Oh, Nars. This could also be called "Unpopular opinion" because I really don't like this brand. I worked for Sephora for a hot minute when Nars was getting really big, and hearing about Francois Nars skeeved me out a little bit. I don't know if it's because he's French or what, but listening to him... Continue Reading →
I'm not much for rules. Sure, I adhere to the important ones, like don't commit murder, but most rules with regard to makeup are completely arbitrary and I ignore them. Anyway, I was watching some beauty influencer (I really don't remember who) and she referenced a story from Business Insider about the makeup rules everyone... Continue Reading →
Ughhh this is why we can’t have nice things
Garden brows. Seriously people?
Beauty news: there are cool things happening at L’Oreal
Augmented reality. It's the fancy technology that allows us to virtually try on makeup, either through apps or mirrors in restrooms in China. One of the companies pioneering this technology is Modiface. They've worked with Sephora to design the Virtual Artist section of the iOS and Android Sephora apps, and Benefit to design the Brow Try-On. There... Continue Reading →
Happy Sunday friends! I hope you've had a fantastic weekend and, unlike me, are ready to face the week tomorrow. I've spent my weekend taking care of business (meaning washing makeup brushes) and spending time with family. I hadn't planned to comment on this, but I can't help myself. Now, I don't watch Tati's channel.... Continue Reading →
More high tech ways to get us to buy makeup
Apparently, cosmetics companies in China are full of evil geniuses. According to this New York Post story someone sent me, some mirrors in public restrooms in China will now allow you to virtually try on makeup that you can then purchase from a vending machine outside the restroom. These mirrors are only being installed in... Continue Reading →
Botox for oily skin?
The whole concept of Botox kind of freaks me out. I mean, who woke up one day and said: "I wonder what would happen if we injected Botulism into our faces"? It seems like it would be unwise to inject ourselves with a deadly disease. Having said that, I know it's a popular cosmetic treatment,... Continue Reading →
The Tarte situation
I'm a little late to this party, but I wanted to weigh in on the recent Tarte controversy. I use the term controversy lightly since it's makeup and really, how seriously should we take it? If you haven't heard about this yet, Tarte released the Shape Tape Foundation to go with the Shape Tape Concealer,... Continue Reading →
How much discomfort should your beauty routine involve?
This is another topic that I recently discussed with my friend Brian after he discovered that epilating was a thing. Why yes, I do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing beauty and makeup with a straight man. He likes to learn things. It's why we're friends. Now, most women are at least vaguely aware... Continue Reading →
When tech meets beauty
A friend of mine has recently been sending me news stories about beauty topics (thanks Brian!), and right before CES he sent this interesting piece. CES is the International Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place over several days once a year. During CES companies unveil the latest and greatest consumer electronic products, from wireless devices... Continue Reading →