Monday, January 31, 2011

MAC Quite Cute Collection Spring 2011

Mac Quite Cute Collection Spring 2011
From MAC, "The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and butterfly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!"

"Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!"

US & Canada Release Date: April 7th, 2011
International Release Date: Later April 2011

Click HERE for my swatches on both lips and hand as well as a full review of all five lipsticks from quite cute
Lipstick $14.50 US - $17.50 CDN
* Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink Satin finish (Limited Edition)
* Saint Germain Pastel pink Amplified Creame finish (Permanent)
* Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink Matte finish (Limited Edition)
* Quite Cute Bright white lavender Cremesheen (Limited Edition)
* Play Time Intense violet Cremesheen (Limited Edition)

Plushglass $18.50 US - $22.00 CDN
* Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
* Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
* Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
* I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil $13.00 US - $15.50 CDN
* In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad $36.00 US - $43.00 CDN
* Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
* Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blushes $23.00 US - $27.50 CDN
* Giggly - Light pink with pearly plum heart and frost finish(Limited Edition)
* Sakura - Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart and frost finish(Limited Edition)
* Miss Behave - Light beige with pearly mint green heart and frost finish(Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer
* Ice Cream Cake - Blue pink cream (Limited Edition)
* Little Girl Type - Pale lavender cream (Limited Edition)
* Mischievous - Pale blue mint cream (Limited Edition)

False Lashes $14.00 US - 17.00 CDN

* #7 Lash Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash (Permanent)

I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about this collection. The recent MAC collections have been so-so for me, but these colors sound lovely and perfect for spring. I'm predicting these colors are going to sell-out extremely fast. I'll keep you updated when I get more information on the collection as well as post pictures.

Also, exciting news! I'm going to have a giveaway later and a couple lucky readers will something from the new Quite Cute Collection. 

What do you think about the new collection? Comment below and let me know your wish list : )

Tina Fey Makeup SAG Awards 2011

According to Lancome Cosmetics, "celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass gave Tina Fey a fresh look with modern touches of Old Hollywood." The Old Hollywood glamour mixed with modern influences was a really big trend amongst the actresses at the 2011 SAG Awards.

"Bass put the emphasis on Tina's eyes, with liner on top and bottom and three coats of mascara. Rosy cheeks lit up her face, while the neutral glossy lips had true staying power."

Tina was wearing a red gown with lace-like floral accents paired with leaf shaped, diamond-encrusted earrings. Her hair was styled up with side-swept bangs and a semi-messy bun/pony combo, but with an elegant twist.

Here is a list of the exact products Tina Fey was wearing, all courtesy of Lancome, at the Screen Actor Guild Awards. If you'd like me to list cheaper alternatives for the products like I did for some of the other SAG Actresses, comment below and let me know.

*Absolue Bx Makeup
*Effacernes Waterproof Concealer
*Blush Subtil Shimmer in Coral Sunset

*Artliner Noir
*Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner in Black
*Hypnose Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara in Black

*Le Lipstique in Sheer Natural
*Le Laque Fever Lipshine in Lucent Nude

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Natalie Portman Makeup 2011 SAG Awards

Natalie Portman wore Dior makeup to the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Natalie's makeup artist is Eileen Kastner-Delago, who created a look inspired by Old Hollywood glamour with a modern spin. Kastner-Delago said "I wanted to give her dewy, glowing skin and slightly smokey eyes with a natural lip color." This seems to have been the big trend for makeup at the Sag Awards.

Here is a list of the makeup Natalie is wearing:

Dior Capture Total High Definition Serum Foundation
Dior Skinflash in Sunbeam #003
DiorSkin Wear-Extending Invisible Retouch Powder

Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Stylish Move #970 and Sunset Cafe #440
Diorshow Mascara in black

Lips Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Pink Protegee #664 and Dior Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Satin Peach #236

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Julia Stiles Makeup 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

I'm really digging the makeup Julia Stiles wore to the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards this year. The plum smokey eye really draws attention to her eyes and I've rarely seen her with makeup like this.

Stiles' dress is also lovely, she went for a more casual dress with a fashionista twist. The dress has an ombre color, meaning the color fades as it goes up, going from navy to white. She paired the dress with vintage-esque earrings, a purple ring and a diamond encrusted bracelet. She wore her hair in wavy, natural looking curls and had her nails done in gray.

*Julia is wearing a mauvey-purple smokey eye. Try using Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in the shade Plum Smokes. Sweep the light mauve shade all over the lid and put the dark plum color into the crease and outer-corners of the eye.
*Use a light black or charcoal eyeliner around the top and bottom lashes. Take one of the plum/mauve shades from the quad and put that just below your bottom eyeliner to make the eyes pop like Julia's.
*Stile's kept her lashes somewhat natural and defined, so apply one-to-two coats of black mascara to finish-up the eyes.

*Julia doesn't appear to be wearing a heavy foundation, so try using a tinted moisturizer or just a powder all over the face to keep your skin looking natural like hers.
*She has peachy blush on cheeks. Try using the new elf studio creme blush in the shade heartbreaker.
*Stile's is wearing a nude lip with peachy/pink tint. Try using CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in the shade Heavenly.

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How-To Adam Lambert SAG Awards Makeup 2011

I've come to realize that I've never written an article for my blog on makeup for men and who better represent my first men's makeup post than Adam Lambert. His makeup look for the 2011 Screen Actor's Guild Awards is a nice shimmery smokey eye, which can be worn by men and women. If you'd like to see how Adam's makeup would look on you, here's how to duplicate it.

*Apply a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone.
*Use a bronzer one-to-two shades darker than your skin tone to contour your cheekbones. Start where the top of your ear connects to your face and sweep it downward underneath the cheekbone.

It's hard to see exactly which shades of eyeshadow he has from this picture, but it appears to be a dark charcoal shade. So apply the color all over the eyelid and blend it out really well - his shadow is faded as it goes up. Line the top and bottom lashes with a dark black eyeliner. Make the liner on the bottom fairly thick and apply the color to your water-line as well. I suggest using Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Oilslick. Then apply a black shadow with blue shimmer over the bottom liner, such as Medusa Eye Dust in Helter Skelter. Not only does this add the shimmer like Adam's, but it will help keep your eyeliner from smudging as easily.
Finally, apply a coat or two of your favorite black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Apply a clear lip balm and now you're done! : )

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How-To Kim Kardashian SAG Awards 2011 Makeup

Kim Kardasian stepped away from her smokey-eye look and did a more natural look for the SAG Awards on January 30, 2011. She sported a bright purple gown with silver beading and diamond drop earrings.

Kim's makeup was extremely natural, aside from the fake spider-like eyelashes. Her look can be duplicated very easily.

*First, apply foundation or tinted moisturizes all over the face to even out the skin-tone.

*Next apply an eyeshadow all over the lid that's almost the same color as your skin. Do a thin line of black liquid liner around the top of the eyes and apply a charcoal color to the bottom lash-line going only halfway in and be very light-handed. Slightly smudge the charcoal so it looks natural. Apply a coat of mascara to the bottom lashes and apply some false lashes to the top. Try layering two pairs of the Ardell 134 lashes to achieve a spider-lash look like Kim's.

*For nude, glossy lips, use Revlon Soft Nude and top it off with NYX Lip Gloss in Whipped.

What do you think of Kim's look? I think the spider lashes are a bit much, but she did the right thing pairing them with a nude eye rather than her usual smokey.

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How-To Mila Kunis 2011 SAG Awards Makeup

Mila Kunis was said to be the best dressed woman at the 2011 SAG Awards on Sunday, January 30 in Los Angeles, California. She is nominated for a SAG Award for her supporting role in Black Swan.

Mila wore a beautiful red Alexander McQueen gown. The dress had a belted waist and sweetheart neckline, which was accessorized with a with a gold Cartier cuff. She wore her hair down in curly ringlets and did her makeup with dramatic eyes and pinky nude lips.

Here's how to get Mila's makeup.
*Use Revlon Colorstay Quad in Sultry Smokes (or any quad with black, gray, and navy). Sweep the gray shade all over the lid and put the black shade in the outer corners of the eyes.
*Use a black eyeliner around the top eyelid and in the bottom waterline. Do not use the black to line the bottom of the eyes. Mila used a navy blue color for the bottom liner. So take the navy shade in the smokey quad and wet the tip of your brush to transform it into a sultry, smokey liner.
* Mila is wearing some dramatic lashes for this look, so apply a pair of false lashes such as the ardel wispies.

*Mila has a smooth, poreless look to her skin. Try using the new Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation, which claims to shrink your pores for a nice smooth look.
*She has peachy pink blush on cheeks. Try using NYX Blush in Peach starting at the apples of your cheeks and sweeping upwards towards your temples.

*Mila's lips are very simple. She appears to be wearing a nude, but with a pink tint. Try using CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Delish.

What do you think of Mila’s dress, hair, and makeup? Comment Below and let me know what you think.

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New MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

Release Date: US - Canada: March 3rd, 2011
International Release: Later March 2011

Mac is releasing a new line of lipsticks with a high sheen finish formula. These will be limited edition and available in several new shades. A list of the shades is provided below.
Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Limited Edition

* Bare Again
* Behave Yourself
* Can’t Get Enough
* Can’t Resist
* Full Speed
* Good to be Bad
* Gotta Dash!
* Impressive
* Insanely It
* Look at Her!
* New Temptation
* Quite the Thing!
* Supremely Confident
* Ultra Darling

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Sale Alerts! Cherry Culture, Sally Beauty, & More

Hello readers, I'm going to start letting you in on the great deals I find. Here are a few of my favorites going on right now.

20% off everything at using code VDS20. The sale runs now through February 1st. You can also get free shipping on orders of $40 or more. Also, don't forget you receive points for each dollar you spend and you can redeem the points for giftcards on future purchases.

*Free China Glaze Nail Polish with purchase of Seche Vite Topcoat at Sally Beauty Supply. This is really great deal because most places already charge upwards of $10 for the Seche topcoat, but it's only $7.99 at Sally's Beauty Supply. So, you get a China Glaze Nail Polish and the topcoat for $7.99. Amazing deal, right? I picked it up with Strawberry Fields, a raspberry pink with gold shimmer, which was from two summers ago.

50% Off Select Revlon Styling Tools at Walgreens. The ad says valid on Designer Series Ionic Hair Dryer and Perfect Heat Straighteners. I'm not quite sure how much these retail for, but at 50%, I'm sure they will be a steal.

50% ELF Lip Products with code bcglips and at least $15 worth of product. Expires Feb. 15, 2011

10 Free Samples with any purchase using code splurge. I'm not sure when it expires, but this is great way to test-out perfumes before buying them (especially if you don't live near a Sephora and have to blindly pick from online)=

There you have it. A few of my favorite deals going on right now. Let me know if you take advantage of any of the sales and if you'd like to keep seeing sale alerts in the future. Thanks for reading : )
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mac Viva Glam Gaga ii lipstick and lipgloss

MAC Cosmetics has signed Lady Gaga to be the face of their Viva Glam campaign for the second year in a row. The first promotional photo is above and I also found a picture of the lipstick and lip gloss. These will retail for $14.50 and all proceeds go aids charity fund.

Release Date: February 17th for US and March for International

Click Here for swatches of the lipstick as well as dupes/comparison pictures. I found a couple that are very similar and only $3.

Also Click Hereto see my post and pictures of Viva Glam Gaga I and it's comparison to Saint Germain.

Lady gaga prom image belongs to mac cosmetics. product photo is not mine and was found on google images

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Project Dupe

Hello faithful readers(and also people who randomly just found the blog 8D), I'm starting up a Makeup Dupe List in February 2011 and I'd love your help to make it the best dupe list ever! If you know of any dupes to higher-end products, please leave a comment below. Also, if you send a dupe in, I'd love it if you send a link to comparison swatches of the products, because either way, I'm going to make sure and verify each dupe - I don't want to give you guys suggestions for dupes if they really aren't very close.

With that being said, please be sure that the dupes are at least 80% similar. If you aren't completely sure if it's a dupe, but you hear it may be, just state that. Let me know.. hey, i've heard there is great dupe for stila kitten eyeshadow, it's so-and-so, but I can't be certain. Get the drift?

Okay, now that all of that is out of the way, let's get to duping. I'm currently preparing a list of all of the dupes I have verified and I'm thinking of doing a separate list for possible, but not sure, dupes that hopefully some of my lovely readers can verify. With everyone's help and participation, we can make the best dupe lists ever, yay :D

And finally, if I find that no one responds, I'll just leave my own little list up. So it's up to my readers how much they want the best dupe list : )

Oh, and the dupe list will be found under the Makeup Dupe Tab at the top of the page or you can click here

Good Luck! :D

Mac Lightfully Bright Collection

I know what you are thinking... another MAC Collection post? Yes, it's true. Where there's the last three MAC collection posts, there's about five more waiting to be posted (and that's not an exaggeration). I don't know any other company that launches new collection every other week (not sure if that's a good or bad thing), but kudos to them for keeping busy and making such a variety of products available.

Now, there is one thing that makes this collection much different from all other MAC collections. Skincare. Lightfully Bright contains their first skincare line, which will also release 4 limited edition lipglasses. The collection was first developed in Asia and incorporates MAC’s exclusive triple brightening action and mineral-charged water technology to make skin radiant and lustrous.

* Outer Space: White with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
* Astro Cool: Lavender with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
* Atmospheric: Light Pink with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
* Ethereal: Light blue with pink pearl (Limited Edition)

Lightful Deep Ultramoisture Creme $38.00 US - $46.50 CDN
*Lightweight gel/cream that provides moisture-locking technology. Instantly hydrates skin and smooths skin and helps it look more luminous over time.

Lightful Active Softening Lotion $30.00 US - $36.00 CDN
*Hydrating lotion which infuses depleted skin with moisture. Leaves skin refreshed, soothed and soft.

Lightful Foaming Creme Cleanser $24.00 US - 29.00 CDN
*Soothing creamy mousse cleanses and rebalances skin. Leaves skin feeling clean without being stripped or dehydrated.

Lightful Charged Essence $40.00 US - $48.00 CDN
*Lightweight gel that helps skin look and feel smoother, softer, brighter and more resilient.

Release Date: February 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011

New Wet N Wild Color Icon Nail Polish Swatches, Pictures, Review

Wet N' Wild released a group of new products this month including eyeshadows, nail polish, lip gloss and more. I did a review on all of the eyeshadow palettes (click here if you want to see that) and now I've finally finished the review for nail polishes.

The colors I have are:
*Gray's Anatomy - A pearly gray with a both a pink and green duochrome finish. This is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game
*Saved By The Blue - A medium blue with blue duochrome and a super shiny finish, almost metallic, but not quite.
*Hannah Pinktana - A pink holographic glitter. This is best used over another shade. The glitter specs look to be pink, green, gold and a very few purple sparks. It's gorgeous over their nail polish Buffy The Violet Slayer.
*Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire - Light blue holographic glitter. Again, best when paired over another color, such as Saved By The Blue. Has specs of green, gold, silver and i think a few orangey/red specs as well.
*Buffy The Violet Slayer - A medium to dark purple with a magenta sheen. If you look closely through the bottle purple/magenta shimmer, but this doesnt show up when applied. It has the same finish as Saved By The Blue, almost metallic, but not.
*Teal Of Fortune - A green almost turquoise color with different shades of green glass specs. This is my favorite stand-alone shade in the collection. It's a dupe for OPI Catch Me In Your Net and is also pretty similar to Zoya's Charla.

Here are the swatches on plain white paper. Top Row: Gray's Anatomy, Saved By The Blue, Hannah Pinktana. Second Row: Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, Teal Of Fortune, Buffy The Violet Slayer.
Swatched here is Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire over Saved By The Blue and Hannah Pinktana over Buffy The Violet Slayer.
This one is blurry, but the beautiful holographic sparkle can be seen. It seems sparkle always shows up well in the blurry ones. Go figure.

Overall, I really like these polishes. They apply easily, have good pigmentation(except the holographics which look best layered over other polish), and they picked great color choices. All of the colors are lovely and have several different finishes. There's really something for anyone, and these are only $1.99!

Make Up For Ever Tres Vichy Spring 2011

The Make Up For Ever Tres Vichy Spring 2011 makeup collection is inspired by Brigitte Bardot, former actress/model and style icon. The collection involves colorful, candy-toned makeup for the spring season. Mufe says they wanted to mimic a French chic approach towards color selection and design.

The new collection also combines 1950's dainty style with their chic chromatic eyeshadow palette, super cute lashes complete with a pink gingham bow on the side, and colorfully girly star powder diamond dusts.

Star Powder Diamond Colors
* Crystal White
* Sweet Pink
* Peach Pink
* Pale Green

Très Vichy Palette
*Crystal Diamond # 301
*Cheek Color # 303

Très Vichy Faux-Lashes
*A pair of lashes complete with pink gingham bows

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Mac Jeanius Collection Spring 2011 Part 2

Part 2

Nail Lacquer
* Biker Blue: Black with purple and blue sheen(Limited Edition)
* Frayed-to-Order: Matte white with pink duochrome (Limited Edition)

* Overdyed: Magenta with satin finish (Limited Edition)
* Pink Cult: Medium pink with matte finish (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Brow Marker & Penultimate Eye Liner also available.

CLick here - Don't miss part of the Mac Jeanius Collections including nail polish, lipsticks, eyeshadow and more.

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Mac Jeanius Collection Spring 2011 Part 1

Launch Date: March 3, 2011 for US & Canada - March 2011 for International.

The MAC Jeanius eyeshadows feature a jeans print design imprintation. The shades are all blue jeans inspired and come in the following shades
* Diva In Distress: Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
* Motorhead: Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
* Stove Pipe Black: Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
* White Jeanius: White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

* Acid Washed: Grey beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
* Pretty Please: Light pink pearl with Lustre finish (Permanent)
* Riveting Rose: Dark maroon with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

* Docile Chrome: Peachy pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition, repromote)
* Indigo Pink: Dark burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
* Painted On: Grey-toned beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Click here for part 2, blush, nailpolish & more

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Hello Kitty at Sephora & Special Ebay Auction

As many of you may know, Sephora recently launched a new Hello Kitty collection featuring exclusive products such as brush sets, nail polish, collectible mirrors, perfume and many more beauty items. What you may not know is there is a special Ebay auction going on right now offering special limited edition items and packages.

The most beautiful part? 100% of proceeds from the auction will benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation, to help children with serious illnesses and their families cope with their challenges.

Currently there's only 3 days left in the auction and some items are already sold-out. However, all of the deluxe packages are still available.

Up For Bids: Three Deluxe Packages including a New York, Los Angelos, and Honolulu destination.
*Tickets to one of the three cities and hotel
* Tickets for two to attend the Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty event Launch
* VIP/Priority access, photos, and autograph from Tokyo’s Hello Kitty Designer, Yuko Yamaguchi and meet-and-greet with Hello Kitty herself
* Sephora Hello Kitty beauty makeover for you and a friend by a Sephora makeup artist, so you can look stunning on arrival – valued at $500
* Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty The Entire Collection
* Limited edition (1 of 4) Swarovski Hello Kitty Beauty brush Set

One Deluxe Photo/Fashion Package
* A trip for two to New York city with hotel
* Star in your very own Hello Kitty Beauty photo shoot (for you and a friend) by a professional photographer and take home a custom piece of Hello Kitty artwork commissioned especially for the shoot – Priceless
* Tickets for two to attend the Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty event to Preview the new Holiday Collection at a Sephora New York City store on September 8, 2011 as part of the must-attend Fashion’s Night Out
* VIP/Priority access, photos, and autograph from Tokyo’s Hello Kitty Designer, Yuko Yamaguchi and meet-and-greet with Hello Kitty herself – Priceless
* Hello Kitty Beauty makeover for you and a friend by a Sephora makeup artist to look stunning on arrival
* Sephora Hello Kitty Beauty entire collection
* Limited edition (1 of 4) Swarovski Hello Kitty Beauty brush Set

Click Here To View The Auction

Can you imagine partaking in one of these events? Which one sounds the most fun to you? I'm thinking the Photo/Fashion package would be like a living dream - Amazing.
There will also be a new luxurious Hello Kitty Beauty collection items available in all Sephora stores starting January 27 and on the Sephora website. Sephora says that this is the ultimate must-have beauty collection for Hello Kitty collectors and beauty enthusiasts alike.

Anyway, the point its, go over and support this auction if you can. If not, spread the word because not only are the items freaking' amazing, but 100%, not 50 or 75, 100% of the money goes to charity. So let's raise as much money as we can for the charity.

Disclaimer: I'm in no way affiliated with sephora or hello kitty. I just thought the items up for bid were amazing and the fact that all the money goes to charity made me want to spread the word to everyone.
Also, all information and pictures are property of sephora, kompolt, hello kitty and ebay Link Here

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Top 5 Sexy Makeup Looks

Smokey Eyes
Use a creamy black eyeliner pencil on the lower lashes and soften it by gently rubbing (smoking it out) with a smudger brush. Trace over the black liner with shadow and smudge. Line the top lashes with a dark black liquid liner. Then use a primer potion to prime the eyes and put down a black creme base. Sweep shimmery black shadow over the upper lids and blend it up beyond the crease with a lighter shade. Highlight the brow-bone and inner corner of the eyes with a white or gold. Apply several coats of black mascara or add a pair of falsies.

Red Lips
For perfect red lips, first exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub and then prime with a lip balm to lock in moisture. After the balm has soaked in, line your lips with a red lip pencil and then color them completely in. Next use a brush to apply a long-wearing red lipstick for best accuracy. Take a tiny concealer brush and draw concealer around the edges of your lips to make the color pop even more. Apply a highlight to the cupids-bow of your upper lip. Apply a nice gloss to finish.

Cat Eyes
Use a thicker eyeliner to line the top of your eyes and go just past the corners of your eyes and flick upwards to create a fun, flirty effect.

Nude Lips
There's no easier way to get a sexy pout than a nude lip. Line your lips with a nude pencil. Choose a nude lip color that's slightly pink, they are flattering on every skin-tone, and apply gloss to only the center of the lips (this makes the lips appear fuller). Pair with a dark eye.

Glowy Skin
To achieve a dewy look, apply highlighters. Use a champagne shade if you have fair skin, a golden shade for medium skin and copper tone for dark skin. Dust the highlighter over your cheekbones, dab some to the inner corners of your eyes, the centers of your eye-lids, and on the cupids-bow of your lips.

Which is your favorite looks of the 5? If you have a different sexy makeup routine that I didn't mention, comment below and let us know what your top 5 looks are. : D

Halle Berry Makeup Tips & Secrets

Want a few Makeup tips from Ms. Halle Berry? Here are which types of products she usually applies and recommends wearing:
-Halle says she usually starts off with lightweight foundation followed by a concealer to even out the skin. She tops her foundation with a loose, lite powder.
-She usually chooses blush in the soft pinks and corals.
-She loves eyeshadows with a soft iridescent finish
-Eyeliner is a must, she prefers using black or brown
-Halle always curls her eyelashes and applies black mascara
-Berry is a fan of nude and pale lip colors.

Halle's Makeup Secret
Halle says she used to be in pageants and expressed her interest in beauty at an early age. She says her makeup secret is making sure to accentuate her best features without overdoing the makeup. She prefers to wear enhancing, but not overpowering makeup, which means she's likes to keep her look somewhat natural.

Halle's Favorite Products
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
Colorstay Liquid Foundation
Revlon Lash Fantasy Mascara
Kiehl's Lip Balm
Kinara Hydrating Serum
Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner
Kiehl's Creme De Corps Lotion

Makeup Tips from Halle Berry
Halle says her main focus is always on the eyes.
-Be sure to accentuate your eyes. Halle's favorite way to draw attention to the eyes is by doing a natural smokey look with browns. She also applies a small amount of eyeliner and often wears natural looking false lashes. Pair it off with a nude lip and you have a classic Halle Berry face.
-Eyebrows. Don't forget to groom and fill-in your brows because they are what frame your eyes. Having nice eyebrows improves the look of your eyes dramatically. Halle uses products like the Maybelline Ultra Brow Brush on Color to define the arch in her eyebrows.

Photo: Getty Images - Petra Guglielmetti

New CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Swatches, Pictures, Review

CoverGirl has recently released several new products, including the Lip Perfection Lipsticks. They claim these lipsticks are "bright, gorgeous color that can transform your day and your lips. Enriched with Silk Therapy Complex, our formula helps sustain moisture levels and helps create soft, smooth, beautiful lips in just 7 days."

The first difference I notice in these lipsticks is quality. I had purchase CoverGirl lipsticks before, I'm not sure which line they were from, but they were ones in the blue plastic tubes... and those lipsticks were horrible. CoverGirl has dramatically improved the quality in their lip colors by a mile compared to their previous ones.

The formula is somewhat moisturizing. I don't have any problems with a drying effect and these can be worn without a lipgloss. As far as improving the quality of your lips in just 7 days, I'm not really sure. I haven't noticed any difference in my lips from using them.

Pictured Above: Sultry, Delish, Heavenly, Spellbound, Divine, FairyTale

Packaging for these lipsticks is nice. They come in a sturdy purple case and the lipstick rolls entirely down so you don't have to worry hitting it with the cap. The color swatches on the bottom are very accurate. If you looks closely, you can even tell which colors have shimmer in them from the color on the bottom the tube. I still wish they would just list whether each individual color were a cream, frost, pearl, etc., but so far I haven't mistakenly picked up a wrong finish.

One thing I really love about this new line is the amount of cream finishes. I like my lipsticks to not have any frost or shimmer in them. If I want shimmer, I'll add a lipgloss. It seems rather hard to find unique shades and cream shades in the drugstore, so bonus points to CoverGirl for doing both with this line.

The shade range is wonderful with this line. Hot pinks, Corals, Reds, Nudes, Berries and even Purples. I was really excited to see the nice purples. The shade Devine, for example, is a mid-tone purple with a hint of mauve, a color you rarely see in drugstores.

Pictured Above: Sultry, Delish, Heavenly, Spellbound, Divine, FairyTale
*Sultry is a nude toned lipstick. It appears really brown on my skin, but keep in mind I am extremely pale, so it isn't a dark brown at all. Sultry is a nice light to medium nude and does not really have any pinky undertones. Compared to the two other nudes I have swatched, Delish and Heavenly, it is the most neutral.
*DelishDelish is a light nude shade with a very slight pink tone. However, it is much less pink than toned than Heavenly and is a couple shades lighter than Sultry.
*Heavenly could be considered both a nude and a coral. It's a fairly light shade, so it will probably be best for light and medium skin tones. If you are looking for a really pink or coral toned nude, then Heavenly will be perfect for you.
*Spellbound is a medium hot pink shade with blue undertones, which means it leans towards an almost fuschia color. It looks really bright swatched, but it can be toned on the lips or built up to be brighter. Compared to the color on the right, Divine, Spellbound is way more pink and about a shade darker. If you like shades like spellbound and want a recommendation on which nude you would enjoy most out of these, I'd say go with Sultry.
*Divineis my favorite of the group. It's a light to medium mauvey purple. It looks a little more purple in the actual tube than it does on the lips. Don't let the color in the tube scare you. It's actually quite natural, just with a little bit of a twist or pop of color added to it. And like most of the other lipsticks, you can layer the color up to make it look a bit more dramatic.
*FairyTale is just a tad bit brighter than it looks swatched in the picture. It's a medium coral pink shade, which means it leans more towards orange tones rather than blue. It will look really lovely on fair skin, but also good on medium skin as well. If you are looking for a nice coral, I'd check FairyTale out. If you end up liking FairyTale and then decide you want a nude a shade, go with Heavenly because it has the same coral undertones as FairyTale.

Here's a list of all the colors available separated by category:
Browns: Sultry, Smolder, Bewitch, Impassion, Hypnotic, Enthrall, Captivate, Fervor, Enchant, Smoky Enamor
Lilacs/Mauves: Smitten, Precious, Soulmate, Spellbound, Divine, Embrace, Entwined, Everlasting, Eternal, Tempt, Euphoria, Enchantress
Nudes/Corals/Red: Delish, Heavenly, Romance, Rush, Kiss, Rapture, Temptation, Burn, Rich, Flame, Hot
Pinks/Roses: Verve, Coquette, Dazzle, Feline, Sweetheart, Darling, Temptress, Fairytale, Delight, Siren

Saturday, January 22, 2011

China Glaze Tronica Collection

Holographic polishes are my absolute favorite right now, so when I heard China Glaze's plans for a new holographic polish line, I was very excited. Here are the details...

From China Glaze:
Tronica is "Futuristic and edgy, the China Glaze Tronica Specialty Collection is a holographic 3D selection of evolutionary and fun nail colors. These 12 colors are fashion forward, high-tech, bold, sleek and sure to change the face of the nail world! With names such as “Hyper Haute” and “Gamer Glam”, China Glaze combines the two worlds of innovative technology and high fashion color to create a collection that is sure to stimulate all the senses."

China Glaze Tronica Color Names:
* Techno Teal – Turquoise Holographic
* Virtual Violet – Violet Holographic
* Electra Magenta – Magenta Holographic
* Gamer Glam – Purple Holographic
* High Def - Blue Holographic
* Hologram - Silver Holographic
* Hyper Haute – Raspberry Holographic
* 3D Fantasy – Peachy Pink Holographic
* Digital Dawn – Dusty Rose Holographic
* Cyberspace – Taupe Holographic
* Mega Bite – Gold Holographic
* Laser Lime – Lime Green Holographic

So, I know you all want to swatches and I happen to have found blog with swatches of all the polishes. Click here to see swatches of the China Glaze Tronica Collection.

China Glaze Tronica will be at Sally’s Beauty Supply in March/April 2011.

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