After a long hiatus, I’m back on the Calgel bandwagon. Here’s what I’ve got on my hands right now: a lavender-taupe French tip with a platinum glitter trim. I love how the little stripe of sparkle is like jewelry for my fingertips!
My lips have an annoying tendency to peel off. I don’t know if my anti-aging face creams are migrating to my mouth when I sleep and sloughing off the sensitive layers or what, but my lips always feel dry, no matter how much Vaseline or lip balm I slather on before bed. And ever since I went bicoastal and started spending more of my time in sunny Los Angeles, I’m more worried about sun damage than ever. I slather SPF 50 sunscreen on my face every day, but what about my lips? A mottled and wrinkly mouth seriously isn’t sexy, but SPF lip balms are often thick and pasty, leaving a weird white residue that makes me want to lick, rub, and peel my lips even more. After a long, exhaustive search, I finally found these awesome, sunscreen-loaded lip balms that glide on smoothly, have a little shine (but don’t feel too sticky), and most importantly, moisturize. Continue reading
Although I’ve been a beauty editor for decades (my young face is a testament to all the anti-aging products I’ve tried), I still get excited about new makeup colors. That said, I can’t remember the last time I bought makeup (for myself) and am pretty lazy about changing up my usual repertoire of BB Cream, blush, and mascara. But when I was at an event the other day and realized I was wearing matte burgundy lipstick (not very appropriate for sunny L.A. weather), I knew it was time for some makeup overhaul. So I headed to the slick Nars flagship store on Melrose in Los Angeles and had a summer makeup shopping spree. Here’s what I splurged on: Continue reading