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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

With these rich and intensely-hued shades, the new Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows go beyond your standard line of cosmetics, introducing you to a new and powerful cosmetic experience. This cutting-edge formula offers a creamy texture that is a hybrid between a powder shadow and a cream shadow that is on a level of its own.

The intense pigmentation combined with an opaque, metallic finish make these shadows a dream to work with. These can be applied effortlessly in just one swipe with no primer required! Our lineup includes a diverse array of rich colors and a smooth silky formula that we believe help elevate pressed eye shadows to the next level of exceptional quality.

Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99) (New, Permanent)

You can also order a complete set (of all ten) for $89 (save $10.90)

  • Caitlin Rose Bright amethyst purple with a foiled finish*
    Center Stage Bright royal blue with a foiled finish
    Flame Thrower True brightened warm copper with a foiled finish
    Grandstand Medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones and a foiled finish
    Houdini Deep emerald teal green with a foiled finish.
    In The Spotlight Soft pink with coral undertones and a foiled finish
    Jester Bright mossy green with slight gold undertones and a foiled finish
    Magic Act Light gold with yellow undertones and a foiled finish
    Mesmerized Deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones and a foiled finish
    Showtime Rusty brown with warm undertones and a foiled finish

* All profits of Caitlin Rose go towards fighting Batten Disease (http://www.bdsra.org).

Availability: Pre-order now available at Makeup Geek

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

‘Tis the season for sales and deals! We’ll be updating deals between now and December 1st as more come through, and you can check out what we have so far! Which ones will be you enjoying this holiday season? Happy hauling! :)  Check back periodically as we add more deals and coupons to the list!

Last updated:  11/27 at 7:30AM PST

Black Friday

  • 100% PURE: Free Black Tea mascara with $75+ purchase, 11/26 through 12/1. Free shipping on all orders with code PUREFRIDAY, 11/26 through 11/29.
  • ALCHIMIE FOREVER: 30% off with code FF2014, 11/26 through 12/7.
  • ANASTASIA: 25% off all brow products, 11/28 only, 3 per customer.
  • ANTHONY: 30% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • ASOS: 30% off with code TGIBF, 11/28.
  • BEAUTE: 45% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • BEAUTYLISH: $20 gift card for every $100 spent at Beautylish, starts 11/28 for members, 11/29 for non-members, through 12/1 9PM PST.
  • BECCA: 20% off with code GOLD20 on $50+ orders, ends 12/2.
  • AVON: Free shipping + 30% off $30+ purchase with code BLACK30FS, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BENEFIT: Spend $30, get a FREE benetint deluxe sample. Spend $60, also get a stay don’t stray deluxe sample. Spend $90, also get a total moisture deluxe sample. Spend $120, also get FREE deluxe samples of the porefessional & posiebalm. Use code BENEFRIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • BIRCHBOX: Free Birchbox for every $60 you spend on subscriptions with code BOXME, 11/28 through 11/30. 25% off all full-sized products when you spend $35+ with code FRIDAY25, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BLISS: Luxe holiday beauty bag ($150 value) with $100+ purchase, 11/28 through 11/30. 20% off, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BLOOMINGDALES: $25 off almost every $200, ends 11/29.
  • CLARINS: Get duo editions of your favorite products, through 11/30 or while supplies last.
  • CLARINS CANADA: Customer’s choice of four 5pc gifts (including beautiful bag) with any $75 order, ends 12/1.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: 30% off any order with code HOLIDAY30 or 40% off $50+ orders with code HOLIDAY40, ends 11/30.
  • CLINIQUE:  20% off $65+ purchase, no code necessary, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD: 30% off with code SHOP30, ends 12/1.
  • DARPHIN: 6 piece Great Hydration Gift + Free 2nd Day Shipping with your $125 purchase with code HOLIDAY, 11/27 through 11/28.
  • DERMSTORE: Black Friday Super Gift ($147 value) with $125+ purchase, plus free 1-3 day shipping, while supplies last, beginning 11/28. 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • DR. BRANDT: 40% off entire purchase, plus free shipping, 11/26 through 11/28.
  • DR. HAUSCHKA: Free cleansing cream with $50+ purchase, 12/28 through 12/1.
  • E.L.F.: Buy 1, get 1 50% off, plus free limited edition kabuki brush with $30+ purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY: Spend $75, get the Tree of Life Balm free, 11/28.
  • EVE PEARL: 40 to 60% off with code BP2014, ends 12/1.
  • EVOLUTION MAN: 25% off with code BLK25, ends 12/1.
  • FOLICA: 25% off sitewide with code PIE25, ends 11/30.
  • GHD: 25% off all of ghd’s innovative hair tools (excluding the ghd curve collection), 11/28 through 12/2.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.
  • INGLOT: 20% off any purchase, plus get a free Nail Enamel with $60+ purchase and a patented shopping bag with $200+ purchase, excludes accessories and empty Freedom System palettes, 11/27 through 12/3.
  • J. PAUL: 30% off sitewide, 12/1 only.
  • JAN MARINI: 20% off $200+ purchases, ends 12/5.
  • JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS: 25% off sitewite with code HOLIDAY14, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • JUNE JACOBS: 25% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/24 through 11/28.
  • KARIN HERZOG: 20% off everything, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $150+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, Touche Finale, and free shipping with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE: 25% off with code FRIENDS2014, ends 12/1.
  • KIEHL’S: Receive 3 Deluxe Samples and Free Shipping on Any Order. Plus, shop the Limited Edition Moisture Rescue Set for $33 (a $70 Value) while supplies last with code BIGTREAT, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • LA ROCHE-POSAY: 20% off $75+ orders, 25% off $100+ orders, 30% off $125+ orders with code FRIDAY, 11/28 only.
  • LAB SERIES: Deluxe Skincare Travel Kit w/ $65 order! FULL SIZE Deodorant, DS Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream, Age Rescue+ Face Lotion, MAX LS Age-Less Face Cream, MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser & signature dopp kit bag with code BFDELUXEKIT, ends 11/28.
  • LANCOME CANADA: 20% off any order or 25% off $200+ orders with code FRIDAY14, ends 11/28.
  • LANCOME:  Enjoy a Free Full Size Bi-Facil when you spend $49 and above. Plus receive free standard shipping with code BIFACIL, 11/27 only.
  • LAURA GELLER: 25% off with code FRIDAY25, 11/26 through 11/30. 30% off $100+ purchase with code FRIDAY30, 11/26 through 11/30.
  • LAURA MERCIER: 25% off $100+ purchase, discount applied at checkout, excludes holiday sets, end date not specified (likely 11/28 or 12/1).
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER: (boutique only, will honor phone orders) 2 for $10 Aqua Shadows, 2 for $10 Aqua Eyes Lagoon Green, 2 for $10 Aqua Liner from Sepia Collection; $150 Make Up Artist Picks Set (was $300), $34 Artisan Brush Set (was $65), $19 Aqua Shadow Kit (was $38), $9 Extravagant Eyes on the Go Set (waas $18)
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Black Friday Bundle ($100, $145 value) includes Vegas Lights Palette, 8 Blushes, Large Z-Palette, Afterglow Pigment; Blush Pan Bundle for $70 ($80 value).
  • MALLY BEAUTY: 30% off, ends 11/28.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: BlacquerFriday sets, online for a limited time, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • MELT COSMETICS: Buy 2 or more, get 1 free with code BLACKFRIDAY, 11/28, beginning at, 12AM PST. Limit one per customer.
  • MINERAL FUSION: 25% off all cleansers with code CLEANSE25, through 11/30.
  • MOLTON BROWN: 25% off every order + free shipping with code MBEVENT2, ends 12/1.
  • MURAD: $25 off $100+ orders plus free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS: 20% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free $100 Surprise Gift Bag with your order of $50 with code 100HOLIDAYBAG, ends 12/1.
  • OMOROVICZA: Up to 30% off sets, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • ORIGINS: Make a Difference Rejuvenating Moisturizer + Plantscription Night Cream Deluxe Samples + bag ($58 value) with any $35 order with codie THANKS, 11/27 only.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 15% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/28 through 12/7.
  • PETER THOMAS ROTH: $25 Super Size Mega Rich Cream, 11/28 only.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 10% off $50, 20% off $75, 30% off $100 with code GOBBLE, ends 11/27. 15% off sitewide with code RETAIL15, ends 11/30.
  • PUR MINERALS: 30% off favorite cosmetics with code PURFBF14, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • RED DOOR SPA: 15% off retail purchases of $100 or more on RedDoorSpas.com, 11/28 only.
  • RITA HAZAN: 25% sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SEPHORA: $10 deals listed here, 11/28 while supplies last or 1/1/15.
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code HAPPY125, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $200+ purchase plus Touch of Gloss and free shipping, with code HOLIDAYS200, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA: 20% + free shipping on $50+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $100+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA CANADA: 20% + free shipping on $75+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $125+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SIBU BEAUTY: 60% off all orders with code SIBU60, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SILKN: 25% off with code SILKYBLACK, ends 11/30.
  • SKINDINAVIA: 20% off + free shipping + free Makeup Primer spray with code 20OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SKINSTORE: Save up to 25% off with code SPECIAL, ends 12/1.
  • SMASHBOX: 25% off $50+ orders with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • SPACENK: Spend $100 and receive a giftcard for $25 to use on the next purchase of $100, ends 11/30.
  • STILA: $10 off $50 with code 10OFF50, $20 off $75 with code 20OFF75, $30 off $100 with code 30OFF100, 11/26 only.
  • STRIVECTIN: 20% off all products with code FFNOV14, 11/26 through 11/30.
  • SUGARPILL: Up to 50% off, noon PST 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SUPERGOOP: 30% off with code CYBER2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • TARTE: 25% off sitewide with code FRIDAY, plus free shipping + sample on $40+ purchases, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • TATCHA: 20% off with code FF2014, 11/28 through 12/8.
  • THE BODY SHOP: Black Friday Tote for $30, 3 for $33 entire store, 11/25 through 11/30.
  • TOM FORD: Lips & Boys, $32 miniature lipsticks, now available.
  • TOO FACED: Buy 1 Better Than Sex Mascara, get 50% off 1 item, 11/28 only. Natural at Night for $15, $10 Tan Without the Twinkle, 11/28 only. $10 off $60, $15 off $75, $20 off $100, plus 50% off sale, 11/29 through 11/30.
  • TRIA: Up to 25% off gift sets, through 11/30.
  • URBAN DECAY:  Badsass Lip Set includes six shades of Revolution Lipstick for $90, 11/27 only.  Get the Ammo Palette, Smoked Palette, and deluxe Perversion Mascara for $30, 11/28 only.  Any two 24/7 Eyeliners for $20, 11/29. Any three eyeshadow singles for $36, 11/30.
  • WALGREENS: 25% off regularly priced items with code GOBBLE25, 11/27 through 11/29.
  • YES TO: 40% off Friday, 35% off Saturday + Sunday, 11/28, 11/29-11/30.
  • YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.


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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

MAC Nasty Gal Lipsticks
MAC Nasty Gal Lipsticks

MAC Gunner Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, dark purple with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied fairly well (though not perfectly, I didn’t notice the imperfections at a normal viewing distance, only close-up). The consistency was lightly creamy and didn’t tug at the lips, but the finish isn’t truly matte as a result. It wore well for six and a half hours and left a fuchsia-like stain behind. It was a little drying over time. MAC Punk Couture (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Illamasqua Kontrol (P, $24.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Runner Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “burgundy [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but it didn’t look even when applied. There was something about it that looked almost grainy. The color itself wore really long (over six hours), but it was somewhat drying towards the last half of wear. I found it particularly troublesome to apply it from the tube, as it seemed prone to skipping. Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Stunner Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “clean red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium red with cool, pink undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had nearly full color coverage with a lightly creamy texture that was easy to apply. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. It was a little drying but the least drying of the three. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is slightly warmer. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is slightly darker. MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is more matte. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is glossier, brighter. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

These lipsticks launch on December 4th on maccosmetics.com and at select store locations.

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Longevity

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Application

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Texture

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Longevity

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days The Celestial Bronzing Veil
Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days The Celestial Bronzing Veil

Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days The Celestial Bronzing Veil ($48.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with a hint of gray–there’s an almost “dirty” aspect to the color–and a shimmery, luminous finish. IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is warmer. Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is more shimmery. Too Faced Spice (LE) is slightly darker. Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s designed to add both color as well as glow by using “crystal pigments in bronze, gold and silver” (the latter seems to give it that more neutral/dirty vibe that I see). The color payoff was excellent and easily delivered true-to-pan color onto the skin, but the silky, lightweight, ultra-soft powder is easily blended and manipulated on the skin. You can also concentrate your brush towards the upper half of the pan for a lighter, more shimmer-based glow, or towards the bottom half of the pan for more color with less shimmer. I tried to swirl for a good mix of color and shimmer when I applied it to my cheeks for testing. I really loved the texture, as it was a cinch to apply. It didn’t accentuate my pores, and the powder sat well on the skin without looking powdery nor shiny. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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Tropical Days

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10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Sephora $10 Black Friday Deals

Here’s a current list of Sephora’s $10 Black Friday Deals ($12 for Canadians) that will be live on 11/28, while supplies last (or January 1st, whichever comes first).  Thanks to reader Amanda for sharing that Sephora posted their deals to their Pinterest

  1. Tarte Magical Moments Deluxe Best Sellers Essentials Set
  2. Boscia Pore-Purifying Duo (2 x 1 oz.)
  3. Clean Rollerball Collection Trio (3 x 5ml)
  4. Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple (12 fl. oz.)
  5. Make Up For Ever Get Glossy (2 full size Lab Shine glosses)
  6. Formula X The Two in Juju & Voodo (2 x 0.4 fl. oz.)
  7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Precision Makes Perfect Mini Airbrush Set
  8. The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements Of The Perfect Shave Starter Kit Unscented (2 fl. oz.)
  9. Formula X The Two in Chaotic & Hypnotize (2 x 0.4 fl. oz.)
  10. Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (6.7 fl. oz.)
  11. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Duo
  12. bareMinerals the INCREDIBLES Dynamic Eye & Lip Duo
  13. Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio (3.55 fl. oz.)
  14. Kat Von D Lip Love Set (0.04 oz., 0.10 fl. oz.)
  15. Buxom Power Players
  16. BITE BEAUTY Lush Lip Trio
  17. Tocca A Touch Of Luxury Gift Set (2 x 1 fl. oz, 2 x 0.10 fl. oz.)
  18. NEST Fragrances Rollerball Trio (3 x 0.2 fl. oz.)
  19. Too Faced Primed For Sex
  20. First Aid Beauty FAB Star Duo (4 oz.)
  21. Origins Task Maskers (3 x 0.5 fl. oz.)
  22. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Collection (3 x 1 fl. oz.)
  23. Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers (20 wipes, 1 fl. oz.)
  24. Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Cleansing Duo (10 wipes, 1.5 fl. oz.)
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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