Eye Liner
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 […]

Thu 10.11

Tarte Holiday 2012 Collection: Ready, Sets, Go

A limited-edition makeup set is the ideal gift for any beauty snob (yourself included), not to mention the easiest. The holidays may seem far off today, but they approach with lightning speed; honestly, I feel like they come faster every year. Tarte’s giving us a jump on the shopping, and an opportunity to skip the […]

Fri 10.05

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Show: From Lagerfeld’s Floor to the Grand Palais

When offering up inspiration to Peter Philips, the Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, for the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Show, Karl Lagerfeld said only one word: shine. With that, Philips created a fresh-faced look for his models, whose eyes and lips were boldly brought out with shimmering color and texture. “The inspiration was actually the floor […]

Wed 10.03

Votre Vu Paris France Le Jolie Crayon: Smear Campaign

A bold eye is key for Fall ’13. It usually feels right to go for smokiness at summer’s end, but this year, more than ever, calls for a deep, mysterious gaze. I’ve been using felt-tipped pen liners for their ease of application and precision of line, but when I need smudging (intentional, of course), there […]

Mon 10.01

NARS x Roland Mouret Spring 2013 Show: Rebel, Rebel

What a way to make an entrance: NARS’ inauguration to Paris Fashion Week was at ever-chic Roland Mouret, where lead makeup artist, Val Garland, created a look focused on intense, dark eyes and lovely, luminous skin. The designer inspiration was described as: “The attitude of model-turned-singer Leslie Winer meets the fresh-faced look of Princess Stéphanie […]

Thu 08.02

Lush Emotional Brilliance

It’s no secret that makeup is a mood enhancer. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times I felt down because I had a blemish that wouldn’t go away fast enough, or felt like I gained a few pounds, or accidentally yanked out a big chunk of hair, and the list goes on and […]

Tue 07.24

theBalm Cosmetics

I’m a sucker for awesome packaging – whether it be something super luxe like Tom Ford or Cle de Peau or something fun and cheeky like Soap & Glory or Rodial. Recently I came across one that falls in the latter category and I’ve become obsessed. The brand is called theBalm and their products are […]

Wed 07.18

NARS Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner: Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Here’s a situation where the formula of a product is basically perfection, but the execution poses some problems. Promising 12 hours of wear, NARS’ new Larger Than Life Longwear eyeliner definitely lasts at least half that long, sans smearing, and that’s not half bad. Before it sets, you can smudge it to your heart’s content, […]

Mon 07.09

Best of Haute Couture Beauty: Chanel Sweetens the Deal

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that my award for best in haute couture show goes to Chanel’s sweet yet strong faces. Their Creative Director, Peter Philips, rarely disappoints, and for the vintage-inspired collection, glimmering with sparkly tights, metallic silver-woven tweeds, and dégradé sequins, he delivered beauty to match the grounded-meets-ethereal feel. While […]