Yes, You Need Primer

Primer Primer is like the Secretary of State for makeup. You know it exists, but you’re just not sure what it actually does or if you really need it. Truth is, primer is vital in maintaining a flawless look.  Hear me out.

NYFW Trend Spotting: MAC’s Texturized Eye Liner
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Credit: FashionStyle

Eye makeup can go one of two ways when it comes to the NYFW runways:  Natural and light ala Derek Lam SS2015, or at the opposite end of the spectrum – the eccentric and bold, such as Yadim’s neon eyeliner from Peter Som last season.  And while we love the natural beauty trend, bold makeup is just way more fun.  So what bold eye makeup trend have we spotted this season? Thanks to MAC, texturized eye liner.

Best Bet: Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum
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Credit: StyleBistro

Moisturizer is my number one desert island product.  Hands down.  Curious about what yours would be, I tweeted out the question and received responses like: mascara, lip balm and yes, moisturizer!  So some of us are on the same page.  Of course, when you walk into the drugstore, you’re faced with the mega moisturizer shelf of promises and luckily for you, it’s my job to test them all out so you don’t have to waste a single penny. My latest post-shower obsession works to moisturize and heal even the roughest skin.  Seriously.

Jennifer Hudson’s Springy Oscars Makeup

Jennifer-Hudson-Oscars-Makeup Jennifer Hudson‘s makeup was almost as impactful as her tribute performance last night.  One word to describe her look: Flawless.  I spoke with her makeup artist, Shannon Pezzetta, to find out the exact products she used to create that gorgeous smokey eye and customized lip shade, because you know you want them.