The Sample: NEW Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liner in 3D Sparks (Review, Swatches & Photos)

The other day while on a quick in-and-out type mission at Sephora (who am I kidding–is there really such a thing?! :P), I spotted Smashbox’s display for the new Always Sharp 3D Liners. Now I’m not gonna lie, I’m not that big of an eyeliner girl, relatively speaking of course ....more

Finally Embracing the Fall/Winter Color Palette…

My craving for deep plums and berries, olives, and rich reds has finally hit in full force…several months too late, apparently, as many brands are beginning their collective and meticulously coordinated launches into all things spring. Still, despite the sunny skies and often 80-degree weather here in So-Cal, I’m just beginning to embrace my love of all things fall/winter. It coould possibly have a little something to do with these boots: ...more

A Day in the Life: Christmas Edition!

Hey guys! I just wanted to put up a quick post to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Thank you SO much for all your continued love, support, and friendship! ...more

Winter or Not, I’m Still Loving my Guerlain Bronzers!

Quick post today! Longtime readers of The Beauty Sample know that one of my all-time favorite bronzers is Guerlain’s Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Brunettes. Immensely flattering and oh-so easy to use, Brunettes is a one-stop product that gives you that wonderful, naturally radiant summery glow without having to worry about applying a separate bronzer, blush, or even highlighter ....more

The Sample: NEW Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No.3 Review & Swatches

*Press Sample* And now, for my first actual review in…well, it’s embarrassing. Suffice it to say, it’s been a while. And I’ve had this Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo for a while now so I guess it’s not really “brand spankin’ new” but still…it’s new for fall, right?! ...more