Posts tagged "cosmetics"

Meet The Woman Who’s Inventing The First-Ever Makeup Printer

Ever wish you could find the perfect shade of coral lipstick or plum eyeshadow, but after endless hours scouring Sephora’s supply, you’re convinced it doesn’t exist? Soon this won’t be a problem, thanks to a woman named Grace Choi.

Grace is a Brooklyn-born, Harvard-educated entrepreneur who is about to change the cosmetics industry…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 10, 2014

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

The first time I met my friend Jeff, I told him his hair was amazing. It was a thick, effortlessly tousled blond mane that anyone would envy. “That’s because I stopped washing it two years ago,” he told me.

That got me thinking, and researching. So in January, I did an experiment and stopped…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 30, 2014

The Soapbox: The Real Problem With Skin Lightening Cosmetics

Whitenicious, a cosmetics line created by California-based, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star Dencia touts its ability to help customers even out their skin and get rid of discoloration. The product is essentially a skin bleaching cream in a golden jar, sold for $150 a pop– well, at least that is what anyone would gather from Dencia’s “transformation”…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 22, 2014

10 Super Easy Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

After giving up makeup for two weeks this summer, I had a realization: my usual makeup routine was way, way too complicated. Two weeks was enough to get used to the whole “zero-get-ready-time” thing, and along the way, I completely lost my tolerance for time-consuming cosmetics. Before my makeup fast, I was spending at least…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 3, 2013

Weekend Project: Whip Up Some Yummy Lip Balm

When it’s hot and humid, I’m a big believer that the best makeup routine is a bit of mascara and a constantly reapplied sheen of lip balm (although if you want to add in a couple more products, our beauty guru Rachel has some great tips). I’ve never made my own lip balm before, but…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 22, 2013

Beauty Breakdown: Kate Mara

“I’m in love with Kate Mara’s look from the ‘House of Cards’ premiere. How can a mere mortal like me score her otherworldly glowy skin and gorgeous eyes?” — Jennifer
Oh, a Mara looking freakishly flawless; what else is new? No matter how far I zoom in on this photo, I cannot find a single…

By: Rachel Krause / February 17, 2013

An All-Natural Deodorant That Actually Does What It Claims (Really!)

There’s been a lot of talk in the past few years about chemicals in deodorant and their potential cancer-causing properties. I can’t speak to that because I’m not a scientist (weird, right?), but I do know that traditional deodorants and antiperspirants have never quite worked for me: my sensitive skin and haphazard shaving habits make…

By: Rachel Krause / February 15, 2013

10 Lip Colors That Won’t Scare Off Your (Or Any) Guy

As the kind of girl who leaves red lipstick stains on everything, everywhere, I have scared off more than a few men (and probably small children) in my day. There’s nothing more alarming to a guy than a slick red mouth that pretty much guarantees it’s going to end up all over you. Any other…

By: Rachel Krause / February 5, 2013

Makeup Bag: The Best Beauty Buys $25 And Under

I don’t know about you, but my New Year’s resolutions have a lot to do with being a little more frugal. It hurts to part with my crazy-high skincare and makeup budget (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), but this is something that must be done. Rather than go cold turkey on my favorite products (never

By: Rachel Krause / January 9, 2013

Makeup Bag: Keep Your Icy Cool This Winter

It’s always around this time of year that we notice our skin has taken a turn for the lackluster. We don’t know where to point fingers: the colder temperatures, the food, the drinks, the activities, or (most likely) some combination thereof? As it happens, it’s also around this time of year that our shimmery bronzer…

By: Rachel Krause / December 26, 2012

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow Has Seven Sides And “Rock” Is One Of Them

Here are just a few of the many reasons I wake up every day pissed off that I’m not Margot Tenenbaum: child prodigy, award-winning author and playwright, perfect bob and the face to pull it off, mink coat, wooden finger, cold, haughty aloofness, perfect eyeliner application, marriage to Raleigh St. Clair, verboten romance with hot…

By: Rachel Krause / December 21, 2012

CC Cream Set To Replace BB Cream As The All-In-One Beauty Product Of Choice

The beauty industry is kind of like Apple insofar as just when you think you’ve got your hands on the latest and greatest product, there’s an even better one already on the horizon. (Which probably explains why I refuse to upgrade my iPhone or MacBook until that shit is busted. I just can’t keep up!)…

By: Rachel Krause / December 13, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara

My lashes are stick straight and blonde, and I wish I was fine with that, but instead I have dedicated a significant portion of my time on earth to making them appear long, dark, and luxuriously curly. This pursuit has taken me to the brightly lit beauty counters of luxury cosmetic brands and the dark…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 28, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Revlon Balm Stain

I am very possibly a lip beauty product hoarder. Alas, that is not what we are here to discuss.

I’d long admired the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain at my local pharmacy, but I never felt justified in forking over $8 for yet another lip product. Then last weekend I lost my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2012

Tried & True: The Best Makeup To Cry In

We generally pride ourselves on being perfectly composed and businesslike here at The Frisky offices ahahahahahaha, but I think we can all agree that we’ve endured a rough couple of weeks. Mercury Retrograde has had its wicked way with us, and needless to say, there have been some tears. Quite a few, in fact. So…

By: Rachel Krause / November 20, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Dermalogica Skincare

I have experienced a few transformations in my life that have been so dramatic I wish I had taken before and after pictures. One of those times was when I went to Super Cuts for a trim and the stylist gave me a pixie cut with a rat tail. Another was when I bought my…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2012

Beauty Cues: Amanda Seyfried Spikes This Classic Red Lip Look

With her fair hair and icy complexion, there’s no doubt in my mind that Amanda Seyfried can pull off just about any makeup look. The “Les Misérables” actress killed it at Paris Fashion Week earlier in the month wearing the season’s perfectly on-trend plum lipstick, but she brightened things up for the Hollywood Film Award…

By: Rachel Krause / October 24, 2012

A Lipstick Pencil To Solve Any Equation

For all my love of all the makeup, I’m undeniably fickle. I buy and try everything, only to eventually cast it all aside because it isn’t quite perfect. This is especially true when it comes to my lip color ― not only do I need the hottest, brightest orange-leaning red this side of the sun,…

By: Rachel Krause / October 24, 2012

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.” It’s ridiculous! But if there’s one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it’s in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously supposed…

By: Rachel Krause / October 23, 2012
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