A New Favorite Mascara: Lancome High Definicils.

When it comes to mascara, I will be the first to admit that I am picky. I love trying new mascaras, but seem to always go back to my all-time favorite and must-have mascaras: Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes!; MAC's Plush Lash; L'Oreal's Voluminous; and Prescriptives Here to Stay. I am adding another one to my favorite and must-have list. This is Lancome's new High Definicils.


With a soft, rubberized brush that feels almost flimsy, the application of Lancome High Definicils Mascara could not be any smoother. The brush bends slightly as it moves up through my lashes making them ultra long and defined. Beautiful!

“The best way to apply this mascara is to lift the lashes right at the base of the lash line using the brush, and comb through,” advises National Artistic Director Ross Burton. “This allows for the brush to better grip the lashes for a more fanned look.”

High Definicils comes in two shades, black and brown. It is available now for $23 (just launched) at your favorite Lancome counter, one of the Lancome Boutiques and at of course, as well.


The MAC Originals Collection.

So smart. A collection of MAC favorites and best-sellers. This is MAC's Originals.

It can't get much better than my favorite Parrot Eyeshadow, Real Desire Lipglass, Glitter in Reflects Very Pink, or my eyeliner staple, Indigo Eye Pencil. Originals are really now and forever!


 The collection includes the following:

Rozz Revival
Watermelon reddish pink (lustre)
Chintz on Chintz Sheer mid-tone yellow brown (lustre)
Utter Pervette Soft pastel pink (lustre)
Back to Del Rio Deep brown red (lustre)
Nouveau-Frou Beigey grey pink with white pearl (lustre)
Retrofluid Sheer dirty deep plum with gold and red pearl
Supersequin Plummy pink with silver pearl (lustre)
Twig-Twig Neutral brown plum (lustre)
Sandy B Light shell pink
Russian Red Intense bluish-red

Full on Lust
Neutral brown pink (cream)
Avarice Mid-tone yellow red with soft red pearl (cream)
Real Desire Deep plum with red plum
Nico Now Mid-tone grey purple with multicoloured pearl (cream)
C-Thru Soft peached-beige with shimmer (cream)

Soft yellow beige with soft white pearl (satin)
Ochre Style Mid-tone yellow brown with gold (frost)
A Little Folie Mid-tone red brown (matte)
Memorabilia Dirty purple (matte)
Clue Mid-tone dirty grey with silver (matte)
Alum Mid-tone blue grey with soft blue pearl (frost)
Charred Deep steelgrey with silver pearl (frost)
Frisco Soft pastel pink (matte)
Parrot Deep aqua blue with bright green and blue pearl (frost)

If you have neglected to scoop up any of these beauties the first time around, here is your second chance. Let me know what you end up with!


Are You a MAC Original?

To coincide with the launch of it's newest Originals collection (more to come on that later) MAC is having a not-to-miss contest, “ARE YOU A M·A·C ORIGINAL?”. The contest is a celebration of one’s individuality and originality—qualities intrinsic to the M·A·C brand. Launching nationally through the M·A·C website (, the contest will also run regionally in 6 key cities across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston.


National Contest – How to Enter?

To enter the “Are You A M·A·C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite M·A·C products, along with 50 words on what makes them a M·A·C Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 M·A·C gift card and the complete Originals collection.

Regional Contest – How to Enter? 
On a regional level, M·A·C will hold the “Are You A M·A·C Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. M·A·C customers can visit designated M·A·C locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest.  The regional winner will receive a $250 M·A·C gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication. 
For contest rules and regulations, please visit