Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 249 Large Shader Brush

MAC 249 Large Shader Brush ($27.00) is super flat brush with no real fluffiness to it. It is fairly firm, but it has enough give to work well on the eye lids. This tends to be my go-to brush for applying any creamy eyeshadow base, like paint pots, because it gives me the right firmness to apply it quickly and efficiently, and it doesn’t pack on too much or waste a lot of product in the bristles. The synthetic fibers makes it a better brush for creamy and more emollient products, but it can be used with powders if desired. This is similar to the 242, but it is larger and flatter with no fluffiness.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The Hit List

Worst Lip Balm? What product wins this category?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Pre-order Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives Onlineicon!

You can now pre-order Nordstrom Beauty Exclusivesicon online. You can pick your faves and reserve now, so no worries about them selling out.  Now you can see full pictures, images, prices, and all that jazz through Nordstrom! :)  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 242 Shader Brush

MAC 242 Shader Brush ($23.00) is flat, slightly rounded at the tip, brush made out of firm fibers. This is one of my favorite brushes when using creamy products like paint pots, concealer, etc. I most often use it for paint pots, though I also use the 249, too. Even though I like it best for creamy products, it can be used with powder products like eyeshadow. It is particularly good at packing on color when you want a more intense look or have a finnicky shadow that just won’t go on right. For me, this is a great brush, because I use it regularly with my creamy products!

How do you like to use this brush?

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What was your first lipstick/lipgloss? Brand/shade?

Temptalia's Answer.

I think MAC’s Dejarose lipglass had to be one of the firsts!

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Rimmel London is celebrating its 10th year anniversary in the United States. Rimmel produced the very first commercial mascara in the beauty industry! One lucky reader will win a package featuring some of the best of Rimmel London products, including two new must-have Rimmel London mascaras not yet available — Sexy Curves Waterproof and Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt. The kit is valud at $150 ($116 in product). Kick off your summer by entering to win!

  • NEW Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
  • NEW Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
  • Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
  • Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black and Deep Ocean
  • Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine and Bronzed
  • Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
  • Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
  • Natural Bronzer in Sundance
  • Mono Blush in Peach
  • 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
  • Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose and Lustrous Nude
  • Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne, Alarm and Crush
  • 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage, Shocker and Pulsating

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