Skincare Savvy: Spousal Edition

I finally had the opportunity to trade in several years worth of Lush pots for a complimentary face mask. Rather than enjoy the spoils of my hard-earned victory by myself, I asked my husband to join me in the process. And rather than blog about my experiences with the face mask, I thought I would…

Review: Naked Reloaded Palette

The Naked palettes have always been on my radar but never in my collection. I’ve waffled between Naked 2 and Naked 3, loving the shadows but never being able to justify the cost. A neutral palette, in my humble opinion, should be affordable and include shades ranging from highlighters to black. Every neutral palette should…

Review: Essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water

I made a point of traveling with an abridged version of my skincare routine this trip. I should know better by now: there are ways of shortening the process I’ve established, but certain products are essential to maintaining my complexion and overall health of my skin regardless of how much they weigh in my bag….

Sarah’s Beauty Favourites 2019

Hello again! Happy New Year! Our hiatus has finally reached an end, and Pragmatic Beauty is getting back on track with new posts about skincare, cosmetics, and lifestyle for the year 2020. Sara and I had a very busy 2019, some of which we’ll probably be talking about here. But I thought it would be…

Review: Fenty Pro Filt’r Powder and Concealer

Last year was easily the Year of Fenty. I loved every single thing I tried from them, with few exceptions. Yes, the formula of the Stunna Lip Paint was a little thin, and yeah, the Flyliner had a little too much sheen for my liking, but overall, I found myself several new standards. I went…

Review: Colourpop Dream St.

I admit this was purchase strictly to qualify for free shipping, but – not to get ahead of myself in a review – I’m very happy that I ordered this palette. The Colourpop Dream St. palette is a collaboration with Kathleen Lights. It is twelve pressed eyeshadows – some mattes and metallics – ranging from…

Skin Savvy: The Ordinary

Skincare products are near impossible to review right out of the gate. There is an adjustment period. My sensitive skin is acne-prone, so I generally give skincare about a week before I make any hard decisions. Some products are exceptions to this rule; I knew, for instance, that I didn’t like First Aid Beauty’s cleanser…

Review: Colourpop Good Sport Palette

After being thoroughly impressed with Colourpop’s I Think I Love You palette over the summer, I decided to expand my collection. Colourpop makes a solid eyeshadow, hosts a variety of shades, and lands at a price point I find laudable. I was immediately drawn to the Good Sport palette, sixteen shadows perfectly suited for autumn…

Sarah’s Beauty Favs 2018

We started off this blog with a round-up of beauty favourites from 2017; it’s only fitting we should kick off the new year reflecting on beauty favourites from 2018. I worried, when I put together my list of Beauty Busts, that I didn’t try a whole lot this year, but going through my make-up drawers,…

Surprise Saturday Post: Beauty Busts 2018

Hello, all! Apologies, up front, that this blog has gone quiet: it has been a very busy year here for both of us, and December has been one of the busiest months of all. But we’re coming back for another year of beauty blogging, and I thought it only fitting to get a fresh start…