Monthly Archives: August 2008

Weekend Reads for 8/16

Find out how you can WIN $365 bucks worth of Stila products during The Daily Cookie’s anniversary celebration!

The Muse is rounding up concealers! Check out a brand new concealer review for the weeks ahead at Musings of a Muse! No brand goes untouched! Lancome, Jelly Pong Pong, MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Drugstore Concealer finds are just some of the reviews the Muse will be diving into!

A Touch of Blusher got to meet YSL’s latest eye palette

The Makeup Divas tells you about a skinvigorating gift set that includes all the tools for looking better.

Beauty Junkie in SF finds that Too Faced’s New Mascara gets right to the point of things.

Want to know NYC “it girl” Julia Allison’s fave beauty tips? Beauty Blogging Junkie scored an exclusive interview! Click here to read Julia’s beauty recommendations from body lotion to faux lashes.

If you like your cosmetics cute and sassy, check out Beauty411’sreview of Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics. Enter the giveaway while you’re there!

Makeup Moxie reviews the new concealer/highlighter duo, Lorac Double Feature.

Take care of your skin! Head to The Beauty of Life now for your chance to win over $300 in Murad products!

Beauty Banter reviews the latest must-have fall color lines – MAC, Smashbox, Tarte, Prescriptives… and more!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you 18 makeup tips from the talented makeup artists at MAC Cosmetics.

Check out Rouge Deluxe’s buys from the Jill Stuart, Awake, Canmake and Majolica Majorca fall collections!

Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has already found her new fragrance from fall, Bond No 9’s Andy Warhol’s Lexington Avenue!

Pursebuzz.com shows you how to be part of MAC Cult of Cherry in just ten minutes. Eyes, lips and hair.. well hair is gonna cost you another ten minutes for hair 😛

Enter Beauty in Real Life’s Elizabeth Grant giveaway for a prize worth $100!

Toya from The Life of A Ladybug talks all about her favorite lip gloss of the summer! Come see what it is!

Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fabulous giveaways this week. Five lucky ladies will win Fancy, Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance…and one winner will receive Essie’s Fall 2008 Color Collection. What are you waiting for? Enter today!!!

makeup loves me exposes you to the rare treats that are givenchy’s fall collection – dandy.

How do you pull your hair back when you wash your face or put on makeup? Cybelesaysis having a contest to win one that will solve this issue for you.You will go back to your old way of doing it.

Are You Committing a Felony?

Top 10 Makeup Felonies

No one is innocent, not even Paris Hilton. Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles tells which beauty crimes to avoid

Before you make up your next face, there are 10 crucial no-nos you need to know. (Chances are you’re guilty of at least one of them.) To ensure that your best efforts aren’t wasted, we asked celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles to explain why these common mistakes really are that bad … as if fear of looking like one of these celebrity offenders isn’t enough …More

Signature Smoldering Eyes

If I had to pin down my signature makeup look, it’d be pink smokey eyes.  The look is very easy to do, extremely wearable, and most importantly, its pretty!  All you need to achieve this look are 3 eye shadow shades that you probably already have in your makeup bag – a chocolatey brown, a shimmering pink and a pearly highlighter.  I use Stila’s Eye Shadow Trio in Bronze Glow.

My Smoldering Eyes
My Smoldering Eyes

With a stiff brush, tap brown shadow onto lids, blending slightly upward.  Use a fluffy brush, blend the shimmering pink into the crease.  Follow with pearly highlighter along brow bones.  Next, line the entire eye with a creamy brown shadow, being sure to get the inside of the lower lids.  I like to use Josie Maran’s brown eye liner pencil.  It is perfect for creating this look since its texture is creamy and easily blended.  Better yet, since the formula is organic and gentle, I can apply to my inner lids without risk of irritation to my sensitive contact-bearing eyes.  Using a stiff smudge brush dipped in brown shadow, blend the liner all around the eye.  Follow with a couple of coats of mascara to achieve the ultimate smudgy, sexy look.

New MAC-Ness: Lustre Twins

We’re done catching up with MAC for the day and what a better way to end the day than to take a peak at the Lustre Twins collection.

MAC Cosmetics Lustre Twins collection Thank you to whoever thought of combining MAC’s Pro Longwears with their Lustreglass glosses, that is exactly what the Lustre Twins collection is. It features 9 limited edition lipcolors and 3 nail colors. This is my favorite out of all of the new releases, I love anything that is long lasting and shines.

Here’s what’s included:

Lip Color
Pink Air/White Top – lustre Light pink with pearl and a top coat of clear white with red and pink.
Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush – clean bright pink coral with gold pearl and a top coat of yellow pink with gold pearl.
Custom Rose/Pink Virtue – berry plum with pearl with a top coat of light blue pink with silver pearl.
Gypsy Rose/Shimmer It – berry red with gold pearl and a top coat of white gold with multicoloured pearl.
Boss and Ready/Slave to Pink – chocolate bronze with pearl with a top coat of champagne neutral with pearl.
Red Flame/Orange Flicker – intense bright yellow red with a top coat of bright yellow red with gold pearl.
Red Reflection/Mirror – deep berry magenta with pearl with a top coat of clear with white pearl.
Coco Lust/Sweet Sexy – deep red brown with a top coat of copper brown with gold pearl.
Alta Moda/Hip Love – deep blackend red with a top coat of deep plum with red pearl.

Nail Lacquer
$$$$$ Yes – metallic silver foil.
Perplexing – deep blue purple.
Firehouse – clean bright chrome red.

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What did you pick up? I picked up the Custom Rose/Pink Virtue, Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush and Red Flame/Orange Flicker lip colors and the $$$$$ Yes nail color. I missed it when it came out with Heatherette so I was glad to see it come back. Sometimes if you wait long enough, your patience is rewarded. 🙂

New MAC-Ness: Starflash

Next up is the Starflash collection, we got one more to go…

MAC Cosmetics Starflash collection The Starflash collection features 12 new limited edition eyeshadows and 4 limited edition kohl eyeliners. As the collection’s title suggest, all of these shadows have a bit of flash to them and what’s not to love there? Even a few of the eyeliners have a bit of flash to them.

Here’s what’s in this collection:

Eyeshadows
Dreammaker – frosty yellow gold.
Grand Entrance – frosty neutral peach beige.
Bold & Brazen – frosty light copper.
Sunset B. – frosty clean mid-tone pink.
Lotusland – frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl.
Talent Pool – frosty blue green with gold pearl.
Mink & Sable – frosty olive green.
Smoke & Diamonds – frosty dirty taupe.
Go – frosted bronze.
Glamour Check! – frosty reddish brown.
Top Hat – frosty dirty indigo.
Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue.

Kohl Power Eyeliner
Raven – intense black with red pearl.
Orpheus – intense black with gold pearl.
Mystery – rich black with green and teal pearl.
Feline – rich black.

MAC Cosmetics Starflash collection

What did you pick up? I am loving Smoke and Diamonds, the frosty taupe color is just gorgeous. It’s no wonder it’s sold out online but check out your local counter, you may be in luck.

New MAC-Ness: New View

Now we are taking a look at the New View collection from MAC Cosmetics.

MAC Cosmetics New View collection The New View collection features 5 new limited edition Mineralize Skinfinishes with matte and shimmer product all in one pan. I really wish these Mineralize Skinfinishes were permanent products in MAC’s line, the duo is just so convenient.

This collection also introduces the new 189 face brush. This brush has very soft synthetic bristles so it’s great to use with these Mineralize Skinfinishes but also works well with cream based products. I picked it up and I’ve been using it to put on my Studio Fix.

Here’s what’s in this collection:

Light Medium/Natural and Shimmer – pale golden beige and warm yellow beige.
Medium/Natural and Shimmer – soft creamy beige and light peachy pink.
Medium Dark/Natural and Shimmer – caramel and light tan.
Dark/Natural and Shimmer – deep caramel and mid-tone yellow gold.
Deep Dark/Natural and Shimmer – rich golden bronze and deep copper bronze.

MAC Cosmetics New View collection

What did you pick up? Don’t forget, free shipping from now until August 23rd.

New MAC-Ness: Sonic Chic

In continuing with our MAC catch up day, we’re now taking a look at the Sonic Chic collection.

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic Collection Sonic Chic is a limited edition collection of Mineralize Blushes. Its baked formula goes on sheer but is completely buildable to give you a gorgeous glow. I’m loving these blushes right now and I’m not usually a blush gal.

Here’s what the collection features:

Dainty – light yellow pink with gold pearl.
Warm Soul – midtone beige with gold pearl.
Nuance – midtone peach with gold pearl.
Gleeful – deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.
Gentle – raspberry with gold pearl.
Love Joy – warm midtone brown with gold pearl.
Merrily – midtone dirty (burned) red with gold pearl.
Pleasantry – intense midtone blue pink with gold pearl.
Love Thing – dirty burgundy with gold pearl.

MAC Cosmetics Sonic Chic Collection

What did you pick up? Don’t forget… free shipping from now until August 23rd.

New MAC-Ness: Electroflash

MAC Cosmetics Electroflash In all the confusion of getting ready to move over to a new system and a new host, I neglected my duties as a fellow MAC addict to talk about MAC’s new collections so we’re playing catch up today.

First up is the Electroflash collection. It’s a limited edition collection featuring 4 new lipsticks, 4 new lipglosses and 9 new Mineralize eyeshadow duos all with a little bit of sizzle to them. Here’s what’s included:

Lipstick
Vanity’s Child – sheer pale beige with pearl.
Fast Thrill – frosty clean mid-tone pink with pearl.
Mellow Mood – glossy mid-tone dirty pink with pearl.
Dangerously Hot – creamy deep brown red.

Lipglass
Cultureclash – frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl.
Major Minor – frosty mid-tone beige with multi-dimensional pearl.
Sonic Vibe – frosty mid-tone pink with multi-dimensional pearl.
Li’ Hot Pepper – frosty burnt red with multi-dimensional pearl.

MAC Cosmetics Electroflash

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos
Play on Plums – peachy gold with pink and bronze veining and bronzed burgundy mono.
Sea & Sky – silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining and bright blue mono.
Hot Contrast – dirty red with silver and black veining and black mono.
Love Connection – pale beige with gold and blue veining and warm gold mono.
Two to Glow – dirty bronze with pink and orange veining and orange mono.
Odd Couple – warm gold with lavender and bronze veining and purple mono.
Polar Opposites – dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining and true silver mono.
Fresh Green Mix – golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining and lime mono.
Pink Split – dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining and pink with gold pearl mono.

What did you pick up? It’s not too late, MAC is offering free shipping from now until August 23rd.