Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer

My pale, winter skin had set in, and I needed to update my go-to concealer for a lighter shade. Instead of purchasing the same solution, I opted to try the well-reviewed Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. This product claims to nourish skin with jojoba and honey, while…
By: Sophie Leon / February 7, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick

I'm not a lipstick person. Not in the slightest. For the most part, avoiding lipstick is due to my enormous fear that it's going to smear all over my face or my teeth. I've seen it happen to too many women and my second-hand embarrassment for them has scared me away from wearing lipstick i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment

Taking care of my skin always feels like a chore. Whether it's taking my makeup off before I go to bed or using the Clarisonic Mia (which gets me tons of compliments, for real), it's not a habit. Or it's a bad habit. Whatever, you know what I mean. But when Origins sent…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: This Is The Waterproof Mascara I Wore On My Wedding Day & It Totally Worked

A few days before I got married, one of my BFF's gifted me a shopping spree at Make Up For Ever. Lilit knew I was doing my own makeup for my wedding — hey, Kate Middleton did it! — so she wanted to help out. I got some gorgeous lipstick, foundation, green-tinted primer, and their…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Mor Lip Macaron Lip Balm

My life has been one long epic quest for the perfect lip balm. These are my stringent requirements: goopy but not sticky or waxy tastes good packaging which is both pretty and sturdy (I drop makeup like it's my job) most importantly, nourishes my chronically dry lips EOS lip balms are always in my purse…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

I'm not trying to brag here, but I get a lot of free makeup. Like, a lot. Not only is it more than enough to feed my product addiction, previously believed to be insatiable, but at this point I have so much makeup I don't even know what to do with it anymore. Seriously, I…
By: Rachel Krause / August 29, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo Vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let's just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 19, 2013

We Tried It: 4 All-Natural Deodorant Picks To Try This Summer

See larger version here. Deodorant is a decidedly unglamorous topic as far as beauty products go. Is it even a beauty product? I suppose it's more of, like, a necessary hygiene product than anything. (Or not necessary, I don't know. You do you, babes, just maybe try not to sit next to…
By: Rachel Krause / July 25, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer

Until recently, I had owned exactly two hair dryers in my life. The first was a travel-sized generic brand model my grandma gave to me that I used until a malfunction turned it into a miniature flame thrower (that was an exciting morning!). The second was a basic Conair dryer that I got to replace…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 2, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Sinful Colors Nail Polish

I've been a fan of Sinful Colors nail polish for a long time, for multiple reasons: one being the fact that it only costs $2 a bottle, another being that it is sold near the beauty counter at Walgreens, which means I buy like three bottles of it per week. Last night I layered SC'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Sephora’s Express Self-Tanning Kit For Face And Body (Video!)

You know who I blame for my never-ending pursuit of the perfect tan? Francine Pascal. The author behind the widely popular '80s teen/tween book series, Sweet Valley High, instilled me with the belief that to be beautiful meant I needed to be bronzed. After all, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, the most beautiful 16-year-old twins o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System

I am not coordinated or motivated enough to wear false eyelashes, even though they always look totally amazing. I've tried putting them on once or twice, but thanks to having perma-shaky Hamburger Helper hands, I was never capable of getting them properly in place or sticking right. Plus? They're not the best…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer

My skin has been all but terrible lately, and it's all but my fault. My breakouts, dryness, redness, blotchiness, sensitivity, and unidentified non-pimple bumps covering my forehead have either everything or nothing to do with my recent proclivity toward sleeping in my makeup, staying out late, eating terribly (but deliciously), hanging out in smoke-filled rooms,…
By: Rachel Krause / May 26, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer

I've had my tube of Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer for awhile now, and for most of that time I've used it occasionally when I needed an extra layer of coverage for under my eyes or to conceal redness around my nose. I liked it a lot, but it probably wouldn't have made it into my deserted…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

Or, "why you should spend $20 on an eyelash curler." Because really, as a beauty editor, my job isn't just to write about products; it's to make you want to buy the products I write about. This is why I straight-up refuse to write in any capacity about anything I don't genuinely love (unle…
By: Rachel Krause / March 6, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: The Super Fast Magical Manicure-Drying Ice Bath

As I've mentioned before, one of my best talents is ruining fresh manicures. Since I'm always finding new ways to smear and chip my delicate, drying nail polish, I thought it was time I got proactive about finding new ways to not ruin my manicures. Which is why I Googled "How to dry…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 5, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Fakeup Concealer

Concealer is one of those beauty products that isn't the least bit fun to purchase. It's a lot more exciting to go straight to the eyeshadows and lip glosses, you know? But the un-fun stuff like foundation and concealer is what someone with, say, redness around their T-zone uses to get an unblemished palette, so…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Powder Foundation

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 brushe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Powder

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'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 27, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2013
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