The Summer Season: VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick

VS Makeup Be Mine Perfect Lipstick ($12.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a creamy, brightened watermelon pink. It’s totally opaque, and it wears well–a nice three to four hours before it starts to fade. It has a soft, glossy sheen but no shimmer. VS Makeup Lipsticks are sleeper hits, in my opinion, because they really have amazing texture, color pay off, and wear.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Essie Summer 2010 Collection

Essie Summer 2010

Essie Summer 2010 Collection

Summer is special. Aside from the wonderful outdoor activities that we wait for all year, we also revel in the opportunity to now wear lighter, brighter and more playful clothing. Finally, we can shed the wool and mohair for cotton and linen. The keyword for summer is: fun! So indulge in seriously sensational color! Don’t be shy — make it the time to play with bold, playful color combinations.

“This year’s runways reflected the ease of the season with youthful, upbeat clothing in feminine fabrics,” explains Essie Weingarten, President and Founder of Essie Cosmetics, Ltd. “I was inspired by the vivid pastels at Versace and the splashy fl orals at DKNY. I created this collection to reflect the youthful, fun-to-wear flirty frocks.” The summer fashion trend is all about mixing and matching, and the summer color palette allows for the same fun and freedom. Choose Miss Matched for fingers and Pretty Edgy for toes, or whatever you fancy – since there is no more matchy-matchy!

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  • Miss Matched Sweet, sheer, ready for anything pink
  • Haute as Hello Racy, scorching coral
  • Knockout Pout Hot supercharged pink
  • Vermillionaire Heart pounding red orange
  • Demure Vixen Iridescent cocoa mauve
  • Pretty Edgy Vivid palmetto green

Availability: June 2010 at www.essie.com and fine spas, salons and beauty destinations nationwide.

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Win a Set of 16 Avon Glazewears!

Win a Set of 16 Avon Glazewears!

Three (3) lucky winners will each receive a set of Avon’s Glazewears! Each set includes all sixteen shades.   (Retail value $96.00 per set!)

Glazewear Lip Gloss is available in four customized finishes, letting you choose the lip look that suits you:

  • Intense – delivers impactful color that glides on beautifully with satin sheen and medium to full coverage.  Shades: Brown Sugar, Cherry Liqueur, Crimson, Intense Plum and Sweet Maple
  • High Sparkle – provides glossy, shimmering shine, creating dazzling radiance with brilliant sparkles and sheer to medium coverage. Shades: Apple Cinnamon, Dazzling Diamond, Mirage, Mocha Latte and Rave
  • High Shine – offers super high-gloss shine for megawatt luster with sheer to medium coverage.  Shades: Darling Pink, Iced Pink, Island Glow, Mauve Movement and Tickled Pink
  • SPF 15 Clear – gives a super, high-gloss shine while providing sun-protection as it softens and moisturizes lips.

RULES: All entries must be submitted by May 31st, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. & Canada Readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

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Congratulations to Christie, Elle, & Janet!

Korres Eyeshadows

Korres Eyeshadow

Korres Eyeshadows ($16.00 for 0.06 oz.) are smooth, blendable, and pigmented.  I’m actually surprised at how well-rounded Korres’ line is, just because I came to know them as a skincare brand first, rather than a makeup brand, but they can do both well.

I’ll definitely put together a look using some of these shades, but after playing around with some combos on my eyes (nothing finished!), I like the way these blend together.  They’re very smooth and apply evenly. The packaging is simple and functional–plastic square flip-top compacts.  The back of the compact has a colored label and labeling information, so while I could see clear lids being more functional, the backs do give you a good idea as to what’s inside.  I would, though, like to find out who names the colors, because they never seem to quite work…

At the moment, Korres has their eyeshadows marked down to $7–so, I’d say at that price, these are most certainly a steal!

Also available in:  #12 Base, #22 Orange, #34 Golden Brown, #74 Light Purple, #27 Golden Bronze, #82 Light Blue

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The Summer Season: La Prairie Corail Lipstick

The color itself is smooth, rich, and lasts a solid six hours on me. Yes, six hours! before it starts to fade a bit. Surprisingly, it’s not drying at all–the texture is silky and glides onto lips with ease, but it’s not overly creamy. It’s a stunning shade, and it certainly comes at a price. For those who can afford the indulgence, La Prairie lipsticks are excellent.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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