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This British Beauty Brand Is One To Watch

Green Skincare
These five companies are worth every penny. Read More »
Ask An Esthetician: Skin
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BTD: Dermalogica Skincare
Spendy? Yes. Worth it? Totally. Read More »

As The Frisky’s resident beauty hoarder, I try a lot of different skincare products. Not that I’m complaining (at all, whatsoever): skincare is kind of my thing, and I will put literally anything on my face — provided I’ve given the ingredients a once-over to make sure I approve, of course. Very rarely, however, does a product line truly wow me, and the ones that do tend to be well found-out; as in, I don’t need to evangelize because they’re already super-popular, and I don’t want to have any hand in them flying off the shelves lest I not be able to find them anymore (I’m looking at you, Tata Harper, you perfect product-formulator, you). But when I fall in love with something brand new to the market, that is when it comes time for me to shout it from the rooftops. Orico is one such line. This British import, powered by Ecocert certified organic ingredients like plant oils and advanced antioxidants, was created with city slickers in mind: all of their products are formulated for skin that is frequently exposed to pollution, stress, air-conditioning, and heating. Which, unless you live in a zen forest (and I am so jealous if you do), applies to pretty much everyone. Since launching stateside at the end of January, Orico has already been recommended by Vogue and Vanity Fair. Bottom line? Go place your order before everyone else beats you to it. [$19-49, Orico London]

Lotion For The Lazy Girl

BTD: Argan Lotion
Winona is in love with this Moroccan oil lotion for winter. Read More »
Ask An Esthetician: Skin
What do different break outs mean? Read More »

Now you really have no excuse not to lotion up after the shower. Tired or lazy or in a rush? It doesn’t matter. Vaseline’s Spray & Go Moisturizer makes the lotioning process foolproof. Just aim and spray. This is such great news for that spot on the middle of my back that I can’t reach. And forget about waiting for it to absorb into your skin before you put your clothes on. It dries immediately, without leaving those white streaks all over your favorite LBD. You’ll emerge with glowy skin, smelling like a person who spends hours getting ready. As if. [$5.99, Target]

Pucker Up: The Best Lip Treatments And Balms At Every Price

Is this winter weather killing your lips? Because it’s seriously killing my lips. Last night, as I tried to catch up on “Downton Abbey” I got super distracted by how cracked my lips were and had to pause and find my balm (it had slipped under the bed). Don’t do what I did though — have a good balm at the ready. We’ve got ten super rich, moisturizing options, at virtually every price point. Check ‘em out! Keep reading »

BTD: Lip Butter
These Revlon lip butters look fab on Winona's sweet lips. Read More »

Beauty Dare: Would You Wear Green Eyeliner?

Emerald Green Makeup
It's Pantone's color of the year for 2013! Read More »
Bright Blue Polish
It's a thing. Read More »
"Gatsby" Makeup
Rachel teaches you how to perfect a 1920s-inspired makeup look. Read More »

I love makeup, but my makeup routine? Fairly standard: A bit of the smudgy black eyeliner and a liberal swabbing of blush and bronzer to mask my hideously pale face and I’m set. So when Aveda sent me their new Petal Essence Eye Definer in Jade Vine in advance of its February 10 release date, I was like, whaaaaaat? And then I was like, it’s Tuesday, live a little! Try it already! Keep reading »

Skin Care That’s The Fountain Of Youth

BTD: BB Cream
Jane Iredale's BB cream made believers out of us. Read More »
Lumene Day Cream
Straight outta Finland. Read More »

As a beauty and style editor, I get to try lots and lots of skincare products. You should see my bathroom at home (actually, you shouldn’t see my bathroom at home, it’s a hoarder’s paradise). There’s a lot of good stuff out there, but rarely do I find a product that’s legitimately great. Fresh’s new Lotus Youth Cream is that product. An anti-aging face cream with a propietary Super 7 Complex, the Lotus Youth Cream works to minimize the signs of aging and make your skin feel all dewy and fresh. There’s a bunch of good-for-your-skin stuff in it, like maca root extract, which apparently speeds up cell turnover; lotus flower extract, which defends against free radicals; and blue-green algae, which preserves collagen. That’s the long answer to why you’d want to use this stuff. The short answer is, it makes your skin look luminous and beautiful and radiant. [$42, Fresh]

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow In “Violet Eyes”

BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Mascara
Winona wasn't so impressed with this curling mascara's curling ability. Read More »
BTD: Lip Tar
Rachel loves this 100% vegan lip color. Read More »
BTD: Super Orgasm Blush
Winona has a super orgasm--and loves it. Read More »

I was playing with makeup at the Jane Iredale display the other day when I noticed a pretty purple eye shadow lurking behind the BB cream. I opened the tester and smeared a bit on the back of my hand, and lo and behold, it was the most perfect, shimmery lavender color I’d ever seen in my life. It was also $19, which is more than I usually spend on eye shadow. Still, the package claimed it was great for sensitive skin and eyes, and I’d heard rave reviews about Jane Iredale products, so I went for it. Read on to get the full scoop! Keep reading »

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