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Chanel Destiny (61) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Destiny (61) Le Blush Creme de Chanel
Chanel Destiny (61) Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Destiny (61) Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “golden beige.” It’s a peachy-brown with a satin finish and soft, warm undertones. MAC Honey Jasmine is more orange, brighter, powder. NARS Silvana is browner, more shimmery, powder. MAC Seasonawl Appeal is rosier, powder. MAC Eternal Sun is similar, powder. MAC Barefaced is more shimmery, powder. MAC Coppertone is similar, matte, powder. See comparison swatches.

It has buildable color where a little goes a long way, but the consistency allows you to blend it out to the sheerest layer, if desired. The texture is a lightweight, thin cream that almost immediately turns to powder when it touches the skin, but it doesn’t look like powder. It sets easily but stays blendable for a minute or so. It worked well over bare skin as well as over liquid foundation. I wore this shade yesterday over bare skin and over foundation, and the wear was really the same for me either way (I have normal-to-dry skin, but if you had oilier skin, you may see a difference in longevity compared to when patted over foundation), which was eight hours of nice wear, and then after nine hours, there was some noticeable fading but some color still apparent.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 & Liberty Nail Lacquers

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “the color of an oil base that floats on water with rainbow sparkles.” It’s a dirty, olive bronze with multi-colored shimmer and threads of khaki-bronze metallic shimmer. Though I held my nails every which way, in both natural light, artificial light, and direct sunlight, it didn’t shift much. The edges darkened and green tones came through at severe angles, rather than the dirty bronze/khaki coloring. The consistency was thinner than the average RBL, which means the consistency is not too thick or too thin. It had good color coverage with two coats. OCC Ripley is greener and doesn’t have the multi-colored shimmer. SpaRitual Lithophonic is darker, less shimmery. Dior Czarina Gold is much darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches. I wouldn’t consider any of those real dupes for this shade. This shade sold out before the pre-sale was even half-over, but it will be back later on this fall season, so if it’s up your alley, you’ll have another chance to snag it.

Liberty Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as the “image of the majestic Lady Liberty gleaming with reflective glass-flecks.” It’s a pale, pastel green with soft white flecks of shimmer. On me, it doesn’t read cool enough to be a true mint green, but on cooler complexions, it may turn more mint green. The formula was slightly thick, and I had good results overall, but one needs to be careful to apply medium coats, as thin tended to look streaky (I tried two thinner coats on my pinky nail, and it was slightly streaky). Illamasqua Mottle has a similar base color but has black glitter. China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On is slightly lighter. Butter London Fiver is lighter, more mint green. See comparison swatches.

I typically get seven days of wear with very minor tip wear but no chipping with Rescue Beauty Lounge’s formula. They tend to have a thicker formula that takes a bit longer to dry than the average polish.  Liberty should be available to the public next week.

Scrangie 2.0

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OCC Debuts at Comic-Con with Fragmented Lip Tar

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics makes their long-awaited debut at San Diego Comic-Con (July 18-21, 2013) in a collaboration with artist Gail Potocki.

To commemorate their arrival into Comic-Con, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has worked with renowned Symbolist painter Gail Potocki to launch a limited edition metallic Lip Tar that is inspired by her latest series of paintings, “Fragmented Alice” — a uniquely macabre take on Alice in Wonderland. The exclusive Lip Tar in ‘Fragmented’ is a metallic acid green shade that boasts an unprecedented amount of metallic pigment, leaving a spectacularly foil-like finish on the lips that’s unquestionably attention-getting. San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect platform to launch this collaboration as it has become the largest pop-culture event in the world and features not only comics but all aspects of popular arts. Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con can be the first to pick up ‘Fragmented’ Lip Tar: Metallic at the Century Guild booth (#2845) beginning on Preview Night, July 17th.

But that’s not all! ‘Fragmented’ Lip Tar: Metallic is a preview of what’s to come next from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon on the full “Fragmented Alice” limited-edition collection, set to launch August 2013.

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How to Organize Your Blushes – Tips and Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Organize Your Blushes

Share your best tips and tricks for organizing your blushes!  Share your best storage tips and how you keep everything within reach!

My Tips

  1. I always separate out the blushes that I always reach for, and then I keep them within reach or separated out so I can quickly find them when I need a go-to.
  2. If you have 384972934 blushes, you’ll probably need to do more micro-organizing and sort by brand, then color, or formula, then color.
  3. I think the best way is to organize by color or by undertone – so corals together, plums together, or warm-toned, neutral-toned, and cool-toned.  Think about how you choose what blush to pair with your look – are you looking for a color family, an undertone, a general lightness/darkness? Then I’d organize according to that.

Disney Ariel Collection (by Sephora) for Summer 2013


SEPHORA has created a series of captivating beauty collections inspired by beloved Disney Princess characters entitled Disney Reigning Beauties. Each limited edition seasonal collection focuses on the individual style, personality and story of a specific Disney Princess, bringing her to life in a way that inspires women to create their own princess moments.

This summer dive into a daring journey of curiosity and discovery with the Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by SEPHORA, an assortment of color cosmetics, a signature fragrance and princess-worthy accessories that are inspired by the world under the sea and bold determination of Ariel from the classic Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid. The Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by SEPHORA captures the ethereal, yet vibrant colors depicted in the film in a stunning array of treasures, beyond your wildest dreams.

Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Volume 3 Ariel Edition ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Chase the life you desire with this customized palette of 20 bright and brilliant shades, each inspired by and formulated to match the hues from the film. Encased in a keepsake box with original artwork that portrays Ariel in her grotto of collected treasures, these lustrous shades invite you to dare to dream and let your curiosity lead the way with a complete eyeshadow wardrobe.

  • Blue Lagoon The moon shimmering on the lagoon (shimmering blue)
  • Scuttle Ariel’s skintone while talking to Scuttle (shimmering pinky beige)
  • Flounder Flounder coming out of the water (matte nude)
  • Sebastian Sebastian’s face (matte coraly pink)
  • Flotsam Flotsam in the shadows (deep blue charcoal)
  • Sea Shells Ariel’s sisters singing (shimmering ivory)
  • Les Poissons Chef Louis’ bloodthirsty shadow in the ‘Le Poissons’ scene (dusty satin muave)
  • Caspian Sea Light reflecting through the water on Atlantica (shimmering rich turquoise)
  • Your Voice Ursula striking a deal with Ariel (glistening silver pearl)
  • Unfortunate Souls The smoke during Ursula’s finale (matte lavender grey)
  • Atlantica The shimmering turquoise colors of Atlantica (shimmering sea foam green)
  • Fins Ariel’s fin under the sea (glittery mermaid green)
  • Sick of Swimmin’ Ariel’s first breath of air with legs (shimmering opalescent)
  • Ursula Ursula’s skintone in the shadows (pearly purple)
  • Sha La La La Fish chorus singing to Ariel and Eric (matte dark fuchsia)
  • Triton The King shooting his triton (shimmering gold)
  • Wanderin’ Free Ariel imaging herself with legs (shimmering pink champagne)
  • Jetsam Jetsam’s fins in the shadows (deep teal with dark iridescent glitter)
  • Sea Witch The Sea Witch in all her power and glory (pearly violet)
  • Treasures Untold Glistening water from King’s triton (opalescent pale pink)

Part of Your World Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

Open your eyes to endless possibilities with this captivating palette with four vibrant shades that are easy to apply and blend for a variety of mesmerizing eye looks. Let your eyes shimmer like the sea with these inspiring shades, including:

  • What’s-It Matte clay grey
  • Who’s-It Glittering white
  • Dinglehopper Iridescent light teal
  • Snarfblat Violet with iridescent glitter

Sephora X What Cha-Nail-Callit Nail Lacquer Set ($24.50) (Limited Edition)

Make a splash and get into a sea of trouble when you discover these six delightfully daring lacquers. Each sea-inspired shade brings Ariel’s underwater kingdom into a whole new world. Shades include:

  • We In Luck Here Creamy coral red
  • Hotter Under The Water Creamy plum
  • Ariel Rich pearly turquoise
  • Off The Hook Ppearly silver chrome
  • Life Is The Bubbles Iridescent glittery shimmer
  • Devotin’ To Floatin’ Pearlescent teal

Mermaid Song Lipgloss Set ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

Be empowered, be bold, and find your voice with this set of four pigmented, glistening glosses that are fun and flirty, with a hint of feisty. Shades include:

  • Dream Girl Perky pink
  • Sea Witch Bold berry
  • Redhead Rich red
  • Mermaid Courageous coral

Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum ($58.00 / $19.00) (Limited Edition)

Feel the passion of the moment with Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum, an invigorating new fragrance inspired by the magical moment of true love’s first kiss. This captivating scent opens with a refreshing burst of bergamot, wet cucumber, and ozonic accord, and is brought to life with a splash of water notes, wild lilac and starfruit, all fused together with warm sandalwood and sensual velvet sensations of ambergris to make the moment last forever.

Set the Mood Compact Mirror ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

Bat your eyes and pucker your lips with this beautifully designed deep sea treasure.

Availability: June 2013 @ Sephora online, July 2013 in stores

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