This blog serves nutritious cosmetic FACTS, are you hungry?

I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and I make sure it’s relevant, well researched, factual, and fun.

This blog is full of tasty and nutritious cosmetic news, product reviews, makeup tutorials, industry gossip…and a rant or two. There’s always room at the table for one more, so pull up a seat and EAT!

Professional Rivalry

Makeup artistry, like any job, has its share of professional rivalry.  I can appreciate healthy competitive spirit where the intent is to push ourselves towards higher goals. But when competition turns toxic, you cross the line into deceit, sabotage and plain old...

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The Daily Complexion – Part One

  These are my quick picks for a nourished, even toned and well-protected daily complexion…not matter how busy your schedule gets!   Bioderma Sensible H2O gently yet effectively cleanses away city grime while removing makeup, without dehydrating skin. Its fatty acid...

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The Beauty Battle: Professionals vs Influencers

Recent articles about social media beauty influencers have sparked a bitter battle between enthusiasts and established beauty professionals. There's been a tsunami of responses to the E! News article citing how Social Media has impacted the Celebrity Glam Squad. But...

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Best Budget Moisturizers (Under $40)

Everyone's skin needs moisture (even oily skin), but a moisturizer with the latest state-of-the-art ingredients and a price tag to match is not always in our budget. Let's look at some of the best moisturizers under $40. CeraVe Moisturizers One of the most highly...

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The Best Bridal Makeup Tips

A few years ago, I was asked to write a bridal beauty article for Martha Stewart Weddings. Whether you hire a professional makeup artist (recommended) or decide to DIY (not recommended), I lovingly offer you THE BEST BRIDAL MAKEUP TIPS …ever! My Bridal Philosophy...

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Everything Old Is New Again

When the internet was a baby (with no social media), Allure Magazine featured the Ben Nye Fireworks Fantasy Wheel (image above) in their Editor's Choice section. Back then, beauty editors talked about products, application techniques, and makeup trends ONLY after...

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Professional Setting Powder

  Setting powder is one of the most important steps for ensuring the durability of a makeup application. The first thing we should address is the difference between a setting power and a finishing powder. A setting powder does exactly what the name implies - it...

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Deciem – The Abnormal Beauty Company

Deciem is a place where abnormal actually means amazing. A quirky cosmetic company was brought to my attention in 2015, by my personal skincare guru and beauty BFF, Caroline Hirons. They mix an abundant amount of state-of-the-art skincare technology with a delightful...

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Eyebrow Emergency

The YouTube and Instagram focus on eyebrows is intense (almost psychotic). Following the advice of your favorite online beauty “guru” amplifies your possibility of an eyebrow emergency - significantly. The story goes something like this… You’ve watched a bunch of...

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Heat-Proof Color | Lip & Cheek Stains

Lip & Cheek Stains are a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh no matter how high the temperature or humidity. This is probably one of the few times you’ll look forward to a getting STAINed! Combination Lip & Cheek stains are the perfect solution to...

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The Origins of Lip Color

Mother Nature provided a pivotal and provocative phenomenon that inspired the origin of lip color, and it has to do with sex. Intrigued yet? Mother Nature decided that part of the mating process of many creatures (including humans) should include the “enhancement” of...

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