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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want you to look bronzed and radiant–without the sun’s harmful rays–so GET YOUR TAN ON…

  • Dr. Brandt Daily UV Protection SPF 30 Medium Bronze
  • Sonia Kashuk Bronzer Duo in Golden Creme
  • Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Bronzer in Golden
  • Xen-Tan Perfect Bronze
  • Therapy Systems Sun Rays SPF20

This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite sunscreen is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 13th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What are you most looking forward to in the fall beauty lineup? Any brand, any launch!

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Cinique’s Modern Matte is a collection focusing on matte eyes and high impact color on the lips. I am loving the new High Impact Lip Colour lipsticks – they are gorgeous, and there are so many shades to choose from. I know only a few are featured/highlighted in the actual Modern Matte collection, but there is basically a separate launch filled with these babies! I’m hoping to get to do some lip swatches later on this week, but here are some photos to hold you over. :)

(Pictured above are… Midnight & Night Plum Matte Shadows; Very Blush Blushwear; Red-y To Wear, Pure Posh, Go Fig, Plum Nude, Rose Spectrum, Sunset Glow High Impact Lip Colour)

Check out product photos… Continue reading →

Monday, August 11th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Red Flame/Orange Flicker Prolongwear?, 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 Red Flame/Orange Flicker! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Monday, August 11th, 2008

CLINIQUE | Modern Matte | Fall 2008

Colour Surge Eyeshadows ($17.50)

Available in: French Vanilla, Sable, Chocolate Chip, Martini, Stone Violet, Dark Denim, Slate, Night Plum, Midnight

This formula is the newest addition to the ever-popular Colour Surge Eye Shadow family. With this latest edition Clinique now offers a contemporary soft matte finish with intense, buildable, easy to blend hues. Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte is perfect for women of all ages. This formula leaves behind a soft smooth appearance.

High Impact Mascara (Black) ($14.00)

This mascara provides instant gratification by delivering intense, glamorous, dressed-up lashes in a flash! Women crave long, thick lashes and that’s exactly what Clinique’s multi-benefit mascara delivers – dramatic volume and length, fast! High Impact contains a built-in base of polymers that preps lashes automatically. The wide eyed, dramatic look is easily achieved without having to build layer after layer of mascara. This formula binds onto each and every lash, thickening on the spot and lengthening lashes by 36 percent.

High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 ($14.00)

Available in: Go Fig, Rosette, Plum Nude

This sophisticated lipstick delivers superior colour and moisturization benefits from the moment it’s applied. The multi-tasking formula is long wearing, feather-resistant and has stay-true colour all while helping to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Packed with the amazing treatment benefits that we’re known for, this product provides intense levels of moisturization while helping to protect fragile lip skin from UVA and UVB rays. Dry lips are comforted and lip condition is improved immediately upon application.

Defining Liner for Lips ($14.00)

Available in: Cider, Pomegranate, Sugared Fig

This liner is a wood clenched lip liner pencil with a built-in sharpener. It offers a smooth creamy application due to high level of cushiony feeling oils. The long-wearing formula (up to 8 hours) extends lipstick wear, helping to prevent feathering outside of the lip line or into fine lines. The precision sharpenable point can deliver a thick or more defined line depending on preferred use for customized application. The built-in sharpener provides ease and convenience for on-the-go touch ups and application; no need to tote another piece in your makeup bag!

Blushwear Cream Stick ($18.50)

Available in: Rosy Blush, Shy Blush, Very Blush (Limited Edition)

Creating a natural, healthy looking flush no longer requires a brisk jog around the block.

Blushwear Cream Stick is a modern cream-to-powder blush that blends effortlessly into cheeks to provide a natural punch of colour. This silky, oil-free formula provides buildable coverage that can be applied anytime, anywhere. Designed for women of all ages and skin types who desire longer-wearing cheek colour that’s a cinch to apply.

Availability: August 2008.

See more promo shots… Continue reading →

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Just a VERY short post, as I’m going to try to review eyeshadows and the like after I’ve attempted a look with them. Why this new policy? After being utterly disappointed in Dior’s Earth Tones quint in practice, swatches are proving they aren’t enough sometimes. Same with MAC’s mineralize eyeshadows–I just can’t seem to come around to them.

Bobbi Brown’s Metallics launches soon, and with it, metallic lipsticks and metallic eyeshadows. I know people will squeal and lust after the new metallic eyeshadows, because they’re very in line with Bobbi Brown, yet exciting and different. Pictured above are Java, Burnt Sugar, and Iced Blue. They aren’t all over-the-top, super shimmery metallic finishes; Iced Blue turns out a very icy blue indeed – almost like a white with some blue in it. It is frosty, and it definitely grabs your eye. Burnt Sugar and Java are much more subdued, with a subtle metallic finish – almost a soft sheen of reflection. I’m eager to check out the full launch when it hits stores!

And swatches of the three, plus Dusk Metallic Lip Color… Continue reading →

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