I’ve been using Shu Uemura brushes since I was 16, so I’m a serious Brush Snob. The quality of others rarely comes close, which is why I was blown away by Jenny Patinkin’s set! She sent me her entire line along with a fantastic case, and the whole thing was incredible down to the very last bristle.
This limited edition collection from Laura Mercier is every Makeup Snob’s dream. It has all of the brushes you could need (10 to be exact!) for your face, cheeks, lips, and eyes, including one designed to apply your eyeliner in a sleek line and one to create a sexy smoky eye (both of which can … Continue reading Laura Mercier Signature Brush Collection: Tools of the Trade
It’s just 10 short days until Mother’s Day! It can seem daunting to buy gifts for the woman who’s always giving to you. When in doubt, go with beauty products – unlike clothes (which can be hit or miss even with your closest friends), you won’t have to fret about getting the right size. I … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Part One
What is it about Hello Kitty that women of all ages seem to love? I actually like a number of Sanrio characters, just not Hello Kitty all that much. The kitty doesn’t look happy and she doesn’t have a mouth! I’m all about the much under-appreciated Little Twin Stars. That said I would take a … Continue reading Hello Kitty Wild Thing Brush Set: Love it or Hate it?
‘Scuse the smudge marks on my Bobbi Brown products! I get so excited when the mailman brings me new goodies that I rip them open immediately to play (even if it’s 10 p.m. and time for bed). Seriously, it’s like Christmas morning! I have to say this is by far one of my favorite BB … Continue reading Bobbi Brown: Holiday Spice and Everything Nice
The trick to properly applying blush is getting it right on your cheekbones. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a big face, so for me, powdering my cheeks is somewhat complicated work. Blush has to avoid the hollow below the cheekbones to exaggerated the contouring making it appear smaller instead of the … Continue reading NARS Yachiyo Brush #27: Flawless Face
I’m completely obsessed with The Detox Market. I’m not even sure how exactly I stumbled upon this website, but they’ve got a killer selection of beauty products, including a number of under-the-radar brands. They specialize in non-toxic, natural brands and they have a store in Venice, California…how I missed it when I was on Abbot … Continue reading Shopping Find: The Detox Market
It was only a matter of time before consistently sensual (and bustier-obsessed) Dolce & Gabbana embraced sheer lace in their cosmetic line. And it suits them as well as you would expect! While their bronzer, a super-natural formula that glides on with supreme ease, looked intimidating in a the dark leopard Animalier formula, their Sicilian … Continue reading Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection: A Soft Touch
And don’t they always when it comes to finding the fine balance for making up our faces? A strong eye requires a light lip, and vice versa, unless you want to look like an eighties-era streetwalker or a little girl who got lost in her mommy’s vanity. While the extreme raccoon eyes at the recent … Continue reading Take Runway to Reality: Opposites Attract at Chanel