Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer review

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This is a review of Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer. There are 10 new pre-foundation primers from Make Up For Ever, some of which are designed to address dryness, large pores, fine lines, and oiliness; others are designed to address the underlying skin tone (too red, too sallow, and so on). I […]

Where to shop in Kyoto 2015 edition

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I have written an article on where to shop in Kyoto (spring 2015) for Hakuhodo brushes, Ippodo tea, Imabari towels, Shoyeido incense and home wear/room wear (Gelato Pique). Japan has become a fantastic place to shop because the yen keeps going down in value against the US dollar. Don’t forget to take your passport to […]

Bare Minerals Prime Time BB primer cream review

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This is a review of the Bare Minerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 product. Like many BB creams, the Bare Minerals Prime Time BB cream gives the skin a more uniform tone by diminishing imperfections and the appearance of large pores. Advantages of the BareMinerals BB cream over other BB […]

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream review

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (US$29) is essentially a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. The “complexion rescue” part of its name probably refers to the presence of a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Although it claims to increase hydration after just one week, I found that it’s not that moisturizing. If you have […]

Top 5 new Spring 2015 foundations

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Springtime is always a good occasion to change one’s makeup repertoire and there’s no better way to do this than to buy a new foundation. There’s quite a bit to choose from among the new spring 2015 foundations. I’ve selected the five foundations that I think you should try at the cosmetic counter (you MUST […]