This Week’s Sales for April 18th, 2011

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Upcoming Sales

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  • HAUTELOOK: ISOMERS Skincare (4/18), NYX Cosmetics (4/20), EcoSkin (4/22), Madara Ecocosmetics (4/22),
  • IDEELI: —

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BEAUTY.COM: $10 off $60 – you MUST click through this link to receive the offer.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50, expires 10/26. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115, expires 10/26.  Free high brow with $50+ order with code MOMSEYES, expires 4/18 (make sure to add it to your bag before checkout).
  • BLISS: Free travel size Youth moisturizer when you purchase the full size with code FAIRY109. Free shipping on Pro Sizes with code SHIPPRO.  $20 off $100+ order with code APRIL20, expires 4/18.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free full-size Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss and free shipping on $65+ orders with code RICH44, expires 6/24. Free full-size Soft Peach Eyeshadow and free shipping on $65+ orders with code PEACH44, expires 6/24.
  • CLINIQUE: Free Mother’s Day tote with $55+ purchase, expires 5/6, must click through this link.
  • DARPHIN:  Free shipping on all orders, no code necessary.
  • KIEHLS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free four piece sample set ($53 value) + free shipping with $45 purchase with code AAPR, expires 4/30.  Two free deluxe makeup samples with $35+ purchase, use code SPRINGEYES, expires 4/30.
  • NORDSTROM: Free gift with $100 any beauty or fragrance purchase, plus $5 shipping on $50+ orders.  Free Estee Lauder gift with $35+ purchase  (free gift valued at $110), expires 4/20.
  • ORIGINS:  Choose a free full-size cleanser + free standard shipping with $30+ purchase, 4/22 only.  Origins will plant a tree with any purchase of Plantscription, expires 4/23, no code required.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Receive a luxurious introduction to The Hydrating Infusion with any La Mer purchase with code LAMER65, expires 5/2.
  • SEPHORA: Free Laura Mercier Face Scrub sample, use code FACEPOLISH.  Free shipping on orders of $50+. Free Murad skincare sample trio with code RESURGE. Free Bare Escentuals RareMinerals eye cream with code RAREEYE. Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL. Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.  Free Stila Glamoureyes mascara with code GLAMOUR.  Free Bite lip-and-cheek color with $25+ purchase with code BITE.  Free Sephora Collection mascara sample with any purchase with code FULLACTION.  VIB 15% OFF SALE, 4/14 to 4/21, use code VIBCHIC (must be a VIB). BI 15% OFF SALE, 4/14 to 4/21, use code CHIC.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off select staff favorites with code G2G20, expiration unknown.
  • THE BODY SHOP:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, expires 4/24.  2 for $25 Body Butters, expires 4/24.
  • YSL: 4 beauty samples + free shipping with $75+ purchase with code BEAUTY10, expires 6/30.

15% Off Everything! Ends 4/21 - Code: CHIC

Do you find yourself feeling obligated to purchase something because it’s limited edition?


Do you find yourself feeling obligated to purchase something because it’s limited edition? When is it the hardest to resist?

[temptalia_answer]There are definitely times when there is a “buy it or else it will sell out” mentality, and I think that is where the pressure is highest.

Thanks to Olga for today’s question!

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MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

It wears just under three hours on me (I typically average four), and I find that lustre finished lipsticks are not moisturizing.   I also find that this particular finish doesn’t always apply evenly.  It is vanilla-scented, like other MAC lip products are, and the tube has metallic red detailing in the logo and inside the tube in the spirit of Viva Glam. 100% of the selling price of each Viva Glam lipstick goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund.

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MAC Lipstick Viva Glam VI
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
81%

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani Champagne (8) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

This is a product that lives up to its claims–it wears all day without budging, creasing, or fading–and blends as well on its own as it does with other eyeshadows (or on top of an eyeshadow base). Giorgio Armani describes the Eyes to Kill Intense formula as neither powder nor cream but a hybrid that creates a “smooth, lasting color film” that can be applied wet or dry.  Giorgio Armani explains, “Each shade is intensified with a second pigment for a multi-dimensional effect. In just one swoop, create a wet, shimmering smokey eye … Base color covers eyelid, and second pigment adds drama to the contour.”

The texture of these feels almost like a cream eyeshadow, but it has the thinness of a powder eyeshadow while retaining some of the blendability of the hybrid cream-powder eyeshadow.  It also works well with other eyeshadow (see this look using #6).  It’s almost like a really dense loose powder that’s been pressed down, because if you dig at it, it loosens.

Though pricey, each shade comes with 0.14 oz. worth of product, which is a hefty amount (normal eyeshadow averages around 0.05 oz., no matter the price).  The only aspect I didn’t love was the little black stopper inside the jar (once you unscrew the black lid), because my longer fingers felt awkward grabbing it (so I just unscrew it upside down so it falls into the cap).

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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #8
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a vibrant grape purple with a matte finish. It’s officially described as a “bright purple.” Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows are definitely underrated, and it’s a shame that the brand doesn’t include more of their matte formula in palettes and seasonal launches. It is similar to MAC Vibrant Grape but purpler and more vibrant.  Urban Decay’s matte formula is really smooth and richly pigmented without being chalky or difficult to blend.  Purple Haze is nice, with just a little excess powdery dust when applied, but it blends out nicely.

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Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%