Kim Kardashian’s Perfume Ad Makeup

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Recreate Kim Kardashian’s perfume ad makeup using the following Sephora brand cosmetics.

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Step 1:
Using a Sephora Collection Professionnel Platinum Eyeshadow Brush #18, apply Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Bling Bling Style 76 by pressing the bristles onto the outer corners of the eyes and sweeping the color along the lid toward the inner corner. Repeat with Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Mad for Macaroons 62.

Step 2:
Trace around your entire eye, close to the lash line, with Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 Black. Then draw across your upper lash line, increasing the color thickness as you move toward the outer corner.

Step 3:
Smudge along your upper lash line with the tip of your eyeshadow brush by gently flicking the bristles upwards toward the crease.

Step 4:
Curl your lashes with the Sephora Collection Black Eyelash Curler, and finish with two coats of Sephora Collection Atomic Volume Mascara in Black.

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Place two fingers next to your nostrils, and starting where the outer finger leaves off, gently sweep Sephora Collection Blush Me! Mono in Meringue Jalouse 2 in an upward and outward motion along the top of your cheekbones with a blush brush.

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Using a lip brush for precision, apply Sephora Collection Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09. Blot with tissue and reapply twice to saturate and define.

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Complete the look by applying two coats of Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in What’s a Tie Jack?

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Stila Dust to Diamond Collection – Buy It All!

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Because the recession isn’t recessing any time soon, I don’t usually advocate purchasing entire makeup collections. I understand that, for most, money is tight…so I usually highlight certain items as must-have additions to your beauty arsenal. But in the case of Stila‘s new collection for spring 2010, Dust to Diamonds, I can’t choose.

I’m a sucker for sparkles, and this collection had me at “bling.” Seriously, if Stila had’t furnished me with samples to review, I would have paid my own cash money for these products. That’s how fantabulous they are. Since I first tested the collection two weeks ago, I’ve worn at least one of the products every day since.

 Stila Dust to Diamond Collection   Buy It All!
Top: Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain; Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Middle: Jewel Eye Shadow Palette
Bottom: Jewel Lip Glaze Trio

To purchase the entire collection would run you $132, which isn’t all that bad. But if your makeup fund is maxed out, here are my individual reviews – so you can decide what you need now (and what can wait til later).

 Stila Dust to Diamond Collection   Buy It All!

Jewel Eye Shadow Palette ($32): “This high-tech eye shadow formula creates a glittering wave of sequin-like sparkle, leaving your eyes glistening like jewels.” These really aren’t the shadows you’ll be applying in the AM before work; more likely, this is the palette you’ll reach for in the evening to kick it up a notch and create a truly glitterrific effect. The formula is a blend of pigment and pearl, and the coverage is buildable – so don’t worry that these shadows will take you into drag queen territory…unless that’s the look you’re going for. Shades include Rose Quartz (light pink with silver sparkle), Amethyst (gray aubergine with champagne sparkle), Black Diamond (black with silver sparkle) and Golden Topaz (champagne shimmer with silver and gold sparkle).

 Stila Dust to Diamond Collection   Buy It All!

Jewel Lip Glaze Trio ($32): “Sprinkle stardust on the lips with this trio of glistening glosses infused with Stila Gem Complex, a blend of Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Topaz, Amethyst, Amber, Garnet, Mother of Pearl, Opal and Alexandrite. Mango Seed Butter, Goa Seed Butter and Shea Butter keep lips moisturized all day. The formula seamlessly glides on the lips leaving a celestial wave of sequin reflections.” Okay, if you’re a gal who believes that glitter makes everything better, this should be your first purchase. Likewise, if you’re a lipgloss lover. At first glance, these glosses are verrrrry glittery; even I was a little hesitant about trying them. But I found the glitter content to be Goldilocks perfect (not too much, not too little)…and the formula felt smooth, not gritty. The shades are more sheer on the lips than in the tube – so don’t let the concentrated color fool you. Shades include Pink Diamond (pink with pink sparkles), Amethyst (deep plum with gold and red sparkles) and Golden Topaz (warm amber with pink sparkles).

 Stila Dust to Diamond Collection   Buy It All!

Black Diamond Mascara ($24): Not only does this mascara beautifully plump and lengthen your lashes, it imparts a subtle little shimmer shimmah. Available in Black Shimmer (black with silver shimmer) and Blue Shimmer (black with blue shimmer).

Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($20): “Marker-sharp precision and a true carbon black pigment, this waterproof liquid liner glides on easily without pulling, smudging, or running. Color stays in place all day long.” This eyeliner is amazing. It draws razor thin and thick lines. The shade is inky black…and, as the name suggests, the formula ain’t coming off until you’re ready to take it off. If I was purchasing from this collection, the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner would be my first buy.

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Though not technically a part of Stila’s spring 2010 collection, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24). At first, I was very skeptical that the pearly pink shade would compliment my cappuccino complexion. But once I blended the sheer blush into my cheeks and lips, it gave me a believable snow bunny glow. I mean, you could go outside in the cold and wait until you can’t feel your face…or you can pick up this clickable pen and apply the berry scented gel for a yummy, fresh-faced flush.

Best Way To Fill In Sparse Brows

pat+mcgrath Best Way To Fill In Sparse BrowsI don’t know why makeup artist Pat McGrath hasn’t legally changed her name to Pat McGenius. Surely, if there were a Makeup Mensa, she would be a member. I mean, consider her advice for filling in sparse eyebrows:

“Use two sharpened brow pencils, one slightly lighter than your own brow color and one that matches. Start with the darker pencil, drawing a few delicate strokes in the direction the brows grow to create the illusion of individual hairs. Repeat with the lighter pencil. This mimics the color variation found in natural brows so you don’t get that drawn-in look. Comb the brows to finish. You can use the same technique with powder shadow, though it can appear heavy if you apply too much. Use an angled brow brush to fill in sparse areas with a powder that matches your brows, and follow with a brow comb to distribute the color and soften any hard edges.”

Brilliant, no?

Source: February 2009 issue of Allure

Bobbi Brown Heart Truth Bronze Shimmer Brick Set

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For the fifth year in a row, Bobbi Brown is proud to be a sponsor of the The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The show, which brings some of Hollywood’s leading ladies together on one runway, will be taking place on February 11th during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park.

This year Bobbi created an exclusive, limited-edition Bronze Shimmer Brick Set in partnership with The Heart Truth campaign and its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Ideal for creating a warm, bronzy glow, the set includes Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick in Bronze and a Mini Face Blender Brush.

Only 500 of these limited-edition sets, which feature a specially designed package and the tagline “Listen to Your Heart,” will be available from bobbibrown.com for $40 each.

Winner of COVERGIRL Giveaway

drew+barrymore+smoky+shadowblast Winner of COVERGIRL GiveawayCongrats to Imani, winner of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Giveaway!

Smoky ShadowBlast is a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six shade duos with uniquely designed ends, it lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. One end acts as a base, and the end lines the eye and shades the crease – so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection. ShineBlast Lip Gloss has a patented ShineSculpt™ applicator that hugs the contours of lips and boasts a tapered tip for precise shaping and sculpting, while 16 sheer shades deliver a brilliant, glossy finish and perfectly polished pout. The lip hugging applicator delivers more shine in a single swipe than the leading gloss, which results in 4x more noticeable shine vs bare lips.

Many thanks to COVERGIRL for sponsoring the giveaway, and spoiling Imani pretty. Stay tuned for the next contest announcement.

Clinique High Lengths Mascara

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I didn’t even know Clinique had a new mascara until a sample showed up in my mailbox last week. And after twisting off the cap and removing the wand from the tube, I thought I had received a defective product. I was expecting to see your standard issue mascara brush; instead, I met a curved, neon green, plastic applicator with teeth. Wait, I take that back. The comb isn’t exactly curved; it’s more limpy. It leans. Anyway, I took one look at the wand and said to myself, “Oh here we go again. Another gimmicky mascara, just what the beauty world needs.” But then I tried it, and quickly changed my presumptuous tune. Before I tell you about my change of heart, I just want to go on record as saying, “Sorry to have ever doubted you, Clinique.”

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Left eye: with Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Right eye: sadly, without (doesn’t it look pathetic?)

clinique+high+lengths+mascara+wand Clinique High Lengths MascaraAs promised, Clinique High Lengths Mascara took my stumpy lashes from itty-bitty to BLADOW! Seriously, they went on for-ev-er. The formula also imparted just the right about of volume – dramatic, yet believable. Since the comb doesn’t pick up a lot of product, you’ll find High Lengths to be much less wasteful than traditional mascara. And the leaning tower of green teeth did a great job of coaxing my wayward lashes into a curl.

Ever heard the theory about the flap of a butterfly’s wings affecting weather patterns thousands of miles away? Well, I have a hypothesis of my own. I’m pretty positive that the flutter of my fab fringe is responsible for this weekend’s predicted Nor’easter.

Thanks, Clinique High Lengths Mascara! Sorry about the storm, y’all.

New From MAC: Spring Colour Forecast

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastPick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion!

Spring Colour Forecast centers on four specific stories…keep it monochromatic or cross over to the other side. The result is deeply personal, vividly alive, artistic, undeniably impactful. Featured in four parts on four displayers, each with a different couture color trend inspiration making a strong, singular sensation on its own.

Product innovation is here now, too, with two new limited-life introductions: Crush Metal Pigment and Blush Ombre.



Spring Colour 1 Forecast – Pink

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Pink New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Phlox: Sheer light pink (Glaze)
Bubble Gum: Light lavender pink (Glaze)
Laugh-a-lot: Mauve pink (Lustre)
Pink Burst: Clean bright pink with pearl (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cultureclash: Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
Hush, Hush: Rose Mid-tone blue with pearl (Frost)
Electric Fuchsia: Bright violet with blue pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Da Bling: Pink with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
LaLa: Mid-tone pink (Frost)
Rosy Outlook: Frosted baby pink (Satin)
Very Violet: Dark violet (Frost)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!, $32.50
Crush Metal Pigment in a shade wave of four stackable jars, specially selected for the Spring Colour Forecast collection. Provides intense colour payoff and medium coverage with highly reflective metallic sparkle. Creamy, crease-resistant. Long-wearing. Available in Pale Pink Frost, Light Lilac Frost, Mid-tone Rose Frost, Dark Purple Frost.

Plushlash, $13
Plushblack Black

Blush Ombre, $25
Azalea Blossom Light cool pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Galore Pink Creamy mid-tone blue pink

Creations: Pinkaura, $25
Lingeringly floral, slightly foxy. Starts off green then bursts into a flowery bouquet of freesia, black violet and magnolia petals. Sashays into a rich warm amber and balmy vetiver.

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Spring Colour 2 Forecast – Coral

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Color Me Coral: Frosted Light Coral (Frost)
Fresh Salmon: Sheer Bright Pink-Orange (Lustre)
Rose Maiden: Frosted Bright Berry (Frost)
Victorian: Frosted Light Golden Pink (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cha Cha: Mid-tone Pink w/ Gold Pearl (Frost)
Ember Glow: Creamy Light Apricot (Cream)
Kumquat: Frosty Tangerine (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Hot Hot Hot: Mid-tone Coral (Satin)
Nanogold: Sheer Yellow Beige w/ Pink Pearl (Lustre)
Perky: Light Salmon Pink (Satin)
Straw Harvest: Frosty Light Yellow-Orange (Veluxe Pearl)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 2!, $32.50
Available in Plate Gilded Beige Frost, Yellow Green Frost, Green Gold Frost, and Copper Gold Frost.

Blush Ombre, $24
Ripe Peach: Light Coral

Nail Lacquer, $12
Malibu Peach: Bright Creamy Tangerine (Cream)

Creations: MV2, $25
Cool, calm, and classic. Vanilla
teased with lemon, melted with lavender creme, and then given a warming shot of vanilla bourbon mixed with vanilla mousse and heliotrope.

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Spring Colour 3 Forecast – Plum

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Hang Up: Deep Berry (Cremesheen)
Radicchio: Sheer Mid-tone Blue-Mauve (Lustre)

Lipglass, $14
Lavender Wind: Lavender with Pearl (Frost)
Purple Rage: Dark Berry w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Black Tulip: Frosted Dark Grape (Frost)
Bruised Plum: Frosted Mid-tone Dirty Mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
Jungle Moon: Blackened Deep Eggplant (Matte)
Mink Pink: Neutral Soft Pink (Veluxe)

Blush Ombre, $25
Vintage Grape: Mid-tone Violet Pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Imperial Splendour: Deep Creamy Violet (Cream)

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Spring Colour 4 – Amber

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Amber New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastForecast Lipstick, $14
Beigeland: Frosted Light Pink Beige (Frost)
Bronzilla: Frosted Mid-Tone Yellow Brown (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Almondine: Pale Gold w/ Pearl (Frost)
Gold Dust: Mid-tone Copper w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Aztec Brick: Frosted True Copper (Veluxe Pearl)
Creole Beauty: Frosted Dark Golden Brown (Frost)
Flip: Bronze Gold (Frost)
Manilla Paper: Pale Frosted White Gold (Veluxe Pearl)

Blush Ombre, $25
Springshine (Neutral Suntan)

Nail Lacquer, $12
Abalone Shell: Light Creamy Warm Beige (Cream)

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Grammy Gorgeous: Pink

pink+grammys+2010 Grammy Gorgeous: PinkPink’s look at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards was a shimmering vision of modern glamour.

Stylist Marco Santini, who highlighted glistening shine to play up her platinum hair color, and define her texture and subtle grey tips, created the sophisticated red carpet look.

Santini, inspired by her silver-grey gown and the dramatic performance to come, created a unique, flowing shape that emphasized volume, height, and the illusion of movement. He accented the look with a diamond star-shaped pin.

Santini stayed with Pink after the red carpet, and was backstage waiting to quickly reproduce the look right after her stunning aerial performance of “Glitter in the Air” during which she was drenched in a shower of water.

“I had to work very quickly to restyle her look,” explained Santini. “I used Moroccanoil argan oil-infused products because I know they instantly absorb into hair, produce amazing shine, and won’t create build up. The look had to appear as fresh, light, and beautiful the second time around as it did for the red carpet.”

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How Marco Santini Created Pink’s Much Discussed Look:

Step 1:
Santini started by applying Moroccanoil Treatment throughout the singer’s damp hair to create a silky-smooth shine. He placed a small amount in the palm of his hand then combed through the hair with his fingers.

Step 2:
Next Santini applied argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from the roots through the ends for lift at the root and to give soft shine-enhancing hold, as well as create a “grip” for his brush while blow drying shape and direction.

Step 3:
After Pink’s cropped locks were blow-dried, Santini misted new argan-oil infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray on the outer layer and saturated several layers inside the hair from root to end. Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray leaves hair looking weightless and gives the hair glistening shine without sticky residue or build-up (especially important in this style since Santini had to reproduce the look after her Grammy performance). Santini then brushed the sides of Pink’s hair back and sculpted a rockabilly fold toward the nape of the neck.

Step 4:
He finished the look with a light mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray all over the hair (from a distance of 10-12 inches) for an instant boost of shine. The final touch to Pink’s Grammy look was a star-shaped diamond brooch that was fastened to the front of her hair. Santini took a small
section of hair towards the front of her head and tied it with a clear rubber band., then fastened the diamond brooch to the hair for an elegant touch.

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