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Retrouvé Just May Become My New La Mer

  This is what nearly $1,700 worth of skin care looks like. Four beautiful glass bottles in weighty, elegant boxes, each stamped with platinum, gold, or rose gold print. I just get happy looking at them lined up on my vanity, sort of like the way I did when I bought my first La Mer Crème de … Continue reading Retrouvé Just May Become My New La Mer

NYX Professional Makeup: Your Inner Makeup Artist’s Dream

  Some years back, at my previous editor gig, we did a story on Toni Ko, the Korean American founder and creator of NYX Professional Makeup. She had just sold the makeup line to L'Oreal, a huge coup for someone who started the line when she was 25, in a humble 600-square-foot space with only … Continue reading NYX Professional Makeup: Your Inner Makeup Artist’s Dream

the queens of k-beauty charlotte cho of soko glam, christine chang and sarah lee of glow recipe and alicia yoon of peach & lily

The K-Beauty Queens and Their Favorite Products You Have to Try

  It’s official: Korean beauty has swept the world, and in the States, three K-beauty e-tailers reign supreme. Here, we ask the fabulous Korean American women behind the beauty stores —Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam (top left), Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily (top right), and Christine Chang and Sarah Lee of Glow Recipe (bottom … Continue reading The K-Beauty Queens and Their Favorite Products You Have to Try

Cleaning Up With Micellar Water: A Review of Bioderma (and 3 Alternatives Available in the U.S.)

  When I travel abroad, one of my favorite things to do is go beauty shopping, especially for items I can't get back in the States. When La Roche-Posay first came out with their then-cutting edge, sun stable ingredient Mexoryl SX, which protects against those insidious aging UVA rays, it was available in Europe, but the … Continue reading Cleaning Up With Micellar Water: A Review of Bioderma (and 3 Alternatives Available in the U.S.)

Makeup Artist Taylor Chang-Babaian Shows Us How To “Beauty Rewind”

  I first worked with makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, founder of krē•āt beauty, as an editor at Audrey Magazine. She worked with a slew of celebrities of all ethnicities, and she was of Asian descent, so I was excited to snag some red carpet secrets from her. Fast forward a few years. I turned 40. She … Continue reading Makeup Artist Taylor Chang-Babaian Shows Us How To “Beauty Rewind”