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.)
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.
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.
Straight-forward bright tropical eye for today! I was originally going to do a BBR look, but when I tried to do something purple using Violet pigment and Top Knot/Deep Shade, it looked a hot mess! I quickly wiped it all off and started over again. My mind went blank as to what kind of look to do, so I went for this oldie!
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply True Chartreuse pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Going Bananas eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Overgrown eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Deep Truth on and drag into crease using the 239. Overlay Deep Truth with Freshwater eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Deep Truth eyeshadow using the 226. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Honey Liner on lower lash line, Urban Decay Graffiti Liner on lower water line, Penultimate liner on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with NARS Super Orgasm blush using the 129. Apply Blow Dry lipstick to lips, and then top with Red Devil lipglass for color and shine.