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Be Colorblind, Don’t Be So Shallow

I think one of the most enduringly interesting subjects in the "field" of makeup is how different it looks on different skintones. It's something I keep bumping into, and I'm fascinated every time.I've seen MAC's black eyeliner Smolder (click here for a swatch) turn green on a gorgeous mid-toned Indian woman. Last Christmas, I tried to buy my mother-in-law a few lipsticks — and even though I chose shades that I knew were too dark for me, they were still too light, too sheer on her.Anyway, it hap...

Lips of the Day: Becca Sangria lipgloss

Becca Cosmetics is an Australian brand, known best for their extensive range of foundation/concealer shades (30 shades of foundation; 34 shades of concealer). W Magazine just named them one of the six best makeup brands you've never heard of — and they're one of the very few brands to which I have no swatching access. They're just not in Dallas. This page will tell you if there's a location near you. If there isn't, and one of their products interests you, do use their contact-an-artist form — t...

Lips of the Day: Lipstick Queen Rouge Sinner

I'm introducing a new feature today! I know sometimes arm swatches just aren't enough, so thanks to a few kind volunteer lip models, TNBTTGSY will begin incorporating lip swatches to the lineup. If you'd like to model your favorite lipsticks, glosses, and stains, send me an email!Today's lip swatch (and review) is from the lovely glossedup:(See my on-arm Lipstick Queen Sinner swatches.)Lipstick Queen is my favourite lipstick brand, so we'll kick off with Rouge Sinner! A slightly deepened matte ...

Guest Swatcher: MAC Lipsticks

It is my privilege and pleasure to introduce today's guest swatcher. Sammi has the world's most perfect lips, and she has been kind enough to step in as lip model on a few occasions before (YSL Golden Glosses and Urban Decay Naked, to be specific). Today she has very graciously agreed to swatch her personal collection of MAC lipsticks and share her thoughts on the various finishes — in support of my recent arm swatches. Thoughts on MAC Lipstick Finishes (Sammi) Up until October, I was a M...

Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss: Lip Swatches

Fellow blogger Kristina of SasquatchSwatch (who has much nicer lips than I do) has most generously allowed me to repost her lip swatches of Chantecaille's Brilliant Glosses; click here to check out her review of them.And click here to see my arm swatches (part 1 and part 2).