The Beauty Beatdown

The Beauty Beatdown

Andie Figueroa is a self-described "makeup fiend," and OME's resident beauty expert. Each week in The Beauty Beatdown, you'll find pro tips on latest trends and products, makeup application, skin care, and much more. Confidence is beauty, and Andie is here to help!

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – PRODUCTS THAT MAKE ME SAY “NOPE!” vol. i

Hate is a strong word. I haven’t really hated any products (at least I can’t remember at the moment) to the point where I have sworn them off forever. I try to give every...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP

Makeup really is a wonderful practice. I use it almost every day and enjoy searching for the best products. What makes use even better is knowing exactly what your money is supporting. The Coalition for Consumer...

The Beauty Beatdown – Maybelline Fit Me!

For this week’s article I wanted to talk about my first impression of a foundation. Obviously I’m drawn to all things matte due to my oily skin issues. But when you can combine matte...

WHAT’S IN MY OCTOBER IPSY BAG?

It’s almost Halloween, and this month’s themed ipsy bag was EVERYTHING FOR ME. They really stole my heart this month. First, the makeup bag is adorable. It is a light shade of an almost-metallic pink...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – FOUNDATION MIXING

So, I want to revisit our convo about foundation in April. After going through 15 foundations, I thought I had finally met my true match. I love my MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. It’s...

The Beauty Beatdown – My Everyday Palette

Palettes give you a bit more bang for your buck. Now, I’m not throwing “shade” at single shadows, but palettes are more ideal for travel, and allow the use of many colors. As someone...

My Favorite Hair Products, vol ii

A few weeks back, I talked about some of my favorite hair products. Now I’m back for more "hair shares"! This time I want to cover how I wash and maintain my hair. I’m very much...

The Beauty Beatdown – What’s in My August Ipsy Bag?

I am no stranger to subscription accounts. I think they are a wonderful thing when it is something you really love. I’ve been through a few subscriptions, but I generally I close them after receiving...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – BEAUTY SPONGE

In continuation with my basic face tools, this week I’d like to talk about the beauty sponge! Let’s all yell in unison…WOOOO!!!! My current beauty sponge is the Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge. This sponge retails...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – SMALL BUFFING BRUSH

In part 4 of the Basic Face Tools, I’m moving on to a buffing brush for the smaller areas of your face. Now, this is a new brush to my collection, but it quickly became...