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Sephora Jumbo Eyeliner (Green, #10)

Guess what doubles as both eyeliner and eyeshadow, is super pigmented, and (best yet) ranks at only a 2 on Skindeep‘s toxicity scale? That’s right: Sephora Jumbo 12H Wear Waterproof eyeliner.

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Pen Eyeliner: Lorac Front of the Line Pro vs. Physician’s Formula Eye Booster

I’m not particularly fond of most liquid eyeliners, but pen liners make application oh-so-simple and quick, with an excellent color payoff to boot. In high school, I only wore Physician’s Formula pen liner. In college, I only wore Lorac pen liner. Now that I have become more bothered by the ingredients in my favorite cosmetics, these ancient formulas need to be pitched from my stash once and for all. So, which is the better bet to repurchase? (more…)

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow and Liner in “Nude Eyes”

I was ready to spring for Urban Decay’s renowned Naked palette, I really was; I’m a sucker for anything shimmery. I don’t normally spend exorbitant sums of money on makeup, but $52 for a variety of gorgeous shades seemed less outrageous around the holidays… at least until I read the ingredient list and noticed that about half the shadows included parabens (hormone disruptors). Yuck. (more…)

Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish (Date a Prince, #40)

Although eye makeup is my favorite cosmetic genre, I love being able to peek down at glossy, polished toenails from time to time. I’ve also gotten lazy about chip maintenance, so I generally leave my fingernails bare and lavish attention on my toes instead. (more…)

Whole Foods Pilgrimage #1: How I’m Greening My Basic Beauty Routine

After my eye-opening journey through the depths of Skindeep and purging my most beloved bath and facial products from my bathroom, it became time to venture back into the real world to start rebuilding a healthier stash. Why? …because it’s fun to pamper yourself, and people kinda like it when your hair looks clean. (more…)

Box of Shame: Why I’m Greening My Beauty Routine

On a recent trip to the Caribbean, in between reading biographies of serial killers, I scrimped a few moments to devour a book called Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan.  (more…)