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Fri 11.18

Prescriptives is Back!

  Every so often I’ll get invited to an event where I’m asked to sign a document saying I won’t write about the products/information discussed until a certain date, but until an Estee Lauder event I attended last night I had never been invited to one where I was told that the brand it was … Continue reading Prescriptives is Back!

Thu 10.06

Claudio Riaz The Collection Set: Get the Brush Off

We spend so much money on products (isn’t it easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of fresh packaging and new releases?), we tend to forget that the tools we use for applying our makeup are just as important, if not more so. Many makeup artists will tell you with the right brushes, they … Continue reading Claudio Riaz The Collection Set: Get the Brush Off

Wed 08.24

The Sephora Collection Brush Wand: The Magic Wand

Finally, a makeup brush that really works for you. Everyone needs one of these Sephora Brush Wand sets in their beauty bag. It’s a single wand with everything you need. On-the-go make up application it doesn’t get easier than this. The wand consists of four detachable brush tips held together by magnets. The rounded tip … Continue reading The Sephora Collection Brush Wand: The Magic Wand

Tue 08.09

Bobbi Brown The New Classics Tortoise Shell Collection: Tortoise Wins the Race

Having just spent eight weeks in Asia, I missed out on some of summer’s best new makeup launches. Luckily, Bobbi‘s team sent me lots of goodies that were waiting for me when I arrived home. My kind of homecoming! Since I was so jetlagged that first night back, I played with all my new makeup … Continue reading Bobbi Brown The New Classics Tortoise Shell Collection: Tortoise Wins the Race

Tue 08.02

Sephora Collection’s New Double Ended Brushes

I have to preface this post by saying hands down my all-time favorite brush is Hourglass’ retractable one. It’s seriously fantastic and you can use it for everything from foundations to highlighters and blushes. That said Sephora Collection’s new double ended brushes are pretty stellar as well. I love that they come in bright popping … Continue reading Sephora Collection’s New Double Ended Brushes

Thu 07.21

Shiseido x HSN: Shiseido’s Unexpected Homecoming

Breaking News! Shiseido, the venerable cosmetics line, is partnering with HSN, the Home Shopping Network! This is major for Beauty Snobsof all walks. Many of Shiseido’s most innovative products will be featured in this launch (including their Bioperformance Corrective Serum, the Benefiance Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream and the White Lucent Spot Target Serum). This is an … Continue reading Shiseido x HSN: Shiseido’s Unexpected Homecoming

Mon 07.11

Hourglass Introduces Film Noir Lash Lacquer

Anyone I know who has tried Hourglass, loves Hourglass. Their brushes? I’m obsessed. Not only are they the perfect density (I use the $42 Retractable Foundation Brush to apply everything from powder foundation, to blush, to highlighting powder), but you don’t need to clean them that often because they’re made with PETA-friendly takelon bristles, which … Continue reading Hourglass Introduces Film Noir Lash Lacquer

Tue 01.04

Napoleon Perdis’ Swept Away Collection

I love NYC, but I’m not made for cold weather! If I could stomach the thought of driving and leaving my family I would have moved to California a long time ago. Meanwhile warm-weather vacations and sitting atop my heater will have to do (even if it does mean my hands are always cracking…). I … Continue reading Napoleon Perdis’ Swept Away Collection

Fri 12.10

BeautyBlender Set

When it comes to sponge applicators, BeautyBlender is my absolute favorite. Not only does it have a bright, easy-to-spot pink color (do you other Beauty Snobs waste as much time as I do rummaging through your makeup arsenal looking for a particular item!??), but it also has a unique elliptical shape to help blend in … Continue reading BeautyBlender Set