Maree

About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.

Define Your Brows with Boots Beauty

Boots Beauty Brow Pencils

My brows are the first thing I do after I put on my foundation.  For some odd reason, it’s like I cannot do the rest of my face until my brows are just right. I’ll leave the house without makeup but no brows? No, not gonna happen…ever!  Since brows are so important, I’m always on [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

Blemishes, ugh.   The bane of my oily-skinned existence.  Just when I finish treating one, another one pops up to take its place.  Delightful.  I am constantly on the hunt for products to help me deal with my breakouts without the harsh side effects such as dryness, flakiness and redness.  Sometimes my face ends up looking [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Lise Watier Spring 2014 Collection

Lise Watier Imagine Collection

If I wear enough beautiful spring-like makeup,  it will come, right?  Just looking at the Lise Watier Spring 2014 Collection makes me long for pastels from head to toe.  However, I don’t want to jump the gun, so, I’ve been easing into brighter more season appropriate makeup shades a bit at a time – and this [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Clinique for Men Skincare

CLINIQUE FOR MEN Exfoliating Tonic

Clinique has become synonymous with easy, gentle and effective skincare and now they have expanded their line to include an entire range of products for men.  They put cleansing, toning and moisturizing on the map and are now lending a hand to all the men out there by launching products designed specifically for them.  And [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Veil Pressed Powder

Dolce-Gabbana-Perfection-Veil-Pressed-Powder

From the packaging to the contents, Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line is pure luxury.  No one can miss the bold gold compacts and embossed logo when pulling these products out of your makeup bag.  It’s not always a win when fashion designers transition to beauty, but Dolce & Gabbana did it seamlessly with a line [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Glossybox for Men

Glossybox for men

With the number of subscription services and beauty packages available for women, it was only a matter of time before the men began to feel left out.  To be honest, there is definitely a side eye situation going on at my house from my husband with all the regular deliveries I receive.  So, when I [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Collection

MAC Fantasy of Flowers

What would spring be without a new, vibrant and colorful collection from MAC? They do new collections like no one else and can get you hyped for a new season (though it is a tad easier to be excited for Spring while currently suffering through snowstorm after snowstorm, ugh).  The shades in their new A [...]

Barneys New York Love Yourself Event

Barneys love yourself event gift bag

There is nothing better than a big beauty haul.  No wait, scratch that.  There is nothing better than a big beauty haul complete with an insane sample bag of beauty goodies.  Yes, that is infinitely better.  And this week is the perfect time to check off all your wish list items because Barneys New York [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: MAC Prep + Prime CC Colour Correct Collection

MAC prepprime color collection

We are always striving to have perfect even-toned skin, that exactly matches our natural skin color – however the reality is sometimes we need a bit of help.  Even after applying a foundation to create a smooth canvas on the face, there can still be color issues that need to be addressed.  Foundation too yellow? [...]

Best of Beauty: Maree’s 2013 Beauty Favorites

nest fragrances midnight fleur

2013 has come and gone, but my beauty favorites from this past year are here to stay.    Narrowing down the list of best beauty products was not easy but someone’s gotta do it.  And I selflessly gave of my skin, hair, face and body for the task.  It’s like I am a beauty blogging [...]