Tuesday
Oct232007

Beauty Duty for October 23rd.

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It is time again for our weekly beauty duty.

 

A Touch of Blusher asks, "Would you like some samples?"

Make Her Up says come find out what's in Jennifer Connelly's makeup bag!

GlamBlush tells us Five Things You May Not Know About Chanel No. 5.

Kristopher loves these Givenchy shoes: they're a lil bit country club, and a lil bit rock n' roll.

Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint
love GWPs. Take a peek at the Clinique 'Editor's Choice Bonus Program' - it's a winner!

Makeup Bagknows every girl loves CHOCOLATE!

Product Girl
wishes you wealth with Tarte's new holiday palette.

TheMakeupGirl Dishes about The American Beauty Tour with Billy B.

View the candidates and vote for Benefit's official "That Gal" at WE LOVE BEAUTY.

 

Monday
Oct222007

Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow.

If you have never tried an Urban Decay Eyeshadow, now is definitely the time. UD shadows are such a popular item that many of the shades are often sold out when I am in Sephora. If you use them, you will know why.

Urban Decay took their eyeshadow to the next level and recently launched their Matte Eyeshadow. Still encased in their signature subway token, the only difference here is that the case is a bronze instead of silver, making it simple to tell the types of shadow apart. The shadows are still full of pigment, of course, and the finish is definitely matte, yet has a silky feel to it. These shadows are never chalky, trust me. I have tested a few with various brush types, and the end result is always the same - full color that looks beautiful and lasts all through the day.

Right now, there are a dozen new shades, with some more in the making, I bet. They really have a winner here, as with all of their other 52 shadows. Here are the shadows and their shade description:Urban_Decay_Matte_Eyeshadow.jpg

ABC Gum - matte light peach
Cult - matte muted purple
Chronic Matte - matte bright green
Foxy - matte ivory
Illegal - matte plum brown (my favorite that I use as an eyeliner. I just wet an eyeliner brush, dip my brush in the shadow, and stroke on - beautiful!)
Naked - matte taupe
Narcotic - matte teal blue
Perversion - matte black
Purple Haze - matte bright purple (pictured)
Secret Service - matte warm brown
Revolver - matte light grey
Yeyo - matte white

Each Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow retails for $16 and is available at sephora.com.
 

Monday
Oct222007

Mascara Monday - LORAC Publicity Stunt Lashes

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Another Monday, another mascara. Today I want to share with you my thoughts on a fairly new mascara. This is LORAC's Publicity Stunt Lashes.

Publicity Stunt Lashes is a gentle, lightweight, long-wearing mascara made to be waterproof, flake-proof, smudge-proof - and really budge-proof. This mascara lasts and lasts all through the day.

I find this mascara to be very similar to Prescriptives Here to Stay that I wrote about a few weeks back. The real difference is in the brush. The brush is taped in the middle with the shortest bristles there, so application is designed to help curl the lashes, especially in the inner and outer corners, while just coloring in the center of the lashes. The handle is actually a similar shaped comb that you can use to separate lashes after application, if need be. I have not used the comb, as I found the mascara to glide on and coat my lashes in just a few strokes.

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Usually the longer the lasting the mascara, the more brittle my lashes feel, but this is not the case with Publicity Stunt. I think I have found another winner in the long-lasting mascara category.

Publicity Stunt Lashes comes in your basic black and brown, and sells for $18.50 at Sephora.