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Twilight Lip Venom Available NOW at Sephora.com!

Twilight+Venom Twilight Lip Venom Available NOW at Sephora.com!Pucker up to just-bitten lips with Twilight Beauty and DuWop’s co-branded Twilight Venom!

As the first product to be launched in Twilight Beauty’s new Luna Twilight cosmetic line, this concoction is a two-phase moisturizing lip stain that features a venom-laced lip conditioner on top and an intense shimmering crimson stain on bottom. These two elements can be used separately but work best when shaken together to blend. Control the color by using a little stain for a light lip flush or dab a drop of pure dark red for the full vampire effect.

“We are very excited to partner the best-selling technology behind the Venom products with the Twilight saga,” says Cristina Bartolucci, founder and Creative Director of DuWop. “In the movie, venom is the means by which Stephanie Meyer’s mortals become transformed into vampires. With a customizable ruby stain, Twilight Venom can let you play the part!”

Key ingredients such as argan oil, avocado oil, olive oil and Vitamin E leave lips looking and feeling lusciously soft. Argan oil is exceptionally rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and is noted for its anti-aging effects. Both avocado and olive oils have regenerative and moisturizing properties to make lips supple. DuWop’s special venom blend of essential oils, including cinnamon, wintergreen and ginger, increase circulation and cause blood to rush to the surface of the lips, plumping them slightly.

Timed with the release of the latest installment of the Twilight series from Summit Entertainment, New Moon, Twilight Venom ($16) will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillards.com, Nordstrom.com, and TwilightBeauty.com. It is available NOW at sephora.com.

Twilight Lip Venom From DuWop – Get It NOW!

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Brace yourselves, fellow Twilight fans…DuWop is unveiling its Twilight Lip Venom ($16) a few months early, but for a limited time (vampires may live forever, but this offer won’t).

duwop+twilight+lip+venom Twilight Lip Venom From DuWop   Get It NOW!Be transformed. Let the alchemy transcend.

This special limited edition Lip Venom is a sneak preview of our highly anticipated Twilight Venom, debuting this Fall. Lip Venom V is not your typical DuWop venom. Instead of a gloss, this is a shimmering crimson lip stain suspended in a venom-laced liquid lip conditioner with a super potent bite (watch out!), and contains argan, avocado, olive oils and vitamin E.

This product should be shaken before use to represent the blending of the human and vampire worlds and applied repeatedly until lips are plumped, revitalized and the desired intensity of color has been reached.

Only a limited number of Lip Venom V have been produced. Due to limited quantity and exclusivity of this offer, limit 2 per customer. Offer applies to one order per customer per household. Quantities limited. This one-time special offer ends July 31, 2009 at midnight (EST) or while supplies last.

Update: enter promo code venom54u for 20% off!

If You Are What You Eat…

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If you are what you eat, then I guess you can call me Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss. Instead of irritants or stimulants which cause lips to temporarily swell, this gloss relies on gentle but effective marine collagen to pump-up pouts for lasting results. Available in six shimmery shades (if you buy one, make it Freedom – a sheer golden rose), Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss has a dulce de leche flavor that’s lip smacking delicious!

Every time I put it on, I get the urge to just lick it all off. And when I do (which is quite often), I don’t have to worry about what I‘m ingesting – because the gloss is formulated with organic and natural ingredients (including Josie’s signature ingredient, 100% pure organic Argan oil) and doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, or phthalates.

Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss is available at select Sephora stores, sephora.com and josiemarancosmetics.com.

My Latest MAC Acquisition: Plushglass in Fulfilled

 My Latest MAC Acquisition: Plushglass in Fulfilled

When it comes to a MAC products, my sister and I are drawn to them like moths to a flame. So when we visited the Willow Grove Mall a few days ago with Mama Spoiled Pretty, it was no surprise that we couldn’t escape without a visit to the MAC counter at Bloomingdale’s. What was supposed to be swift stopover ended up being a half-hour spending spree.

While Lauren let the makeup artist paint her eyes in hues of blue, I made a beeline for the lip glosses – swatching at least a dozen on my inner arm. And my low-maintenance mom looked on in awe, wondering how she birthed such product-addicted daughters. When Lauren’s makeover was complete, she joined me in playing with the glosses. I asked for her opinion of MAC Plushglass in Fulfilled, which I was seriously considering adding to my collection. “It’s sick,” she exclaimed. So I decided to buy it…and so did she.

 My Latest MAC Acquisition: Plushglass in FulfilledThough it’s described as ‘full-blush creamy pink,’ I think that cantaloupe-y cream pink would be more accurate. As you can see in the photo, it wears super sheer – and inflates the lips without the burning sting that accompanies many lip plumpers.

I love this formula and adore this shade. And while my lip gloss collection is incalculable, I definitely feel like a void has been filled by Fulfilled. It will be my go-to non-shimmery gloss when I’m playing up my eyes, but I still want a come-hither kisser.

Freeze 24-7 PlumpLips – $9.99 at Marshalls

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You could spend $42 for a .28 oz tube of Freeze 24-7 PlumpLips gloss here. Or you could spend $9.99 at your local Marshalls. Yesterday, while shopping the Willow Grove, PA Marshalls with Mama Spoiled Pretty, I spotted a basket full of PlumpLips near register #1.

About a year ago when I reviewed PlumpLips, my sister also fell in love with the lip plumper; but $42 was a little too rich for a college student’s budget. So, being the best big sis a girl could ever wish for, I tossed a tube into my mom’s cart and told her that Lauren would be forever grateful.

Today, Lauren called me to gush about her new gloss…marveling that A) I remembered how hard she tried to find it, on the cheap, circa 2007…and B) that I even recalled which shade she had been searching for (FirstFrost).

I’m good.

Lise Watier: Lip-Smacking (and Plumping) Good

Have you seen or heard about LipFusion Plump + Replump Liquid Lipstick? Supposedly, it plumps and then re-plumps every time you lick your lips. My sister, Lauren, and I discovered this purported plumper a few weeks back and were less than impressed.

First, not one of the seven shades did we find at all appealing – and when it comes to lipsticks and glosses, we subscribe to the Tim Gunn “Make It Work” philosophy. The colors are much too opaque and creamy, and quite uninspired – if you ask me. Plus it burned like the dickens. Lauren and I found ourselves furiously licking our lips – not to re-activate the product, but to lessen the pain. Finally, we just wiped it off. It was a hot mess, literally.

And even if you’re a fan of maximum strengh lip plumpers, you’re guaranteed to feel a sting, alright..at the register. One tube costs $38!

plumpissimo Lise Watier: Lip Smacking (and Plumping) GoodIf you’re looking for a new lip plumping product, I recommend that you try Lise Watier’s Plumpissimo. This gloss instantly plumps the lips thanks to its cutting edge formula. Dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres penetrate small vertical lines, instantly expanding upon contact with water naturally present in the skin, to make lips look fuller. The result is an shiny, plumped pout – with no pain!

It’s available in six shades (I’m a fan of Corail) and it’ll make you want to lick your lips – because it smells and taste like an orange Fruit Roll-up. Remember those? Mmmmmm.

And Plumpissimo won’t deflate your wallet. It will only set you back $20.

Seeing Double

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Yesterday, as I was perusing the CVS website, a new skincare brand caught my eye.

freeze Seeing DoubleWhat struck me the most about 24.7 Skincare is its similarity the Freeze 24-7 skin care brand. From the names to the packaging to the product descriptions, they’re nearly identical. Take a look…

24.7 Skincare Instant Plump Volumizing Lip Shine: Triple action lip treatment works with Retinol, Niacin and GABA to immediately plump, hydrate and nourish lips. ($19.99)

Freeze 24-7 PlumpLips Lip Plumper: Revolutionary lip plumper and gloss that delivers full, pouty, buttery lips in minutes. Hydrates, smoothes and soothes…It’s addicting! ($40)

24.7 Skincare Smooth & Go Immediate Skin Perfector: Instantly illuminates and smoothes, bringing a newfound soft, flawless look to your skin. Performs brilliantly under or over makeup and wouldn’t think of smudging or smearing. Perfectly portable for whenever or whenever you need a quick skin-perfecting fix – an absolute must have, with mistake-proof application! Treat fine lines and wrinkles, imperfections, dark circles, lip lines, laugh lines, large pores. Perfect for: quick touch-ups: Smooth & Go, use under OR over makeup, absorbs excess oil, instant brightening, instant smoothing. ($29.99)

Freeze 24/7 Freeze & Go Instant Smoother & Brightener: Use under or over makeup to fix fine lines, absorb excess oil and brighten skin for a flawless finish. Perfectly portable, this sleek, metallic, pod-like package is designed for optimal convenience and totability, with a removable mirror and metered dosage to ensure a flawless finish on-the-go. ($65)

24.7 Skincare Targeted Wrinkle Treatment: Targets lines and wrinkles with a latest-tech formula including GABA, Lavendox and Hyaluronic Acid Spheres. The results are impressive: 100% of respondents saw a 50-90% reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within 10 minutes, making it an effective, non-surgical cosmetic alternative to Botox and other invasive procedures. ($39.99)

Freeze 24/7 Instant Targeted Wrinkle Treatment: This dream cream is for real and delivers a powerful punch against wrinkles. Watch them melt away within minutes. Respondents saw a 50-90% reduction in the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within minutes of application. A safe alternative to Botox and other synthetic products which produces results – not side effects. ($65)

After noting the similarities, I instantly smelled a lawsuit. But it seems that the brands are in cahoots. 24.7 Skincare was created in partnership with an initial investor in Freeze 24-7. So maybe there won’t be blood. But there will be youthful skin and plump lips – whether you shop at the department store or the drugstore.

Freeze 24-7 is available at Nordstrom, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale’s, Space NK, and Saks Fifth Avenue. 24.7 Skincare is sold exclusively at CVS.

New At Sephora – DuWop Prime Venom Lip Plumping Balm

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Typical lip plumpers are a little one note – don’t ya think? A bee stung mouth covered in gooey gloss screams, “These aren’t my real lips!” Luckily, DuWop has the answered your plump pout prayers.

Prime Venom is a matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. This matte balm leaves conditions lips while acting as a primer to help lipsticks go on smoother and last longer – as well as plumping the lips for a matte finish pout. It also flushes the lips with natural color, so that you don’t have to wear lipstick at all if you choose not to.

Prime Venom contains macadamia nut oil, prized for its long lasting, moisturizing properties and the now famous blend of essential oils including cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen that put plumpers on the map.

Prime Venom is available exclusively at Sephora.

An Amazing Discovery

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If you’ve never dabbled in DuWop before, get thee to Sephora and pick up the Discovery Kit, a set of five DuWop makeup must-haves. The kit includes a full size version of Lip Venom – as well as miniature versions of Amber Eyes (an eyeshadow palette with a base amber shade, a deeper version, and a cream liner), Blush Therapy in Hug, Venom Gloss in Lantana, and Lash Lacquer mascara in Carbon Black. The products are packaged in the cutest reusable train case.

Cult favorite Lip Venom has been named the best lip plumper by Sephora, Good Housekeeping, and Elle – but to be honest, it’s a bit too aggressive for my liking. Then again, I have sensitive skin and I don’t need much enhancement in that area.

P78303 hero An Amazing DiscoveryMy personal fav of the bunch is another award winner, Blush Therapy. After only using it once, it became my #1 cheek color choice. The cream glides on like a gel, but dries to a sheer velvety powder. It blends effortlessly and the finished result more closely resembles a natural flush than shiny gel stains or regular powder blush. And to top it all off, literally, it has aromatherapy oils built into the cap.

Blush Therapy’s latest award is a spot on my Best of Beauty 2007 list. It was also one of the products I used to achieve my New Year’s Eve look. On my next trip to Sephora, I definitely plan to purchase in at least two more colors.

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