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The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection.

I can't wait until the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is released next month. I'm even more excited to see all the avant-garde makeup looks in action during the movie. It was all created with makeup from COVERGIRL. Of course they have a collaboration for all us fans who want cinematic color in wearable makeup, because let's be honest- we're not going to be running around in these exact looks, no matter how striking they may be. Use these looks as inspiration for your own fall look.

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection District Looks

If you love a rich, opulent look, recreate the lip look of District 1 Luxury, the look on the top left. If you want a more natural look for fall, check out the skin, lips and nails in District 9, the look on the bottom right. To see all of the looks and to get product tips and tutorials, visit the Capitol Beauty Studio at

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection includes a host of new products.

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection

Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara - $5.99
Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara plumps up every lash to help maximize volume and curl to create a high-impact look.

  • Very Black Blaze
  • Black Blaze
  • Black/Brown Blaze
  • Brown Blaze

Capitol Collection Glosstinis - $2.99
Capitol Collection Glosstinis are available in nine limited-edition shades inspired by the luxurious, high couture beauty looks of the Hunger Games Capitol.

  • Flamed Out
  • Seared Bronze
  • Scalding Emerald
  • Rogue Red
  • Violet Flicker
  • Pyro Pink
  • Inferno
  • Sulfur Blaze
  • Black Heat 

Capitol Collection Nail Stickers - $6.99
Capitol Collection Nail Stickers instantly transform your nail look from reality to fantasy. Choose from six limited-edition designs to create your own Hunger Games-inspired manicure.

  • Flamed Out
  • Tawny Flame
  • Crimson Blaze
  • Inferno
  • Seared Bronze
  • Red Hot Rebellion

Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss - $4.99
Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss is available in six vibrant, shimmery shades perfect for completing any Hunger Games-inspired beauty look. It glides on for a glossy sheen and hint of shine.

  • Firecracker
  • Tickled Pink
  • Blind Date
  • Glow for It
  • Glisten Up!
  • Turn Up the Heat

My favorites in The Capitol Collection are definitely the new selection of Glosstinis and the mascara. The shades are perfect for fall and I can see myself mixing and matching them all season long. I love the long wear of the COVERGIRL Nail Gloss and the bottle size and price point of these polishes are incredible. Already a fan of the Flamed Out Mascara, I can quickly tell you that I am really liking Flamed Up Mascara too. I will have a separate review of this mascara up soon.

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection: Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection: Capitol Collection Glosstinis

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection: Capitol Nail Collection Stickers

The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection: Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss

The great news is we don't have to wait until Catching Fire is released in November because the COVERGIRL Capitol Collection is hitting store shelves now. Look for it for a limited time at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer now.


Top 10 Fall Collection Makeup Items 2013.

Even though it has not felt like it is fall (what is with the beautifully warm weather that I don't dare complain about), the calendar says it is in fact fall. I have been playing with a bit of fall makeup, but there is a lot more that I want to try. These are the top 10 makeup items that I am really loving from the 2013 fall collections.

Top 10 Makeup Items for Fall

1. CHANEL Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Gri-Gri

2. NARS Eyeshadow Single in Yamal

3. MAC Fluidline in Deliciously Rich

4. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

5. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Style Eye-Con No.7 Plus Shadow Palette in The Lolita

6. CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystere

7. Smashbox Fade to Black Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette in Fade In

8. MAC Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Color in Icone

10. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

I guess you can tell I am really into changing up my eye looks for fall. I have so many options, which I love. Yes, some are similar, but those that are do have subtle differences. Those differences are what make different makeup looks my own.



Best Fall Makeup


Mascara Monday: Mark Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara.

Mark has taken their core mascara and transformed it from their hook-up size to a full size (yay!) mascara in this new Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara. So basically, it is the same formula, in a new larger, sleek, slender tube.

Mark Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara

Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara is made with a thick formula that adheres to lashes without clumping. It takes a good two tow three coats to get the length and definition that I like. It is nice for an everyday mascara or for those who want that kind of look. It does add a bit of volume, but you're not going to get intense drama with this one, so it is daytime and office safe. It wears all day with nor clumpy, flaking or smudging. It rinsing away with ease.

The wand itself is very light and slender to hold. The brush is on the longer and slender side itself too. It is very easy to control and handle, especially on the inner and outer corners and lower lashes, which is a plus.

Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara comes in three shades:

  • Blackest Black - a very deep, dark black
  • Brown Black - deep dark brown
  • Violet - deep blue/purple

Shop for Scanda-Lash Go-To Mascara at or through your independent mark rep. Each mascara retails for $11.00.


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