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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

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 … Continue reading Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid: Primetime Special

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