Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Celine Dion’s Perfume Collection

Last Tuesday at around 11AM I heard a knock on the door. I wasn’t expecting a package and the last time I opened the door for a random visitor it was two religious guys wearing shiny white pants who told me they had definitive proof that God was a fish, so I ignored it…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 28, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Not long ago, BB cream was the biggest buzz in beauty. But lately, it’s all but disappeared from the lips of magazine editors and bloggers. Brands that are just now getting on their BB game are, well, kind of late to the party. The Asian favorite formula ended up being a bit of a disappointment…

Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: JK Jemma Kidd Primer

I’ve always thought primer was a slightly dodgy beauty product. Do I really need to put more gunk on my face, on top of my moisturizer and serum but under my makeup? Apparently so.

I’ll admit primer does keep foundation and concealer on my face longer, which is ideal for days that my…

Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop BB Cream

BB cream is one of those makeup products that just appeared on the American market in the past year, causing every woman here to scratch her chin and say, “Hmmm, do we really need this?!” BB cream is basically a combination foundation/moisturizer/primer and sometimes it’s got sunscreen in it, too.  Some people swear by their…

Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

I think I’ve mentioned my love for Revlon Lip Butters a few times now, most recently in the context of my summer makeup routine, but I thought it was time to make things official and ask Lip Butter to marry me write up a full Beauty Test Drive. This awesome lip balm/lipstick hybrid is the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 18, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: NARS Super Orgasm Blush

My friend Aileen and I popped into Sephora a couple weeks ago so I could grab a new face powder, and of course we ended up staying for two hours and testing every single product and fragrance in the store. When our epic cosmetic journey brought us to the NARS section, I spotted their new…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 12, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect ME Peptide Infused Nail Color Treatment

I’m not going to lie: I get a manicure once a week. It’s a luxury, yes, but for me it’s a necessary one that’s worth the $13 and twenty minutes of dry time. You see, I err on the side of, ahem, nonchalant when it comes to my “look” — I think Kate Moss, you…

Rachel Krause / June 16, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Boi-Ing Concealer

I’ve long complained in these Beauty Test Drives that I have dry skin. The driest skin. Well, I’m going to complain about it again! But this time it is to tell you that Benefit’s Boi-Ing concealer, which has a greasy, almost melted-waxy consistency, is a super choice for quick coverups on the go. Or, i…

Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner

Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.

My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline Line Stiletto

I am half of a woman without an expertly flicked, crisp matte black cat eye. I am one quarter of a woman with said cat eye, smudged, smeared, or generally melted into my eyelid. Believe me, I love a good grungy look (like, more than you even know), but when it comes to my liquid…

Rachel Krause / May 28, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Napoleon Perdis Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer

Finding the right foundation never stops being annoying, does it? Some go on so creamy that it looks like glop. Others go on so sheer that you barely get any coverage. I’ve been happily wearing Maybelline’s FIT ME foundation for about six months, but as spring turns to summer, I’m keen for something that feel…

Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Nuance Salma Hayek Face Wash

If you are unfortunate enough to be born with dry skin, your life will go something like this:

Everyone from dermatologists to fashion magazines will tell you that you have to wash your face with Cetaphil.
You will realize they are right, so you will wash your face with Cetaphil.
Thi…

Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Polish

Next time the Avon lady comes a-calling, I’m not going to buy any nail polish from her. Avon sent the Frisky office some of their spring/summer products and I have to be honest, I was pretty disappointed with their Avon Nailwear Pro polish. (You’ve been seeing me wear it in the color Coral Reef all…

Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner

As much as I love trendy makeup looks like gold smoky eyes and sparkly teal eye shadow, my all-time favorite will always be winged black eyeliner. It’s sexy, it’s dramatic, and my commitment to perfecting it means I’m always on the hunt for new eyeliners that are affordable, flattering, and easy to apply. I’ve tried…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm

I hereby commence the first-ever meeting of the Ladies Whose Lips Are So Thin We’re Afraid Of Wearing Lipstick support group! So far, Amelia and I are the only members, but with the help of our sponsors, both of  us have been making inroads.

Part of my recovery can be attributed to the…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Stages Of Beauty Radiance Antioxidant Serum

If you couldn’t already tell, using natural skincare is incredibly important to me. I have extremely sensitive skin that reacts negatively to anything it could possibly react negatively to — sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, many things with weird chemical-sounding names and, lo and behold, most drugstore makeup and skincare (woe!). I really just can’t use…

Rachel Krause / April 22, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara

Mascara is a strange and mysterious product. Some of my friends’ favorite brands flake and clump on my lashes, and some formulas I swear by have been horror shows for my friends. Even so, people tend to feel very strongly about their preferred mascara, and it’s not uncommon for a beauty blogger to be kicked…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Skincare used to be a whole daunting arena of the beauty industry that I avoided out of fear. My dry, sensitive skin is so fickle. I washed daily with Cetaphil, scrubbed once or twice a week with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and glopped on a pricy Bliss face mask every month or so. Most day…

Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: BECCA Eye Tint Créme

I’ve found an easy-peasy smoky eye in a tube. Yeah, a tube. It’s not an eyeshadow — it’s a cream. No brushes required. No large palettes to carry around. No loose powder flaking on the tops of my cheeks. BECCA’s Eye Tint créme is the easiest smoky eye I’ve ever done.

Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Cream

Let’s begin with a disclaimer: this is less of a Beauty Test Drive and more of a Beauty Necessity for me, but I want to share it. This Kiehl’s deodorant and I have never been separated, not once, since I first started using it, like, six years ago. It’s my must-have, my holy grail, and…

Rachel Krause / March 31, 2012
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