Tag Archives: makeup

Are Makeup Primers Worth the Extra Step?

Makeup primer

I strive to be a minimalist and I love multi-tasking products. A makeup primer does not seem to fit with either of those theories. Through various gifts and samples, I have accumulated a decent number of makeup primers that claim to do all sorts of wonderful things for my skin and my makeup, chiefly improve […]

BB Creams Vs CC Creams: What are the Differences?

Woman buying cosmetics

Just to be clear, both a Beauty Balm cream and a Color Corrector cream are basically enhanced tinted moisturizers.  They generally do not offer as much coverage as a regular foundation, but are an excellent alternative if you prefer one-step products, which I do!  They also rarely come in as many shades as a traditional […]

Lighten Up Your Makeup for Spring: Nude, but Not Naked

Stylist applying makeup

Now that we’re starting to store our sweaters and stash our mittens, it is time to lighten up the rest of our look!  There are beautiful spring fashions starting to hit the stores so let’s talk about nude makeup.  I don’t mean going out bare-faced, quite the opposite.  But somewhere between the bare face and […]

The Five-Minute Face (AKA Dang Daylight Savings)

Woman applying mascara

Whether you hit the snooze bar one too many times, or are reeling from the time change this weekend, you need to get out the door!  A dry shampoo and a lightly scented body lotion can refresh the rest of you, but to make yourself presentable, here is a quick rundown of the five-minute face! […]

Beauty Emergency: Eyeshadow or Mascara Fall-Out on Your Cheeks

Woman touching her lips

Even if we use the best brands available, there is still always the possibility of eyeshadow flakes or mascara fall-out that lands on our cheeks after we’ve carefully blended out all of our foundation, concealer, and blush.  Most of us rarely have the time to start over, but we certainly do not want to walk […]

Beauty Emergency: Dry and Flaky Lips Under Your Lipstick

Woman looking at her lips

It happens to the best of us, especially in winter time.  We apply our lipstick normally and through the course of the day, we realize that it has started to look terrible because our lips underneath are dry and flaky, ruining the finish of our color product.  Long-wearing lipsticks are one of the worst offenders, […]

Beauty Emergency: Applying Too Much Blush

Woman applying blush

Let’s take a look at a few of the beauty mistakes we all make from time to time.  There are simple corrections we can use to fix them as well as a few tips for prevention.  After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! There you are, innocently applying your makeup […]

Pucker Up, Color Color Everywhere

Woman applying lip color

So your lips are exfoliated, moisturized, plumped, and primed — it is time for color! Whether you prefer a bright red stain or a nude pink gloss, this is the fun part. In a recent article I read, the author was purporting to need One Lipstick. Personally, that sounds lovely in theory but I am […]

Pucker Up for the Finale

Happy woman with red lipstick and red hair bow

As I have stated before, I have a lip balm addiction, however, that is for a different day.  Today we are looking at color, and there are more options than most of us know what to do with!  While we may stick with the same face and perhaps even eye makeup, lips are typically where […]

Draw a Line in the Sand

Woman applying eyeshadow

Our skin tone is even, our spots are hidden, and our cheeks are glowing.  Next stop is the eye.  Now there are a myriad of eyeshadows, eyeliners, and all sorts of other products.  But in this series we are discussing the simple basic face, so we’ll focus on simply defining the eye. With a touch […]