Tue 03.27

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme: Better Than Shade

I’m going to Cancun next week – yes, I’m doing a classic spring-break locale! Half of my suitcase will consist of sunblock and sunblocking items (hats, hats, and more hats). I used to use a Shiseido sunscreen, which is very similar to La Roche-Posay’s ultra-light formula, but it was so greasy and made my complexion […]

Mon 01.02

Pur~lisse Pur~Protect SPF30: Save Face

My New Year’s beauty resolutions: drink more water, don’t fall asleep with makeup on, and don’t skip the sunscreen! I am actually pretty good about all of these, but, of course, there is always room for improvement. Especially in the sunscreen department (which should not be missed, not even for a day). I love my […]

Tue 11.01

Colorscience Sunforgettable SPF 30 Brush: Give Your Old Sunscreens the Brush-Off

Now there is really no excuse to neglect to put on sunscreen, each and every day, no matter what. Colorscience‘s Sunforgettable brush-on powder is the most convenient, mess-free sunscreen ever. Where has this been all my life? Loose mineral powder dispensed from a handy on-the-go brush gives great coverage that protects you from UVA and […]

Mon 10.24

French Skincare Investigation by Renée Rouleau: PART DEUX

I recently returned from a trip to Europe where I attended Paris Beauty Week in France, an amazing trade show featuring new innovations in skin care ingredients and technology – a true playground for this esthetician and skin care expert!

Mon 10.03

Hampton Mist Continuous Sunscreen: A One-Shot Deal

I went through so many sunscreens this summer I felt like I was conducting my own science experiment, and after trying them all, this is number one in the sun. Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen is a truly lightweight, water-resistant spray that provides all the protection you need with none of the grime. The most […]

Fri 08.19

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense: The Art of Self-Defense

This new formulation of Kiehl’s UV Defense Total Sun Block is miraculous. I loved the old formula, though it was a bit thick and heavy – great for beach days, but when I’ve got a full face of makeup, that’s the last thing I want to slather on beforehand. With SPF 50+, you are getting […]

Fri 07.22

Ultimate Beauty List: Snobbiest All Time Favorites

Best Mascara Lustrafy High Definition Mascara at Motives for $16.95. Stay Put Eyeliner Gel Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner at Neiman Marcus for $21. Most Protective Sunscreen Clarins ‘UV Plus HP’ Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40 at Nordstrom for $38 Fluid and Natural Foundation La Mer The Treatment Powder Foundation SPF 15 at Neiman Marcus […]

Mon 07.18

Bobbi Brown Protective Face Lotion SPF 15: West Meets East

During my recent photo shoot in Beijing for Bazaar China, I met an amazing make-up artist: Wong Ya Fei. Before he started working his magic on me, he lathered my face in a lotion that felt delicious. I grabbed the mysterious bottle only to discover the brand was none other than Bobbi Brown! Fei said […]

Fri 07.15

Uvidea XL B.B. Cream 50: The Myth Really Works!

The great myth of B.B. creams continues, and it’s still urban legend to those outside of Asia. I asked a beauty editor in the U.S. about the baffling B.B. cream and she had never heard of it. Many brands boast one in their lines, including my beloved Bobbi Brown (no connections to her initials!). But […]