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Win MAC Perpetual Flame Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

Win MAC Perpetual Flame Pro Longwear Lipcreme!

One (1) lucky winner will receive MAC Perpetual Flame Longwear Lipcreme from MAC’s new lipstick line! (Retail value $16.50!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 10th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

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NARS Vintage Nail Polish

NARS Vintage Nail Polish
King Kong, Mash, Zulu, Midnight Express, Full Metal Jacket

NARS Vintage Nail Polishes see the re-release of five coveted NARS shades. As of late last night, Zulu was back in stock, actually, though it was sold out for a time. These are all limited edition, and each shade retails for $16.

  • King Kong is a orange-toned molten copper bronze with copper shimmer threaded through the base color. This was the most pigmented shade out of the five; I used two coats. This applied evenly and smoothly, and it didn’t show brushstrokes too much for a metallic finish.
  • Mash is a darkened olive green base with green and gold shimmer that warm it up. This was my favorite color out of the bunch. You’ll definitely need three coats, and some brushstrokes ended up showing for me, so be patient.
  • Zulu is a deep, dark blackened green jelly. It’s very inky and solid and virtually black in low lighting. In the sunlight, the green of its base is more apparent. You’ll need at least three coats, if not four, to get full, opaque color. I’d also recommend slightly thicker coats, because those thinner coats seem to cause some streaking.
  • Midnight Express is a deep, dark blackened navy. Just like Zulu, this shade is mostly black in low light and brightens up to its bluer form in sunlight. I did three coats, but you may find four better. The application for this shade was exactly the same as Zulu for me.
  • Full Metal Jacket is a bluish silvered gray with silver shimmer. It is the most metallic of the five, and it is incredibly prone to showing brushstrokes. Patience is key with these kinds of metallics–you want to minimize the pressure and the number of times you brush the polish on the nails. Three coats.

The application issues make me wary of recommending these. Part of me wants to tell you to scoop up any shades that catch your eye before they’re sold out or gone for good, but the other part of me just wants to say, well, they don’t seem super-freaking-awesome as some shades have been hyped up to be. (Zulu, I’m looking at you!) It can be fun own a piece of history, as it were, though, and with some patience and a steady hand, all of these shades are workable. Mash and King Kong were good, while the rest were decent, so they kind of balance out. What also saves these polishes is that they’re not easy to dupe, which makes them even more covetable.

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  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you don’t normally purchase $16 nail polish, these might not be the best ones to go for first. They’re not as easy to apply as your average nail polish. Also, if you can’t be fussed to be careful and wait between coats, you’ll probably have a poor experience with these.

AVAILABILITY: NARS

Estee Lauder Pure Color Extravagant for Holiday 2010

Estee Lauder Holiday 2010

Estee Lauder Pure Color Extravagant for Holiday 2010

“Fantasy, luxury and of course femininity were my inspirations for this Holiday collection. There are many lip and eye colors to play with and they all have a wonderful texture for an easy application.” — Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, EstĂ©e Lauder

This holiday season, Estée Lauder invites you to experience the intensely lavish, new luxury in cosmetics with Pure Color Extravagant by Tom Pecheux. Taking cue from the sophistication and contemporary glamour of the upcoming holiday season, Tom Pecheux created new looks for eyes, lips and nails that are layered with dramatic style and color. Luscious reds and opulent golds set the stage for a bold range of textures that wrap your features in alluring holiday elegance. Introducing Estée Lauder Pure Color Extravagant.

Eyes

  • Extravagant Gold Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00)

Lips

  • Extravagant Gold Pure Color Five Color Lip Palette ($42.00)
  • Extravagant Red Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($22.00)
  • Extravagant Berry Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick ($22.00)
  • Extravagant Plum Pure Color Gloss ($20.00)
  • Star Ruby Pure Color Gloss ($20.00)
  • Electric Ginger Color Gloss ($20.00)

Nails

  • Extravagant Pearl Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($18.00)
  • Extravagant Night Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($18.00)

Availability: October 2010

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Kat Von D for Holiday 2010

Kat Von D Holiday 2010

Kat Von D for Holiday 2010

Painted Love Lipstick Set ($28.00)

Kat’s Tattoo Chronicles Lipstick set is the perfect kit for pulling off a rockin’ lip color for any occasion. These rich, long-lasting miniature lipsticks include two new colors to form a wide range of shades—from the perfect bold red to a stunning understated neutral pink. 6 x 0.042 oz Lipsticks in Rosary, Underage Red, Cathedral, Hellbent, Lolita, Celebutard

Tattoo Chronicles Palette – Volume 1 ($55.00)

Kat’s secret weapons for pulling off a long-lasting, rockin’ look come together in a beauty stash that includes false lashes, eyeshadows, and primers. Plus, a secret compartment reveals a hidden double-ended rollerball fragrance that embodies Kat’s two sides: saint and sinner. 1 pair False Eyelashes, 12 x 0.02 oz Eyeshadows in Tijuana, Taxidermy, Hollywood, Peanut, Redemption, Solitude, Heartkiller, Baudelaire, Monastary, Poe Blue, Nite Owl, Lemmy, 3 x 0.01 oz High Voltage Primers in Skin, Stellar, Smoky, 2 x 0.17 oz Double-Ended Saint/Sinner Rollerball

Availability: October @ Sephora.com

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