Blog Posts of the Week.. 13/7/12

Brand Love – Caudalie at SecretBeautyBlog
Love Caudalie? Well, Karleigh of SecretBeautyBlog does too. Here she reviews her favourite products from the range, including cult products Beauty Elixir and Premier Cru The Eye Cream, which she declares have transformed her sore, dark eyes.

The Stila Smudge Crayon + Waterproof Primer +Shadow + Liner Is Turning on the Sprinklers at Midnight Blue at Makeup and Beauty Blog
“Able to draw thick, rich lines that dry in less than a minute”, the Stila Smudge Crayon is a multitasking waterproof wonder. It promises to prime, shade and line the eye effortlessly, making for a striking look that won’t budge. Even if you want to frolic in the sprinklers like Karen.

Haute Off the Press: A Shocking Example of the Power of Makeup at
I’ve very recently discovered the trend for ulzzang (Korean for “best face”), an online movement in which Asian women are posting ‘before and after’ pictures of themselves both with and without a full face of makeup. This thought-provoking article discusses reactions to the trend, specifically in terms of the dramatic nature of the transformation and the ‘fake vs. natural’ debate. For me, this quote sums the debate up nicely: “we are always goddesses, beautiful by nature or by artifice. So why limit yourself to just one face?”