Posts by author:


Renee Zellweger or Renee ZellwegerI hope Renee Zellweger is staying away from newspapers, television and the Internet right now. Maybe forever. Google “Renee Zellweger” to see why. You don’t even have to google “Renee Zellweger face.” [geek on]


MAC Cosmetics Orlando Store Opening with Recording Artist, Madison BeerMAC Cosmetics newest store concept isn’t about you. It’s about your daughter — but only if she’s still in high school. The MAC youth store format is aimed with laser precision at tweens and teens. The first is already open in Orlando, Florida; the next is scheduled to open in NYC this December. [geek on]


How to Have Awesome Teen Skin_Karla Spetic_lipstick Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Hara_photo by Wendell Teodoro“In teen minds it’s very simple: I have bad skin if I have acne; I have good skin if I don’t have acne,” says Leala McInerney, senior educator for Dermalogica skincare. “Teens rank facial skin appearance above having fun and enjoying life,” she adds. Whoa. Thankfully, a good combination of routine and ingredients can reduce breakouts and redirect teen focus from their faces to good times (which hopefully include decent grades — hah!). And maybe these expert tips from McInerney and dermatologist Dr. Paul Cohen can help in time for great family holiday photos. [geek on]


Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss_Adorned_beautygeeks lipstick diaryI saw the most amazing fuchsia lip colour on someone and had to have it. Well, that’s not unusual. But Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Adorned is unexpected. More highly pigmented than you’d think, it’s less shiny than it seems and very comfortable on lips. But while the colour in the tube called to me — hello, fuchsia — the visible shimmer in the formula pushed me away. Then I saw how it looked after application, and I geeked out. [geek on]


Chanel No 5 The One That I Want_Gisele Bundchen and Michiel HuismanNicholas Sparks has nothing on Baz Luhrmann and Chanel Nº 5: The One That I Want, a breathtaking mini-film that made its debut today. Starring the impossibly gorgeous Gisele Bündchen and striking “Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman, the dreamy piece celebrates the iconic fragrance and the woman who wears it. It might make you hate your life want to be Gisele more than ever. And if you think you know the song “The One That I Want,” you’re in for a surprise. [geek on]


Hello Kitty Holiday 2014_40th Anniversary An Apple A Day Trio_tinted lip balm applesSome things are just too cute to overlook. Some things like this limited-edition Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary An Apple A Day Trio of tinted lip balms. Adorable, right? (I know a manigeek who covets them apples.) [geek on]


CAUSEmetics Today collection close-up cropCausemetics Today, new natural Canadian cosmetics collaboration is thinking about the cost of living with cancer. A Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund (CBCSF) initiative, the Causemetics collection features re-branded items from 11 Canadian natural-beauty brands. From $4 to $10 of each sale helps to provide short-term financial assistance while patients go through breast-cancer treatment. Instead of research, this is about groceries, car payments, utilities bills… living[geek on]


Pepcid Complete_best antacid and acid reducerI want to go back and edit the headline to say something more beauty-smart, but the fact is I just love Pepcid Complete. If you’ve ever reached for a roll of antacids more than once a day, you’d love it too. [geek on]


Lancome Grandiose Mascara_Penelope Cruz ad image croppedWhen Lancome bent the mascara rules with Lancome Grandiose Mascara ($35 at and $32 at, many a first thought was “gimmick!” But — and you know this if you’re a beautygeek — it’s so not. Oh, and hey — maybe you’d like a how-to on the look Penelope Cruz wears in the above image? [geek on]


How to fill brows in_Maybelline Brow Drama and brow pencils_Maribeth Madron_model Marina.jpgMost of us start our brows in the wrong place, fill them in the wrong place, and, thanks to “makeup faces” generally put emphasis in the wrong place too. Those aren’t new issues. But Maybelline New York global brow expert Maribeth Madron has new advice on how to fix those mistakes. So, at a recent preview event I grabbed my camera, rushed Maribeth and model Marina into an upstairs corner and filmed an impromptu How to Fill in Eyebrows video. The short clip is packed with the best brow-enhancing tips you’ve never heard, plus a new lesson on how to use tinted brow gel. [geek on]