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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Emanuel Ungaro Collection is now available online! Are you getting anything? We’ve heard some confusing launch dates for in-stores, but perhaps with the website getting it up today, then Thursday will then be the launch day.

Also, here’s a hint: type in “RED” in the search box. You’ll see a lot of the holiday sets, palettes, etc. show up :) Those darling Adoring Carmine lip sets are $34.50, unfortunately for me. Maybe I can convince myself one is enough. (Likely story.) Halloween Face Charts are up, too — WITH photos of the face chart on real models.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Urban Decay’s Holiday Collection has this delightful trio of Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liners ($36.00), which includes Glam Rock (silver), Stage Dive (teal), and Metalhead (purple). You can expect this to hit stores pretty soon, as most of their holiday sets and gifts are already available at www.urbandecay.com and Sephora.com.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


If you could only buy three makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be? (Makeup only — thus, this excludes skincare and the like!)

Thanks to Neena for the question!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Look what arrived today… YSL’s Pur Black Gloss. Yes, Black. Yes, I paid $28.00 for it. No, I will probably not wear this anywhere out except, perhaps, on Halloween (kidddingg). I think it speaks for itself; I mean, what are you looking for in a black gloss? For me, novelty. YSL does a good job delivering a luxurious black gloss that’s surprisingly opaque and incredibly glossy. Most glosses always show some of the lip color through it, and this one is no exception.

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

So remember how enamored I’ve been over YSL’s new lipstick, Rouge Volupte? They’re running an art contest in celebration of their latest signature lipstick. The grand prize winner will win a two-night weekend getaway to NYC for two as well as a $500 gift card for “spending money.” You’ll also be getting some goodies from YSL (duh!). You can read more about prizes at the contests’ site.

In celebration of the launch of Rouge Volupté, YSL’s new signature lipstick, YSL Beauté is launching their Create Your Own YSL Rouge Volupté Masterpiece campaign.

Rouge Volupté is an object of desire. This ultra-sensual texture is presented in an elegant case with beautiful feminine curves. Both light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a sensual feeling and an exceptional gliding effect. And thanks to the colorshine complex, that magnifies the colour, the 18 shades of this new lipstick will make your lips radiant and simply irresistible.

Use your creativity and fashionista-sense to create a fabulously chic masterpiece inspired by the glamorous allure of the YSL Rouge Volupté Collection. Choose any medium: painting, sculpture, art deco, modern art, graphic art – you decide. Then get inspired by your favorite genre or artist and create your own unique gallery-worthy YSL lipstick-inspired piece of art. An expert panel from YSL Beauté will select their favorite virtuoso to receive a trip to NYC for two where the winner’s make up will be done by a YSL make up artist and the winner will receive select YSL products recommended by the make up artist. The winning YSL lipstick artist will also be featured, along with the artwork and bio, on the YSL Beauté US website!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Three Custom Color Specialists recently launched their Czarina Collection, which includes: Ballet Russe Lipstick ($18.50), Gilded Eye Shadow ($19.50), and Russian Blue Eye SHadow ($19.50). Also, I have shots and swatches of TAI Lip Shine ($19.50), and every purchase of TAI results in 20% being donated towards the American Diabetes Association. Wallflower was also recently launched as part of their creamy cheek colors, and it is a “shimmering beige.” Perfect for subtle, flawless skin–the kind that never seems to grow old on the runways. Here are some product shots and swatches for your beauty consumption!

“Travel is always so inspiring for us! We learn about other cultures, which helps us to be more global in our approach.” says Chad, “This collection pays homage to Russia with a look that exemplifies a modern Czarina; powerful, refined and sophisticated.”

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