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 »
Ever get all dolled up and then look down at your painfully pale legs? If you’re coming out of winter hibernation and have a special event to go to, I’ve got the solution for you. No stockings required. Keep reading »
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 »
Finding the right bronzing powder for your skin tone can be a bit of a trick. Too dark, and you look Snooki-fied, too light, and it won’t show up at all. That’s why I am falling all over myself for Fresh’s “Here Comes The Sun” face palette. The palette actually includes two different shades of bronzer — plus a blush — so that you can custom blend the glow you desire. Feeling less tanarific? Go for the “resolute gold” shade and skip the “intense bronzer.” Want more of a deep glow? Add a thicker swath of “intense bronzer” on your face and then finish with “here comes the sun” blush. Any way you look at it, you can mix and match a color that makes sense for you. [$45, Fresh]
It’s not quite summer yet, but I’m ready for that summer glow. I’m not one for self-tanners, so I think bronzers are a great way to get the sunkissed look of a tan without spending hours in the sun, which, having had skin cancer, I’m under strict orders from my dermatologist not to . But there are so many bronzing products it’s hard to know where to begin when choosing. I know I want to go for a liquid or a lotion since powders tend to dry my skin out. I tested a three liquid bronzers — by NARS, Benefit and Smashbox respectively — to see which one gave me the exact hint of bronze I was looking for. Here are the pros, cons and my overall ratings of the products.
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 compacts of course — work best for me. Napoleon Perdis’ Ultimate Contour Palette is a three-in-one palette that’s made packing up my makeup bag so much easier. Keep reading »