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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

She used…

Eyes: Spiced Chocolate Quad, UD 24/7 Bourbon Eye Liner, Plushlash Mascara

Cheeks: Sunbasque blush

Lips: Plastique lipstick, Pinkarat Lustreglass

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Urban Decay Holiday 2008

Sustainable Shadow Box ($36.00)

  • Eyeshadow brush and mirror
  • Mini Eyeshadow Primer Portion
  • Eyeshadows in: YDK/Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Flipside/Flash, Grifter/Oil Slick, Uzi/Kiddie Pool, Twice Baked/Half Baked

Urban Essentials ($39.00)

  • Two eyeshadows (Midnight Cowboy and Goddess)
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Super Size

24/7 Pencil Sets

  • VIP
  • Velvet Rope

Best of Urban Sets ($32.00)

  • Baked includes Half Baked eyeshadow, Baked Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size, Bourbon 24/7 Liner
  • Spandex includes Uzi eyeshadow and Spandex Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size, Zero 24/7 Liner

Book of Shadows Palette ($45.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

  • 9 best-selling eyeshadows: Last Call, Grifter, Baked, Smog, Roach, Midnight Cowboy,
    Goddess, Shattered and Perversion.
  • 7 exclusive eyeshadows: Mayhem (deep purple), Sidecar (bronze
    sparkle), Gridlock (medium brown), Scandal (peachy-pink), Absinthe (electric green), Protest (dark green) and Shakedown (Shimmering Taupe).
  • 2 cruelty-free brushes (crease and eyeshadow)
  • Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Set ($36.00)

  • Glam Rock
  • Stage Dive
  • Metalhead (Exclusive)

Poison Ring ($50.00)

  • XXX Shine Cooling Lip Gloss in Guys Betsey, Naked, and Heatherette
  • Peridot Stone

Availability: Some items available now, some will debut later this season at select Macy’s West locations. Or online at macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Survey Says

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

This is a “column” I used to have in my old, old online magazine from years ago, but people seemed to like it then, so let’s try it… beauty-style!

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

Name: [answer]
Last beauty-related purchase: [answer]
What eye product last caught your eye: [answer]
Best product you’ve tried in the past two weeks: [answer]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Julie Hewett Film Noir Sheer Lipstick ($22.50) is one way to take the dark lip trend for fall into a subtler, day time/work appropriate lip. Film Noir might look bold in the sleek, classy gold tube, but on the lips its a sheer touch of reddish berry — very, very subtle. Perfect for someone looking to start wearing deeper colors!

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup remover do you use? Oil-based, wipe? Is it a face cleanser that does double-duty?

Thanks to CG for the question!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara

Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara ($28.00) recently debuted as part of their winter launch (Smoky Eyes).

Let me first say that it is important to master the correct application technique. Chanel has set-up a special website devoted to their newest mascara, which I did find helpful. But to summarize, you apply by twirling the wand and then pulling upwards to the tips of your lashes. It’s not the wiggle method! So Chanel has done a pretty good job of creating buzz and hype and anticipation over this mascara because samples were made via Allure’s beauty program (I’m not part of it, so I don’t know anything about it, other than a ton of Allure readers got samples of this mascara!). Overall response has been raves–the point of contention being the price.

Let me tell you about the pros, the cons… Continue reading →