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Monday
May052008

Foundation + Brush = Genius.

Looking for a foundation and brush? How about a nifty little package with both a foundation and brush - all in one simple, easy to apply package? Milani, right from your favorite drugstore, has a few of just this type of product for you.

Milani Minerals Loose Makeup with an exclusive twist down brush.

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Available in ten shades, this loose powder is talc-free. The easy to use brush makes application effortless providing impeccable, flawless, build able coverage.

Another foundation from Milani is a liquid foundation, with the brush attached as well. It is the Glow Natural Brush-On Liquid Foundation. This is a large tube that foundation is clicked up through to apply right through the brush. This is ultra-portable for touch-ups. Glow Natural comes in four perfect shades.

Milani Cosmetics are available at CVS, Walgreens, and mass merchandiser's such as Target. 

Genius ideas! 

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Monday
May052008

La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint.

I thought that the new SPF 30 Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer from Stila was going to be my tinted moisturizer for this Summer, but I may be wrong. I am currently obsessed with the new one from La Mer. It is La Mer The SPF18 Fluid Tint.

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Combining it's almost miraculous skincare formula with a must wear sunscreen and a subtle tint, not only does this tint give your skin a bit of a very natural sun-kissed glow, but it is moisturizing and protecting from the sun.

Fluid Tint absorbs instantly into the skin leaving, while gliding over effortlessly. The color is real and natural, available in three shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. I was using the light shade, but now with a bit of a faux tan, the medium shade blends well with my skin tone.

Like all of the La Mer products, this is far from ordinary.  The company's infamous formula, gemstones absorb light energy transforming it into beneficial "green light" to boost it's anti-oxidant properties.  It also contains photonic spheres that redirect and diffuse light, while light-reactive seaweeds impart natural humectant properties to keep skin moisturized, thus preventing dehydration.

A 1.7 oz. of the SPF18 Fluid Tint is $65, available at La Mer counters  in Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and online at lamer.com.

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Sunday
May042008

CEW Beauty Award Winners...

As promised, I am here with the list of the best of the best. These are the Best in Beauty according to CEW and 4,000 of us in the beauty industry that knows what the best is.

The event at the Waldorf Astoria was lavish with some celebs in attendance. It was great fun to see some of my Total Beauty and Beauty Blog Network friends and even meet a few more. I sat next to Jessica Anderson one of the bloggers for Sephora's Beauty and the Blog, Erika from MakeupBag, Elke from The Beauty Newsletter and Julia from All About the Pretty.

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I listed my picks on Friday, and I am afraid to say that I did not do well. Alas, here are the official winners:

BATH & BODY

Body Treatment – Mass

Olay Thermal Pedicure

Body Treatment – Prestige

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins ™ The Way of the Bath™ Matcha Tea Body Scrub

Scented Bath and Body – Mass

JOHNSONS® Softoil™ Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer

Scented Bath and Body – Prestige

Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray

FACIAL SKINCARE

Acne Treatment

Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy

Anti-Aging – Mass

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Anti-Aging – Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics ( America ) Ltd. Bio-Performance Intensive Skin Corrective Program

Cleanser and Scrub – Mass

Dove SkinVitalizer

Cleanser and Scrub – Prestige

philosophy The Microdelivery Micro-massage Exfoliating Wash

Eye Treatment – Mass

Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System

Eye Treatment – Prestige

Estée Lauder Future Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Radiance Eye Creme

Moisturizer – Mass

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift UV Daily Moisturizing Cream with Mexoryl SX

Moisturizer – Prestige

Estée Lauder Hydra Bright Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer

HAIR CARE & COLORING

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Mass

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Prestige

Frederic Fekkai Coiff Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm

MAKEUP

Eye Product – Mass

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

Eye Product – Prestige

Dior DiorShow Blackout Mascara

Face Product – Mass

Almay Smart Shade® Blush and Bronzer

Face Product – Prestige

Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15

Lip Product – Mass

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour

Lip Product – Prestige

YSL Beaute Lip Twins

MEN’S SKINCARE

Men’s Grooming

Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M Cover

SCENT

Men’s Scent

Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory

Women’s Scent – Prestige

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Marc Jacobs

SUN

Sun Product – Mass

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

Sun Product – Prestige

Estée Lauder Multi-Protection Sun Towelettes for Body SPF 15

INDIE BEAUTY AWARD

bettybeauty, inc (tie)

Clark 's Botanicals (tie)

One of the great things that CEW did was put together a shopping list for you so you can check off the products you want and cannot live without. 

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