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PRO VS FAUX: GORGEOUS LASHES

Posted by 01.22.13

The past few years have triggered a lash craze.  Just walk down the street and you will see all kinds of women—from teens to seniors—with long, dark, fluttery lashes.

Lush lashes give a youthful appearance and enhance our eyes. “However, as we age, aging hair follicles slow down the production of new lashes, causing them to thin out,” says Chicago-based board-certified plastic surgeon and creator of JF Aesthetic MD Formula skincare Dr. Julius Few.

Available by prescription only, Latisse is one of the most effective products on the market to grow lashes.  The FDA-approved eyelash lengthener contains bimatoprost, a drug used to treat glaucoma, and clinical results show that y

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BEST IN CLASS: BACK-TO-SCHOOL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Posted by 08.20.12

Summer is nearly over, and though you may still be trying to savor your last few days of fun and sun, it’s just about time to head back to school.

Photo Credit: sephora.com

But there is an upside to returning to reading, lectures, and exams: new clothes, dorm decor and Fall makeup, of course. Be prepared to power through the school week with our top picks for back-to-school beauty products that are quick, easy, and natural looking; then glam up for some well-deserved weekend partying with something shimmery and bright.

Let’s start with the weekday face. When hurrying between classes and extra-cu

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STEEP VS. CHEAP – THE FOUNDATION CHALLENGE

Posted by 08.04.12

Foundations: they can be your best friend. Not only do they make your skin look flawless in the light of day, but many also give you added anti-aging benefits—a double whammy. But choosing the right foundation can be tricky – you’ll want to find just the right shade, coverage and finish. Plus prices vary with drugstore brands offering less expensive vrsions  than department stores, but without the option to test before you buy.

To help with the foundation selection process, BITB presents its latest Steep vs. Cheap comparison. Here, we test Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12 Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($42) vs. L’Oréal True Match LUMI Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($12.99).

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GO GREEN FOR EARTH DAY

Photo Credit: www.marula.com

Posted by 04.21.12

Expand your eco-consciousness this Earth Day with beauty products that highlight natural and organic ingredients. After all, “natural” is one of the fastest growing categories in the beauty arena. While 100% “organic” products won’t always be found at the corner drugstore, many of our favorite brands are manufacturing items without parabens, butylene glycols, petroleum, sulphates, pesticides and artificial dyes nor testing on animals. Check out our selection of natural/organic picks below.

BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT

Marula Oil from The Leakey Collection ($78) is the new product all women need. The prized oil is extracted from the fruit of the East African Marula Nut. It contain

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Giveaways

  • Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lasting Satin Lip Colour - 601 Attitude
  • Christian Louboutin Beauty - Sheer Voile Lip Colour - Private Number - Brown
  • Nars Velvet Lip Glide - Toy (Deep Aubergine)
  • Edward Bess - Ultra Slick Lipstick - Blushed Orchid
  • We Adore: The Velvet Rope Lipstick from Lipstick Queen at Barneys New York
  • Givenchy Beauty Crayon Lèvres - Framboise Velours 1 Sz


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