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Tue 10.16

Burberry Beauty: Trend Talk with InStyle Style Ambassador Tai Beauchamp

There are a few brands that I consider my mainstays, and Burberry is definitely one of them. I mean, a girl cannot have enough Burberry trench coats (coated canvas, quilted, leather, studded, metallic – I have all of them!), boots, scarves, sharply tailored clothes, or perfectly fitting sunglasses. All are easy, chic pieces that I … Continue reading Burberry Beauty: Trend Talk with InStyle Style Ambassador Tai Beauchamp

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

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 … Continue reading Hydroxatone BB Cream

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 … Continue reading theBalm Cosmetics

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 … Continue reading Steal the Look: Emma Stone Goes Light and Luminous

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 … Continue reading The Face of Fall: Velveteen Dream

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 … Continue reading Steal the Look: Deborah Ann Woll is a True Beauty

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

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 … Continue reading Frugal Snob: Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetic Collection