beauty product review

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint Cheek Stain

If a makeup salesgirl (or makeup sales-gay) descended upon me at a beauty counter with something orange, I would visibly make a face and say, “I don’t think that will…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Are Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips Worth The Money?

There have been few innovations in how fingernails are decorated in the last few years–but Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips are one of the best. Salon Effects strips are made…

Annika Harris | April 8, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Beauty Test Drive: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

I’ve become quite the mascara junkie in recent years. I will try anything that promises to both lengthen and thicken my eyelashes. MAC Haute & Naughty Lash gives lashes a…

Annika Harris | October 7, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Calvin Klein Beauty Fragrance

It’s not every day I come across a fragrance that can be worn year round, but Calvin Klein Beauty is appropriate for summer, fall, and whenever feels right. With notes…

Annika Harris | October 4, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20

I was coming to terms with my super oily skin, realizing that I’d always need blotting papers to keep the oil slicks at bay. But then I received some samples…

Annika Harris | September 4, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Neosporin Lip Health

I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn’t protect and moisturize the…

Annika Harris | August 17, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant

Two weeks ago, I came to the realization that you haven’t really felt pure luxury until you’ve hired someone to squeeze gunk from your pores. Forget hot stone massages, Egyptian…

Annika Harris | June 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Beauty Test Drive: L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer

I have extremely oily skin that is a curse (I’m always shiny) and a blessing (I won’t wrinkle easily). So for years, I’ve ignored the advice of my dermatologist and…

Annika Harris | May 18, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Givenchy PhenomenEyes Mascara

If we’re being totally honest, the main reason we wanted to try out Givenchy’s new mascara was the weird-looking brush. Check that thing out! It looks like a miniature mace.

Lily Q | April 24, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Under Eye “Secret” Concealer

I don’t drink coffee and I barely sleep, meaning that the dark circles under my eyes are the stuff of legend. I’d almost gotten to a point where I considered…

Lily Q | April 13, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent

There are so many fragrances to choose from this season. My new favorite everyday scent right now is Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent (sold exclusively at Nordstrom). The fragrance was…

Annika Harris | April 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Beauty Test Drive: REN Revitalising Night Cream

People consistently fail to appreciate the importance of a good moisturizer. If you’re having skin issues — whether it’s dryness, breakouts or something in between — you can bet that…

Lily Q | March 31, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum

If you’re a lover of lady mags like we are, then you’ve probably noticed advertisements for Balenciaga Paris in almost every April issue. It’s kind of difficult to get the…

Annika Harris | March 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Firmata Hairspray

I’ve got the stick-straight sort of hair that refuses to curl, regardless of how much I try to coerce it. I’ve tried curling irons, rollers, all different hair sprays and…

Lily Q | March 26, 2010 - 11:30 am

Beauty Test Drive: Hourglass Ultra-Thin Lip Gloss

We don’t know about you, but we generally have enough random stuff floating in our purses that distinguishing a lip gloss tube from a hi-liter takes far longer than we’d…

Lily Q | March 17, 2010 - 11:40 am

Beauty Test Drive: Sephora Lip Stain

We’ve been into lip stains lately. They’re easier to wear than lipstick, less sticky than gloss, and keep us from looking zombie-pale, even on the ickiest of days. There is,…

Lily Q | March 9, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Beauty Test Drive: OPI For Sephora Base Coat

I’m a recovering obsessive nail polisher. And by that I’m not trying to say that I get a manicure every week; I mean that I used to paint my nails…

Lily Q | March 1, 2010 - 4:10 pm

The Dermaroller Is As Painful As You Assumed

This should come as no surprise, but apparently, the Dermaroller, the skin-perfecting needle-roller gizmo (Angelina Jolie is an alleged devotee), is way painful. This is according to a U.K. beauty…

Nina Carbone | January 27, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax

Goopy hair products are universally icky. We shouldn’t have to compromise the texture of our hair for the ability to style it, but it’s actually pretty difficult to find styling…

Lily Q | January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Beauty Test Drive: L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm

Few things make you feel more like a jerk than spending $10 on lip balm. As a recent and complete convert to that very practice, I speak from experience. But…

Lily Q | January 18, 2010 - 7:00 pm
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