Friday, November 19, 2010

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 4 Lipstick

The internet is buzzing over the callorbation of MAC and Nicki Minaj producing a "Pink Friday" lipstick!  This will coincide with the rappers' debut album "Pink Friday."  The pink lipstick goes on sale at MAC’s website next Friday, November 26th.  Nicki did a sneak peek of the lipstick on the Wendy Williams show yesterday and it was sooooo pretty.  It will only be sold and available online for the next four consecutive Fridays at The price is the same as regular MAC lipsticks which is currently $14.50 USD.

Will You buy the Barbie Pink Limited Edition shade?  I wonder if MAC's website will crash lol?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Covergirl Lip Perfection - Pre Sale

The lips are the most prominent feature of the face, next to the eyes. So if you are trying to look perfect, then it's essential to know how to get the perfect lips.  That's why Covergirl is launching Lip Perfection Lipstick, a new collection of lipsticks created by beauty guru Pat McGrath.

Lip Perfection is a source of therapy to help improve lip condition – the Silk Therapy Complex provides smooth gorgeous color and sustained levels of moisture to actually improve lip condition in just 7 days!

Covergirl's formula includes:

• Emollient – olive oil derived, provides active moisturization
• White Tea – leveraged from Olay, ingredient popular in anti-aging cosmetics
• Butters Complex – shea, avocado and aloe provides an extraordinary lip experience
• Silk protein – derived from pure silk to help soften lips

Make sure to checkout Covergirl's Facebook Fan Page to see the entire shade palette revealed on 12/6.  The collection hits stores in January 2011 but you can take advantage of the pre-sale going on RIGHT NOW!. 

What are your thoughts? I think I'll be placing an order for a few colors. Spellbound and Coquette are my favorite shades!


Monday, November 15, 2010

The Perfect Nude Lip for Women of Color

Some stars like Taylor Swift, Gweneth Paltrow, and Christina Aguilera are loving the cherry tomato red lip trend.  Generally speaking, blonds look best in blue reds, berry reds, and brick reds.  Bold red lips add instant Hollywood glamour.  The color is also ultra sophisticated and mature.  However, a near naked pout is sexy and classy!

For fair skin complexions I recommend a punchy, pinky, pale lip.  First, make sure your lips are soft and supple before applying the lipstick.  Apply a little bit of moisturizer, balm, or primer before you start.  Next stain the lips with MAC's lipstick in Lustre.  Then use a lip brush (you should invest in one) and apply Cremesheen Glass in Richer, Lusher to the center of the lip.  Move the brush back and forth to blend with the lipstick. Voila! It's that easy!

Now the below is a more beigey-bare lip color.  Sometimes a nude lip is harder to achieve on women of color because our lips are naturally darker.  Here's a tip: start with applying a little bit of foundation to the lip to make them appear lighter.  Next use MAC's Cremestick liner in Summerfruit to naturally line the shape of your lips.  The liner should blend into your lips.  YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE THE LINER!  Now apply MAC's Lip Gelee in Saplicious over top of the liner and you're done! 

What do you think about the colors?  Will you try it?  Drop a few comments and lets discuss!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scoop Post: Battle of the Mascara's

MAC False Lashes Mascara vs. Estee Lauder Sumptous Extreme Masacara.  Which one will you pick up this holiday season?  Details Below:

MAC False Lashes Mascara - Launch Date - December 26th, 2010
False Lashes Mascara adds dramatic volume, the rich, creamy, volumizing formula magnifies and multiplies the look of each lash, creating dramatically thick, long, curled, exaggerated lashes. The lush brush applies a deluxe dose of heavy pigment to the lashes and works in combination with the product to create incredible volume, length and density. The pigments in the formula are treated to allow for maximum colour payoff that remains true, deep, uniform and wears all day long. It’s flake- and smudge-resistant, ophth-tested and safe for contact wearers
Retail price $18.00

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - Launch Date - Decemeber 2010
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara pairs a new formula and new brush technology.  The new formula is clump-free and uses three different fibers to match the the look of your natural lashes.  The mascara also has an extra-large brush with firm bristles that will separate thoroughly and coat the lashes while applying.  Sumptuous Extreme Mascara Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara will be available in four shades:  Extreme Black, Extreme Brown, Extreme Indigo and Extreme Violet.
Retail Price $23.50

Hmmmm...decisions, decisions!!

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I think I see a spa treatment in my immediate future!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Makeup Deals for the Week - YAY!

Sephora - 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB. Free shipping on $50+ orders and free samples with every order.

Philosophy - Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code needed. Free Holiday shower gel trio with $35+ purchase and code HOLIDAYTRIO.  Free “welcome set” of three travel size items with $25+ purchase and code 339CHW.

MAC Cosmetics online - Free standard shipping with any purchase use code MACEX.  Or spend 75$ or more and receive a Tartan Tale, MAC's fantastical holiday printed story.  No offer code necessary.

E.L.F. Cosmetics - 50% off on 25 favorite items with code FAVES click to see which items qualify). Get 50% off studio items with code ECD2 (up to a $100 discount). Get 50% off your entire purchase with code CAROLINA (up to a $7.50 discount).

Carol's Daughter - Free shipping on orders over 40$.  No code necessary. - Free shipping on all orders 25$ or more use code 512213.  Or 3.50$ off any 10$ purchase use online coupon code 44639. - 20$ off your purchase of 75$ or more.  Just enter coupon code NEXTJUMP at checkout.

C.O. Bigelow - Free UPS ground shipping for all orders over 75$.  Or save 5% on online purchase with code FALLFUN.

Thank me later dollfaces!

Scoop Post: MAC Launches 3rd Winter Collection

Hey dollfaces!  Looks like there will be two types of products hitting the counters late this winter for MAC's Peacocky collection - Kissable Lip Colors and Mega Metal eye shadows!  If you've been reading posts from various New York Fashion Week beauty bloggers then you know these products will be super trendy.  More details below.

Launch Date - January 6th, 2011
Kissable Lip Colour – $18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN
“Kissable Lipcolour provides medium coverage with the creamy comfort of a lipstick and a shiny finish of a lipgloss. The lightweight, comfortable formula is loaded with super emollient ingredients that provide a cushiony feel on the lips. The colour flows like silk, encasing the lips in creamy, luscious colour. Like a molten lipstick, the product melts onto the lips and feels light and airy. It provides medium coverage with a luminous, smooth finish. It’s feather-resistant and wears for hours.”

Available in 12 Limited Edition shades:
  • Woo Me – Light pink nude
  • Super – Muted neutral brown
  • Enchantee – Light blue pink
  • Vanity Fair -Mid-tone blue pink
  • Flaunting It – Grey mauve
  • Exxxhibitionist – Red-toned coral
  • So Vain – Muted mid-tone coral
  • Strut Your Stuff – Bright true red
  • Temper Tantra – Mid-tone reddish brown
  • Scandalicious – Blue fuchsia
  • Love Peck – Blackened blood red
  • Peacocky – Sky blue with red pearlized pigments
Mega Metal Shadow – $19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN
“Mega Metal Shadow long-wearing and consists of metallic powders that provide a light-reflection, intense metallic finish that looks brilliant on the skin. It delivers medium-buildable coverage that won’t fade or crease. The formula contains vitamins a & e, antioxidants that help condition the delicate eye area.  The creamy powder ensures an even, smooth application that lasts all day and easily blends with little fall-out. It’s derm- and ophth-tested.”

Available in 15 Limited Edition colors:
  • Peek-at You – Frosted yellow white
  • Dalliance – Light champagne
  • Tweet Me – Gold bronze
  • Paparazz-she – Deep copper bronze
  • Top of the Posh – Frosted white pink
  • Mating Call – Mid-tone frosted violet
  • Sexpectations – Metallic burgundy
  • Spectacle of Yourself – Deep bronze
  • Dandizette – Navy with silver pearlized pigments
  • Odalisque – Deep teal
  • Noir Plum – True purple with silver pearlized pigments
  • Ego – Forest green
  • Prance – Frosted mauve pearl
  • Center Stage – Frosted chocolate brown
  • Unflappable – Frosted black with purple pearlized pigments
So...let me guess.  You're waiting on swatches and reviews before you decide what to buy.  I can't wait to swatch the new collection for you guys.  But I still want to know what's on your wish list???
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