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Friday, December 7th, 2007

Who is L.U.C.I.? A better question might be what is L.U.C.I.? It stands for Luminous Colorless Color Intelligence and it’s the latest technology from the Lancome laboratories. Gucci Westman, the celebrated makeup artist and Lancome’s artistic director, was captivated by the beauty of sand, the iridescence of shells and the play of light on water at different beaches around the world and turned to the labs to bring her inspiration to reality. Gucci test-drove some of her new creations at Peter Som’s Spring 2008 show. “I wanted the models’ makeup to look easy and sexy,” says Gucci. “I gave the eyes a bit of a pop with Ombre Glacee for a sultry effect.”

Read about this new technology and all the products coming with it! Continue reading →

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Flower Blossom Collection – Spring Look 2008
This limited edition color collection is a breath of fresh, spring air — featuring light, floral-inspired pastels. Dior staples such as the 5-Colour and 1-Colour Eyeshadows, Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect and Rouge Dior Lipstick come together to create a look inspired by the lighthearted hues of the season.

Star Product – Dior Flower Blossom Palette:
The ultimate accessory: a mix of must-have pastel and iridescent powders for eyes and cheeks inspired by the vibrant enamel landscapes of Victoire de Castellane’s famous “Diorette” jewelry collection. MSRP: $52.00

The Collection:

  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Spring Bouquet (470) $52.00
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Pink May (909) $52.00
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Flirty Brown (555) $23.50
  • 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Blooming Pink (915) $23.50
  • Rouge Dior in Amber Camera (334) $26.00
  • Rouge Dior in Brown Close-Up (657) $26.00
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Beige Velvet (127) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Cotton Petal (247) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Pink Liberty (457) $24.50
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Fuchsia Poplin (577) $24.50

DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders
DiorSkin Shimmer Star
Dress up your skin in jewel-like shimmer! This all-over compact powder features five micro-shimmering tones and a rich, ultra-sheer texture that melts into the skin to create a radiant, luminous finish. Available in Pink or Bronze color harmonies. $42.00

DiorSkin Powders Pressed & Loose Powders
Introducing Dior’s favorite DiorSkin Pressed and Loose Powders in updated, Cannage-style packaging and continuous moisture release formulas. These matte and luminous hydrating powders provide high coverage while still allowing the skin’s natural radiance to shine through. Each available in transparent shades of Light (001), Medium (002), and Dark (003). Pressed Powder: $36.50, Loose Powder: $44.00

Flower Blossom and DiorSkin Shimmer Star & Powders will both be available January 2008 Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide.

Check out all the delicious photo details… Continue reading →

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Many of us have brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and great guy friends, so this guide is for those girls who are looking to add some beauty to their favorite boys’ lives. We gave you a guide dedicated to your amazing father, and now we want to help you find the perfect gifts for the other special men in your life!

Find your guy, and then see what we recommend from the treasure trove of beauty that we’ve gone through this year.

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Friday, December 7th, 2007

Sephora.com has several items in their sale section that make Friday shopping fun! Philosophy scents in Apple, Lemonade, and Mint are 15-25% off, while Becca products are being phased out and thus deeply discounted (hurry, stock is being depleted fast!). Sephora seems to be phasing out several of their Sephora brushes (or at least old-styled brushes), so you can get them on the cheap, too. Find sale items quick by typing in “sale” in Sephora’s search box!

Tarte still has their friends & family sale on-going until the end of December. Save 35% by using code “FF07.”

Stila fans can save 20% using discount code “LOTTA20″, plus free shipping when you spend $30 or more. (Thanks Ariele!)

Steve Madden Friends & Family Sale will save you 25% this weekend only (December 7th-9th) with code “F&F2007.” (Thanks Tricia!)

BakersShoes.com also has their F&F sale giong on December 8th-9th, saving you 30% off with code “1289.” (Thanks Tricia!)

Bluefly.com has a quick F&F sale this weekend to save you 20% with code “FAF9.”

Did you spot an excellent beauty deal for the weekend? Tell us all about in the comments!

Friday, December 7th, 2007

How do you choose what makeup to wear? What’s your basis or formula for choosing what products to wear or colors to use when you go to do your makeup?

I always base it on what I’m planning to wear, which I decide at random. I have to match–I’m compulsive like that.

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

This tutorial will walk you through, step-by-step, on how to apply liquid foundation, powder, contour, blush, and highlighting for a semi-dewy face. You may want to peruse my red lips tutorial, as well as brow tutorial. Also, I have done a few face tutorials in the past (you can never have too many, right?): glowy cheeks, and my original face tutorial.

Do let me know what you think, and if this was helpful! (Now, back to studying!) And if you have a TeamSugar account, make sure to show us some love!

You will need:

  • Products: Liquid foundation, concealer, blush of choice, contour color of choice, highlight color of choice
  • Tools: concealer brush (194), buffer brush (182), stippling brush (187), angled contour brush (168), blush brush (150)
  • I used: MAC Face & Body (NC30), Make Up Forever Lift undereye concealer, Afterdusk blush, Sculpt sculping powder, Tenderdusk beauty powder

Now, it is time to build the full-face with all the trimmings… Continue reading →