product love: jouer creme mousse eyeshadow

I am rather obsessed with these shadows. They’re an elastomer mousse that doesn’t crease, holds put all day and looks just as good at 5 pm as it did at 9 am. They […]

a rich and sultry scent

So the truth is that I am something of a candle and home fragrance snob. I can’t help it. I literally become ill when I pass the Yankee candle store at the mall […]

how to: soft and smokey makeup

We love Kate Beckinsale’s smokey yet soft make-up here created with all Jouer products. 1. “I applied Jouer Age-Repairing Concealer in No. 3 Cameo where needed. Then, I applied Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint […]

the secret to smooth legs

I am not one of the lucky ones who can undergo laser hair removal. With pale skin and blonde hair, the laser has no contrast to find and target the hair for elimination. […]

ask stylebook: scrubs for sensitive skin?

Julie: I have sensitive skin. Is there a scrub that is gentle but still effective? Angela, Bellacara: A lot of scrubs can be irritating to sensitive skin. Even scrubs that seem gentle on […]

autoportrait: a quietly complex scent

This weekend we finally got a taste of Fall weather. It was sunny, yet crisp and cool with just enough wind to send leaves flying through the air. I was able to pull […]

product love: stila mile high lashes

Most of you know that I swear by Nouba MascarOne mascara. I rarely deviate. So when Stila’s Mile High Lashes came into the store, I must admit…I didn’t try it right away. I […]

beauty maintenance

There is a regular beauty routine we all follow most mornings and evenings. We have a certain number of products we use and we are pretty good about using them each morning and […]

ask stylebook: minimizing pores?

Christen: I recently realized just how large the pores on my nose are! And now I can’t stop thinking about them. Is there something I can do or use that will make them […]

the three-minute contouring trick

A lot of people ask me about highlighting and contouring. Once I explain what it is and how to do it, most of you tell me that there is no way you are […]

ask stylebook: a tweezer hierarchy?

Jenna: I have never paid much attention to the tweezers I purchase, but lately have been frustrated at how hard it is to clean up my eyebrows. Is there a better-than-others brand? Angela, […]

on good skincare investments

When we think of fashion we often think of it in terms of investment pieces versus trendy or utilitarian pieces. We are likely to spend more on a classic black suit or an […]

product love: kevyn aucoin sensual skin fluid foundation

It seems that lately I am having a love affair with Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics. Everything that comes in is a new favorite. When the new foundation came in, I admit I was a […]

product love: stila stay all day liquid eye primer

Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer’s ($20) liquid formula is easy to apply with a small concealer brush. Because it isn’t a cream, it doesn’t crease or settle into the fine lines […]

makeup as we age

Makeup is supposed to enhance your features, but as you age the very techniques and products you once loved can actually make you look older. Here are a few things you should change […]

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