Wednesday
Jan022008

Say "Goodbye" to Some of Your Faves of 2007.

With the new year here, it is time to freshen up our makeup bag and restock some of your old faves that just might not be around much longer.

The following products are being discontinued from one of my favorite brands, MAC COSMETICS.

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Lipstick
($14) in the shades: Curtsy, Russe, Burnin', Mellow Flame, Festivity, Deep Attraction and Danse.
Tinted Lipglass ($14) in the shades: En Pointe, Soft & Slow, Out for Fun, Be-In, Elaborate, Vibrational and Lull.
Chromeglass ($16.50) in the shade: Pastel Polish.
Gentle Fume Eyeshadow Quad
($36)
Eye Shadow ($14) in the shades: Wishful, Slip Pink, Stormwatch, Cloudwatch, Pink Source, Light Ray, and Thunder.
Pigment ($19.50) in the shades: Pastorale, Cocomotion, Provence, and Smoke Signal.
Powder Blush ($17.50) in the shades: Fleurry, Petalpoint, and Ablaze.
Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($13.50) in the shade: Feline.
Lipglass Pencil ($13.50) in the shades: Red Stroke, Pink Edge, Fuschia Lining, Brickmate, Plum Mate, and Rosebound.
Tendertone Lip Balm ($14.50) in the shades: Softnote, Tenderbaby, and Shush.
Nail Lacquer ($10) in Sacred White.
Body Buffer Brush ($52)

Also you can score Free Shipping with any purchase if you include the code GOODBYES at checkout at maccosmetics.com.

I definitely recommend the Gentle Fume Eye Shadow Quad, as I love it and use it when going out at night for a dark and sultry eye look. The Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil is one of my staples too. While I do not use an eyeliner pencil that often, when I reach for one, this is the one I reach for. Products that are also in my makeup collection from the list are the Tinted Lipglass in Our for Fun and Soft & Slow, the Eye Shadow in Stormwatch and Thunder, as well as the Lipstick in Danse.

 

Tuesday
Jan012008

Taking Better Care of Your Skin with de~luxe!

If one of your New Years resolutions is to take better care of your skin, then I have some good news. The cult-favorite de~luxe line is back exclusively from Drugstore.com to help this resolution come true!  Also available in gift sets, start 2008 off right - there are de~luxe gifts for yourself that may have been over-looked on your holiday wish list. ;)

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Formulated with 100% essential oils and rich ingredients such as pure shea butter, soy, vitamin E, and aloe, the range of products moisturizes and nourishes the body from head to toe. And with five scents including Almond & Oatmeal, Rosemary Mint, Verbena, Vanilla Citrus Lavender, the alluring aromas will linger long after your finished beautifying.

To learn more about de~luxe, visit their very own page at drugstore.com.

Monday
Dec312007

My Favorite Things - 2007.

Favorite_Things_2007_banner.jpgI am simply amazed that yet another year has past - and how fast! Wow! I can pretty much say that I loved every minute of it too. Well, almost every minute of it - hee, hee!

Over this year, I have written 419 posts on Beautiful Makeup Search, containing countless beauty products and reviews, and have received 852 comments from readers. And I can not thank you all enough for wanting to stick around and read Beautiful Makeup Search every day. 

At the beginning of the year, for the month of January, we received 27,936 page views. Last month in November, we received 96,260 page views. That is more then 3 times that of January! I am so happy and proud, and thank you all so much. I love my job here, and love to tell you all about the latest and greatest in beauty on a daily almost daily basis.

I fell in love with so many beauties this year, that it really is hard for me to pick my favorites. But I guess there are some products that I use and continue to use on most days, so that it how I am comprising this list.

Without further adieu, here is the Beautiful Makeup Search Favorite Things of 2007.  

  1. Philosophy's Purity Cleanser - I use this at least once a day.
  2. StriVectin- SD Eye Cream - I cannot live without this cream, which has done wonders for my eye area.
  3. MAC Cosmetics Foundations - I mix it up between the Studio Fix, Studio Mist, Select Moistureblend, and Face and Body depending on how my face feels on any given day.
  4. Eucerin Calming Cream - My hands could not survive winter with out this tube.
  5. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - Of all the microdermabrasion products I try, I keep going back to this one.
  6. Xen-Tan Self Tanning Products - These give the most beautiful, naturally tanned tone to my skin.
  7. Lancome Juicy Tubes - I must use at least one from my collection everyday.
  8. Bobbi Brown Smoke Eyeshadow as Eyeliner - My favorite that I apply with various eyeliner brushes depending on the type of application I want.
  9. Clinique Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift Cream - I use this most nights and love the improvements in my skin that I see since I have started to use it regularly.
  10. Prescriptives The Illuminator - I've fallen hard for this palette and don't think I have gone a day without using it since I received it a few months ago.
  11. Tarte Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess - Used daily in the Summer, and a few times a week the rest of the year.
  12. MAC Tinted Lipglass in Oh Baby! C-Thru, Prrr,  Underage, and Oyster Girl - One of these are on my lips at some point during the day.
  13. Elizabeth Arden Mediterrean Shimmer Powder - Love this on my face or shoulders to highlight and use it more often than not.
  14. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - My eyes haven't looked better since I started using this wonder cover and under eye brightener.
  15. RoC Resurfacing Facial Peel Kit - I think I use this at least once a week in the shower. I simply apply it and let the peel works it's magic on my face while I am shaving or conditioning. When I feel it start to tingle and almost burn, I know it is done. It is like my weekly at home, in the shower, facial. And I love the post peel cream too.

I could probably go on and on, and list at least ten more favorites, make that ten hundred - ha! But truly, I think the products listed are my staples that I have come to use and adore week in and week out.

I would love to hear what your favorite beauty finds of the year were. Please share them in the comments!

Happy New Year!

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