Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Contouring Is Wizardry (But It Only Sort Of Worked On Me)

Kim Kardashian’s face is a masterful work of art. Her cheekbones are always high and tight and the way the light plays off the ridges is mesmerizing. I realize that it is insane to want to look like a celebrity that has a retinue of makeup artists and humans to blot her every shiny spot…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2014

Shopping Strategy: How To Shop A Major Sale Without Losing It

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now and, like many major sales, the good stuff goes fast. In particular, anything that says limited edition, exclusive, or free gift with purchase.  The first area to be ransacked is the beauty department. Ever wonder how some women have 20 free makeup pouches and…
By: Sophie Leon / July 20, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Somehow I managed to enter my third decade on Earth without ever having tried a cat's eye with gel eyeliner before. Of course I'd worn eyeliners — browns, golds, even blues — but something about that thick, black cat's eye intimidated me. I thought you needed to have that "cool girl" look, like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Champagne

I love silver and I love gold, but I rose gold is my absolute favorite. There's something so elegant and princess-like about the pinkish metallic hue that's not too flashy, but is still classically pretty. When I heard about Bite Beauty's new Agave Lip Mask Champagne which has a rose gold pearl tint, I had…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 15, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Neutral Nail Polish

The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs' Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn't want my nail polish to compete with my…
By: Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Yes To Coconut Naturally Smooth Lip Balm & Cooling Lip Oil

I loooove the smell of coconuts. Just a whiff takes me back to the beach where sunscreen and pina coladas are plentiful. So when I heard that Yes To launched a line of Yes To Coconut products, I couldn't wait to try their lip balm and lip oil that would (hopefully) leave me tasting coconut…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 13, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Eylure Dramatic No. 205 False Lashes

The UK brand Eylure has a long history with lashes. Developed by two makeup artist in the 1940s, Eylure offers lashes ranging from natural to dramatic. When presented with the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair, I couldn’t resist going for the most intense pair I could get my hands on.
By: Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Color

I know the idea of $32 blush must make some people scream. How could anyone possibly spend that much money on makeup? But I have a ringing endorsement here: Laura Mercier's new Bonne Mine Stick Face Color stays put all day long. It doesn't sweat off in July's sweltering humidity, it doesn't get eaten up by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor's Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it's the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen's Birthday, or just a normal Thursday.
By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Formula X Press Pods

It's inevitable: whenever you have somewhere to go, your nail polish chips. Today, three of my nails chipped -- so annoying! I was about to use my emergency nail polish remover that I have stashed in my desk, until I remembered a few of my nails were accented with glitter -- and there was no…
By: Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Essie’s “Style Hunter” Is The Perfect Pinkish Red

Usually I avoid red polish in the summer because I don't think it emphasizes my tan as well as colors that compliment my olive skin. See: pale pastels. When we received a batch of Essie colors in the mail to Test Drive, I couldn’t fight my attractio…
By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Porefessional For Pore Perfection

I have been blessed with fairly clear skin. I rarely get zits, so I only need a light foundation for my skin to look smooth and clear ... at least from afar. But a closer look reveals some angry pores. As a teenager, I was obsessed with popping blackheads; so much so, I have scarred…
By: Sophie Leon / June 18, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Molten Eyes In Pocket Money

Sometimes we receive beauty products that make me feel like a kid again. A metallic eye pencil, for example, reminds me of raiding my older sister’s makeup bag and creating Cyndi Lauper-inspired eyes. When Topshop's Molten Eyes arrived at my desk, I jumped at the chance to experiment with a wearable version of Cyndi Lauper’…
By: Sophie Leon / June 13, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Priti NYC 5 Free Nail Polish

I'm not someone who gets excited about specific nail polish colors. I know there are some women who are very specific about how they want one coat of Essie Ballet Slippers and one coat of Essie Mademoiselle. I've always just picked whatever color randomly struck my fancy at the moment. But when Priti NYC sent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: BareSkin Foundation By Bare Essentials

Bare Minerals turned me onto powder foundations eight years ago. I loved the lightweight and medium coverage of their products. This year, Bare Minerals has launched a liquid foundation called BareSkin, an ultra thin formula that promises bright, more even toned skin. So ... does it work?
By: Sophie Leon / June 9, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara

I have always believed the secret to long, "flirty" eyelashes was simply an eyelash curler. I was wrong. It takes an eyelash curler and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara!
By: Sophie Leon / June 2, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Coast To Coast Coastal Ultra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I have incredibly sensitive skin, so when it comes to my makeup remover, I rarely stray from my go-to: Clinique's Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips. But on the day I was scheduled to step into The Frisky studio to…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 29, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

I have probably asked every person I know “Do I smell?” or “Want to smell my armpits?” this week. For this week’s Beauty Test Drive, I've been taking whiffs of my own pits as frequently as possible. That’s right, mid-Pilates I was caught turning my head to confirm this natural deodorant was actually…
By: Sophie Leon / May 28, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Etre Belle Liplift Peel

At times, my lips are so dry they resemble truck tires. And then when I wear matte lip colors or stains, they adhere to the dead skin leaving a patchwork mess. The look and feel isn’t attractive, trust. I have been on the hunt for a lip scrub to revive my pout for some time and…
By: Sophie Leon / May 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Smoky Eye Palette

I love a good smoky eye, so when Topshop's Smoky Eye Palette in Tuxedo arrived at The Frisky office, I was eager to Beauty Test Drive it. While sultry, smoky eyes aren't for the faint of heart, it makes a big statement when when you're looking to amp up your sex appeal. For a night…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 8, 2014
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