Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

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?

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!

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 test drive Topshop’s Smoky Eye Palette (see it here!), I…

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 tackling my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

Sophie Leon / March 18, 2014
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