The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty, Glow Recipe Edition

  A few years ago, this tag was circulating in online beauty communities, so I thought I'd bring it back with a Glow Recipe edition. So here they are: My Glow Recipe beauty picks for greed, wrath, gluttony, sloth, pride, lust and envy.   LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in a person beauty product?  I admit … Continue reading The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty, Glow Recipe Edition

The K-Beauty Glossary: Terms You Need to Know

Confused about essences? Not sure what chok-chok means? And why do some Asian skin care brands call toners "lotions" and lotions "emulsions"? Here, a handy guide to all the words and terms you’ll need to decipher K-beauty like a pro. Ampoule: In Korea, ampoules are hyper-concentrated versions of serums, made for use as a two- to … Continue reading The K-Beauty Glossary: Terms You Need to Know

Life as a Beauty Editor: Beauty Favorites & New Discoveries, Part 1

  Every month, I'm slathering, tapping, swiping and scrunching a slew of beauty products as part of my job as beauty editor for Composure Magazine, and this past month has been no exception. In Composure's latest issue out now (buy it here), I narrowed down the prettiest spring-inspired beauty products for my Editor's Picks story, slathered my dried-out … Continue reading Life as a Beauty Editor: Beauty Favorites & New Discoveries, Part 1

Deciphering K-Beauty’s Mul-gwang, That Juicy, Wet-Sheen Look

  If you've visit Korea, watched Korean dramas, or followed K-pop at all in the past decade, one thing you'll notice — other than the thick, straight brows ubiquitous on both men and women — is the dewy, juicy, almost wet-looking skin favored by all the women. It's probably no coincidence that this preferred complexion arose … Continue reading Deciphering K-Beauty’s Mul-gwang, That Juicy, Wet-Sheen Look