This Stuff Works: MAC Moisturecover Concealer

April 28, 2010 at 10:29 am , by

defaultThis Stuff Works: Products we love so much it can sound like we’re being paid to dish about them—but we’re totally not!

I’ve always had trouble with the black rings under my eyes. I tried to hide them by exaggerating my eyelashes or using foundation, but nothing seemed to work. Then I was introduced to MAC Select Moisturecover. Although I was skeptical at first that a tiny tube could do wonders for my always-present dark circles, I’m definitely a convert now. It’s the must-have item in my makeup bag because it really works. It conceals dark circles and also hides spots and blemishes, and the wand makes it easy to apply and blend. I love it so much I even call this concealer my “magic stick!”

Is there a beauty product you can’t live without? Tell us in the comments and you may be featured in an upcoming “This Stuff Works” column!

A Do-Good Mother’s Day Gift

April 7, 2010 at 10:26 am , by

basa bodyEvery year the same thing happens come Mothers’ Day. You think you have all the time in the world to find a gift until the day finally arrives and then panic and rush ensues: What am I supposed to buy? Where have all the nice cards gone? Why will the spa gift card not arrive until next week!? And then you finally decide on a similar gift to last year; one that’s easy, but not so exciting. But not this year! This year I’ve vowed to buy Mom something nice well ahead of time. Always a fan of do-good products that let you help others while indulging in luxury of your own, I was delighted to discover the Basa “Kiss Me” Gift Pack. Named after women in Mombasa, Basa Body is a company that strives to help Kenyan mothers’ lift themselves out of poverty. Their products are purchased from earth-friendly farms in Mombasa and 10 percent of the proceeds are donated back to Kenya. This gift pack includes lotion, body sticks and soaps—all 100% natural to heal and rejuvenate the skin. The anti-wrinkle formula may also help with those pesky new lines that have started to form.

Want more Mother’s Day gift ideas? Check out our brand-new gift guide.