• Beauty Breakdown – Softer Side of Smokey

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    Makeup by Tania D. Russell/ Model: Cassidy/Ford Models Not all smokey eyes have to be severe. With a natural brow, dewey skin and an otherwise neutral color palette, the smokey gives high impact without being harsh. Here’s how I got the look… Foundation – Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation in Light 1 & […]

  • Maquillage Givenchy

    Last year I was sent a “sampler pack” of Givenchy products. I have to be honest; I’d never even tried Givenchy before. A lot of the “haute” makeup lines are great for everyday use but actually not that great for a makeup artist’s kit (too simmer-y, too fragranced, etc.) so I did not tend to […]

  • Red Magic Woman – Lipstick Queen Cosmetics

    Poppy King is the Lipstick Queen… she says herself on her website. I’ve been a fan of Poppy King ever since her cult line Poppy. Like me, Poppy King is a connoisseur (some might say fanatic) of lip colors and lip products and also like me she is a fan, advocate and wearer of […]

  • Road Testing – 2

    The second installment of our Road Testin’ series; tales from the front lines of what makeup products do once they’re out of their pretty pretty packaging, and in the real world. The Fab – Smashbox Eyelights in “Smokebox” – If you’ve been waiting for a sure fire smokey eye kit, this is it. There are […]

  • My Lip Gloss Be Poppin – Armour Beauty

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    At this year’s IMATS in Los Angeles I discovered the line Armour Beauty, and it’s ‘Rock n’ Roll culture’ inspired lip glosses. Normally, saying something is “inspired by rock n’ roll” is a pretty meaningless, however these glosses walk the talk. One of the two lip glosses I picked up is named ‘Gazarri’s’, which is […]