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Le Metier de Beaute Pallid Incandescence Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Bergdorf Goodman Exclusive)

Le Metier de Beaute Pallid Incandescence Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Bergdorf Goodman Exclusive)

From runways to red carpets, the playful pops of color have made a name for themselves and with summer in full swing it’s safe to say the shades are here to stay. ‘Bright’ on trend, Le Metier de Beaute introduces a new Kaleidoscope Eye Kit that flaunts serious color: Pallid Incandescence. Blending electric and pastel hues, Pallid Incandescence is the ‘go-to’ for a brighter-than-bright must-have look this summer.

Inspired by complexity of light and transforms from pastel days to neon nights, Pallid Incandescence brings with it the summer’s brightest and boldest hues. Each shade playfully reflects on another with just the right amount of luminosity and beam for a sun goddess glow.

“Layer shades for more intensity or wear alone for a softer look,” comments Dustin Lujan, Le Métier de Beauté Resident Artist, Bergdorf Goodman. “Either way, the fierce flash of pop-­‐hued tones will liven up any look this summer season with statement and flair.”

This summer palette includes (top to bottom): Flush, a pastel pop of peach and pink, Lambent, an electric green with lively lime tones, Refulgent, an orangey/pink neon and Ultraviolet, a lightening punch of lilac.

Experience each rich hue through the previous, as all four pigments intertwine to create a prism for the ultimate color contrast with the wearer’s eye shape and color. Using
the Le Métier de Beauté signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each shade is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. The combination is famed for increasing the femininity of the eyes, while adding a dash of mystery.

Ladies, it’s time to get your neon on.

A Bergdorf Goodman exclusive, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Pallid Incandescence ($95 USD) will be available in early July 2012. For order information, please call Dustin Lujan at (212) 872-8612.

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MAC Betty and Veronica Archie Comics Collaboration

MAC Cosmetics and Archie Comics are collaborating on a full colour cosmetics collection celebrating the iconic looks of Betty and Veronica. Coming Spring 2013.

We want to know who your readers think should win Archie’s heart. They can tell us by texting “Betty” or “Veronica” to 898622 to support their favorite girl. Fans of the winner will be the first to hear when the collection is available online Spring 2013. Msg&Data rates may apply http://bit.ly/OCjeVK.

MAC Cosmetics kicks-off the start of San Diego Comic Con with a special event at our Gaslamp store with celebrated American comic book artist and illustrator, Dan Parent of the famed Archie Comics series, which introduced the world to beloved fictional teenagers Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica!

Dan will demonstrate illustrations and provide custom sketches for fans who drop into the MAC Cosmetics location just steps away from the San Diego Convention Center.

A street team of Archie’s will be walking around the streets of San Diego, encouraging fans to meet Dan at MAC Gaslamp.

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Revlon Pink Truffle Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Pink Truffle Colorburst Lip Butter
Revlon Pink Truffle Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Pink Truffle Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Pink Truffle ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a warm rosy pink with subtle white micro-shimmer and a naturally glossy finish. MAC Venus is pinker. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose is a little rosier. Thierry Mugler Feeling is redder and more frosted. Guerlain Cherry Blossom is similar in color but has a frosted finish, so it appears a smidgen lighter.  It’s a nice everyday-appropriate shade with a little more oomph–still, natural-looking and the finish only adds to how effortless it looks.

The color coverage is mostly opaque, though there is some translucency to the color, as you can still see my lip freckle peeking through. This formula is supposed to have sheer to medium color coverage, so this is a wee bit over but not by much.  Lip Butters have a divine consistency that’s really creamy, slick, and easy to apply, but it often comes at the expense of wear.  Pink Truffle was one of the longer-wearing shades I’ve tested from this range–three hours–which is only a little shy of my more typical four hour average for lipsticks. It contains a little less product than the average lipstick (typically 0.10 to 0.12 oz.) and requires more frequent reapplication, but it is a more moisturizing formula.

Pink Truffle
Pink Truffle

Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

What was the first Lancome product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I tried by Lancome was Pixel Pink, which was a lipstick that was part of the Pout-a-Porter series.  From there, I tried some of their summer bronzers, which usually have really gorgeous designs on them (my favorite was the Bamboo one). There are definitely products I like by Lancome, but it’s not a brand that I seem to gravitate towards on my own. I feel like I need someone to tell me something is amazing before I’ll check it out.

Share your first time experiences with Lancome in the comments! 🙂

Support the U.S. Olympic Team and Make Waves with P&G Beauty

Show your support by joining a wave!

Support the U.S. Olympic Team and Make Waves with P&G Beauty

With the London 2012 Olympic Games just a couple of weeks away, the inspiring female athletes on the U.S. Olympic Team are looking to make history in London this year. We can show our support by coming together and making a digital “wave”—just like you’d see at a sporting event—but now everyone can see it and participate without being at the Olympic Games. These women train hard, but they need both physical and emotional strength to be at the top of their game!

Having an excellent support system is such a great way to ensure success–I know that I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am today without the love and support of my friends and family, as well as the encouragement of the amazing readers that are part of our community. When people are cheering you on, encouraging you to pursue your dreams, and are with you every step of the way, you get more motivated, driven, and just have that extra oomph to take you to the home stretch. Every day, try encouraging yourself and others around you, because there are so many things worth celebrating in each of us and we need to come together to support each other so we can all reach our goals!

It’s me! 🙂

P&G Beauty has developed a new Facebook application called Make Waves, which brings us together so we can support our phenomenal female athletes of the U.S. Olympics Team. You can join celebrities Giuliana Rancic and Whitney Port by participating in a digital “wave” to keep the momentum going through the Olympic Games in London. P&G Beauty is asking: “What lifts your game?For me, it’s the love and support of my friends and family! You can join me in the Made in the Shade Wave!

P&G Beauty brands Always, Clairol, COVERGIRL, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Olay, Pantene, Secret, Tampax and Venus are proud of their commitment to help the U.S. Olympic Team and women everywhere achieve their personal best every day. Brands also have their own themed “waves” that you can join!

As part of P&G’s sponsorship of the 2012 Olympic Games, P&G Beauty brands such as COVERGIRL, Olay, Pantene and Secret have also pledged to donate $400,000 to the new P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund, enriching the health and wellness of young people by supporting youth sports programs across the country.

This post is sponsored by P&G Beauty.