Tag Archives: cosmetics

The Pretty Files: Play Time – MAC’s Playland Collection

I am a big MAC  fan. I am especially a fan of their lipstick and at any given time you’ll find about four tubes in various colors and finishes hanging out in my purse. I don’t go anywhere without my ‘lip glass’ (MAC’s term for lip gloss) in Beaux. Their products are a staple of […]

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The Pretty Files: Winging It Eyeliner Tutorial

Winged eyeliner. Cat eyes. Swoosh lid. Whatever you want to call it, the makeup look where the eyeliner goes just beyond the edge of the eye and upward is hot right now.  It can look both classy and sexy, casual and done up, polished and effortless.  It can also strike fear in the hearts of […]

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The Pretty Files: Winter Skincare

I was looking at the weather forecast tonight and discovered that much to my near-horror, they are calling for snow and/or ice this week. Snow! Ice! I’ve managed to avoid turning on my furnace for anything more than a cursory knock-the-chill-of-the-morning-off moment, but I strongly suspect that is about to change.  I’m still in a […]

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The Pretty Files: Beauty in the Mail

You like makeup.  You are kind of a skincare junkie.  You enjoy trying all kinds of new and unusual products, but you don’t really have the time or the money to go out and buy the latest, the greatest, and the most-hyped thing.  What are you to do?  Go broke over that super trendy new […]

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The Pretty Files: All About Red Lips

A friend asked me one day what were the most common things people asked me in regards to makeup.  I had been working for a prestige skincare and cosmetics line for only a few months, but even as a rookie I had a fast answer for her: how to do dramatic eyeliner, how to hide […]

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The Pretty Files: Fall Trends and Essentials

As New York’s Fashion Week draws to a close it’s time to start looking at what’s hot for fall, but just for me Fashion Week isn’t just about clothes.  It’s about makeup and the trends we’re going to be seeing for the next season as well as for what my clients in the makeup chair […]

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The Pretty Files: CC and DD Creams Decoded

Hello, pretty people (aka all of you!)  Last week I helped you make sense of the sea of alphabet creams that are on the market by talking about BB cream, what it is and what it isn’t.  I hope that helped you make a little sense of things.  This week I’m back to decode CC […]

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The Pretty Files: Alphabet Soup – Skincare, Makeup, and BB Cream

Once upon a time makeup was easy.  Well, maybe not easy but a little more streamlined.  To have a basic look all I needed was foundation, powder, blush, and whatever I wanted to put on my eyes–usually eyeliner and mascara.  When I started working in cosmetics, both as a consultant for Clinique and as a […]

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