beauty

We tried Lauren Conrad Beauty, and here’s our honest review

From “Laguna Beach” to beauty mogul.

In August, Lauren Conrad surprised her fans by launching her clean, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free makeup line with five core products, all priced under $30: a lipstick in four shades, a black liquid eyeliner, three shades of lip gloss, a lip and cheek tint and a liquid highlighter.

Since then, she’s expanded her cosmetics brand to include two eyeshadow palettes, powder blushes, eyeliner and eyebrow pencils, mascara and even skincare.

Available in store and online at Kohls and LaurenConradBeauty.com, the products were “years in the making,” as the 34-year-old star of “The Hills” shared on Instagram. And with their minimalist pale pink packaging, all of which is recyclable, they certainly reflect Conrad’s famously feminine and classic aesthetic.

But do they truly deliver that gorgeous “California girl” glow? In our latest episode of “Style Trial,” two Page Six editors put the MTV darling-turned-designer’s makeup to

Read More Read more
beauty

Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty products are now available in Canada

Article content continued

The product packaging was also boring, she says.

“There was no colour, there was no fun. Everything was so drab and itchy and raw,” Alba recalls. “I was like, gosh, I really wish I could get the sophistication and the beauty and the aesthetic of modern products, but made with more natural alternatives, more natural ingredients.”

The Honest Company was her attempt to fill that product void, launching in 2011 with 17 products in the personal care category such as body wash, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a few products for home cleaning.

“It was really like, what are the everyday products that you’re exposed to that could really effect your health?” Alba summarizes of the initial offering.

Operating with what Alba calls “full transparency” and “a higher standard,” the company uses its Honest Standard, which includes a “No List” of more than 2,500 chemicals and

Read More Read more
beauty

These are my honest thoughts on the KVD Vegan Beauty line

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Recently, KVD Vegan Beauty announced it was launching at Ulta. Of course, many of us know the brand by its former name, Kat Von D Beauty, named after founder, makeup and tattoo artist Kat Von D.

Even if you’re not a beauty editor or heavily involved in the makeup scene, you’ve probably heard of Kat Von D. Getting her start on the TLC reality series “Miami Ink” (and later getting her own spin-off show “L.A. Ink”), previously dating entrepreneur Jesse James and allegedly having $14 million in the bank, Kat Von D knows how to draw attention.

Credit: Jamé Jackson

However, the brand fell into some hot

Read More Read more