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Friday, March 13th, 2009

MAC Colour Ready Collection

Launch Date: April 2nd, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (PRO)
  • Impassioned Amped up fuschsia (Perm)

Eyeshadow ($14.50)

  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Perm)
  • White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Perm)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50)

  • Rapid Black True Black

Eye Brows ($14.50)

  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Perm)

Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Line Filler is a targeted deep wrinkle filler with long term skincare benefits that uses a unique technological breakthrough. Line Filler plumps and smoothes skin and drastically reduces the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. A combination of Gatuline Expression™ and Argireline work together to relax the appearance of facial tension and expression lines, as well as boost the skin’s natural collagen production. Line Filler produces immediate results, but will also help eliminate the appearance of expression lines with continued use. The product is designed to be used under or over makeup and can also be used to touch up throughout the day.

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50)
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is a partial primer designed for use in the T-Zone. This lightweight, oil-free, soy-based emulsion instantly helps minimize visible pores while helping to control excess surface oil and shine. MAC employs High Tech Optics, an advanced technology powder and light diffusers to fill in lines. The result: an invisible, natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish that also helps keep pores clean, clear and unclogged. It mattifies and hides imperfections using advanced powders and microspheres while a Mannose-Phosphate blend gently exfoliates away dead cells giving the skin a more youthful look and silica particles absorb oil. In addition to immediately minimizing pore appearance and shine, 24% experience an increased luminosity and clarity of the skin. Additionally, clinical tests show that over time, the Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone reduces the appearance of clogged pores and shrinks the appearance of pores to nearly two-thirds of its original size.

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00)
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is not your usual translucent powder. With a virtually invisible feather-light, silky colorless application, the powder both reduces shine and maintains radiance due to a finely milled formula of corn starch, silica and micronized mica. Though it was designed to set and stabilize makeup, it can also be worn alone over moisturizer for a natural and radiant complexion. It was also a huge hit backstage during fashion week and was used at nearly every major show including Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka, Stella McCartney, Behnaz Sarafpour, Alberta Ferretti and Giles.

Brush ($34.00)

  • 129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Love Rock Mineralize Blush Duo!

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

Stila Cosmetics for Summer 2009

24 Karat Lip Gloss ($22.00)

  • Vintage Merlot
  • Brilliant Pink
  • Golden Charm
  • Radiant Sunset
  • Precious Coral (Sephora Exclusive)

Charmed Palette ($28.00)

  • Mid-tone copper, warm gold, intense teal, deep burgundy

Golden Noir Smudge Pot ($20.00)

Marigold Convertible Color Duo ($25.00)

  • Combination of golden hues to bronze and highlight

Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 with 24 Karat Gold ($32.00)

Loose Mineral Bronzing Powder with 24 Karat Gold ($34.00)

Mango Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24.00)

Availability: May 2009 at Sephora

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Summer

Clinique High Impact ($14.00) is a “tube” mascara, which means that it isn’t technically waterproof. Instead, it’s heat, sweat, and water resistant so long as it isn’t warm water. Since it isn’t waterproof, it washes off easier than waterproof mascara–just use warm water. You can see me wearing it here.

Maybelline Full ‘n Soft Waterproof ($7.00) gives you soft, full lashes that won’t smudge, flake, or fade away in the hotter summer months. I love this mascara for a more natural lash look, but I always have a tube of the waterproof stuff for those lazy summer days, too.

Prescriptives Here to Stay ($19.50) gives you lots of length, richness in blackness, and it’s designed to last you all day, literally–24 hours. It does a good job of holding up throughout the summer for sure.

L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof ($8.00) gets you summerproofed lashes with lots of volume with wispy, lush lashes. I personally don’t like to wear waterproof mascaras everyday, so I often opt for solid, proven drugstore buys for my waterproof mascaras.

To learn more about or purchase these mascaras, check out Drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com, Prescriptives, and Sephora.com.

Don’t forget to check out our posts on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening, Best Mascaras — Colored mascaras, and Best Mascaras for Natural Looking Lashes.

What are your favorite waterproof formulas?

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

Do you follow makeup tutorials?: [answer]
What are you wearing on your lips RIGHT now?: [answer]
What three products are tempting you these days?: [answer]

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Reader Leslie went for a semi-matte, mossy green eye. She used…

  • MAC Paintpot In Girl Friendly
  • MAC Paintpot In Moss Scape
  • MAC 252 Brush
  • MAC Velvet Moss Velux Eyeshadow
  • MAC Green Smoke Eyeshadow
  • MAC 224 Brush Blending Brush
  • MAC Little Pallet Quad Great For Begginers
  • MAC Nylon
  • MAC Dual Edge Eyeliner In Black Funk
  • MAC Carbon In Waterlinr
  • MAC Vintage Gold Pigment
  • MAC 219 Brush
  • MAC #3 Lashes
  • MAC 134 Brush
  • MAC Studio Fix Nc35
  • MAC Blush Cream In Lune
  • MAC 187 Brush
  • MAC Rich Metal Highlighter Called Female
  • MAC Vanilla Pigment
  • MAC Fafi Iredescent Powder In Belightful
  • MAC Flesh Pot Lipstick Heatherette Collection
  • MAC Bonus Beat Lipglass Heatherette Collection

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