beauty test drive

Beauty Test Drive: Mother Dirt Is Live Bacteria For Cleaning Your Body (And It Actually Works)

Cleaning your body with live bacteria is nowhere near as gross as it sounds.

Lourdes Uribe | October 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

Beauty Test Drive: Frank Body Coffee Scrub Is A Caffeinated Adventure

Over the past few years, the lifestyle blogosphere (and Pinterest) has been overflowing with DIY coffee scrub recipes that claim to reduce cellulite and make our skin glow. First off,…

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Scrub Is Heaven In A Jar

I had never heard of Simple Sugars scrubs until a few weeks ago (how is that possible?), but most of the world knows the product through the entrepreneur-focused reality show…

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Bare Minerals Pop Of Passion Lip Oil-Balm Is My New BFF

Elaborate beauty routines are lovely when you can set aside some special time, but during the weekly grind, practicality (and realism about what we have time for) has its place in the makeup…

Claire Hannum | June 8, 2015 - 10:05 am

Beauty Test Drive: The Marilyn New Yorker Boar Bristle Brush

Baby’s first boar bristle!

Claire Hannum | May 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Actually Does All The Things It Promises

Never succumb to the tyranny of false eyelashes again.

Megan Reynolds | April 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect’s “ME” Nail Lacquer Is Chip-Free (For A While Anyway)

I have a mild obsession with any type of nail “system” that involves magic combinations of top coats and secret polish formulas. While I happily fork over cash for pointless purchases in other…

Claire Hannum | April 1, 2015 - 10:00 am

Beauty Test Drive: Bare Escentuals Complexion Rescue Is The Best Lighting Your Face Could Ever Want

Something to make your face look less like crap.

Megan Reynolds | March 11, 2015 - 4:10 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | March 5, 2015 - 9:45 am

Beauty Test Drive: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I’ve never been into gel manicures, not only because they cost more than my lazy at-home DIY nail routine, but because the effort it takes to remove them kind of freaks me out. Gels…

Claire Hannum | February 18, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Palette

While I used to love eye shadow in, say, the 7th grade, I’m generally pretty stumped on how to wear it in an everyday context. When I set out to…

Claire Hannum | January 28, 2015 - 9:30 am

Beauty Test Drive: Clinique Almost Lipstick In Black Honey

Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is a certified cult classic, the kind of lip color thing that shows up on best-of and must-have lists everywhere for years and years.

Megan Reynolds | January 20, 2015 - 9:00 am

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

In my ongoing mission to wear bold lipstick more regularly, I’ve been trying on whatever tubes of lipstick are put in front of me without much thought. When I swiped…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Doll

The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Doll stain has adorable packaging, but does the product on the inside match the outside? I love lip and cheek stains but I find…

Claire Hannum | January 4, 2015 - 11:00 am

Beauty Test Drive: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer In Lovers Creep And Bridge & Tunnel

I’ve been biting the hell out of my nails lately (disgusting, I know), which means I need to keep them constantly painted to prevent me from chewing. Since it’s the…

Katie Oldenburg | December 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Beauty Test Drive: Own Day & Night Lip Treatments

Own Beauty is all about is all about healthy products that avoid harsh chemicals and are safe for sensitive skin. Their lip treatments are no different – the line is…

Claire Hannum | November 21, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | November 12, 2014 - 9:30 am
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