Archive of ‘Makeup Brush’ category

Birthday Cat Eye

spoiled+pretty+cat+eye+3 Birthday Cat EyeI have been told my many a professional that my eyes were made for makeup. Not to sound cocky or anything, but I’m pretty sure that when God formed me in the womb, s/he said to her/himself, “Wow…when this girl grows up, she’s gonna rock a fierce cat eye.”

So to celebrate my third annual 29th birthday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I dined at Tinto, one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia – and I sported this ferosh feline eye.

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Here’s the recipe to replicate the look:

Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to entire eye, lashline up to brow bone.

Using MAC 242 Shader Brush, apply Stila Kitten Smudge Pot on the lid – from lashline to crease.

Using MAC 217 Blending Brush, lightly apply Stila Kitten Eye Shadow to the lid – from lashline to brow bone.

Using MAC 266 Small Angle Brush, line the eye with Stila Black Smudge Pot, flicking at the edge.

Prime lashes with Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster. Before it dries, layer Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara on top.

Finally, dip MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush into Stila Kitten Eye Shadow and apply to inner corner of the eye, in a sideways V.

And here’s a bonus – thanks to the products’ staying power, your eye makeup will have nine lives. Meow!

Darac TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, Nothing Compares 2 U

darac+tourquam+3+d+face+sculpting+brush Darac TourQuam 3 D Face Sculpting Brush, Nothing Compares 2 U

After using Darac’s TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, I have one thing to say to all of the other makeup brushes on the market: you should be ashamed of yourselves.

For applying powder products, nothing compares to the TourQuam brush. Nothing.

This Jetsons-esque tool has a magnet hidden in the handle. Because all powders have an iron oxide, magnetic base, this brush attracts the perfect amount of product. Which means no wasting your precious powders. And no more tapping and blowing on the bristles to avoid looking like a character straight outta Kabuki theater. So not necessary.

Seriously…even you unintentionally heavy-handed makeup junkies will be amazed at how this brush keeps your ‘more is more’ tendencies in check.

Lately, I’ve been using this brush in tandem with my LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer and Fresh Freshface Blush Powder – and I can honestly say that my golden glow and flushed cheeks have never looked more natural.

Darac TourQuam 3-D Face Sculpting Brush, nothing compares 2 u!

Darac products are available at QVC and daracbeauty.com.

MAC Love That Look

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MAC Love That Look: An intensified take on everything incredible about MAC Starflash Eye Shadow, with a formula so astro-silky, creamy, cushion-like, and pearl-finished, in a fantasia of 12 fabulously frosted shades. Four Pearl Glide Liners to give the people what they want, essential Zoomblack Mascara and the 217 Blending and 239 Eye Shader Brushes that can make any first-time-tryer a true believer. Love That Look… Everybody interesting does!

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Starflash Eye Shadow, $14.50
Grand Entrance: Frosty neutral peach beige
Dreammaker: Frosty yellow gold
Smoke & Diamonds: Frosty dirty taupe
Glamour Check!: Frosty reddish brown
Strike a Pose: Dirty/Deep blue green
Ego: Light yellow pink
Fashion Groupie: Light blue violet
Unbasic White: Bright off white
One-Off: Midtone green with silver pearl
Rated “R”: Bright yellow green
Style Snob: Dirty pink brown with gold pearl*
Fashion: Light grey green with gold pearl

Pearlglide Eye Liner, $14.50
Black Russian: Black with navy blue glitter
Rave: Deep purple with purple glitter
Molasses: Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter
Fly-By-Blu: Light blue with blue glitter

Zoom Lash Mascara, $13
Zoomblack: Rich black

Brushes
217 Blending: For shading or blending of colour or creamy products ($22.50)
239 Eye Shader: Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products ($24.50)

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*Style Snob Eye Shadow (above) is, hands down, the winner of this collection. Snatch it up before every other beauty lover in town beats you to the punch.

Available now at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Colour Craft

mac+colour+craft MAC Colour CraftEvery Artist must be daring if she wants to hone her Craft, and post-summer 2009 colour was conceived with that kind of creativity in mind.

A sensibility that surpasses expectations with inventive new Mineralize Eye Shadow pinwheel designs that combine new hues in modern, neo-geo ways; Lipglass gets a lift too, now with three shades swirled to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish delivered in a new, sleek vial. The small but seriously artful 109 and 226 Brushes are musts… add the newest colour sensations in complementary Lipstick, Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush, and any glamorous gallery will go gaga to give you your own one-woman show.

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Lipstick ($14)
Madly Creative: Pink neutral with white pearl
Ever Embellish: Plum brown with red pearl
Made with Love: Bright coral pink
Colour Crafted: Milky pink
Trimming Talk: Bright fuchsia
Most Popular: Purple with yellow undertone

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Lipglass ($17.50)
Pretty Pattern: Warm dirty beige
Crazy Haute: Blue pink
Nice Mix Up: Burnt ginger
Funky Fusion: Pink coral
Eclectic Edge: Cool violet
Miss Marble: Muted pink

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Mineralize Eyeshadow ($19.50)
Assemblage: White with silver pearl / Deep Grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold
Odd Bits: Mid-tone Silver Grey / Dusty Rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy / Peachy bronze
Fashion Patch: Ice Blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink
Eccentricity: Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/Rich bronze
Natural Flare: Copper / Yellow orange / Dirty brown / Rich gold
Girlish Romp: Dirty violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink

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Mineralize Blush ($21)
Hand-finish: Light pink with deep gold veining
Fad-dabulous: Dirty Burnt coral with yellow gold veining
Daft Pink: Deep blue pink with light white yellow veining
Improvise: Mid-tone neutral coral with light white yellow gold veining
Cheek & Cheerful: Mid-tone bronzy brown with yellow gold veining
Style Demon: Dirty brick red with copper veining

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Mineralize Skinfinish ($27)
Sunny By Nature: Rich Bronze with pink pearl
Cheeky Bronze: Soft Golden Coral with bronze pearl
Porcelain Pink: Soft pinky coral with gold veining
Triple Fusion: Soft Champagne Gold/Soft Golden Pink/Rose Pink with Golden Nuances
Smooth Merge: Soft Champagne Pink/Deep Rose/Pale Cool Pink
Warm Blend: Antique Gold/Mahogany/Copper

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Brushes
109 Small Contour Brush: For application, blending and contouring of powder products. ($32)
131 Duo Fibre Powder Blush: Flat, tapered brush that contains a combination of short and long fibres. ($40)
226 Tapered Blending Brush: Small tapered blending brush for application and blending of shadow. ($24.50)

Available July 9, 2009 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Lancôme’s Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 Color Collection

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This morning in Paris, the Lancôme makeup team unveiled their fall 2009 color collection, Declaring Indigo.

LE VERNIS Indigo Paris  Lancômes Declaring Indigo Fall 2009 Color CollectionCreated by Lancôme artistic director for makeup Aaron De Mey, this collection celebrates Paris in all its vibrancy. Aaron chose shades that represent the glamour, the energy and the passion of Paris – indigo blue, bright red and luxurious gold.

Lancôme debuted a few key shades during Fashion Week. At Chris Benz, all three Le Vernis nail colors were showcased: Golden Audacity, Indigo Paris and Rouge Liberty.

Lancôme spokesmodel Daria Werbowy is the face of the collection. She was photographed by Mario Sorrenti for the ad (above).

Declaring Indigo will be available for sale starting in August, but Nordstrom has a limited-edition Declaring Indigo brush-and-makeup bag set available for pre-order now.

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Clinique’s New Pink Bamboo Collection

Bamboo Pink+clinique Cliniques New Pink Bamboo CollectionThis summer is all about a natural pink lip accentuated by beautiful warm browns and muted pinks on the eye with an allover soft, luminous face.

The Bamboo Pink Collection Exclusives from Clinique takes its inspiration from Bamboo Pink, one of Clinique’s best-selling lipstick shades – a wearable and subtly seductive hue.

This must-have collection features beautifully crafted ‘bamboo’ packaging on select items within the collection.

The gotta-have-it items include:

Bamboo Pink Limited Edition Fresh Bloom Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Bamboo Pink ($29.50): Long-wearing powder creates a sheer, subtle radiance and allover glow. Sweep over face for an allover, luminous glow, or brush on cheekbones to highlight.

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Limited Edition Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Bamboo Pink ($25): Four coordinating shades of velvety, shimmery colour to create the looks you want, from natural to dramatic. Creamy, intense shadows build quickly, blend easily for lasting colour. Wear them alone, as duos and trios, or layered together. Ophthalmologist tested.

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Limited Edition Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Bamboo Pink ($14): The creamiest, richest, smoothest lip colour you can imagine. Our revolutionary gel formula delivers the shine of a gloss, the comfort of a lipstick. Drenches lips in moist, lush colour that glides on buttery-soft, feels luxuriously smooth.

Bamboo Pink Limited Edition Powder Brush Cliniques New Pink Bamboo Collection

Limited Edition Powder Brush ($30): Large, plush face brush dusts on loose or pressed powder for smooth, even application. Unique antibacterial technology helps ensure the highest level of hygiene, keep brush irritant-free.

New From Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Bronze Collection

bobbi+brown+illuminating+bronze New From Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Bronze Collection“Nothing says summer to me like healthy skin with a bit of shimmer. It’s gorgeous and super sexy – and who doesn’t want to look like that?” -Bobbi Brown

This summer, Bobbi Brown is making it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun. Take your pick from a flattering array of options, designed for all complexions from fair to dark.

The Illuminating Bronze Collection includes:
Shimmer Brick for Body ($75)
Create head-to-toe glamour with Shimmer Brick for Body. Lightweight, silky powder can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. The deluxe oversized compact features three shimmering bars of color.

All Over Body Brush ($85)
The softest, most luxurious brush imaginable. The perfect companion to the Shimmer Brick for Body, this brush was designed with ultra soft bristles that feel amazing on the skin and offer sheer, even application.

Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($33)
This ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder is formulated with a unique and innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. It glides on evenly and gives skin a seamless and sheer natural-looking glow. Available in: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bali Brown, Barbados Tan and Maui.

All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 ($28)
Bobbi’s unique gel-based bronzer instantly gives the face a healthy, natural-looking glow with the added benefit of sun protection. Now available in a new shade requested by makeup artists and customers alike: Golden Sun.

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Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoTools

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With quality beauty tools, you get more out of your makeup. And with some TLC, a good set will last a long time. Great makeup brushes come at all price points, and some of my favorites are from a brand called ecoTools.

ecotools+5+piece+brush+set Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Award Winner: EcoToolsecoTools’ brushes are easy on the wallet and on the earth – they feature bamboo handles (which are highly sustainable), vegan bristles, metal from recycled aluminum cans, and reusable pouches printed with plant-based ink.

I am a big fan of the ecoTools Bamboo 5 Piece Brush Set ($9.99), which includes a Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki Brush, and a linen/hemp cosmetics bag.

These tools rival prestige brushes that cost six or seven times as much. And you will be absolutely blown away by the softness of the bristles and how well they apply your makeup. They make all other brushes green with envy.

ecoTools products can be found at Target, Walgreens, Wegmans, and drugstore.com.

Looking for more eco-friendly beauty finds? Head on over to Beauty Blogging Junkie for Amber’s green pick of the day.

Sonia Sells Seashell-Inspired Brushes at Target Stores

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sonia kashuk08 Sonia Sells Seashell Inspired Brushes at Target StoresI’m going to be perfectly honest. This coral-inspired Hidden Treasure Brush Set by Sonia Kashuk is so damn pretty that I wouldn’t care if the brushes weren’t very good. Not that they’re bad. Actually, I really don’t know because I haven’t bought them yet. But for just $19.99, I intend to find out.

The Coral Reef Highlighter Brush (left) is equally ferosh.

The sparkly coral handles just beg to be displayed. These brushes would look so chic splayed out on the vanity in a beach house bedroom. Right? Much classier than the nautical bric-à-brac nonsense that typically clutters vacation home counters.

Coming Soon: MAC Colour Ready Collection

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Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty.

New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are the brand’s lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.

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Lipstick
Show Orchid: Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme) (Pro Only)
Impassioned: Amped-up fuchsia (Amplified Creme)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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Eye Shadows

White Frost: Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Frost)
Bitter: Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Penultimate Liner

Rapid black: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

Brow Pencil

Stud: A deep rich blackened brown
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Prep + Prime Line Filler

Instantly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. This cutting-edge formula dries down to a natural matte finish, making skin appear smoother instantly.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
A lightweight emulsion that helps control sebum and shine on the skin’s surface and immediately reduce the appearance of pores on the skin. It is dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
A lightweight, colourless, loose powder that works well on any skin tone. It is formulated with special optics and ingredients that help add dimension and create a blurring effect. The silky powder helps set and stabilize makeup and works well with all MAC foundations. It is dermatologist-tested, non-acnegenic, and safe for use by contact lens wearers.
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00

Brush
129SH – Short Handle Blush/Powder brush with travel case.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00

Available: North America April 2nd at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

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