Sneak Peek: Smashbox Faces of Fashion Set for QVC Today's Special Value

Smashbox will premier an exclusive set for a QVC Today's Special Value on Monday, August 27th - and I have your sneak peek at this 10 piece set.


The set comes in four color palettes: blonde, brunette, taupe, and auburn for the price of $47.82 plus shipping. It is a special good only on Monday August 27th.

Photo Finish primer contains grape seed extract and vitamins A and E to power your defenses against aging skin and fading foundation by filling in lines and pores. Photo Op under-eye brightener's skin-boosting ingredients like vitamin C, red wine extract, peptides, and marine collagen help fill in fine lines and conceal under-eye circles. Brow Tech defines your brows and helps them stay in place.

Lights Up! blush--with three shades to wear individually or layer--helps you achieve a natural glow. Fusion cream eyeliner includes three best-selling putty liners. The coordinated eye shadow trio can be mixed and matched for day or night.

Photo Finish lipstick with Sili-silk technology imparts a full, moist finish to lips. The moisturizing lip-enchancing gloss drenches lips in luminous color and high shine.

How do I use it: Apply Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Blend Photo OP Under-eye brightener to help conceal dark circles.

For perfect brows, apply Brow Tech with Angle brush #12. Just brush the pigment through, and follow with the wax for natural-looking brows that stay in place all day.

Dust Lights Up! blush on the apples of your cheeks. Sweep champagne eye shadow from your lashline to your contour. Blend the fawn shade along the top lash line for a subtle contrast. With Precision liner brush #28, apply Fusion cream eyeliner along the top and bottom lashline, and the inner corner of your eyes. To finish, apply the Photo Finish lipstick. Add a pop of lip gloss at the center of your bottom lip and cupids bow.




Are You a Flirt?

Admit it. We like to flirt. Whether you are the flirt, or the one everyone likes to flirt with, flirting is harmless (usually) and fun.

I found a new way to Flirt, with Flirt! Cosmetics. Vanessa Minello just teamed up with Flirt! to design a gorgeous new collection, called Hit List.

Wanna try some and Flirt yourself? Head on over to Kohl's or to see the entire collection. Also,  you can enter to win one of the gorgeous eyeshadow palettes Vanessa created.


I have been using the Chic Bronze palette, and it is awesome. The colors are perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall. They are very silky, blend easily, and last all day. I love the unique slide open palette, too.


Benefit Wants to Know: Are You That Gal?

In case you haven't heard about this amazing contest from Benefit, listen up.

To kick off the launch of that gal, Benefit's NEW brightening face primer, they have partnered with Extra, Lucky, Sephora and the William Morris Talent Agency to hold a nation wide talent search for "that gal"!
Benefit have been holding events since the beginning of the month, and there are two more still happening, this weekend!

Gals can come to the following events, get their "that gal" makeover and make a 30 second audition tape telling everyone why they should be "that gal".
August 24th - Sephora, Times Square, NYC
August 25th - Sephora, Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ

If you are not near an event, simply log on to to upload your own video!
The winner of this fabulous contest receives the prizes of a lifetime: a guest hosting spot on Extra, her photo in Lucky Magazine and on, an audition for talent representation with the William Morris Talent Agency and a year supply of Benefit makeup!
If you think you are "that gal" or know someone who you think is, get that video camera out and enter now! 
And if you want know what I think of that gal, stay tuned. I just got my hands on one of these beauties, and it will be featured next week in one of our Back to School Beauty features.