This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, May 1st, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, May 1st, 2010

  • NARS Cosmetics is busy adding to their line this week! Say hello to Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatments ($25), Multiple Tints ($38), and Pro Prime (Skin Smoothing Face Prep at $30, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base at $24–exclusively at Sephora).
  • COVERGIRL just announced that the ever-lovely Taylor Swift is now their spokesperson! We’ll see her first ads debut in January 2011.
  • OCC Makeup has created a new shade of Lip Tar in Memento, described as a “beautiful pink shade with plum undertons.” Between now and June 1st, 2010, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase of Memento will be donated to CancerCare.
  • FLIRT! is running a Twitter contest beginning May 2nd for all followers of FLIRT! on Twitter.
  • NUDE is offering a free, full-sized Advanced Soothing Complex with orders over $75.
  • Lancome welcomes Penelope Cruz as the ambassadress for their Tresor fragrance.
  • Mary Kay has launched an initiative of special, limited-edition Creme Lipsticks as part of the 2010 Beauty that Counts initiative. The three shades are Inspiration, Compassion, and Confidence. Between now and September 15th, 2010, Mary Kay will doante $1 from each sale of Beauty That Counts Lipsticks to The Mary Kay Foundation in an effort to end domestic violence. Each retails for $13.
  • AVEDA launches Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair on Monday. It’s designed as a daily leave-in treatment to help repair damage and protect hair from heat styling. According to AVEDA, it’s clinically proven to instantly repair damage by 26%, detangles to protect hair from breakage, helps protect from heat styling, and is safe for color-treated hair.
  • Paul & Joe Beaute have launched Lip Gloss G, described as “a delicious lip gloss with clear, vibrant colors and lasting shine.” Shades include Blossom (bright rose pink), Mon Cheri (look-at-me hot pink), Sheer Bliss (soft coral orange), Tangerine (bright, juicy clear orange), and Maraschino (deep, classic cherry red).
  • Blow Beach Blow ($21) is new and just in time for summer to create “perfect day-at-the-beach style” without the stiff, sticky, or salty feel.
  • Bond No. 9 has created a new fragrance for summer that’s dedicated to vacation hot spot Montauk (and named as such!). It will launch on Memorial Day!

What would you pair with Dior Crush Glow Palette?

If you were using Dior Crush Glow Palette?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

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Quick Reviews: Guerlain Champagne Pearl Kiss Kiss Gloss, La Mer The Hydrating Facial Mask, Urban Decay Razor Sharp Finishing Powder

What are quick reviews? I’m glad you asked!  Quick reviews are products that I just haven’t gotten around to reviewing but either photographed, swatched, and/or tested.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder ($30.00) is a nice, translucent powder to help set your makeup, but I really hated the delivery system. It annoyed me so much that I only used it twice and completely forgot about it. It’s a sponge that goes over the “nozzle” that disperses the powder. It just strikes me as particularly unsanitary, but aside from that, I much prefer a brush for a delicate, soft application. I feel like this presses more product onto the skin than necessary to set, but it can also smudge or over-blend your makeup if you’re not careful. I tried to twist/pry off the whole contraption on top, but to no avail, and thus why it’s taken me three months to review.  Rating:  B- — the product itself is decent, the packaging drives me batty.

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Dior Addict Mauve Accent (886) Ultra Gloss

Dior #886 Ultra Gloss

I bought this one on a whim on my second Sephora order, and of course, had to share photos and swatches with all of you! I reviewed Ultra Gloss earlier this week, so check that out for a full review of the formula and all that. :)

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Recommendation: If love sheer, non-sticky lipgloss, Dior Ultra Gloss is exactly that. And if you don’t mind reapplying every two hours or so, I think you’d really like these.

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Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection

Now available in the UK, Tom Ford’s lipstick collection will debut June 1st in the U.S., with select distribution.

Tom Ford’s take on twelve classic lip colors, from bare nude to fire red to deep brown, re-imagined in a modern and authoritative way. Formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, the luxurious formula has an ultra-creamy texture for an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.

Private Blend Lip Color ($45.00 for 0.10 oz.)

  • Vanilla Suede
  • Blush Nude
  • Warm Sable
  • Pink Dusk
  • Pure Pink
  • Ginger Fawn
  • True Coral
  • Cherry Lush
  • Smoke Red
  • Moroccan Rouge
  • Bruised Plum
  • Black Orchid

Will you indulge in Tom Ford’s latest creation?

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