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 […]

Wed 05.11

SK-II Facial Treatment Cream Foundation: Your Face Deserves Double Time

I love products that pull double-duty! Here is a cream foundation that makes you look photo-perfect and fights wrinkles at the same time. SK-II Facial Treatment Cream Foundation, made with French seaweed derivatives and Japanese rice bran extracts, provides a maximum coverage that looks glowingly translucent. All of the help, none of the cakey effect. […]

Tue 05.10

Make Up Forever HD Foundation: Go ahead, take your close up

You want to know how I ended up beauty blogger? I was that girl, the one who sees cosmetic ads of models with flawless skin and rushes out to buy whatever it is they’re selling. You know, just in case it works. No product is too weird or outlandish for me, I will try anything […]

Tue 05.03

Elizabeth Arden’s Spring/Summer 2011 Launches

I’m always surprised at how relatively affordable Elizabeth Arden is. Maybe it’s because growing up I often passed their Red Door Spa, which looked so glam to me as a kid, but in my head they’re way more luxurious than their prices would suggest. The one place the brand is lacking, in my opinion, is […]