Powder your nose…

Powder your face

 

Face powder is one of those products I’ve always carried with me. In high school I would always ask my BFF Zoe if my face was shiny. My face was always shiny, today less so than it was back then, but I still keep a powder compact on hand. The one kind of powder I never really used was setting powder because I thought it was pointless and a scheme. While you can use any kind of powder to set your make up, I just thought it was an extra step that I really didn’t need. I was wrong. Read More

Re-Post: It all starts with a good foundation

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So last week I promised several posts on foundations, primers and everything in between. It was a larger undertaking than I thought. Profiling five foundations + six primers.  But this week, I’m ready.

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TRUE STORY, IT ALL STARTS WITH A GOOD FOUNDATION

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Hey, hey, hey. I hope you have been enjoying the awesome month that is October. This week, I’ll be focusing on everything that is foundations + primers and everything in between.

Why?

Well, last month I started a wonderful new job. But with this new job comes two 54 minute commutes (yes I timed it) that includes a 15 minute walk in midtown Manhattan, complete with exhaust + humanity. Also included is 8.5 hours spent in recirculated air under unforgiving florescent lighting. Its taken its toll. By noon I look fine, by 2pm I look as expected, but by 5:30 I look like I haven’t slept in a week or eaten anything but processed food, neither of which is the case. I’ve tested five foundations, six primers, two concealers and three setting powders in the last month. Stay tuned to find out which ones worked and which ones failed under these extreme urban conditions!

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WASH AWAY YOUR SINS: PART II

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Review

Ever since it started really feeling like summer my face has been super acting up. I mentioned yesterday about my bachelorette weekend celebration which was spent with a friend of mine who is a skin care expert. I told her my woes which are basically this: I wash my face with cleanser and it feels super tight, so I put on oil, serums, and moisturizers and then my face feels heavy and greasy and gross, so I wash it again and the cycle repeats. After this conversation she recommended switching up my cleanser in favor for something more soothing, gentle and non-stripping.

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The Perfect Summer Lip

RMS Beauty Lip Shine Sacred Review

 

 

I love a little lip product. Clearly. I have probably about 100, I haven’t actually counted but its safe to say thats the number. It can be a problem.  Read More

Face Washing Equipment: The Low Down

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In 2007, I was introduced to the Clarisonic by my aesthetician, who at the time despite trying super hard and being one of the best in the city could not clear my skin, suggested I try this device. I used it pretty faithfully for about a year, with really no life changing results. Read More

Lipstick Challenge Day 27: Make it Matte

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Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Royal Raspberry a Matte Fuchsia $12.00 

Affordable matte lipstick color pay off that’s been right under your nose the entire time.  Read More

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