Category: Makeup

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial Over 40

September 22nd, 2022 by

I think makeup may be more important to me than clothes. It was definitely my first love, and the reason I started my magazine career as a beauty editor. I always understood, from a young age, that makeup had that magical before-and-after power that clothes just don’t always have. It’s linked to mood as well, […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The 10 Best Beauty Buys

July 19th, 2017 by

The timing is perfect, you guys. I just got done doing a major product purge in which I eliminated all of the beauty products that I don’t use. Okay, almost all of them. Like 17% or something. So I’m totally ready for some new stuff to, you know. fill the void. Fortunately, Nordstrom’s has got […]

The Ultimate Beauty Packing List

June 8th, 2017 by

Why hasn’t the word maximalist caught on? I know it’s a little awkward to say, but in my opinion, the trend towards minimalism really discriminates against those of us who like lots of stuff. What happened to the collectors and the acquirers and the, um, shoppers? They make the world, or at least the economy, […]

5 Game Changing Products You’ve Never Heard of

June 7th, 2017 by

There was a time when I had allllll the products. All. Of. Them. As a former beauty editor, one of the best parts of my job was the steady stream of products I received every single day. When the very first box came, filled with my very first Kiehl’s products, I was hooked! Since then, I’ve seen […]

4 Fresh, Pretty Spring Makeup Trends

March 15th, 2017 by

I love makeup. I just don’t love it enough to spend an hour applying it, so if you’re looking for an elaborate tutorial on contouring, this may not be the post for you. Instead, I focus here on what I focus on when doing my own makeup: quick, fresh and pretty makeup ideas for real […]

BeautyMommy Buzz: Selfies, Nail Art

July 1st, 2016 by

Most of the time, I try to write posts to be helpful, to problem solve, to offer solutions to the fashion challenges we all face. This is not that kind of post. A new weekly feature, BeautyMommy Buzz is all about the fun stuff—fabulous new launches, product reviews, fun tip and discoveries, even the occasional recipe. […]

4 Fast, Flattering Spring Makeup Trends

March 6th, 2016 by

One of the things I love about fashion is that, no matter what is going on in the world, the fashion industry is it’s own pretty little bubble where the news is all about colors and hemlines and everyone wears lipstick. Spring, in particular, is always shiny and happy, with color and pattern and fun. And […]

Makeup Rules at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

January 12th, 2016 by

Are you still wearing your 20s face, when you’re, you know, not? I almost made the same mistake myself a few weeks ago when I discovered a long-hidden box filled with my go-to makeup products from my late 20s. Not only did I have a fabulous job as as editorial director/beauty editor at a Boston magazine, but […]

5 Summer Beauty Hacks to Try Now

July 17th, 2015 by

Let me tell you a little thing about effortless beauty. It isn’t. All of those “easy” braids and “undone” hairstyles and natural glows flooding your Instagram feeds take work. Serious work. Looking gorgeous doesn’t just happen. Trust me, I know. Without regular maintenance, I’d look like one of those troll dolls at the end of […]

10 Tips for a Flawless Face

June 14th, 2015 by
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Listen, God already did his part. We were all born dewy-skinned and rosy-cheeked and flawless, but somewhere between 15 and, well, now, we’ve lost a little bit of that glow. Maybe it was age or heredity or teen acne that never quite went away, but I suspect it was something far more sinister. I suspect it was birthday […]