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Too Faced Holiday 2011 Collection


Too Faced Holiday 2011 Collection

Sephora.com also has an early preview of Too Faced’s holiday offerings–they’re not yet available for purchase, but at least we know what’s coming! (Thanks to Lisa for the tip!)

Sweet Dreams Makeup Collection ($52.00) (Sephora Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

This dreamy set features 15 pigment-drenched ethereal shadows, a full-size Shadow Insurance primer for crease-proof, long-wearing benefits, two beautiful blushes, a sunny bronzer, and a warm, golden highlighter for the flawless complexion. Thanks to Too Faced, dreams really do come true. 15 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in The Buff, Peach Fuzz, Copper Peony, Teddy Bear, Lovey Dovey, Satin Sheets, Cut The Cake, Party Girl, Nice Ash, Smolder, Honeymoon, Label Whore, Nice Stems!, Cap A Teal, First Dance, 0.14 oz Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, 0.14 oz Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder, 2 x 0.08 oz Blush in Cocoa Rose, Sweet Pink, 0.35 oz Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer, Signature step-by-step instruction cards

In Your Dreams Makeup Collection ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

This playful palette offers nine eye shadows, three blushes, and three lip shades that can be combined to create three distinct looks: “Natural Beauty,” “Feminine Flirty,” or “Seductively Smokey.” Featured step-by-step face charts make application fun and simple. 9 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in Silk Stockings, La Cage, Rapture, Pink Peacock, Swing, Fishnet, Full Moon, Dream On, Seduce, 3 x 0.15 oz Blush in Wanna Play?, Girly Show, You Hold The Key, 3 x 0.02 oz Lip Gloss in Give It Up, Pink Ice, Heart On

Beautiful Dreamer Makeup Collection ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

This six-piece set features two limited-edition mirrored compacts, Shadow Insurance Candlelight for crease-proof, fade-proof intense color pay-off with a subtle warm shimmer, a full-size Lashgasm mascara, and a full-size lip gloss in a sexy, crystal pink, all packaged in a pretty pink bag fit for a princess. 0.26 oz Sun Bunny Bronzing Powder & Who’s Your Poppy Blush Duo, 0.35 oz Eye Shadow Collection in Teddy Bear, Blonde Ambition, Totally Toasted, Satin Sheets, 0.17 oz Shadow Insurance in Candlelight, 0.56 oz Pink Swan Lip Gloss, 0.4 oz Lashgasm Mascara, Pink Zip Cosmetic Case

Glamour to Go Dream Edition ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

This feminine, vintage-inspired palette holds eight versatile eye shadows in the top compartment, and one silky, shiny lip gloss, a bestselling bronzer, and soft, sheer blush in the slide-out drawer below.

availability: Holiday 2011

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Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Launches


Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Launches

Sephora.com has an early preview of Urban Decay’s holiday offerings–they’re not yet available for purchase, but at least we know what’s coming!

Mariposa Palette ($39.00) (Sephora Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

This palette mixes never-boring neutrals with sexy hits of shimmer and sparkle, and signature UD brights that truly explode. Just sweep them on, fast and easy, with the enclosed travel-size cruelty-free eye shadow brush. These shadows are laid out in color-coordinated quadrants (sets of four) that look amazing when worn together and can also be used as a starting point for creating your own color combinations. Housed in a gunmetal tin that displays a striking butterfly and an embossed UD icon, this assortment is perfect for everyone. 10×0.03 oz. eyeshadows plus travel-sized eyeshadow brush.

  • Rockstar Deep purple
  • Gunmetal Gunmetal gray with silver glitter
  • Skimp Ivory peach sheen
  • Infamous Magenta sheen
  • Wreckage Taupe shimmer
  • Haight Dark teal with shimmer
  • Money Pale silvery green shimmer
  • Mushroom Steel gray shimmer
  • Spotlight Golden tan shimmer
  • Limelight Gold shimmer

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size Set ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Each set contain 5 x 0.03 oz. pencils.

  • Naked Includes Zero, Demolition, Bourbon, Underground, and Stray Dog
  • Electric Includes Perversion, Ransom, Woodstock, Radium, and Junkie

24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil Stash ($34.00)

  • Includes Delinquent, Rehab, Juju, Sin, and Clash.

availability: Holiday 2011

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OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer


OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer

OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer

In a very unlikely hue for fall, OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) nevertheless makes its debut in OCC’s Pretty Boy Collection. Given that fall launches start rolling out halfway through our real summer, this beautiful blue is still quite welcome. It’s described simply as a “creme blue.” It’s not quite neon, but it’s not a softer, robin’s egg blue either. There’s a vibrancy in the hue that borders on cyan but still it is tempered by the creaminess of the color overall. It’s more like a sky blue with a hint of aqua in it. I think the yellow tones of my skin make it appear less sky blue–perhaps in cooler skintones you’ll find the blue tones are pulled out of it more.

The formula on this particular shade wasn’t perfect–it was on the thicker side, and with a color like this, you definitely need two coats. The first coat always looks uneven and almost streaky, but the second coat turns it into near perfection. I found that a thinner primary coat followed by a regular (but with the consistency of the formula, still thick) coat, which spread and flowed over the nail to give it a smooth look with nearly opaque color coverage.

OCC Pool Boy Nail Lacquer

B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
84%
Total

bareMinerals The Dream Sequence Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Dream Sequence Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Dream Sequence Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Dream Sequence Eyeshadow Quad

Slated for an early October release, bareMinerals is launching several pressed eyeshadow quads, including The Dream Sequence ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.), which features four shades: 500 Thread Count, Romp, Boudoir, and Nightcap. bareMinerals’ pressed eyeshadow formula contains SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that gives the shadow a “creamy, silky smooth” texture with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color.” It’s supposed to be long-wearing whether worn alone or with primer–you shouldn’t see any creasing or fading. I’ve tested various combinations of shades from the duos and quads, and I’ve happily achieved ten hours of solid wear without a primer underneath. For a review of the packaging, please read my original review.

500 Thread Count is a pale beige with a soft frosted finish. It has a really dense, buttery texture that’s almost more like a cream than a powder. The color payoff is excellent, and I love having such high pigmentation in neutral shades, which sometimes go on sheer. MAC Creamy Bisque is a touch lighter, while Urban Decay Skimp is a touch darker. It is rather close to bareMinerals Chance but warmer and with a frosted finish.

Romp is a plummy mauve with a brownish metallic finish. The texture is really soft and smooth with good color payoff. The shade itself is browner than MAC Azuki Bean and theBalm Curvy Cami. It is similar to MAC Tendersmoke but a bit darker.

Boudoir is an iridescent fuchsia-purple with a frosted finish. The texture was soft and smooth, and the pigmentation was good overall though not as dense as I’d like it to be (ideally–I am being nit picky here). I’m fond of this kind of color, but it is a shade that a lot of brands have put out, so you might have something similar in your stash already.

bareMinerals The Dream Sequence Eyeshadow Quad

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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