Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010


Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010

Essie’s winter 2010 collection creates an aura of mystique with a vision of wintery beauty that is darkly decadent and supremely elegant. Each shade retails for $8.00.

  • Going Incognito Your identity may be secret, but your style and panache are impossible to conceal with this deep emerald green
  • Hot Coco Paint on this tawny sepia and channel the roaring ’20s for a look that’s timelessly flawless
  • Luxedo Suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before
  • Masquerade Belle Fascinating, mysterious and seductive, this black ruby sparks the imagination and inspires intense devotion
  • Silken Cord You’ve got the world on a string with this stunning risqué red wrapped around your fingers
  • Smokin’ Hot Break the rules with this stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame

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MAC’s MAC Me Over Contest – Be the Face of a Fall 2011 Campaign


MAC’s MAC Me Over Contest – Be the Face of a Fall 2011 Campaign

The competition will launch has launched at www.macmeover.com on November 15th, a U.S.-based competition, to find a real-person face for MAC’s fall 2011 color collection.  You will have to be over 18!  To enter, one must submit a photo or video of themselves using the phrase, “MAC me over because…” and completing it with “style, heart, and soul.”  Entries will be accepted through December 20th.  Entries will then go through a judging process led by James Gager.  Six winners will be flown to NYC to be photographed for the campaign, with this image showcased globally.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The M∙A∙C Cosmetics “M∙A∙C Me Over!” contest is sponsored by M∙A∙C Cosmetics. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older as of date of entry. Starts at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 11/15/10 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 12/20/10. For Official Rules, visit www.macmeover.com

“People sometimes have the perception that you can only get crazy, intense makeup from MAC,” said Gager. “But we can also give you the most flattering makeup possible. We wanted to showcase the versatility of the brand, and it sounded like fun to have lots of people tell us why they’d like a MAC makeover. We’re hoping we get entries which truly reflect our creed: all races, all ages, all sexes. This contest isn’t about who is the greatest looking — it is about who has the best style.”

While most MAC projects are “dates, rather than full-time commitments,” quipped Gager, he hopes to make the contest an annual occurrence. — WWD

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Dior Five Golds Eyeshadow Quint

Dior Five Golds Eyeshadow Quint

It has a similar theme as MAC’s Rockers & Reelers Eyeshadow Palette, because both have a lot of metallic-like finishes, but the colors themselves are a bit different. Dior’s metallic quint is closer to neutral, while MAC’s is on the warmer side.

Five Golds includes a dark charcoal gray with a soft silver sparkle; subdued copper-gold with a metallic finish; semi-sheer icy white-gold with a bright shimmer-shine; chocolate bronze with a metallic finish; and a bright, light silver with a high metallic shine. Every shade had rich pigmentation except the lightest white-gold shade, which was on the sheer side, and it also had more of a glittery feel compared to the smoother texture of the other four shades. It looks a lot yellower in the pan than when used, though. The other four shades were true-to-pan in terms of color.

This is probably one of my favorite Dior quints in terms of quality; the shades are smooth, soft without being powdery, and really rich in color. Dior’s eyeshadow quints are always a better value than their singles or duos, though it is still more expensive than Chanel’s eyeshadow quads (but less than Guerlain’s!). Even though the shades are dupeable by other brands, the finish and texture really hit home.

FYI, Sephora lists this as “001” while the back of it does list the name as Five Golds alongside the 001 number.

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This Week’s Sales for November 15th, 2010

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This Week’s Sales for November 15th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK.
  • Benefit: Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115 (excludes Asia). Free shipping with any order of Hello Flawless wide code FLAWLESS, expires 11/15. Free international shipping on $85 orders, use code COVERAGE, expires 11/15.
  • Bliss: Get a free bliss sample-filled tote bag ($200 value) with any purchase of $150+, while supplies last. Get a free Clarisonic travel bag and brush head ($65 value) with any Clarisonic purchase. 30% off fatgirlslim products with code SLIM30, expires 11/19-11/21.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: $65+ orders ship free, no code necessary. Free full-size Copper Penny Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code COPPER9, expires 1/14/11. Free Rockstar Metallic Eyeshadow with $65+ orders with code ROCK9, expires 1/14/11. Free full-size Maghony Ink Gel Eyeliner with $65+ order with code BEST33, expires 1/15/11. Free full-size Cobalt Ink Gel Eyeliner with $65+ orders with code BEST55, expires 12/25/10.
  • Clarins: 20% off and free shipping on all orders with code CLARINSFF, expires 11/16.
  • Clinique: Free shipping with code FSCHAT07. Free shipping plus free 3-step minis with $30+ orders. Free shipping plus two free treats with $35+ orders with code TREATS, expires 11/1. Pick 6 treats with any $21.50+ purchase, while supplies last.
  • Dermadoctor: $10 off orders over $60 with code DERM60, expires 12/15.
  • e.l.f.: 30% off Studio Line on $20+ purchases with code STUD30.
  • GOSMiLE: 10% off with code NOV10, expires 11/30.
  • MAC: Free shipping with code CS105LIVECHAT.
  • NARS Cosmetics: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code 25FREESHIP. Free 2-day shipping on orders of $150+, no code necessary.
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Free shipping on orders of $100+ with code HOLIDAY10, expires 11/20. Half-Yearly sale begins 11/3.
  • Origins: Free shipping on orders of $75+, no code required.
  • Saks: Receive an exotic snake-print tote filled with deluxe samples with any $100 saks.com beauty or fragrance purchase with code COLOR2 while supplies last.
  • Sally’s Beauty Supply: 20% off online orders with code 555962.
  • SkinStore: 20% off storewide with code AUTUMN20, expires 11/16.
  • Smashbox: Free gift every Tuesday and Thursday. Free shipping on all orders.
  • StrawberryNet: Shop this week’s very Special Deals.
  • The Body Shop: Buy 2, get 1 free on all bath and body products 11/15 through 11/21. Free shipping on all orders over $50, 11/11 through 11/21.
  • Ulta: GWPs & Samples
  • Zuneta: 10% off for first time customers with code Z8641, expires 12/31/10.

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  • 20% off for VIBs with code VIB20, 11/11 through 11/15.

  • 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB.
  • Free shipping on select gifts with code HOLIDAYSHIP, expires 12/14.
  • Free Bobbi Brown makeup remover with any purchase with code BBOFF.
  • Free Bremenn Face cream sample with any purchase with code BREMENN.
  • Free Buxom lipstick with any purchase with code AMSTERDAM.
  • Free Tarina Tarantino primer sample whenyou download the Sephora to go Iphone App.
  • Free deluxe-size Aquolina Body Mousse with any purchase with code PINKSUGAR.
  • Free Bliss mini rollerball with any purchase with code BLISSFUL.
  • Free travel-size Dr. Brandt Intensolution treatment with any purchase with code BLEMISHFREE.
  • Free Clinique Repairwear serum sample with any purchase with code REPAIRWEAR.
  • Free Clean Scene by Murad sample duo with any purchase with code CLEANSCENE.
  • Free Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum mascara with any purchase with code SPECTRUM.
  • Free 1-week supply of REN blemish cleanser with any purchase with code CLAYCLEANSE.
  • Free Dr. Brandt skincare samples with code DRBRANDT.
  • Free Bare Escentuals RareMinerals eye cream with code RAREEYE.
  • Free Kate Somerville sunscreen with any purchase with code KATESUN.
  • Free Juicy Couture parfum rollerball with any purchase with code JUICYCOUTURE.
  • Free StriVectin facial cream with any purchase with code SCULPT.
  • Free Caudalie Vinoperfect samples with any purchase with code VINOREGIMEN.
  • Free refillable palette when you buy any 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadows or blushes with code MUFE.