Review: Sara does Korean Skincare

There I was, never thinking I’d write a review on Korean skincare products…and here I am now, actually sitting down to write one. I’m a huge (huge) fan of natural** skincare products, so whenever I did encounter Korean products, I’d read the ingredient list, see ingredients that I didn’t want to use, put the product…

Review: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius

Small disclaimer: this might be a week of product review posts by Sara. I’ve got a few in my arsenal! I got caught up on some Internet fangirl lipstick hype recently: I wanted, nay, I needed Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius. Then I ended up with two lipsticks I thought were the same. So…

Sara’s Beauty Profile

As a precursor to reviews of individual products (wind up aside!), we thought it would be best if Sarah and I both wrote beauty profiles to give our readers a better sense of how we form our opinions about products. Let us know in the comments if you think we should add anything! Skin tone:…

A Little Love for Lipstick

While my days of wearing bright, electric-coloured eyeshadows are waning, my days of wearing dramatic lip colours are just beginning. A good lip colour, in general, can be a striking look all on its own, saving you time and energy from extensive cosmetic application. And while I see the value in nude or neutral lip…

Beauty Books Worth Reading

Sarah and I are both avid readers, but beauty books and books on the subject of beauty are still new to me (I can’t speak for her!). I’ve got a handful that I can strongly recommend without hesitation, and then I’ve got a “to read” list (which is much longer…maybe another post). I’d like to…

Sara’s Beauty Wind-Up 2017

My husband walked in and saw the title of my blog post and said, “Is your top ten beauty product ‘Love yourself and feck all the rest of that stuff out there because it’s all marketing and superficial’?” I told him he’d get an honourable mention for that. He’s right, but I still like to…

Sarah’s Beauty Wind-Up 2017

Happy New Year! Sara and I have had Pragmatic Beauty on the brain for months as a project, but we’ve been pragmatic about our beauty regimens for years. We want our make-up and skincare to have purpose and to work, and we’re very excited to share that passion! To celebrate the start of the new…