Posts tagged "blush"

Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear Blush

Don’t fear the blush, even though it is intimidating and weird. It’s the a product many write off as completely unnecessary. but is actually really, really important. Think about it this way: Once you’ve done all that you need to do to your face, you’re left with a beautiful, even-toned canvas — but it’s all the same color.
By: Megan Reynolds / January 14, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Doll

The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Doll stain has adorable packaging, but does the product on the inside match the outside? I love lip and cheek stains but I find them kind of stressful. When done right, they look fabulous, but when done wrong, they streak all over the place and can look like play…
By: Claire Hannum / January 4, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Color

I know the idea of $32 blush must make some people scream. How could anyone possibly spend that much money on makeup? But I have a ringing endorsement here: Laura Mercier's new Bonne Mine Stick Face Color stays put all day long. It doesn't sweat off in July's sweltering humidity, it doesn't get eaten up by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Pixi Cheek Sheen

UPDATE, 12:30p.m.:  Oh no! We regret to inform you that Pixi has gotten in touch with us say these new Cheeks Stains from the brand's spring line won't be produced, due to production issues. If you're jonesing for a similar look, you may want to try Pixi's Sheer Cheek Gel instead. Nothing…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Fine-One-One Cheek & Lip Brightener

My natural skin color is death warmed up (uh, I mean, "porcelain") so I'm all about blush and bronzer for achieving that vaguely human look. To me it's really important that blush and bronzer look as "natural" as possible. Alas, that is not always the case. Benefit Cosmetics sent us Fine-One-One, their new…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2013

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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 12, 2012

Apply Your Happy Face

Applying a nice glow to the apples of your cheeks may make you feel more confident, but this Physician's Formula Happy Booster blush claims to actually improve your mood. This skin perfecting glow powder is infused with a blend of Euphoryl, a natural plant extract which has been shown to promote a feeling of happine…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 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: 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

Paul & Joe’s Pretty Cute Cats

It might be too early to file me under "crazy cat lady," but I suggest you do so anyway, just to be safe. I'm that girl who's always trying to show everyone photos of my cat. I don't understand why it's so weird … she's really pretty, okay? My lifelong affinity for any and all…
By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2012

Valentine’s Day Make-Up Tutorial: Pretty In Pink

I love the idea of doing a special makeup look for Valentine's Day. Pink is the obvious color choice, but dramatic pink makeup has a tendency to look more like an eye infection than a fashion statement, so I challenged my makeup artist friend Aileen to come up with a wearable pink makeup look. She…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 9, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Target PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette

Looking pretty is all about light in the right places: that is the philosophy behind Pixi's new PixiGlow-inspired line for Target. And it's a philosophy they've fulfilled more than admirably. I actually love their Fairy Face Palette so much that I've used it daily since December and I'm already fretting about whether I'll be able…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Hot Pink Blush

Sometimes I'm not sure if blush gets enough credit as the miracle worker of the makeup drawer, because seriously: adding a little color to your cheeks can make you look healthy when you're sick, awake when you're tired, and sunkissed when you're still mucking through the dead of winter. One emerging blush trend that I'm…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint Cheek Stain

If a makeup salesgirl (or makeup sales-gay) descended upon me at a beauty counter with something orange, I would visibly make a face and say, "I don't think that will work on me." You see, I have the pallor of Katie Holmes at a morgue in Antarctica — not a sun-kissed California girl like Kate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2011

Shopbop’s Sephora Palette Makes Life Easier!

Shopbop.com, one of our favorite online sources for designer duds and accessories, and Sephora have released the limited-edition SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 palette that was inspired by the Shopbop "Faces of Fashion" editorial look book. This makeup kit contains five distinct mini palettes based o…
By: Annika Harris / December 29, 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

Lip Plumping Action For Your Cheeks?

Have you ever used lip plumpers? They're those lip glosses that are basically like collagen injections in a bottle—they have some weird potion in them that makes your lips feel like they're warm and tingling/itching. It's a bizarre sensation to endure, but if you can, these products promise that your pucker will indeed appear more…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 11, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Stain, Flush & Gloss

I'd been wanting a new blush for the past few weeks because I'd outgrown the pink hue of the one I was wearing. Since a recent trip to Sephora didn't yield any rewards, I decided to try the Jemma Kidd Make Up School Stain, Flush & Gloss in "Ruby Tuesday." It's a multipurpose product for…
By: Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

Flaunt A Flush To Show You Care

About to tell your boyfriend you cheated with his best friend? Pinch your cheeks first! Because according to the New York Times article "Hold Your Head Up: A Blush Just Shows You Care," bearing a peachy flush makes others more sympathetic towards you.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 4, 2009

Quickies!: Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri Are Ooover

DON'T FORGET to come to The Frisky TONIGHT starting at 9pm EST -- Amelia will be liveblogging the "Project Runway" finale, postponing less important activities like debate watching. Live blogging is no fun if there is no audience. Don't humiliate her! Janet Jackson dumped Jermaine Dupri. Well, actually, her management dumped him for her. […
By: Annika Harris / October 15, 2008