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CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow ($3.47 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted blue-teal with a semi-matte finish. It has a very subtle shimmer, but it’s hardly noticeable when worn. I found the color was rather like the color in the pan–both had a dusty quality to them–so it didn’t seem in-your-face bright. The color payoff was good initially, but it sheers out very easily, which means it doesn’t apply as well on the lid as it swatches.

It has a tendency to look faded even though it has just been applied if you make an attempt to blend it out on the lid.  The color didn’t fade much over eight hours though there was a bit of fall out, but it was difficult to get true-to-pan color on the lid from the get-go.  The texture was also a little powdery and didn’t always apply evenly.  I found the best results were achieved when you packed on the product and didn’t blend too much–just stick to the edges.

Inglot #372 is more of a true teal in comparison (less blue), while MAC Surf Baby has more green. Milani Teal the Truth is similar but has a very metallic finish.

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow


Free for Haul Friday, Volume #088

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Let’s see, this week I picked up a mega bottle of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, because I had a few friends recommend it (I’ve never tried), and with Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale going, I couldn’t pass up the lifetime supply of the stuff.  I figure if it doesn’t work out, my mom will be happy to take it off my hands (she’s a body cream junkie).  I also received my NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer and sharpener.
  • Weekend plans:  I’m crossing my fingers for a mellow weekend, actually!  Last weekend, we entertained my boyfriend’s’ family at our place and then for the 4th, I went up to my parents’ house for the day.  Maybe cuddling with Mellan and a movie 🙂
  • Beauty item you really want right now:  Cle de Peau Foundation/Concealer – I want to see if it lives up to the hype, but I’m not ready to spring for either yet.

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This week’s Mellan photo…

This was how I spent my 4th — throwing the frisbee 2134987234 times for Mellan!

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Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask

Bliss Fabulous Skin-Reviving Rubberizing Mask

Want to jump on the DIY trend and recreate the Bliss Spa experience at home? ‘Mask’ and you shall receive! Snag a spa-worthy experience from the comfort of your own bathroom and put your best face forward with Bliss’ NEW fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing mask.

Designed to temporarily envelop the skin’s surface, this unique rubberizing mask absorbs into the skin, peeling back to reveal purged pores and renewed skin. The brightening formula is packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants(vitamin c + bilberry to name a few!), refreshing the skin for a vibrant, even look.

Not only does the mask help you say goodbye to dull, tired skin, but the fun application is also perfect for a blog photo or video demo!

  • Empty the packet into a mixing bowl, add a scoop of water and mix with enclosed spatula into a smooth paste
  • Paint the paste onto your face and neck with the spatula
  • Allow mask to rubberize for 15-20 minutes (and paint your nail while you wait!)
  • Peel mask off in one swoop
  • Ta-da – a true at-home spa experience!

availability: bliss fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing masks contains six masks and are available in July for $38.00 at bliss spas, blissworld.com, bliss catalog (888 243 8825), and Sephora and Ulta retailers.

Anyone else curious about what a rubberized mask feels like? Hmm…

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Illamasqua Magenta Muse Collection for Summer/Fall 2011

Illamasqua Magenta Muse Collection for Summer/Fall 2011

Set to transform perceptions of beauty this summer, Magenta Muse is the daring new color collection from cult British beauty brand, Illamasqua.

Magenta Muse is a fearlessly eclectic blend of textures and finishes, spanning from gloss to matt, metallic to opalescent. Draw all attention to you, on those heady summer nights, with an urbane gathering of cool, alternative hues in grey, mauve, magenta and teal that mix effortlessly with flashes of coral and offset by matt black.

Magenta Muse is available exclusively at select Sephora USA locations and Sephora.com. Embrace the collection that makes you a Muse by midnight.

Cream Pigment ($24.00)

  • Dab Matt lilac
  • Mould Matt grape

Pure Pigment ($24.00)

  • Android Shimmering gunmetal

Liquid Metal ($26.00)

  • Enrapture Metallic copper

Powder Blusher ($24.00)

  • Excite Vibrant coral
  • Hussy Bright petal pink

Precision Ink ($27.50)

  • Abyss Gloss black
  • Glister Opalescent nude

Lipstick ($22.00)

  • Test Matt pinky beige
  • Underworld Iridescent violet

Sheer Lipgloss ($20.00)

  • Electrify Baby pink sheen
  • Tantrum Deep violet sheen

Nail Varnish ($14.00)

  • DWS Cement gray with a glossy finish
  • Jo Mina Electric lilac with a glossy finish
  • Lament Bright coral pink with a glossy finish
  • Muse Deept eal blue with a glossy finish
  • Poke Bright violet purple shimmer
  • Scorn Matt black

availability: Now @ Sephora

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