Friday, October 19th, 2007

MAC Cosmetics and Net-a-porter.com add magic to your Fall with this bewitching combo: the MAC for McQueen collection plus a gorgeous Alexander McQueen clutch! The clutch is made of patent leather, suede-lined, mini box-clutch with crystal-jeweled skull clasp. Approximate total retail value: $1,137.00!

Go to www.maccosmetics.com/mcqueen to enter!

*Sweepstakes open to US residents age 18 and older, contest ends December 8th, 2007.

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Guerlain presents one of the most elegant (and pricey) holiday collections of the year. First is the atomizer, which delivers radiant gold powder to skin and hair ($78.00). Limited-Edition Forever Gold Meteorites Voyage Compact are mini pearls scattered in a compact that can be applied to the entire face for an amazing complexion ($155.00). Don’t forget Forever Gold Kiss Kiss Lipstick ($27.00), which is the most affordable item in the collection. Limited-Edition Forever Gold Meteorites Pearls contains new gold and silver shades: pearly gold, rose gold, white gold, and apricot ($49.00). You may also want to dazzle your lashes by adding gold flecks with the limited-edition mascara ($30.00). Yeow!

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

What? Napoleon Perdis’ Boudoir Palette. This is one of the most compact holiday palettes I’ve seen, but it’s utterly adorable with its tortoise packaging. You open up the compact to reveal three eyshadows on the first tier, with two lip glosses on the bottom tier. You’ll also find two mini-brushes for on-the-go application. On the bottom of the eyeshadow tier, there is a mirror, as well.

For who? For every girl who adores darling compacts. For your Mom, who’ll swoon over the vintage print, and the simplicity of the colors.

Why and how much? I really like the shades they give you; they seem relatively unique as a combination (gold, grape, and silver. The gold-yellow color is so gorgeous and makes a great wash or a highlight. The smokey purple is awesome for that subtle smoked look, great for lining or pumping any daytime look into evening. I love that the silver kind of surprises you in the combination, but it’s a great cooler hue for the holiday season. Plus, you’ll love the price — $25.00! As far as Napoleon Perdis products go, this is definitely a bargain (and not to worry, you don’t lose out on quality!).

Available at www.napoleonperdis.com, www.sephora.com, and select retailers this holiday season.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Overall, I liked a few things from Antiquitease, and of course, I loved all of the names of the products. I found that there were a few standout items that I was instantly drawn to (Uppity, Gold Veneer, Majestic, Engaging), a few I liked enough to want to buy, but not head-over-heels-in-love (Queen’s Sin, Red Romp, Mi’lady), and of course, a few items that just aren’t my personal taste. I liked the pigments well enough, with Sweet Sienna being my favorite out of the three. I feel like this is a pretty good mix of products that will appeal to the population enough so that everybody should find one or two things to take home with them!

For detailed reviews of individual products released, keep reading.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Here are swatches from today’s launch of Antiquitease Color!

MAC COSMETICS | ANTIQUITEASE COLLECTION SWATCHES AND PHOTOS

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

SEPHORA ENCHANTED HOLIDAY 2007 COLLECTION

What to give? Sephora’s 2007 Blockbuster Palette contains 64 eyeshadows, 23 lip glosses, 9 lip shines, 6 blushes, and 2 compact powders. One of last year’s most desired holiday palettes was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. It appears that this year is no exception!

For who? This gift is perfect for every girl in your life that should be a beauty addict, is slowly on their way to full-blown addict status, or steals from your stash everything your back is turned.  Give the gift of a whole lot of loot with this jam-packed holiday palette. It’s guaranteed to keep one busy for many, many weeks playing with various eyeshadow combinations, textures, and products found within it.

Why and how much? The Blockbuster palette is nothing like the cheap kits you might find at various locations like a discount store – these are high-end, quality makeup products. You also get an amazing mixture of colors from neutrals to blues to greens to purples. The packaging is sleek, and the palette itself is a touch hefty (but hey, this sort of makes you feel like you’re really getting a boatload of products!), and it’s just such an optimal palette for all sorts of beauty addicts who are need of a traveling solution that still offers them a wide variety of choices to those with only the hint of interest on beauty. And really, it’s not easy to pass this one by, because it’s only $48.00. It’s a steal!

Find it at Sephora locations near you, and www.sephora.com.

Keep reading for more photos of this exclusive holiday palette!

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