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Skincare has come a long, long way since Macy’s started selling creams and potions on their floor at the turn of the century (some in unbranded packages too). We’ve seen gels, creams, potions and sprays grace the glass shelves of department stores that offer us...

NARS Cosmetics is celebrating its 15th Anniversary (this means the CRYSTAL year, folks!). Since anniversaries imply a company has been around long enough to make a meaningful impact in your lives (and NARS certainly has in mine!), it’s only too natural that they launch a commemorative...

Has the economic situation made you think twice about spending on expensive dermatologist and spa treatments? Do you want dermatological results but are afraid of undergoing a medical procedure? In the US there are over 10 million surgical and non-surgical procedures a year - 80%...

There are so many things in the world that promise to hydrate: water, moisturizers, glycerin, Vitamin E…. But I have found that tried and true facials are really the way to go for a deeply hydrating experience. And what better name to deliver that than La...

A raisin in the sun and cranberries look beautiful with lines but they certainly don’t belong on your skin. Avon’s Anew line has another world first: the first product with Activinol. This ingredient is designed to reactivate the skin’s repair process and help reverse the...

Gingerbread…Whipped latte…Pear…Peach…Creme brulee…Vanilla Yum…Sounds like the desert table at a holiday party. Just in time for gift -giving season Victoria’s Secret brings you delicious scents to satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the dreaded holiday pounds. You can indulge all you want guilt free. New from Victoria’s...

Some astute critic once said that if brown velvet could talk, it would speak with Alan Rickman’s voice. An attractive thougth, yes? No one objects to hearing velvet. Victoria’s Secret goes even further in the velvet sensory experience by attempting to capture the smell of...

Many diehard Hard Candy fans were disappointed when the beloved cosmetic company announced that they were discontinuing their distribution in department and beauty specialty stores. Now this high-end brand known for its unusual and outstanding color collection can be found at your local Walmart. This...

FROM TOWERING INK-JET BEEHIVE AND EYELINER TO STEVEN “80S” SPROUSE-IN-THE-HOUSE KOHL AND FRINGE, TO STREET-SMART LONDON NEW GOTH, BLACK IS SIMPLY BEYOND… MAC’s newest  Style Black (which hits counters later this month) is all about drama and all about the film noir effect. Definitely not a...

As designers deepen their fascination with all things architectural, from Raf Simmons’ structural dresses for Jil Sander to the futuristic, constructed “pod” shoes that we saw at Balenciaga, so too goes the modern face. The collection by MAC Cosmetics to pay hommage to the trends of...