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isla-fisher.jpgLooking for inspiration for a fun, yet classic look to wear for your next night out? We always love Isla Fisher’s look, and were especially captivated when she attended the L.A. premiere of ‘Bruno’— we had to get the scoop on the Shopaholic star’s flirty, retro look.

Makeup artist Mai Quynh wanted Isla’s the makeup to complement her ’60s-inspired Stella McCartney dress and bold accessories. To do so, she went heavy on the eye and left the rest of the face soft and glowing.

Get her look using products by mark:



“For Isla’s eyes, I started by using mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Corset, a rich charcoal color ($4.50,, applying it with an eyeliner brush,” says Mai. She then smudged the same color along Isla’s top and bottom lash lines, following it with mark Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner ($5.50, along the upper lash line. She finished this with two coats of black mascara.





For the face, Mai used bronzing powder on the cheeks, forehead and chin; face shimmer above the cheekbones; and pink powder blush to the apples of her cheeks. mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Swell, a sheer peach shade ($5.50,, finished the look.

lipproducts.jpgLips are what people look at when we speak, what our loved ones feel when we give them a kiss, and one of the features we love to play up and enhance with products. So it’s only natural that we’d want to spend a little time keeping them looking and feeling their best. Take a look at the following five products that we love to plump, treat, nourish and gloss our pouts— muah!



philosophy-kiss-me-lip-scrub.jpgPhilosophy Kiss Me Lip Scrub

For kissable, baby-soft lips, we reach for philosophy’s lip exfoliator to combat dry, flaky lips. This product also fights against the vertical lines associated with aging, and moisturizes with rich butters and oils, leaving lips ready for our favorite lipsticks and glosses. $15,




neutrogenalipboost.bmpNeutrogena Lip Boost, Intense Moisture Therapy

If you want to enhance your pout in a matter of minutes without breaking the bank, we recommend heading to your local drugstore. While most lip enhancers leave lips with a tingly sensation— and sometimes even burn— Neutrogena Lip Boost, Intense Moisture Therapy gives results minus the burn. With cucumber and peppermint to provide a lips with a fabulous cooling sensation, it also contains glycerin and sesame oil to boost lips moisture levels. $6.59,



sephoracompletelipbalm.jpgSephora Brand “Tricks of the Trade” Complete Lip Balm

The experts at Sephora created this nourishing lip treatment using mango butter and Vitamin E to make us feel like we’re giving our lips the star treatment. Between the smooth texture, great smell and cooling sensation it gives our lips, we’re not surprised this is loved by many a Sephora shopper. $8,



cliniqueallaboutlips.jpgClinique All About Lips

We all have issues with fading lip color. Unless we’re wearing a longwear lip color, we can’t expect to see our favorite rouge still on our lips past lunch. With All About Lips, those days are gone— it de-flakes lips, lipstick goes on smooth and resists feathering later in the day. Another plus: this minimizes fine lines and wrinkles while reversing the look of sun damage. $21,



Revlon_ColorStay_Ultimate_Liquid_Lipstick.jpgRevlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

Finding a “long-wearing” lip color that didn’t require two steps is a thing of the past, thanks to Revlon’s newest and most brilliant formula. With up to 12 hours of wear, this fabulous lippie has a staple in our makeup stash. The color payoff is rich, the texture is smooth and for it’s affordable pricing, we can build our own collection of must-wear shades. $10.99,
kim kardashian at orphan premiere.jpgKim Kardashian rocked bright pink lips at the L.A. premiere of the horror flick ‘Orphan’, and we were loving the bold flash of color on an otherwise classic makeup look. Makeup artist Troy Jensen was responsible for creating the fun, and yet still sultry, look on the Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s star.

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To create the lip look, Troy recommends defining lips with a deep pink lip liner. Follow that by applying a fuchsia lipstick, blot, then reapply. Keep it more matte (try Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap ($24,, or for high-voltage shine, top with a fuchsia lipgloss like Nars Lip Lacquer in Hot Wired ($24,



Keeping your youthful glow is easy thanks to CoverGirl’s new Simply Ageles Sculpting Blush. This soft, creamy formula contains Olay Regenerist Serum to help give skin a boost of anti-aging benefits (it’s clinically proven to provide significant improvement in just 4 weeks), and because it’s a cream, it looks more natural on the skin. Use it to give yourself the perfect, blushing glow. $10.99,

DIYfacial.jpgWe all love to indulge in pampering treatments from time to time, but when money is tight, it’s best to do it yourself. It not only saves money over time, but ensures you get to use products you love and will give you results you want. We have many products we turn to for at-home spa days, and these facial goodies will leave your skin glowing and fresh— who needs the spa anyway?



mac cleanse off oil.jpgIt’s important to remove all makeup before any skincare regime, so we reach for MAC Cleanse Off Oil, a formula of skin-loving oils (that means no mineral oil) to really break up the dirt, makeup and even water-proof mascara. Emulsify with water and rinse for residue-free, smooth skin. $21,





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Every facial includes a second cleanse, typically being a formula made specifically for your skin type or condition. To keep skin’s moisture in balance, regardless of skin type, we reach for Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. This soap-free cleanser is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, contains anti-inflammatory balm mint and lavender extracts to soothe the skin, and natural quillaja saponaria to gently foam away toxins and debris. 16.9 oz. $48,





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To remove dead skin cells, and speed up the process of cell turnover that slows down as we age, exfoliation is key to getting, and keeping, a youthful complexion. Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub sloughs off those dead cells, but also soothes skin with moisture-rich honey. $3.49,




murad pomegranate mask.jpgMask:

Now that skin has been cleansed thoroughly, it is ready for a mask that will go deep into pores to give skin a treat. Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask is antioxidant-rich, hydrating and while it’s on, gives skin a revitalizing tingle. Apply to face, neck and decolletage. After 15 minutes, skin will look and feel more radiant and refreshed. 6 treatments per box. $22.50,




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Give your skin more moisture with a toner that doesn’t contain alcohol— for this we recommend Juara Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner. Along with antioxidant green and black teas, the sweet, calming scent also makes this an exceptional skincare product. For combination and oily skin types, it provides hydration without added oils; for dry skin types it’s a boost of long-lasting hydration that improves the performance of your favorite moisturizer. $27,





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The last step to your at-home facial is applying moisturizer. It is important to choose one that will suit your skin type. For oily/acne-prone skin, try Neutrogena Oil-Free Free Fresh Moisture, a light-weight, non-greasy formula that will leave your skin feeling smooth, and works great right before makeup application $11.99


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If your skin is on the dry side, try Complex 15 Therapeutic Moisturizing Face Cream. While it sounds like a heavy-duty moisturizer, it is surprisingly light, oil-free and absorbs quickly into skin. $7.49,

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