Deborah Lippmann Brick House Nail Lacquer

FYI, the bottle I received was chipped and fractured, which is why I photographed the bottle over bubble wrap.   The majority of the polish was intact, so I was still able to swatch it, but while attempting to save it, more glass broke off, and it was a lost cause! The bottles weren’t individually bubble-wrapped, so they were allowed to clink against each other. I receive a lot of polishes this way, but surprisingly, I’ve only had a handful (I can only distinctly remember two) break–go figure. I swear, if I ever shipped nail polish that way, everything would arrive shattered!

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bareMinerals The Promise Eyeshadow Duo

New for October, bareMinerals The Promise Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) features pressed eyeshadows in Aspire and Vow. The new pressed eyeshadow formula has SeaNutritive Mineral Complex for a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It also supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested several combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve been able to get ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

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bareMinerals The Enlightenment Eyeshadow Duo

New for October, bareMinerals The Enlightenment Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a neutral-hued compact that features Guru and Namaste. Bare Escentuals’ pressed eyeshadow formula contains SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that gives the shadow a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It’s supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested various combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve happily achieved ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

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Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color for Fall 2011


Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color for Fall 2011

Inspired by Dick Page’s photography and travels around the globe, the NEW Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color glides over eyelids creating a luxurious and deeply pigmented look in an instant. There is no need to apply an eye shadow base or powder shadow on top as the Shimmering Cream Eye Color delivers strong color definition with maximum performance as well as unprecedented luster and lasting brilliance.

These lightweight, long-wearing cream shadows maintain a smudge-free and dewy finish that won’t crease or fade for up to 16 hours. Each shade can be worn separately or blended together for a variety of looks and effects.

With light-capturing power to outshine jewels, these shadows are smooth, blendable and remain stunning all day long using a combination of unique technologies including:

  • Jewel Reflecting Powder – a shimmering powder that reflects different colors from every angle, emitting an intense radiance.
  • Smooth Fit Base – uses Shiseido’s exclusive patent-pending emulsification technology to quickly remove excess oil and water after application, leaving only the essential reflective pearl and moisturizing ingredients behind on lids. This exceptional adhering quality is what gives the shadow its strong resistance to creasing and fading.
  • Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE – a Shiseido-original ingredient that moisturizes and improves dryness to give eyes a fresh look all day long.

Shimmering Cream Eye Color ($26.00)

  • Mist (WT901) Soft pearly white
  • Magnolia (PK302) Fresh bright pink
  • Techno Gold (GD803) Brilliant yellow gold
  • Meadow (BE204) Warm, glowing beige
  • Purple Dawn (VI305) Intense violet
  • Leather (BR306) Rich, reddish brown
  • Patina (GR707) Lustrous metallic bronze
  • Moss (GR708) Vibrant bright green
  • Sable (BR709) Luxurious taupe
  • Tin (SV810) Rich silver
  • Angel 9BL711) Deep, teal-toned blue
  • Caviar (BK912) Glossy, shimmering black

availability: August 2011 at all Shiseido counters, online at macys.com, bloomingdales.com, nordstrom.com, saks.com, sephora.com

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NARS Concealer Launches with New Shades


NARS Concealer (Re)Launches

NARS Concealer boasts a lightweight, creamy texture enriched with Vitamin E for crease-resistant coverage that stays in place all day. Aside from new slim packaging, the formula will grow its shade range from a total of six shades to ten to help achieve a NARS Immaculate Complexion. Whether applied to camouflage darkness under the eyes or to reduce the appearance of redness and skin imperfections, the new range reaches a broader scope of skintones and is targeted to more closely match NARS’ Sheer Matte & Sheer Glow Foundation shades. Apply with a brush for even application and precise spot coverage.

Concealer ($22.00)

  • Chantilly For fairest of complexions, true ivory
  • Vanilla For fair complexions, tiny cast of pink tones
  • Honey For light to medium complexion, warm peach tones
  • Custard For light to medium complexions, yellow tones
  • Ginger For medium complexions, golden tones
  • Biscuit For medium to dark complexions, natural balance of pink and yellow tones
  • Caramel For medium to dark complexions, yellow and golden tones
  • Amande For medium to dark complexions, golden olive tones
  • Café For dark complexions, warm red tones
  • Cacao For dark complexions, deep-gold-brown tones

Duo Concealers ($30.00)

  • Vanilla/Honey
  • Custard/Ginger
  • Caramel/Amande

availability: September 1st @ narscosmetics.com

bareMinerals Afterparty Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Afterparty Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) contains four shades: Cheers, Mingle, Rowdy, and Lights Down.  This quad launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos (which have the same formula for pressed eyeshadows) for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

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