Foundation
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, […]

Mon 06.20

Steal the Look: Into the Nude

It’s still crazy to me how few Asian models are on magazine covers, and even on the catwalk. That’s why I’m thrilled to see a new crop of girls who are poised to make their mark. These three fresh faces are from all over Asia – Tao Okamoto, from Tokyo; Ming Xi, from Shanghai; and […]

Thu 06.02

Ellis Faas Skin Veil

What a perfect name for a liquid foundation, Skin Veil. I mean how many foundations have we all tried that feel like they’re just sitting on our face like a mask? My go-to is Sensai Fluid Finish — it’s just awesome and they’ve got a shade, Natural Beige, that does a perfect color-matching job with […]

Wed 05.25

Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer: Bada-Bing, Bada-Zing

No time in the morning for anti-age serum, moisturizer, sunblock and foundation? Or more than one of them?! No, none of us has the time, but believe it or not, Origins‘ energizing moisturizer does all of the above and does it well. This magical formulation is really magic: out of the tube, it’s white; as […]

Wed 05.18

MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder: Sea Breeze

There is nothing worse than discovering a fantastic product you can’t live without, only to discover it’s available for a limited time (take MAC’s Wonder Woman Pen Ultimate, for example: the best thick liquid liner pen, ever! And now, gone!). So before I got attached to their new Magically Cool Liquid Powder, I double-checked that […]