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Jul022008

Melt-Proof Makeup from Clinique.

It is hot. There is no denying that it is Summer. With the heat and humidity and all that goes with running around in the Summer, there are those times that I need my makeup to last. And not melting or dripping down my face, please. The worst is when you can see little lines running through my bronzer. No more.

There are two foundations that are pretty much sweat proof, streak proof, and ultimately melt proof.

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Both come from Clinique with tried, tested and true claims. On the left is Almost Makeup SPF 15, and on the right is Work-Out Makeup. Both are longwearing, water-resistant formulas to help get us through the heat.

Almost Makeup SPF 15 ($19.50)
"Casual sheer makeup that is oil-free and waterproof with built-in sunscreen".
I like to think of this one as a water-resistant tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. The coverage is definitely more sheer than a regular foundation, and I am guessing that is why it is called Almost Makeup. But this makeup does more than most and it's staying power is fantastic. Almost Makeup comes in 8 shades, and even a few darker ones that blend well over a faux-tan.

Work-Out Makeup  ($20.50)
"Long-lasting makeup for all skin types. Water-resistant. Stays fresh-looking through heat, humidity, activity. Semi-matte finish".
Work-Out Makeup provides more coverage than Almost Makeup, but without being a full-on heavy duty coverage type. If you are one to wear makeup to the beach or pool, or perhaps you like a makeup to take the place of your faux-tan, then this one would be a better choice. Sadly, Work-out Makeup only comes in five shades, and the darker shades are not in the line up. This is such a shame as I really think that this makeup really suits it purpose and I know a woman or two that would really love it, if only darker tan shades were available.

To find your perfect melt proof makeup match, head on over to your favorite Clinique counter. 
 

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Tuesday
Jul012008

Beauty Duty - July 1, 2008.

It is our duty to share with you today, the best in beauty. Visit our favorite beauty posts of the week.

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A Touch of Blusher tries out L'Oréal's True Match Super-Blendable Powder.

Makeup Moxie reviews Vincent Longo Cushion Lips.

SugarShock Beauty is getting her summer glow on with theNars Orgasm Laguna Blush Bronzer Duo.

Lianne from TheMakeupGirl checks out the latest from Bobbi Brown for fall with the new Mauve Palette...

WE LOVE BEAUTY.com goes backstage with celebrity makeup artist Billy B at the 16th Annual Life Ball Agent Provocateur runway show.

Enjoy! 

Tuesday
Jul012008

Bobbi Brown for Fall - The Mauve Collection.

Bobbi's inspiration for her beautiful new Fall Collection:

“These shades were inspired by the covers of beautiful vintage books. Infused with hints of purple, grey and brown, mauve makeup is a cool neutral that’s very wearable.”

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The new Mauve collection is gorgeous. Of course, the star product of the new line-up is the Mauve Face Palette. On counters today, the palette contains three Eye Shadows, one Blush, a Creamy Lip Color, a Lip Sheer and a Lip Color. The shades are all new, exclusives, only to the palette:  Navajo Eye Shadow, Vintage Eye Shadow, Chocolate Mauve Eye Shadow, Mauve Blush, Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color, Mauve Lip Sheer and Vintage Mauve Lip Color.

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The rest of the Bobbi Brown Fall Mauve Collection:
Lip Color - Heather Mauve and Pale Mauve
Shimmer Lip Gloss - Black Pearl and Iced Mauve
Lip Gloss - Mauve
Long-Wear Gel Eye Liner - Black Mauve Shimmer Ink
Mini Brush Set - a must-have to apply the Face Palette products, the case includes blush, shadow and liner brushes

Though only July 1st and I am getting my Summer makeup routine down, I cannot wait to play with all the new Fall shades. These look especially beautiful. I am not so much of a purple person (it looks so wrong on me), but being more muted with gray and taupe, I am sure I can wear this collection well.
 

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