From Summer to Fall in Oranges and Purples

This is going to be a great makeup season for me, and all you lovelies that dig on orange and purple.  Even if you don’t think they are for you, give something a shot.  Two of my fave super clean companies are at the forefront of this color extravaganza. These are not the drugstore makeup colors of my 70s childhood.  They are fresh and hip, and will make you feel that way, too. top to bottom: Curious, Royal, Perfect Day, Around the World RMS... Read More

Give Us Some Lip: What’s Your Holy Grail Lip Balm?

I’ve always been an avid lip balm, gloss and stick wearer—as a high schooler, I had an arsenal of both eye shadows and lip glosses to match my closet full of colorful clothes (yes, that included lilac gloss and lime green eyeliner). But as I’ve gotten older and seemingly more sensitive to ingredients and essential oils, I’ve found it nearly impossible to find hardy, moisturizing lip balms that don’t make my lips break out... Read More

Lead, Not The Only Metal Lurking In Lipstick

Back in 2007 the now well-known “Poison Kiss” report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that some of the most popular lipsticks on the market contain varying amounts of lead. Lead, of course, is a heavy metal that wreaks all sorts of horrible havoc when it’s in the body; it’s been associated with everything from infertility to learning disabilities, muscular problems, and death. As such it’s been legally banned... Read More

Product Review: Vapour Organics Siren Lipstick

If there’s one thing a girl can’t have too much of in her arsenal, it’s lipstick. As we said in the book, it’s gotta be the single most powerful cosmetic going: With just one swipe it can completely change the appearance of your face. I’ve always loved the stuff and cringe to think how often I put it on as a kid to play dress up. As most of you surely know, mainstream lipsticks are usually contaminated with lead, and... Read More

Help! I Need A Beauty Pick-Me-UP

I’m having a small case of the beauty blahs and I don’t know what to do… I want to feel fresh and new for spring but I’m a bit stumped on ideas. Who has done something totally drastic—but not totally chemy—in the last little while? Hair cuts, new makeup colors, awesome discoveries? Here are my ideas so far… 1. White eye liner. Has anybody tried this? Word is that it really makes eyes pop. 2. A bold new lip color.... Read More

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