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Editor Beauty Picks for September

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Editor Picks for September

1. L’Absolu Rouge
Pamper your lips with this creamy and luscious formula. Lancôme brings Pro-Xylane™, its complete and powerful replenishing molecule, to a lip color for visibly fuller and smoother lips.

Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Nordstrom and Macys in the U.S.


TAKE 5: Pretty Polish

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Nail polish has stepped into the spotlight as of late and it is hard to keep up with all of the trends. Is the new it colour black? Is it blue that looks almost black? Is it orange? We are going to stick with what we like, colour wise, but we’ve tested five major brands to bring you the best of the best.

1 – Lackluster
2 – Not the worst of the bunch
3 – Getting there …
4 – Almost perfect
5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

Essie in Mini Shorts

Essie in Mini ShortsThe Claim: Famous for its chip-resistant formula, durability and huge selection of colours (over 200 in all).
The Truth: You get what you see with this bright, bright orange. After a few rounds of dishwashing the polish did begin to chip a little but it was minimal. Perfect for a manicure because it stays put.
One coat or two: 2
Chipped: 4 out of 5
Colour: 4 out of 5
Wow Factor: 4 out of 5

Available at select salons and online at


TAKE 5: Mascara

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Flirting is a science – so why not give yourself the upper hand by finding the perfect mascara? Our dream wand lengthens, plumps and saturates our lovely lashes with intense colour. No clumps allowed! We have tested five popular brands so that you don’t have to.

1 – Lackluster
2 – Not the worst of the bunch
3 – Getting there …
4 – Almost perfect
5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

Neutrogena Weightless Volume wax-free mascara

neutrogena weightless volume wax free mascara The Claim: “Builds full, naturally soft and healthy-looking lashes.”
The Truth: No clumps, no mess thanks to the small wand and light formula that coats ever lash individually. Ideal for those of us who are looking for a subtle effect.
Smudgability: 4 out of 5
Clumpiness: 5 out of 5
Colour: 3.5 out of 5
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5

Available at CVS, select drugstores and online at

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Clean Definition mascara

LOreal Paris Telescopic Clean Definition mascara The Claim: “The patented No Clump Brush lengthens lashes up to 50%.”
The Truth: Telescopic is right – this mascara really pumps up the volume. The wand looks like a medieval torture device but does the trick! Be careful when you are removing this mascara – a good eye makeup remover is a must.
Smudgability: 3 out of 5
Clumpiness: 2 out of 5
Colour: 5 out of 5
Wow Factor: 5 out of 5

L’Oréal Paris
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target and select drugstores


Black Orchid

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Carrying on with the Fall Collection theme, today I’d like to introduce you to Rimmel London and their Black Orchid Collection. Inspired by Marlene Dietrich, this collection is sophisticated by day and seductive by night.

Greg Wencel is the creator of “Black Orchid” and suggests that the look should be “built off a clear and fresh base”. The eyes are glamorous and seriously smokey and the lips are nude and neutral.

Cool Matte 16 Hour Mousse Foundation
Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Mono Blush Sienna

Colour Rush Mono Eye Shadow
Colour Rush Duo Eye Shadow: Pink Fever
Colour Rush Quad Eye Shadow: Smokey Purple, Smokey Noir
Lycra Lash Extender Mascara
Extreme Definition Two Tone Eye Definer: City Girl, Rock Chick
Exaggerate Liner: Noir, Aubergine

Vinyl Lip Gloss: Eastend Snob
Lasting Finish Lipstick: Airy Fairy

Lycra Wear 10 Nail Polish: Black Satin, Hypnotise

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