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No, Frank, There Is Not One (Moisturizer) For Night and Day.

May 9th, 2015

Ole’ blue eyes knew a lot about a lot — Do it your way? Absolutely. Wake up in a city that never sleeps? Sure. Strangers in the night? Ehhh… I guess… But I should’ve known he wouldn’t be the best authority on night and day moisturizer. I mean, he “had you under” his skin. That can’t be good for the pores. So, I stand corrected. While a separate day and night cream may be a ploy by the cosmetic industry to rake in bigger bucks, it is a ploy of which we should take advantage. What I’ve learned is your face’s skin needs utilitarian... Read More

My Vision, My Makeup: The Solution?

March 14th, 2015

Alright, friends. The time has come. You can release the horses you’ve been holding, salvage teeth enamel from the bits you’ve been chomping, and abandon your seat’s edge to use the whole of it to sit, because yes. The makeup glasses were delivered. For those of you who were spared the suffocation that comes with seven days of bated breath, I’ll recap. Last week I discussed my very limited vision and how it hinders eye makeup application. If I want to eyeline or mass-scare (the act of applying mascara)(or I suppose scaring the masses) I have to have my contacts in. Without... Read More

My Vision, My Makeup: The Saga

March 7th, 2015
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I’ve been a four eyes since the 2nd grade. Evidently binge reading plus optically challenged genetics equals functional blindness. It’s a formula that holds true to this day. My first pair of glasses had comically large pink plastic frames, because why wouldn’t they. It was like I was trying to earn another merit badge in dorkdom. High waters? Check. Preference for books over human interaction? Check. Thick corrective lenses that if swiped off my face rendered me helpless? Aww yeah. Because of this, I only wear makeup and glasses simultaneously if I’ve already done my makeup... Read More

Valentine’s or Galentine’s, I’ve Got Your Makeup Looks Covered

February 7th, 2015

In case you haven’t been inside a commercial retailer in the last 5 weeks, next week will bring February 14th: Valentine’s Day. I’m not going to get into the singles/couples/heteronormative mess of it all. I’ll just say I’m looking forward to celebrating love. I like sending little Valentine’s Day packages to my niece and nephew in an effort to impress upon them that their marital status is not the only love in their life that matters. Especially since they’re both under the age of 12, so they’d better not even HAVE a marital status. So, chances... Read More

What is BB Cream?

January 24th, 2015

Does anyone remember Butterfinger BB’s? They were endorsed by Bart Simpson in the ‘90s and they were delicious. They were bite sized Butterfinger mustket-esque looking balls. Mmmm… Butterfinger balls. Clearly, I have etched them on my brain so they were the first thing I thought of when I started to hear about this “BB” business, immediately followed by “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Have you heard about BB Creams? I feel like they came up out of nowhere and all of a sudden every major line of cosmetics has their own version to tout. Upon further investigation, they did come out of... Read More

Is your makeup bag a time capsule… for bacteria?

January 17th, 2015

MICROBES! Ew, right? They’re everywhere. So, if you’re like me and still have the liquid foundation you bought your first year of college… this quiz is for you. 1) When it comes to eyeshadow, I… a) still have the hue I wore to prom 12 years ago b) use a value sized pot of neutral base scored at a Y2K Sam’s Club blowout c) horde palettes like doomsday preppers horde water bottles d) throw any away that I’ve lived with for 2 years   2) You need to borrow a lipstick? How about… a) this Radical Raging Red my cousin gave me as a bridesmaid gift in 1992 b) a gloss flavored... Read More

Beauty Book Review: Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin

January 3rd, 2015

Kevyn Aucoin had every reason to fail. Or to not even fail. “Fail” implies he had opportunities for success that eluded him; he didn’t. He was a feminine, gangly, boy who lived in the homophobic South with his Catholic adoptive family. Despite this, he became a self taught master who achieved an unprecedented celebrity in his forty years of life across the worlds of beauty, entertainment, and fashion. His storied resume is nothing short of amazing. I had cursory knowledge of his achievements following the publication of his 1999 book, Making Faces. My mom had a copy of the book and I remember... Read More

A Shimmer Shadow Showdown

December 27th, 2014

In the way that Christmas’s go-to decor colors are red & green, Hallowen’s are orange & black, Valentine’s is pink or puke, New Years Eve’s is glitter. Glitter, glitter, glitter. Naturally, I expect you’ll be incorporating this central tenet into your New Years makeup look. And by “you” I mean those readers who still actually leave the house to celebrate New Year’s (and are therefore young enough to get away with wearing glitter makeup without soliciting pitying looks from passers-by.) I, on the other hand, am probably (definitely?) outside the age range for whom a glitter... Read More

How to Combat Holiday Judgment

December 20th, 2014

I’m not ashamed to admit that as a grown woman A Christmas Carol still scares the bejesus out of me. (Yes, even the Muppet version.)(And in some ways, especially the Muppet version. Here I am thinking Kermie and Gonzo and the gang are going to be upbeat and darling, but NO. Their mirth is corrupted by ghosts upon ghosts that turn my favorite childhood gang into arbiters of holiday haunting. Not cool.) When I was younger the fear mostly came from the idea that I’d wake up one Christmas Eve to find powder white ghosts flailing chains at my face and I’d be forced to time travel away... Read More

My Most Beautiful Gift Giving Ideas

December 13th, 2014

I approached this week’s column with verve. Fantasy online shopping is one of my favorite procrastination past times. So the prospect of perusing offerings upon offerings for holiday gift ideas? YES, PLEASE. Then a weird thing happened. I started to feel… icky. Like I’d had a body dip in jam and then rolled around in sawdust. Icky. There were so many things. So many price points. So much that honestly… nobody really needs. I suppose I had my own little “meaning of Christmas” crisis. A crisis only because the column I intended to write was predicated on buying... Read More

Spend Your Long Weekend With Beauty Vlogs That Don’t Suck

November 29th, 2014

As you read this I am most likely curled up in an introverted heap with a book, knitting, sudoku, or some combination of the three. And I am most likely loving it. We’re going on a hut trip this Thanksgiving. A hut trip? A hut trip. This means I’m going to be holed up in the wilderness with no running water nor electricity for four days. While I’m looking forward to justifiably wearing as many fleece based clothing items as humanly possible, I will not have internet. Thus, I’ve decided to leave you with the very capable advice and application techniques of some of my favorite Beauty Vloggers. Falling... Read More