Posts tagged "cosmetics"

Beauty Test Drive: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

Ever since I got in on the bold lipstick game, I’ve been on the hunt for the most pigmented, longest-lasting color around. It’s fairly safe to say that I’ve tried at least half of the formulas on the market (or at least that you can buy at Sephora, where I am basically the resident squatter),…

Rachel Krause / October 14, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter

Once upon a time, I found myself in Las Vegas with no concealer in my makeup bag. I can say with absolutely certainty that Las Vegas is the worst place in the world to go without concealer, what with the lack of sleep, polluted air, fluorescent lighting, and the small but real chance of meeting…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 13, 2012

Makeup 101: “What Do I Need All Of These Brushes For?”

I’m a longtime makeup fiend, but up until last year I had yet to be schooled in the magic of makeup brushes. Sure, I used the small, tapered type to flick on my gel eyeliner, and a couple of shoddy shadow brushes I had accumulated from long-forgotten palettes, but the numerous varieties and purposes were…

Rachel Krause / October 11, 2012

Makeup Bag: 4 Tested-And-True Primers That Will Change Your Routine For Good

To someone who doesn’t, like me, spend a good portion of their waking hours putting on, perfecting, and removing makeup, there may be some confusion surrounding the use of primer. A few weeks ago I set out to clarify what exactly this extra step does for your makeup and why it’s worth taking the time…

Rachel Krause / October 7, 2012

Benefit Wrote The Book On Flawless Complexions

What happens when you take  four best-selling skincare and makeup products and combine them in a kit that looks like a vintage hardbound book? I squeal with delight, that’s what happens, because Benefit’s new “How To Look The Best At Everything” flawless complexion kit is not only a great makeup combo, it’s adorable. For 30…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

Beauty 911: Help Me Figure Out Where Primer Fits Into My Makeup Routine!

“I just bought my first primer and I was so excited to use it, but then I realized I don’t actually know how to use it. Does it go on before or after my concealer? What about moisturizer? My daily regimen includes sunscreen, concealer, powder, and now primer. Could you help me figure out the…

Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

An All-In-One Remedy To Brighten, Correct And Heal Your Skin

As a card-carrying Lazy Person, I’m always in search of the best multitasking beauty products to cut a minute or two out of my routine. Some mornings I can manage a full-on primer, foundation, concealer, and powder process, but other days (like Mondays!) I can be found pleading to the makeup gods for something far…

Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

Must Haves: 7 Tiny Makeup Bags For Your Everyday Essentials

Finding yourself out in public looking decidedly worse for the wear and without access to your trusted array of makeup is a total nightmare. It’s hard not to panic when, say, you’re encroaching on oil slick status en route to a spur-of-the-moment party, or you’ve spotted your ex across the Starbucks line and you don’t…

Rachel Krause / August 26, 2012

The Top Three Beauty Trends To Watch (And Emulate) This Fall

Brace yourselves: it’s time to start considering fall beauty. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing our lighter, more low-maintenance summer beauty routines, but the forecast will be replete with smoky eyes and vampy lips before we know it. I look to the Autumn/Winter runway shows for a bit of insight into what we’ll…

Rachel Krause / August 24, 2012

Anthropologie Makes Their First Foray Into Beauty With An Exclusive Lipstick Line

Anthropologie gives me a complex. I walk in and I’m like, “I want this life,” which turns into “Does anyone actually have this life?,” which quickly becomes “Why is this life so goddamn expensive?” I go because I want one top; I emerge with that top, a whimsical set of $20 bobby pins, a $60…

Rachel Krause / August 23, 2012

Step It Up, Lipstick, Hourglass Opaque Rouge Is Making You Look Bad

It’s official: we’ve entered an age in which your average lipstick just won’t cut it, and neither will the slippery high-gloss patinas of yore. We need moisturizing, long-wearing, intensely pigmented matte colors that won’t flake, fade, or budge, and we need them, like, yesterday. Enter Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick, a rich, creamy formula that…

Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012

Lust Vs. Must: Darphin Essential Oil Elixirs Leave You Smooth, Smelling Good, And $80 Richer

When it comes to products that I feel very strongly that I NEEEEEED, they generally cost more than my ConEd bill for any given month. I love luxury beauty because it makes me feel that I, by owning and using it, become luxurious by osmosis. It’s a little mind game that I like to play…

Rachel Krause / August 20, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

I think I’ve mentioned my love for Revlon Lip Butters a few times now, most recently in the context of my summer makeup routine, but I thought it was time to make things official and ask Lip Butter to marry me write up a full Beauty Test Drive. This awesome lip balm/lipstick hybrid is the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 18, 2012

Johnson & Johnson The First Major Corporation To Eliminate Harmful Ingredients From Personal Care Products

We are extremely fortunate in that our collective public consciousness of harmful chemicals used in beauty and personal care products, even those targeted towards babies and children, has grown exponentially in the past few years. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Josie Maran have made it their mission to raise awareness of what we’re voluntarily putting…

Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

Makeup Bag: 7 Low-Maintenance Beauty Products For The Laziest Of Makeup Lovers

Individual makeup routines, and reasons for wearing makeup, vary. I wear makeup because, well, I don’t like the way my face looks without it.Gwen Stefani wears makeup so that her husband likes her more.  Some women are even devoted enough to wear makeup at the gym. But regardless of why or when you choose to…

Rachel Krause / August 10, 2012

Check Out Our Summer Makeup Routines (And Share Yours!)

When it’s hot and sticky out, the last thing you want to do is apply thick layers of opaque makeup, but you do want to take care of your skin and play with some amazing summer products like perfecting primers, beachy bronzers, matte sunscreens, and pretty sheer lipsticks. Click through to check out how The…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2012

Now Your Hands Can Be A Coloring Book

One of the saddest parts of being an adult is the lack of opportunities to use crayons, which is why I’m so stoked about this pack of Crayola nail polish, which includes eight shimmery colors in miniature bottles. It would be such a fun addition to a very grown-up cosmetics collection. Now I just need…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

Duchess Kate Wears Too Much Eyeliner But I’m Obsessed With Her Anyway

When Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t all glammed up for events, I think she is so freakin’ adorable. Is that disrespectful to say of a future princess? I just mean that she looks so relaxed and smiley, like a fun normal girl with exceptionally shiny, voluminous hair, that I want her to be my best…

Rachel Krause / August 5, 2012

The CCIC Revokes Their Leaping Bunny From A Number Of Major Cosmetics Brands

The Leaping Bunny is the universal symbol of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) reserved for brands and products strictly not tested on animals at any time during their preparation. As of the past couple of months and continuing through today, a number of companies that clearly took a stance in opposition to…

Rachel Krause / August 4, 2012

This Bottle Of Nail Polish Costs $250,000 And I Don’t Want To Live On This Planet Anymore

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the most expensive nail polish in the world: Azature’s Black Diamond. The shimmery black formula contains 267 carats of crushed diamonds, and–yep, you read the headline correctly–one bottle will cost you $250,000. The other day I spent $12 on a bottle of nail polish and felt a little guilty and self-indulgent,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 3, 2012