Posts tagged "beauty test drive"

Beauty Test Drive: Peter Thomas Roth Complexion Clearing Pads

As if bikini waxes weren't inherently embarrassing enough, some of us (read "me") may or may not have ingrown hair situations that make the whole thing all the more uncomfortable. Perhaps in an effort to put me out of my awkward misery, one of the lovely wax ladies at The Skin Spa suggested…
By: Lily Q / August 1, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Bang Eau De Toilette Spray

It's not every day that we test products for men here at The Frisky. But Bang is Marc Jacobs' first masculine fragrance in almost 10 years, so I had to jump at the chance. Plus, did you see how hot Marc looked in the Bang ad? Apparently, this scent is so special that…
By: Annika Harris / July 30, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Bare Lifts Braless Bra

One of these days we're going to wise up and give up on the whole braless bra concept. But apparently that day hasn't arrived yet, because we got super excited when Bare Lifts came in the mail. The adhesives promised to be an "Instant Breast Lift" and we trusted them. In fact, we trusted them…
By: Lily Q / July 14, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Make Up Forever HD Concealer

In our ongoing efforts to find the ideal concealer for these hot months, we gave Make Up Forever's HD concealer wand a try. We were impressed by the smooth feel, oil-free aspect and the fact that it left us neither dry nor slippery. Our only gripe with the stuff is that you have to…
By: Lily Q / June 30, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Tarte Lip Stain

At first swipe, we had high hopes for Tarte's Natural Lip Stain. Lust, the color we tested, had an appropriately sultry name and glided on with a practiced sort of ease, moisturizing as it went. Unfortunately, the honeymoon period soon disappeared and we were left with nothing but faint vestiges of the relationship we'd begu…
By: Lily Q / June 29, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Soulgasm Parfum

Here at The Frisky, anything that enhances frisky business seems like good business. What could be better than a perfume that has a distinct scent, but also leads to seduction? Nothing. Soulgasm, a new perfume by Sasha Varon, is deep, sheer, and definitely intense. The base of the perfume is clean musk,…
By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 28, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Liquid TimeBalm Spot Concealer

Know what's not cute? Sweating through your makeup. Also not cute? The icky things that drying concealers do to your face as they try to banish your zits. But come summer (by which we mean the clogged pores of summer), we have a habit of turning to concealers with harsh ingredients out of pimply desperation.
By: Lily Q / June 23, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: NARS Multiple Tint

Don't let the bright pink color fool you, NARS' new Multiple Tint makeup stick isn't trying to leave you looking like a hooker after a rough night. In fact, unless you entirely over-swipe, the pretty burst of pink is so subtle that we dare anyone to even realize that it's not just your natural glow.
By: Lily Q / June 20, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant

Two weeks ago, I came to the realization that you haven't really felt pure luxury until you've hired someone to squeeze gunk from your pores. Forget hot stone massages, Egyptian cotton sheets, and private planes. A facial is the height of luxury, especially when you're enjoying the treatment at a fraction of the normal price.
By: Annika Harris / June 19, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Illamasqua Pure Pigment In Static

I've found a miracle in a pot, and, no, I'm not talking illicit drugs. I'm basically obsessed with my latest multi-tasking makeup find. Illamasqua, a British cosmetic company that crossed the pond about a year ago, is known for its bold and vibrant makeup colors, so I was super excited when Catherine (miss ya,…
By: Annika Harris / June 16, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Sarah Jessica Parker SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet

Don't you just love a multi-tasking product? The SJP NYC Solid Perfume Bracelet not only serves up Sarah Jessica Parker's iconic style, but also functions as a secret stash for her latest scent. SJP NYC is built around the scent of wild strawberries with hints of floral notes. The sensual fragrance reminds me a…
By: Annika Harris / May 30, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

We're generally pretty skeptical of any beauty product that claims to fix up our messy bits while we sleep. What happened to the whole beauty is pain concept? Suddenly beauty is supposed to be just easy? Well, apparently so. Kiehl's new Midnight Recovery Concentrate did, in fact, have a visible effect on my face overnight.
By: Lily Q / May 26, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer

I have extremely oily skin that is a curse (I'm always shiny) and a blessing (I won't wrinkle easily). So for years, I've ignored the advice of my dermatologist and beauty professionals who said I should moisturize despite my skin type. Until recently, I hadn't found a moisturizer that wouldn't contribute to the oil slick…
By: Annika Harris / May 18, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette

I'm not an eyeshadow girl. I hate how it tends to get all built up in the crease of your eyes, and before you know it, you look like a hooker doing the walk of shame. Or else you have to put on tons before it looks like anything, and all of a sudden, it'…
By: Lily Q / May 11, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Gigi Brazilian Bikini Wax

I've tried waxing my lady regions before. It didn't go well. There were burns and blood, and I threw a few things. That was a few months ago, and it prompted me to seek out Irina, a lovely Eastern European woman of epic bikini waxing skill. But apparently time does heal all wounds and traumas,…
By: Lily Q / May 3, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Fresh Under Eye Concealer and Brightener

I've whined about the state of my under eye circles before, and my continued pre-occupation with them means I'm not done experimenting with fixes. This week, it was Fresh's new Supernova Radiance Brightening Pen. Yes, the name is ridiculous, but the brightening aspect is legit. The company claims the pen acts as a concealer…
By: Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Givenchy PhenomenEyes Mascara

If we're being totally honest, the main reason we wanted to try out Givenchy's new mascara was the weird-looking brush. Check that thing out! It looks like a miniature mace. But covered in lash-lengthening liquid instead of metal spikes! Fun! Really, though, it's all kinds of fun. The smaller brush definitely takes a couple applicatio…
By: Lily Q / April 24, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Under Eye “Secret” Concealer

I don't drink coffee and I barely sleep, meaning that the dark circles under my eyes are the stuff of legend. I'd almost gotten to a point where I considered them accessories and was planning to give up on hiding their intensity. Blessedly, a kind soul at Sephora wouldn't let it happen. She introduced me…
By: Lily Q / April 13, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent

There are so many fragrances to choose from this season. My new favorite everyday scent right now is Marc Jacobs "Biscotti" Splash Scent (sold exclusively at Nordstrom). The fragrance was inspired by the delectable treats found in patisseries, with notes of freesia, orange flower, pistachio blossom, and vanilla that combine into a truly…
By: Annika Harris / April 7, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: REN Revitalising Night Cream

People consistently fail to appreciate the importance of a good moisturizer. If you're having skin issues -- whether it's dryness, breakouts or something in between -- you can bet that a lack of or improper moisturizing is to blame, at least to some extent. Amongst the biggest cream-related misconceptions is that people who break out…
By: Lily Q / March 31, 2010
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