About three years ago I started a series dedicated to finding dupes for popular MAC lipstick shades. I was recently organizing my Pinterest boards and discovered the series has been pinned over 40,000; crazy right? While I took a brief hiatus from the series, I felt I owed it to my readers, and myself to continue it. The series is an A-Z guide and today I bring you I + J. Feel free to check out earlier posts from the series here.

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Every year I look forward to the Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Collection. From the white and gold packaging to the gorgeous shades, the collection never disappoints. This year I was especially impressed with the range of products, shades available, and formulas. What’s especially exciting is that Tom Ford Beauty recently launched at Sephora! Sephora has my been my go-to store for make-up for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled that I can now pick up my Tom Ford favorites there as well. The products included in the Tom Ford Soleil Color Collection were inspired by endless…

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Highlighting and contouring is kind of a big deal. It’s definitely one of the most popular beauty techniques at the moment. People tend to be intimidated by the technique, but with the right tools and products, it’s so simple to achieve. In honor of “Sculpting Week”, I have teamed up with Real Techniques to bring you a guide to naturally contouring in a few easy steps, using their Sculpting Kit. When I first started blogging and getting into make-up, the first set of brushes I ever purchased were from Real Techniques. They make applying make-up and trying new beauty techniques…

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