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September 2009 Archives


American Idol winner and Mark Cosmetics rep (yes, she held parties and sold products!), Jordin Sparks, recently filmed the video for her latest single “SOS” (Let the Music Play). She is as gorgeous as ever, and her eyes definitely are the focus of this look.


custom pick eyeshadow.gifTo create it, Jordin’s makeup artist, Myla, wanted the look to exude a “warm, nude effect”. Myla used I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow ($4.50, in Magic from the lash, upward.


She then applied the the Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Nomadic on the inner corner of the eyes, with Tough Luxe Custom Pick Eye Shadow on the creases.


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To finish it off, Eyemarker Color On Line ($5.50, in Jet was applied on the top and bottom lash lines and blended well to avoid harsh lines. The look was finished by applying mark Scandalash Hook Up Mascara in Blacklash.


You might not have any tattoos to cover up, but this concealer— from the glam, makeup-loving, and very tattooed, Kat Von D— could cover them if you do. Formulated to be be buildable and fresh-looking, Tattoo Concealer gives the coverage needed while still being breathable and natural-looking. Cover your dark circles and brown spots to create a flawless look anytime you want. Available in 8 shades. $25,



While bold, look-at-me eyes have always ruled the fall trend report (and are still hot this season), the bold, red lip has made a fierce and very glamorous comeback. Everything from a classic, smooth-finished cherry red to a vampy and rebellious bordeaux were seen on the runways during Fashion Week. We recommend that if you are not sure if this will work for you, or fear going too bold on your lips, press red lipcolor onto lips for a stained look, or try it as sheer gloss. Keep cheeks and eyes softly colored in light and neutral tones.



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Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Flambe is creamy and soft, leaving lips looking great and feeling smooth. $6.50,






L’Oréal Paris H.I.P. High Intensity Pigments Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Turbulent has a great texture and finish with a high-gloss payoff. $12,






Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin offers a soft, silky smooth feel that will never leave your lips dried out. $18,






MAC Lipstick in Russian Red is the brand’s famous formula— this color screams glamour. $14,





Rock + Republic Lip Gloss in Cougar offers classic long-wearing color that isn’t sticky or goopy, just gorgeous and luxurious. $26,




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Chanel Rouge Hydrabase crème lipstick in Shanghai Red gives glides on velvety smooth and won’t feather or smudge. $30,

zoesaldana1.jpgStar Trek beauty Zoe Saldana always looks so fresh-faced and glowing without a hint of oily shine, we had to find out how she does it. Turns out, she picked up her favorite beauty tip on the set of one of her first movies, Crossroads (also starring Britney Spears): “Makeup artist, Kimberly Green, taught me that sometimes, instead of putting on more makeup, you can use blotting papers to take away shine.”

We couldn’t agree more. Adding makeup throughout the day not only can create a fake, cakey-looking complexion, but it can lead to clogged pores and unsightly blemishes. Try any of the following 3 brand’s blotting papers, and continue to look shine-free sans added makeup.



MAC Blot Film is made from a patented material that absorbs oil without disturbing makeup. We love that each is an extra large size, so one is enough for our whole face. 30 films. $12,





The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Botting Tissues remove excess oil and contain skin clarifying tea tree oil to aid in keeping skin blemish-free. 65 tissues. $10,





Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are inexpensive, absorb oil, and leave your makeup looking fresh. 50 sheets. $5.29,


Our skin needs moisture to stay healthy year round, so naturally we love lotions and creams to keep it that way. This fresh, light-scented body balm by H2O Plus is perfect for warm weather, and our new favorite. Packed with nourishing ingredients, like Vitamin E and Provitamin B, it saturates our skin with water-rich moisture, leaving it looking and feeling smooth. $11.50,

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