Category Archives: Beauty

Mige’s Top Mascara Picks

When it comes to mascaras, believe me when I say I have tried them all. From clumpy to stringy, from crappy mascara wands, to interestingly shaped mascara wands, these four mascaras have earned their spots in my makeup drawer. From left to right: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, Josie Maran Black Argan Oil mascara, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Let’s start with my favorite drugstore mascara ever: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Macara For only about $6, this mascara will…

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How To Wear A Purple Lip

“DAYUM MIGE, YO LIPS ARE POPPIN!” Said everyone that has ever seen me wearing this lip combo. Forget the classic red lip, the bold purple lip is now in session. I’ll admit that I’ve been more attracted to purple lip colors than I have been with red lip colors. There’s something about a deep purple lip that basically sets my face for severe #slayage. In order to wear a bold purple lip, you’ll need two things: a dark purple lip liner and a purple lipstick. I have…

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10 Ways To Step Up Your Makeup Game

Last week, I got asked a question about what I consider essential makeup. Although I gave a very brief list (concealer, powder, mascara, brow powder), I’ve expanded it below to include what I consider my makeup essentials. (1) Face Primer: Before you put anything on your face, you want to make sure you have a good base, and that your makeup lasts a while. For oily skin, I’d recommend the Rimmel Stay Matte primer or my favorite primer ever, the Kiko Mat Base primer. The Rimmel…

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Ask Mige: Part I

I asked y’all to send me your beauty/hair/style questions, and here are my takes on the ten questions I received! (1) Question: What do you consider essential makeup? Because all I have is foundation, mascara, and eyeliner and I don’t know how to do anything else/what else I should get. Mige’s Take: You are definitely on the right track! Although the idea of “essential makeup” varies from person to person, when I first started using makeup, I basically had those 3 things too. Bare Essentials: (1)…

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Rapid Makeup Tips With Mige

(1) Skip the light concealer under the brow, you don’t want to have floating eyebrows. Instead, use a concealer/foundation that matches your skin tone to clean up your brows, then you can use a peach/cream eyeshadow to highlight your brow bone. (2) Barbie pink lipstick only looks good on Barbie… Unless you have a dark brown liner, then it’s fair game. (3) Don’t use black for your eyebrows even if you have black hair. Just trust me on this one. (4) If you’re chocolate, please please…

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Palladio Matte Blush: Toasted Apricot Review

On recent trip to Ulta, I stumbled upon the Palladio aisle and I picked out a few of their products. The first product that stood out to me was this apricot blush. For $7 (with the ever famous Ulta spend $10, get $3.50 off coupon), I figured I had nothing to loose. The blush is pigmented but a bit powdery. The moment your brush touches the powder, there’s always a cloud of powder that forms. For a drugstore product, I don’t mind it, but beware.…

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Colourpop Neutral Liquid Lipsticks: Swatches & Review

The first Colourpop liquid lipsticks I got were Limbo and Kapow. I loved one and I absolutely hated the other. After they released their Ultra Satin Lipsticks, I had to try out Too Lips. Now, I have five: three liquid lipsticks and two satin lipsticks. Here we go! From right to left: Mess Around (satin lipstick) Kapow (matte liquid lipstick) Limbo (matte liquid lipstick) Too Lips (satin lipstick) Tulle (matte liquid lipstick) Starting off with my natural lips (lol I even skipped the vaseline so you could…

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Wet N Wild Fergie Gel Eyeliner Review

Move over liquid eyeliners, your days of streaky and unpigmented eyelining are over. Hello there gel eyeliner, where have you been all my life?! Gel eyeliners have been around for quite a while, but I had been previously betrayed by a popular brand that ended up smudging all over the place. But fear not, I returned to Target and got my hands on these two Wet N Wild gel eyeliners. For starters, I’ve had them for about three years now, and they haven’t hardened or lost…

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Tame Those Brow Hairs: NYX Brow Mascara Review

Problem: I have sparse eyebrow hair but I don’t want to use a brow pencil and have Nike logo eyebrows. Solution: NYX Tinted Brow Mascara. Problem: So I know how to fill in my brows, but they never stay in place! I am on fleek in the morning, but by the afternoon, guurrll, it’s rough. Solution: NYX Brow Mascara. As a self-proclaimed brow-obsessionado, I have to say I really don’t like using clear mascara to set my eyebrow hairs. And then the brow gods sent…

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Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask Review

During winter break, for some ungodly reason, I decided to leave my amazing bentonite clay mask at school. About a week and a half into being home, all those little pimple things that aren’t actually surface pimples, but they feel like pimples under your skin started to form under my cheeks and I hated the feeling! Unfortunately, I did not have my bentonite clay with me to whip up a mask that’ll syphon all those almost-a-pimple-but-not-really-a-pimple away. I didn’t want to buy another bentonite clay mask…

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