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Beyond Beauty Holiday 2007

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The limited-edition Beyond Beauty Holiday 2007 Collection from Smashbox Cosmetics is designed to take your look beyond ordinary. Make a gal tickled-pink this Holiday by popping one of these in their stocking.

Fusion Eye & Cheek Palette
A sleek silver double-tiered mirrored palette that comes with a multi-hued Fusion Eye Shadow and Fusion Soft Lights Powder. Choose from Endless (warm shades) or Reflect (Cool Shades)

I have this one and love it. I sometimes use the cheek colours for my eyes too.


Light Speed Lip Gloss Collection
The collection contains 6 ultra-luxe sheer glosse that can be worn separately or layered together for a customized look.

Glare (shimmery bright pink)
Glide (shimmery peach nude)
Rush (shimmery pink blush)
Force (shimmery cool berry)
35MM (shimmery suede brown)
Illume (pale nude with iridescence)

I sadly do not have this collection of stunning glosses (sigh). I guess that is another item to put on my Santa Wish List!

Flawless Finish Skin Perfectors
This limited-edition set includes smashbox’s best-selling, skin-smoothing Photo Finish Foundation Primer in both full and travel sizes and Photo Op Under Eye Brightener to instantly wake skin up after a long holiday bash.

I have this kit and use all the items regularly. The Photo Op Under Eye Brightener is part of my everyday makeup routine and I use the Primer when I am preparing for that flawless look – could be for a meeting, event or evening out.

The Warm Winter Glow look uses the Beyond Beauty Collection. Below are the step by step instructions to achieve this simply gorgeous Holiday face.

For flawless skin, smooth Photo Finish Foundation Primer all over face.
Apply your shade of High Definition Healthy FX Foundation using Foundation Brush #13 from the Encounter Brush Kit.
For a luminous all-over glow, dust the light pearl cheek color from the Fusion Eye & Cheek Palette in Endless over face using Powder Brush #1.
Stay subtle with a sheer wash of color. Swirl through the four cheek colors in the Endless Palette with Powder Brush #1 and apply to the apples of cheeks.

Use Shadow Brush #26 to apply the bronze shadow from lash to brow, and repeat using the champagne shade.
Next sweep the copper shadow along the natural crease, whipping color up and out at the brow bone.
Brush the bronze shadow across the lower lashline and add a dab of champagne at the inner corners of the eye.
Finish the eyes with several lashings of Focal Point Mascara in Black on top lashes only. Before mascara dries, bat eyes gently to softly coat lower lashes.

Keep lips light and luscious with a dab of Light Speed Lip Gloss in Glide.

Tarte’s Three Wishes

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

This Holiday Tarte has released three limited-edition collections – We Wish You Wealth, We Wish You Health and We Wish You Happiness - that are sure to please any gal lucky enough to receive them.

We Wish You Wealth
This three-tiered, limited-edition palette is stacked with exclusive shades of Tarte’s favorite goodies:
• 16 Tarte Vitamin-E enriched Eyeshadows
• 16 Tarte Vitamin-E enriched Lipglosses
• Three 24/7 Lip Sheers with SPF 15
• Four Gel Eyeliners
• One Eyelid Primer
• One Luminizer
• Eyeshadow & Lip Brushes
• Four award-winning Cheek Stains

We Wish You Health
A 4-piece discovery set that contains all the tools you need for looking better, naturally:
Mini Clean Slate Face Primer
Mini Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo in Slate
Mini Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in-1 Mascara
Mini Inside Out Vitamin-Infused Lipgloss Powered by BORBA in Serenity

We Wish You Happiness
This year Tarte has released three brand new shades of cheekstain that are sure to leave you with a dewy glow! These little treasures come in a plush, purple, jeweled-case with compact mirror—perfect portables for all of your travels.

Merry (sheer candy-pink)
Delighted (shimmery rose-gold)
Enchanted (shimmery pale-pink)

Beneficial Makeup

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

I love Benefit Cosmetics and have multiple pieces in my makeup bag. They are always coming out with ingenious products and I want to share with you some of the newer additions that I either have or desperately want!

Powder Pop!
The best and most popular face powders all in one handy portable holiday box. Dallas (rosy bronze), Hoola (bronze), and Dandelion (soft pink). Could it more perfect?

Ten palette
They strike gold again with this sweet little holiday palette that contains duo bronzes in bronze shimmer and light pink – giving you perfectly sculpted cheeks, two seductive shades for lips (sheer golden berry/sheer plum) and complementary shades for eyes (soft mauve/golden taupe).

“That Gal”
To have that flawless look, you need to make sure you skin is perfectly primed. After you moisturize apply this for smoother, brighter skin. I wear it alone or under my favourite foundation.

D’finer D’liner
Carmindy is against the lip liner but I bet she is all for this one, as is clear! It creates an invisible boundary around lips, preventing the dreaded feather factor. Yippee.

Silky Powder Eye Shadow
I have been enjoying the creaseless cream shadow/liner from Benefit and am excited about the Silky Powder Shadow that just hit the counters recently. I have three pans on my desk that I will be diving into shortly! These shades provide an even coverage to enhance and contour.

Justine Case
I wanna, wanna, wanna this! It’s the perfect beauty refresher this kit containing Some Kind-A Gorgeous for flawless complexion, Benetint for rosy lips & cheeks, California Kissin‘ and let’s not forget Eyecon for fading action day or night. OK enough of my whining!

Are you addicted to Benefit? What are you favourite products?

Prime Before You Paint

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

NARS have just launched their brand new Makeup Primer that has an SPF of 20 and PA++.

PA stands for protection grade of UVA (tanning, darkening, aging rays). The highest level of PA is +++, this means you will not get tanned or basically will not be exposed to 99% of the UVA, so PA+++ is saying: “you will not get tanned from this and if you wear it starting when you’re young you won’t get any UV-induced wrinkles”.

This primer is similar to the original – it is the perfect canvas for long-wearing foundation with a natural appearance. It promises to hydrate and assist in easing the signs of inflammation and redness, whilst improving skin texture.

This primer can be worn under foundation, powder or alone. I will be popping over to Holt Renfrew to see if they have this item as I’d love to try it.

$33.00USD for 1.7 Fl. Oz. 50 mL

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