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Today, The Fairest has a Tarte sale in progress! I actually wrote up a little “Best of Tarte” post over at Who’s the Fairest? blog. I definitely recommend the “Intro to Tarte” set and the “EyeQuatic” set.
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P.S. – The Fairest is currently only shipping to U.S. residents right now. If and when anything changes, I’ll definitely pass the word along!
Gilt Groupe is featuring a Smashbox sale today! I’m inviting you to join if you aren’t already a member (Gilt is invite-only). I’m pretty excited, and I’m hoping there’ll be some stuff I’ve been wanting available, too!
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque for Winter 2009
Discover the new incarnation of iconic ROUGE ALLURE lipstick — a liquid lip colour inspired by the legendary lacquered Coromandel screens in Mademoiselle’s rue Cambon apartment. Intensely rich colour and patent-like shine last up to eight hours. Temptingly creamy texture and fuller coverage feel deeply indulgent from the very first touch. A unique applicator in an elegant case provides perfectly precise application. Available in eight stunning shades.
Rouge Allure Laque / Luminous Satin Lip Lacquer ($32.00)
- Santal Nude
- Ming Nude rose
- Phoenix Candy pink
- Mandarin Coral
- Dynastie Pink
- Coromandel Red
- Dragon True red
- Imperial Deep rose
Rouge Allure / Luminous Satin Lip Colour ($30.00)
- Mythic Light beige
- Orientale Rose beige
- Fatale Deep plum
Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($23.00)
- Ming Pink
- Coromandel Deep red
- Dragon True red
- Imperiale Brown
Availability: October 2009
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L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Waterproof Mascara
L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Waterproof Mascara ($7.95) hit shelves this summer and it had a lot to live up to, because L’Oreal Voluminous is an often recommended go-to mascara for beauty fans. Unfortunately, Collagen just doesn’t bring it home like Voluminous does.
L’Oreal’s latest mascara does add volume, thicken lashes, and it’s fairly black in pigment–but it just doesn’t do it with excellence. It’s okay; not bad, not fabulous. I liked the length it gave, but I found it clumped quickly, because it also dried very fast (by mascara standards). Thickness was so-so as was volume. Lashes definitely looked longer and fuller, but Voluminous does this job better and more effectively.
Not that I appreciate a particularly wet mascara, but this one dries a little faster than you can work, which results in clumping and unevenness in thickening. I found clumping wasn’t too bad if you got the excess off the brush first (my inner corner lashes were done where the brush had far too much product on it, and thus, Clump City). The brush itself has very stubby bristles, which is why it can easily lead to clumps if you don’t work quickly or wipe off the excess off your brush first. This mascara wand just isn’t designed to separate lashes, so you definitely need a lash comb/clean mascara wand to do that post-application.
Even though it was pretty average in a lot of areas, one area that it faired better in was holding up to its waterproof claim and not drying my lashes out. Often waterproof formulations lead to dry, crispy lashes, but my lashes still felt fairly soft and not at all stiff/hard. Like most waterproof mascaras, make sure you have a good oil-based makeup remover on hand to make for an easy removal process.
I’m a big believer in the truth’s in the photos–so see for yourself and let me know what you think!
- Product: 6/10
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 6/10
- Packaging: 7/10
Recommendation: If your natural lashes are always fabulous, you can easily use this mascara with just one quick coat and have great looking lashes. For those of us who need a few more coats (and a little more help!), this one can be tricky to work with.
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What are your favorite eyeshadow colors to wear? What shades do you love?
I love wearing golds and greens–those are definitely the two that I always reach for.
Urban Decay Holiday 2009 Collection/Offerings
As per usual, Urban Decay doesn’t disappoint with an early release of some very delectable holiday offerings!
24/7 Super Stash ($36.00)
- Five Existing Shades: Zero, Graffiti, Ransom, Rockstar, Stash
- Four New Shades: Corrupt (chocolate-brown with sparkle), Binge (navy), Eldorado (golden), and Oil Slick (black with glitter)
Book of Shadows Vol. 2 ($48.00)
- Seven New Shades: AC/DC (dark purple), Nylon (brown sparkle), Mushroom (gunmetal with taupe shift), Sphynx (pink w/glitter), Jinx (bright blue), Homegrown (bright green), Misdemeanor (dark teal)
- Nine Existing Shades: Perversion, Sellout, Gunmetal, Ecstasy, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Twice Baked, Half Baked, Flipside, YDK
- Also included are must-have travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in best-sellers Zero and Bourbon, AND a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion in a new curvy bottle!
Apocalyptic Nail Kit ($26.00)
- White Widow (white sparkle)
- Gunmetal (gunmetal sparkle)
- Apocalypse (black-purple)
- Grunge (metallic peacock)
- Meltdown (royal purple)
- Big Bang (sparkling hot pink)
- Fbomb (true red)
Show Pony Shadow Box ($30.00)
- Snatch (peachy-pink with glitter) (NEW)
- Mildew (deep green)
- Flash (electric purple)
- Painkiller (turquoise shimmer) (NEW)
- Smog (deep bronze)
- Toasted (copper)
- 24/7 Eye Pencil Zero (black)
- Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Smoke Out Kit ($34.00)
- Sweet Lucy Blacks/greys
Yerba Deep greens
Urban Decay Rocks ($18.00)
More sophisticated than “body bling”, these resplendent crystals come in a variety of 24 silver, gold, and iridescent stones. Use just one in the inner or outer corner of your eyes, try a smattering of different stones on one cheek, or ghetto-fabu-lize your nails. Get creative!
Availability: Secret Stash, Book of Shadows Vol. 2, Show Pony Shadow Box can be purchased at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s West locations. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com. Apocalyptic Nail Kit can be purchased at Sephora and select Macy’s. Or, online at sephora.com, macys.com and urbandecay.com. Urban Decay Rocks! Available for $18 at select Macy’s West locations. Or, online at macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.
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If you were using Make Up For Ever #159 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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