Category Archives: face

clarins instant light2

sleep deprivation has a direct impact on skin, mostly in the radiance department. since sleep is a precious gift around here, lately i’ve been feeling like my go-to foundation just isn’t cutting it. no amount of bronzer or trickery can bring the … Continue reading

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beauty essentials4

  i get a lot of questions about my beauty essentials. inquiring minds want to know about the must-have products that i can’t live without and the parts of my routine where i tend to splurge instead of save. when it comes … Continue reading

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laura mercier smooth finish flawless fluide2

leave it to the makeup gods to deliver one helluva perfect foundation just as i am squeezing the life out of my current tube and feeling at a complete loss of where to go next. i didn’t know quite what … Continue reading

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boscia all-in one b.b. eye brightener0

you know when you need to take your day way into overtime without missing a beat? in my case, this day looks something like: wake up early, knock out a few hours of work, go to the hospital to visit with brand … Continue reading

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mac prep + prime beauty balm spf 352

i know that summer has a tendency to make us want to wear less of everything – layers of clothing, makeup, even hair (anyone going for a chic summer chop?) – but summer sweat also tends to cause an increase in … Continue reading

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clarins instant concealer0

why is it so hard to find the perfect under eye concealer? i don’t know about you, but i just want something that completely erases every trace of blue from underneath my eyes, does not look heavy or cakey, and … Continue reading

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bareminerals bareskin pure brightening serum foundation11

the blogosphere has been abuzz with the release of bareminerals’ newest foundation, bareskin – and with good reason, because it’s amazing. i was a huge skeptic about the promises being thrown around with this product. the concept is truly unique and … Continue reading

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miracle skin transformer treat + conceal (again)2

sometimes a beauty product is so good that it’s worth revisiting. a recent email featuring this little white tube prompted me to dig it out of the glossarie archives and give it a go as both a dark circle disguiser … Continue reading

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maybelline dream pure bb15

bb creams and i have not always gotten along. they never seem to offer enough coverage and color match is always an issue. historically, i just haven’t found them to be worth the investment – even at the drugstore level. … Continue reading

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smashbox camera ready bb cream eyes4

i am so sorry for the radio silence around here! it turns out that something attributed to pregnancy hormones has me experiencing some serious sleep deprivation and well, it’s just not a good time. i’ve had a dream pregnancy so … Continue reading

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