Wednesday
Nov012006

The Ultimate Concealer Guide.

It's here! Our Ultimate Concealer Guide.

Concealer is sometimes a personal decision, but it is often a choice found by trying so many, making it a sometimes difficult trial and error process. We have tried to simplify this process for you, by bringing you this guide.

For the last month or so, we have tried 49 concealers. We tried concealers from very low to high price points, and all different types. 

In testing and trying we found that most concealers fall into one of six categories, so we have organized the guide that way.

In the end, we ended up recommending 27 of them.  I hope you can find one that works right for you.

To use the guide, you can simply click on our Ultimate Concealer Guide banner at the top of the page, or on the title in our right-hand side bar. You can also simply click on the categories listed below, which are also listed on the side bar.

All Over Coverage

Duos & Palettes

Full Coverage

Redness Blockers

Sheer Coverage

Spot Coverage


 

Tuesday
Oct312006

Happy Halloween!

Happy, Happy Halloween!

What I love about Halloween is doing the makeup for my kiddos.

My daughter is a bride, so we did "grown up" makeup. hallo_caci_2.jpg

 

 

I started with MAC NC40 Studio Fix all over, used Sugar Daddy Glistening Powder from Tarte on her cheeks, Girlactik Glam Eye Powder in Violet Glam, CoverGirl Lash Exact in Black, and CoverGirl Outlast Lip Shine Duo in #205, a beautiful peachy/gold.

 

 

 



My son Johnny is Sidious, the Sith Lord from Star Wars. Joey is the Gream Reaper, but he wanted to wear a red robe, so he is calling himself the Devil Reaper.
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I used cream makeup in black, white, gray and red on Joey.

On Johnny, I used a cream stick foundation from Becca, in Latte, all over his face. I used MAX Factors Pan Stick in Rich Beige for contouring on his cheeks, chin, around his mouth, and drew with it on his forehead. Around his eyes I used Bobbi Brown's Cream Blush Stick in Red Berry. I set it all with Physicians Formula Face Aid in Translucent.

 

 

 

 


I love playing with makeup, and I love that my kids let me play. Taking it off - and getting it all off will definitely be a chore - especially on Joey - the Grim Reaper.

Have a fun day and be sure to do lot's of treating!

Monday
Oct302006

Exclusive to Sephora.

How do I start my day?

After dropping off my little girl, I come to the office and have a date with my computer and my coffee. I start by reading the bevy of beauty blogs and surf on over to Sephora.com and few other beauty sites.

Sephora has negotiated some excellent exclusive's this season, and I thought I would share a few of my favorites here with you.



Philosophy The Ski House - A wonderful little gift in the cutest ski house box. Indoors you will find everything to keep you warm: Double Rich Hot Cocoa 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath, a Marshmallow Body Souffle, and a Kiss Me Pink peppermint lip balm. $35

Smashbox Swingin' Scene Ultimate Beauty Collection  - What is there not to love about this $140 value from Smashbox. IT IS ONLY $59!!! Inside a chic carry-all bag is: a  layer lash primer,  that's a wrap mascara in black, the travel size Photo Finish Foundation Primer,  Blush/Soft Lights Duo in Action/Shot, 2 Lip Glosses in Location and Illuminate, and an Eye Shadow Trio in Freeze Frame. $59

Bare Escentuals Shake Your Tail Feather  - Another superb value ($131) from one of my favorite lines, Bare Escentuals. Shake Your Tail Feather is about luminous colors, and here is what is included in the beautiful bronze bag: All Over Face Color in Pure Radiance, bareMinerals Glimpse in Peacock, bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Pure Spice, a Big Tease Mascara in Blackest Black, Beautifully Luminous Lashes in gold, and a Lip Gloss in Dolly Buxom. This coupled with 2 full size brushes to help you apply makes this a generous offer. $55