Posts tagged "skincare"

Face Oil, Free Of Breakouts

I'm generally terrified of putting oil on my face because I have problematic sensitive skin that reacts badly to pretty much anything I put on it. If it's feeling dry, a smidge of moisturizer will turn it into a zitty, oily mess. Too oily, and astringent makes it a flaky, dry patchy disappointment. But not…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2012

Could Snail Cream Become The Next “Miracle Product”?

The beauty industry is no stranger to the use of questionable practices. Demi Moore famously underwent a blood-sucking treatment by leeches, and Madonna was said to have been a fan of a solution that counted human placenta among its components. Even the seemingly untouchable Kate Middleton was recently outed for using bee venom in lieu…

By: Rachel Krause / May 1, 2012

Footloose And Fancy Free

Ladies, it's time to talk about something not very pretty: your feet. Specifically, your feet after a winter spent in socks and shoes. If you're like me, your feet are probably feeling pretty dry, cracked and scaly -- to the point that you're too embarrassed to even get a pedicure. But there's a solution to…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Stages Of Beauty Radiance Antioxidant Serum

If you couldn't already tell, using natural skincare is incredibly important to me. I have extremely sensitive skin that reacts negatively to anything it could possibly react negatively to — sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, many things with weird chemical-sounding names and, lo and behold, most drugstore makeup and skincare (woe!). I really just can't use…

By: Rachel Krause / April 22, 2012

5 Green Skincare Companies Worth Every Penny

We're now 12 days into Earth Month, and to celebrate, we've been calling attention to all things eco-friendly, sustainable and planet-conscious. I'm not going to front like I'm the greenest person on earth, because I'm far from it, but when it comes to things I'm putting on my face and body, I insist on keeping…

By: Rachel Krause / April 13, 2012

Flawless Skin — Without The Airbrushing

We all want airbrushed smooth skin without having to pay the hundreds of dollars fancy airbrush makeup kits cost, am I right? Thank God for BB Cream, a masterful all-in-one cream that does the job of an airbrush makeup without the high cost. Smashbox's BB Cream is lightweight and airy, and comes with SPF 35.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Skincare used to be a whole daunting arena of the beauty industry that I avoided out of fear. My dry, sensitive skin is so fickle. I washed daily with Cetaphil, scrubbed once or twice a week with St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and glopped on a pricy Bliss face mask every month or so. Most day…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 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…

By: Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

It's Boscia, not blackface. Boscia's done some amazing marketing because the instant I saw this on the shelf at Sephora, I had to have it. A peel-off mask that's as thick as tar? I imagined it pulling off my entire face to reveal what I always knew was lying below: Scarlett Johansson. Sadly, that did…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 7, 2012

5 Beauty Products To Invest In Now

I have problem skin. And dermatological fixes have only been temporary. Why? For starters, there are only so many times I will put my body through courses of Accutane and antibiotics. Second, harsh prescription products only frustrate me because of waiting through a dry and red phase (almost seems not worth it). And last, these…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 11, 2012

The Frisky’s Drugstore Beauty Picks

As I've mentioned before, I spend approximately 80 percent of my time and income at the Walgreens down the street from my house. I love wandering the aisles of cosmetics, checking out new products, and buying more sparkly eyeshadows and pink lipsticks even though I already own, you know, all of them. I thought it…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 3, 2012

Finally, The French Woman’s Secret To Beautiful Skin

Have you heard of micellar water? I never had until a few months ago, when I read an interview with the stunning French actress Roxane Mesquida. Her flawless, glowing skin sent me into fits of envy so powerful, I was just dying to know how she does it. Fortunately for me, this interview just so…

By: Rachel Krause / February 1, 2012

Marion Cotillard Is Stunning Sans Fards

Marion Cotillard is my consummate object of envy. Ethereal beauty? Check. Ridiculously handsome actor-director beau? Check. Radiant talent in strong, incredible roles, even portraying Edith Piaf herself? Check. Tack on the fact that she's about as Gallic as they come and there you have it. My beauty-crazed, Francophile self is utterly enraptured by Marion. For…

By: Rachel Krause / January 25, 2012

A New Skincare Regimen To Ensure 2012 Is Your Glowing-est Year Ever

With all of the new colors, formulas, and innovations that have stepped out onto the makeup scene in the past few months, it can be all too easy to let your basic skincare fall to the wayside. If you're a beauty fiend, the kind of person who enjoys nothing more than the dewy first swipe…

By: Rachel Krause / January 21, 2012

10 Perfect Moisturizers For Parched Winter Skin

As of a few days ago, my face has become very, very dry. Until then, I was the poster girl for oily/combination blemish-prone skin, and I've always taken great care to stay as freakishly matte as possible. It seems like the hellish combination of cold, blustery weather and my take-no-prisoners approach to anti-acne skincare ha…

By: Rachel Krause / January 12, 2012

Never Say “Pore Me!” Again

Huge pores. A lot of us have got 'em, but they're not always something we want share with the world. Thank the beauty gods for Benefit's POREfessional, a translucent balm that minimizes the appearance of pores. Gently rub it over your T-zone, on your chin, your cheeks, and anywhere else where you'd love to see…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Beauty & Makeup Addict

Are you a beauty addict? Do you know one or a few? Then the gift sets on this list will no doubt thrill and amaze. From makeup palettes to body washes to the best in nail polishes, we've got your beauty gift options on lock.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2011

55 Random Beauty Tricks You Should Try

I love swapping beauty tips with friends, coworkers, even strangers on the street. When someone looks especially fabulous, I make sure to tell them, and, more importantly, ask their secret. Here are 55 cheap, easy hair and makeup tricks from Frisky staffers and friends. Some of them you probably already know, some of them you…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 8, 2011

Beauty Bar Brings Its Online Store Into The Real World

We've long loved online beauty and skincare company Beauty Bar for its extensive (extremely extensive) collection of top quality skincare, makeup and beauty brands. Where else can you find Malin + Goetz alongside L'Occitane with a little Bond No. 9 mixed in? Beauty Bar's one-stop shop carries hundreds of high-end luxury brands and thousands of…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Something For Everyone: Our Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

It's almost that time of year again: you know, the time when you're obligated to blow a good chunk of your hard-earned money on your family and friends. If your inner circle is anything like mine, they sure as hell expect something nice. Oven mitts just aren't going to fly for my mom anymore, and…

By: Rachel Krause / November 25, 2011