What’s In My Makeup Bag: Katie’s Makeup Monday

Here it is—the first Makeup Monday of the new year! You may know the beauty behind this makeup bag as The Green Product Junkie. If you don’t, be sure to check out her blog. You’ll love it! Name: Katie O’Sullivan Age: 43 Where I live: East Village, New York City My relationship with makeup: Blissful.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t absolutely love it.  But I fell much, much harder for it after I got into the non-toxic... Read More

Product Review: Ilia Lip Conditioner (Plus: High School Lipstick Highs and Lows)

My relationship with lipstick began, as many girls’ do, with Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. I was 14, and all my friends wore it: the Ashkenazi Jews, the Irish girls, the doe-eyed brunette of forgettable but super-pretty extraction. There was a reason we all wore it: It had just a touch of color, which made it  less of a commitment than a real lipstick. It also meant you could apply it without a mirror, but most of all, it... Read More

Gorgeously Green Announces Beauty Awards! Who Would You Pick?

The wonderful Sophie Uliano of Gorgeously Green has published her latest green beauty awards, folks, and we’re liking what we see. Like us, Sophie has spent a lot of time testing out the best products clean beauty has to offer. Among her makeup winners are RMS Beauty’s ‘un’cover up and living luminizer (love!), Living Nature’s lipstick (love!), Nvey’s eyeliner (need to try!), Alima’s bronzer (ditto!), Physician’s... Read More

Product Review: Lipsticks We Love

I used to hate makeup. From time to time I’d clumsily fiddle with shadows (ehn, being honest I still do), and lipstick was a zero-times-a-year thing. Aside from mascara and some powder or foundation for my sometimes-troubled skin, I stayed away from the stuff. Alexandra, meanwhile, was a pro—whipping together a perfect, colorful, sexy face in a flash. This is what made writing the makeup chapter so daunting: she was nervous about giving up... Read More