Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

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 day, I'm…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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. This will get very boring…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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 discovery of…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: Rachel Krause / March 31, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

I have a really hard time buying basics. If I go to the store to buy a black tank top there is a high probability I will walk out with a sequined cocktail dress. The same goes for makeup. For example, last week I went to Ulta to pick up some moisturizer and other boring…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Bob Harper’s Smart 7-Day Cleanse, A Pooper’s Paradise

Look guys, I'm going to start out with a disclaimer, which is to say, we all know cleanses and shortcuts other than eating healthy and exercise are not going to really help you lose weight. However! This bitch is always looking for a shortcut. And so when a PR rep offered to send along sample…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 20, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette

Cheek bones: all of of us have got them, but some of us need do so some heavy lifting with the makeup brushes to make 'em visible. I've got the random collection of blushes, bronzers and highlighters that women can accumulate over time and I know just which ones — all different brands, in different…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Philosophy “The Present” Clear Makeup

I'm of the ilk that believes any and all makeup is ill-advised without the use of primer. On my fairly oily skin, I can't go a day without applying a good primer before my foundation or tinted moisturizer, lest I lose my carefully applied face by midday. I've tried quite a few, including the highly…
By: Rachel Krause / March 13, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

It's Boscia, not blackface. Boscia's done some amazing marketing because the instant I saw this on the shelf at Sephora, I had to have it. A peel-off mask that's as thick as tar? I imagined it pulling off my entire face to reveal what I always knew was lying below: Scarlett Johansson. Sadly, that did…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 7, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: BECCA’s Beach Tint Cream Stain

Want the same earthy, natural effect as Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown but can't reach quite so deep into your pockets? BECCA Cosmetics is a less pricy brand that's just as gorgeous — and their Beach Tint cream stain has already gotten me a compliment from my boss. Beach Tint comes in a tiny tube…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Target PixiGlow Fairy Dust Highlighter

Highlighter is makeup that sounds like it was invented by the beauty industry just to sell you more crap that you don't need. But at least for me, once I started using a highlighter from MAC, I wondered how I lived without it. Target's new PixiGlow Fairy Dust Highlighter  is a great new budget-friendly highlighter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Contrary to popular belief, all mascaras are not made equal. Case in point: Diorshow, one of the few cult favorite beauty products wherein literally everybody is in the cult. Beauty addicts world over, whether they apply makeup for a living or simply dabble in perfecting their own face, are well-informed of the magic that i…
By: Rachel Krause / February 11, 2012
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