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Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless: Facade Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Facade Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “taupe beige.” It’s a medium-dark taupe–it’s a mix of beige, gray, and brown–with a cream finish. The glossiness of traditional gloss is very apparent, but it’s opaque in color like you’d expect from a full coverage lipstick. Like many Illamasqua colors, it’s not your typical “nude,” but it can work as such.  When I was trying to think of a dupe for it, nothing was coming to mind–not a gloss or a lipstick; MAC Our Pick was the closest, but it’s warmer.

In my experience, Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss is opaque, long-wearing, non-sticky, and scent- and taste-free. Facade doesn’t last as long as a lot of the other shades I’ve tried within the range, but it does last four hours (and it’s not marketed as a long-wearing gloss).

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Façade

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This Week’s Sales for November 7, 2011

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  • GILT:  Bobbi Brown (11/09)
  • HAUTELOOK:  LORAC (11/7), Juice Beauty (11/8), GLOSS Moderne (11/9)
  • IDEELI:  —
  • EBATES:  Lancome (14%), The Body Shop (10%), Pur Minerals (10%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • Rue La Laghd (11/7)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:  20% off with code 20HOLIDAY11, expires 11/27.
  • BEAUTY.COM: New Customers – get $5 off $35 or $10 off $70 on your first Beauty.com order, expires 1/1/12.  Get a free Issa London Designer Bag + deluxe samples ($175 value!) with your $100 order, while supplies last — link.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150. Friends & Family Event: save 20% off fashion (10% off electronics) with code FANDF, plus free standard shipping with code FREESHIP11, expires 11/13.
  • BLISS:  Free gift with $135+ purchase with code HOLIDAY11, expires 12/31.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Free long-wear cream shadow in Suede + free shipping with $65+ purchase with code SUEDE9, expires 12/21 (one time use).  Free shimmer lip gloss in Glacier + free shipping on $65+ orders with code GLACIER9, expires 12/21 (one time use).
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free All About Eyes mini with $30+ orders with code LIDS, available while supplies last.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 12/31.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free sample of Regenessence Youth Regenerator with any purchase, no code necessary, expires 12/1. Free standard shipping, free gift wrap, samples of Aqua di Gioia and Eyes to Kill Stretch with $75+ purchase with code GAHOLIDAY2, expires 11/12.
  • KERASTASE:  Free deluxe sample of best selling Elixir Ultime with $68+ purchase, expires 1/1/12.
  • KIEHLS:  Receive 3 deluxe samples with $50+ order with code KIEHLSDAY, expires 11/13.  Orders of $85+ will also receive a 2.5 oz. Hand Salve.
  • LANCOME: Receive four-piece sample plus free shipping with $45+ orders with code NOVLAN, expires 11/30.
  • MOLTON BROWN: 2 x free 100ml SHOWER GELS on orders over £40 with code TAKETWO, expires 11/23.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.  Half-yearly sale for women and kids starts 11/2.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary, expires 12/3.1  Free shipping + Ginger Rush (15ml) with $30+ purchase with code GINGER, expires 11/30.
  • PHILOSOPHY:  10% off with code PHILOPINK, expires 11/1.  10% off with code FRIENDS< expires 12/31.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR.  Free shipping on any order now through 12/31.
  • SEPHORA:   Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel for $10.  Clean mini trio for $15.  Free Bare Escentuals Lip Color with any $25+ purchase with code CONFIDENCE.  Free YSL Toning & Cleansing Water with $25+ purchase with code YSLCLEANSE.  Free Bare Escentuals mascara with $25+ purchase with code FLAWLESS.  Free YSL Faux Cils Mascara sample with $25+ purchase with code FAUXCILS.  Free Shiseido Mascara sample with $25+ purchase with code PERFECT.  Free deluxe Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment sample with any purchase with code CLEAR, expires 11/6. Free Bobbi Brown Eye Cream with any $25+ purchase with code BOBBIEYE.  Free Clinique Acne Treatment sample with $25+ purchase (BI) with code ACNE.  Free Murad cleanser sample with $25+ order with code CLEANSE.  Free Super by Perricone Hydrator sample with code SUPER.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: 20% off any order with code G2GWIN, expires 11/7.
  • TARTE: 10% off for new customers with code GGA, expires 12/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Buy 2, get 1 free (entire store), expires 11/19.
  • ULTA:  Free shipping on $25+ orders, no code necessary, expires 12/24.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. 5 YSL fragrance samples and free shipping on $75+ order with code FRAGRANCE10, expires 12/31.

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Items of Intrigue, Vol. 008

Items of Intrigue, Vol. 008

I love, love learning about what products grab your attention! It helps me figure out what I should spend time reviewing (and what NOT to!). Here are five things that have caught my attention recently…

  • NARS Kudoku Kabuki Lip Set ($125.00) is a limited edition holiday set that combines art and beauty; it’s certainly something to buy more as a keepsake than as a really practical way to wear lip color.
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow ($24.00) look really fun and the design kind of reminds me of the Chroma Eyeshadows MAC did eons ago (which I have no experience with; I have only seen photos of them!).
  • Laura Mercier Rose Rednezvous Face Illuminator ($42.00) looks gorgeous in the pan, and I’m wondering ho wmuch of that metallic sheen goes through the product or if a lot of it is just an overlay.
  • Make Up For Ever Highline Palette ($45.00) looks like a fun fall palette! I’m curious to see how the quad packaging functions.
  • Sachajuan Volume Powder ($32.00) is a powder-based spray to help give volume but also seems to act a bit like a dry shampoo? Hmm. Has anyone tried this?

What beauty products have intrigued you lately?

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