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 […]

Fri 07.27

Hydroxatone BB Cream

Few skincare/beauty products are getting as much buzz as BB Creams right now. I haven’t had much experience with them mostly because I’m loyal to my Sensai liquid foundation, but I was sent a sample of Hydroxatone BB Cream ($49.95), so figured I’d give the product a whirl. BB Cream stands for “blemish balm” or […]

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 […]

Tue 07.03

Steal the Look: Emma Stone Goes Light and Luminous

Sometimes it’s best to save the drama for your dress. Just ask Emma Stone, who modeled a fine balance of opulence and ease at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man on June 27th. Donning a structured and embellished Chanel dress, she wisely kept her face fresh and light. Her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, wanted it […]

Mon 06.25

The Face of Fall: Velveteen Dream

Fall 2012’s most sumptuous and irresistible fabric also proves to be a must for the face. Little is more seductive than a lush, velvety complexion topped with smoldering velvet lips. Whether you go for a deep bordeaux (another major trend come autumn) or a more approachable pink, be sure to keep everything else clean and […]

Fri 06.01

Steal the Look: Deborah Ann Woll is a True Beauty

True Blood may know how to give vampires and werewolves a sexy name, but classic beauty Deborah Ann Woll is making bloodsuckers look thoroughly fresh and pretty! At the premiere for the show’s fourth season on Wednesday, the fire-haired starlet proved she’s really coming into her own. Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who “wanted to do […]

Thu 05.10

Battle of the Métier de Beauté Foundations: And the Winner Is…

I have used Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe Tinted Treatment for almost two years now. It’s always on my face, even for a quick run at the gym. When I ran out of my third bottle last month, I noticed there were now two other foundation options. When I started using Métier de Beauté, the line […]

Mon 04.23

Frugal Snob: Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetic Collection

There are very few designers that have branched out as much as Vera Wang has across the price spectrum — even fewer that have done so successfully. As much as I love her high-end line (even her black wedding dress moment!), I can’t deny that Wang’s David’s Bridal line is killer – so killer in […]

Wed 04.18

Music Festival-Inspired Beauty: Crazy for Coachella

The biggest music festival of the year is currently in full swing (last weekend marked the first half of the shows), so in honor of all the fun and festivities, I’ve narrowed down my picks for making it through a warm, wild weekend. Even if you’re not lounging and shimmying in the grass over in […]