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Good Girl / Bad Girl Kit ($29.50)
From the glam labs of Too Faced comes this beauty kit that celebrates both extremes of your persona. Feeling a little naughty? Then transform yourself into a seductress with the ‘Bad Girl’ palette of sexy jewel-toned shades! Is your inner saint clamoring to get out? Then go naturally nude with the ‘Good Girl’ collection of toasty caramels and sugary beiges. Each palette features three shadows and three glosses. Finally, a makeup option to help your inner attitude bust out!
What makes it worth it: I was swatching this a few times at Sephora, and wow, you really do get amazing shadow pay off in this kit. I was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness of the shadows as well as how lovely the shades turned out on the skin. The glosses weren’t bad, but they didn’t wow me as much as the shadows do (I expect most glosses to be decent in a palette, even if annoying to apply). I think the packaging is adorable, and I love the good girl/bad girl aspect of the dual-sided palette. I like that they include brushes on the side for your application needs, too. I think this is an excellent kit for the price, and it would make a lovely stocking stuffer or gift for a gal pal.
Why you might pass on it: If you aren’t a palette fan, then this obviously isn’t for you. Otherwise, there’s no reason not to get it!
Find this product at Too Faced locations, www.toofaced.com, and www.nordstrom.com.
Sisters are absolutely precious, and it helps even more that they’re of our like gender–it makes them easier to shop for… at least beauty wise! As much as we’d love to get our boys addicted to skilled skin regimens, we often fail, but we can convince our marvelous younger sister to invest in an acne treatment or introduce our older sister to the bliss of anti-aging products.
No matter what your sister is like, we have some amazing products in store for her this season!
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When you wear your jeans, you wear your own legend. The legend of jeans was built by those who have worn them — everyone from cowboys, Indians and gold miners to Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Brigitte Bardot and the Rolling Stones — not to mention Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and so many others. Jeans may be a uniform, but they are unique on everyone!
These trousers made of denim that all of us eternal adolescents try to get into year after year are more than just a garment; they are an accessory that lets us feel at ease and change our look quickly. What if the 15 minutes of fame Warhol promised all of us were right there on our legs? What could be more flattering and essential to us than our favourite jeans, no matter what the style or label? They not only cover our bodies, but also reveal our fantasies when they are embroidered, patched, bleached, dyed or customised to create something unique.
Denim can be streetwise, chic, basic, sophisticated, masculine, sexy and more. This symbol of rebellion gets you moving — to its own beat. For the spring-summer 2008 Givenchy Le Makeup collection, I wanted to pay homage to this companion that has the elegance to age along with us, this paradoxical fabric that, even though it has been elevated to “Couture” status, remains faithful to us and helps us express ourselves. It is the ultimate “made-to-measure” product, since it adapts to every figure. Like the pioneers of the Wild West or elegant Parisians, your days and nights will be filled with the spirit of DENIM FETICHE.
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You’ll find THE GUERLAIN WOMAN everywhere you least expect her. Playful, she doesn’t hesitate to mix classical with contemporary styles. Cultured, she never misses the latest art exhibit, concert and new novel. Gourmet and passionate, she’s a real connoisseur of fine food and drinks. She is totally alive, in every way. She works. She plays. She travels. She has brunch at the Bosco Cafe in Moscow, strolls along the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, shops on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, relaxes at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, dines in London’s Mayfair district and yet, when she finds herself at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan, she’s still dazzled.
Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow($57.00)
- 400 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
- 440 Corail Ambre
- 460 Rose Boise
- 461 Violette du Soir
- 480 Perle d’Argent
- 481 Bronze Dore
- 490 Cendrillon Cendre
KissKiss Stick Gloss ($28.00)
- 964 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
- 960 Candy Pink
- 961 Cherry Pink
- 962 Grape Juice
- 963 Berry Pink
- 940 Vanilla Beige
- 941 Brown Toffee
- 942 Mango Fizz
- 920 Jelly Red
Available: February 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Sephora.
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What makeup are you wearing right now? What’s your look/face of the day?
At this very moment, nothing but Olay Complete SPF15, because I’m about to go for a jog and only woke up a short while ago. No makeup needed for a run in the park!
ESTEE MORE THAN MASCARA ($21.00)
For more defined, more conditioned, more beautiful lashes. Get intense definition–for immensely expressive eyes. Get more black impact–shade “More Black” with advanced pigment technology creates the deepest jet black. Exclusive Moisture-Binding formula defines and conditions with two moisturizers for smooth, silky-soft lashes that are never flaky, never brittle. Unique hollow-bristle brush wraps each lash in luxurious color that brings out the beauty deep within your eyes. Why settle for less, when you can have more? Fragrance free. Ophthalmologist-tested.
- Applicator: Small to medium sized brush with densely packed bristles that comes to a point at the end.
- Clumping: Lashes do clump a touch, so you might want to have a disposable mascara wand to run through your lashes in-between the second and third coat to ensure separation.
- Curl: Doesn’t naturally add curl, but it holds one well.
- Ease: Quite easy to apply given the smaller nature of the wand, which allows for more precision to get to harder to reach lashes on the inner area and the lower lashes.
- Length: This mascara definitely delivers on the lengthening promise, because my lashes were definitely getting to that sky-high level that I love.
- Thickening: My lashes appeared a bit thicker, but not overly so, which is mostly good. I wouldn’t want them to be too thick if it meant I’d risk sparseness instead.
- Volume: Some volume, but not a ton. There’s a bit of an illusion of volume because of how black this mascara is, though!
- Best: Who doesn’t love a super rich black mascara? This is a moisture-binding mascara, which means your lashes don’t feel brittle at all–love that. I also liked the length I got out of three coats!
- Worst: It would have been nice to see a bit more volume overall, but I’m not disappointed in this mascara at all.