NARS Multiple Bronzer ($37.00) is the latest in Multiple technology. The Bronzer Multiples feature three colors: Tuomota (light to medium complexions), Malaysia (medium to dark), and Rapa Nui (dark). If you’re unfamiliar with The Multiple, it is a cream-to-power, multi-purpose makeup stick. You can apply with fingers, brushes, or directly from the stick itself (it’s all up to you and your preferences). The bronzer shades of The Multiples are designed to help naturally bronze or sculpt the face/cheeks.
I tried Malaysia for my skin tone (and it is the shade pictured above). It’s a deep, warm bronzy shade that may actually be a bit too dark for me. I definitely see myself liking this more during the summer, when my complexion has more warmth and is naturally tanner than at the moment–especially since I just dropped another shade lighter! This can be used to contour cheeks, though for me it was a little too warm for a contour.
I loved the texture and feel, though. It’s creamy without being overly so, and the stick itself is stiff enough to not feel like it’s melting all over the place. The $37 price tag is hefty, and I admit it’s a major reason why I’ve been so hesitant to get into NARS’ Multiples. At least you can rest assured that you do get plenty of product for your money. It’s too bad NARS didn’t put out a Multiple Mini Set for the holidays–wouldn’t that have been killer?
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Anastasia Five Element Brow Kit ($65.00) contains everything you need to keep your brows looking fierce. What I really love about the kit is that it is available in five different shades, ranging from Golden Blonde to Strawburn. This really lets you customize your choice so it best suits your brow color. Each kit comes with Precision Tweezers, Brow Powder Duo, Brow Stencils, Mini Duo Brush #7, and Clear Brow Gel. Oh, and of course, everything is stashed in an adorable pink zip-top bag. The bag actually has plenty of room, so you stash some of your other makeup or staples in there in a pinch. Anastasia tweezers are top-notch–great angle and grip so you can get those stubborn hairs out. I love the stencils for helping you determine what kind of brow shape you love or want. You can use them to help fill in your brows, but I’ve found that they can be helpful when creating a new shape, too. Brow gel is nice to set those who have brow hairs that often go wayward (ahem! me!). A little goes a long way! If you use too much, it’ll feel crunchy and not at all natural. I think the only way this kit could be better is if they had some brow scissors, too!
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Bobbi Brown is giving you a chance to get a free makeup lesson. Just stop by your Bobbi Brown counter with the above flyer printed out (you can also click the image to be taken to a page with just the image).
AG Hair Cosmetics dv8 texture spray ($20.00) is a spray designed to define, texturize, and style hair without giving you build-up at the end. I like to spray it on damp to dry hair to help add texture and make my hair look more “piece-y.” What’s great about this product is you can spray it into your roots, blow dry, and then you’ll see some nice volume and definition. You can also just use it to keep your hair a little more “in place.”
Trust me, I’m lazy in the morning. I’m even lazier because I spend most of my day blogging in my home or going to school, so there’s just few occasions where I need to get dressed to the nines. I’ve grown accustomed to lazing around, playing with the puppy, and the like, so any product that can multi-task I get excited over. This is why dv8 is so exciting, because it’s very much like a pomade, but it’s in a spray formula. It can do so much in so little time, and you don’t have to get pomade all over your hands either.
Use this to help cut back the time you spent getting ready in the New Year — it launches in North America January 1st, 2009.
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Lipsticks Swatched on Lips
Lipglasses Swatched on Lips
Lavender Whip vs. Fun Fun vs. Fashion Mews
Packaging Product Photos
Eyeshadow Palettes, Glitter Liners, Pigments Product Photos
Lipsticks & Lipglasses Product Photos
Face/Nail Product Photos
Here’s your chance to get a larger glimpse of the MAC & Hello Kitty collaboration that hits stores next February. I think the engraved Hello Kitty into the lipsticks is a nice touch. The colors themselves don’t quite excite me… we’ll have to see how everything swatches. Am I the only one who preferred the regular quads with the clear lids over the new trio/quartet packaging (as seen in Heatherette and the upcoming Dame Edna, and now HK)?
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