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February 2009 Archives


It’s Fashion Week in New York, and while we are previewing all of the fabulous trends coming for Fall ‘09, we have our eyes on Spring, and fabulous warm-weather trends. One of the hottest makeup trends for the season is bright and cheerful palettes of rich blues, pretty pinks, and oh-so flattering corals. We love that we can create a beachy look without turning to the predictable bronzer. These are some items that you’ll want in your makeup bag to carry you through the season:


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Maybelline Expertwear Duo Eyeshadow in Sea Glass will give your eyes a gorgeous wash of blue shimmer. Layer for a dramatic look or simply keep the look sheer by swiping over lids with a light hand. Either way, wear them paired with a glossy lip for a look that is this year’s new beach cool. $3.59,



wet n wild turquoise eyeliner.jpgWet ‘n’ Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Turquoise will give your eyes a fresh pop! of color just in time for spring. We not only love the smooth, creamy formula that lasts all day, but the price tag has us hooked every time. $1.29,



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Bobbi Brown Brights Eye Palette is every eyeshadow lovers dream. We’ve featured this before, but we can’t get enough of it. It does, after all, have 35 colors to choose from, and even Bobbi herself recommends wearing these sparingly. The blues we’re loving? Pacific, Blue Denim and Cloud Blue shades. $70,



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Revlon Strawberry Electric Nail Polish is just the bright pink to cheer you up if you’re feeling down. We love the on-the-brink of neon this color has, and the faint undertones of violet keep us wanting more. $4.99


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JK Jemma Kidd Airkiss Shine Lipgloss in Poser is a fantastic bright pink that never looks obnoxious. This shade is every bit the glamorous shade. We love that this moisturizing gloss isn’t sticky, but full of high-watt shine. lasts . $16,



givenchy rouge lipstick.jpgGivenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Tempting Coral will smooth and nourish your lips with antioxidants while long-wearing color will get you through a long day of fun in the sun. $27,



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Benefit Coralista is our must-have face color. With an amazing buildable formula,, you can take it from sheer and sweet to bright and bold. $28,

We all loved Hello Kitty growing up (and admittedly still do). When we fell in love with makeup and discovered MAC, it became one product line that was always on our must-have list. Now the two have come together to create a most adorable and fabulous collection that we can’t help but be excited about. Take a look at our picks from this limited-edition collection. Don’t wait, this will sell out fast!




MAC Hello Kitty-EyeQuad-TooDolly.jpgMAC Hello Kitty Eyeshadow x 4 in Too Dolly is the perfect palette for creating a plethora of looks from dramatic to bright. The colors are also a great way to update your look for the spring season, and of course, Hello Kitty adorns the black packaging— isn’t she cute? $38,




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Glitter Eyeliner can make eyes shimmer sweetly in the daytime and really pump up the volume for a fun night out on the town. The long-lasting liner won’t flake and comes in four glittery shades. $16.50,





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MAC Hello Kitty Lipsticks come in frost, lustre and glaze formulas. It’s may be hard to resist just choosing one of these adorable tubes with Hello Kitty’s image on it. We have our eyes on Cute-ster and Most Popular. $14,




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MAC Hello Kitty Beauty Powder Blush comes in a cute black window-style compact and features a pretty blush to add a hint of color to your cheeks. Available in two shades. $18,





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Tinted Lip Conditioner works well over any lipstick or on its own to add a hint of color while keeping lips feeling and looking soft. $14.50,




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MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer features three amazing shades that will work any time of year. Because as every beauty-loving gal knows, well-groomed tips and toes keep every style looking polished (no pun intended). $11,


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Hello Kitty Makeup Bag will keep all of your essentials together in a cute more “grown up Kitty” way. Sleek, black and rectangular soft black vinyl features pink and white Hello Kitty graphics on both sides and a circular silver metal Hello Kitty charm on the zip. $35,

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We love sporting big, bold lashes, even if we’re wearing a more natural-looking makeup look. Our new favorite is L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. It delivers clump-free, look-at-me lashes, and we can’t get enough. Not only does it give us the blackest lashes to frame and add the finishing touch to our eye looks, but it never dries stiff , flakes or ends up making us look like raccoons. $7.50,


Every girl loves to receive roses, but there’s something we beauty-loving gals would rather have; they have a rose scent or color to them, they’ll make us smell, look and feel great, and they won’t die in a week. That’s right, rose-themed beauty items. Take a look at what we’d love to receive (or even buy for ourselves) this Valentine’s Day. 



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Pop Beauty Rose Belle Blush Kit features enough colors to give yourself a new rosy glow everyday. We love the rose, pink and mauve options that work on every skintone- wear each shade alone or together to create your own perfect flush. $28,




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Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne is like waering a fabulous, fresh bouquet of flowers. This fragrance is made from seven different rose types, and delivers a suprisingly clean scent. $55,





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Healing Garden Sugar Cane Body Scrub in Passionate Rose cleans and exfoliates beautifully, and we can’t get enough of the intoxicating smell. $7.49, 




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Bobbi Brown Rose Shimmer Brick Compact is one of our favorite multi-tasking products. We like to use the individual shades on eyelids as a shadow, and swept over our cheeks to give them a soft, shimmer glow. $38,




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John Masters Organic Rose Foaming Face Wash is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, and contains botanicals to nourish and soothe. With essential rose oil to revitalize the skin, this green cleanser gets skin beautifully clean but leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. $19,




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L’OCCITANE Bon Bon Rose Lip Gloss gives our lips a “my lips, but better” look when worn alone, but also adds a great dose of moisture and shine to our lips over our favorite lipcolor. $10,

We asked our friend and celebrity makeup artist, Melissa Walsh, to put together a fabulous and time-friendly routine to help you put together a look on Valentine’s Day that would be sure to make you feel and look your best. Whether you plan a romantic night out with the one you love, or a night out with the girls, don’t hesitate to try these tips (along with product suggestions), and have a great Love Day!


Melissa says:

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“Start with a light serum that smooths the skin and sinks in immediately without leaving an oily residue - Janson Beckett Vitamin C&C Facial Serum ($44.50, is perfect for this.”




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“Then, dust a powder foundation all over, being careful to blend well - Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder ($59, gives a really natural glow with great coverage.”




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“Using a fluffy brush, swirl a sheen powder blush onto the apples of your cheeks - I love Cargo’s Catalina blush ($24, as it is a perfect pinky-coral shade.”



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“As you don’t have much time, use one shade of eyeshadow all over the lid and into the crease; think soft sheeny, muted shades like taupe, heather and moss, and take it under the lower lashline too. Line the top lashes with a soft matte pencil and soften the edges with a cotton bud. A few coats of thickening mascara (try Lash Venom by DuWop, $24, finish the eyes.”



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“For your lips use a stain or a cream tint like the ones by Jouer ($20, ), which can also be used as a blush - Amaryllis is especially pretty - and smooth into the lips for a barely there flush.”



**Melissa’s tips if you only have 5 minutes:

“Spray your face with a refreshing mist like Caudalie Beauty Elixir (from $15,, which I always use to smooth my skin and freshen my makeup after a long day. Let it dry for a few seconds and then, using a cream tint in a versatile shade like a soft gold or bronze, smooth onto eyelids, cheeks and lips. Lots of mascara for definition and a light colored eyeliner in the lower lashline will open up your eyes. You should be finished in less than 5 minutes but still will sweep your man off of his feet!”

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