Beauty + BPGP +

Beauty + BPGP

Beauty Review: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Do you feel like you’re always searching for a great mascara?  There’s just something about mascara.  Even after you’ve found one you like (even one you love), you’re still ready to be seduced by a better one.  I don’t feel that way about lipsticks, blushes, or eyeshadows.  Just mascaras, and maybe concealers, but that’s another post.

Read more

Beauty + BPGP

The Beauty Edit: Five Hot Product Reviews

Thanks to social media, beauty products now go viral.  Whether it’s a lipkit or a must-have mask, some products become must haves before they’re even released.  Here are reviews of five products I purchased after they took over my blog reader, Insta-account, and Facebook page.

Read more

+ BPGP, + Skincare

Product Review: Dr. Jart Rubber Mask

When you have acne, you will buy anything that claims to make it go away.  And I mean, anything.  Strange tasting waters.  Creams that burn and sting.  Tools that abrade, heat, or puncture.  You give me a promising before-and-after-photo, and I am there.  So when Dr. Jart started selling a rubber detoxifying mask that looked vaguely like it belonged in an Amsterdam sex shop, I …

Read more

+ BPGP

Beauty Review: Cinema Secrets Setting Powder

If you wear foundation or under-eye concealer, it’s essential that you set your makeup with powder to hold it in place.  For years, I’ve used Make Up For Ever’s HD Pressed Powder .   But a few weeks ago, I over applied before a big event and ended up with the dreaded butterfly effect . A friend suggested that I try Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powder .  The finely milled loose powder comes in six shades that fight shine and …

Read more

+ BPGP, + Makeup

Beauty Review: Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Cream

Several years ago, I developed an expensive habit.  I got hooked on Tammy Fender’s Intensive Repair Balm ; 1.7oz costs $130.  I tried to quit several times.  I would run out, and swear I wasn’t going to replace the jar.  But then, two weeks later, my skin’s sallow, uneven texture would send me running to Neiman Marcus for more. I tried every product in the sub-$100 range that promised to …

Read more