Preview, Photos: MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014 Collection—Cremesheen Glass, Eye Kohl Pencil, Glitter, Lipstick, Mineralize Blush, Pressed Pigment Taking an over-the-top Pinterest beauty trend off your computer screen and into real life is a rite of passage for every woman. I have tried the halo braid (fail), the office-supply moon …Read More »
BeautyStat.com’s Best Holiday Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List: Indie Lee, bliss, elf, Voluspa, Avon, Eve Lom, Origins
BeautyStat.com’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Review: 15 Best Buys For The Beauty-Obsessed Gal: Clarisonic, LUSH, Charlotte Tilbury, Lancôme, Korres, FLOWER, Pixi – GIVEAWAY I will confess, I am a terrible gift giver. No matter how badly I want to have a pile of Pinterest-perfect presents lined up every season for …Read More »
Review, Swatches: 6 NEW! Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick Shades Inspired By Roses – Holiday Makeup Collection 2014
It’s no secret that the right lipstick has near magical powers, taking your look from “meh” to vixen like a killer pair of heels or a new haircut. I like lunch hour cheap thrills; I’m the first girl to grab a coral or violet $8 bullet when my day needs …Read More »
Nail Art How-To, Trends, Swatches: Get The Alexa Chung For Nails Inc. Leather And Lace Manicure Polish Look!
Like every other twenty-something Brooklynite in a thrifted grandma sweater and blunt bangs, I count Alexa Chung as a style role model. Alexa Chung is a celebrity beauty icon for the girl that doesn’t like celebrity icons. No over-bronzed skin, no expensive-looking highlights, just undone British cool. I have, within the past 6 months, worn distressed …Read More »
Review, Swatches, B/A Photos: The Best $6 Drugstore Concealer You Won’t Find at Sephora! Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Will Cover Your Tattoo!
Recently, a porcelain-skinned friend of mine whose skincare recommendations I totally trust swore to me that I simply had to try her new favorite concealer, Hard Candy Glamoflauge. “Hard Candy?” I had to clarify. “Isn’t that the brand that’s sold exclusively at Wal-Mart?” I love drugstore gems as much as the next …Read More »
B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle
My favorite part of Halloween, hands down, is getting to test-drive beauty looks that even I am too shy to rock in real life. Heart-shaped beauty marks for Marie Antoinette, triangle-shaped purple and pink blush for Cyndi Lauper, rhinestone faux eyelashes for… anything? So when I got the chance to …Read More »
Preview, Swatches: #FF Flashback Friday ’90s Revival With Jane Cosmetics – Satin Split Stick, Blushing Bronze Duo, Shimmering Suede Shadow, Crushed Velvet Volumizing Mascara
For girly girls that came of age in the late ’90s, beauty was defined by teen mags like All About You, CosmoGIRL, and YM. We didn’t have YouTube gurus to show us how to use eyeliner and under eye concealer, and I spent hours locked in my room with stacks …Read More »
Review, Swatches, Before/After Photos: Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Pencil Self-Sharpens Every Time You Twist The Cap!
No one actually admits to loving lip liner. Lip liner is what we grudgingly draw on to hold our much sexier red lipstick in place. It’s what your kooky great aunt uses while she laughs at your mint-flavored millennial balm stain. And like everything else from the nineties, it’s poised to …Read More »
As an adult, I’ve learned that intense, serious pleasures can be even better than easy ones. Like single origin pour-over coffee, when I was once totally enthused about instant cappuccino. I have had a facial before… mostly at home, where I slather on my fave Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme …Read More »
Review, Makeover Swatches: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick – How To Wear Bright Orange Red, Pink Shades
I’ve learned a lot as a beauty-obsessed-online-shopping addict. And one of the hardest lessons is that NYC mail is a high stakes game of luck and chance in good karma. Every Victoria’s Secret catalogue lands by my door just fine, but the latest beauty trends tend to go missing with a frequency …Read More »