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Wed 10.26

Gareth Pugh x MAC Collection: The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn

What do the global makeup brand and the futuristic-renegade designer have in common? A flair for the unexpected. For their full-range collaboration, MAC and Gareth Pugh have harnessed their imaginations and join forces to deliver a collection that is at once fierce and fragile, somber and enchanting. And that was just the idea. Gareth explained […]

Wed 10.12

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation

Liquid gold packaging connotes total luxury, but with these two fresh products, Dolce & Gabbana proves it’s on the inside that counts. Would you expect anything less from the duo who embodies the ultra-feminine sensuality of classic bombshell beauties like Sophia Loren? I’m excited to report that both the Perfect Finish Creamy foundation and Passion […]

Fri 09.23

MAC MatchMaster SP 15 Foundation: A Match Made in Heaven

For the everyday, I like light tinted moisturizers, but when it comes to photo shoots and TV appearances, nothing beats the MAC professional foundations and powders. Studio Sculpt is too thick and serious – only for the direst of cover-up circumstances – but their MatchMaster foundation, with moisturizing demi-matte coverage, is camera-perfect. I wouldn’t use […]

Tue 09.13

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Mineral Make Up

I’ve always loved the convenience of mineral make up, what’s easier than a few swipes of the brush across your face, right? But I don’t love the look of mineral make up– most brands I have tried leave a weird sheen on my face that makes me look like a resident of Madam Trussard’s Wax […]

Fri 09.09

The Five Essentials Featuring Amy Keller Laird

Beauty editors are a dime a dozen. Amy Keller Laird is one in a million. The Deputy Editor and Beauty Director of Allure is not just a verifiable cosmetics guru, she is hysterically funny and charming. I met her on Twitter, after getting captivated by her irreverent musings – she refers to herself as Pegasus […]

Wed 08.24

Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet

Kanebo Sensai’s Fluid Finish has been my favorite liquid foundation for the last few years. Not only have I found the perfect shade for my skin tone (Natural Beige) to cover-up, even-up, and give me a slightly tan look, but the formulation is moisturizing and long-lasting. It’s a rare combo, at least in my experience, […]

Thu 08.18

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid: Primetime Special

Who wants to wear a full face of foundation if they don’t have to? While I will try just about anything for a relatively flawless face (and I’m still obsessed with my By Terry foundation brush), I’m a huge fan of products that remind me that less is more. Caudalie‘s Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid may […]

Fri 08.05

By Terry Light-Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush: And They Say Nobody’s Perfect

With so many out there that don’t do their job, I sometimes forget why we even bother with foundation in the first place: to achieve the look of porcelain skin, even out tone, glow with luminosity, eliminate the appearance of pores, and cover up any hyper-pigmentation you may have (that would be me!). By Terry‘s […]

Thu 07.14

A Few More Essentials to Toss in Your Tote: The Dog Days Aren’t Over

As if your bag wasn’t already brimming with gear and goodies! But there is something about mid-July – the staggering heat and humidity, perhaps? – that makes the craving for some product pick-me-ups really set in. Here are a few that should help perk up your routine through August. High-level ray protection in a brushable, […]