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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Review


This is a reader/guest review of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream.  Thanks, Natalia for the review! I am absolutely in love with Camera Ready BB Cream by Smashbox. BB cream is a state of the art cream from Asia that acts as a foundation, concealer, moisturizer and primer. This product has coverage you can build […]


Too Faced BB Cream Review


This is a guest/reader review of Too Faced BB cream. Thanks JJW for the review! You have probably heard of the hype surrounding the skincare product known as BB cream, beauty balm or beblesh balm. Originally designed for Asian markets, the product quickly gained popularity in the Western market as well. Now many mainstream Western […]


The Evolving Beauty Routine


  Just the other day something amazing happened. I got carded, and they meant it, and I am 45! I can’t remember the last time that happened and it made my day! These days, I am unfortunately more aware than ever that aging is happening and my beauty routine is evolving with it. Here is […]


Makeup Wars: Best BB Cream


I love BB creams and have a number of favorites. Currently, I often find myself wearing Skin 79 products, in part because I got a kit with samples of 4 of their different creams. At $15 for this sample kit, it is a great value way to try a few quality BB creams. I got […]


L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Review


L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator is a new BB Cream type of product from L’Oreal. I was sent a tube for review, and it does a pretty nice job of moisturizing, covering, and illuminating. Youth Code BB cream is a multi-tasker. It provides moisturizing coverage, while also including SPF protection and various skin nourishing […]


Choosing and Using Makeup Primer


Makeup primer is the foundation to a fresh face for hours of the day.  As Cindy Ingalls of Prime Beauty notes: “Primers are your new best friends. A good face primer will fill in wrinkles, fine lines, make pores appear smaller and even color correct your complexion! There are formulas available for all skin types […]


Finding The Best BB Cream


If you aren’t familiar with it, BB cream,which also known as blemish balm, is pretty neat stuff.  BB creams are truly multifunctional , acting as a primer, a light concealer, and often also treating various skin conditions. Most toss in sun protection and nourish the skin, and a few act as a replacement for foundation. […]

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