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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Laura Mercier First Blush Collection for Spring 2009

First Blush Face Palette ($55.00)
Laura Mercier’s new limited-edition First Blush Face Palette conveniently offers everything you need to create a soft, romantic look. Two gorgeous cheek colors give cheeks a flushed glow in Blushing Peach or Blushing Pink. Lips look natural yet perfectly feminine in Flushed, Natural or Naked, while eyes look neutral and pretty in Granite, Tawny Apricot and Buff.

First Blush Mini Brush Set ($50.00)
Laura Mercier’s new First Blush Mini Brush Set makes it simple to accommodate your early spring essentials with this soft pink cosmetic bag complete with all the brushes you need to achieve romantic eyes, cheeks and lips. The First Blush Mini Brush Set contains a mini Cheek Colour Brush, Angled Eye Colour Brush and Pull-Apart Lip Colour Brush. A perfect companion to the First Blush Face Palette.

Lip Plumpers ($30.00)
Pink Pearl, Rose Flush, and Peach Glow

Nail Lacquers ($15.00)
Nude Peach and Sheer Kiss

Available: Now at Nordstrom’s!  It was also available in-store at Neiman Marcus.

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See a photo of the brush setContinue reading →

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Thanks for reader Sheena for giving us the scoop on this! Nordstrom is offering a huge GWP with any $85 beauty or fragrance purchase. It’s good online OR in-store! :)

Shiseido Facial Cotton (4 sheets)
Lancome Renergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Superior Lifting Cream SPF 15 (0.06 oz.)
Lancome Renergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Superior Firming Night Cream (0.06 oz.)
Kinerase Extreme Lift Face (0.24 oz.)
Lippmann Collection “The Stripper to Go” Nail Lacquer Remover Figner Mitt
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Glee (0.02 oz.)
ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 (0.13 oz.)
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel (0.1 oz.)
L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream (0.28 oz.)
Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes (0.1 oz.)
True Religion Eau de Parfum Spray for Her (0.05 oz.)
Prada Infusion d’Homme Eau de Toilette Spray for Him (0.05 oz.)
Philosophy Amazing Grace Body Emulsion (0.5 oz.)
Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion Eau de Toilette Spray for Her (0.06 oz.)
Clinique High Impact Mascara (0.06 oz.)
Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry (0.21 oz.)
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum for Her (0.05 oz.)

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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… TINTED MOISTURIZER!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($17.00) is a to-be-launched product for the brand this spring.  From what the Urban Decay makeup artist could tell me, it would be out in February. My nearest Urban Decay counter was actually having an event on the 14th for the new launches.  Sin is very much like the original and beloved UDPP in its texture and formula, but the way it appears is different.  Sin is a shimmery champagne base rather than the translucent, matte base of the original UDPP.

I do feel like Sin grabs color better, especially when they’re shimmery shades.  I tend to use more shimmer shadows than matte ones, so Sin may work better for me than the original UDPP.  Even when I do use mattes, I often mix them with shimmer-based shadows, so Sin would still work well in that instance.  What is also nice about this base is its visibility, which allows you to wear it on its lonesome for a quick wash of shimmer.  Hey, in a pinch, you could even use a little bit as a highlighter (brow or face), because you can sheer it out and make it look less intense if necessary.

I definitely recommend checking this product out when it officially launches!  Urban Decay picked the right way to follow-up UDPP by choosing Sin, such a complementary shade for most skintones.

See a swatch of the new UDPP in Sin! Continue reading →

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Be sure to discuss the results of these categories in the comments! I’m eager to hear how much you agree with the results, or if you feel like the winner was not deserving at all!

Best Lipstick of 2008
Best Foundation of 2008
Best Face Primer of 2008
Best Facial Moisturizer of 2008
Best Makeup Remover of 2008
Best Body Scrub of 2008

MAC Lipstick is *THE* lipstick to own with a commanding 44% of votes to nail first place. MAC’s new Cremesheen lipsticks were in second place with 25% of votes. NARS Lipstick, despite being voted some of the worst lipsticks in a recent Hit List post on Temptalia, took third place with 9% of votes.

Find out the rest of the winners! Continue reading →

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Live video tutorial for the bright look featured earlier today… And yay, it showed up in HD :) Which is just a little scary, LOL.