As a beauty writer and expert, my friends and family are constantly asking me questions. One of the most common is, “Mel, how do I get my makeup to last? It looks great in the morning but always comes off by the afternoon.” My answer: PRIMER. Granted, it’s an extra step in your routine, but it’s the most surefire way to give your makeup a little added staying power. Being the primer aficionado that I …
As the weather becomes cooler (okay–colder), we need to be extra vigilant about keeping our skin hydrated. When our skin dries out, it can become itchy, ashy and more prone to showing our wrinkles–no thanks. With the polar vortex (round two) coming our way, what’s a Cheeky gal to do? “The fall is a great time to get into good skin care habits to protect your skin throughout the harsh winter months,” says Kelly Mack, a licensed esthetician and owner of Absolute Precision Skin Care in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. “Keeping your skin properly hydrated will make your skin look brighter and healthier all winter long.” Here are Kelly’s top five tips for … Read more
Being a bride-to-be has been the most fun time of my life. With just 32 days to go until the big day, all of the marquee celebrations have happened: the bridal shower, the engagement party, a day of fun with the women of Terry’s family teaching me the ins and outs of “becoming a Kane,” and most recently–the bachelorette party. I’ve done my best to take care of myself for all of these functions, but the most important one is just around the corner. To help prepare for the big day, I have had multiple sessions at Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique, testing their waxing, tanning and laser hair removal services. Let’s … Read more
When I think CHANEL, I think luxury. I’ve never been much of a luxury cosmetics consumer. Partly because, as a makeup artist, the constant replenishment can get very costly and CHANEL has yet to offer an artist discount program (AHEM!). So when I was asked to cover the launch of their new eye shadow quad, I have to be honest, I wasn’t that thrilled. I mean, it’s eye shadow. What can be so different and brilliant about eye shadow? Well, it’s not just eye shadow. It’s the entire CHANEL experience. I feel like I’ve been missing out for so many years. Is this what happens when everyone else shops for makeup? … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!