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Monday, December 29th, 2014

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Joyus (10%), Yves Rocher (10%), Pur Minerals (10%), Stila (8%), Sephora (8%)
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: Erno Laszlo (12/29), Crown Brush (12/30), Studio Gear Cosmetics (12/31), Juara Cosmetics (12/31)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (40%), Sheer Cover (40%), WEN (40%), Murad (15%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Cargo (12%), The Body Shop (12%), SkinStore (12%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), Sephora (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Update My Beauty Regimen (1/1)
  • Rue La La: –

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • 100% PURE: Enjoy 20% off sitewide with code PUREFAMILY, ends 12/31.
  • ASOS: Free express shipping for U.S. orders over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders. Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner – Any 2 for $7.99 + Free Shipping on $35, ends 1/8.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders. $10 off $50+ orders through THIS LINK, ends 2/28/15.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.   FREE deluxe samples of sun beam, lollitint, and posiebalm with orders over $60 with code GIFTME, ends 12/31.
  • BH COSMETICS:  $5 Hollywood Eyeshadow & Blush Palette with code 5HWD, ends 12/31.
  • BIOTHERM: –
  • BLISS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free bliss beauty case with your purchase of $150, $175 value with code WINTERGIFT, ends 12/31 or while supplies last.  Buy 2, get the 3rd free on bliss, remede, and elemis products with code BUY2GET1, ends 1/1.
    • BLISS UK: Get a hand-picked deluxe sample pack when you spend just £60 with code EDITPICK, ends 12/31. 20% off all Bliss and Remede Products (£20 Minimum Spend) with code BLISSONIC, ends 12/30.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Free Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow with any $75 order with code PRETTYPINK, ends 12/25.  Free Shipping + a Mini Smokey Eye Mascara with ANY order with code SMOKEYLASH, ends 1/4.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE:  –
  • BURBERRY: –
  • C.O. BIGELOW: 10% OFF any purchase plus Free Shipping on orders over $49 with code WINTER10 through 1/5/15. 12% OFF any purchase plus Free Shipping on orders over $49 with code XMAS12 through 12/31/14
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR.
  • CAUDALIE: –
  • CHANEL: Complimentary overnight shipping on all orders.
  • CLARINS: –
  • CLARISONIC: –
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.   Free easy to take travel sized de-aging products from Clinique with $35 purchase with code REPAIR, ends 12/31.
    • CLINIQUE UK: Free sample trio with £30 spend with code XMASTREE, ends 12/31.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD BEAUTY:  –
  • DARPHIN: –
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: –
  • ELF: New customers get $5 off with code NEW5, ends 1/5.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: –
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • JO MALONE: Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and a duo sample offer of the English Pear & Freesia Body Crème and the Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne with any $75 purchase with code JMOFFER5, ends 1/11.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: –
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS: Free shipping on $60+ orders. Receive $20 Kiehl’s Cash to use towards purchases of $65 or more with code JOLLY, ends 12/31.
  • L’OCCITANE:  —
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders.
  • LA MER: Receive Complimentary Standard Shipping and a duo sample offer of The Reparative Body Lotion and The Eye Concentrate with code LMOFFER5, ends 1/11.
  • LANCOME:  Receive a 4 piece Sample, Plus Free Shipping with your purchase of $49 or more. Bonus, spend $75 or more and receive a free Genifique Eye sample with code HOLIDAY, ends 12/30. Enjoy Free Shipping on any order $35 and above, and Free 2 Day Shipping on any order $75 and above; plus, receive a Genifique travel-size duo with ANY order $35 and above with code FREESHIP at checkout, ends 12/29.
  • LAURA GELLER: –
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • MACY’S: –
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders.   FREE deluxe-sized Blacquer Highliner, O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara, and FREE Shipping on orders of $50+ with code EYES, ends 1/4.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • MURAD: –
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Complimentary mini Pore Refining Primer and Makeup Cleansing Water with any order over $35 with code FIRST, ends 12/31.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: ake $50 off your regular priced purchase of $200+ or $100 off your purchase of $400+ at NeimanMarcus.com! Excludes Beauty. Use code DECSAVE. Offer valid 12/28-12/29.
  • NICOLE MILLER BEAUTY: –
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: Free travel-size rare blend oil + free shipping with any purchase with code NEWYEAR, ends 1/1.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: our Gift: Pure Truth Melting Cleanser .5 oz with Orders of $50 or more with code MELT, ends 12/29.
  • OMOROVICZA UK: 15% off all products using code JUNE15, ends 6/6/15.
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Select gift sets are now 20% off! Hurry, while supplies last. Valid 12/26-1/11.
  • OUIDAD: –
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE:  20% Off Retinol Products & FREE shipping on all orders, plus a FREE “The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette” on orders of $65+ at PaulasChoice.com, ends 12/30.
  • PERFUMANIA:  –
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: –
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.  FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING in time for New Year’s Eve with code: NYEFS, order by 12/29 6pm EST, U.S. only, ends 12/29.
  • SALLY BEAUTY: –
  • SEPHORA:   [All deals require $25 minimum purchase.] 26 Days of Delights; discover a new FREE Mini every day with code DELIGHT, ends 12/26. Receive an Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick sample with $25+ order with code COLORENVY, ends 12/31.  Get a free Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer deluxe sample with any $25+ purchase with code ZEROPORES, ends 12/31. Extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20, ends 1/1/15.
  • SHISEIDO: –
  • SHU UEMURA: —
    • CANADA: Get a Free 6pc Must-Haves sample set with any order with code MUSTHAVE, ends 12/31.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  –
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • STILA COSMETICS: –
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE:  15% off with code BYE2014, ends 12/31.
  • TATCHA: Discover TATCHA® to Reveal Your Most Beautiful Skin. Simple, Pure Ingredients Based on 200 Years of Geisha Beauty Practices. Enjoy a Complimentary Travel-Size Camellia Cleansing Oil ($12 Value) with Your First Order with code WELCOMEOIL, ends 12/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase.  Buy 2, get 1 sitewide, ends 12/31.
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  Receive your luxurious gift box with any $89 with code GIFT, ends 12/31.
  • TOO FACED: –
  • ULTA: –
  • WALGREENS: –
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
Sunday, December 28th, 2014

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Desert Bronzing Powder
Dolce & Gabbana Desert Bronzing Powder

Dolce & Gabbana Desert Bronzing Powder ($68.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE) is lighter. MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is less yellow. Tarte Park Ave. Princess (P, $29.00) is darker. MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is darker. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The version pictured in the post is the Collector’s Edition, though the color itself is available year-round in the permanent collection (without the red lacquered case and design on the powder itself) for $51. I believe the permanent version has no shimmer overlay, as the Collector’s Edition had a ton of bronzy shimmer (which I did my best to remove prior to swatching) on about half to two-thirds of the surface of the powder. It’s not too yellow or orange, but it is likely a better fit for warmer skin tones. The texture is soft and finely-milled but somewhat powdery, and it tended to sheer out more readily as a result. It had buildable coverage, but I felt like you had to be careful not to blend it too much or else it would disappear. It lasted for six and a half hours, which is on the shorter side for face products on my normal skin.

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Pigmentation

8.5/10

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6.5/10

Longevity

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

ColourPop Bunny Lippie Stix
ColourPop Bunny Lippie Stix

ColourPop Bunny Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “rich emerald green with small flecks of emerald glitter in a pearlized finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with subtle, warm yellow undertones and cooler-toned, emerald green shimmer. It had smei-opaque color coverage that went on more evenly than expected, but it was a little streaky and uneven in places due to the more emollient consistency. It lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is a lot cooler-toned. Dolce and Gabbana Smeraldo (LE, $33.00) is darker and cooler-toned, though it is also a lot sheerer. See comparison swatches
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ColourPop Charm Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “true mid-tone minty green in a satin finish.” It’s a brightened, light-medium aqua green with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency is creamy with a little slip, but it doesn’t slide around, and this shade had mostly opaque color coverage but could have been more pigmented (not quite full coverage as promised). It pulled into lip lines after two and a half hours and worsened until removed with a total wear time of four hours. It’s definitely a shade that would likely benefit from the matching lip liner available through the brand (I don’t have it). NYX Key Lime (P, $6.00) is brighter, greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Raw Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0352 oz.) is described as a “clean aqua blue shade with a satin finish.” It’s a medium, aqua blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly full color coverage, but it didn’t go on perfectly evenly or smoothly. The texture seemed a little thinner with more slip, which gave it some streakiness. Again, I think picking up the matching lip pencil for this shade might be necessary to really make this sing. It settled slightly into lip lines after three and a half hours, but the higher slip in the formula made it easier to press lips together and smooth the color out again. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Pistachio (P, $6.00) is lighter. NYX Scandalous (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It can be tough to get non-traditional lip colors like these right, and ColourPop’s attempts are impressive, even if not perfect. I think if you found NYX’s Wicked/Macaron Lippies to have too much slip, this formula will feel more comfortable and be easier to apply, as they’re significantly less emollient. I’m going to try to remember to grab some of the lip pencils next time I order from them, as now I’m curious how those might perform and if they would improve the wear here (in theory, they should) or if, perhaps, they’re wearable on their own. I did pick up a few of the more traditional colors last order, so for those who wanted to see those, hopefully I can share sometime in the next couple of months.

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8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask ($26.00 for 0.52 oz.) is described as a “universal red-wine tint.” It’s a brightened, cherryr ed with cool undertones that turns to more of a pinky-red color applied to lips. NARS Shade IV (LE, $26.00) is warmer. Josie Maran Always Cherry (P, $18.00) is warmer. NARS Rose Gitane (P, $26.00) is warmer. MAC Wake Up! (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Night is Young (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I haven’t used this extensively (as I would if I was testing a lip balm’s healing/hydrating properties), though I have previously reviewed the original. This is more of a quick review to show how the newest tinted version looks. I think those who were disappointed by the subtle nature of the Champagne version will find this more palatable, as it produces a very noticeable reddish tint to lips. It will be nice for those who have good luck with this formula who want a little more color during the day but need the ultra-hydrating properties of the original. The formula is thicker and heavier, fairly tacky, and the color seems to fade faster than the feel of the balm, where the color seems to disappear after three to four hours, the balm lingers for five to six with some lingering as long as eight hours. The past iterations of this formula have been hydrating for me, and I found this one to feel much like those. The only critique I really have is that it doesn’t always look completely even applied, which is often the nature of sheer, but vibrant, shades like this.

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10/10

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9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection for Spring 2015
bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection for Spring 2015

Inspiration strikes with MODERN POP, a color collection for lush lashes, delicately vibrant eyes, creamy peach lips highlighting a luminous complexion. A fashionforward twist on a classic trend, this is beauty with a carefree spirit and effortless appeal.

The Modern Icon READY Eyeshadow 4.0 ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Chic Pink cashmere
  • Carefree Peach sherbet
  • Sophisticate Natural amethyst
  • Exhale Warm slate

Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner ($16.00)

  • Classic Cream Cream

Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Fall in Love Dark peach
  • Dream Big Nude peach
  • Express Yourself Coral peach

Marvelous Moxie Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pearl Glaze Top coat

Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara ($18.00)

  • Intense Black Black

Availability: January 2015; now online at Nordstrom and ULTA

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