Product Review: Kiko Cosmetics Angel Kiss in Cranberry Crumble

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I’ve never had problems with chapped lips like I’m having this winter. This situation actually began in September (as a reaction to an ingredient in a new lip balm, I believe) and it’s morphed into a repeated cycle of dryness and peeling. Indoor heating and the constant weather changes seem to be the main culprits.

I made a trip to the local mall last weekend, and on a visit to Kiko Cosmetics I spied this lip care/color set on the sale table. It includes a lip scrub and a tinted balm, available in four color/flavor options.   Continue reading

5 Products for “Low-Makeup” Days

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I wear makeup whenever I leave the house, i.e. every day; more for work or evenings, of course, and less on weekends or days off when I plan to stay local. I don’t really “do” no-makeup days, but do have a low-makeup (lo-makeup?) routine that’s slightly more streamlined than my office look or my night-out look. Here are five tried-and-true products for days when I’m keeping things simple.

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Product Reviews: TouchBack Duo BrowMarker and The Face Shop Color My Eyebrow

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In case you didn’t know, eyebrows are having “a moment.” Forget everything you heard in the early 2000s about tweezing, waxing, and threading your brows into wispy arched lines; today, those ocular accessories should be thick, dark, straight, even “boyish.”

My eyebrows actually happen to be naturally thick-ish, although I did deliberately narrow them somewhat back in the late 90s through repeated plucking. However, this spring, my seasonal pollen allergies gave me itchy eyes, and I ended up rubbing the affected area until I wore a small bald spot in one eyebrow. Now my brows were asymmetrical and potentially off-trend. What to do?

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