Beauty Duty for February 19th.


It is our duty to bring you this weeks best in beauty posts!

A Touch of Blusher
on how much people spend on cosmetics in Japan.

KRiSTOPHER reminds you to GO RED.

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint shares the red carpet winners and losers at this years BAFTA Awards.

Makeup Moxie reviews Napoleon Perdis Barely Blushing lip and cheek stain.

Lianne at TheMakeupGirl is in LOVE with MAC Slimshines....

WE LOVE's own Celebrity Stylemaker - Mr. Paul Starr, was the makeup mastermind behind Lindsay Lohan's Marilyn Monroe spread in New York Magazine.


New Mascara Must-Try's.

There is a new push for new and innovative mascaras. Everyone wants to have the holy grail mascara - which really is not possible as lashes are so different. Mascara is an individual choice. Either way, there are quite a few mascaras on the market that are real must-haves.


  • Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara - long-lasting to last through the harshest of elements and hard core clubbing $17
  • CARGO Texas Lash Mascara - formulated with 3D polymers to wrap each lash making them as big as can be. $20
  • Clinique Lash Power Mascara - new 12-hour formula plumps lashes while leaving no clumps, smudges, or sowing of wear $14
  • CoverGirl LashBlast - makes lashes full thick, full of volume, and all without clumping, smudging or flaking at all $7.50
  • Guerlain LE 2 Mascara - a mascara with two sides and two brushes; one brush to coat and make lashes thick and full while the other brush is angles and smaller for precision application $35
  • Lancome High Definicils - with a soft, rubberized brush that feels almost flimsy, the application  could not be any smoother. The brush bends slightly as it moves up through lashes making them ultra long and defined $23
  • LORAC Visual Effects Mascara - packaged with a unique four sided applicator to separate, lengthen, thicken, and curl all in one $19.50
  • Smashbox Bionic Mascara - formula is positively charged with ions so the formula adheres to lashes in an almost magnetized way $19
Is there one mascara that really stands out to you? Or if you have tried one of these, let us know what you thought.


Sometimes, Seeing is Believing!

I was excited about the Fafi MAC Collection, sure. But from looking at the packaging and product photos, I really thought that most of the collection would not suit me. Boy was I wrong - I am loving this collection! The colors are a little brighter, yes, especially when comparing them to say the N Collection. But a little pop of color never hurt anyone. And these colors are gorgeous - and they are so getting me in the mood for Spring.

First, just look at the packaging. I am such a beauty geek, I swear. But packaging is sometimes what totally attracts me to a product. I am sure that I am not the only one who noticed that when you put some of the packages together, you get the total picture. Cool!





Then there is the shimmer in the products. I really love shimmer, especially when it is not overdone. 




The top photo is of the Iridescent Powder in Belightful, a beautiful light peachy gold, with lovely shimmer. Then there is the Eye Quad #1, which are all my colors, and yes, sheer and shimmery. And last, there are my three favorite lipglasses, Sugar Trance, Totally It, and Cult Fave. I have been wearing Sugar Trance all day and have received numerous compliments, which is always wonderful.

If you have not seen MAC Fafi in person, you really need to. But make sure you bring the money, because once you see it and believe how beautiful it is, there will be no stopping you buying it all.