Look: Peach & Smoky Purples for Autumn

Here’s a quick look for fall that I put together to go out to dinner with my parents and boyfriend (for my birthday). It’s pretty simple, and surprisingly, I used all permanent products (without trying–that’s an accomplishment!). :) Hope your Wednesday is off to a fantastic start! Halfway through the week — yay!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Melon pigment (peachy-pink), Gleam eyeshadow (peachy-pink), Cranberry eyeshadow (berry-wine), Fig. 1 eyeshadow (eggplant), Graphology eyeshadow (deep purple-black), Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlighter), Smolder eye kohl (black), Urban Decay El Dorado 24/7 Liner (gold), Zoom Fast Lash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Plum Foolery blush (berry)
  • Lips: Guerlain Gracia Lipstick (muted berry), Chanel Spark glossimer (coppery berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: N/A

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. With the 239, apply Melon pigment with water-based mixing medium on the lower lid. On the inner lid, pack Gleam eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Cranberry eyeshadow to the outer portions of the lid. Darken crease with Fig. 1 eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Graphology eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay El Dorado Liner on lower lash line, and Smolder eye kohl on the lower waterline using the 209. Apply Zoom Fast Lash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Plum Foolery blush using the 129. Apply Guerlain Gracia lipstick to lips, and then top with Chanel Spark glossimer for color and shine.

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Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collection for Holiday/Winter 2009

Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collection for Holiday/Winter 2009

Phew, lots of stuff coming up, but be prepared to get your holiday gift gettin’ in just two weeks — October 15th will see lots of holiday collections and pieces launch.

Holiday 2009

Winter 2009

Only In A Woman’s World: Post Round-Up

The Only In A Woman’s World campaign has come to its conclusion, and we are so honored to have been invited to take part in it. It was a really great campaign all about celebrating the quirks and characteristics that make women… well, women! From the crazy diets we’ve done, the times we’ve squeezed into those jeans just one size too tight, jealousy–I’ve enjoyed the series of episodes they’ve put out. (You should all know by now that my favorite is Episode #11!)

I wanted to recap by rounding up all of our previous posts from the campaign…

This post was sponsored by “Only In A Woman’s World.”

philosophy for Fall 2009

philosophy for Fall 2009

i love candy corn high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath 16 oz. ($16.00)

i venture out in search of something sweet! the crisp, evening air tugs at my hair and tingles my fingers. the crunch of fallen leaves gives away my footsteps before i reach each door. i love candy corn and the way it greets me with its playful colors, as i smile and reach for my share of autumn treats.

trick or treat high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath duo ($20.00)

no tricks, just treats. philosophy’s trick-or-treat set includes pumpkin spice muffin and caramel apple scented shampoo, shower gel & bubble baths for a surprisingly spirited treat for your senses! enjoy an ultra-rich lather with these high-foaming formulas created to gently cleanse and condition skin and hair.

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Celebrating Philosophy Supernatural Saturdays Makeover Events!

Philosophy “Supernatural Saturdays” Makeup School at Nordstrom Stores in Santa Ana, Chicago, and Arlington

To kick off and celebrate Philosophy’s Makeover Events, Philosophy has teamed up with Temptalia to giveaway some Supernatural goodies! Three (3) winners will receive three products from the Supernatural range with a value of $64:

  • philosophy lit from within cream blush in bare your soul
  • philosophy you make me blush mineral blush duo in hugs/kisses
  • philosophy superglossy lipgloss spf 15 in reflect a little

Submit your entry by… leaving a comment telling me about your favorite makeover you’ve ever had (professional or not!).

All entries must be submitted by October 5th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers only as pursuant to your local state’s laws. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Philosophy Hosts Series of Makeover Events To Help Mothers & Daughters Look their Most Beautiful this Fall

WHAT: Whether you’re 15 or 50, the key to looking your best is having flawless skin. philosophy is hosting “supernatural saturdays,” a series of special events for mothers and daughters to receive personalized makeup consultations and applications, as well as teen-tested and mom-approved tips for applying makeup the right way and accentuating your best features. John Trau, philosophy’s expert makeup artist, will be on-hand to offer tips on how to introduce teens to makeup and play up their natural beauty – without looking too made up.

Anyone who receives a makeup application will be able to create their own supernatural video in a customized supernatural video booth and email it to five of their closest friends or family members. In addition, receive a FREE 4oz award winning Purity Made Simple cleanser with the purchase of any two supernatural philosophy products, and a FREE “be supernatural” philosophy cosmetic bag with any $100 philosophy purchase.

AND – if you can’t make it to one of the three supernatural Saturday events, visit your local Nordstrom counter to enter for a chance to win a private supernatural makeup party with five friends at the Nordstrom store in your neighborhood, which includes a private skincare and makeup consultation, personalized makeup tips and custom makeup applications for the group. Consumers can enter from October 1st – 17th, and four winners from each of Nordstrom’s 112 stores will be chosen on October 31st, the final Saturday of the month.

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd (Santa Ana, CA), SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th (Chicago, IL), SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th (Arlington, VA), all from 11AM – 6PM

WHERE: Nordstrom-Santa Ana; Nordstrom-Michigan Avenue; Nordstrom-Pentagon City

HOW: For more information, visit Philosophy.

Chanel Imperial Rouge Allure Laque , Lip Swatches

Chanel Imperial Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is the second up in our seven days of Chanel Rouge Allure Laque feature.

Imperial is a slightly warmed-up, muted red-coral. It’s not quite the coral that comes to mind when I think “coral,” but it’s certainly not the “deep rose” that Chanel describes it as. I always find the descriptor “rose” to mean something pinky, but this has more red in it. It’s like a wearable version of a red with a touch of coral. I suppose if we think of red roses, maybe this is “deep rose.” I would say this is one of the harder shades to describe, because it’s beautiful, but I can’t find the words to aptly describe it! The shade has a dusting of slightly rosy-gold shimmer and the same glossy sheen as others in the line-up. It applies evenly without a fuss and goes on full-color right away.

Since I don’t want to just re-write what I say about the formula (since it is the same–if there are any variations, you can be sure I’ll call them out), here’s a quick bullet-point summary.


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