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Friday, March 21st, 2008

If you were using Urban Decay’s Adore eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Adore! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you prefer using many eyeshadows in a look or just a couple? Why is that your preference?

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I love seeing what’s new in beauty, and I have to tell you a little secret–I indulge myself by checking out Nordstrom’s “What’s New” section in their Beauty & Fragrance section of their website. So here are some picks of products that caught my eyes when I perusing through the pages this afternoon…

  • 1. Bliss ‘Steep Clean’ Mask ($54.00) is supposed to transform your t-zone into an amazingly clean scene.
  • 2. Clinique Almost Powder SPF 15 ($22.50) is an awesome lightweight powder (I’ve tried it & loved it for on-the-go).
  • 3. L’Occitane ‘Lavender Harvest’ Moisturizing Hand Lotion ($16.00) sounds like a dream for this blogger’s dry hands.
  • 4. Too Faced ‘Tanning Bed in a Tube’ for the Face ($21.50) makes me long for summer with its care free design (check out that girl and the flowers).

  • 1. Guerlain ‘Terracotta’ Sunless Self-Tanning Spray ($50.00) reveals that just about everyone is getting into the self-tanning market.
  • 2. Guerlain ‘Terracotta’ Tajine Eyeshadow ($35.00) makes me whimper at its price, but boy is the packaging sleek. It comes in Blonde Metal, Brunette Metal, and Dark Metal.
  • 3. Lancome ‘Color Ideal Illuminateur’ Sheer Highlighting Fluid ($37.00) is a highlighter version of their popular Color Ideal foundation. Bronze? I think you know I want you!
  • 4. Clinique ‘Even Better’ Skin Tone Corrector ($39.50) promises to help even out your skin by reducing sun damage, dark patches, age spots, and even darkening as a result of acne scars. I actually have this in my bathroom (testing it!), but I sure wish results came faster than 4-6 weeks.

Have you tried any of these? What new beauty item(s) are you lemming? Get these and more at Nordstrom.com.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

GUERLAIN | SUMMER 2008 | METEORITES COLLECTION PERLES

Météorites Perles | Light-diffusing perfecting primer, a cosmetic revolution. All the “light” expertise of MÉTÉORITES in a light-diffusing base with magical correcting and perfecting pearls, from Guerlain. Suspended in a cool, clear gel, the pearls transform into a magical base that enhances the complexion for a totally natural look. It evens out imperfections and gives the skin instant radiance. A divine alchemy that is at once make-up and skincare, it produces a naturally fresh,
radiant and healthy complexion. Delicate pink pearls, containing the new generation of matt MÉTÉORITES pearls, freshen the complexion and enhance a radiant glow without adding shine. The pearls also contain absorbing powders to neutralise any excess sebum, while a silicon polymer helps conceal blemishes and smooth away fine lines to gently even out the
complexion with a matte finish. Skin is soft, dazzling and perfect even before make-up.

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Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Givenchy for Summer 2008

Glitter To Go – Limited Edition | Totally indispensable and irresistible, this single-dose product is easy to travel with. The sparkly formula offers a ‘soft glam’ effect, while the gel texture provides a fresh sensation. Portable single doses. Glitter To Go is the ultimate in a practical, portable summer product. Slip it into your beach bag, the pocket of your jeans or your tiny evening bag to add a touch of glamour to your shoulders and décolleté.

‘Al fresco’ effect. Composed mostly of water, it has a flowing gel texture and forms an ultra-fine film on the skin. As soon as it is applied, it provides an intense sensation of freshness and a guaranteed touch of thrilling glamour! It also helps care for the skin, with plant-based moisturising agents and anti-dryness silicone derivatives. And it scents the skin with Eau de Fleur, an accord found in all Givenchy complexion products, enveloping the body in a discreet veil of floral fragrance. Sparkling skin. Long live Discopearls! These pearlescent particles were chosen for their extensive reflective surface and multicoloured highlights. Givenchy has selected mostly pink and golden glitter to flatter every complexion, tanned or not.

Tip: Glitter To Go can be mixed with your body lotion or oil.

Prismissime Mat & Glow – Limited Edition | Prismissime offers a sunny checkerboard for a holiday anywhere from Cannes to Tahiti: two textures: one is matte, to unify the complexion and give it a matte finish, while the ultra-pearly ‘Glow’ illuminates and sculpts the face.  Nine shades: mix them together or apply touches of them separately to the face, eyes, shoulders or décolleté.  Harmony no. 71 Natural, to beautify fair complexions. Harmony no. 72 Sunny, to illuminate tanned complexions.

Tan To Go – Limited Edition | A delightful spray-on ‘sun bath’ gives your face a natural-looking tan at any time of the day or year.  Tan To Go has a liquid formula composed of volatile silicones, light oils and coated pigments. When it is applied, a sophisticated micro-diffusion system sprays on tiny drops of the formula, which eave an imperceptible, non-oily, long-lasting powdery veil and a velvety finish on the skin. s good as the sun. The result? Amazingly natural, with an even tan and luminous colour. It’s just perfect. The effect is so natural that you can intensify it as much as you want by reapplying the product. Two shades: No. 01 Sandy Tan: a healthy look for fair skin. No. 02 Amber Tan: a natural-looking tan for dark skin.

Matissime | Whether you’re in Paris, New York, Rome or Tokyo, you’ll have a radiant, perfectly matte complexion even during hot summer weather. Matissime, Givenchy’s new star product, is the ideal foundation from the Summer 2008 collection. Discover it now! Perfect matte surface, with no mask-like effect. Thanks to new-generation absorbent microspheres known as ‘canalised microspheres’, Matissime has an exceptional capacity to absorb sebum and humidity. The air circulates more freely, allowing the skin to breathe. Result: a perfect matte surface and a sensation of extreme lightness.

Rouge Interdit Shine – Limited Edition | Show-off shine and sophisticated glittery seduction for a chic new lip look.
Ultra-pearly formula. The Rouge Interdit Shine line’s two types of super-shiny pearlescent particles – Wondershine and Puresparkle – combined with liquid-crystal technology, make the colour vibrate while leaving the lips perfectly supple. Rouge Interdit Shine provides a new kind of fresh, intense, sparkling shine. Summer style. The grosgrain ribbon, Rouge Interdit Shine’s Couture signature, comes in sparkling pink for your summer escapade. Trendy shades. No. 17 Tahiti Coral: a light, delicate coral, with the added twist of intense golden shine. No. 18 Ibiza Pink: a delicious cherry pink, softened and refreshed with white pearlescent particles.

Pop Gloss Crystal – Limited Edition | The gloss versions of Rouge Interdit Shine’s Summer 2008 shades. You’ll never tire of Pop Gloss’s ultra-sensual effect, with its added volume and sparkly shine. No. 39 Tahiti Coral: fresh, pearly, transparent coral.  No. 40 Ibiza Pink: pearly, festive, delectable cherry pink.

Available June 2008. More photos to come!

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

theBalm timeBalm Concealer ($17.00) is a combo product that includes anti-wrinkle properties within a concealer. It comes in six shades ranging from fair complexions to tan complexions, which is important when you want to appeal to a broad audience. I found that the product worked decently, but the packaging was not my cup of tea. It is merely a clear plastic screw-top jar that feels very “DIY” rather than a product that is available at major retailers like Sephora.

What is good is that I didn’t find that this concealer settled into any of the subtle lines underneath my eyes and blends seamlessly with my regular foundation. I didn’t really dig the included sponge, just because it was so flimsy and small that it was too much work in order to use. I found a concealer brush worked a lot better, and then I used a buffer brush to blend everything together. The product itself easily dries out if you aren’t careful about your jar top being on tightly, but it concealed my dark circles and light acne scars well, but

Find this at Beauty.com or Sephora.com.