Beauty Test Drive: Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20
I was coming to terms with my super oily skin, realizing that I'd always need blotting papers to keep the oil slicks at bay. But then I received some samples of Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20, and my love/hate relationship with my skin became a complete love affair.
Beauty Test Drive: Neosporin Lip Health
I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn't protect and moisturize the lips adequately. I knew my lips were really chapped, yet I still applied my lipstick, only to look as if I were trying to cover…
Beauty Test Drive: Outspoken by Fergie Eau De Toilette Spray
It seems every celebrity has a fragrance nowadays, and oftentimes you get the feeling the celebrity slapped their name on the perfume bottle without regard for what was actually in it. This is not the case with Outspoken by Fergie. The singer not only worked with Avon for two years to develop the fragrance, but…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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'…
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,…