Dewy, radiant, youthful – it’s what we all strive for with makeup. To look enhanced and never overdone. The key to achieving this, IMO, is the right blend of cream and powder highlighters! You want the light to reflect in just the right places. The shades to contour those cheekbones. And a flash of flushed color to give the glow of pubescent days. All this can be easily had with a few swipes and a light dusting from Kosas’ new Color & Light highlighter and bronzer palettes. Like their line of creamy, hydrating, and long-lasting lipsticks the brand launched last year, these…

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After interviewing celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett, about her panache for red lips, classic old Hollywood glamour, and tips for how to pick the best red lipstick –  I of course had to put her gorgeous red lipsticks – Belle, Femme, Rouge and Coco – to the test. Pros: Each lipstick is made with fast absorbing camellia oil that offers nourishment, hydration and produces a creamy texture. And Julie created each shade variant to fit each skin tone. I love how easy to apply the lipsticks are which I attribute to a) their easy glide and b) the perfect pointed shape. Cons: At…

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My love for luxury organic lipstick brand, Y et Beauté, runs deep. If you haven’t read my first review of the line, readdddddd it for the deets on this green beauty brand newcomer I assure you rivals the inimitable Tom Ford when it comes to luxury lipsticks. Seriously. The first five lipsticks I tested had me falling in love from the first click and clasp of the magnetic closure cases. And the lovely founder, Esther Wadjija, was so generous and sent me the remaining five lipsticks from the INDIA collection: James, Lou, Bisou, Vivienne, and Calme. Each organic lipstick was created with…

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 I looooooooove a subtle nude lip, which is probably why my heart stopped when I saw the teaser for the KKW x Kylie Créme Liquid Lipstick Lip Kit. There’s a cult following around the Kylie lip kits, and I never thought I’d partake in the madness, especially, since I mostly opt for organic and green lip products, but here we are… On April 25th, I marked my calendar for 2:58pm PST and waited by my computer counting down the seconds until 3pm when the lip kit would go live. The Kylie Cosmetics site didn’t crash, as I expected. (They’ve probably been through…

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  When Esther Widjaja created her line of organic lipsticks, Y et Beauté, she said she “wanted each lipstick to feel like a little jewel.” And they do. When I opened up the package she sent me with five lipsticks from her newly launched INDIA collection, I gasped. The gold embossed thick paper boxes greeted me first and set the mood for luxury. Next, I found weighty, magnetic closure lipstick cases enrapturing four highly-pigmented, long-wearing, beautiful lipstick colors! Each organic lipstick created with the health conscious, luxury consumer in mind: free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, nanos; cruelty-free, of course, and made in Italy with meticulously…

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