key to a Flawless Face

By quovadis January 29, 2018

When you think about makeup, you may think about face products like foundation, concealer, blush and one of the trendiest products around, highlighter. However, there is another step that is key in creating a flawless finish with your face makeup: primer. Face primer is a base that allows your other face products to go on smoothly and help your make- up last longer. It preps, protects and nourishes the skin. There are different primers for all sorts...

Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

By quovadis January 22, 2018

Jaclyn Hill, a YouTube “beauty guru” sensation with over 4.5 million subscribers, has once again collaborated with one of her favorite makeup brands, Morphe, to come out with The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette. Hill and Morphe previously joined forces in late 2014 to come out with the Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette, which consisted of 28 of Jaclyn’s favorite Morphe shades. However, with the latest Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette, Hill, herself, helped formulate 35 new, original shades. The...