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Thursday, June 5th, 2008

MAC PRO launched six new neon pigments that are matte in texture! (Thanks to Krasevayadancer for these images!)  Unfortunately, SF PRO is closed for the night (I always order through them, because then the package arrives next day, practically!), but I did call up South Coast Plaza PRO (makes me miss living in Irvine — cause you know your girl would be driving there right now!) to get color names!  Since I own so many pigments, I imagine I’ll probably order them all tomorrow morning.  Whether I’ll wear them is a different story.

What about you?  Would you wear these?

  • Red Electric
  • Full Force Violet
  • Green Space
  • Neo Orange
  • Magenta Madness
  • Kick-It Yellow

Check out three swatches… Continue reading →

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

This is your chance to ask any questions you may have that you want me to answer! I will try to answer whatever you may ask, and if I don’t have an answer, I’ll at least do my best to point you in the right direction. I’d love to answer your beauty-related questions, but I will take non-beauty questions, too. As always, if you have a question you’d like to ask that’s private, just drop me an email!

So, not sure whether you should get Rollickin’ paint pot when you already have Aquadisiac eyeshadow? Need to know where to buy a product? Have a burning desire to know what my favorite color is? Ask anything, and ask away! (And feel free to chime in with answers to other readers’ questions–the more the merrier!)

(I will periodically do posts like these where I will take as many questions as I get to answer until I mark the post as closed.)

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Thanks to MAC, I was able to try out three (Warm Chill, Blue Flame, and Climate Bleu) of the seven upcoming shadows and two of the four (High 90s and Swelter) (five?) upcoming slimshines from Cool Heat!  Of course, you know I had to get photos and swatches as soon as I got my hands on them, right?

Check out more photos… Continue reading →

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Guerlain Autumn/Fall 2008 | Jeu de Dames

Jeu De Dames Colour Play Lip Palette (limited edition) $68

Ombre Éclat — 4 Shades Eyeshadow (limited edition) $57

  • 401 Jeu de Nuit
  • 402 Jeu de Nacres

KissKiss Extreme High Fidelity Colour — Velvet Finish $29

  • 120 Rouge Infini
  • 141 A Jamais Brun
  • 121 Orange Encore
  • 160 Plus Que jamais Rose
  • 140 Beige Sans Fin
  • 161 Rose Éternel

KissKiss Lipstick $29

  • 532 Orange Mamb
  • 556 Brun Jazzy
  • 555 Beige Groove
  • 578 Rose Salsa

KissKiss Laque High Colour — Lacquer Finish $29

  • 722 Rouge Pin-Up
  • 744 Beige Star

Blush 4 Éclats Sculpting Blush $48

  • 01 Tendre Aurore
  • 02 Soleil Couchant
  • 03 Lueur D’Automne
  • 04 Rosee Du Printemps
  • 05 Rose Plein Vent
  • 06 Nuit D’ete

Available: August 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.

Learn more about the inspiration behind this launch, as well as see soem product photos! Continue reading →

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

2008 autumn-winter collection by Nicolas Degennes

  • Pocket Beauty Case Accessory for Glowing Lips and Cheeks $55 (Sweet Dandy)
  • Prisme Again! Shimmer Eyes Mat & Shimmering Eyeshadow Quartet $49.50 in 43 Smoky Shimmer and 44 Precious Shimmer
  • Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation $63 in 73 Dandy Beige
  • Captiv’Eyes Intense Volume Mascara Magnetic Eyes $25 in 6 Dandy Black
  • Magic Khôl Eye Liner Pencil $21.50 in 14 Dandy Blue
  • Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick Irresistible Color $26.50 in 37 Romantic Dandy and 38 Fatal Dandy
  • Pop Gloss Crystal Crystal Lip Gloss $23.50 in 441 Romantic Dandy and 442 Fatal Dandy

Available: August 2008 at Sephora and Sephora.com.

Hear from Degennes on his inspiration for this fall’s launch, plus plenty of lemming-inspiring photos! Continue reading →

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Macro makeup shots are not kind! I swear, I have my nose to the mirror, and the liner looks IMMACULATE! it’s totally even, straight, not a jagged bit in sight… but then when I’m in Photoshop to crop the photos, what do I see? Liner that’s kind of uneven! GRR.  Tried going for a more dramatic and noticeable crease today! :)  Overall, I liked the subtly of the lid color with the bolder crease and lash line colors!

It’s almost Friday!  I hope you have some fun Friday/weekend plans coming up!  My grandma is coming into town on Saturday, but then I’ll be spending my Sunday researching and writing an appellate brief for summer school (so fun! totally!).  What’s on your agenda for the weekend? (Can you tell that I really want it to be here already?)

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Nylon eyeshadow on inner lid, Juxt eyeshadow on middle of lid, A Bluer Blue eyeshadow (LE) in crease and outer lid, Juxt eyeshadow above crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) on brow bone, Aqualine liquidlast liner on upper lash line, A Bluer Blue eyeshadow (LE) over Aqualine liquidlast liner, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Foolish Me blush with Dior SkinShimmer in Amber Diamond on cheeks to highlight. I wore Strawbaby lipstick (LE) with Moonbathe lipglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

A Bluer Blue = Freshwater + Shimmermoss (also a dupe for Big T); Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Graphblack; Strawbaby = Skew; Moonbathe = Nymphette

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