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Mon 05.12
Clarins Blush Crème

Clarins Blush Crème: A Brush with Greatness

When it comes to blush, too much of a good thing is downright garish. For perfect application, cream is a must. It gives you control of the amount used as well as a natural finish, as opposed to that cakey look you get from powder. Clarins Blush Crème is my favorite right now because it’s cream-based yet appears matte and very soft, whether you’re using the summery peach or the most vibrant – grenadine.

Wed 04.16

Sephora Collection Brush It Off Cleansing Brush Wipes

I’m awful about cleaning my brushes, which when you think about it is disgusting. I mean I use them all over my face! It’s not even laziness that has kept me from properly washing them. It’s that every time I have given them a deep cleanse they never seem to go back to quite their previous selves. Leave it to Sephora to come up with an answer.

Fri 09.20
Jenny Patinkin Brushes

Jenny Patinkin Brushes: The Top 10

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.

Tue 05.28

Laura Mercier Signature Brush Collection: Tools of the Trade

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

Thu 05.02

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Part One

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

Tue 12.11

Hello Kitty Wild Thing Brush Set: Love it or Hate it?

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?

Thu 11.15

Bobbi Brown: Holiday Spice and Everything Nice

‘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

Fri 11.02

NARS Yachiyo Brush #27: Flawless Face

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

Wed 08.22

Shopping Find: The Detox Market

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