Posts tagged "beauty products"

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 beauty professionals who said I should moisturize despite my skin type. Until recently, I hadn’t found a moisturizer that wouldn’t contribute to the oil slick…

Annika Harris / May 18, 2010

The Weirdest New Beauty Treatment Ingredients

Since the beginning of time, people have been slathering themselves in all sorts of bizarre substances in the hopes of becoming more beautiful.

Modern technology has exposed a lot of these concoctions to be worthless (or, in the case of Elizabethan-era women using lead paint to lighten their skin, very harmful) and also…

StyleList Home / April 24, 2010

How To Organize Your Gross Old Beauty Products

Nothing will cause you to reevaluate your beauty product stash more than attempting to organize the usually prodigious, crummy mess. Even the most meticulous chick will admit to hiding a hot mess of broken eye shadows, four-year-old hot pink lipsticks and almost empty hairspray somewhere under her cupboard. Once you make the decision to get…

Erin Flaherty / March 26, 2010

The Frisky’s Style Unboxed: Talika’s “Beauty Of Your Eyes” Kit

Erin, The Frisky’s style editor, gets sent a lot of new beauty products in the mail to test and review, but sometimes the most exciting part is opening the goods and finding out what’s inside. When we found out that there’s a whole genre of internet videos in which tech geeks film themselve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2010

Lip Plumping Action For Your Cheeks?

Have you ever used lip plumpers? They’re those lip glosses that are basically like collagen injections in a bottle—they have some weird potion in them that makes your lips feel like they’re warm and tingling/itching. It’s a bizarre sensation to endure, but if you can, these products promise that your pucker will indeed appear more…

Leonora Epstein / March 11, 2010

How Long Could You Last Without Beauty Products?

You probably take for granted just how many beauty products you benefit from each day (look in your bathroom cabinet to prove it). So what would happen if you all of a sudden cut yourself off, cold turkey? That’s what one woman did in a 30-day challenge where she allowed herself to use only soa…

Leonora Epstein / March 7, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Story About Wearing Red Lipstick

Last week, we asked you to tell us about your first time wearing red lipstick in exchange for some Jemma Kidd cosmetics from Market for Drama. And, unsurprisingly, many of you made it into an older relative’s makeup bag when you were young, and the results were hilarious, defiant, and heartwarming. But, astrolatry won for…

Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

The One Beauty Product That Can Really Eff Up Your Skin

This morning I came upon a rather alarming piece of information: My favorite skincare product (and yours, judging from the crazy sales of that St. Ives apricot drugstore staple) could be responsible for making our complexions worse, not better. According to Marc Edward, a top facialist in L.A., facial scrubs “break your skin out more…

Erin Flaherty / March 2, 2010

Win This! Jemma Kidd Cosmetics From Market For Drama

Who doesn’t like a good deal on cosmetics without pressure from a salesperson? Market for Drama, a private online beauty site, offers up to 70 percent off high-end beauty products during its weekly shopping events. Shop online for brands like Jemma Kidd Professional Beauty, which offers multi-tasking cosmetics for busy beauty hounds. From March 2…

Annika Harris / February 26, 2010

Snakes On A Face: Snake Serum For Anti-Aging?

Not to reinforce stereotypes, but this one is fairly common—a lot of women are scared s**tless of snakes. (Well, except maybe for Britney, but there’s something a bit crazy going on upstairs there in the first place.) Despite this phenomenon, the one way females might feel totally OK about snakes is if their powerful juice…

Leonora Epstein / February 5, 2010

A Body Balm To Save Your Sanity

A little R&R isn’t usually high on our priorities list. How can it be when we’ve got deadlines, bills, and drama to deal with? Yet we all have experienced the painful effects of stress and know that going non-stop is unhealthy. (We’re not Energizer Bunnies, you know.) Now, you might not be able to take…

Annika Harris / January 25, 2010

Could You Give Up Your Beauty Products For Home Remedies?

The challenge: substitute every single “normal” product in your beauty routine for an all-natural, possibly edible, old-fashioned beauty recipe—oh, and no makeup! One brave woman is trying to do just that, and after a week of substituting odor-eating baking soda, apple cider vinegar rinses/milk rather than shampoo/conditioner, and using lemon and apple cider vinegar a…

Nina Carbone / December 29, 2009

13 Bad News Beauty Products Of The Decade

We all know the drill: You hand over your dollars, hoping for a visible change and get nothing, nada, bupkis. The following products suck—no getting around it. Avoid them at all costs.
First up? Fish pedicures. Such a bad idea they were banned for being unsanitary. (And just plain bizarre.) Click through for more!

Nina Carbone / December 23, 2009

Beauty Product Reviews—Do You Read ‘Em?

I recently received a free sample of the Bliss Triple Oxygen mask from Sephora (sidebar: sign up for their “Beauty Insider” card; you build up points and get loads of free samples), and after a few applications, loved its effects. So, after the sample ran out, I was looking to buy a full-sized bottle. Because…

Nina Carbone / December 14, 2009

Beauty Products Expose You To 515 Chemicals Per Day!

I know that all the products I use in my daily life certainly can’t be good for me. But I had no idea that, on a day-to-day basis, I could possibly be exposing my body to 515 chemicals. Fear! According to Bionsen, a natural deodorant company, women have up to 515 different chemicals in their…

Bianca Posterli / November 20, 2009

Eyelash Growth Product Latisse Faces Backlash

For some, Latisse has proven to be a miracle beauty product as the formula promises to grow full, long, thick eyelashes. Though Latisse was FDA approved, take heed: Cityfile is reporting that the FDA has now released an advisory letter regarding Latisse, the details of which are downright scary …

Leonora Epstein / September 24, 2009

Five Beauty Products To Skimp On

Today the HuffPo ran a story about “beauty indulgences” in which a writer extolled the virtues of 10 outrageously splurgy beauty products, the total cost of which clocked in just under a grand ($986 to be exact, I counted). Her point, that some products are totally worth the money, is fair enough, but having spent…

Erin Flaherty / September 8, 2009

Is Eye Cream A Big Old Waste Of Money?

Say it ain’t so, but a major UK consumer organization claims that spending money on fancy eye creams is like investing in horses and buggies, or erm, something like that. The group Which? tested 12 anti-wrinkle products on volunteers between 35 and 65 years old, and “found none of them came close to eliminating or…

Erin Flaherty / August 20, 2009

Do Your Hair for Under $20

Bargain shopping for makeup is easy, but it can be a challenge to spend under $20 on traditionally spendy hair products. We tried and tress-ted (ha, sorry) a few little numbers and found a few that make the grade — whether you’re going for high volume or stick straight — but won’t make your wallet…

Deborah Findling / August 17, 2009

Roadtest: Can Pheromone-Laced Beauty Products Get You Laid?

Have you ever dated someone who smelled really hot? Not good, mind you—but hot, like sex in a sniffable form. There’s a scientific explanation for this phenomenon—it’s caused by pheromones, hormones we all secrete that shout to the opposite sex, “Hey you! I want to get naked now!”

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