Bare Minerals Foundation and Concealer

April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Last summer when my hormonal breakouts began, I thought it might have been the makeup I was using, so I decided to ask around and see what makeup others recommended. I began with my friend Jill.

My friend Jill is incredibly clever and hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with her where I didn’t literally LOL. She has this way of persuading you…it’s more than just friendly advice, almost on the level of a mother’s wisdom, injected with grace and humor. I don’t know what it is, but it’s effective. It should be patented.

One thing she was effective in getting me to do is investing in Bare Minerals…and one look at her skin and you can understand why.

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Victoria’s Secret Tinted Moisturizer, $14

April 26, 2011 § 3 Comments

Victoria’s Secret makes makeup? That’s something I didn’t know until I started working there last summer.

Victoria’s Secret makeup has won numerous awards? That’s definitely something I didn’t know until, to my embarrassment, a customer told me when I was helping them pick out makeup.

And I wouldn’t doubt it, if this tinted moisturizer is anything to judge by.

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Beauty Idol: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

As part of this blog I’m going to do a series of women I see as idols in the beauty world: women who have a trademark look, who are movers and shakers in the beauty world, or who I think are just plain gorgeous.

I am going to start of with perhaps my favorite beauty idol, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.

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DDF 5% Glycolic Exfoliating Facewash

April 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

DDF is a brand that I was turned on to not because someone told me about it, but because I saw it in someone’s medicine cabinet…and that certain someone has impeccable skin that I ADMIRE and so I thought to myself, “this may be her secret!”

Well, despite our founding fathers saying that “all men are created equal” I must disagree: not all men are created equal, and thus not all skin is equal. That is why, to my great dismay (and that of my pocket), this product did not work for me. « Read the rest of this entry »

Girly Advice

April 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of my girlfriends asked me, well you posted a wishlist but who in your life should get you those products? What is an appropriate gift to give?

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Beauty Products I Want for Easter

April 23, 2011 § 4 Comments

As you may know, Easter is right around the corner *ahem*tomorrow*ahem*.

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Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipstick

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve recently made several trips to Sephora, and unfortunately anytime I step foot in that store, I can’t come out without a purchase. Do I need that lipstick in hot pink AND red? Yes, actually. Well…no, but you know how it goes. That is why I am a makeup fanatic.

My latest trips to Sephora resulted in several purchases. I was recently inspired to rock both a red lip and a hot pink lip after seeing it on a couple others. BUT (and this is a big but), I’ve got olive skin and for us olive-skinned ladies out there, not every red looks that great…and unfortunately, the same goes for hot pink. If we don’t choose the right shades we can look downright ghastly, no matter how much confidence we’ve got!

And so, my trip to Sephora was “justified” by a couple of reviews I had read here of Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Intense line.

That link will show you the range of colors Sephora carries, and if you click on the main Make Up Forever page, there’s a quick survey you can take to determine your best shades based on your skin tone, eye and other colors. I wrote these down and drove to Sephora and tried on a couple of colors. « Read the rest of this entry »

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