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Makeup Bag: 8 Essential Products For Holding On To Summer All Year Long

I hate to admit it, but the calendar doesn’t lie: September is approaching, and fast. It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for spring, which turned out to be practically nonexistent, before summer came on hot and heavy. I may be in the minority here, but I would take a gloriously sunny, breezy…

By: Rachel Krause / August 27, 2012

Must Haves: 7 Tiny Makeup Bags For Your Everyday Essentials

Finding yourself out in public looking decidedly worse for the wear and without access to your trusted array of makeup is a total nightmare. It’s hard not to panic when, say, you’re encroaching on oil slick status en route to a spur-of-the-moment party, or you’ve spotted your ex across the Starbucks line and you don’t…

By: Rachel Krause / August 26, 2012

The Top Three Beauty Trends To Watch (And Emulate) This Fall

Brace yourselves: it’s time to start considering fall beauty. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing our lighter, more low-maintenance summer beauty routines, but the forecast will be replete with smoky eyes and vampy lips before we know it. I look to the Autumn/Winter runway shows for a bit of insight into what we’ll…

By: Rachel Krause / August 24, 2012

Watch: Chanel Goes Dada With A New Teaser For Rouge Allure Lipstick

In the vast, ever-evolving cosmos of luxury makeup, Chanel unfailingly offers some of the very best — and they come with gorgeous artsy videos, to boot. The brand has been teasing us with short promotional flicks advertising their upcoming Rouge Allure reformulation for some time, and what this new video lacks in the hypnotic factor…

By: Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Unfussy White Tank Tops To Pair Perfectly With Everything

Despite my best efforts, I must own up to the fact that all I really want to wear is black jeans and loose white tank tops. You’ve witnessed my attempted (read: failed) Style Resolution and my awkwardly-posed photos in short floral skirts that just aren’t me. I’ve pretty much got a uniform, and instead of…

By: Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

Well Played: Liberty Ross Can, And Will, Kick Your Ass

I’m loath to say it, but Kristen Stewart’s tête-à-tête with married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders has done wonders for the careers of the scorned. Robert Pattinson is in higher demand than ever, appearing on numerous talk shows (and, might I add, being incredibly charming and self-effacing whilst doing so), and Liberty

By: Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

Anthropologie Makes Their First Foray Into Beauty With An Exclusive Lipstick Line

Anthropologie gives me a complex. I walk in and I’m like, “I want this life,” which turns into “Does anyone actually have this life?,” which quickly becomes “Why is this life so goddamn expensive?” I go because I want one top; I emerge with that top, a whimsical set of $20 bobby pins, a $60…

By: Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

Sorry, Christina Hendricks, Your $23,980 Bag Was A Total Rip-Off

If you were going to spend over $20,000 on a single one-of-a-kind handbag, what would it look like? Would it be frankly not all that great, like the $23,980 Farbod Barsum tote Christina Hendricks is carrying? See, that is the face of buyer’s remorse. She’s clearly grieving the two Birkins she could have bought for…

By: Rachel Krause / August 22, 2012

Tom Ford Gently Reminds Gisele Bundchen That She Won’t Be Beautiful Forever

“This sounds negative, but when you’re considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, it’s very, very hard when that starts to slip away. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when people react to you differently. And, Gisele, I hope you’re not reading this, because it’s going to sound so negative but…

By: Rachel Krause / August 22, 2012

Beauty Cues: Maria Sharapova Keeps Things Sweet While Debuting Her New Candy Line

We already know that Maria Sharapova is a hardcore philanthropist and kickass tennis player who has scored some of the biggest endorsement deals around, but her equally formidable sweet tooth managed to fly under the radar … until now. The Olympic silver medalist and four-time Grand Slam winner (and she’s only 25!) launched her premium…

By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012

Hermione Who? Emma Watson Looks Magical On The Cover Of T Magazine

Embarrassingly enough, I was a very serious “Harry Potter” fan back in the day, cloak and wand at the book releases and all. (I probably shouldn’t be outing myself on the Internet, but there it is.) I always thought Hermione was just the coolest, so my adoration of Emma Watson is really just a natural…

By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012

Step It Up, Lipstick, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Is Making You Look Bad

It’s official: we’ve entered an age in which your average lipstick just won’t cut it, and neither will the slippery high-gloss patinas of yore. We need moisturizing, long-wearing, intensely pigmented matte colors that won’t flake, fade, or budge, and we need them, like, yesterday. Enter Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, a rich, creamy formula that…

By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012

Lust Vs. Must: Darphin Essential Oil Elixirs Leave You Smooth, Smelling Good, And $80 Richer

When it comes to products that I feel very strongly that I NEEEEEED, they generally cost more than my ConEd bill for any given month. I love luxury beauty because it makes me feel that I, by owning and using it, become luxurious by osmosis. It’s a little mind game that I like to play…

By: Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Beauty Cues: Amy Adams Spices It Up With Cinnamon Shadow

Confession time: I deal with a lot of closet ginger envy. Aren’t we supposed to make fun of them or something? (Kidddddding.) Whatever it is, I definitely didn’t get the memo, because I would trade in my dark hair and ghostly pallor for a splash of freckles and an auburn mane any day of the…

By: Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Short-Heeled Booties Perfect For Any Occasion

I’m five feet tall, okay? Let’s just get it out in the open there. And while I don’t find heels to be terribly uncomfortable, I do find them to be terribly inconvenient, especially given my subway commute and my natural propensity to fall all over myself all the time. My height doesn’t particularly bother me…

By: Rachel Krause / August 19, 2012

Anna Wintour Talks Her First “Vogue” Cover In Honor Of The Magazine’s Anniversary

“[Israeli model] Michaela [Bercu] was wearing an haute couture Christian Lacroix jacket with a beaded cross … and stonewashed Guess jeans. The jacket was actually part of a suit, but the skirt didn’t fit Michaela; she had been on vacation back home in Israel and had gained a little weight. Not that that mattered. I…

By: Rachel Krause / August 18, 2012

Can Someone Powder Pippa Middleton?

I’m not trying to throw shade, but Pippa Middleton royally needs some help with her beauty game.Why does she have to go around in Forever 21 Couture with a deep orange Travolta tan and a face you can see your reflection in (contrary to rumors that old Pip loves herself a good powder session) while…

By: Rachel Krause / August 18, 2012

Johnson & Johnson The First Major Corporation To Eliminate Harmful Ingredients From Personal Care Products

We are extremely fortunate in that our collective public consciousness of harmful chemicals used in beauty and personal care products, even those targeted towards babies and children, has grown exponentially in the past few years. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Josie Maran have made it their mission to raise awareness of what we’re voluntarily putting…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

Jessica Biel Looks Worlds Better Following A Fresh Bangs Snip

Finally, a major positive improvement on the fringe front! Jessica Biel trimmed up her sheepdog bangs into something shorter and choppier, and they look infinitely better. Was this mod, ’60s-ish vibe what she was going for all along? It’s very Jane Birkin and, as with all things Birkin-esque, I strongly approve … and she looks pretty…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

Spotted! 26 Years After Her “Day Off,” Sloane Peterson Is Still Killing It

Let’s talk teen idols. I was born a few years after “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” came to be, but that didn’t stop me from idolizing the hell out of Sloane Peterson. The fringed white leather jacket! Those doe eyes! That cavalier side-part flip! She was, and continues to be, the coolest. I wonder almost every…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

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