Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

On May 3, I attended the beauty2 tradeshow, an event that showcases small brands (near and far) the beauty industry needs to have on its radar. While I don’t have the space to talk about every brand I saw, here are some of the ones that stood out: Deco Miami – Specifically created for millennial consumers who are seeking a luxury aesthetic, without the luxury … Continue reading Beauty2 Spring Edit Recap: Natural Brands You Need to Know

Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you’ve already seen me talk about a makeup brand called Real Her. The natural and cruelty-free makeup brand empowers women by adding positive affirmations to the packaging of each eye, lip and face product. Messages range from “I am a queen” to “Yes I can” and are meant to uplift the you in the morning and serve as a … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis

You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when making the switch to cleaner beauty brands. Kjaer Weis is an organic, natural makeup brand that is high-performance, natural and high-end. Almost all of the brand’s products have been Certified Natural or Certified Organic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s also a sustainable brand. The gorgeous metal compacts can easily be refilled every time you run out of the products. You just … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis

Makeup Swatches: Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

One of the best things about being a beauty editor is getting to learn about new products before it hits the shelves, so when I went to First Aid Beauty’s launch event last week I was excited to hear about this gem – the brand’s first tinted moisturizer, available now at Sephora in 5 shades: fair, light, medium, tan and rich. Naturally, I had to … Continue reading Makeup Swatches: Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

How to Safely Use Makeup Testers

Most of us have been there. We walk into a makeup store and see a beauty wonderland and run to test the prettiest lip color and most luminous shimmering highlighters. But, do you ever think about who may have tested the products before you? A woman recently filed a lawsuit against beauty giant Sephora, claiming she contracted oral herpes after testing a lipstick at the … Continue reading How to Safely Use Makeup Testers

Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

If you’re beauty obsessed like I am, then you’ve probably already seen Winky Lux’s Flower Balms, which look like magical must-haves, as the lip product is transparent, allowing you to see a tiny flower that is nestled within the formula. The brand recently released a limited edition 24kt Gold Glimmer Balm for $16 which will have you feeling like royalty with its luxurious gold packaging … Continue reading Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

The Importance of Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Yahoo Beauty called, “Woman’s horrific skin infection is motivation to keep makeup brushes clean.” The article tells the story of Katie Wright, of Austin, Tex., who discovered a pimple above her eyebrow and popped it, not knowing it was actually cellulitis, a serious staph infection she contracted from a dirty eye brow spooly. After popping … Continue reading The Importance of Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes