Sunday Link Love, Volume #030

Dusty does Pro Paint Sticks!


How are you?  What was the best part about your weekend? I’d love to hear it!  I’ve been struggling with some sleeping issues (the biggest problem is not getting enough and it’s catching up on me).  I wound up with a mild migraine for most of today, which has seemed to abated enough for me to function a bit.  I had all these grand plans on getting several fun posts up but not sure if I’ll manage to get quite everything done I wanted to with the time remaining.

Do you have a beauty blog?  (Or do you have a totally subject-unrelated blog?)

Leave your link in the comments — I’m always on the lookout for new, inspiring authors to read!

How often do you wash your brushes?

  • Once a month (25%, 638 Votes)
  • Once a week (22%, 562 Votes)
  • Once every two weeks (20%, 498 Votes)
  • After a couple of uses (19%, 485 Votes)
  • Every time I use them (10%, 248 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (3%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,509

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Clinique Bigger, Brighter Eyes in an Instant Collection for Fall 2010

Clinique Fall 2010

Clinique Bigger, Brighter Eyes in an Instant Collection for Fall 2010

Quickliner for Eyes Intense (Limited Edition)

  • Intense Black
  • Intense Plum
  • Intense Chocolate
  • Intense Coffee

Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour

  • Guava Good
  • Pear-Fection
  • Running Latte
  • Strawberry Bliss
  • Pome-Greatness
  • Blackberry Nirvana

High Impact Mascara (Limited Edition)

  • Brightening Black

Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duos

  • Beach Plum
  • Like Mink
  • Blackberry Frost

Quick Eyes Cream Shadow

  • Sparkling Nude
  • Truffle
  • Rock Violet
  • Starlit Pink

Instant Lift for Brows

  • Soft Blonde
  • Soft Brown
  • Deep Brown

Airbrush Concealer

  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Medium Fair

Availability: August 2010

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YSL Ombre Solo Eyeshadows

YSL Eyeshadow

YSL Ombre Solo Lasting Radiance Eyeshadows ($30.00 for 0.06 oz.) are a new, recent release from YSL. Accordingt o YSL, they are to deliver “vibrant” and “pure” color for “hours.” Each palette contains both a sponge-tipped and brush applicator.

These single eyeshadows are available in twelve shades: #01 Midnight Black (black), #02 Cashmere Brown (brown), #03 Perian Blue (gray blue), #04 Midnight Purple (dark purple), #05 Slate Green (forest green), #06 Pink Nude (soft pink), #07 Smokey Grey (gray), #08 Fawn (soft brown), #09 Mogador Blue (blue), #10 Lunar Purple (purple), #11 Garden of Eden (light green), and #12 Parisienne Pink (pink).

I’ve tried three shades, and I think now would be the best time to review them, given that I was so disappointed with the spring palette–because I don’t think it’s representative of the entire YSL line. (Their eyeshadow palettes have never wowed me, but they have never entirely disappointed me, either.) The new single eyeshadows are much, much better.

I’m so, so pleased to say that these are soft, smooth, and pigmented. They actually feel a bit different than YSL’s palettes and duos–a little thicker in a sense, not at all powdery, and seem more pigmented. The packaging is traditional YSL with the “gold” case. The two applicators included in the eyeshadow are so-so — nothing ground-breaking, and I’d only use them in an emergency situation, but I like that they had a bristle-based one, too.

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