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Three Classic Favorites are Among Winners of 2014 Glammy Awards

27 Oct

Glammy Awards

Every year, Glamour magazine comes out with a list of the top makeup and skincare products as voted on by their magazine readers. The awards cover both drugstore and specialty store products.

Here are three classic favorites that I’m already a fan of and have been using for a long time.

The Best Lip Color
MAC Lipstick (From Specialty Stores)

I have no trouble agreeing with this choice. When it comes to highly pigmented and moisturizing shades, MAC lipsticks can’t be beat.

One of my favorite shades is Fabby, a pinky shade with a hint of color. It looks great on most skin tones.

The Best Mascara
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara (From Drugstores)

This mascara has been around forever and is a cult classic. The reason I love this mascara may be a little different from some of the Glamour readers.

I use Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara in Clear as a sealer after applying deep black mascara. It really helps to stop flaking and smudging!

The Best Hairstyling Product

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The Matte Lip Collection from MAC

24 Oct

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Matte lips are one of the hottest trends this season and, according to MAC Cosmetics, they’re here to stay.

The Matte Lip collection from MAC will help you create a standout look with dramatic new shades of MAC’s iconic matte lipstick. The collection includes vibrant hues like fuchsia and rich burgundy of as well as nude favorites.

To make the color even more intense, apply Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in super‑saturated shades in red, burgundy, or pinky beige. Finally, polish off the look with the soft new pinky hues of Pro Longwear Blush.

Here are the details on the collection.

  • Styled in Sepia (dirty cement beige)
  • Nouvelle Vogue (soft blue pink)
  • Pander Me (soft peachy mocha)
  • Damn Glamorous (bright pink red)
  • Le Vie En Rouge (bright orange coral)=
  • Fashion Revival (deep raspberry)
  • Heroine (vibrant violet)
  • Living Legend (deep plum)

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Limited Edition eos Lip Balm 3 Pack Inspired by Rachel Roy

16 Oct

eos Holiday 2014 Rachel Roy

There’s a new eos collection to remind you that warm, sunny weather is happening somewhere on the globe right now.

The Smooth Sphere lip balm flavor trio in bright, cheery shades is inspired by fashion designer Rachel Roy.

Each holiday pack contains three tropical flavors:

  • Indian Summer (orange blossom)
  • Aloha Hawaii (strawberry kiwi)
  • St. Barth’s Sunrise (pink grapefruit)

The lip balms are USDA-certified organic and 100% natural with a special design on each lip balm. Packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, these lip balms should keep you going until the warmer weather shows up again on your doorstep.

[Image via eos]

Cult Classic: Clinique A Black Honey Affair

14 Oct

Clinique A Black Honey Affair

In 1971, Clinique created a phenomenon with the introduction of a deep, blackened raisin hue for their Clinique Glosswear for Lips collection called Black Honey. Nearly 20 years later, the Black Honey shade was launched as an Almost Lipstick: a cross between a lipstick and lip gloss that is perfectly unique for every woman.

Inspired by this cult classic, Clinique has introduced the limited edition A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow octet. Offering the same versatility, the palette contains a range of shades from light browns to deep purples that works for all skin tones:

  • The first four shades can be worn together or alone to create a neutral daytime look.
  • The four purple tones can be paired with the neutral hues for a pop of colour, or layered together to create a dramatic smoky violet eye look.

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Lip Care and Couture Makeup: Rouge Dior Baume

9 Oct

Rouge Dior Baume

Who doesn’t love lip color and lip protection in the same tube from a design house?

Rouge Dior Baume is a new lip product that combines a lip treatment and couture color. The balm has a unique texture enriched with cristal oil, an innovation of the Dior laboratories that protects,  moisturizes, and smooths lips.

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New Makeup Collection from Brooke Shields and MAC

6 Oct

MAC Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields has been working as an actress/model since she was a baby, so it’s not surprising that MAC Cosmetics decided to collaborate on a makeup collection with Brooke.

The new collection contains 13 products including a fabulous 15-shade eye shadow palette (called Gravitas), lipsticks, and glosses, blushes and nail polish.

The colors cover a wide range from neutrals to reds for fall. According to Peoplestylewatch, Brooks believes that she isn’t one version of herself:  “There are products for looks that are very natural and also sexy and sophisticated.”

The shades and finishes in the limited edition collection have been chosen by Brooke herself, inspired by her favourite looks for day and night. The looks are intended to be easy, modern, and beautiful.

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MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

8 Sep


Wow, time flies! Remember, the Rocky Horror Picture Show (who could ever forget it). Well, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary musical comedy horror film.

To celebrate the occasion, MAC is launching MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show. The goodies in this MAC collaboration are great keepsakes whether you’re a hardcore fan or like your makeup loud and shiny.

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Get Your NFL Game Face On with CoverGirl

7 Sep

NFL Game Face Makeup

Who says you can’t be girly and love the NFL?

Just in time for opening day of the NFL 2014 season, CoverGirl has all the details to create an official game face and “fanicure” for your favorite team. Genius!

I have a soft spot for Da Bears since quarterback whisperer, Marc Trestman (formerly with the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes), now coaches the team.

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Nude Velvety Lip Creams: NYX Simply Nude Lip Collection

1 Sep

NYX Simply Nude

News flash! Nude lips are a big makeup trend this fall season. So now couldn’t be a better time to explore a new nude lip collection.

If you’ve never tried a product from NYX Cosmetics, here’s your chance and you won’t be disappointed.

The Simply Nude Lip collection includes six moisturizing lip pencils in every shade of the nude rainbow from pink to deep beige.

The six shades are:

  • Peaches (nude peach)
  • Exposed (reddish brown)
  • Disrobed (pink brown)
  • Fairest (pink beige)
  • Honey (nude beige)
  • Sable (deep brown with pink undertone)

Wear these shades with a smoky eye or a natural look and you’re good to go!

[Image via NYX Cosmetics]

Add a Little Glam to Your Makeup Routine: Rodial Glamstick and Glamolash

10 Jul


Looking to add some glamour to your makeup routine? Here are two products from Rodial Skincare that can help you get there.

Rodial Glamstick
Rodial Glamstick

Rodial Glamstick

With the hot weather finally here, who wants to pack on heavy lipstick and gloss. Rodial’s Glamsticks give your lips color in a nourishing way with a light, lip butter formula enriched with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. The formula also contains hyaluronic filling spheres to inject volume and plump lips for a glam look.

Glamsticks come in a wide range of shades, all of which have a slight scent of coconut. I received a sample of Lust, a beautiful all-season pink shade that I’ll be wearing all summer and right into the fall.

Rodial Glamolash

If you’re looking to add some drama to your lashes but on a lasting basis, Rodial Glamolash has an eyelash lengthening and thickening serum for naturally glam lashes.

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Kelly and Sharon Osbourne Limited Edition MAC Cosmetics Colour Collection

20 May


MAC Cosmetics is launching the first daughter/mother makeup collaboration starring the infamous Osbournes: Kelly and Sharon.

The limited-edition colour collection features a vibrant (what else?) selection of shades for eyes, lips, face and nails.

This two-part collection comes in limited-edition packaging inspired by the duo’s signature red and violet colour palettes. You can find the collections online June 2, 2014 and in stores June 12, 2014 through July 10, 2014.

I’m not sure whether I understand why MAC is collaborating with the Osbournes, but I do like the shades in the Sharon Osbourne collection. So far, my favorites are the Lipglass in Pussywillow and Bijou. I’ll also be checking out the neutral Duchess Quad eye palette (shown in the photo above).

Here’s what you’ll find in each collection.

Kelly Osbourne (Purple)

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All-in-One Lip Hybrid: Dior Addict Fluid Stick

23 Apr


Do you have trouble deciding between a lipstick, gloss and lacquer? Here’s an answer to your lip hybrid dreams: the Dior Addict Fluid Stick.

What’s unique about this lip product? The Dior Addict Fluid Stick has combined the best features of lipstick, gloss, and lacquer into a single lip product:

High-impact color and the long wear of a classic lipstick meets the intense shine of a gloss/lacquer.

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick goes on smoothly in a light formula that still provides highly pigmented color. It contains no wax but is formulated with water instead for maximum lightness.

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Your Spring Makeup Look To Go: Clinique Colour Cravings Set

21 Apr


Having trouble getting your spring makeup look organized? Let Clinique lead the way with the Colour Cravings Set.

This goodie bag has everything you need to put together a healthy and fresh look for spring.

How do you get started?

First, apply Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief to get your skin dewy. Then, add colour to your eyes with the All About Shadow Quad and High Impact Mascara in Black.

Follow that with shiny nail enamel specially formulated for sensitive skin and a swipe of colour with the chubby stick for lips. Tip: for even more drama, add a hint of colour to your cheeks with the new Clinique Cheek Pop Collection.

Here are the must-haves in the Clinique Colour Cravings Set:
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Rose Gold Makeup Trend: How to Wear it

16 Apr

Rose Gold Makeup

Rose gold jewelry has been making a comeback for the last few years. Now, you can find this universally flattering shade is in all types of makeup products.

Here are few easy ways you can incorporate rose gold into your makeup wardrobe.

1. Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss

A touch of gold  in lip gloss is always flattering and Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Rose Gold proves it. The pinky gold shimmer in this non-sticky lip gloss adds just a hint of color.

2. Benefit Cosmetics Longwear Powder Shadow

Benefit Cosmetics Longwear Powder Shadow in Nude Swings is a rose gold shade that you can wear for a natural look or apply as a shadow base. This soft and silky shadow comes in a long-wearing formula that makes it last extra long.
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New Fruity Body Care Line: The Body Shop Raspberry Body Care Collection

9 Apr

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Care Collection

Slip into spring with a luscious new body care collection from The Body Shop. The deeply moisturizing Raspberry Body Care Collection contains berries picked early in the season to preserve their freshness.

There are six indulgent products in the Raspberry Body Care Collection.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub
This exfoliating scrub, which is inspired by the texture of real raspberry jam, will leave skin feeling softer and smoother.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Butter
This rich and creamy body butter has a buttery texture that leaves skin smooth and moisturized.

Early-Harvest Raspberry Eau de Toilette
This light and wearable Eau de Toilette is refreshing scent you can spritz on your neck or pulse points.

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