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Beauty Test Drive: NARS Super Orgasm Blush

BTD: Avon Glimmersticks
Are these diamond eyeliners all that? Read More »
BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Liquid Eyeliner
Winona test drives Maybelline's Master Precise Eyeliner. Read More »
BTD: CoverGirl Gloss Balm
Jessica is a big fan of CoverGirl's Gloss Balm. Read More »

My friend Aileen and I popped into Sephora a couple weeks ago so I could grab a new face powder, and of course we ended up staying for two hours and testing every single product and fragrance in the store. When our epic cosmetic journey brought us to the NARS section, I spotted their new blush, modestly titled, “Super Orgasm,” and laughed. Their “Orgasm” has been hugely popular for years thanks to the claim that it mimics the natural flush of a woman’s cheeks post-orgasm. “What the hell is a Super Orgasm?” I asked as I swiped some on my cheek. Then I looked in the mirror, stopped asking questions, and spent 30 bucks on blush (which I have totally never done before). Here’s why…. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect ME Peptide Infused Nail Color Treatment

BTD: Clarisonic Mia
Jessica loves sandblasting her dry skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Read More »
BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Maybelline Stiletto
Find out how Rachel is rocking a matte black cat eye. Read More »

I’m not going to lie: I get a manicure once a week. It’s a luxury, yes, but for me it’s a necessary one that’s worth the $13 and twenty minutes of dry time. You see, I err on the side of, ahem, nonchalant when it comes to my “look” — I think Kate Moss, you see Courtney Love — so a glossy coat of fresh lacquer is often one of the few things that make my style cohesive. I may not have washed my hair in three days, my lipstick may be smeared and faded, my skirt may be on sideways, but look closely and you will see I’m not just any vagabond. I’m a vagabond with a manicure. It’s very Derelicte, my friends. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Boi-Ing Concealer

BTD: FIT ME Foundation
Maybelline FIT ME foundation
Jessica loves Maybelline's new FIT ME foundation. Read More »
BTD: Fairy Dust
Pixi's Fairy Dust highlighter is as pretty as can be. Read More »
BTD: Highlighter
Benefit Watt's Up
Jessica loves Benefit's new Watt's Up highlighter! Read More »

I’ve long complained in these Beauty Test Drives that I have dry skin. The driest skin. Well, I’m going to complain about it again! But this time it is to tell you that Benefit’s Boi-Ing concealer, which has a greasy, almost melted-waxy consistency, is a super choice for quick coverups on the go. Or, in moments of morning-after desperation, you could use it all over your face as a foundation.   Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner

BTD: Maybelline Stiletto
Find out how Rachel is rocking a matte black cat eye. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »
BTD: Eyeliner
Winona test drives Maybelline's Master Precise Eyeliner. Read More »

Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.

My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all day, I’m also rather partial to Avon’s Glittersticks Diamonds eyeliners. Their twinkle is subtle, not “Rock Of Ages,” and it’s beyond easy to apply. Just try not to think about how the name sounds like a Care Bear. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline Line Stiletto

BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Clarisonic Mia
Jessica loves sandblasting her dry skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Read More »
BTD: Urban Decay Shadow
Winona looks fierce in this Urban Decay eyeshadow pencil. Read More »

I am half of a woman without an expertly flicked, crisp matte black cat eye. I am one quarter of a woman with said cat eye, smudged, smeared, or generally melted into my eyelid. Believe me, I love a good grungy look (like, more than you even know), but when it comes to my liquid liner, I am not screwing around. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Napoleon Perdis Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer

BTD: FIT ME Foundation
Maybelline FIT ME foundation
Jessica loves Maybelline's new FIT ME foundation. Read More »
BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Black Mask
We try this unique mask from Boscia. Read More »

Finding the right foundation never stops being annoying, does it? Some go on so creamy that it looks like glop. Others go on so sheer that you barely get any coverage. I’ve been happily wearing Maybelline’s FIT ME foundation for about six months, but as spring turns to summer, I’m keen for something that feels lighter on my skin. Enter Napoleon Perdis Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer — it is perfect. As a tinted moisturizer virgin, I wish I’d found this years ago. Keep reading »

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