Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

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SAG Awards Beauty: Angelina Jolie

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angelina+jolie+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Angelina Jolie
Angelina looked stunning in a dark, navy blue Max Azria gown. Celebrity makeup artist Mary Burton wanted to create a 60’s look and chose to focus on Angelina’s eyes by applying lots of eyeliner and mascara. She used Lancôme Artliner in Noir just above the lash line. To compliment Angelina’s eye color and to make her eyes really stand out, she applied a bluish grey eyeshadow – YSL Ombre Solo Double Effect Eyeshadow in #3 Silk Blue – to the eyelid. Finally, she applied several coats of Lancôme Courbe Virtuôse Mascara in Black. Mary added a touch of pink to the apples of Angie’s cheeks using Shu Uemura blush in M Pink 31. To create ultra-shiny and luminous lips, Mary used Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Rose Jolie, natch.

SAG Awards Beauty: Kate Winslet

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This year at the 15th Annual SAG Awards, Best Supporting Actress winner Kate Winslet accessorized her gorgeous Narciso Rodriguez gown and dazzling Chopard jewels with a little help from Fekkai, Lancome, Avon and Serge Lutens.

kate+winslet+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Kate WinsletKate’s glamorous low bun and side swept bang were created by Frederic Fekkai stylist Renato Campora using Fekkai products. To get the look, apply More All Day Density Styling Whip to wet hair for added volume. On the bottom portion only apply Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme to ends for a smooth blowout and to protect hair from the heat of styling tools. Using the Large Round Brush, blow dry hair and part on the right side. Once completely dry, use a one inch curling iron throughout hair to create tousled movement with dimension. Apply Technician Glaze to ends working it through with fingers for texture that is not too heavy. Tease the top of the head – ever so slightly – to create a touch of height. Next pull hair back into a low ponytail. Create a loose braid and twist it around to form a bun. Secure with pins. Making a braid helps to keep the bun from appearing to severe and gives it the soft modern touch.

kate+winslet+lancome+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: Kate WinsletCelebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey played up Kate’s eyes with lots of black eyeliner, mascara and shimmering shadow paired with a soft neutral palette on her lips and cheeks. Jillian used Lancôme Artliner in Noir on the upper lash line and then lightly dusted Jillian Dempsey Professional for Avon Eyeshadow Trio in Pebble Wash on the eyelid. She finished the eyes with a few coats of Lancôme Ôscillation Mascara in Black. For the lips, she used Serge Lutens nude lip liner and filled in the entire lip. Finally, she applied Color Fever Gloss in Engaging, a very sheer nude shade, for a high-shine pout.

NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire

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nars+heart+of+desire NARS Spring 2009 Collection: Heart of Desire
Introducing NARS Spring 2009, a color collection inspired by the 1970’s boasting pastel hues and berry shades for a look of pure chic.

Both strong and sophisticated, this collection features two new must-have products, the Blush Duo and the Duo Concealer.

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NARS Blush Duo
François Nars has always considered blush a critical beauty building block. The double compact opens to reveal one highlighting and one sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look.
Hungry Heart – Iridescent gold ivory and pink sand with golden sheen

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NARS Duo Concealer
Since the skin on your face is not created equal, one shade of concealer usually won’t suffice.
This new palette features two complementary shades that can be blended together or used individually. Creamy and completely crease-resistant, the Duo Concealer is lightweight but still able to provide smooth, opaque coverage to eradicate skin redness, imperfections, and under-eye shadows.
Vanilla/Honey – Fair complexions
Custard/Ginger- Light to medium complexions
Praline/Toffee – Medium to dark complexions

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NARS Duo Eyeshadow
To celebrate spring’s delicate femininity, François Nars introduces two new shimmery and frosty hued Duo Eyeshadows to the collection.
Egea – Frosted sage and smoky lilac
Hula Hula – Strawberry with gold particles and hazelnut with gold glitter particles

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NARS Single Eyeshadow
Whether your mood is classic or playful, these three new Single Eyeshadows provide all the color combinations necessary to complete your makeup look. Go for a subtle, natural look with shades of pink and gold or a touch of sophistication with a sweep of the matte dusty red hue.
Baby Girl* – Cotton candy with golden undertones and gold particles
Grenadines – Matte garnet
Night Sun – Bright marigold with gold particles

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NARS Multiple Duo
This two-in-one convenience pairs the complementary colors of Orgasm and South Beach of the versatile, multi-purpose cult favorite for eyes, lips and cheeks.
Orgasm/South Beach – Peachy pink and apricot with shimmer

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NARS Multiple Bronzer
NARS extends its Multiple Bronzer shade range with this new hue. Rich in anti-oxidants, this bronzing stick is formulated to strengthen, support and repair the skin while creating an all-over warmth and contour for the entire face.
Cap Vert – Medium to dark complexions with red undertones

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NARS Lip Gloss
Drench lips with this new sheer and shiny shade to echo the delicate and fresh feel of the season.
Sweet Revenge – Sheer pink grapefruit

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NARS Lipstick
This new sheer jewel tone adds a pop of color, for juicy berry-stained lips. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and leaves a hint of sexy shine.
Shrinagar – Metallic raspberry

The Spring 2009 collection is currently available at narscosmetics.com.

*Is there anything finer than a shimmery NARS shadow named Baby Girl?

New From MAC: Brunette Blonde Redhead

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To each their own.

MAC+Brunette+Blonde+Redhead+2 New From MAC: Brunette Blonde RedheadThree dramatically different personalities, three perfectly personalized palettes. Eyes, cheeks, lips, formulated to be coiffure-complementary. Bombshell or bookworm, no matter. Color-coordination this comprehensive makes it work! Designed to play-up the most potent and powerful accessory a girl has: her hair. The complete opposite of contrivance – this is simplicity itself.

So basic it’s brilliant!

Lipstick
Marquise D’: Sandy cream peach (Redhead)
Blow Dry: Pink coral (Redhead)
B-Babe: Rich pink (Blonde)
All’s Fair: Light purple pink (Blonde)
Chignon: Red plum (Brunette)
What A Do!: Neutral pink coral (Brunette)

Lipglass
Live and Dye: Cool pink (Redhead)
Red Devil: Coral orange (Redhead)
Strawberry Blonde: Deep pink red (Blonde)
Peroxide: White pink (Blonde)
Quick Tease: Red purple (Brunette)
Soft Wave: Tan bronze (Brunette)

Eye Shadow
Flip: Bronze gold (Redhead)
French Cuff: Burgundy purple (Redhead)
100 Strokes: Ice pink (Redhead)
Pincurl: Dusty white (Blonde)
Knight: Dark grey (Blonde)
Top Knot: Deep black purple (Blonde)
Deep Shade: Dusty blue (Brunette)
Henna: Dark gold (Brunette)
Femme-fi: Frosty golden cream (Brunette)

Mineralize Skinfinish
Redhead: Gold to salmon pink degrade (Redhead)
Blonde: Soft pink to rose degrade (Blonde)
Brunette: Soft coral to copper bronze degrade (Brunette)

Brushes
165 Tapered cheek/highlight ($34.00)
214 Short shader ($23.00)
226 Small tapered blending ($24.50)

Eye Kohl
Teddy: Dark-eyed bronze (Redhead)
Phone Number: Smudgy charcoal (Blonde)
Smolder: Intense black (Brunette)

Brow Set
Girl Boy: Fawned-over blondette (Redhead)
Clear: Color-free (Blonde)
Show Off: Full bodied brown (Brunette)

Availability: North America on January 9th, 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070, and maccosmetics.com. International locations – February 2009.

Urban Decay Spring 2009

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Check out what Urban Decay has in store for 2009.

Bobbi Brown’s Bright Idea

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This January, Bobbi Brown is excited to introduce the Bobbi Brights Collection.

“The idea behind Bobbi Brights is simple. It’s a library of beautiful bolts of color that a woman can pick up anytime she wants to add a little fun to her look.” – Bobbi Brown

On counter along with her new book, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, the collection features the limited-edition Bobbi Brights Palette, inspired by the ‘fun kit’ Bobbi uses at Fashion Week. This collector’s-edition palette is designed for the woman who wants to play and experiment with bright color. It features 35 soft matte shadows in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full-size mirror.

Just in time for Spring, Bobbi is also adding four fresh new shades to her popular Creamy Lip Color Collection, each designed to complement her new Bobbi Brights Eye Palette. This innovative lipstick combines rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear, and a soft, creamy shine. Formulated with emollient Shea Butter and skin conditioners, it glides on smooth and leaves lips soft and moisturized.

Bobbi has created six new nude to bright gloss shades and packaged them in her signature compact for spring. Formulated with soothing botanicals including Aloe Extract and Avocado, Jojoba, and Chamomile Oils, Bobbi’s vanilla-scented gloss doubles as a pampering treatment for lips. The gloss pans, which feature clear protective covers, can be popped out of the compacts and inserted into our customizable palettes.

There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection

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mac+dame+edna1 There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection
“Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, cutting-edge appearance – lilac hair (which is completely natural), rhinestone-encrusted face furniture, fanciful frocks – frankly; there’s nothing like a Dame!

 There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming CollectionDame Edna is the resident muse for MAC‘s spectacular post-holiday makeup collection, and modestly describes herself as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar, and Icon.” With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as The Legend herself, the Dame Collection of heavy-on-the-lilac Lipstick/Lipglass, eye shadow, Highlight powder and nail lacquers is in a class by itself!

“Follow my beauty regime possums, and you’ll never be cosmetically challenged” –Dame Edna

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Lipstick
Gladiola: Matte mid-tone blue pink
Coral Polyp: Creamy mid-tone coral
Kanga Rouge: Creamy dark blue red
Suggested Retail Price: $14

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Lipglass
Hot Frost: Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearl
Splendid: Frosty pale pinky coral
Possum Nose Pink: Sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14

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Royal Tour Eye Trio
Royal Tour: Mid-tone cool lilac
Dame’s Desire: Frosty mid-tone reddish purple
Climate Blue: Dark blue violet with pink pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

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Wisteria Eye Trio
Fineshine: Frosty true silver
Wisteria: Frosty robin’s egg blue
Divine Night: Frosty charcoal with silver pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

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Hi-Light Powder
What a Dame!: Pale clean orangey peach
Spectacle!: Pale soft pink
Suggested Retail Price: $26

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Nail Lacquer
Asiatique: Creamy classic red
Varicose Violet: Frosty mid-tone pinkish purple
Suggested Retail Price: $11

Available
North America: December 26, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International: January 2009 at all MAC locations.