If you haven’t heard of Paula’s Choice you are missing out. I discovered her last winter when I read her bestselling book, Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me. It sounds hokey, but it’s a huge beauty dictionary basically, and it goes through all the major makeup brands, tells what their strengths and weaknesses are as a brand, and details and rates what the quality of their products are. It is super helpful to makeup newbies and professionals as well. If you don’t have a copy, I highly recommend picking one up, or at least downloading the iphone app.
Anyways, Paula Begoun has earned herself the nickname “Cosmetics Cop” for her ability to rate, recommend, and warn against products. She has created her own cosmetics line, and albeit small, we were impressed with what she had to offer.
I tried the Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish with Microsponge Technology. I’m not particularly oily, but I do sometimes have a little bit of glow going at the end of the day, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything that comes with a “recommended by” sticker, and Good Housekeeping Magazine has a soft spot for it so I knew it must be good.