Pantone Color IQ: A System for Color Matching Foundation Makeup

Have you ever stood at the foundation makeup display and tried to figure out which shade was the right match for your skin? Have you wondered whether you should test on your cheek, your jawline, your neck, your hand, the … Continue reading

Bobbi Brown BB Cream — Product Review

I think I’ve finally found the BB cream I’ve been searching for: Bobbi Brown BB Cream. Browsing around my “laboratory” — AKA the Sephora on Boylston Street in Boston, I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I picked the brains … Continue reading

Spring 2013: Brights! See Which Colors Are Right For You

Brights are the thing for spring this year in fashion and color cosmetics. If you’re not comfortable with an entire outfit of brights — channeling the 1980s, lol, add a pop of bright color to an otherwise neutral outfit based … Continue reading

Quick Beauty Tip: How to Keep Moisturizers in Jars Clean

In focus groups I’ve conducted over the years, many women tell me they prefer lotions to creams because they don’t like to put their fingers in the jars. They say too messy, or they’re concerned about adding bacteria from their … Continue reading

Foundation Makeup: Friend or Foe?

For most of my life, I didn’t wear foundation. I was lucky that I always had “good skin” with few breakouts, rosy cheeks and a few freckles. I couldn’t understand why I would want to wear foundation. I thought it … Continue reading

The 10 Most Influential Women in Beauty – Beauty With Brains – Daily Glow

The 10 Most Influential Women in Beauty – Beauty With Brains – Daily Glow. If you’ve ever wondered how today’s and yesterday’s beauty brands got their start, take a minute to look at The Daily Glow’s brief history and photos … Continue reading

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, because I am and have always been a collector of hearts. Strangely, it is something I have not outgrown. I have heart-shaped everything. And I’m easy to buy gifts for: anything … Continue reading

“Linda Mason’s Makeup Salon as Art Gallery” via NY Times.com

Next time you’re in New York (or maybe you’re always in New York), stop in to Linda Mason’s makeup salon and art gallery, The Art of Beauty, at 26 Grand St. in Soho and be transformed into a work of … Continue reading