Monthly Archives: January 2008

Amazing Lash Power

Very soon on Clinique.com will be introducing a mascara that until recently was only sold in Asian markets and it’s called Lash Power.

Clinique Lash Power Mascara You’re probably noticing that this mascara’s wand is quite a bit smaller than in other mascaras now on the market. I like this new smaller wand, it’s almost as if I put on my mascara this morning with more confidence that usual. This wand made it easier for me to control the application without fear of smudging. I was able to get in close and be more precise.

As for the mascara’s wear, it’s meant to stand up to the elements and remove easily with warm water. I haven’t put the mascara through the gym or rain test yet but I was really happy with how it performed. I put it on in the morning before work and it was still on without flaking or sliding into my under eye area by the time I went to wash my face before bed. My two coats held up and my lashes still looked defined and lusciously long.

Removing the mascara wasn’t quite what I expected though. The formula of this product, which I don’t know much about at this time, seems to be like that of Blinc’s Kiss Me Mascara where it coats lashes in what seems like little tubes. Only this seems to be a bit easier to remove than Blinc’s. I didn’t have to tug at my lashes as much, just a bit of rubbing and the mascara started coming off.

You can get a 2-week sample of Lash Power now with any $50 purchase on Clinique.com, just use offer code LASH08 at checkout. You can also find it at Nordstrom’s now (thanks Lauren).

An Evening of Fashion and Beauty

Want to get your hands on Lancome’s new limited edition Juicy Tubes from London designer Christopher Kane before they hit counters in March?

Lancome Christopher Kane Limited Edition Juicy Tube Product Girl readers are invited to join Lancome to get catwalk ready with Fashion Week and Celebrity Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Daniel Martin, Lancome Spokesmodel Selena Breed, author of the acclaimed book “Violet on the Runway” Melissa Walker and the Lancome Backstage Makeup Team on Friday, February 1st at the Lancome Boutique at Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.

There will be gift bags, mocktails and cupcakes. Also, receive a complimentary copy of “Violet by Design” and an official Lancome Backstage t-shirt with any purchase of a limited edition Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes and a Lancome Mascara.

When: Friday, February 1, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lancome | The Boutique | 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078
RSVP: cschramke@lancome-usa.com (Please include full name, phone number and that you are RSVPing for the New Jersey event)

If you attend, let us know! We’d love to hear all about it.

Bobbi Brown's New Creamy Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color While you’re at the Bobbi Brown product, you may want to check out her new Creamy Lip Colors.

This product comes in matte and shimmery shades that is like butter on your lips. It features Shea Butter and other skin conditioners to keep lips soft and provides rich, creamy color that lasts. I’ve been told that the color is not as heavily pigmented as a regular matte or shimmery lipstick but what it lacks in pigment, sounds like it makes up it in wear. I’ve added Heather Buff and Honeysuckle to my shopping list, what shades would you add?

Ripe for Spring

With her new spring collection, Bobbi Brown is treating us all to fresh pink raspberries. This new Pink Raspberry collection features new pot rouge, lipglosses, lip pencils, lip sheers and a gorgeous new palette.

Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Palette The Pink Raspberry palette features beautiful universally flattering shades. Starting with Navajo and Fog eyeshadows, Navajo is an all-over lid/base color and Fog is a medium grey shadow with a very light touch of sparkle to it. Fog can make a great crease color when used lightly or smuged along the lash line. Pink Raspberry blush may seem a little alarming but it’s very pretty on, the key is to not have a heavy hand with this. Finally there’s the lip color. Rapsberry and Blue Raspberry are Lip Sheers so as the name suggests, are less pigmented than your normal lipstick. I’ve been loving Blue Raspberry, even on a fair girl, this is a great “my lips but better” shade.

Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Lipgloss Now for the lip glosses, Pink Raspberry and Pink Popsicle. I was a little concerned that these shades might be too pink for me but once I tried them on, I changed my mind. I’m now a believer in the power of pink. If you like a bit of sparkle in your gloss, try Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss. It’s got gorgeous hints of blue reflects and it just looks stunning on. Otherwise, Pink Popsicle is a great pop of bright, sheer pink.

Most of this collection is limited edition so pick up what you can while you can. According to the website though, it does look like the Pink Raspberry Pot Rouge is here to stay. I think that might be my next purchase at Nordstroms.

Youth in a Jar

Speaking of Estee Lauder, they’ve introduced Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme, which sounds pretty interesting.

Estee Lauder's Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme This new luxury creme promises to make your skin more vibrant, supple and hydrated. It features Resveratrate, Estee Lauder’s patent pending breakthrough. It’s a form of Resveratrol that is more stable and concentrated. It’s also known as an anti-oxidant and anti-irritant. This product also features South Sea Pearls and Camelina Sativa Oil to give skin a youthful vitality, smoothness and tone. You would use this creme morning and night.

Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme costs a pretty penny, it costs $250 to be exact but if the price tag is within your means, you can find this at Estee Lauder counters and online.

Beauty Duty for 1/28

Check out A Touch of Blusher’s ultimate seasonal makeup archive.

GlamBlush wants you to meet Rita Hazan – colorist to the stars, and now guest blogger on GlamBlush!

KRiSTOPHER loves a boss Poppie Couture clutch.

Ellen from Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint asks do you have a wish? Enter the Pantene Beautiful Wishes contest for a chance to have your wishes granted! For every Wish made, $1 will be donated on behalf of the wish-maker to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

At Make Her Up, we have picked the best looks of the SAG Awards – and shown you how to copy the look yourself! Go to Make Her Up to see the styles of celebrities from Angelina Jolie to Rebecca Gayheart!

Lianne at The Makeup Girl has the prescription for dry winter skin

WELOVEBEAUTY.com is excited about the shout out in SELF Magazine as one of the magazine’s favorite beauty blogs!

Signature Lips

Looking for a new lipstick to try? Give Estee Lauder’s new Signature Lipstick a try.

Estee Lauder's Signature Lipstick Estee Lauder has worked hard to revamp their iconic Signature Lipstick from it’s original formulation, from the packaging down to the lipstick itself. The tube is now sleeker and the cap snaps shut. The lipstick is now more emollient, has a lightweight feel and is moisturizing with the signature scent we’ve come to know from Estee Lauder, vanilla and fig. I never get tired of this scent on my lips. I’ve been wearing this lipstick in Burnished Bronze and Rich Currant quite a bit and I was happy to see that this lipstick is pretty long wearing, particularly when I wear Rich Currant. This darker shade almost seems to stain my lips.

You can find this lipstick at Estee Lauder counters everywhere and online, where you can now get free shipping with a $50 purchase.

A Whimsical and Girly Scent

One look at Nanette Lepore’s signature perfume and you can’t help but be drawn in. The bottle is girly and whimsical, and fragrance inside is intriguing.

Nanette Lepore Perfume This scent is what Nanette Lepore likes to call a “fragrance tapestry”, weaving threads together to create a fragrance inspired by the designer’s very own daughter/muse, Violet. It features top notes of moonstone rose, white peach and white cranberry. The middle notes include magenta nectar, black currant, orange jasmine and Persian lime juice. This all settles on a base of violet, amber and Indian sandalwood.

If floral fragrances are your cup of tea, I think you’ll like Nanette Lepore. It’s fruity but not too sweet. At first, the note I seem to detect the most is the white peach and I really enjoy how fresh and sparkling it is. As it dries down, it seems to become powdery and there’s a sensuality in it that I really like, thanks to the amber and Indian sandalwood base notes. This is one tapestry that I am truly enjoying.

New from Essie

For this spring season, Essie is releasing 6 new shades that are fun, feminine and flirty. These shades are a great way to transition your nails from winter to spring. Say goodbye to your dark shades and play with these fresh new shades.

Essie's Spring 2008 collection

From right to left, here are the shades in this new collection:

  • Hi Maintenance: a sheer pale pink.
  • Great Expectations: a sheer gray with a hint of glimmer.
  • Body Language: a neutral mix of gray and pink.
  • Secret Affair: an opalescent taupe with a touch of pink.
  • Hard to Get: a vibrant opaque pink.
  • Looking for Love: a sheer lavender.

My favorites are Looking for Love, Great Expectations and Secret Affair. A sheer lavender Like Looking for Love may sound like an odd choice for your nails but it’s really pretty. You can find these new Essie shades in stores and salons this Friday, February 1st.

Spring Time with Chanel

For me, it’s hard to stray from my go to colors in the winter… more warm, neutral shades. Chanel’s new collection is steering us towards cooler shades for the upcoming spring season with shades of blue, soft pinks and iridescent whites.

Chanel's Spring 2008 Collection

This spring collection has quite a few gems in it. Here’s what it includes:

As always, I do have my favorites in this collection. I always flip out over the nail color in their collections and this one is no different. While Blue Satin may be all the rage right now, I have to say that I really gravitated towards White Satin and Rose Satin more than the other shades, not to say that they aren’t gorgeous though… especially Azur, you could have a lot of fun layering with that shade.

Chanel White Satin Nail Colour I find White Satin and Rose Satin to be a bit more everyday-wear friendly than Blue Satin. White Satin is a great neutral shade if you’re looking for a pale white. Don’t worry, it’s not like using White-Out on your nails, I don’t think Chanel would ever do that to us. Then Rose Satin is just a very pretty, soft pink. It’s really quite beautiful. I was never into wearing light pink on my nails and this shade has inspired me to start stepping away from my beloved reds.

Chanel Enchanteresse Powder BlushI also really like the Powder Blushes in this collection. Enchanteresse is a great combination of blush and bronzer in one for my skin tone and it doesn’t leave me looking too flushed. Then you have Luna, a white powder highlighter. I love it because it leaves behind a very fine shimmer and the pigment in the powder is just right. It’s got just the right amount so you can building an the application if you need to. I tend to be a little heavy handed with highlighters so this is a good thing for me. I can start small and work my way up.

Karen at the Makeup and Beauty Blog has some great swatches posted as well as a gorgeous FOTD using these shades you can check out.