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Do you think anti-aging products work?


  • Sometimes, but never as well as they claim!
    60%, 1,986 Votes
  • Barely!
    21%, 682 Votes
  • No way!
    12%, 402 Votes
  • Yes, definitely!
    6%, 193 Votes
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments!
    1%, 40 Votes

Total Voters: 3,303

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section! 🙂

Thanks to Meme for today’s poll!

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos (2011) vs. In the Groove Mineralize Eyeshadow Trios


From top left: This & That, Sage & Wisdom, Heaven & Earth, Mix & Switch, Pretty & Prim, Thunder & Rain

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos (2011) vs. In the Groove Mineralize Eyeshadow Trios

As speculated in my review, the new duos (which I’m still waiting to get official word on re: release date for in-stores, how long they’ll be available for, etc.) are definitely reincarnations of the trios from In the Groove. Five of the six duos correspond with a trio, while one duo requires taking a shade from two different trios to match–but for the most part, they are all quite similar. All swatches are applied wet (using water to dampen).

  • This & That is a duo that I had to take a shade from two different trios. The ivory side in This & That is warmer than the ivory in Cool, Calm, Collected. The beige side in This & That is indistinguishable from the beige (middle strip) in Making It Easy.
  • Mix & Switch compares closely to Making It Easy. The lighter peach side looks about the same in both. The coppery shade in Mix & Switch is more orange-based than in Making It Easy, which is a little browner and redder.
  • Sage & Wisdom is incredibly similar to Cool, Calm, Collected. I couldn’t tell the difference between the two in terms of color. The darker shade swatches slightly better in Sage & Wisdom than in Cool, Calm, Collected.
  • Heaven & Earth is a near perfect match to Blue My Mind. The blue in Heaven & Earth is slightly more pigmented and looks a little deeper, but they are very much the same, as are the two black shades.
  • Thunder & Rain matches Togetherness well–the purples are indistinguishable from each other, while the silver in Thunder & Rain applies smoother than the one in Togetherness, but the colors are about the same.
  • Pretty & Prim is quite similar to Fresh & Easy. The lighter pink seems a little yellower in Pretty & Prim compared to Fresh & Easy, but the darker berry shade seems the same. I had several readers ask how Pretty & Prim compared to Band of Roses, but the two are from different planets – not at all similar.

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Kenzo L’eau Par Kenzo Wild for Summer 2011


Kenzo L’eau Par Kenzo Wild for Summer 2011

Kenzo introduces two limited edition scents for summer.

L’Eau Par Kenzo Wild Pour Femme ($55.00)

An energetic, sparkling, fresh fragrance. Tangerine and white peach fuse, then unfurl around jasmine petals. A wild, airy, festive fragrance.

L’Eau Par Kenzo Wild Pour Homme ($55.00)

A fresh fragrance with spicy woody notes: vibrant coriander leaves combine with the luminous energy of mint and the elegance of cedar. A new, fresh sparkling scent with a spontaneous and rebellious approach.

availability: Now @ Kenzo

With makeup, it’s an escape – it’s pretty, fun, and drama-free (well, it’s supposed to be!), so I like a product that impresses me on all fronts.  With more affordable brands, sometimes packaging or textures are a little less refined.  At the end of the day, I reach for the best products I own, whether they were $2 or $40.

— Christine

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