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Friday
Jul112008

EYES BY DESIGN - Only on HSN.

EYES BY DESIGN debuted on HSN last night, but it will have three shows on today as well. Eyes by Design goes a step beyond its luxurious treatment and color products by providing step-by-step guidance on how to play up your best feature and become your own eye expert.

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The entire collection is designed to address cosmetic concerns unique to the eyes. By narrowing the collection to only the essential luxurious products, Eyes by Design effectively takes the guesswork out of every step from selection to application. The unique multi-purpose treatment products target the biggest eye concerns and are developed to deliver both immediate concealing benefits and long-term proven results. The color selection is comprised of a limited number of complementary shades and formulas bringing ease and convenience to knowing which products to purchase. Eyes by Design takes the application process a step further by offering detailed, yet simplified professional guidance on how to apply individual looks complementing specific eye colors. Referencing the classic principles of color application used by top professionals, Eyes by Design takes into consideration eye color, shape and personal style to give women mistake-proof tools and tips that make it easy to look good.

The makeup products include luxe color items and specially-designed brushes with a unique grip feature for better control. The signature product anchoring the color offerings is the Transforming Eye Palette , retailing for $29.95. There are four eye palettes, each with four shade selections designed around the different eye colors; blue, green, hazel and brown. Eyes by Design takes the guesswork out of narrowing the hundreds of shades available by selecting four that perfectly complement each eye color.

Also unique to Eyes by Design is a convenient, step-by-step guide that accompanies each Transforming Eye Palette , providing techniques and maps of the eye area to ensure proper application. Women can be confident that shade selection and application techniques will work harmoniously together to bring out the natural beauty of their eyes and enhance their eye colors.

Let me know if you watch and what you think. Of course, if you pick up anything, do share! 

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Friday
Jul112008

Lancôme's Maharani Jewels - The Fall Collection.

Another Fall Collection, this one takes us from Summer to Fall effortlessly. Lancôme opened it's first store in India last year and this collection brings us the colors and sights that India is noted for. The shades range from deeply colored and spicy, brightly jeweled, to the gorgeous natural hues of the landscape. Beautiful! This is the Lancôme's Maharani Jewels collection.

The star product of the collection has to be this bronzer, Poudre Elephant Teint. As the elephant is an iconic symbol in India, it signifies royalty and internal strength.

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This is the perfect product to achieve a gorgeous glow. Look at how the elephant is embossed in the powder of this new limited-edition bronzer. This is almost to pretty to put a brush to!

Next up is the Le Crayon Khôl Kajal and the Maharani Color Design Eye Shadow Quad. The raw and natural tones found throughout India’s countryside are seen in the Lotus Splendor palette with its earthy brown, peach and copper eye shadows, while the Secrets of Benghal palette features soft pink, dusty mauve, eggplant and highlighting shadows. Paired with Le Crayon Khôl Kajal in India Ink, the combination of shadow and dark liner work in harmony to create a sultry, intense eye look.

 

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Finally, there are three new exclusive Juicy Tubes. Inspired by the intricate motifs of Mehndi art, these Juicy Tubes are embellished with a golden design of scallop lines, dots, teardrops and paisley shapes. Shades range from Mango Mystere to Guava Enchantment and Autumn Jasmine. Beautiful!

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I can see myself wearing all of these shades very easily.  And while the bronzer is beautiful, the more I look at the collection, I think that I want the shadows even more.

Maharani Jewels just debuted online this week and if it is not on your local Lancôme counter yet, it will be any day now.

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Friday
Jul112008

The Greatness of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I have been letting my brows grow in a bit. As I think they are naturally thinning on their own, keeping them too thin was not the best idea. The first few days of not plucking were hard, but I learned to be patient and just do away with the strays once a week. It has been about three weeks now, and with the help from Anastasia Beverly Hills and her wonderful brow line, I am starting to like what I see.

The main kit I am using is her Five Piece Brow Kit. In the handy kit are five essentials - Tweezers, Brow Powder, four Brow Stencils, one Duo Brush (Angled Cut / Spooley), and Brow Gel. I am using the Ash Blonde kit, and it is a perfect match for me.

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Anastasia's tweezers have been a main stay in my makeup bag for years now, so I was happy to have a newer, more sharp pair. Tweezing is so simple with the angled tweezers, grabbing the hair perfectly, making for easy removal and minimal pain.

Before I use the powder to define and shape my brows, I use the Brow Fix first. Brow Fix (which is not in the kit) is a pencil made up of a gel-like wax. It keeps brows in place and my powder adheres to it better and easier.

If you do not favor brow powder, her Brow Pencil is a great choice too. The pencil features a built-in brow brush on the opposite end of the pencil for perfect grooming. Or you can try her Tinted Brow Gel. My sister has very light eyebrows and loves the look she gets when using the tinted gel in Caramel. She says the ease of use to help define and keep in place is a plus.

To try and get my brows to grow faster, I have been using her NuBrow gel, every night. "The unique gel-based formula is designed to help restore thin, over-plucked, and undernourished eyebrows. The deep conditioning action works to help stimulate brow growth, leaving them looking bold and beautiful. Brow is a colorless and odorless gel, comprised of a unique blend of top proteins and vitamins designed to condition, repair, and restore the eyebrows."

Next up for me to check out are her highlighters, though with my makeup kept to more of a minimum in the Summer, I don't think I will try them unless I am doing a full on eyeshadow.

I think that Anastasia has the most complete eyebrow line available today. You can find the liner at her salon, online, or at Sephora.
 

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