Trying to get a minimal beauty routine and reduce the time you spend getting ready? Reader J wrote in with a great idea for an open thread, wondering which beauty treatments save time, and give you the biggest bang for your buck? I’m curious to hear what readers say about this. Hi there! I have … Read More about Which Beauty Treatments Save The Most Time For Busy Women?
After years of choosing either mauve lipsticks or MLBB tints,* I’m now looking for An Everyday Red Lipstick. I’m still on the hunt for one that I like — it’s a project to find one that has the trifecta of a) color, b) comfort, and c) longwear. By which I mean a) I want the … Read More about The Everyday Red Lipstick
I have an unhealthy addiction to tinted lip balms, and given that I really tend to jettison my heavier lipsticks during the summer months, I thought now would be a perfect time to round up a few of the various tinted balms I’ve tried, with pictures, swatches, and more. I’ve always found tinted lip balms … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Tinted Lip Balms
How do you change your makeup as you age? And which are the best makeup tutorials for professional women? Reader E wonders… You’ve had all sorts of posts about makeup to wear when interviewing/commuting/etc. I’m wondering if you could offer some resources that step back even further. I’m in a career (and life!) transitional phase. … Read More about How to Change Makeup as You Age (And: A Few Great Natural Makeup Tutorials)
How much makeup do you wear on a daily basis to work? How often do you change it up? I saw a recent quote in the Huffington Post about how the editor of Elle Magazine says that makeup for work isn’t as necessary as you think, and it’s better to wear less when you’re young. … Read More about How Much Makeup Do You Wear to Work?
Which makeup is best for a biking commute, or another commute where you expect sweat and possibly wind? Reader K wonders about the best makeup for biking to work… Being lucky enough to live only four miles from my office, I’m wanting to start taking a bike to and from work every day for personal … Read More about Makeup For Biking to Work
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on lash extensions and the professional woman — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions of false eyelashes for the office, including my magnetic lashes review. The hunt for the perfect, clump-free mascara can be trying — are lash extensions the … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Lash Extensions and the Professional Woman
Our look always used to include liquid eyeliner. But too many long days at the office (where we were left feeling like our eye makeup had gotten “crunchy”) have now made liquid eyeliner an occasional beauty product, usually for days where we want to set our makeup at the beginning of the day and have … Read More about Makeup that Stays Put: Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
We’re normally not fans of pricey beauty products — the drugstore is more of our vibe. However, we were talked into buying this YSL highlighter as part of our wedding makeup, and we are absolutely addicted now, because it’s the perfect way to “look alive” after a long day of staring at the computer screen. … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Touche Eclat
2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best interview makeup! Today’s reader mail is another request for interview advice, this time in terms of makeup… I have several on campus interviews for 1L summer jobs the first week in February. I have my conservative gray and black suits. I have my sensible Nine West … Read More about What Makeup to Wear While Interviewing
What kind of make-up is appropriate for the office. Do you have to wear make-up at all? If so what should you wear?
Sometimes, when it matters most, you don’t have time to reapply your makeup. Being shuttled from person to person in a job interview? Sitting in front of a jury for four hours straight? You still want to look your best, but a lipstick, lip gloss, or tint really does not go the distance. Because of … Read More about Makeup Review: L’Oreal Infallible Lip