The Foolproof Concealer

Lorac Concealer & Highlighter Duo, Behind the Mirror, The Foolproof Concealer

Freshman year of college, I’m living in the dorms with a million other girls, and in walks a very beautiful classmate with the most perfect makeup I had ever seen. (more…)

On the Other Side of the World

On the other side of the World, Behind the Mirror, Catwalk Cult, Kershia

As told to Behind the Mirror by Catwalk Cult.

It’s such an awesome opportunity to be able to collaborate with the beautiful Amanda from “Behind the Mirror,” and I am so excited to be able to do this guest post swap with her. Just goes to show how connected the Internet (and our blogs) make us given we’re on complete opposite sides of the world. (more…)

Set the Tone with your Eyes

hot girl with megaphone, set the tone with your eyes, behind the mirror, black and white photo

 The tone in which we communicate often says more than the words that come out of our mouths. For example, I have this friend and every time she tells a story where I say something she adds in a bunch of stuff that I didn’t actually say because for her my tone said those things and so in retelling the story she wants others to understand what she understood. So frankly, she exaggerates.


The Holiday Pre-game Party Look

The Pre-game Holiday Party Look, Behind the Mirror, Amanda Teague

At the ripe old age of not in my twenties, I still enjoy a good pre-game celebration-party-dance-drinks… It sets the pace. The pre-game either knocks you out before you leave (which is useful, better to be knocked out at home or a friend’s couch than at the bar) or it gets you energized to seize the night full of opportunities for run-around-sue-fun. (more…)

Mascara on the Run, Again

Joan Smalls Make-up, Joan Smalls with smudged makeup, Joan Smalls runway

Today it is about 65 degrees outside. It’s nice. Last week it was not. Over the summer, I put a post up on different situations that come about during the summer that it would be smart to wear waterproof mascara for. I would like to go on the record by saying I have extremely long eyelashes, like bang up the side of my sunglasses and eyebrows long. However, they are white. Not a problem. But the difference between what I look like with mascara on and without is one of the most drastic differences in the world. Like you may think Christianity and Judaism are vastly different. Nope, fundamentally the same (Jesus part aside.) My eyelashes on the other hand with or without mascara, now there is something at totally opposite ends of the spectrum.  (more…)

Birthday Bargain

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So around this time every year I have a birthday. Pretty much no matter what. Luckily, my birthday usually coincides with my favorite holiday. Day light savings day. And not that bull shit in the spring. The fall back an hour day light saving day. Best holiday ever. Another perk with my birthday is it also happens right around the time Sephora launches their holiday gift sets. More bang for your buck, my fav holiday, and a year older. Who could dream of more? “I mean it ain’t a bentley, but I guess it’ll do.”


My Best Friend’s Wedding

When your best friend calls and says she’s getting married in less than a week there really isn’t much else to do but book a plane ticket and head down south. (more…)

Behind the Mirror of… Kara McNeil

Kara McNeil, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty Buyer

Behind the Mirror of…

Kara McNeil

Marc Jacobs Beauty Buyer


Acceptance vs. Denial: Fall Favorites

Fall Beauty Favorites

For Noa,

Because she doesn’t have to live in denial…
So I am trying to live in acceptance!!!

Denial. Denial is a wonderful condition in which to live… not always, but sometimes. Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. However, given the industry that I work in, directly after Labor Day weekend I am thrust (and not a good type of thrust) into New York Fashion Week. By the time all of this slows down and I have a second to accept that Summer is in fact over, reality hits me first. Hits me right up against the face when I look in the mirror. Everything I worked on over the last four months is fading fast. The color of my skin, the clear complexion, my natural highlights, my summer glow (if you will) is slowly but surely going to shit. Every morning. Right in front of my very own eyes. I wish I could live in denial.



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