Posts tagged "beauty products"

Beauty Test Drive: Bioré Charcoal Pore Strips, A Facial Cleanser For Drug Addicts

The best free samples in women's magazines always do two things. 1) Defy the laws of physics and cosmetic packaging to fit flatly into an insert, and 2) never, ever work. Bioré's Charcoal pore strips were no different. A copy of Seventeen showed up at The Frisky offices last week and as I was complaining about the…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 5, 2015

Thank Us Later: Albolene Is Magic And You Should Buy Some

The ancient drag queen secret for kick-ass skin.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 3, 2015

Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear Blush

Don’t fear the blush, even though it is intimidating and weird. It’s the a product many write off as completely unnecessary. but is actually really, really important. Think about it this way: Once you’ve done all that you need to do to your face, you’re left with a beautiful, even-toned canvas — but it’s all the same color.

By: Megan Reynolds / January 14, 2015

Beauty IRL: Face Mists Are Fancy Bullshit And I Love Them Anyway

There is perhaps no beauty product more superfluous than face mist. Yeah, you kind of need moisturizer, and some would argue that lipstick or eyeliner is a requirement, but a bottle of water that contains mysterious “minerals” and is scented with various flowers that you spray on your face intermittently throughout the day is not…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 7, 2015

Beauty IRL: All About Eyebrows

Big, full, dramatic eyebrows are a thing now. If this was 1998, Cara Delevigne’s brows would be waxed within an inch of their life. Lily Collins has brows that are as lush as her father Phil’s melodies. The Kardashian Klan’s eyebrows defy most logic, threaded to perfectly arched perfection. I’d love to see what they…

By: Megan Reynolds / December 2, 2014

Beauty IRL: Don’t Fear The Bold Lip

I know the beauty industrial complex yells a lot about how the bright lip is the only thing you need in your arsenal, and how it makes you look instantly pulled together, gorgeous and glowy, hiding the hideous shebeast beneath with one swipe. This is the job of most beauty writing. It alternately intimidates and…

By: Megan Reynolds / November 19, 2014

Beauty IRL: I Cut Off All My Hair (And Only Regretted It A Little Bit)

Beauty mags are full of the same homogenous crap. Skinny, pretty ladies shilling beauty products that cost a whole paycheck, promising to make you look and feel a certain way. Welcome to Beauty IRL, a new column in which we try to break down the aspirational walls of beauty coverage, and bring you real-life dispatches

By: Megan Reynolds / November 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Londontown Lakur Nail Polish, Base Coat & Hardener

I've been looking for a decent top coat for ages, so Londontown's Kur top coat and nail hardener are more exciting to me than the line's pretty fall colors. Londontown's polish is vegan, 5-free, and ultimately better for your nails than a typical chemical-filled polish. The top coat and hardener promise to make nails strong, healthy and…

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Makeup Bag: 5 Beauty Tips (And Products) For Hiding Your Hangover

We’ve all been there. A coworker asks you out to happy hour, which quickly turns into five hours, eight glasses of Pinot Grigio and absolute dread for the following morning. You may wake up feeling like hell (actually, scratch that, you will wake up feeling like hell), but that doesn’t mean you have to look like it,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Yotel’s Nail Polish Collaboration With Habit Cosmetics

Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain's new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it'…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Sexy Hair’s Caring Is Sexy Powder Play

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. I've found the best hair product of the year for ladies with limp locks, like myself. I've always had pin straight, heavy hair, which means it goes flat within 30 minutes after a blow dry. Not anymore. Before I went out this weekend, a friend of mine told me I needed…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 8, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: False Eyelashes At The Beach

We’ve already tested the Eylure line of false lashes once, in a controlled, relatively stable, indoor environment. Still, after Sophie’s Beauty Test Drive, I was inspired to give them a whirl myself. Sure, these things look great when you’re sitting in your apartment, straightening your hair and paging through Seamless, but I wanted to try…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 12, 2014

7 Nail Colors That Are Perfect For Fall

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?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TastyFace Organics’ Vanilla Mint Daily Moisturizer

Organic moisturizer that smells like delicious cake frosting? Yeah, I'm totally Beauty Test Driving that……

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 15, 2014

Beauty Trend: Orange-Red Lips

Spring is here, temps are rising and that means it's time to brighten up your lip color. Want to give this season's super trendy orange-y red lips for a spin? Here are 10 tubes to try...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2014

Beauty Breakdown: January Jones’ Retro Glam Lashes & Bright Red Lips

Normally I'm pretty against plastic surgery, but I would not say no to a total January Jones Face Transfusion. Look at her face. It's so pretty. Sigh. Science has obviously not gotten to a point where we can steal celebrity faces for ourselves, and I don't know that January would be down for such a thing anyway,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2014

Beauty Trend: Wine-Stained Lips

In case you haven't heard, the '90s are back in a big way, with mixed results. I'm happy to leave hair scrunchies and clunky sandals back in middle school, but deep, rich, wine-stained lips are a '90s beauty trend I'm happy to see come back in a big way. Kerry Washington and Margot Robbie rocked

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer

My pale, winter skin had set in, and I needed to update my go-to concealer for a lighter shade. Instead of purchasing the same solution, I opted to try the well-reviewed Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. This product claims to nourish skin with jojoba and honey, while providing waterproof, crease proof, and transfer resistant coverage.

By: Sophie Leon / February 7, 2014

I Want That: Let’s Talk Nail Art!

Welcome to another installment of "I Want That," The Frisky's every-so-often beauty product review video series. In this episode, we invited our resident nail art fan Megan to join us, to discuss the ins and outs of polish, stickers and press-ons. Check it out above and then tell us in the comments what nail treatment…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2013

Watch: “I Want That!” Our New Beauty Product Haul Video Series

For those of us who generally ignore the fact that we have lips, the idea of wearing lip color can be intimidating. Even if you have the whole lipstick color scheme down to a science, sorting through the lip aisle can be daunting. Glosses, crayons, and stains. Oh my! (You should see how many different lipsticks we receive…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2013
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