The Bermuda Triangle of Concealer

By: Tory  |  Published: November 11th, 2013   |  Category: Beauty, Tory Shulman News

“I AM NOT A CLOWN” MONDAY I spend a lot of time thinking and contemplating make-up concealers. (note: I know this makes me sound like a huge asshole) But it’s because the art of applying good concealer is actually similar to an artistic technique that has always fascinated me: “Tromp L’oeil” otherwise known without the sassy French accent as Trick of the Eye. “Trompe-l’œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.” (Just FYI I am citing Wikipedia here UNLIKE […]


By: Tory  |  Published: September 22nd, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

  When I get ready to go out on the town I usually turn up the volume on some Buddhist teachings. No, it’s not Kanye but it’s something.   I was listening to Pema Chodron tonight from her book “Coming Closer to Ourselves.”   She made this very cool point that I hadn’t thought of before.   She says: “Life is just a succession of agreeable and disagreeable. Over and over and over again.” It’s a profound thought. Life isn’t a straight line. Life isn’t a road you pick for yourself. Life isn’t even a highway even thought that’s  a […]

Top 5 Moments from Breaking Bad’s Ozymandias

By: Tory  |  Published: September 17th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

1) Left to Right. Right to Left. I studied for a summer at the well-known Northwestern Cherub Theater Program and learned a tremendous amount about stage dynamics. One thing in particular I learned: a human being will prefer to watch something panning left to right because it is the direction in which the eye reads. Watching anything or anyone move right to left is therefore intrinsically more uncomfortable for us and therefore clouds that moment in subliminal tension and anxiety. Check out the many times they used this fabulous move. a) When Jesse is wrestled into the car to his doom […]

Gold Glitter Buddha

By: Tory  |  Published: August 27th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

    Ok so I bought a gold glitter Buddha.   I should explain that I am knee deep into planning my wedding. All I have wanted from the beginning are touches of gold glitter here and there but my tasteful Mother and fiancee always veto me. I don’t understand it. Who wouldn’t want gold glitter napkins?!?! Only crazy, angry people. So when it came to buy myself a Buddha–I searched exclusively on Etsy for a “Gold Glitter Buddha.” There was only one. I wanted a Buddha in the first place because I have been practicing Zen Buddhism for the […]