Skip to content

I recently did a “what’s your favorite mascara?” poll, and the responses were all over the place! There were brands I expected, brands I didn’t expect and brands I never heard of. This was no scientific focus group but I still thought there’d be a little more consensus. So while I can’t report a landslide victory, here are the top…

Continue Reading

This is another new favorite product. To clarify, “new” may not mean it’s a brand-new product but since it’s new to me, it might also be new to you. When my baby was born my brother said I’d become a germa-phobe. He’s been a father for a while now so doesn’t have new parent anxiety. But what did I know?…

Continue Reading

I recently did a shoot with Clinique and discovered they have a bottom lash mascara. To be honest, it sounded to me like an unnecessary product that someone would like you to buy. But as it is Clinique and they are a great company, I had to try it out. First, I learned it is a longwearing formula, the kind that is…

Continue Reading

If you’re a Broadway fan, you already know that this weekend is the Tony Awards, taking place at The Beacon Theater, right across the street from where I live (you might not know that last part but now you do). It’s a huge production that’s been setting up for weeks so there are trailers and roadblocks and staff everywhere getting…

Continue Reading

As an Emmy nominated makeup artist with over 20 years under her belt, there are very few with more talent and expertise than Gina Riggi.  Gina has worked with a multitude of celebrities – including Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jay–Z. More importantly (at least to me), she’s worked with some of the most prominent leaders and…

Continue Reading

I have a bit of hoarder in me. Not like in the show Hoarders but enough that it’s noticeably difficult for me to throw things out. Usually I have a decent excuse – for example, with clothes it’s always – maybe I’ll need that someday, maybe I’ll fit into that again, maybe I’ll give it to someone someday. But there’s always…

Continue Reading

Since it is roasting hot in NYC and I feel like I’m frying on the sidewalk, I started thinking more about what to do when it’s so hot. 1. Use Sun Protection. ALWAYS. Unlike a hazy day that makes it easy to forget, the sun beating down on you should help you remember. Sun protection goes way beyond beauty – but…

Continue Reading

So it’s down to the finale. Maybe by the time you read this it will be over but it’s not about the winner, is it? It’s about who’s in it. I watched American Idol last night (of course) and because there were only two women featured, I think I can do this (as opposed to my last American Idol post…

Continue Reading

It’s a little known fact that I love American Idol. I started watching during the Jennifer Hudson year primarily to make fun of my co-workers for watching it. They compared Fantasia to LaToya. They were so mad when Jennifer Hudson got kicked off. They had bets going and I couldn’t believe anyone would watch such a cheesy show. Then I…

Continue Reading

Red is a beautiful, enigmatic shade.  It stands for so many things – Paint the Town Red = Fun. Seeing Red = Anger. Red Hot = Sexy. Red is passion, it’s heart, it’s emotion. For this story, Red is Beauty. Of course, the inspiration here starts with gorgeous red hair. The images are the collective creation of photographer Chris Eckert, hairstylist Kristan…

Continue Reading


Warning: require(functions/required/template-bot.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /usr/home/siphonsites/public_html/makingupbeauty.com/wp-content/themes/neonsential/footer.php on line 27

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required 'functions/required/template-bot.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /usr/home/siphonsites/public_html/makingupbeauty.com/wp-content/themes/neonsential/footer.php on line 27