This Week’s Sales for May 31st, 2010

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This Week’s Sales for May 31st, 2010

  • Benefit: Free ooh-la lift with $65+ orders with code UNDEREYE, expires 6/7–remember to add to your bag before checkout.  Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bliss: Get a blood orange shower gel + shipping with any fatgirlslim purchase with code POTM610, expires 6/30.  Get a Beauty Flash 30ml (VALUE $27.50) with any Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLARINS, expires 7/20.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Get a full-size Indigo Ink Long-wear Gel Eyeliner with any $65+ order with code LAST5. Expires 6/29. Free full-size Nougat Lip Gloss with $65+ order with code SHINE5. Expires 6/29.
  • The Body Shop: Customer Favorites – Buy 2 Get 1 Free.
  • C.O. Bigelow: 10% off any purchase over $50 with code BIG10. Expires 6/30.
  • Clinique: Free Summer Tote with order of any 2 Clinique SPF products. Use code SUNTOTE.  Free tulip-patterned makeup bag with $35+ purchase with code FREEBAG, expires 6/30.
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off CoverGirl, Revlon, Rimmel, Sally Hansen Nail.  40% off Maybelline (eye).
  • Juara Skincare: 10% off all orders with code MAY10, expires 5/31/2010.
  • Noodle & Boo: Spend $50 and receive a free All of My Heart Soap with code myheart50, expires 5/31/10. Spend $75 on Mom’s Glowology favorites and receive a free Love Light with code lovelight75, expires 5/31/10.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Clinique GWP ($75 value) with $25 purchase.
  • Origins: Free full-size cleanser with $30 Origins.com order with code CHECKS.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off forSally Hansen Xtreme Wear, Physician’s Formula, & Revlon.
  • Saks: Receive a complimentary Extra Rick Lipstick sample with any Cle de Peau Beauty purchase. Use Code CDP4.
  • Walgreens: Buy one, get one 50% off Maybelline & Revlon.

Sephora: 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB, expires 6/7.

  • Free Shiseido Serum Sample with code SUPERSERUM.
  • Free Korres Primer Sample with any online order with code OAKPRIME.
  • Get samples of all five HerCut styling products with any online order with code HAIRPICK.
  • Get a free Kim Kardashian tote with $45+ on Kim Kardashian’s fragrance with code KARDASHIAN.
  • Free bliss Hot Salt Scrub when you buy the Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe trimmer with code HOTSALT.
  • Free Boscia night cream sample with code BOSCIANIGHT.
  • Free Urban Decay De-Slick sample with code DESLICK.
  • Free Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil sample with code CLEANSEOIL.
  • Choose 3 deluxe men’s samples with code FORDAD.
  • Free Dr. Brandt Samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Shiseido Sun Protection & Cleansing Oil samples with code SUNDUO.
  • Free Anthony Logistics Gift set with code ANTHONYTRAVEL.
  • Free Shiseido skincare samples with code 123SHISEIDO.
  • Smashbox Moisture Rich Lipgloss @ $5, Eyeshadow palette at $6.

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The Summer Season: Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick ($5.00) is a darkened magenta-purple with a violet sheen. It’s like a much more purple, almost downplayed version of MAC Show Orchid. It’s as if MAC Violetta and MAC Show Orchid had a baby, actually. Magenta Madness has good color pay off and applies evenly and smoothly. If you’re not sensitive to scents (synthetic ones, in particular), Milani is a great brand for highly pigmented lipsticks at a budget-friendly price.

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What would you pair with MAC Fun Bathing Lipstick?

If you were using MAC Fun Bathing Lipstick?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

How do you figure out what colors to use?

How do you figure out what colors to use?

When I first started to experiment with different colors and going for more complex looks (aka more than one eyeshadow), I would create a color palette on the back of my hand.  I don’t often do this these days, but I still will opt for this technique when I’m not quite sure how certain colors will look or if I want to try a certain base and see how shadows will look on top of it.

In the above photo, I was trying to figure out whether I wanted to use Make Up For Ever’s #22 Emerald Green (right) or #20 Intense Blue (left) as an eyeshadow base.  I already decided that I wanted to use Urban Decay’s new eyeshadows, which were pretty much in the blue family, and layered those from light to dark over each base on my hand.  I ended up going full-on blue and came up with this look.  I also couldn’t decide what kind of shade of blue I wanted the liner to me, so I swatched three different shades below to see what appealed to me most.

When you’re not sure how colors are going to look together, or you’re experimenting, sometimes doing a quick sketch on the back of your hand can help you get a better visual of it without investing twenty minutes or more doing the actual makeup on your eyes.  Sometimes a base might not be vibrant enough; sometimes a base may just eat up the colors you want.

You could easily swatch blushes, lipsticks, lipglosses, whatever against the eyeshadows you’re wearing, too.  It’s just a quick and dirty way to turn your idea into something tangible.