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Posts for September 2010
On the flip side, others complain that they just don't get the lather or clean feeling that shampoos containing sulfates provide, or that they just don't work as well with certain chemical services (like keratin treatments). While Aveda offers up four sulfate-free shampoos, the brand's Pat Peterson admitted to The New York Times, "You can't pinpoint one ingredient that's doing good or bad in your shampoo. It doesn't make sense."
What say you on the topic? Do you find your sulfate-containing shampoos to be perfectly lovely, or are you team sulfate-free all the way?
Earlier this week, a reader asked for advice on finding an inexpensive twin to YSL's famed Touche Éclat ($40), and you delivered. Check out two less expensive picks below — and since two of you gave us the scoop on luxury illuminators that you love, I've included those, too:
- Estée Lauder Ideal Light Illuminator in Soft Pink ($24): "It is a really beautiful product in a universal color that can work on everyone. It is light, blends well, and leaves you with a flawless glow." — KibzeeLovee
- Neutrogena Brightening Eye Perfector, SPF 25 ($12): "I have two backups in my makeup stash. It's creamy, blendable, buildable, and it has SPF . . . This totally brightens my look. Love, love, love this." — details
- Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener ($38): "It rocks!" — SillyGirl
- "YSL Touche Éclat makes my eyes water and itch," says this reader. And that's why she suggests Lancôme's Éclat Miracle. While it's still pretty pricey at $37, she doesn't experience any itching or tears like she does with its direct competitor. — vertes.
Butter London fans, get excited. The 5-year-old nail polish brand, which previously could only be found in limited distribution through apothecaries and boutiques, just got a whole lot easier to purchase. Earlier this month, seven Nordstrom stores began carrying the line with plans to expand to more stores next year. (But there's always online.) And that's not all; Ulta's also in on the action, stocking approximately 60 percent of the line in 30 of its stores, with plans to branch out to more locations come Spring. Also coming our way next year will be a Victoria Beckham-inspired polish, a bubblegum-pink color named VB. Are you pumped that Butter London's going to be easier to find? I know I am.
- The Brits host a nail art competition — Lemondrop
- Madonna's makeup artist spills the beans — StyleList
- Kinda scary hot new makeup trend: orange eyes — The Cut
- An $84 makeup palette is "not worth the price" — Makeup and Beauty Blog
- It's a redesign for Naturally Curly — Naturally Curly
- Kate Somerville treatments pop up in NYC — Lucky
- Fall means it's time for pumpkin face masks — Glamour
Even the wealthy and fabulous have low points when it comes to beauty, and recently, several famous ladies have come forward to tell their tales of woe. It's heartening to see stars open up, and their humor and honesty is refreshing. Check out which stars have the same insecurities as the rest of us now.
During a recent facial at Adam R. Kolker's office in New York City, I got a really great facial — and a bunch of skin care tips, including one about how to treat bacne. Half of the problem for skin in that area is that it's just plain hard to reach to apply any creams. But Mattioli's tricks were both clever and practical, so I thought I'd share!
- Start off by putting benzoyl peroxide on a plastic spatula and applying it to the hard to reach areas of the back. Peroxide kills the bacteria that causes bacne in the first place.
- Once your back is dry, put an acne-fighting toner into a spray bottle and spritz it on. The toner will keep out any further bacteria that may arise from sweat.
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