Brows
Tue 03.13

Chanel 2012-13 F/W Ready-To-Wear Beauty: All About the Brows

A bold brow is a sign of youth. So what is a bold brow laced with grey sequins; a sign of eternal youth? It looks more like it’s from another planet than a place of eternal youth to me. I enjoyed the models’ looks – pale, matte foundation with neutral lips and lavender/taupe shadow that […]

Wed 02.29

Kimberly Ovitz Fall 2012: Mega-Brows on Androgynous Babes

A dark, grungy, almost Goth mood reigned at Kimberly Ovitz’s Fall 2012 show – and the faces were somehow even more severe than the unapologetic black clothing, much of it draped like capes over the models as if they were night crusaders. It was all about the brow: a thick straight line, as dark as […]

Fri 02.10

Barely-There Brows: To Pluck Or Not to Pluck…

Like large eyes and flushed cheeks, eyebrows are a sign of youth! We begin losing the ends of our brows from hormones starting at age 30, and without them, we look about 80 years old. At least most of us do –Tilda Swinton rocks the look, as did somber-faced models at the recent Sara Coleman show in Madrid. […]

Fri 12.30

Top 5 Runway-to-Reality Wrongs of 2011: Don’t Take It to the Streets

When it comes to beauty, we look to the runway for inspiration. Even if we can’t afford the lust-worthy accessories and covetable couture sent marching down the runway, we can at least appropriate the beauty looks to our own routines, right? Well, sometimes! While loads of looks (a scarlet lip and naked eye, the dewy, […]

Tue 09.06

Clinique Teams with Milly for FNO and Fashion Week

Clinique and Milly have once again team-up for Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out! Designer Michelle Smith will be at Bloomingdale’s 59th St. in NYC  at 5:30pm on September 8th to pose for pictures and offer fashion/beauty advice. She also designed a beauty gift set available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s Clinique counters nationwide (as well as […]

Fri 08.05

Limited Edition Harajuku Lovers Tweezerman

There are no tweezers better than those from Tweezerman – none! The best part is they’re affordable and last forever (I’m talking years). Of course beauty and fashion brands don’t like us to keep things for years so they have to come up with innovative ways to get us to buy newer versions of what […]

Fri 07.15

Chanel Perfect Brows or Benefit Brows A-Go-Go: Which Kit is More High-Brow?

Most makeup artists insist brows are the most important element of the face – they can compliment (or detract from) your other features and your overall bone structure more so than anything else. True, they frame your face, so maybe we should pay them some well-deserved attention. While many of us can get by with […]

Wed 04.13

Beauty is Life Tweezers: A Life-Changer

I am about to end the longest relationship I’ve ever had in my life. I have been fully committed to my Shu Uemura tweezers for 20 years. They were the best, bar none, so I had no reason to play the field. But along came Beauty is Life aluminum tweezers and I realized I’d had […]

Tue 02.15

Frugal Snob: essence Winter Collection

There’s frugal and then there’s FRUGAL and essence is frugal with everything from “f” to “l” in bold capital letters! I’m talking cheaper than Revlon, Rimmel London, L’Oreal, and pretty much every other drug store buy you can think of. How does that translate when it comes to quality? Don’t expect smoother than smooth eye […]