Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

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

Beauty Test Drive: Sonia Kashuk Dewy Luxe Lip And Cheek Balm

Katie and I received the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection for Target. One of the products Sonia was most excited to share was her new Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm. We both decided to test it for this Beauty Test Drive.

By: Sophie Leon / March 2, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Bigger Than BB Big Easy Foundation

Jessica and I are the office powder foundation enthusiasts, so when she received Benefit’s Bigger Than BB Big Easy Liquid-to-Powder foundation she quickly handed me a sample.  Let me start by stating, I haven’t worn liquid foundation regularly in over eight years. Just the idea of liquid foundation makes my face scrunch up, but I…

By: Sophie Leon / March 1, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: S.W. Basics Reusable Eco Cotton Rounds

The other day, I was talking to my friend Lauren about ethical fashion and being more conscious consumers (because we’re exactly the kind of nerds who can talk about this topic for hours), and she said something that totally resonated with me: “Once you commit to being a more ethical consumer, it spills over into…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 26, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Hair Chalk

When I was in middle school, I was totally that kid who used every holiday as an opportunity to spray-paint my hair with that temporary aerosol dye they sold at Halloween stores. St. Patricks Day? Green tips! Christmas? Red tips! It bled onto everything and left plenty of my favorite T-shirts covered in residual dye.

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: LORAC’s Take A Brow Kit

Some women never leave the house without lipstick. I never leave the house without eyebrows. Many assumed my eyebrows are so sparse because of over-plucking, but in reality they just never grew in.  This is it. Some women (like Whoopi Goldberg) simply go without and others (like Miley Cyrus) conceal them. I like to fill…

By: Sophie Leon / February 10, 2014

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 providing waterproof, crease proof, and transfer resistant coverage.

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 The Frisky…

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…

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

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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 me o…

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
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