Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Fashion Week

MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra

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ct MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra
“A flavor of film noir, a haunted woman, 19th century romanticism interpreted by Hollywood in the 1930s.”
Kabuki – Key Artist

ct face MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra
Face
MAC PRO Red Pepper Lipstick was sheered out on the cheeks to give the skin a slight flush.

ct eyes MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra
Eyes
MAC Paint Pot in Perky was applied to the lid, followed by Quite Natural Paint Pot, which was placed above the lid crease. Cash Flow Paint Pot was added to the inner corner of the eyes using a 213 Brush. Emphasis Sculpting Powder was brushed onto the lower lash line and on the crease, followed by Burnt Burgundy Paint Stick. Polished Ivory Paint Stick was placed onto the outer corner of the lids.

ct lips MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra
Lips
MAC PRO Lipstick in Red Pepper was applied as a stain to the lips.

 MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra

MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando

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obando MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando
“Robert Palmer girls gone wild.”
John Stapleton – Key Artist

obando face MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando
Face
Studio Fix Fluid Foundation was applied to the face, followed by MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Natural, which was brushed onto sin with a 187 Brush to contour the face.

obando eyes MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando
Eyes
MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist was applied to the lids with a 225 Brush, followed by Blackground Paint Pot. Smut Eye Shadow was layered from lash line to brow using a 224 Brush. MAC Smolder Eye Kohl was used to line the eyes; the line was dragged out past the natural lash line towards the brow, and blended with a 228 Brush.

obando lips MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando
Lips
MAC Lipstick in Myth was patted onto lips with a 318 Brush.

 MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando

MAC First Look: Threeasfour

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threeasfour MAC First Look: Threeasfour
“Something elegant and sophisticated but with a point of pop colour.”
Gordon Espinet – Key Artist

threeasfour face MAC First Look: Threeasfour
Face

MAC Prep+Prime Skin was used to prepare skin, followed by Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in appropriate shades. A mixture of MAC PRO Clear Pink Gloss and Desert Rose Powder Blush was blended onto cheeks followed by Mineralized Skinfinish in Light Flush.

threeasfour eyes MAC First Look: Threeasfour
Eyes
MAC Prep+Prime Lash was applied to lashes followed by a coat of Royal Wink Fluidline with a 205 Brush. Brows were combed.

threeasfour lips MAC First Look: Threeasfour
Lips
MAC Mellow Flame Lipstick was brushed onto lips.

 MAC First Look: Threeasfour

MAC First Look: Jason Wu

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Wu MAC First Look: Jason Wu
“A modern day Jean Seberg going to a fabulous party downtown.”
Romy Soleimani – Key Artist

Wu face MAC First Look: Jason Wu
Face
MAC Studio Moisture Fix was applied to the skin and MAC Select Moisturecover was pressed on top. Sculpt and Shape Powder was brushed onto the face for carved-out looking features and a polished, perfect complexion.

Wu eyes MAC First Look: Jason Wu
Eyes
MAC Eye Shadows in Smut and Print were washed over the lid with a 217 Brush. Reflects Glitter in Gold was pressed onto the inner corner and the outer corner of the eyelids.

Wu lips MAC First Look: Jason Wu
Lips
MAC Lipstick in Media was pressed onto moisturized lips to create a stain with soft edges. Lillicent Blushcreme was placed on top to finish off the perfect, mauve, everyday lip.

 MAC First Look: Jason Wu

MAC First Look: Nicole Miller

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NicoleMiller MAC First Look: Nicole Miller
“80′s Glamour – soft, pretty, drama with a modern twist.”
Romy Soleimani – Key Makeup Artist

NicoleMiller face MAC First Look: Nicole Miller
Face
MAC Moisturelush Cream was applied to the skin and Face and Body Foundation was then layered on top. Blot Powder Loose was dusted over face where needed and Sculpting Powder in Sculpt was brushed onto cheeks to contour. Loose Beauty Powder in Daisy Dust was dusted over cheekbones to highlight.

NicoleMiller eyes MAC First Look: Nicole Miller
Eyes
MAC Sketch Eye Shadow was blended all over eyelid to create a soft shape. MAC Blue Brown Pigment was applied to the outer eyelid and Reflects in Blackened Red was layered over. Old Gold Pigment was applied to the center and inner corners of the eye and Reflects Antiqued Gold was layered on top. Blooz Eye Kohl was blended out onto top and bottom lash lines. Deep Blue-Green Pigment was layered on top inner lash line and bottom lash line and Reflects Purely Purple was layered over top, outer lash line.

NicoleMiller lips MAC First Look: Nicole Miller
Lips
Lips were lined with MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl and conditioned with Lip Conditioner.

 MAC First Look: Nicole Miller

MAC First Look: Baby Phat

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BabyPhat MAC First Look: Baby Phat
“1920s Clara Bow, flapper kind-of-a-look.”
Christopher Ardoff – Key Makeup Artist

BabyPhat face MAC First Look: Baby Phat
Face
Skin was concealed with Select Cover-up in appropriate shades. Mineralized Skinfinish Natural was applied with 129 Brush. MAC Blushcreme in Sweet William was touched over high planes of cheekbones using fingers and MAC Pink Swoon Powder Blush was lightly dusted on top.

BabyPhat eyes MAC First Look: Baby Phat
Eyes
MAC Eye Shadow in Hand Written was buffed onto lids and bottom lash line using 224 Brush. Reflects Glitter in Antiqued Gold was pressed onto lids and bottom lash line as a second layer with 242 Brush.

BabyPhat lips MAC First Look: Baby Phat
Lips
MAC Lip Pencil in Redd was applied all over lip and Lady Danger Lipstick was layered on top.

 MAC First Look: Baby Phat

MAC First Look: Ruffian

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ruffian MAC First Look: Ruffian
“Boarding school girl gone wild, luxurious and beautiful, dating a bad guy.”
James Kaliardos – Key Artist

ruffian face MAC First Look: Ruffian
Face
MAC Blot Powder Loose was lightly applied over skin.

ruffian eyes MAC First Look: Ruffian
Eyes
MAC Eye Shadow in Taupe was applied with a 239 Brush to outer portion of eyelid and just under the eye to create a shadow. Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe was brushed onto the middle of the crease. Eye Shadow in Forgery was dusted on to the cheek, arch of the brow, inner corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose to highlight.

ruffian lips MAC First Look: Ruffian
Lips
Lips were lined perfectly with MAC Lip Pencil in Magenta and coloured with Violetta Lipstick.

 MAC First Look: Ruffian

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