I may have a love/hate relationship with Taylor Swift, but if there’s one thing we have in common, it’s loving a bright red lip. So, when I heard that a new premium beauty line (with over 100 lip products!) became available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy, I went on the hunt for an affordable and kickass red gloss. Like the answer to my cosmetic prayers, I found Makeup Academy’s Luminizing Lip Gloss in Crimson and Anti-Feathering Lip Liner in Red, and decided to give them a good, old-fashioned Beauty Test Drive. Keep reading »
Fall means pumpkin spice lattes, back-to-school supplies, and cozy sweaters. But for this of us beauty lovers, it means something even more special: the new season of fall nail colors. What other time of year do you have such a good excuse to wear dark colors, including this season’s greens, like jade and forest green?
After the jump, here are seven of fall’s sexiest and fun colors: Keep reading »
Elle reports, “Developers at N.C. State University have created a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.” That is intense and awesome. You’re at a party, you dip your finger in your solo cup, your fingernail changes color. Not only have you prevented something awful from happening to you, you’ve got your hands on the incriminating evidence.
As Elle notes, “instances of campus sex offenses have risen by as much as 50 percent in just the past three years.” Aye yie yie. I’m certainly aware that sexual assault on campus is a huge issue but it always hurts to hear the statistics. Read More On College Candy…
Who doesn’t love a little glam? I certainly do. So when I was given the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair of Eyelure False Lashes, I wasn’t going to pass it up. There were hundreds of pairs to choose from (including these dramatic falsies which Sophie tried out!), but I was immediately drawn to Katy Perry’s collection since she’s one of the fiercest females in the game. I opted to try out her Lovely Lolita lashes, a subtle but voluminous pair to give my peepers some pop. Keep reading »
Organic moisturizer that smells like delicious cake frosting? Yeah, I’m totally Beauty Test Driving that… Keep reading »
This odd green lipstick, also known as Magic Moroccan Hare Color Changing Lipstick, is one of my favorite beauty products in the whole wide world — and the universe’s resolution smudgy, goopy lipstick hang-ups. It’s often referred to as henna lipstick because of its staining power, though there isn’t any straight-up proof that it’s truly a Moroccan product or that it includes henna in it. What the lipstick does likely have in it is Red 27, which was a major ingredient in the short-lived “mood lipstick” trend of the ’80s (apparently, color-changing lipstick has been around for about a billion years and my generation is late to the game). The moment the stuff hits your lips, the Red 27 allows it to change from green to a lovely reddish-pink hue. The coolest part is that it shows up as a different color on everyone — the lipstick reacts to the acidity and temperature of your lips, creating a slightly different shade on everyone who uses it. Because your body chemistry varies, you could find yourself wearing a different color from one day to the next. Keep reading »