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CEW Awards 2010 Finalists

CEW 2010 Award Finalists

Every year CEW members vote on the best products of the year for the CEW Awards. The CEW demo was held earlier this month and now the award finalists have been announced! The awards honor the best products in bath and body, skincare, hair, makeup, men’s grooming, scent and sun for both mass market and prestige categories. The list of finalists and award winners always make the best shopping lists so I wanted to share those with you. :)

And the nominees are…

MAKEUP: Eye Product Mass

  • CoverGirl – Smoky ShadowBlast
  • FLIRT! – Lash-a-delic™ Fast Defining Mascara
  • Maybelline New York – Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara
  • Neutrogena – Nourishing Eyeliner
  • Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner

MAKEUP: Eye Product Prestige

  • Clinique – High Impact Curling Mascara
  • Estée Lauder – Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil
  • Lancôme – Ôscillation Powerbooster Vibrating. Amplifying. Primer
  • MAC Cosmetics – Mineralize Eye Shadow
  • YSL Beauté – Mascara Singulier – Exaggerated Lashes, Dramatic Styling

MAKEUP: Face Product Mass

  • Avon Products, Inc. – Anew Wrinkle Zone Line Smoothing Duo
  • CoverGirl – Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
  • Maybelline New York – Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
  • Neutrogena – Mineral Sheers Concealer Kit SPF 20
  • Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Super Sheer Liquid Tint

MAKEUP: Face Product Prestige

  • Bare Escentuals – BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Infused with RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex
  • Clinique – Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty – Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20
  • MAC Cosmetics – Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
  • Origins – Multi-Grain™ Makeup SPF 14

MAKEUP: Lip Product Mass

  • CoverGirl – Outlast Lipstain
  • mark – Kissink Lip Tintmarker
  • Maybelline New York – Color Sensational Lipcolor
  • Neutrogena – MoistureShine Lipstick SPF 20
  • YOYO Lip Gloss, Inc – Minis

MAKEUP: Lip Product Prestige

  • Christian Dior – Dior Addict Lip Glow – Color Awakening Lip Balm SPF 10
  • Clinique – Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour
  • Estée Lauder – Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick
  • Guerlain – Le Rouge G de Guerlain
  • MAC Cosmetics – Cremesheen Glass

These are just the finalists for the makeup category, you can find the complete list of CEW Awards 2010 Finalists here. Have you tried any products from the finalists list? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010

You’re probably wondering where we have been lately! Well, at least I hope you have…

Right now I’m in New York City for my first Fashion Week ever. I arrived Friday morning and am flying back home to Seattle tomorrow afternoon. It has been a great experience, one that has been exciting and terrifying all the same time.


Backstage at Peter Som

I have lots to share with you when I get home. I went backstage at the Peter Som, Academy of Art, Chris Benz, Rachel Roy and Tibi shows so I have some photos and information to share with you. I also did some really, really good shopping here in New York that I am completely in love with and dying to try. Right now everything is safely secured in my luggage so I’ll spill the details soon as I get home and unpack all my goodies.

Until then, cross your fingers that my flight will leave on time tomorrow! I’m ready to go home to the comfort of my bed and get out of this weather. :)

Beyoncé to Launch 'Heat' Fragrance in NYC Feb. 2

Anybody in NYC looking for something to do next Tuesday, February 2? Other than watching the premiere of the final season of Lost – which is what I’ll be doing in Chicago…

Beyoncé is launching her first frangrance, Heat, with a big bash in NYC’s Union Square from 6pm-midnight. Heat sounds like it’s going to be a very warm, sweet but sensual fragrance. Open notes are magnolia, neroli and red vanilla orchid balanced with a touch of blush peach. It develops into almond macaroon, honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk and closes with sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber linger. I’m all over the amber notes at the end!

To celebrate the debut, Beyoncé will light up the sky with red lights and fog effects. I’ve got to say – there’s definitely something to launching a fragrance called Heat in the dead of winter. Wouldn’t you say?

Ashley Greene at New Moon LA Premiere

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The plan was to go to a local over-21 movie theater tonight to see New Moon but stupid Carla only thought of buying tickets for the movie the other day and sadly, by then it was sold out. So my plan is still to go to the local over-21 movie theater after work. At least this way I can have some deep fried pickles and sangria during the movie. ;)

I just love Ashley Greene’s look at the LA premiere of New Moon. Celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali gave Ashley a classic 60’s look with well-defined eyes with lots of lashes, a strong brow, clean skin and subtle pink/coral on lips and cheeks. Don’t you just love the white liner on her waterline?

To start, Vanessa evened out Ashley’s “nearly flawless skin” with Lancôme’s Effacernes concealer in Light Bisque underneath the eyes. “It gives clean, fresh, flawless coverage,” she said. Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick followed. Lancôme’s Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool topped the apples of the cheeks.

For Ashley’s dramatic eyes, Vanessa swept YSL’s Fard Lumiére Aquarésistant Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Sands over the entire eye. To define and elongate the lash line, Vanessa used Lancôme’s Artliner in Black and lined the inner rims with Shu Uemura’s Painting Liner in White. The finishing touch: a few generous coats of Lancôme’s Ôscillation Mascara in Black for “seductively lengthy lashes,” says Vanessa. Ashley’s brows were sculpted with Lancôme’s Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet.

Finally, Lancôme’s hot new lipstick from the Pout-á-Porter series—L’Absolu Rouge in Chris & Tell—made a sneak peek appearance. The gorgeous hue, which was created for designer Chris Benz’s Spring show, will be available in February. The Chris & Tell waiting list is open at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York counter. Call 212-940-2033 to be added to the waiting list.

Estee Lauder Makes Over Your Social Media Profile Picture

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Now isn’t this clever? We all want that perfect photo for our Facebook profile or our website, don’t we? I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to take a picture with the intent of posting it here but I delay because my makeup is not right or the lighting is wrong… it’s always something. Now Estee Lauder is helping you do it right. Stop by their counter during this event and they’ll give you a makeover and take your picture so that you can use it on your profile. Isn’t this a great idea?

Check out Estee Lauder’s Facebook page and Estee Lauder’s website for more information. If you attend the event near you, let us know all about it.

Meet Shu Uemura's Artistic Director Gina Brooke

This afternoon I met Shu Uemura’s Artistic Director Gina Brooke at Nordstrom’s Fall Trend show in downtown Seattle. Gina looked gorgeous, looking like she just stepped out of this photoshoot.  She spent a few minutes showing me how I can get that gorgeous glowing look. Right now she’s traveling across the country and she may be coming to your area soon so you can meet with her too!

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Philosophy Supernatural Saturdays and a Giveaway!

Philosophy wants you to look your best and starting this weekend, they are hosting Supernatural Saturdays at a Nordstrom store near you on October 3rd, 10th and 17th from 11 am to 6pm. Visit your local Philosophy counter for a personalized consultation, expert Q&A session on achieving your supernatural look, a free 4oz. Purity Made Simple facial cleanser and a chance to win a private supernatural party with five friends (when you purchase any two supernatural products). Call or stop by any Nordstrom to book your appointment, space is limited.

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In addition, Supernatural Saturday attendees at the select locations below will also receive an opportunity to share their own superbeautiful philosophy in Philosophy’s video booth and a free “Supernatural cosmetic bag” with any $100 Philosophy purchase.

Keep reading to find out which 3 locations are participating and for more information on our giveaway!

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Check Out The Makeup Show in NYC

Does spending the day checking out different makeup lines and shopping sound like your idea of a good time? Then you have to check out The Makeup Show NYC coming up on May 17th and 18th from 9am to 6pm.

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I checked out The Makeup Show in LA in March and had loved it. You can see some of the pictures I took below. I was able to pick up items not usually accessible to me at home (Hello Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight, I’m talking to you!) courtesy of exhibitors such as Frends Beauty Supply and had the chance to get acquainted with a few new lines like Powderpuff Squad. And have I mentioned the sales? A lot of the booths had sale prices on the products they were selling. Nice!

Tickets to The Makeup Show NYC are available at a discount is purchased in advance by May 14th for $45 for 1-day and $70 for 2-days. Otherwise tickets are available at the door for $65 for 1-day and $85 for 2-days.

Now for some good news… we’re giving away 2 tickets to the show! All you need to do is leave a comment in this post then we’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday. The winner is able to bring a guest to either day. You must be based in NYC or able to travel there on your own. Good luck!
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CEW's 2009 Award Winners!

cew-winner-lancome-oscillation This past Friday, CEW held it’s Beauty Awards ceremony and the winners are in! I don’t know about you but I always end using the award winners as a shopping list for products I want. This year’s award winners are no exception, I have already have my list going. :)

To celebrate Lancome’s win for Best Prestige Eye Product with their Oscillation mascara, we’re giving away 1 tube of the award winning mascara to a lucky reader. Check out the other 2009 CEW Beauty Awards winners then enter our giveaway!

BATH AND BODY

Body Treatment – Mass
Avon Anew Clinical Professional Stretch Mark Smoother

Body Treatment – Prestige
Ojon Tawaka “The Ball”

Scented Bath & Body – Mass
Vickery & Clarke Natural Apothecary Eucalyptus & Peppermint Cold & Sinus Soak

Scented Bath & Body – Prestige
Fresh Fig Apricot Bath and Shower Gel

FACIAL SKINCARE

Acne Treatment
Clean & Clear Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser

Anti-Aging – Mass
Olay Regenerist 14 Day Skin Intervention

Anti-Aging – Prestige
Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector

Cleanser & Scrub – Mass
Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser and Deep Clean Foaming Pads

Cleanser & Scrub – Prestige
Fresh Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant

Eye Treatment – Mass
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller

Eye Treatment – Prestige
Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment

Moisturizer – Mass
Olay Definity Color Recapture

Moisturizer – Prestige
Estee Lauder Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Moisturizer SPF 15

HAIR

Hair Care, Style & Coloring – Mass
Avon Advance Techniques Grey Root Touch-Up

Hair Care, Style & Coloring – Prestige
Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair

MAKEUP

Eye Product – Mass
L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara

Eye Product – Prestige
Lancome Oscillation Mascara

Face Product – Mass
Cover Girl Simply Ageless Foundation

Face Product – Prestige
Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation

Lip Product – Mass
Avon Pro-To-Go Lipstick

Lip Product – Prestige
YSL Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15

MEN’S GROOMING – ZIRH Drenched

SCENT

Men’s Scent
Prada Infusion d’Homme Eau de Toilette Spray

Women’s Scent – Mass
Avon Bond Girl 007

Women’s Scent – Prestige
Harajuku Lovers Fragrances “G”

SUN

Sun Product – Mass
Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 70

Sun Product – Prestige
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream

INDIE BEAUTY AWARD – NIA 24

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2009's CEW's Insider's Choice Beauty Award Finalists

cew-2009-beauty-insiders-choice Every year, the members of  CEW (which stands for Cosmetics Executive Women) vote of their favorite beauty products of the year. Product demonstrations were held back in February during Fashion Week in New York and the list of finalists was announced not too long ago.

I love these awards because these are products chosen by the professionals and experts in the beauty industry and who doesn’t love getting shopping tips from a professional? The nominee list makes a great shopping list! :) You can find a complete nominee list below.

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