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This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, June 5th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Carol’s Daughter launches new Hair Milk Collection, which includes Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Shampoo ($16), Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Conditioner ($19), and Hair Milk Lite the Curl Booster ($9-20). The line is designed to help to define curls while helping to eliminate frizz at the same time.

Urban Cowgorl & Ibiss are holding complimentary Uban Cowgirl mini-makeovers at Ibiss Boutiques (Santa Clara & San Jose locations) on 6/5 and 6/6 from noon to 3PM.

Nude Hydrating Water is now available in a more portable size of 100ml with a retail price of $18.50. It’s touted to refresh skin while giving it an instant glow and dewy, plumped complexion. It contains prickly pear, soothing rose, and vanilla floral water. It is also a natural toner.

Purple Lab is launching a contest, inviting consumers to recreate and upload looks inspired by the Look Book, on Purple Lab’s Facebook fan page for a chance to win Purple Lab beauty products. The contest will run through July 3, 2010.

Sally Hansen is looking to give manicures for a good cause on June 10th from 10am to 8pm. Part of the “Color That Cares” Campaign, Sally Hansen will be at Hollywood & Highand in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most nails shaped and polished in one day. The event hopes to raise awareness for DKMS and find potential marrow donors for the donor registry.

Miss Jessie’s will be moving to Manhattan and opening soon @ 441 Broadway, NYC, NY.

LORAC Little Black Palette ($32) contains four baked eye shadows and a mini eyeshadow primer housed in a sleek black case.

Illamasqua Gleam Cream ($36) is now available at Sephora for a limited time. It’s a lightweight cream designed to highlight the face and body. It can be used alone or mixed with foundation.

What would you pair with MAC Firecracker Eyeshadow?

If you were using MAC Firecracker Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

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Urban Decay Gunmetal Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gunmetal Eyeshadow

This is an excellent silver-gray for a traditional smoky eye.  You could use this all over the lid, then apply a touch of matte black in the crease to darken and smoke.  Quick, easy, and totally sultry!

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Recommendation:  If you’ve been in the market for a silver/gray for smoky eyes, Gunmetal is definitely a worthy contender!  The texture is every bit of what you’d expect from Urban Decay without being too frosty and not at all glittery.

Availability: Sephora

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Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move

Illamasqua Move Intense Lipgloss

Intense Lipglosses are amazing for the gloss addict who struggles with the multitude of sheer glosses on the market.  They’re so rich and pigmented, so they’re great worn alone for color, but you don’t have to worry about layering a gloss on top to achieve the glossy finish.  They’re scent-and taste-free, which makes them good for those with more sensitive senses, too!   Oh, and they’re non-sticky, too.  Not super thick but not featherweight either–it’s smooth, thin enough to move around, but not so thin it slips around.

The packaging is so-so — it’s a squeeze tube with a slanted tip for application.  I think a wand applicator may have been more appropriate, just because you could really get some precision with it, since this isn’t a product you can be loose with!  It’s slim, though, which makes it convenient to stash in purses or makeup bags.  Each tube contains plenty of product, and you really don’t need much to get full color-coverage, either, which is nice.

I’ve found that I get quite a bit of wear out of these, too.  The glossiness does fade after two hours or so, but the color itself works hard for four to six hours, sometimes longer.

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