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Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Pressed powder in Olive 1 and 2

I had the opportunity to test drive Mineral Fusion’s Fresh Face Starter Kit, which is available for $20 ($120 value), so I thought it was a perfect chance to venture into the mineral makeup world (since I’m so not knowledgeable in that area!).

The kit includes:

  • mineral fusion’s  signature Pressed Base in two different shades;
  • the Luster Bronzer Duo, a duo bronzer with a sheen glow as well as a matte finish;
  • Kabuki Brush ;
  • and the Hydration Mist, a blend of antioxidant and anti-aging nutrients in an instantly hydrating mist.

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Friday, October 12th, 2007

We are so lucky that reader Jessica swatched photos from the upcoming Antiquitease collection, which launches this Thursday, the 18th! Check out all of the photos and swatches goodness!


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Friday, October 12th, 2007

Well, I tried! If I were to attempt it again, I would start off by actually looking at the face chart rather than going by a day-old memory. This type of makeup is not my forte, but it was fun to try.  I spent about 10-15 minutes doing this one – I’m sure more time (and a steadier hand!) would make it many times better. I played with one image in Photoshop because my creativity is far better in digital form, but I still included the real-deal version, too :) I hope you all try at least one Halloween mask (pst, and enter our contest!), because if I can try, so can you!!

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Friday, October 12th, 2007

When did you first start loving makeup? How long has your love affair lasted? Did you start off as a little girl playing with your mother’s makeup or has it only been a recent discovery?

I’ve only been into makeup since I was 18, which makes it a whopping three years thus far!

P.S. – What’s everyone doing this weekend?! I think I’ve just got some school reading to do, otherwise… bumming around!

Friday, October 12th, 2007


Who doesn’t love it when they can buy and donate to charity at the same time? LUSH launches Charity Pot throughout stores on October 15th (just a few days away!). 100% of proceeds will go directly to charity (except taxes, duh) to support several causes, like animal rights, environmental protection, and humanitarian concerns. Some of the first charities to receive funds include: WaterCan, TreePeople, Amazon Conservation Team, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Clean Ocean Action and UNICEF’s Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.

Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion that’s luxurious and rich, and it’s made with fair-trade cocoa butter with a light fragrance of ylang ylang and tagettes essential oils.

Says LUSH Founder and CEO Mark Constantine:

We founded LUSH on the principle of making products that are fresh and natural, with minimal or no packaging and no animal testing. LUSH is kind to the environment, animals and our customers, and now we want to do even more, to be proactive in helping those who fight against climate change, animal abuse and environmental degradation.

Get your LUSH fix on at www.lush.com or at a location near you.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Our first cleanser on the chopping block is Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel, which was actually the winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty 2007 “Editor’s Choice” award. I was skeptical about a cleanser with jojoba beads really working as a makeup remover, but it’s actually quite efficient in doing that task.

The AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel is a soap-free, sulfate-free, non-drying gel that uses AHAs, BHAs and gentle Jojoba beads to smooth the skin and fade post-breakout marks while clearing clogged pores. The AHA/ BHA Cleansing Gel is great for polishing tired-looking skin and combating clogged pores. Recommended for oily or acne prone skin types.


  • Salicylic Acid – an antiseptic and exfoliator
  • Grapefruit Oil – contains Vitamin C, antioxidants, and is an astringent
  • Jojoba Beads – gentle skin polisher

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