How The He's Just Not That Into You Guy Actually Helped Me Get Over My…

Tormented? Driven witless? 99 problems but therapy bills ain't one? Welcome to "Save Your Life, Cheap!" in which we write about the dumb things that get America's uninsured through hard times. AA meetings, James Joyce, Ani di Franco, suicide hotlines…anything nonalcoholic can apply, the more embarrassing the better.… » 6/26/08 3:30pm 6/26/08 3:30pm

Undereye Circles Should Equal Sexy, Not Sleep Deprivation

One of the new frontiers of plastic surgery is the undereye region. According to an article in the New York Times style section, doctors have recently discovered that a round of Restylane injections, which cost $500 to $800 but only last 6 months, is the only real way to get rid of undereye darkness, which is largely… » 6/12/08 1:00pm 6/12/08 1:00pm

Can Foundation Really Be Waterproof? (And Other Details About The Next…

Sephora Spy is back! Fresh from "SOS" training — it's the OT-8 of Sephoraologists! — our undercover Sephora operative Jasmine takes a turn for the scarily-technical this time around. Waterproof foundation! Hyaluronic acid! Uniforms like something out of the Starship Enterprise! Dimethicone-based foundation primers!… » 5/16/08 2:00pm 5/16/08 2:00pm

The Dumbest, Most Pore-Cloggingly Ineffective Ways To Waste Your Money…

You know the old maxim, "To shop at Sephora is to waste hard-earned money on something at Sephora"? Well, no one wastes money at Sephora like a Sephora cast member wastes money at Sephora, and today, our undercover operative Jasmine is going to share with you some of the dumbest ways you can line the pockets of LVMH » 4/11/08 3:40pm 4/11/08 3:40pm

Mineral Makeup! Lip Plumpers! Oil Cleansers! Colonics? Sephora Spy…

How did humanity even survive without some of the things we now regularly buy at Sephora? Yes, I am kidding. Today our Sephora Spy, Jasmine, is back, and, with the help of commenter LoMorale, she tackles your questions about some of the most common things you didn't know you needed before Sephora started selling them.… » 3/28/08 2:00pm 3/28/08 2:00pm

How I Conquered My Cystic Acne, In (Just!) 17 Painful Steps

Fighting acne is like fighting war. There is collateral damage. Things get worse before they get better. Whole villages of innocent, noncombatant pores stand in the line of our chemical weapons. And like war, fighting acne can be "controversial." Last week our Sephora Spy, Jasmine made an offhand comment about how… » 3/04/08 3:00pm 3/04/08 3:00pm

I Work Here To Feed My Sick Fancy Product Addiction; The Least I Can Do…

Remember life before Sephora? When lipstick was lipstick and foundation didn't need to be "primed"? Well, ever since the the Berlin Wall fell, Pakistan developed nukes and "cosmeceuticals" joined the Oxford English Dictionary (okay, not really, but!) the world of beauty has been much more complicated and perilous to… » 2/21/08 3:00pm 2/21/08 3:00pm