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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

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, … Continue reading Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet