Posts tagged "makeup bag"

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…

Rachel Krause / December 26, 2012

Makeup Bag: Beauty When The Lights Go Out

For much of the past week, it’s been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured whe…

Rachel Krause / November 5, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Heavenly Bath Products To Get You Through The Season

Oh, yes, that time of year is approaching again, when all you really want to do is lay in the bathtub all day and night. When the weather gets cold and the days get short (like, so short) there’s nothing better to ease your Seasonal Affective Disorder-addled mind than to peel off the wool tight…

Rachel Krause / October 26, 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

Makeup Bag: 5 Pre-Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Now that we’ve acknowledged that summer is on its way out, we can get excited about fall makeup! With new trends come new releases, and you know what that means: it’s high time to update your makeup wardrobe, so to speak. Here are my product picks that will have you craving the cool weather sooner…

Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

Makeup Bag: 8 Essential Products For Holding On To Summer All Year Long

I hate to admit it, but the calendar doesn’t lie: September is approaching, and fast. It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for spring, which turned out to be practically nonexistent, before summer came on hot and heavy. I may be in the minority here, but I would take a gloriously sunny, breezy…

Rachel Krause / August 27, 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

A Five-Step Program For Sweaty Summer Skin

The first step to getting over a problem is admitting that you have one. Now that we’ve divulged our summer beauty routines, I figured it was time to give up the goods on the five-step program that keeps my naturally oily skin looking summertime fly, and by that I mean dry. If you’re having grease…

Rachel Krause / August 8, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Shimmery (Not Glittery!) Products To Light Up Your Summer Look

The dividing line between shimmer and glitter is seemingly modest, but boy, is there a gigantic difference between the two (let’s just say glitter is kind of like shimmer’s trampy sister). There’s a time and a place for everything, but when it comes to your makeup this summer, subtle shimmer is the way to go:…

Rachel Krause / July 22, 2012

Makeup Bag: 9 Products To Put The Shine Back In (Or Prevent) Parched Summer Strands

We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the…

Rachel Krause / June 29, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Fresh Face Mists To Make Sweaty Summer Skin A Little More Bearable

I don’t know about the rest of the world — or the rest of the country, for that matter — but it’s depressingly hot at my latitude and longitude. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather and sunshine, but I also like to look fairly presentable, and that is not happening right now.

Rachel Krause / June 22, 2012

Step Away From The Sink! The Best (And Worst) Of Dry Shampoos

Dry shampoo, while not exactly a new commodity (drugstore brand Psssssst! has been around for god knows how long; seriously, I Googled it and couldn’t find out), has received more hype than ever in the past few years. I ascribe the uptick in use (and, consequently, offerings) to the fact that less women are washing…

Rachel Krause / May 24, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Product Picks For A Summer-Proof Face

I’m convinced that I am one of melting makeup’s worst victims. I have serious issues keeping my face on the other nine months of the year, let alone summer, when it’s prime time for super sexy sweaty skin. As such, I’ve been forced to develop some pretty hardcore techniques for keeping my makeup on a…

Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Makeup Bag: 5 Simple Beauty Must-Haves

I’m a diehard believer in the power of makeup to make you not just look better (though it’s a fortunate byproduct) but truly feel better. We’ve all reenacted, purposely or not, the scene from “Mean Girls” that shows the Plastics staring in the mirror alongside one another, discrediting their appearances, one by one, for one reaso…

Rachel Krause / April 6, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Tinted Lip Balms

I love — love! — bold, vividly pigmented lipsticks and glosses, but I often find my lips sorely in need of a break from sticky, long-wear formulas and constant reapplication. Unfortunately, going bare with my pale skin results in a look that’s … less than living, so it’s in my best interest to rarely leave…

Rachel Krause / March 27, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Skin-Saving Sunscreens For The Face

I hate wearing sunscreen, which is particularly unfortunate when you consider that I have the whitest, most translucent, most easily burnt skin this side of hole in the ozone layer. I rarely sunbathe, given that as a mole creature I shrivel when exposed to sunlight, but I will admit to a few incidents when I…

Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

Makeup Bag: The Best New Thing In Beauty

Have you heard about BB cream? It’s the latest buzzword in beauty, and for good reason. Any product can claim to change your life, but this one actually will. “BB” stands for Blemish Balm, a product that’s been popular on the Asian market for years but has only recently presented itself in the States and…

Rachel Krause / March 11, 2012

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

I carry around a makeup bag with me every day. It’s a small makeup bag, but it’s not light, mostly because I have shoved things into it over capacity. I stuff it into whatever bag I’m carrying, even if it’s a teeny-tiny crossbody like the one I use during the week to offset my 1,000-pound lapto…

Rachel Krause / March 9, 2012

LifeStyles Condom-Inspired Bags Look Classier Than They Sound

 A bag that looks like it’s made out of condom wrappers? Sounds trashy. Oh, but it so, so isn’t. Handbag designer Maggie Kervick has designed a makeup bag, a wristlet and a tote inspired by LifeStyles Skyn condom wrappers and as you can see, they’re pretty glam! It’s not obvious what the words say, either. Each…

Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2011

Crave: Morning-After Makeup Bag

When he wakes up next to you tomorrow morning, you don’t want his first reaction to be “Damn! Who the hell let Alice Cooper into my bedroom?”. To emerge looking fresh as a daisy (even if you feel anything but) the morning after, pack your purse with these touch-up essentials. In no time flat, you’ll…

Chelsea Kaplan / July 25, 2008
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