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Evolution of Contouring: Estée Lauder New Dimension

14 Sep


Contouring is still the rage, but it’s taking on a new form for beauty brands like Estée Lauder.

I heard about this new frontier of contouring at a recent Beauty Trend presentation in Vancouver and just had to share it with you.

Contouring Skin Care

The New Dimension range from Estée Lauder includes two new skin care products designed to create facial volume and reflect the skin’s best qualities.

When it comes to aging, loss of volume is a big deal as it can cause your eyes to look sunken and your cheeks to hollow out.

New Dimension Shape +Fill Expert Serum

This serum targets the cheeks and jawline with a pro-collagen complex. Over time, expect to see your face look more defined and radiant.
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Foundation and Concealer in One Formula: Clinique Beyond Perfecting

23 Feb

Clinique Beyond Perfectiong

Are you a sucker for multitasking products? If you answered yes, you’ll want to check out a new addition to Clinique’s foundation portfolio: Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer.

Beyond Perfecting features an oil-free formula that combines a liquid foundation and concealer for long-lasting (12 hours) yet lightweight, full coverage. The consistency is creamy yet it still keeps shine under control.

The foundation comes with a unique wand applicator that lets you use the foundation based on the level of coverage you want:

  • Use the doe foot part to apply dots all over your face or sideways to spread across your cheeks.
  • Use the tip of the wand to cover smaller imperfections.

NEW Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer is available in 20 wearable shades for Skin Types 2 and 3. When I was selecting my shade (I’m fair skinned), I was impressed with the range and was able to pick up the perfect match!

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New Sonic Cleansing Tool With Silicone Brush Design

29 Sep

LUNA mini

Just when I was thinking about picking up a Clarisonic , there’s a new facial cleansing device on the scene to complicate matters.

The LUNA™ mini from FOREO is a facial brush with 1,300 nonabrasive silicone touch-points that provide deep and gentle cleansing using sonic technology (up to 8,000 pulsations per minute).

Suitable for all skin types, the thicker touch-points on the reverse side are designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, while the thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best for sensitive or dry skin.

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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]

Sleep Your Wrinkles Away

5 Mar

Cupron Cosmetic Pillowcase

Getting rid of wrinkles may now be as simple as sleeping on the right bedding. SkinGlow Cupron® Copper Technology bedding features copper-infused linen that promises to restore your skin’s texture and tone.

According to a clinical study by the manufacturer, sleeping on the copper-oxide containing pillowcase for at least four weeks “will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crows feet around the eyes and will improve the skin’s overall appearance while you sleep.”

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Hot Accessory for Spring 2010

28 Jan

New way to Experience Web, Email, and Photos

Your favorite spring accessory for 2010 may be a patterned Marc Jacobs scarf or a matte silver cuff. Or, it just may be your Apple iPad tablet introduced yesterday by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

According to Jobs, the iPad is a better device for reading books, watching videos, and playing games than a laptop or a smart phone. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen and weighs about 1.5 pounds (just the right fit for your oversized leather saddle bag).

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Smart Makeup System from Stila

1 Dec

Technology and Beauty Combined

If you’re a tech geek and a makeup lover, Stila has the perfect beauty tool for you. The Stila Makeup Player is a multi-tasking portable vanity with a built-in media player docking station and speaker system designed to help you become a Stila makeup pro.

To get started, learn how to use the stash of Stila best sellers included with the system by following along with a DVD and instruction card. The new One Step Makeup Foundation combines four products into one and works as a primer, foundation, concealer, and powder. The classic Eye Shadow Trio contains three bronze shades including base, crease, and liner. You also get two other Stila classics: Convertible Color compact for cream-based cheek color and Lip Glaze for color with high shine.  Continue reading

Lather up with Joe Fresh Bath

17 Nov

Full Range of Bath and Body Care

There’s a new addition to the Joe Fresh Beauty collection just in time for the holidays. Joe Fresh Bath™ features a full assortment of bath and body products with prices that range from $2 to $8. According to Creative Director of Joe Fresh Style, Joe Mimran, the approach for the bath collection is “about value, style and quality for our customers.”

Joe Fresh Bath products include a foaming body wash, a creamy body balm, a gel-based exfoliating body polish, and a light, refreshing body mist. The products offer fruity scents like grapefruit and pomegranate with vibrant packaging, making them the perfect pick me up for the dreary days of fall and winter.

If you like soap with a rich lather, you can also try the liquid hand soap. Or, pick up a Wash & Go with Joe travel kit as a gift for your favorite Joe Fresh fan who will no doubt want to sample the line.

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Skin Care with Super-Potent Brazilian Berry

20 Oct

Now that acai berries have become a staple anti-oxidant ingredient in food, it’s not surprising that skin care companies have launched collections that feature this powerful Brazilian berry.

Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Repairing Skincare collection contains 100% natural origin organic acai berry that helps stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process. Infused with other potent ingredients like aloe vera juice, lavender, and rosemary essential oils, the anti-aging skincare regimen includes four products with high concentrations of the radical-fighting purple fruit.

Hot New Brush Makes Hair Drying a Breeze

1 Oct

YS Park G - Series Curl Shine Styler Round Brush

Can a hair brush ever be hot?

It can, if it’s a round brush from Y.S. Park. Making the scene in celebrity salons everywhere, this Japanese creation made of synthetic and natural bristles has everyone talking.

The orange synthetic bristles make quick hair drying a dream come true, as the bristles hold your hair tightly for a smooth blowout without intense heat. The natural bristles help to add texture and volume.

The Y.S. Park Curl Shine Styler Brush costs around $75 and will be coming to a salon near you before you can say: “Can we go just a little blonder this time?”

[Image via Amazon]



Skin Care for Chocoholics

8 Sep

Chocolate that’s good for you

Too much chocolate may be bad for your waistline but not when it comes to Hershey’s Complete Cocoa Facial Regimen line from The Spa at The Hotel Hershey.

This unique cocoa facial experience offers everything from a Creamy Cocoa Cleanser to a Cocoa Pom Facial Moisturizer. Ingredients include cocoa and caramel extracts, Canadian glacial clay, HERSHEY’S Cocoa Powder, and shea and cocoa butters.

You can also try massage bath bars in six delicious flavors, like Cocoa Latte and Milk & Honey, to sooth tired muscles. This kind of chocolate binge is the type you’ll never regret.

Fran Drescher (the Nanny) Goes Natural

4 Aug

FranBrand line set to debut on HSN

Fran Drescher , star of “The Nanny,” has created a a line of skin care products to be sold exclusively at HSN.

The natural and eco-friendly skin care collection is part of Fran’s mission as a cancer survivor to teach women how to live preventively. A percentage of the sales will be donated to Fran’s organization, Cancer Schmancer, dedicated to helping women fight uterine cancer.

Created in partnership with HSN, FranBrand is a nine-piece collection that uses carcinogen-free natural technology and ingredients to create more youthful and healthy skin. The collection includes facial skin care products for day and night with prices ranging from $16 for lip balm to $32 for facial cream.

The FranBrand collection will expand to hair care, makeup, sun care, and bath and body products next year. All products are natural and packaged in recyclable material.  What would Mr. Sheffield think?

Here’s Fran giving the scoop to People on FranBrand skincare. Her favorites so far are the Luscious Lip Balm, Beautiful Body Cream, and Sensational Serum.

Another unique product is the Terrific Toner Gel, which doesn’t require using a cotton ball or pad, so that you cut down on non-reusable products. The Classic Cleanser ($19.90) is a cleanser and makeup remover that works without using a cloth, so that you cut down on detergents and water. Check out all the products in the FranBrand collection here.

Want Huge Lips and Skinny Hips?

3 Jul

Lip Gloss that Curbs Your Appetite

What’s the easiest way to get plump lips and slim hips? With the latest innovation from Purple Lab, all you have to do is gloss and go.

Huge Lips Skinny Hips is a multi-tasking lip gloss that promises to plump your lips and curb your cravings at the same time. Continue reading

One Product: Four Different Looks

2 Jul

Rock on with vibrant color for your face

You’ve heard of moon rocks, the lunar material collected during human exploration on the moon. Now, you can explore different ways to add color to your face with Pur Rocks.

Try these four different looks by working a makeup brush into the rocks and releasing their pigment. Or use a rock as a crayon to draw in tones of garnet and pink. Continue reading

New Wrinkle Relaxer on the Block

15 Jun

Approved wrinkle relaxer to challenge BOTOX

Dysport®, also known as Reloxin, has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use. The first competitor for BOTOX®, Dysport works by relaxing facial muscles and smoothing away frown lines and wrinkles. Although it’s been available in other countries since the 1990s, Dysport will be arriving in doctors’ offices in the U.S. in the next few months (it has not been released in Canada yet). Continue reading


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