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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Dior Bronze Collection for Summer 2009

I have to get my greedy paws on the new Harmony Blushes, they are stunning!!  And yes, they swatch prettily, too (I don’t have pics, I just did a drive-by-swatching the other day.)

Dior Bronze Original Tan ($42.00)
Introducing the first bronzing powder that works to improve the skin’s color and quality for a natural-looking, year-round glow. The exclusive Sun Minerals technology blends instantly with the skin while the silky smooth formula provides an easy and flawless application. Available in four shades.

Dior Harmony Blush ($42.00)
A palette of multi-effect shades to sculpt and illuminate the face, featuring new gold Cannage-style detailing and a blendable formula for an easy and flawless application. In two universal and easy-to-wear shade harmonies: Rose Brazilia and Coral Riviera.

Dior Bronze Collagen-Activ Smooth Protection Bronzer ($48.00)
This multi-tasking bronzer features SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage, dark spots and premature aging. The moisturizing formula—available in four shades—instantly smoothes and fills in fine lines to create a firm, flawless complexion.

Dior Bronze Collagen-Activ Sun Protection Plumping Gloss ($30.00)
The first anti-aging lip gloss to simultaneously offer UV protection and enhance natural lip color with a subtle plumping effect. Featuring SPF 10 and a hydrating formula, this must-have gloss comes in one universally-flattering shade.

Available: Now at Nordstrom.com.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Recessionista Friendly: LUSH Night In for Two Kit ($20.00)

LUSH knows times are tough, and everyone’s trying to find more wallet-friendly options. Packed in a cute LUSH box, your kit for skincare-for-two comes with two muslin face clothes (reusable, of course), one full Fresh Face Mask, two Toner Tabs, and two sample sized moisturizers and cleansers. Best part about it? You get to pick the samples you want! Hey, if you’re a little greedy about sharing, you just might want to use this as an opportunity to try out some must-have LUSH products without breaking the bank. (Hello, Angels on Bare Skin, anyone?)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Check out this clip of Bobbi Brown sharing her beauty tips and tricks on Barnes & Noble’s Tagged!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Guerlain Le Rouge G

Le Rouge G ($45.00)

  • Guerlinade
  • Galia
  • Gardenia
  • Gisele
  • Garance
  • Gracieuse
  • Galante
  • Gaby
  • Gaia
  • Gabrielle
  • Gaela
  • Gemma
  • Giulette
  • Georgia
  • Grenade
  • Gentiane
  • Gracia
  • Gil
  • Ginger
  • Giuliana
  • Gina
  • Geisha
  • Gipsy
  • Gala

You can purchase your ultra luxe Guerlain Le Rouge G Lipsticks at Neiman Marcus.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… MINERALIZE EYESHADOWS!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Thick, Dramatic Lashes

MAC Plushlash ($11.00) is my all-time favorite mascara. It’s exactly what it says: plush. I always get ultra black, thick lashes with this mascara. No matter how many mascaras I try, I always end up coming back to Plushlash. I think, ultimately, I might make the switch to Chanel Exceptionnel if it weren’t so pricey (and not 2.5x better than Plushlash). MAC’s Zoomlash is another good one, though I feel it’s a little more prone to clump, though it has the super black color I love.

Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes ($28.00) is one of those new-fangled mascaras, because it has a crazy mascara “wand” which looks more like a spiky ball. This works best without a primer, as when I used it with MAC’s Prep + Prime, I found it smudged.

Dior DiorShow Iconic ($27.00) beats out the original DiorShow for me, because Iconic doesn’t smudge or flake like DiorShow (the original) did for me. DiorShow is a classic mascara, known for its dramatic lengthening, thickening, and ultra rich pigmentation of black.

Lancome Oscillation ($34.00) is a moving mascara. Oscillation doesn’t come cheap, but it really does work well to give you long lashes without clumping them up. It does take several applications to get the hang of it, and you’ll have to figure out what technique works best for you. You can read my full review if you please.

Chanel Exceptionnel ($28.00) is a deliciously luxe formula that gives you incredibly dark, lush lashes with insane length. You can read my review and see how it looks!

CoverGirl Lash Exact ($8.00) is a mascara that really proved drugstore mascaras often are better than high end products. Good level of color richness in the black, plus lengthening and thickening to make your lashes that much more enviable. If you need more volume, check out Volume Exact. (Oh, and I’ve heard good things about LashBlast, though I haven’t personally tried it.)

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

What are your favorite mascaras for thick, dramatic lashes?