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NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “matte smoky plum” and “muted mauve.” NARS fans that prefer duos with more contrast may like this one, because the shades differ from each other noticeably but still complement each other well.

The left shade is a pinky-plum brown finished with a satiny sheen. I found the color rather hard to describe, because I can see a hint of plum, but it seems pinker yet toned down by a lot of beige/brown. It has pretty good pigmentation, and it applies smoothly across the skin. The texture was slightly powdery, though. MAC Jete is similar but has a more metallic finish, and it’s warmer, not as neutral. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse is slightly pinker, less brown. Giorgio Armani Sweet Fire is pinker and more metallic.

The right shade is a smoky, played-down purple with subtle red undertones. It’s almost a neutral purple. Like the left shade, the color payoff is good, though it could be slightly improved. This shade had a soft, smooth feel and wasn’t as powdery as the other hue. theBalm Curvy Cami is redder in undertone. MAC Azuki Bean is slightly darker. Paul & Joe Purple Clover is fairly similar.

NARS touts their eyeshadows as long-wearing and crease-resistant, though they’re not quite impervious to creasing/fading over an eight hour period. They do just fine over a primer (no problems after as long as ten hours), but there was subtle but noticeable fading after eight hours with this duo.  Charade is a wee bit powdery but certainly easy to work around (tap excess off the brush and use a lighter touch against the powder itself when you use your brush), and there’s no fall out problems once it is applied.

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo

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MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara for Summer 2012


MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara for Summer 2012

Lashes can party all night with new Extended Play Lash – a curling, lifting, defining Mascara in a glossy shade of Endless Black. The lightweight formula applies with a petite slim-line brush to stretch lash volume. Smudge resistant. A lightweight curling, lifting Mascara in a glossy shade of Endless Black. Applies with a slim-line brush designed to give each lash effortless, upward bending definition and extreme volume. Easy wash-off formula. Lasts 16 smudge-free hours. Available in Endlessly Black.

availability: May 24th, 2012 (North America), June 2012 (International)

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MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

availability: May 24th, 2012 (North America), May 2012 (International); all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified)
  • To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
  • Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Cut Loose White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Blessedly Rich pale coral
  • Riviera Life Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Saunter Pale nude beige
  • Throw Me a Line Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light vibrant coral

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
  • Nautical Navy blue (Satin)

Bronzing Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

High-Light Powder ($29.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Crew Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer

Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Launch Away! True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast Pinky, golden coral (Satin)

Nail Lacquer ($17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
  • Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)

MAC To the Beach Body Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Suntints SPF 20 ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Handforged Metallic yellow gold
  • Emerald Sea Kelly green
  • Blue Stripe Dark navy

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Old Gold High frosted tarnished gold (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Frost) (Permanent at PRO)

Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $39.00 CDN)

  • 167SH Face Blender

Accessories

  • Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set ($35.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)
  • Gone Sailing Tote ($45.00 U.S. / $50.00 CDN)

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This Week’s Sales for April 2nd, 2012


Feel free to share any upcoming deals you’ve spotted!


Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora.com is giving VIB members 15% off from March 29th through April 6th with code CHICWEEK, which can be used as often as you’d like. For regular Beauty Insiders, from March 30th through April 5th, get 15% off with code CHIC. Happy shopping!  Don’t forget: Ebates at 4% or Mr. Rebates for 3% cash back.

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  DermStore (7.5%), Lancome (7%)
  • FAB:  —
  • GILT:  Vincent Longo (4/4)
  • HAUTELOOK: Too Faced (4/2), derma e (4/3), Proliss (4/3), E.V.A. (4/4), bodyography (4/4)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • MRREBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), SkinStore (10%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), Clinique (8%), ULTA (8%), Beauty.com (8%)
  • MYHABIT: ghd (4/2)
  • Rue La La:  

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   20% off entire purchase with code PICKED4U, expires 4/1.
  • BEAUTY.COM:  Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.
  • BLISS:  Free silver and chocolate bag filled with Sisley mini goodies with $300+ Sisley purchase with code CUTEBAG, expires 4/30.
  • BLOOM:  25% rewards back on your first purchase with code 25BACK. 30% rewards back on your first purchase with code 30BACK.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.   Free Plumberry Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 with $65+ order with code PLUM11, expires 4/13.  Free Nougat Lipgloss with $65+ order with code GLOSS12, expires 4/13.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN:
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members. Free shipping with any $75+ purchase with code DESIGNER10, no expiration.
  • JURLIQUE:  $15 off $75 with code SPRING15, $40 off $150 with code SPRING40, $100 off $300 with code SPRING100.
  • KERASTASE: 20% off orders of $100+ with code MARCH20, expires 3/26.
  • KIEHLS:  Free shipping on$50+ orders.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set plus free shipping with $45+ order with code LANAPRIL, expires 4/30.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday. Free lancome gift (valued up to $139) with any $39.50 Lancome purchase.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary. Free Origins eco-friendly tote + travel-size duo of Make a Difference Hand Treatment & Peace of Mind with $30+ orders.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR. Spend $250 to $499, get $25; Spend $500 to $999, get $50, etc.
  • SEPHORA:   15% off for VIBs with code CHICVIB, 3/29 through 4/6.  Free Cover FX BritePrep Primer deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code BRITEPREP, expires 4/11. Free Shiseido Full Definition Perfect Mascara deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code FULLDEF, expires 4/11.  Free Bare Escentuals Finishing Touches 3-piece sample set with any VIB purchase with code VIBFINISH, expires 4/4.  Free Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code EXTRAFIRM, expires 4/11.  Free Hourglass No. 28 deluxe primer serum sample with $25+ purchase with code PRIME28, expires 4/10. Free NARS Mini Trio with any VIB purchase with code VIBPERKS, expires 3/27.   2 free Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Clothes with $25+ purchase with code SPACLOTH, expires 3/27.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.  Free LipSurgence Charmed Lip Tint + free shipping on $75+ orders with code CHARMED, expires 3/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): Buy 2, get 1 free on select products, 4/2 through 4/29.
  • ULTA:  $3.50 off any $10 purchase (exclusions apply) with code 76969.   $10 off $60+ purchase with code 89776. Buy 1, get 1 50% off Cover Girl, Maybelline (Eye), Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail, Organix Bath.  Buy 2, get 1 free ORLY.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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