Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

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

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Gloss Ink, Lipstick & Lip Cream In Shades Of Purple

Before I go into this Beauty Test Drive, I'd like to declare my fondness for Topshop Beauty products. I've tried out a fair share of makeup in my day, and I'm generally a big fan of Topshop's price point, quality and coverage. This time around, I decided to test three purple Topshop lip products: Glo…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 6, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Magic Eyeliner

Every time someone takes a photo of me, I hear my mother’s voice saying, “Open your eyes!” You see, in my family, I have the smallest eyes. My mother and sisters all have round faces and Bambi like brown eyes.  Over the years I have learned to fake the wide eye look with dramatic eyeliner…

By: Sophie Leon / May 1, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Pixi Cheek Sheen

UPDATE, 12:30p.m.:  Oh no! We regret to inform you that Pixi has gotten in touch with us say these new Cheeks Stains from the brand's spring line won't be produced, due to production issues. If you're jonesing for a similar look, you may want to try Pixi's Sheer Cheek Gel instead. Nothing against makeup brushes,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Lip Cream Vs. Lipstick

Ever see four versions of the same lip color and wonder WTF is the difference? Welcome to my world. I started wearing bold lip colors about a year ago and I find myself at a loss when offered too many options. Luckily I work at The Frisky and get to Beauty Test Drive several color…

By: Sophie Leon / April 22, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC Touch-Up To Go Concealer/Foundation Pen

As a lady with more than a little redness on her face, concealer is one of my must-have beauty products. Concealers come in many forms, like sticks, tubes, and pots, but my particular favorite is a pen or wand. With a foundation wand, you can apply it directly onto your skin and pat it dow…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: The Benefit Brow Treatment

Jessica and I were invited to the Benefit Boutique in Soho to meet with "Project Runway" mentor Nick Verreos, "Under The Gunn" winner Oscar Garcia-Lopez, and Benefit global beauty authority Annie Ford Danielson. Annie unveiled the new Benefit apron designed by Oscar as we all discussed the little things that can transform how a woman feels about herself.

By: Sophie Leon / April 16, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Beauty’s Decontructed Rose Lip Gloss Library

I only get roses on birthdays and the occasional Valentine's Day, so when I received Bite Beauty's Limited-Edition Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, I knew it was a special occasion. Almost too pretty to use, the palette features 12 different hues of pink and red lip glosses, inspired by the colors found in a bouquet…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Formula X’s Nail Colors In Thrilling & Sci-Fi

When it comes to spring nail color, I'm feeling a bit torn between my favorite poppy red and the pretty pastel shades that are big for the season. Unlike Jessica's creamy coloring, my olive skin tone often clashes with rich pastels. On a routine trip to Sephora -- what? --  I spotted these Formula X…

By: Sophie Leon / April 9, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre

Want to up your eye shadow game? This safe-for-contact-wearers glittery topcoat promises to boost your natural-looking eye makeup and take you from the office to da clurb in no time.

By: Sophie Leon / April 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo

Between my super dry scalp and the cold winter weather, I've been trying really, really hard to wash my hair less often. This is not a fun goal to have when your hair is very blonde and does not hide oil well. The solution to extending the time between hair washing without having super gro…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 31, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Hard Candy’s Take Me Out Liner

Colored eyeliner is one of those beauty products I flirt with but rarely actually attempt. In fact, I usually wimp out even when it comes to colored shadow. That said, it seems like such an easy way to mix up your makeup routine without too much effort, so I was willing to give it a…

By: Claire Hannum / March 28, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer

Like most women, I have 312 bottles of nail polish knocking around my apartment at any given moment. When a package of spring beauty products from Laura Mercier arrived at the office, I had mixed emotions when Sophie handed me a bright lavender nail polish called Reckless: Yay, pretty, expensive nail polish!!!!! and also Oh, I already

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Essie Fill The Gap Treatment For Nail Ridges

As I get older, the ridges on my nails become more and more noticeable. Although vertical nail ridges are totally harmless, they can make at home manicures frustrating. Filing them down can weaken nails and painting over them can lead to a streaky manicure. After a long search, I have finally found a solution I…

By: Sophie Leon / March 21, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC’s Tantalizer Body Bronzing Spray

Ever get all dolled up and then look down at your painfully pale legs? If you're coming out of winter hibernation and have a special event to go to, I've got the solution for you. No stockings required.

By: Sophie Leon / March 18, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk’s Limited Edition Make-A-Face Brush Set

Have you ever gone into a Sephora and thought, What the hell is THAT brush for?  Why are there 50 different brushes available when I only use five or six products on my face? I have this internal conversation all the time. I am compelled to hold, caress and sometimes buy several brushes without ever…

By: Sophie Leon / March 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Julep Luxe Care Hand Creme

I hate to break it to Kim and Kanye, but the word "luxury" is thrown around so much these days that it doesn't mean jack shit. When a beauty product is called "Luxe" or "Luxury," I don't even assume that means it's fancy anymore because you can buy "luxury bath beads" at the Dollar Store.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: NARS Final Cut Satin Lip Pencil

I know it's not the most mature makeup pursuit, but I've been searching for the perfect soft pink lipstick since I was, oh, 15. It needed to have a creamy texture, a tone that would look fabulous with a tan but wouldn't wash me out in winter, and the color had to be perfect: not…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow

As I mentioned last week, Katie and I recently got the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection of affordable makeup for Target. One of the items that caught my curiosity was the Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow. Like many of Sonia’s products we chose to try for Beauty Test Drive,…

By: Sophie Leon / March 4, 2014
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