Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio HD Blush in “Superstar”

e.l.f. Studio HD Blush in Superstar

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $3.00

Company’s Description

Rich and creamy HD Blush naturally sculpts and highlights the cheekbones for a soft-focus effect that is great for everyday use. The Vitamin E enriched formula conditions and hydrates the skin for a healthy, radiant glow. Velvety soft, lightweight and highly pigmented color creates a long-lasting result for all day wear.

e.l.f. has added five (5) new shades of its new HD Blushes, which are now part of the company’s Studio line. This review is specifically for the shade Superstar–a medium coral pink.

If you would like to see pictures of all the HD Blush colors swatched, please see this post.


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Review & Swatches: Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit The POREfessional

Availability: ULTA, Sephora
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores. Apply this silky, lightweight balm to achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores—now you see ‘em, now you don’t!

Benefit’s The POREfessional is a pore-reducing product. Keep reading for photos of this product and my thoughts!

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Maybelline Color Show Fashion Prints Nail Stickers and Sequins

Limited-edition
Release Date: October 10, 2012
Availability: Drugstores

Company’s Description

No surprise Maybelline New York, official Makeup Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, knows its way around the runway. Widely regarded as the cosmetic color authority, Maybelline New York mixes fashion forward runway style with beauty savvy, taking it from the catwalk to the sidewalk and bringing the latest colors, textures and trends to cutting edge cosmetics from head-to-toe. Now, just in time for the holidays, Maybelline New York introduces Fashion Prints Nail Stickers by Color Show and Sequins by Color Show, two limited edition mini-collections that no nail diva will want to miss! Here’s the deal…

New Fashion Prints Nail Stickers and Sequins by Color Show will be available in mass market retailers nationwide as special limited-edition collections. Keep reading for images and more details!


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Swatches: OPI Skyfall 007 Collection (Part II)

OPI Skyfall 007 Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2012
Price: $8.50 ($9.95 CAN)
Availability: ULTA, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret

Company’s Description

This holiday season, OPI celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a fellow world icon – James Bond – appearing in Skyfall. Starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, this highly-anticipated twenty-third installment opens in theaters nationwide on November 9, 2012.

Inspired by the film’s blend of glamour and danger, OPI launches Skyfall Collection, featuring twelve limited-edition nail lacquers for Holiday 2012. “OPI is thrilled to work with EON Productions to celebrate 50 years of the style, swagger and mystique associated with Bond 007,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From metallic and glitter finishes to jewel tones and even a jet black, these lacquers capture the film’s sophisticated and glamorous look.

“Watch for Bérénice Marlohe wearing two Skyfall Collection shades in the film,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With Skyfall, a rich maroon, painted on top of the nail and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold, painted on the undersides, Marlohe’s luxurious manicure will be the one to try this holiday season.”

Here is a look at OPI’s James Bond-inspired 007 Skyfall nail polishes! This is Part II, where the following colors are shown:

  • Moonraker: Drive your fastest car to get this exhilarating metallic grey
  • Tomorrow Never Dies: This eternally intense purple will live forever
  • The Living Daylights: This courageous multi-hued glitter sparkles 24/007
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: This misty-green pewter commands attention
  • Live & Let Die: Burn the candles on both ends in this private jet black
  • The World is Not Enough: This rosy silver is as addictive as it is beautiful

All colors have one (1) coat applied, unless otherwise noted. See this post for swatches of the colors from Part II.



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Swatches: OPI Skyfall 007 Collection (Part I)

OPI Skyfall 007 Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: October 2012
Price: $8.50 ($9.95 CAN)
Availability: ULTA, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret

Company’s Description

This holiday season, OPI celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a fellow world icon – James Bond – appearing in Skyfall. Starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, this highly-anticipated twenty-third installment opens in theaters nationwide on November 9, 2012.

Inspired by the film’s blend of glamour and danger, OPI launches Skyfall Collection, featuring twelve limited-edition nail lacquers for Holiday 2012. “OPI is thrilled to work with EON Productions to celebrate 50 years of the style, swagger and mystique associated with Bond 007,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From metallic and glitter finishes to jewel tones and even a jet black, these lacquers capture the film’s sophisticated and glamorous look.

“Watch for Bérénice Marlohe wearing two Skyfall Collection shades in the film,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With Skyfall, a rich maroon, painted on top of the nail and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold, painted on the undersides, Marlohe’s luxurious manicure will be the one to try this holiday season.”

Here is a look at OPI’s James Bond-inspired 007 Skyfall nail polishes! This is Part I, where the following colors are shown:

  • GoldenEye: All eyes will be upon you when you wear this glorious gold
  • The Spy Who Loved Me: A red as romantic as the secret agent inside you
  • Die Another Day: Live in the moment in this hot and lively red
  • Casino Royale: This high-rolling plum is fit for royalty
  • You Only Live Twice: This rich high-shimmer magenta is a once-in-a-lifetime find.
  • Skyfall: Get Bonded with this magnificent maroon

All colors have one (1) coat applied, unless otherwise noted. See this post for swatches of the colors from Part II.



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TopShop Dark Side of Nude Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: Mid-October 2012
Availability: TopShop

Company’s Description

Dark Side of Nude is the new timeless capsule collection from Topshop Make Up this Autumn Winter 2012. Chic nude and deep claret lip shades sit side-by-side, whilst high shine black, bright golds and silvers add rock’n’roll cool to this make-up uprising. Grown up gothic looks are translated with warm metallics, creamy skin and a polished, painted lip. Nails in muted grey and the deepest Ox blood contrast in both texture and pigment against high shine gold and black and silver glitter.

The new collection sits alongside Topshop’s enchanting Halloween fashion collection Witching Hour, a brooding collection full of bewitching charm. Delicate slip dresses in silk are contrasted with heavily studded leather biker jackets and cobweb printed leggings, while frilly ankle socks are toughed up with stomping brothel creepers; think gothic come seductive and dangerously rich in haunting prowess.

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MeMeMe Cosmetics Kristina Rihanoff Essentials Collection

Limited-edition
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Availability: MeMeMe Cosmetics

Company’s Description

Superstar dancer and choreographer, Kristina Rihanoff, has collaborated with MeMeMe Cosmetics to launch the Limited Edition ‘Kristina Rihanoff Essentials Collection’. A collection of must have beauty essentials from MeMeMe Cosmetics perfect for any Woman’s make up kit.

Kristina Rihanoff says: “Ever since I first discovered the MeMeMe range I’ve been a huge fan, I love their colours and innovative beauty launches each season and I really love the multipurpose design that goes into each productperfect for busy women on the go!. Being empowered & feeling great through the application of makeup is something that’s true to my heart and I feel we have created a collection of handbag essentials suitable for any lady looking for a bit of glitz and glam in their lives this party season”

The Kristina Rihanoff Essentials Collection (£26.50)

  • Goddess Eyes Quad Eyeshadow
  • Bronze Shimmer Stack
  • Amorous Long Lasting Nail Gloss
  • Beat the Blues Highlighter
  • Light Me Up Lipgloss


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