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Thursday
Aug142008

The Superstar Collection from LORAC.

If this collection is not worthy of swooning over, then I don't know what is. This Superstar Collection from LORAC has everything you need to pack up and get your glam on.

The colors are so perfect for Summer to Fall transition.  In this collection are the following: a Black Mascara, Multiple Rush in Love Rush, two Lipsticks in Charity and Daisy, a Lip/Cheek It Kit in Peachy Keen, a Eye It Kit in Love & Money, a Lip/Cheek It Kit in Sugar 'N Spice, Portable Paints Bronzed in Tawny and Sandy, my favorite Lip Polishes, there are three of them in Iced Coffee, Groovy Fruit, and Revel, and finally, my new must-have glam eye product, which is a Eye Shadow/Liner pencil in Midnight Sparkle.



This beautiful eye pencil is perfect to smoke up a dark black liner and add that glam sparkle to the eye. It is also simple to lightly swipe over the eyelid for a gorgeous gray glow.

LORAC Superstar Collection is a $253 value, selling for $125 at Sephora.com.


Wednesday
Aug132008

Back to School Beauty - Makeup Palettes.

Three weeks from today my kiddos go back to school. It is both an exciting and un-nerving time for all of us. New schools, new teachers, new routines. Saying good-bye to Summer, our favorite time of year. Getting back into homework habits. Getting the kids out of the house for six hours a day. They all have their pros and cons.

The hardest thing I discover about getting back to the going back to school routine is the mornings. No matter how early we get up or how prepared I think I am, we are always rushing and pressed for time.

One of the easiest ways to shave off some time in the morning routine is by lightening up your makeup routine. One of the smartest things to invest in is a makeup palette with products for eyes, cheeks, and lips in one place.  Using a palette or kit will not only simplify your makeup application, it will cut down on the time you spend fishing through your makeup bag to find the perfect products to go with your daily look. 

There are a lot of great palettes out there, but my heart belongs to just a few. While I am just recommending those here, you would be smart to look for your own favorite to help get your look and day off to a great start.


Too Faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful Bronzing Powder palette contains the perfect selection of bronzers to take your look from Summer to Fall with ease. These bronzers and highlighters are not only for your face, they can pull double duty on your eyelids. sephora.com

Pop Beauty Backstage Buzz - No. 1 Natural Soot is available in two color combos: Midnight Soot and Natural Soot. Natural Soot contains a Duo Bronzer and Duo Cheek & Highlighter in Dusty Rose, Nude Glow, Cream Glow & Bronze Glow, three Eye Shades in Jet Black, Platinum Silver, and Nude Cream, and two Lip Glosses in Peachy Nude and Pinky Nude. sephora.com

Stilas Backstage Beauty Eye Shadow Palette - The Front Row Look has the most beautiful case, doesn't it? I am so loving that flower on the outside, which is detachable to become it's own accessory. Inside is not so bad either with three beautiful shades to create a soft smoky eye look, complete with Stilas famed Kajal eyeliner, this one in  Smokey Quartz. stilacosmetics.com

NARS Artist Palette 9941 has the perfect mix of shades for not only a quick and simple look, but a beautiful one at that. This beauty contains four shades of eye shadows, two shades of The Multiple, and four different lipsticks. The eye shadows include India Song, Night Star, Night Clubbing and Ondine. The Multiple shades are Copacabana, the perfect highlighter, and Malibu, the perfect nude pink brown, which anyone can wear. Finally, the lipstick shades in the palette are Honolulu Honey, the popular Dolce Vita, Gipsy and Trans Siberian, one of my new faves. narscosmetics.com


Laura Geller Face Folio contains not one, but two palettes with everything you need for a multitude of looks. The eye palette is filled with pressed powder, duo cream concealer, and six eyeshadows.  The Lip and Cheek palette is filled with a bronzer, blush duo, and six creamy lip colors. The folio also contains lush black mascara and a dual lip and eye pencil. You see? This kit is complete. sephora.com

Sephora Classic Blockbuster Palette is the ultimate triple tiered palette containing your beauty needs for lips, cheeks and eyes. This must-have palette is loaded with 64 eyeshadows, 32 lip colors, seven cheek colors, one translucent shimmer powder, four double-ended shadow applicators, two blush brushes, and two lip brushes. sephora.com


Tuesday
Aug122008

Beauty Duty - August 12, 2008.

 

Here is this week's beauty duty. Enjoy!

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

All About the Pretty will have a pretty fall in the kitchen with Giada and Ina.

Makeup Moxie reviews the new Powderflage concealer by Benefit.

Product Girl gets to know Poppy King's Lipstick Queen line.

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