5 Minute Makeup

Confession: Until I was in college, I never wore makeup.  I know.  How I ever survived those adolescent years with nothing more than some drugstore cover-up is beyond me.  I suppose I was lucky that I did not need eyeshadow and all that jazz.  Certainly now as I'm nearing 30 (gulp) I have to apply … [Read more...]

Lip Service

A pretty pout is worth every penny you pour into achieving it -- whether that means luxe moisturizing balm or a Chanel gloss. To get us through the winter months, we've test-driven some of the best and brightest options on the market to finish off your look. Remember, even if your hair is a mess and … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mama

Have you ever found yourself relaxing at the beach with the family, decided to trek up to the bathroom, and been instantly horrified by the reflection you see in the mirror? Hair in a mess, skin blotchy, minimal makeup that looked so cute at home, now sweat-streaked and spidery? We've all been … [Read more...]

More Holiday Party Makeup Tips

I know, I know, we just talked about Holiday Party Makeup (did you see that post? If not, take a look. I'll wait!). I loved Jo-Lynne's plum suggestion - it really does work for just about everyone! Try it! Right now we're in that busy time of year where the day's schedule is literally packed to … [Read more...]

secret to prefect makeup? primer, primer, primer!

I've avoided buying primer forever. It basically seemed like a way to make me spend more money on makeup. But last year, after complaining that my eyeshadow never stayed on, my friend Jo-Lynne was like "Primer! Duh!" So I gave it a try and bought Mineral Eyeshadow Primer from eyes lips … [Read more...]

Alima Mineral Makeup *with VIDEO*

A few weeks back, I put out a query to receive cosmetics to review here on Chic Critique. I got an incredible response and spread the loot out among my faithful contributors. I want to state for the record that we will ALWAYS give our honest opinions about products we try, whether we purchase … [Read more...]