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Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear 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. You need some rouge, pumpkin.

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Doll

Beauty Test Drive

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 makeup. Every brand of stain has its own consistency and shading to figure out, and that makes it tough to get just right on the first try.

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Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Color

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 my skin — and it comes off with a wipe at nighttime just like it’s supposed to do. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Pixi Cheek Sheen

Jessica Loves Pixi's 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 against makeup brushes, but they’re kind of a pain in the butt to clean. Any way I can, I prefer to use beauty products in stick form, which can be applied directly onto my face. That’s why — in addition to the versatile and flattering colors — I was extremely interested in the Pixi Cheek Sheen from Target. (Sorry, Tar-jay.) Keep reading »

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

BTD: Jane Iredale Shadow
Winona found Jane Iredale eyeshadow good for her sensitive skin. Read More »
BTD: Perk Up Concealer
Jessica covers up dark undereye circles with Benefit's Perk Up concealer. Read More »
BTD: Lush Henna Dye
Rachel tried a hair dye called "Poop Brown Mom." Read More »
Benefit Cosmetics fine one one

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 cheek/lip brightening stick, so I gave it a whirl … and felt very “meh.” Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: NARS Super Orgasm Blush

BTD: Avon Glimmersticks
Are these diamond eyeliners all that? Read More »
BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Liquid Eyeliner
Winona test drives Maybelline's Master Precise Eyeliner. Read More »
BTD: CoverGirl Gloss Balm
Jessica is a big fan of CoverGirl's Gloss Balm. Read More »

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 blush, modestly titled, “Super Orgasm,” and laughed. Their “Orgasm” has been hugely popular for years thanks to the claim that it mimics the natural flush of a woman’s cheeks post-orgasm. “What the hell is a Super Orgasm?” I asked as I swiped some on my cheek. Then I looked in the mirror, stopped asking questions, and spent 30 bucks on blush (which I have totally never done before). Here’s why…. Keep reading »

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