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Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Powder Foundation

BTD: Tinted Moisturizer
Jessica likes the light coverage of Napoleon Perdis' moisturizer. Read More »
BTD: Mineral Powder
Winona is obsessed with Jane Iredale's powder foundation. Read More »
BTD: FIT ME Foundation
Maybelline FIT ME foundation
Jessica loves Maybelline's new FIT ME foundation. Read More »

I came really late to the powder foundation game. I remember all these girls way back in high school with their little Cover Girl compacts. But me, I’ve usually kicked it old school with regular foundation and then set it with powder. Why I did this, I don’t know. It involved twice as many brushes to get dirty and I’ve never really liked the flaky way powder sits on my skin.

But I think that’s all changed now with the new powder foundation I’ve been using from Drew Barrymore’s Flower line with Walmart. I’ve already kvelled about her Flower lip butter. Turns out that I’m also a big fan of her creamy powder foundation. My fabulous Beauty Test Drive pal Winona claims “obsessed” with her Jane Iredale powder foundation — but Flower’s powder foundation does not come with the same $52 price tag! Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Powder

BTD: Flower Lip Butter
Flower lip butter
Jess is obsessed with Drew's new makeup line! Read More »
BTD: Argan Lotion
Winona is in love with this Moroccan oil lotion for winter. Read More »
BTD: Perk Up Concealer
Jessica covers up dark undereye circles with Benefit's Perk Up concealer. Read More »
BTD: Lush Henna Dye
Rachel tried a hair dye called "Poop Brown Mom." Read More »

The story of how I came to own Jane Iredale mineral powder foundation goes something like this: I met my friend Aileen for dinner and as soon as I saw her flawless skin I shrieked, “Oh my god what makeup are you wearing please teach me to make my face look like your face!”

“It’s Jane Iredale powder foundation,” she replied. “It’s the best.”

So a few days later we went to a local beauty shop and I accidentally spent my life savings on Jane Iredale products. The purple eyeshadow I picked up  was a bit of a disappointment, but this mineral foundation? That’s a whole different story… Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Lip Butter

BTD: Cheek Brightener
Benefit Cosmetics fine one one
Jessica was unenthused with Benefit's cheek brightener. Read More »
BTD: Jane Iredale Shadow
Winona found Jane Iredale eyeshadow good for her sensitive skin. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Mascara
Winona liked this mascara, even though it didn't curl her lashes as promised. Read More »
Flower lip butter

Never in the million years did I think I’d be recommending you a product sold exclusively at Walmart, renowned big box store of sex discrimination lawsuits and sexist tee shirts. Neither would I have suspected that Drew Barrymore, hippie goddess of love and light, would choose Walmart to exclusively sell her makeup line, Flower. But she did, and I am, and honestly, her Flower lip butter is the best lip product I’ve ever used. Yes, better than the expensive department store lipsticks and drug store lip crayons. It’s the shit. For realz.

I went home from a Flower event with a bag full of goodies to test drive and the quality of all of them is very high. I’ll review them one-by-one, but first up, the lip butter!

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Beauty Test Drive: Fine-One-One Cheek & Lip Brightener

BTD: Jane Iredale Shadow
Winona found Jane Iredale eyeshadow good for her sensitive skin. Read More »
BTD: Perk Up Concealer
Jessica covers up dark undereye circles with Benefit's Perk Up concealer. Read More »
BTD: Lush Henna Dye
Rachel tried a hair dye called "Poop Brown Mom." Read More »
Benefit Cosmetics fine one one

My natural skin color is death warmed up (uh, I mean, “porcelain”) so I’m all about blush and bronzer for achieving that vaguely human look. To me it’s really important that blush and bronzer look as “natural” as possible. Alas, that is not always the case. Benefit Cosmetics sent us Fine-One-One, their new cheek/lip brightening stick, so I gave it a whirl … and felt very “meh.” Keep reading »

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 »

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Perk Up Artist Concealer Set

BTD: Lush Henna Dye
Rachel tried a hair dye called "Poop Brown Mom." Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Mascara
Winona wasn't so impressed with this curling mascara's curling ability. Read More »
BTD: Revlon Stain
Jess thinks this balm stain is the cat's pajamas. Read More »

I feel pretty lucky that the most annoying beauty problem that I face on a regular basis is dark undereye circles and redness around my nose and chin. Those are easily fixable, if not particularly “sexy.” I mean, no one gets excited about going to shop for concealer! But with the Perk Up Artist set, a compact containing three complexion corrections, Benefit admirably tries.  Keep reading »

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