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macpretapapier.jpgMAC Cosmetics’ new summer 2010 collection has arrived and is perfect for those of you aiming for a more neutral look. As was expected, the collection entitled Pre-a-papier and inspired by ‘Craft Paper Couture’, encompasses a very muted palette and includes the usual suspects — from lipstick to nail nail lacquers to paint pots — all in very subtle tones. The stand out pieces are the Paint Pot in Soft Coral and the Lipstick in Dressmaker — both soft, dreamy corals.

If you’re into bold, stand out colors then this might not be the collection for you. But overall — we’re digging this muted palette and will be pairing it with our favorite summer looks!
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pgone.jpgMaybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s…Burberry?

The famed British fashion label will introduce Burberry Beauty this summer, which will include blush, pressed powder, bronzer, powder foundation, liquid foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, lipliner, lipstick and mascara.

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey told WWD: “It started because I felt that, at shows and the shoots, the whole attitude is epitomized through the shoes, the bags, the clothes, the accessories, but then the face was the one thing I really struggled with. When we were doing makeup, I felt like we weren’t able to get the right attitude. It was either caked-on makeup or then just the wrong colors, the wrong tones, the wrong spirit for makeup. I wanted it to be this kind of effortless elegance. Like the trenchcoat, it can be worn anywhere and at any time.”

The trench theme is recurring throughout the collection, down to the details. Its beige outer cartons are reminiscent of the coat’s fabric, while the packaging itself is etched with the brand’s signature check plaid. The trench swayed the designer’s choice of makeup shades, too. “I liked the idea of taking the trenchcoat and the weather as the two things that influence and define the colors,” said Bailey. “You’ve got the naturals from the trenchcoats and from the weather you’ve got these beautiful stormy grays and stormy blues. Then, when the sun comes out, you’ve got this glow and you’ve got lighter tones, as well.

The coordinating campaign, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, features models Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nina Porter sporting Burberry trenchcoats. Multiple versions of the ad were shot, with each image incorporating a different makeup focus.

The collection will retail between $24 (lipliner) to $59 (foundation) at U.S. Nordstrom locations beginning in July.

via WWD.

Move over Miami…Jenny is back on the block just in time for your Spring scent update.


Blue Glow by JLo is inspired by the floral and fruit base that her first Glow scent is famous for. Notes of mangosteen, valencia orange, and red current blossom are blended with water lily, vintage rose and vanilla orchid, and then anchored by the sultriness of cedar and mahogany.

If the small alone doesn’t get you excited, then the bottle should: the dark blue ocean-inspired bottle is draped by a sexy silver anklet meant to be removed and worn, or if you prefer, left on the bottle to dress up your vanity.

Blue Glow is the fifth fragrance in Lopez’s Glow line, which also includes original Glow, Sunkissed Glow, My Glow, and the (sadly) discontinued Miami Glow, a fave of ours.

$27.50 to $59.50, FragranceNet.

Whether you’re celebrating Earth Day this year by riding your bike to work, planting a tree, or simply vowing to make more of an effort to help sustain the planet — everyone can participate.

We’ll be celebrating with these eco-friendly, Earth-Day-inspired beauty deals:


Butter London:
Receive a complimentary full size Thames w/ any purchase until 4/25/10.


Go Green with one of Stila’s Earth Day, eco-friendly Shadow Sets for $49.

*Get a free Perfect Work Skin Guardian w/ any skin care order through 4/30.
*Get a full-size cleanser with any $30 order. Today only
*Purchase a perfect world moisturizer before 4/30 and Origins will plant a tree on your behalf


Purchase one of Lisa Hoffman’s sustainable, Limited Edition Perfume Sets and get a free Spa Bath Ampoule Kit.

Shop at one of Fresh’s Earth Day in store celebrations and 10% off the proceeds will be donated to a good cause.
Move over Mario Badescu Drying Lotion.

AU REVOIR!.jpgVotre Vu Au Revoir works to minimize the inflammation caused by pimples and other skin irritants while keeping the affected area clean and free of harmful bacteria. Salicylic acid is anti-inflammatory, disinfecting agent that works to restore the skin’s surface, normalizing the production of sebum and keeping breakouts at bay. Healing camphor provides unmatched properties to purify and disinfect the skin, while the anti-bacterial ingredients tighten pores, allowing your skin’s surface to take on a completely new appearance - uniform, clean and matte. Together, the ingredients combine to keep your skin flawless.

In the same vein as Badescu’s potion, the instructions say to dip a clean cotton swab straight down into the powdery base, being careful not to shake or mix the ingredients. Kind of like a cool, blemish fighting game of Operation!


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