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Thu 11.17

Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation: Seriously Thick-Skinned

This is the thickest…nix that. This is the scariest foundation I have ever used. With super-heavy coverage that makes MAC Studio Sculpt look like tinted moisturizer, Givenchy’s fluid foundation sits on your face like a second skin. One that’s not necessarily your own. It’s designed to function like a concealer to rid your face of … Continue reading Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation: Seriously Thick-Skinned

Thu 11.10

Vera Wang Fall 2011 Beauty: Smoke and Mirrors

When we think fall makeup, deep berry lips and Joan Jett-rimmed eyes tend to come to mind. At Vera Wang‘s Fall 2011 runway show, she put a new spin the autumn face that will rev up your routine without turning it totally upside down. Smoky lavender makes for a twist on the traditional dark, mysterious … Continue reading Vera Wang Fall 2011 Beauty: Smoke and Mirrors

Mon 11.07

Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick

It’s hard not to sound like a paid spokesperson when talking about Tom Ford’s 120-piece cosmetic range because it’s just that flawlessly fantastic. I mean wow – I dare you to stop by one of his boutiques, Neiman Marcus, or Bergdorf Goodman and not want it all! I previewed the range at a Fashion’s Night … Continue reading Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick

Mon 10.31

Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer for Professional: Don’t Show and Tell

A makeup artist showed me a trick to cover flaws, like dark spots or pimples. You first cover the area with a dark concealer and then follow up with a lighter one on top – the flaw doesn’t show through (the darkness totally covers it; the light topper blends with your skin tone)! But who … Continue reading Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer for Professional: Don’t Show and Tell

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

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 … Continue reading Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation

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 … Continue reading MAC MatchMaster SP 15 Foundation: A Match Made in Heaven

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 … Continue reading Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Mineral Make Up

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 … Continue reading The Five Essentials Featuring Amy Keller Laird