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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Colored Lashes

Benefit BADgal Plum ($19.00) will help warm up eyes! You can see me using it here. I definitely prefer plum over brown for more natural-looking lashes, too! BADgal is a reliable mascara formula that gives some length, average thickening, but it doesn’t clump up easily (which is always a huge plus in my book).

Urban Decay Big Fatty ($17.00) is available in several different shades–from Electric Blue to Purple Haze. Use colored mascaras to help bring out different colors in your eyes. Big Fatty has a larger-sized brush, so for those of you who aren’t used to it, you may find it a little difficult to adjust to at first. However, I’ve found UD’s colored mascaras to work better than the average one, so it’s worth trying out.

Laura Gellar Line & Define ($20.00) is more than a mascara, actually, with one side meant to line and the other side is a mascara wand. There are five shades available, with New Navy being my personal top pick as it really makes your eyes appear whiter.

Givenchy Eye Fly Lash Extender ($24.00) comes in a gorgeous indigo blue called Fly in Blue, as well as a fun violet shade called Fly in Violet. It’s a little on the pricey side, but it gets the job done well. I particularly like the lengthening it gives me.

YSL Everlong ($26.50) comes in lots of fun colors, and the brush is really spectacular. There are just so many bristles on this baby that it really helps coat every lash.

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 post on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening.

What are your favorite colored mascaras?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Moon River Mineralize Blush Duo!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Moon River Mineralize Blush Duo from very limited edition MAC Grand DUos Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Are you planning to get anything from MAC’s Grand Duos collection? Did you already order online?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m waiting for my order to come — ordered all six! It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow, but I’m not sure anyone will be here to sign! Sigh! You know it’ll come as soon as there’s nobody here :P
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Chanel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection

From elegant monte carlo to the seaside of Deauville, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite resort destinations are re-imagined in the Chanel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection. Cool corals, sun-soaked reds, sandy-pink beiges, lush peaches and shimmering coppers with a touch of rose define this summer’s vibrant beauty.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder (Limited Edition)
A quartet of complementary shades – bronze, copper, pink and pale beige — delivers a subtle, natural glow.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Precious Bronzing Loose Powder (Limited Edition)
Lightweight powder formula gives skin a naturally beautiful, sun-kissed look.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
Light cream-gel bronzing formula allows you to smooth on the perfect shade of tan, while the velvety finish leaves your skin glowing.

Lips

Accent warm bronzed skin with juicy berry tones and gleaming sheer shades using AQUALUMIÈRE Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 in Ischia (rose violet), Lipari (strawberry), Porto Rotondo (red), Salina (beige), Panarea (brown) and Monte-Carlo (red coral) — or AQUALUMIÈRE GLOSS in Cherry Blossom (cerise), Tangerine Dream (coral) and Ginger Shimmer (copper gold). Saturate lips in long-lasting colour with ROUGE DOUBLE INTENSITÉ Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Rose Agate (pink-brown).

Eyes

Discreetly highlighting summer’s best-dressed eyes: four pyramids of shimmering colour with eye-catching, three-dimensional effects. Each shade in LUMIÈRE FACETTES Iridescent Effects Eyes In Plein Soleil can be worn individually, in complementary pairs, or in striking contrast. Or, for a long-lasting iridescent finish, adorn lids with OMBRE D’EAU Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Seashore (copper rose).

Face

Add a flush of warmth to cheeks with JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in In Love (coral).

Nails

Drench nails in exuberant accents of the summer season with LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Orange Fizz (coral) and Golden Sand (copper).

Availability: April 2009 on-counter. Currently available on Chanel’s website — just go to individual product categories and you’ll find the new shades!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Dior Cristal Collection Summer 2009

Dior’s iconic watches helped inspire this playful collection of radiant berries, corals and pinks. Running the gamut from edgy to sweet, the striking colors of the Cristal collection capture the fresh, flushed look of summer.

Dior Cristal Shine ($60.00)
Featuring a lip balm, lip gloss and mini lip brush in a chic reflective case, this funky charm is available in two shade duos: Cristal Coral and Cristal Pink.
Availability: Cristal Coral (Sephora Exclusive), Cristal Pink (Department Stores Exclusive)

Collection

  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Electric Lights #259 ($56.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Pearly Lilac #129 (Neiman Marcus Exclusive) ($56.00)
  • Diorshow Iconic Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black ($27.00)
  • Diorskin Shimmer Powder in Pop Diamond #004 ($43.00)
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow ($28.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Designer Coral #154 (Speciality Exclusive) ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Artist Pink #374 ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Sketch Pink #86 4($26.00)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Nylon Pink #377 ($25.50)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Vinyl Coral #647 (Specialty Stores) ($25.50)
  • DiorKiss in Grenadine Syrup #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Blackcurrant Cream #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Strawberry Smoothie #851 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Diorskin Nude Loose Powder in Rosy Bronze #052 (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($45.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Sweet Orange #334 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Bubble Gum #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Purple Candy #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)

Availability: May 2009

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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