This Week’s Sales for June 27th, 2016

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • AlgenistGet a 6pc gift (including bag) plus, Free Shipping with any order over $125 with code GIFT16, ends 6/30.
  • AnastasiaModern Renaissance palette now at Sephora and Ulta; Sun Dipped Glow Kit at Sephora [ignore end date!], ends 6/30.
  • b-glowing20% off TOCCA orders $60 or more with code 20TOCCA, ends 6/29.
  • bareMinerals UKGet on the beauty list and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase, ends 1/26.
  • Beauty.comGet your sweetheart the perfect gift and get $15 off all orders over $75 with code BEAUTY15, ends 8/27.
  • BenefitGet 3 Free Deluxe Samples with Any $65 Order with code SOSWEET, ends 6/30.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • Bergdorf GoodmanFree Shipping and Returns, every day, ends 10/01.
  • BH CosmeticsExtra 10% OFF Any 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette. with code GET120, ends 6/30.
  • BirchboxJoin Birchbox's email list and get 10% off your first purchase of $35+, ends 11/17.
  • Bobbi BrownEnjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15, ends 11/06.
  • Bumble and Bumble10% off + 3 free travel sizes + free shipping with $40 orders with code BBSOCIAL, ends 7/01.
  • CaudalieReceive a 3-pc gift with $50 purchase, gift includes: Bon Voyage makeup pouch, Vinosource S.O.S. Serum 10ml, and PC15 Eye & Lip Deluxe with code TIMEAWAY, ends 6/29.
  • City Color10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 12/31.
  • Clarisonic
    • Receive a Complimentary LUXE BEAUTY TRIO gift of two full size Sonic Radiance Cleansers and a LUXE Satin Precision Brush Head (an $80 Value) with any purchase of $149 or more with code LUXETRIO, ends 6/29.
    • Buy any 2 devices and save 10% with code PAIRS, ends 1/01.
    • Enjoy 10% off your next purchase when you sign up for email with Clarisonic, ends 1/01.
  • Dermalogica15% off with code FFJUNE16, ends 6/29.
  • Drugstore.com20% off your first order through this link, ends 8/31.
  • Giorgio Armani BeautySign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • GlossierFREE TOTE BAG with purchase of Phase 1 Set, ends 1/12.
  • HSN$20 off your next order of $40 or more with code 169087 (new customers only), ends 6/30.
  • Kate Somerville10% off their total purchase + a Complimetary Nourish Mask Deluxe Sample for new customers only with code NEWQ216, ends 6/30.
  • Kerastase20% Off Mousse Volumifique – Volumizing Mousse for Fine Hair with code VOLMOUSSE20, ends 6/30. 20% Off Short Mania - Hair Sculpting Paste with code SHORT20, ends 6/30.
  • LancomeEnjoy 4 samples and free shipping on your order of $49 or more with code SUNSHINE, ends 6/30.
  • Laura Geller25% off for registered site members with code JUNE25, ends 6/30.
  • MAC Cosmetics30% off select MAC products (mostly limited edition shades) at Nordstrom and Macy's, ends 7/29.
  • Marcelle10% off your 1st Korean cosmetics purchase with code 101SMILES, one time use only, ends 12/31.
  • NordstromWith your $125 beauty or fragrance purchase, get an exclusive tote packed with fave beauty samples from Lancôme, Laura Mercier and more , ends 6/30.
  • Paula's Choice (UK)15% off our Summer Favourites, ends 6/30.
  • RENSpend $50 and receive a full size cleansing water with code WATER50, ends 6/30. 10% off your first order, starts 10/31 and ends 12/31.
  • Sephora
    • Choose a Natural mini deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code FUTURE, ends 6/30.
    • Receive a FREE REN Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot as part of our May Skincare Challenge with any $25 purchase with code SHOTOFREN, ends 6/30.
    • Choose 2 of 3 deluxe samples from our Summer Getaway Promo with any $25 purchase with code HOTBI, ends 6/30.
    • Choose 1 of 3 Cream-Gel Brow Color delxue samples with any $25 purchase with code KABROWPOW, ends 7/04.
    • Receive a FREE MAKE UP FOR EVER Excessive Lash deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code INEXCESS, ends 7/11.
  • Sephora (Canada)Receive a FREE Sample Bag of natural brands with any C$25 purchase with code SAVOUR, ends 6/30. Receive a First Aid Beauty deluxe sample with any C$25 purchase with code SLOWGLOW, ends 6/30.
  • TarteUp to 50% off select items, ends 6/30.
  • Urban DecayGwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette marked down to $39 at all retailers, Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Nordstrom, ends 6/30.

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Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder

Laura Mercier Bronze (01) Matte Radiance Baked Powder ($40.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a soft, medium yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Matte Radiance Baked Powder formula is supposed to have “natural color with soft matte radiance” with “sheer, buildable coverage” that lasts “8 hours.” Now, this isn’t as luminous as Highlight (010), and I can see more of that “matte radiance” concept with the more bronzer-like shades. The texture was very smooth and finely-milled, thin but not dusty, and blended out nicely on the skin without skipping or turning patchy. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (closer to opaque after three layers on me). The bronzer lasted well for eight hours on me–exactly as marketed!–before fading. There are four bronzer-liker shades in the range, and the first three are all fairly similar, while the last one is considerably darker.

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Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact Bronze (01)

Community Faves | June 19th through June 25th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products


01. MAC Mangrove

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "hot, bright red [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.


02. Tarte Exposed

Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.


03. Urban Decay Mosh Pit

Urban Decay Mosh Pit Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "berry plum [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

Most Wanted Products


01. Urban Decay Mosh Pit

Urban Decay Mosh Pit Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "berry plum [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.


02. MAC Punk Couture

MAC Punk Couture Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep blackened grape [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.


03. MAC Mangrove

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "hot, bright red [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

Sneak Peek: BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows
BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

There are six new shades of BUXOM Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) now available. All six are metallic, and I wouldn’t describe them so much as duochromes as I would say they have stronger bases compared to the shimmers, so they have more dimension to them, but I didn’t get genuine shift in the color.

BUXOM Fall 2016 Eyeshadows

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