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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009


Glossy Full Couleur: #6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Yesterday, I showed you swatches of five of Make Up For Ever’s Glossy Full Couleur Lip Glosses, and today I have the other five. Again, they have a minty flavor/scent, retail for $19.00 each, and contain 0.33 oz. of product.

  • #6 is a sheer, glossy medium pink. Unlike #4, it’s not a bright pop of pink, but it isn’t so subdued that it’s boring, either.
  • #7 is a sheer, baby-girl pink. It has a really nice glossy finish.
  • #8 is a softer version of #2 and a darker version of #3. It’s a soft shade of orange that’s not quite coral, but not full blown orange either.
  • #9 is a glossy lilac-y pink shade. It’s not very purple, but there is definitely hints of it.
  • #10 is a brighter orange-y coral shade. It’s less orange and deeper than #3.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Trish McEvoy Simplicity Collection for Fall 2009

“My palm-sized Portable Beauty™ Simplicity Collection features an ultra-versatile face palette and mistake-proof brushes to meet all your touch-up needs on-the-go.”

Little Black Card: Simplicity Palette ($58.00)

The essential pocket-sized beauty companion, Trish McEvoy’s Little Black Card is a double-decked face palette to go. Complexion-enhancing colors and customizable concealer duo impart all you need to achieve your perfect face on the run. Housed in a pink pouch.

Warm up your skin with Weekend All Over Face Color and add color to cheeks with Natural Blush. Brighten and dress up eyes by applying Rose Quartz Glaze Eye Shadow lid to brow, new Iris Eye Shadow for a wash of color on the lid and Navy Cream Definer to effortlessly deepen and define your lashline for a gorgeously classic look.

Custom concealing is easy with two shades of Brightening Line Minimizing Concealer to banish under-eye darkness. Finish your on-the-go look with the ultra-flattering Pink Rose and/or Jolie Lip Colors and lip-enhancing Simply Glamorous Lip Gloss.

Lash Curling Mascara ($28.00)

  • Black

Portable Beauty Brush Set ($65.00)

The perfect travel or beginning brush set, Trish McEvoy’s Portable Beauty Brush Set features four of Trish’s favorite handcrafted brushes in precious miniature. Multipurpose and shaped for effortless application, they are all you need for professional-quality touch-ups. The wallet-sized, quilted pink case houses a pocket for this season’s Little Black Card™.   Brushes include:
Retractable Pocketable Blush, All Over Eye, Tapered Eyeliner, Covered Lip

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.trishmcevoy.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Don’t Let Summer Age You!

Watching the ladies over at Only in a Woman’s World always gets me thinking about the things we go through to look and feel better about ourselves. After spending the weekend on a lake, it reminded me at how we sometimes set ourselves back unknowingly. Even though summer is the time to head outdoors, spend some time in the sun, and enjoy yourself… it’s no excuse to let your beauty routine fall by the way side!

Here are five tips to look young and beautiful this summer…

Reapply your sunscreen–often! Sunscreen is an area you shouldn’t skimp on. Waterproof sunscreen is better than water-resistant; the two are not the same, believe it or not! The FDA requires waterproof sunscreens to continue to work for 80 minutes after being in contact with water. Water-resistant sunscreens only need to last 40 minutes. If you’re lounging around in the pool/ocean/lake/your favorite body of water — make sure you remember to pack the sunscreen in your bag. You should also be sure to apply sunscreen approximately a half hour before you plan on heading into the sun to give it enough time to absorb into your skin.

Wear sunglasses! Prevent unnecessary fine lines and wrinkling around your eyes by wearing tinted glasses. These help prevent you from squinting because of the sun’s bright rays. (This is also applicable to those of us who loathe to wear glasses despite declining vision.)

Drink lots of fluids–particularly water! Don’t let you body get dehydrated or suffer from heat exhaustion. Be sure to keep the water free-flowing whenever you’re outside for prolonged periods of time. If you’re hiking, pack at least one bottle of water with you, if not more, depending on the length of your hike. (If you’re bringing a pooch, don’t forget water for him, too!)

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2009 Collection

Radiance Powder Rouge ($30.00)

  • Fresh

Bronzer ($55.00)

  • Sun Kissed

Eye Brightening/Setting Powder ($36.00)

  • Refresh

True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Crushed Ice
  • Innocence

Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)

  • Noir
  • Bleu

Eyeliner Pencil ($36.00)

  • Tamarack

Anamorphic Lash Mascara ($34.00)

  • Black

Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)

  • Golden Trascendence

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Laura Mercier Fresco Beauty Collection for Fall 2009

Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura’s perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.

Creme Cheek Colour ($34.00)

  • Soft Apricot
  • Sienna Sunset

Eye Basics ($24.00)

  • Wheat

Satinee Creme Eye Colour ($22.00)

  • Ecru Silk
  • Teal Cashmere (New)
  • Amber Velvet (New)
  • Pink Chiffon
  • Stone Suede

Cake Liner ($22.00)

  • Mahogany Brown

Thickening & Building Mascara ($20.00)

  • Black

Lip Watercolours Palette ($48.00)

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter’s palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.

  • Fair
  • Medium

Available: On-counter August 2009.  Now available online at www.lauramercier.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009