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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Dior Jazz Club Collection for Fall 2009 Sneak Peek – Part 3

Dior’s Jazz Club will also include some single eyeshadows — Argentic and Trendy Taupe ($27.50 each). Argentic is pictured above, and it is a smoldering, gray-silver shade with flecks of black and just a touch of shimmer and lots of sheen. I also checked out Gold Touch, because I didn’t see Trendy Taupe around anywhere… and after seeing Gold Touch, it was like, “Trendy Taupe who?” Gold Touch is a rich, coppery gold with gold sheen and flecks of copper and bronze in it. It’s richly pigmented, as is Argentic, and both glide on smoothly.

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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


Fresh Cut Palette: Fresh Cut, Sun-Shy, Part Peony, Floral Inc., Bloomcycle, Poppy Noir*
Graphic Garden Palette: Linear Lilac, Botanical Blue, Wild Wisteria, Graphic Garden, Straight Hedge, Social Climber*

MAC Graphic Garden Collection (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive)

OVERALL, Graphic Garden offers some pretty colors for the summer season with some colors that will definitely catch your eye. The packaging is has a vinyl look, with a miss mash of black and white floral imagery. The Look Boxes ofer a chance to nab some popular favorites from the permanent line at just a little under retail when items are purchased separately.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Graphic Garden Palette: Linear Lilac, Botanical Blue, Wild Wisteria, Graphic Garden, Straight Hedge, Social Climber*
Summer Crop, Semi-Annual, Garden Bed; Baby Bloom, Spiceflower
Soft Illusion

MAC Graphic Garden Collection (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive)

Now available for pre-order at Nordstromicon as well as in-store, here are some swatches to help persuade you to purchase…  Not sure what this collection is all about? Read up on the collection storyContinue reading →

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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