This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 20th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 20th, 2010

  • Jemma Kidd is having a contest on their Facebook page, which ends on March 31st, 2010. To enter to win a professional kit (valued at $1,000+), create a step-by-step look based on a look from London’s Fashion Week. Learn more @ Jemma Kidd.
  • Make Up For Ever‘s Alliance member James Vincent created a smoky eye for Joan Jett for the NY premiere of “The Runaways.” He used HD Elixir and HD Invisible Cover (117) to create a luminous canvas with just a bit of HD Invisible Cover Concealer and HD Microfinish Powder. On the eyes, he used #35 from brown to lash for a base, then swept Diamond Powder #11 across the brow bone to highlight. He used Eyeshadow #13 to give depth to the crease and to line the top and bottom lashes. To line eyes, he used Aqua Eyes #0L with #2L to add richness. On cheeks, he used Eyeshadow #13 to contour and Powder Blush #69 on the apples of cheek and a touch of Matte Bronze #2 to add life. He finished the lips with Aqua Lip Pencil #3C and Fascinating Lip Gloss #9.
  • Carol’s Daughter has a new collection out — Rosemary Mint Collection, which includes a purifying shampoo ($12.50) and conditioner ($16.00). The two work together to lift away product build-up, soothe, and condition the hair and scalp.
  • For all orders placed before Sunday night, March 21st, YSL is offering a complementary miniature size Gommage Natural Exfoliator. Use promo code GIFT10 at checkout.
  • Guerlain launched new Super Aqua products, which includes Super Aqua-Eye Anti-Puffiness Soothing Eye Patch ($115 for 6 satchets), Super Aqua-Day Triple Protection Shield SPF 30 ($84.00), Super-Aqua Hands Anti-Aging Hand Cream SPF 15 ($65.00), and Super Aqua-Body Serum ($110.00).

Clinique Brandied Bronze Collection for Summer 2010

Clinique Brandied Bronze Collection

Clinique Brandied Bronze Collection for Summer 2010

Brandied Bronze, Clinique’s newest Summer 2010 colour collection evokes the sexiness of hot summer days and nights. Cheeks of all skin tones are given a healthy glow without exposure to harmful rays while eyes sparkle in shades that are slightly pearlised and inspired by summertime. And, lips are kept moisturised to combat the summer’s harsh heat and dryness. The look is effortless, fun and playful.

Collection Includes…

  • Brandied Bronze Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette (Limited Edition)
  • Bronze Leaf Different Lipstick (Limited Edition)
  • Sunkissed True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer
  • Chocolate Lustre Cream Shaper
  • Sugared Fig Defining Liner
  • Air Kiss, Bonfire, Fireberry, & Sunset Long Last Glosswear SPF 15
  • Lash Power Mascara

Availability: May 2010

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MAC Art Supplies Collection — Sneak Peek

MAC Art Supplies Collection

Some Art Supplies’ samples just arrived this morning, and I’ll do a review and write-up of these later this afternoon, but I wanted to get you guys some photos and swatches ASAP! 🙂 It’s not everything, mind you — there are a total of six Pearlglide shades and nine Lipstain Marker shades being released with the full collection.

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The Spring Season: Guerlain Brit Rouge G de Brilliant Lipstick

You get enough color pay off, but it’s sheer enough that those with more pigmented lips will find more variation in how these shades look on their lips. Brit lasts around three or four hours on me, as compared to the original Rouge G line-up that lasts an average of five hours.

I love this kind of color for spring, though. It’s a pop of color without being bright or overwhelming and can be worn alone with just mascara or paired with a heavier eye look.

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

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