Travel Friendly Brush Cleaner

Confession: I am terrible at remembering to clean my makeup brushes.  And usually use dish soap and water when I do.  Sometimes vinegar.  I haven't regularly used a brush cleaning product in quite some time, but decided to invest in a travel cleaner as my brushes get all jumbled together in my … [Read more...]

Lovely Liners

So many of us fall into one of two camps when it comes to eyeliner -- either totally terrified or black-all-the-time. I'm in the latter, and have a ton of friends in the former. Because liner makes such a dramatic difference, it can be tough to commit to using it at all, or changing up what you … [Read more...]

i swear by my: eye brightener

Raise a hand if you always look tired.  Ahem...I said a hand, not both… If you’re anything like me, you roll out of bed, look in the mirror and shudder.  Whose eyes are those?  Certainly not mine.  Even after your standard makeup application with cover-up, depuffer, the … [Read more...]

I Know You Love a Good SALE!

Happy Monday, Chic Critique readers! Over the weekend, it came to my attention (thank you twitter!) that I was completely unaware of one of the biggest makeup sales of the year! Right now, is offering their Friends & Family discount of 20% when you enter the code FF2010 at … [Read more...]

Going “Bare” At the Mall

My Sephora Experience After spending the day roaming the mall with my teenage daughter, I had come to that place we mommies call "I'm done". With my recently sprained ankle aching and my brain on overload, I ventured into Sephora. Now, keep in mind, I really wasn't in the mood for a makeover or … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday – Time to Shop!

So, today is the kickoff of the official online holiday shopping season. Who's excited? In honor of that kickoff, I am doing a little damage at Sephora to get my Christmas shopping started. Through today, Monday, Sephora is offering free shipping with the code SHIP4FREE at checkout. First … [Read more...]

Sephora Friends and Family 2009

Sephora is pretty much any beauty junkie's dream. Aisles and aisles of higher-end beauty products ripe for the picking. On the other hand, it's also my nightmare. I can run in there for a simple eyeshadow and come out with well over $100 worth of products in 15 minutes. Not exactly … [Read more...]

Ohh, the Possibilities

A month or two ago, I was doing a litte shopping with three of my best girlfriends. We, of course, happened upon Sepohra and thought that we could all use a few necessities, so we went inside. First, we went in all different directions and sampled about 452 products. After a while, one of the … [Read more...]