Monday
Aug072006

Explore the Endless Possibilities...

Celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow has teamed up with Beauty.com and Three Custom Color to create some beautiful Fall looks with a few new products they created exclusively for Beauty.com.

Working with clients including Lindsey Lohan, Melania Trump, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Peet, Tina explains, “I wanted to do a toned-down, soft smoky look that would introduce color – instead of the black/grey smoky look we always see. I love the grey and blue, which are just so wearable. I have found that these colors compliment the broadest range of eye and skin colors… as always, fall fashion was a big inspiration. This year, I saw a lot of grey and grey-teal,”.

3c_kit.jpgThe collection includes the following products:

Three Custom Color Specialists Smokey Mountain Trio ($60) - This incomparable Wet/Dry formula for eyes is finely milled imparting a silky texture and a smooth, satinee finish. This versatile powder can be used as both a shadow and a liner ~ offering the best of both worlds. Includes: Cascade, Smokey, and Blue Spruce.
Three Custom Color Specialists Lip and Cheek Stain in Cherry Glow ($19.50) - A silky smooth, highly pigmented long lasting crème blush which leaves skin with a youthful flushed radiance.
Three Custom Color Specialists Lip Gloss with sponge applicator in Pink Mist ($18.50) - This distinctive Lip Gloss formula is creamy and moisturizing imparting a high shine without a sticky feel. Each elegant vial is brimming with luscious color ~ sweep the angled wand across your lips and shine, shine, shine!
Three Custom Color Specialists Pencil Eye Liner in Smoke and Dark Navy ($14/each) - These pencils can be used to provide precise definition to your lash line. Also, try blending it down to create a sultry, smoky effect! The unique texture of these Eye Liners allows for smooth application, easy blending and long wear.

You can get this complete fall makeup wardrobe now exclusively at Beauty.com.

Sunday
Aug062006

Happy SUN-day!

Another Sunday in Summer. Another day to try out a few SUN-free tanning products, perhaps?  Yes, my obsession with self-tanning continues.

I tried two new self-tanners this week.

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The first was Kiehl's Sun Free Self Tanning Formula ($22.50). This formula is a very lightweight lotion that dries awesomely quick. The cream is enriched with goodies such as Apricot Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E. The goodies help it smooth on evenly so it is very easy to spread and rub in. You just have to do it pretty fast, as it does dry fast, like I said before. And it has a nice, clean cucumberish fresh scent. My color really started to develop in just over an hour, as I noticed my face getting slightly golden.

 

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Next I tried Bath and Body Works Solar Power All-Angle Professional Airbrush Tan (regularly $15 on sale for $9). As my latest obsession is with these airbrush tanning formulas that can be easily sprayed in any direction, I had been eyeing this for some time. When sprayed, you are immediately surrounded in the nicest orange-vanilla scent - yum. You can see exactly where the formula is sprayed, as it goes on very wet. Unfortunately, you stay wet for a good ten or so minutes (did I spray too much?) and have to wait to dress until it is fully dry. The color developed slowly over about four hours, but the color was a nice rich golden one.

Saturday
Aug052006

It's All About the Brows.

I have been a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills - the queen of eyebrows - for a few years now. Her tweezers are the best. Gosh, I use them almost everyday. I am really liking one of her kits. It is the All About Brows kit - made exclusively for Sephora.

anas_brow_kit.jpgThis set has 6 great tools to groom even the hairiest of brows, including my favorite tweezers. It also has a Brow Powder Duo, four Brow Stencils, a Duo Angle/Spooley Brush, a Brow Gel, and an Eye Lights highlighting pencil.

The Brow Powder goes on very nice and smooth with the angle brush, and I am happy that it comes in two shades -there is not one perfect shade for everyone, you know.

The other side of the brush is easy to use to groom the brows into place before using the Brow Gel. The gel is clear, and dries quickly, with no sticky or tight feeling left behind.

The highlighting pencil is a perfect addition to the set, and it's used directly under the brow, at the top of the brow bone to accent that area. It totally softens the entire brow look.

While I personally don't like Brow Stencils, I can see the need for them for the inept brow groomer. (Don't you just hate seeing a beautiful woman with overplucked brows?).

All About Brows is $75 (eek - you do get a lot for the high price) and comes in three color coordinated kits: Ash Blonde, Medium Ash, and Ash Brunette.