I’ve tried to make it clear before, but in case you missed it: we stan Juvia’s Place in this house. And we don’t stan anyone. When I saw that Juvia’s was putting out a full lip collection called the Nudes that included lipsticks, liners, and glosses, I was pretty excited. I have quite a few of their liquid lipsticks and the quality was pretty good, so I was interested to see how they did with more traditional tube lipsticks. I also have the two glosses from the Fumi collab, so I know that they can make a really...read more
If you haven’t tried Juvia’s Place eyeshadows yet…what are you even doing with your life? I’ve written a lot of reviews of Juvia’s Place in the past, and it’s a brand that I really do love. When I saw that they had a collection of four 6-pan mini palettes, I knew that they were going to end up in my collection. That was a given. So far I have every palette from Juvia’s except the newest palette, Wahala (Drama), and that order has been placed and is just waiting to ship (expect a review coming...read more
Face Friday: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For This Ice Cream Gradient Look Feat. BH Cosmetics!
Hey fam! We took a little break last week, but we’re back with another fabulous Face Friday post. This time, I’m dipping into the new Sweet Shoppe palettes from BH Cosmetics. I bought all 6 (of course) but I used three of them to create a fun red to purple to blue look: Cherry on Top, Cotton Candy, and Bubblegum. Here’s the final look: I love a gradient look and I’ve been enjoying doing looks with two different color combos on the eyes (like I did with the Glamlite Pizza Slice “Meat vs. Veggie” post I...read more
Hello Champagne Dreamers! Miss Jaye has another fabulous Tag video for this week, and this time she’s bringing you the Beauty Community Tag! This is a little bit of an older tag that Miss Jaye has had rattling around in her planning notebook since the days when Makeup Struggles was still producing content, and it seemed like as good a time as any to jump right in and do it! Now, this is not the same as the MY Beauty Community Tag that was created by Kara C, which was more focused on creators, and is instead more about the types of...read more
Haus Laboraties: Is This A Celebrity Cash Grab, Or Does It Deserve Our Applause, Applause, Applause?
I didn’t get in on the Lady Gaga makeup brand, Haus Laboratories last fall when it launched for a few reasons. First, it was launching in partnership with Amazon and they were doing everything as a pre-order. I like Amazon (hey Prime shipping!) but I don’t love pre-orders of pretty much anything. I’ll grit my teeth and bear it for an indie brand. But when a celebrity with a platform like Gaga teams with a company with the resources of Amazon and still wants my money in advance? No thanks. Second, the products seemed a...read more
Miss Jaye is back with another video, and once again she’s sending a brand of eyeshadow palettes to the makeup Thunderdome! For this week’s video, we’ve got 8 palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills: 4 of the core line palettes (Modern Renaissance, Subculture, Prism, and Riviera) and 4 of the collab palettes (Alyssa Edwards, Jackie Aina, Carli Bybel, and Amrezy). Miss Jaye compares them, talks about the quality of the shadows and the color stories, and puts them in order from the worst to the best! Miss Jaye didn’t...read more
Welcome back, Champagne Dreamers! I’m so excited about this gallery: I can finally show you the final images from my shoots with Brooklyn Ewing at Days of the Dead – Atlanta back in January! I wanted to make sure that I had something special for you this August, since it’s the 8th anniversary of the World of Champagne, and these images are absolutely gorgeous! We were living that high life in the Sheraton – at least in terms of outfit choices! This pot leaf print dress is one that I customized myself, and I’m...read more
Hello Champagne Dreamers! I can’t believe that this is the 8th anniversary of this site! Eight is my favorite number, and in some ways this has been my favorite year at the World of Champagne. I know, I know: the world is on fire and we have had some real growing pains to go through as a society. Things just keep getting darker and darker politically (hopefully with a sunrise coming this November!) and at the time that I’m writing this there are more than 173,000 people dead from COVID-19. There are protests around the country...read more
I admit it: I have such a soft spot for JenLuvsReviews! She’s one of those creators that just has great energy and is always lifting people up in the beauty space on YouTube. So when I heard that she was going to be having a collab, I was pretty sure that I would pick it up no matter what it was. When I found out that it was liquid lipsticks from Ofra, I was intrigued. I reviewed the Ofra liquid lipsticks once on the old version of this site, and was generally unimpressed. After they did their full rebranding and repackaging, I...read more
I’ve been waiting for SugarPill to do something to excite me. Don’t get me wrong: I love, love, love their liquid lipsticks (especially the teal glitter-infused Arctic Sparkle collection!) but I got into SugarPill because of their amazing, pigmented, colorful eyeshadows! Their Fun Size palette is great, but it was tiny and I think it’s limited edition, so it hardly feels like it counts. They’ve been playing in Lip Land for a while, and it’s been great, but I just kept hoping for something new and exciting for...read more