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Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you let others borrow or use your makeup? Only certain products? None? All?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Sonia Kashuk’s Blending Sponge ($9.99) is a multitasker’s dream come true. It’s designed for application, blending, and smudging–so it can pretty much do it all in a pinch. I LOVE this for the face. I find it works really well to blend and apply liquid foundation all over the face, but it also works well to spot-blend concealer. It’s incredibly soft and not at all rough or tugging, which is why it does a good job for even the delicate eye area. As far as foundation goes, you wet the sponge, squeeze any excess water out, dab your foundation on it, and then apply to your face.

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Nuance Mineralize Blush?, 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 Nuance! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

We all know LUSH as an eco-friendly brand, but this really takes it to the next level! Today, at 12 PM sharp, they will be leading a protest that urges shoppers to go “naked” by purchasing products free of packaging. The main event is located in NYC (Outside LUSH Soho, Broadway, & Spring St.), but the activity will also take place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Washington DC, Orlando, Portland, Aspen, Boulder, Carmel, Pasadena, Scottsdale, Maui, Annapolis, Bethesda, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Providence.

Why are LUSH employees shedding their clothes to talk about packaging? The environment is one of the biggest global issues we face today. In order to combat climate change and to protect the Earth’s scarce natural resources, shoppers need to take action by avoiding packaged goods. Unnecessary packaging can be found in almost every retailer: loose fruit individually shrink-wrapped or on plastic trays in supermarkets, the prolific use of plastic carrier bags and the mountains of plastic bottles used for cosmetic products are all contributing to the growing environmental crisis.

Did you know… LUSH only uses 100% post-consumer waste bottles for their plastic bottles? Their paper bags, cardboard boxes, and reusable tins are all made from recycled materials?

Good luck to those very brave employees! You wouldn’t catch me struttin’ my birthday suit all over town, even for a good cause, but then again, maybe I need to go on How To Look Good Naked, and then I’d be all over it.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

On her inspiration, Bobbi Brown says, “I love nude makeup – and it’s especially sexy when it’s saturated with glimmering, light-reflective flecks.”

Shimmering Nudes Palette ($50.00)
A perfect mix of seven cool and warm nude tones, the Shimmering Nudes Palette flatters all complexions and has everything you need to create mBobbi’s look of the season. A combination of flat,
sheer shimmer and high shimmer shades softly illuminate the eyes while a dark matte liner shade adds drama.

  • New, Exclusive Nude Beach Metallic Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Nude Mist Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • Naked Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Nude Glow Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Exclusive Mica Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Nude Spice Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Espresso Eye Shadow ($22.00)

Creamy Lip Color
Because you can never have too much of a good thing, Bobbi has added four new shades to her Creamy Lip Color Collection. Infused with hints of pink and gold, each of the nude-toned lip shades is designed to work beautifully with the Shimmering Nudes Palette.

  • Baby
  • Pink Sequin
  • Pink Buff
  • Sunset Nude

Available: September 2008

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

If you, like me, always enjoy about discovering a new beauty line, then I have some news for you! Jouer Cosmetics has re-launched itself exclusively at Henri Bendels this August. It is an “innovative collection of custom luxury cosmetics.” (No doubt about that, since it’s a Henri Bendels exclusive, can’t imagine it not being luxury!) They are touting the Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 as their star product, along with their Age-Repairing Brightener and Concealer. Jouer does niclude a full line of color pieces as well (lipsticks, shadows, etc.). Apparently, Jouer first launched in 2004, but this is the first time I’ve heard about it.

Check the line out at www.jouercosmetics.com.