Archive for 'Allure'

Allure Best of Beauty Interview With Amy Keller Laird

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The Beauty Bug is back, and it feels good! She’s excited to share her 4th annual Best of Beauty interview with Allure Beauty Director, Amy Keller Laird. Tried, tested and true, the editors slathered, swatched, and sprayed until they uncovered the 193 best products available. Some sported uneven, multi-colored tans, while another borrowed a SUV [...]

Must-Have Products of 2011, What the Experts Say

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Beauty Bug checked in with some of the top editors and experts to see what products they were most looking forward to this year. Here’s what they are gushing about: “There are so many incredible beauty innovations on tap for 2011, it’s going to be a gorgeous year! I’m especially excited for Crest’s new [...]

Allure Best of Beauty 2010 Interview with Beauty Director Amy Keller

Monday, October 4th, 2010

For the third in a row now (see first 2 interviews here and here), The Beauty Bug had the privilege of interviewing the woman with the best job in the world, Allure Beauty Director, Amy Keller Laird. Amy is the woman behind the awards – she and her co-workers scrutinize, compile, and well..hoard…all in the [...]

Smoke and Mirrors with Almay’s One Coat Dial Up Mascara

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Long, dramatic lashes from Almay? The Beauty Bug didn’t  believe one word of that either. After all, they are like the Keds of the makeup industry – they will always be there in the background playing it very safe with very natural, barely-there products.  Until now. So, how does this product actually work? Does it [...]

Allure Best of Beauty Interview with Kristin Perrotta

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The Beauty Bug could talk to Kristin all day. Editorial Projects Director at Allure, Kristin has been at Allure for thirteen years and has worked on every Best of Beauty issue – just a never-ending wealth of beauty knowledge. The two bonded over their favorite products and their mutual love for The TODAY Show (see [...]

Allure Best of Beauty Interview with Beauty Director Amy Keller

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Everyone knows Allure is THE beauty bible, so when the mag declares its picks for the best beauty products of the year, women everywhere read and then shop. And rightfully so. This year editors tested  2, 478  products and narrowed the list down to 182. Not an easy task. Determining their Best of Beauty is [...]

The Beauty Bug Interviews Allure Beauty Director

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The Beauty Bug had the pleasure of meeting Allure Beauty Directory, Amy Keller, at the first TotalBeauty blogger advisory board meeting in NY last month. The Beauty Bug, Amy, and other fellow beauty bloggers chatted over edamame, tea and bento boxes and gossiped about Britney (and the poor Allure editor that she stood up), and [...]

Well Wells…

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

In the October Issue of Allure, in her letter from the Editor, Linda Wells writes about a business lunch with the owner of a cosmetics company. Wells recalls the executive asking her to empty the contents of her handbag onto the table to prove a point – that women don’t use the products in their [...]

L’Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Treatment Serum Concentrate

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

As The Beauty Bug combed through the September issue of Allure (She waited at her mailbox for this issue – you have no idea how excited She was to get it), L’Oreal’s new Skin Genesis Daily Treatment Serum Concentrate caught her eye. The expert consulted, the director of the Institute of Anti-Aging Research in Virginia [...]

Photoshop at Its Best

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

The infamous mother of the year, Britney Spears graces the cover of this months Allure. Photoshopped, photoshopped, and photoshopped some more, the former pop-star (wig and all), sports a fresh face with smoky eyes and red lips – all your basic essentials for this fall. Because of her erratic behavior and disagreeable attitude, there’s no [...]