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Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara for Winter 2009
This winter, Bobbi Brown will launch Extreme Party Mascara, which is a mascara designed to give you intense, dramatic lashes. It will be available in just one color — Black, when it launches in October.
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Bobbi Brown Goes Green for Fall
Bobbi Brown Bash Metallic Eyeshadow ($20.00) is one of three eyeshadows featured as part of Bobbi Brown’s Ivy League Collection for the fall season. Bash is a glimmering shade of deep forest green with gold-green flecks of shimmer sheen.
The shade itself has a metallic-frost sheen, and the color is intense without being too bold or dark (and thus looking more black-green than like a green). It’s even prettier when layered over Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Eyeliner, actually! It turns it into a darker, fiercer green.
- Product: 9/10
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 8/10
- Packaging: 8/10
Recommendation: If you’re a green fiend like I am, this is definitely a must-have forest green. It’s vivid without leaning too green nor too black, and it has just enough shimmer and gold sheen to make it easy to blend and use.
Availability: Nordstrom, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com
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On Display Lipglass
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection: Lipstick & Lipglass Lip Swatches
As I promised, here are lip swatches for all of the lipsticks and lipglasses released with MAC’s latest collection. I have to say that I don’t like any of the lipsticks on me! I don’t think they’re suitable to my coloring, or else the shades are just too blah. Front Lit is like Bubbles lipstick – lots of shimmer, and it’s one of those shades you use more for layering than to wear alone or to add color (instead, it adds shimmer). The lipglasses were definitely better, but my favorites remain as On Display and New Spirit lipglasses.
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Twilight Beauty: Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight
Availability: September 2009.
The Twilight beauty franchise has been separated into two lines. Volturi Twilight, named for a ruling vampire clan in the “Twilight” series, is aimed largely at teens and is launching the middle of next month at Hot Topic, Torrid and Ulta. Luna Twilight, a play on the moon themes in “Twilight,” is targeting older girls and teenagers’ mothers and is launching in the middle of next month at Nordstrom and Dillard’s. DuWop is also a part of the Twilight initiative and has introduced the lip stain Twilight Venom for $16 on Sephora.com. Prices for Volturi’s 21 stockkeeping units run from $9 to $19, and prices for Luna’s 35 sku’s are $18 to $34. — WWD
How do you feel about a movie/book franchise pairing up with a major beauty firm?
Do you think it’s cheesy? Would you buy it (assuming you’re a fan of Twilight)?
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What’s your current skincare regimen? What do you use in the morning/evening?
In the AM, I use Mario Badescu cleanser followed by Cosmedix moisturizer. In the PM, I use Darphin Waterily cleanser, NARS toner, Korres Olive & Rye moisturizer.
Thanks to reader MC for today’s question!
Full of Fuchsia, Artistic License Technakohls
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection: Technakohls
With five shades of technakohls to choose from, the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection has you covered.
- Full of Fuchsia is a fuchsia-purple with icy fuchsia sheen. It reminded me of a very intense Pink Pearl pigment. It’s not quite as bright as Brash & Bold pigment, but they are a bit similar.
- Artistic License is a just-less-than electric blue with an aqua-green tone.
- Obviously Orange is a pop of medium-bright orange. It’s not neon orange, and it’s not rusty or coppery either. Compared to Colour Matters, this one has a much more noticeable shimmer/frost to it–kind of a golden shimmer.
- Colour Matters is a satiny chartreuse shade. It looks nearly the same as True Chartreuse pigment does, just in technakohl liner. Since I’m lazy at heart, I am pleased to see it in technakohl form (even though, if you’re on a budget, you could use the pigment form to create your own liner).
- Product: 8/10
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
Recommendation: I think the technakohls were my favorite part of the launch — just great to see new, not-yet-done shades of the technakohl family be released. I recommend all of the shades, though I’m partial to Colour Matters and Artistic License.
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