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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | February 3, 1994
Meet Paula Begoun, makeup tester and nag. She's the smart, funny and candid friend every woman who uses beauty products needs.Her makeup and beauty column, "Cosmetics Counter," begins today and will appear Thursdays in The Sun fashion pages. She's the author of "Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal" and "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: An Eye-Opening Guide to Brand Name Cosmetics," two books intended to raise cosmetics-consciousness and eyebrow pencils.For her "Cosmetics Counter" book, she ventured into drug and department stores to evaluate 30 companies and 10,000 beauty products -- from budget brands to hoity-toity designer labels.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | February 3, 1994
Meet Paula Begoun, makeup tester and nag. She's the smart, funny and candid friend every woman who uses beauty products needs.Her makeup and beauty column, "Cosmetics Counter," begins today and will appear Thursdays in The Sun fashion pages. She's the author of "Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal" and "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: An Eye-Opening Guide to Brand Name Cosmetics," two books intended to raise cosmetics-consciousness and eyebrow pencils.For her "Cosmetics Counter" book, she ventured into drug and department stores to evaluate 30 companies and 10,000 beauty products -- from budget brands to hoity-toity designer labels.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 25, 1991
Paula Begoun became familiar to readers with her book, "Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal." Her newest book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: An Eye-Opening Guide to Brand Name Cosmetics," (Beginning Press; $10.95) is a consumer guide to cosmetics. Begoun discusses the marketing language of cosmetics, ways to shop and information about skin care and extensive reviews of individual products.
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | April 21, 1994
Q: I have been using Clinique products and am wondering if I am doing the best for my very sensitive skin. I don't break out when I use them, but I'm not sure if the soap is harmful. I asked the sales woman, and she said it was fine because it was a superfatted soap. Is their Clarifying toner important for exfoliation? I find it rather strong, so I purchased the alcohol-free one, but I'm told it doesn't exfoliate the skin. Any advice?A: "Superfatted" does not mean a soap is free from irritating ingredients; soap is soap and it is generally lard and lye, which are drying and can cause skin irritation.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 29, 1997
Paula Begoun's straight talk about what cosmetics can and can't do has penetrated the blare of advertising hype. Her book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," helped put the high-hopes-in-a-jar in perspective.Her new "The Beauty Bible" (Beginning Press, $16.95) is a reference book covering everything from eczema to alpha hydroxy creams to makeup colors.Much of what she says is controversial. But the book is a helpful guide (and money saver) -- along with your dermatologist's counsel.
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By Wendy Navratil and Wendy Navratil,Chicago Tribune | February 29, 2004
CHICAGO -- Few lipstick wearers ever make peace with the apply / release / repeat cycle. Extended-wear lipsticks, however, promised something different when they rode into drugstores a few years ago: Namely, that a single application would stay with you through thick soup and thin-rimmed glass, from "kiss" straight through to "tell." There was just one problem with this breed. "It didn't have great wearability," said cosmetics cop Paula Begoun, author of six editions of Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me (Beginning Press)
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By Jean Patteson and Jean Patteson,Orlando Sentinel | April 8, 1992
Paula Begoun spent $15,000 on cosmetics last year. Not because she's vain, but because she's curious."I wanted to find out which were the best products and which products offered the best value for the money," said Ms. Begoun, 38, a Seattle makeup artist-turned-author. She was in Orlando recently to promote her new book, "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: An Eye Opening Guide to Brand Name Cosmetics" (Beginning Press, $10.95).Along with her first book, "Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal," which explored the cosmetics industry's advertising and promotion techniques, it has earned her the nickname, "Ralph Nader of Rouge."
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | April 28, 1994
Q: I am using a product called Essence of Time and am including the ingredient list. I have blackheads even though I have used a complexion brush for years.A: Scrubbing the face, as you have already learned, does not get rid of blackheads, and even switching to baking soda or any other exfoliator won't get rid of them. Exfoliators and scrubs just can't get deep enough to get the plug out; if they could, you would be bleeding, having burned or scrubbed off most of your skin. The only way to get rid of blackheads is by gentle squeezing.
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | March 10, 1994
The terms "oil-free" and "oil-control" are misleading. Almost without exception, the oil-free foundations and moisturizers contain a form of synthetic oil, such as cyclomethicone, dimethicone or silicone.These aren't bad, but it means the products aren't really oil-free. When I did find a product that was really oil-free, more often than not it contained alcohol, which is drying and irritating to the skin and doesn't help control oil. Another problem with the term "oil-free" is that oil is not the only cosmetic ingredient that can cause the skin to look shiny, so it tends to misdirect the consumer.
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By Paula Begoun and Paula Begoun,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | June 23, 1994
Q: My skin is normal to oily in the winter and definitely oily in the summer. I wash with Cetaphil (or one of the other cleansers you recommend) in the morning, wait 15 minutes, and then apply Alpha Hydrox Lotion morning and night. My skin is significantly oilier now. Is this from the action of the Alpha Hydrox Lotion unblocking my pores and releasing the oil that's in there? I have whiteheads and blackheads and would like to continue using the Alpha Hydrox if possible. I could increase my use of Milk of Magnesia as a facial mask -- I normally use it once a week in the winter, but several times per week in the summer.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | August 11, 1994
What retailer remembers!What does a woman do when her husband and three adult sons forget her birthday? She can take herself shopping. Jean Benson was off to Loehmann's and found a terrific blouse on sale. When she was ready to ring out, the pleasant clerk wished her a happy birthday and rang up an additional discount.Loehmann's plastic Insider Club card, which is available to all customers, is scan coded with the customer's birth day and month which pops up at checkout time. They don't insist on the year.
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