I got to spend my teen years blessedly free of breakouts. Through college, I had a blemish every now and again. Right around graduation, maybe a little before, I noticed an uptick in spots. Then, I moved to New York City, current reigning champ of America’s dirtiest metropolises. It’s the only city I’ve ever lived where you can step over a puddle of urine only to accidentally step on a rat–pray it’s not one of the rabies kinds.
Needless to say, my skin worsened. More
So we’ve reached August. That means two things: 1) mounting dry cleaning bills because there is sunscreen smeared on everything we own and 2) accumulating bug bites. Oh, it also means that–depending on where you are–it’s either really hot and dry or really, really hot and humid. Therefore, it may be time to ramp up your skincare regime (and tone down your makeup). Show your face a little love with these gentle, exfoliating, or hydrating skin products and a few indispensable summer beauty tools. We can’t help the bug bites, though. More
The holidays are all about friends, family and… spending money like water. No matter how hard you try, you’re always astonished/horrified by the amount of money you burn this time of year. Lucky, cosmetics offer an easy out–many of the most opulent designer lipsticks, for example, hover around $40. If you plan on gifting some loved ones, here’s a guide with lots of options (in lots of universally flattering shades) but really, you should just be gifting yourself something nice before the money runs out. Good luck! More
Holy shit it’s Fall. You know what that means? Out with the bronzers, the towering SPFs, the NARS Orgasm Illuminator… in with a face that–judging from the Fall 2011 runways–actually just looks like a paler version of the Spring face: bold lips, fresh skin, defined brows…? Well, there’s definitely something wearable for every skintone, so that’s a start. Anyway. TheGloss has handpicked some of Fall 2011′s major beauty trends and assembled the following guide, which features a bunch of really solid beauty buys, from drugstores and beyond. More
To complement Cellular Power Infusion, their $475 skin-firming gel. More
Earlier this week we shared some indispensable products for beautiful summer skin. Now we’ve collected our current favorite beauty buys, with special attention paid to humidity, sweating, and scorching sun. Check out these excellent products from high up to low down featuring NARS, La Prairie, Stila, Make Up For Ever, SK-II and many more. More
Hey, guess what? All the characters you loved as a kid? They were ugly and in desperate need of radical transformations. More
All beauty products aren’t created equal. We compiled a list of some of the all time greats. How many are in your medicine cabinet?
There are the kind of decadent, wealthy people who buy vats of beluga caviar to eat and put in their bellies. And then, there are the kind of decadent, wealthy people who buy beluga caviar exclusively to smear over their … More
So, as I mentioned the other day, last week I had breakfast with the La Prairie team. The purpose of our meet and greet (aside from pastries), was the launch of their exciting new Life Threads fragrance collection. We all … More
I had breakfast with the La Prairie team last week, and learned about their amazing new fragrance launch – more on that soon – but first I wanted to share the also-new anti-aging concealer I learned about. Concealers are tough … More