Spring 2008 Makeup..

**UPDATED**The mascara I'm wearing in the pictures below is Lancome Courbe Virtuose.  The eyeshadow is by Mary Kay.  It's the vanilla cream to powder eye shadow base that comes in a tube, and then the plum eye shadow powder duo. And the black liquid liner is Mary Kay as well.  I also … [Read more...]

Mason Pearson Hair..

I don’t know about you (I mean, how could I? I don’t know who is reading this. I would love to know about you, don’t get me wrong) but I have read about Mason Pearson hairbrushes for years. Perhaps you did not spend 80 hours a week perusing Seventeen magazine, Glamour, Elle, and the pinnacle of … [Read more...]

Put it to the Test..

Normally my nails are strong and healthy.  I'm not one to keep them very long, but I do like a bit of a white tip on them.  I have an on-again, off-again affair with nail polish.  If time and money were no object, I'd get regular manicures and have painted nails all the time. But … [Read more...]

Tried and True: La..

**UPDATED** All my life I've gotten compliments on my long eyelashes.  But while they are long, they are NOT dark or thick.  At least not until I apply about thirteen coats of mascara.  Okay, so it's more like three.  My mother always told me I had a flair for … [Read more...]

Check Out Our Side..

We've been working hard getting this site up and running.  If you have any questions about how the blog is run, there are links to our About page and Disclosure Statement in the sidebar.  Also, feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions at chic-critique(AT)live(DOT)com. … [Read more...]

Tried and True: Sm..

I have been trying foundation brands since, oh, 1978. Back when I had smooth, flawless skin that didn’t need covering AT ALL, but I wanted to be all glam. The glam gal of Saginaw, Michigan. Whoo! I am sad to say that I am 42 and I still break out, which is insulting enough, but then on top of … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Par..

Welcome to Chic Critique, the beauty review blog by regular women who love to try products and potions and gab about them.  This is it, the big project that has been consuming the majority of my time and energy for the past week.  June of Bye Bye, Pie is my partner in crime, and we will … [Read more...]

Poof! They’r..

There comes a time in every girl's life when she wakes up and looks at herself in the mirror and realizes that she's not 21 anymore. Smooth and supple skin has been replaced with fine lines and wrinkles, and oh my gosh, what are those craters on my face?  Are those my PORES?  As the wise … [Read more...]