As The Beauty Bug sat at the fresh, new, gleaming Benefit Brow Bar getting her brows shaped and waxed, She counted the number of people who came in wanting to have their brows groomed (waxed or threaded) at their new boutique on Newbury St. And counted. And counted. And just kept counting. There was barely [...]
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The countdown to the red carpet is on at The Beauty Bug household and to prepare for the big event, She recently met with Boston makeup artist extraordinaire, Dani Wagner to recreate a staple red carpet look- red lips and a cat eye. It’s a look so simple, yet sometimes hard to recreate. So sophisticated, yet [...]
She’s painted the pouts of Anna Wintour, Oscar-Winning director Kathryn Bigelow, Jenny McCarthy and of course, The Beauty Bug. Here are Dani Wagener’s favorite products that she always has within reach! FRESH Black Tea Serum Prepping the skin properly is what I consider to be the single most important step in makeup application. After cleansing, I [...]
Boston is known for its ball players, baked beans, and brains. Among those big brains is skin care mogul Lilli Gordon, founder of First Aid Beauty (FAB). Gordon’s story is a common one; one that many women (including The Beauty Bug) can relate to. Having sensitive skin, Gordon tested product after product only to see her [...]
Lorac Unzipped Palette Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Enchanting Beige The mark of an amazing makeup artist is his/her ability to contour. The incomparable Dani Wagenger of Dani Wagener Beauty in Boston completely slays it when it comes to contouring and paints on a wickedly straight cat eye. To get this look, Dani [...]
The Beauty Bug was first introduced to Balance by James Joseph via a blind “sniff” test. She was at the salon to get Her hair cut, and was having the usual shampoo and conditioner before the cut. It was then, that one of the most fresh, and clean scents, with a citrus twang, was wafted [...]
Holiday parties, New Year’s Eve parties, or just a night out….check out this twist on a smokey eye created by Boston’s Best, Dani Wagener. It’s easy to recreate, and gets across the effect of the smoky eye and dark lash line, without being too dark and black. Begin with the eyes. When using darker shadows, [...]
Don’t call it a comeback. This industry classic just got a (much needed) makeover; an alteration. Shu Uemura’s Nobara Cream Cover Stick is back, this time in a versatile stick version, with a new formulation. The foundation shed its flimsy, sometimes-hard-to-open compact and is back in a new portable, convenient case. A favorite of makeup [...]
The Beauty Bug was honored to be included in Stuff Boston’s Hot 100 issue. Seeing Her words in print was surreal, and She’s excited to finally be able to say She’s a published freelance writer.
Sure, The Beauty Bug knows what you’re thinking. This looks like your average, commonplace hair straightener that doesn’t warrant an afterthought. But before you stop reading, know that this tool is a first of its kind… Direct from China and so new you can barely even google it (the only results that you’ll get is [...]