Product Review Category: SKINCARE

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment


Three things have been proven to power me through a sluggish day: a quad soy latte, a quick morning stroll with my pup, and 10 minutes with this extremely tingly and tightening powerhouse called GLAMGLOW. Your skin will feel wonderful for the rest of the day, and the treatment has lasting effects of clearing up blemishes and brightening dull skin. ZING!

Ole Henrikson CC Cream

When BB cream just isn’t enough. We’ve all had those days. A night you’ll never forget turns into a day you pray will end as quickly as possible. This fabulous color corrector (music to my uneven skin-toned ears!) from Ole Henrikson will fix the previous night’s transgressions faster than a speeding (iced) red eye. So grateful my favorite gal from Sephora on the Upper West Side of NYC hooked me up with a deluxe sample of this, as it fast became one of my bad skin day fixer-uppers. Added bonus- SPF 30, yahoo!

Too Faced BB Cream

Nothing screams “I misbehaved last night” than a cake-y mask of foundation. A much better option is a BB cream which is, in this PW’s opinion, the best invention since dry shampoo. You’ll see improvements in your skin over time, but you’ll also look great immediately, score!! I love the formula, too–the coverage is just enough, my skin feels super soft, and I feel like I’ve seen an improvement in dark spots. TIP- if things have really headed south, you can always spot treat with foundation.:)

Smashbox O Glow Cheek Glow

It’s the blush equivalent of a mood ring, and I’m sorry, but the tweenie side of me could not resist. If the color it turns your fingers is any indication, things could get scary (aka: hot pink) quick. But no– once, the gel works it’s magic, you have a beautiful, healthy glow that’s hard to get wrong. I ended up building up about three times to get that “no, really, I was a responsible adult last night!” look and the color was stunning. Another benefit for the time-challenged? It looks just as gorgeous on the lips and eyes.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Here’s the scenario: Your have red wine mouth, and it’s 7am. No bueno. Enter mint julips lip scrub. Just a little sugar and essential oils here, and the mint will freshen your breath…well, thank you very much! So, no mess, because it’s natural and entirely edible, and now you can even put on a little lip gloss without looking like a total freak! Oh, AND the tell-tale freaky purple lip ring is gone. BAM.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder: Diffused

Cursed are those harsh fluorescent lights on our poor, dehydrated skin. You could hide in the utility closet all day (strongly considered it), or you could carry around this lifesaver from Hourglass. Just a little dusting over your foundation/tinted moisturizer/BB cream is enough to make you look like you’ve suddenly acquired your own personal lighting designer, or an inner dimmer switch. This is a definite winner.

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Face Primer, Green

I like to think that if this primer could talk it would say, “look girl- I don’t approve of what you did last night (this morning)- but here’s the deal. I got you. It’ll be our secret for today– use a little of me before you throw on all that other nonsense, and I’ll do you a solid. We’ll take that icky redness away and actually make you look kinda stunning. … But don’t let this become a habit.”

Clinique All About Eyes De-Puffing Eye Massage

This should come with your 4th cocktail. Or with the receipt from your cab driver on your way home at 4:42am. Or you could just keep one in every handbag, desk drawer, pocket…

Evian Facial Spray

Sure, you COULD just douse yourself in a liter of this elixir from the Alps. But, hey, it may be a little neater, not to mention sexier, to wake up your skin with a spritz of this mineral rich spray from Evian. A fave of party gals world-wide.

Tweezerman Tweezers

Fabulous brand. Best tweezers. Period.