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Saturday
May312008

Packaging Grievance's.

Forgive my rant. If you don't like to hear me complain, then just bypass this post. But I have a grievance.

I need to make a complaint to the packaging and/or art designers for many of the cosmetic products.

Seriously, I am tired of having to squint my eyes and scan the product packages (usually the outer carton, box, or back of the bottle or jar) for not only the name of the product and what it is used for, but for the directions. Scanning through the small print and multiple languages is a waste of my time. I can understand if a product is say a French product that is sold in both the United States and France. Print one side of the box in English and the other side in French. I do not need to sift my way through 5 or 6 languages to see what I need.

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It really is frustrating.

Make it easier for us, the consumer. If I can not go into Sephora and pick up a skin care item, read what it is, what is is used for, and how to use it - then I would not buy it. Plain and simple. 

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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Friday
May302008

Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Look.

If I had to describe my favorite Summer look this would be it. I think Bobbi knows me - all too well in fact. Um, except for the fact that I would probably go a bit heavier on the eyeliner - but that is just me.

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The Bronzed Pink Look from Bobbi Brown just launched and it is screaming perfect Summer look. For day or night, dressed up or down, this is the ultimate, isn't it? 

I know I will be picking up both of the new Metallic Eye Shadow's in Bronzed Pink and Penny - the colors are exactly what I am looking for. I love her Metallic shadows, do you remember the palettes she launched last year? I still use my Burnt Sugar Metallics palette at least once or twice during the week. The shadows are Metallic looking, not too frosty or overdone, and perfect for a woman of any age.

I am craving one of the Bronzers too. I do not have a Bobbi counter that close to me - a shame, I know - but I will be in Boston for a few days next week and I will be on the hunt for the closest counter to select the perfect one. The bronzer comes in five shades, and it really is hard to tell which one would compliment my faux tan; Light, Medium, Natural, Dark or Deep. I will let you know which one I end up with.

bobbi_brown_tinted_lip_balm.jpgThe Bronzed Pink Look also includes Tinted Lip Balm in Desert Bronze, Bronzed Pink and Golden Pink.

I love the look of the Golden Pink and the shade used on the model above is Desert Bronze, and I am really liking the overall look, so I will probably pick that up too. Ugh - who I am kidding, I am sure each one of these shaded will make it home with me.

Let me know if you already have any of the Bronzed Pink products yet or which ones you will be picking up.   
 

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Thursday
May292008

CHANEL Fall 2008 Makeup Collection.

I cannot believe that I am getting information on Fall Collections already! I don't think I have even discovered and dished about all of the Summer collections yet. But if there is one to be the first to show this year, this Fall collection from CHANEL is it!

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Introducing the CHANEL Fall 2008 Makeup Collection.

For his premiere collection, Peter Philips, the new Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, took inspiration from Mademoiselle Chanel’s legendary apartment on Rue There, decorative elements with rich, reflective surfaces – among them, an elegant mirror luxuriously framed in gold – ignited Philips’s imagination. The result: An exquisite colour collection of shimmering tones designed to warm and flatter skin. Glowing with luminosity, eyes, cheeks and lips are mesmerizing.

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EXCLUSIVE CREATION: FACETTES D’OR
HIGHLIGHTER – GOLD FEVER
(limited edition)
This sheer whisper of finely milled golden powder brings a delicate sheer glow to the complexion, gently illuminating the curve of the cheek or bringing subtle allover radiance to the face.

EXCLUSIVE CREATION: FACETTES D’OR
NAIL COLOUR – GOLD FICTION
(limited edition)
A flash of colour — the look of 18-karat gold — delivers a precious new way for nails to shine this fall. With unique pigments and the finest sparkles, a brilliant golden lacquer extends the luxurious effects of this chic shade right down to the fingertips.

I wonder if there is a waiting list for this nail colour yet? I only ask because I will be needing one.

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LIPS:

The lip collection expands with a selection of rich, luxurious shades. ROUGE HYDRABASE Creme Lipstick arrives in Simply Pink, a coral pink; Fantastic Plum, a deep purple; and Great Copper, a flattering bronze; while the iconic

ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour introduces Enthusiast, a rich coral red. For a sheer finish, AQUALUMIÈRE Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 now comes in Formentera , a beige rose, and Papeete , a sheer cranberry. A glossy finish is achieved with the cult-favorite LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossimer in three new shades: Amberlight , a glossy bronze, Delight, a sheer lilac, and Gold Light, a shimmery gold. LE CRAYON LÈVRES Precision Lip Definer arrives in Pretty Pink, a flattering pink.

EYES:
The latest LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow is Reflets d’Ombre , a sensuous palette of coffee, ivory, dark green, and gold shadows. Take eyes to the height of seduction with two new OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadows : Le Bronze, a metallic brown, and Bois Bleu, a dark teal. IRRÉELLE DUO Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Cristal-Dusk contains a flattering combination of white and brown. Finally, make eyes pop with the new LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Denim, a grey blue.

FACE:
For the perfect touch of warmth, apply JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Dust, a rose plum shade, to cheeks. Skin looks soft and luminous with POUDRE DOUCE in Almond, a subtly radiant beige

NAILS:
Polish off this sexy palette with two new shades of LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Kaléidoscope , a shiny green-gold, and Fantastic, a deep wine.

The CHANEL Fall collection will be available at department and speciality stores, as well as on CHANEL.com in July.  

What piece, or pieces, are you looking forward to? 


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