• #MakeupMonday – 100% Pure Cosmetics

    As I mentioned in my article on Bay Area Beauty, I was thoroughly impressed upon visiting the headquarters of 100% Pure Apothecary**, purveyors of 100% Pure Cosmetics. I already knew of 100% because of their fabulous, fruit-pigmented lip glosses as well as their great bodycare products (I’m a big fan of the Honey Almond Milk […]

  • #MakeupMonday – All About Makeup Stains

    In a previous MakeupMonday I mentioned using lip/cheekstains as a means of lightening up one’s makeup routine. In that article I mentioned perennial favorites, Benefit Benetint and Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint. Many readers, however, have cried out for more. Here then are some of my favorite makeup stains of the moment… 1) Tarte Cheekstain – […]

  • #MakeupMonday – Top Lipglosses

    NOTE: For the updated version of this list check out: Favorite Lip Glosses of 2012 Some women gravitate to eye makeup, some women to lip makeup. Without a doubt, I am a lip woman, specifically I am a lipgloss gal. No matter how many I own, I always buy more HOWEVER some do stand above […]

  • #MakeupMonday – A Change of Season

    With Spring being well underway, you may be noticing a change in the cosmetics landscape. Actually, cosmetics companies have already started introducing their Summer collections, so now is the time of year to rethink and recharge your beauty routine. By recharge & rethink, I do not mean run out and buy a zillion more new […]

  • Keeping Current

    I recently had a lesson with an advanced student. She’s been a makeup artist for several years in the retail segment – working with “real women” doing makeovers, etc. – as well as being heavily involved with the business side of many makeup/cosmetics lines (being a corporate trainer, lunching lines, helping to develop product, writing […]