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Monday
Oct072013

The Dancing with the Stars Collection by Stila Cosmetics.

I'll admit it. I watch Dancing with the Stars on Monday nights. This season I am loving Amber Riley, surprised at how great Snooki is, and can't help but want a win for Valerie Harper. But let's discuss the looks. Aside from the obvious spray tans, I am always mesmerized by thehair and makeup looks. They must have an enormous team of creative hair and makeup artists working on the cast each week. I had no idea that Stila was the brand used behind the scenes. This year, Stila is taking backstage front and center by creating its newest collaboration, the Stila + Dancing with the Stars Collection.

The Dancing with the Stars Collection by Stila Cosmetics

This Limited Edition assortment features four Live. Love. Dance. sets inspired by the Samba, Tango, Freestyle and Cha-Cha. There are also companion products needed to create complete looks, including Illuminating Powder, Bronzing Powder, Powder Blush and an exclusive Dancing with the Stars makeup bag and mirror.

Live. Love. Dance. Sets - $28.00 each
Each set includes one palette with a universally flattering cheek color and seven eye shadow shades that can be applied wet for greater intensity or worn dry for a more subtle look. The sets also include Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm, a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, and a deluxe Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick.

  • Samba - wearble pops of color
  • Tango - bronze shades
  • Freestyle - smoky shades
  • Cha Cha - shimmer shades

The Dancing with the Stars Collection by Stila Cosmetics: Live. Love. Dance. Sets

Powder Blush - $16
This powder blush comes in a universal shade suitable for all skin types and tones.

Illuminating Powder - $16
This all over shimmer powder adds a touch of dewy radiance to any look.

Bronzing Powder - $16
This all over bronzing powder delivers a natural, sun-kissed glow.

Makeup Bag with Star Mirror - $10
This Dancing with the Stars inspired makeup bag with convenient star-shaped mirror is the perfect keepsake to store makeup or for taking it with you.

The Dancing with the Stars Collection by Stila Cosmetics: Blush, Illuminating Powder, Bronzing Powder

The Stila + Dancing with the Stars Collection is sold exclusively at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and at ulta.com.

Friday
Oct042013

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.

Urban Decay has launched and relaunched two great products that will have lips drenched in beautiful color this fall. We all know that creamy color is where it's at. Whether it's bright, bold or neutral, highly pigmented color that lasts and feels great on the lips is a must. Urban Decay has managed to do just that with Revolution Lipstick and to go with it, the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil.

Fall Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick & 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Revolution Lipstick - $22.00

This lipstick is so good. Really. It features a creamy formula unlike any other I have ever tried before. It is super thick and feels almost cushiony on the lips. It feels like a super hydrating lip balm, but better. Each of the 22 shades are highly pigmented. From gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there is something here for everyone. I am partial to nude or rosy nude shades. I am loving Naked, Naked2, Liar and Native. The complete list of shades:

  • 69 - Bright Red with Pink Undertone
  • Anarchy - Bright Fuchsia
  • Bang - Bright Orange-Red
  • Catfight - Pink Fuchsia with Slight Red Undertone
  • F-Bomb - Classic Red
  • Fiend - Muted Rose
  • Jilted - Deep Fuchsia Shimmer with Blue Shift
  • Liar - Pink-Brown Nude
  • Lovelight - Pale Peachy-Pink Shimmer
  • Manic - Soft Wine
  • Naked - Nude-Pink
  • Naked2 - Medium Beige-Nude
  • Native - Pale Pink
  • Obsessed - Bright Baby Pink
  • Protest - Sheer Peachy Nude
  • Rapture - Dusty Rose
  • Rush - Pink Mauve
  • Shame  Deep Berry
  • Streak - Coral Pink
  • Strip - Sheer Medium Mauve-Nude
  • Turn On - Rosy Pink
  • Venom - Bright Plum

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil - $19.00

I have a love hate relationship with lip pencils. I use them everyday, but I really hate the way they feel. I obviously had never tried this one before, because this pencil really does glide onto lips. 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil glides on lips with ease. It is super creamy yet stays in place. It is super long-lasting and provides a waterproof base that helps to make lipstick last longer. I like to match my lipstick to my pencil to further extend wear, and I love that there are matching liner shades to the new Revolution lipsticks. There is also a clear shade, which is brilliant, called Ozone. I am definitely picking that one up. The complete list of shades:

  • 69 - Classic Red
  • Anarchy - Bright Fuchsia
  • Bang - Bright Orange-Red
  • Deep - Warm Brown-Nude
  • Jilted - Deep Fuchsia-Pink
  • Liar - Mauve Nude
  • Manic - Rosy Wine
  • Naked - Nude-Pink
  • Naked2 - Medium Beige-Nude
  • Native - Pale Pink
  • Obsessed - Baby Pink
  • Ozone - Clear
  • Rush - Pink Mauve with Soft Pearl
  • Streak - Coral Pink with Soft Pearl
  • Turn On - Rose-Pink with Soft Pearl
  • Venom - Rich Plum

Both products are available now from Sephora, ULTA, select Macy's, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

Actress Jamie Chung stopped by Urban Decay’s “The Kisshibition” in New York City yesterday to pick up the a new Revolution Lipstick collection and watch live performance art by Natalie Irish, the kisser of the canvases, while enjoying music spun by DJ Kiss. Jamie looked stunning wearing a Badgley Mischka dress, Christian Louboutin heels, and Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb.

The best fall lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Thursday
Oct032013

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect.

I am a big fan of Laura Mercier's foundation primers, both the Foundation Primer and Foundation Primer Radiance. She just launched a new one and as I have been using it ever since I received it, I am obviously a big fan of this one too. Meet Foundation Primer Protect.

This primer is great because it not only preps the skin for flawless makeup application and holds foundation, keeping makeup fresh and color-true for hours, but it also protects it from the suns harmful rays. It does that because it includes SPF 30.

This is so smart, because there are some moisturizers and foundations that just don't have the sun protection factor, and this is vital for everyday. I love that using it in a primer gives us another option for protection. Especially when it is put in such a great oil-free formula such as this.

The primer formula glides on my skin evenly with its lightweight, creamy gel feel. It truly helps to create the  perfect canvas for makeup application. It minimizes the appearance of imperfections and pores for a smooth, natural finish, and creates this bond like "buffer" to outside elements that expertly holds foundation and keeps it in place all day.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect retails for $32.00 and is available now at lauramercier.com and Sephora.