Why Choose? The Latest in Makeup Offers Both Color and Skin Care Benefits

  Is it makeup? Is it skin care? Yes and yes! These days, high-tech makeup offers more than just coverage and color. It’s a light-as-air matte tint that goes on like a fluid and transforms into a sheer wash of powder color. But the real magic is its infusion of anti-aging peptides to smooth fine … Continue reading Why Choose? The Latest in Makeup Offers Both Color and Skin Care Benefits

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February Beauty Favorites: From Tigers to Snails

  It's been a busy month of new beauty, a new job, and wrapping up the latest issue of Composure (my last — sob). But in the middle of what should have been a calm, post-holiday month, I've been testing products like crazy, which may account for the sudden itchiness I feel around my jawline. I … Continue reading February Beauty Favorites: From Tigers to Snails

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Product Review: Make P:rem In-Shower Face Mask

  The upside of winter: nice, long, hot showers. The downside of winter: dry, tight, crinkly skin after those nice, long, hot showers. Enter Make P:rem In-Shower Face Mask. Talk about a practical remedy (which is what P:rem stands for). Full of free radical-fighting, water-binding algae extract; anti-inflammatory Centella asiatica extract; sodium hyaluronate (the smaller, … Continue reading Product Review: Make P:rem In-Shower Face Mask

Prep Your Skin For the Holidays: A Week-By-Week Guide

  Oh, it’s that time of year again. Sugarplums, holiday cheer, peace on earth … last-minute shopping, carb overload, stress breakouts. The holidays can take its toll on the best of us, no matter how genetically skin-blessed, mask-militant, or regimen-regimented we may be. So to prepare our skin for the shock that lasts from that … Continue reading Prep Your Skin For the Holidays: A Week-By-Week Guide

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I Tried These Skin Care Samples on Vacation and Here’s What I Found

  When I travel, I take the opportunity to try out some of the sample-size products from my ever growing stash. After all, I like to travel light, so only the rare can't-live-without-it full-sized product will every make it into my carryon bag. This gives me an opportunity to try some new products that I normally … Continue reading I Tried These Skin Care Samples on Vacation and Here’s What I Found