BareMinerals & Buxom Holiday 2012 Collection

Release Date: Some Items Currently Available / November 2012
Availability: ULTA, Sephora, BareEscentuals, Nordstrom

Take a look at BareMinerals’ and Buxom’s beautiful new sets for the Holiday 2012 season! Full product descriptions and images, below.

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Swatches: MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in “Dollymix”

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Dollymix

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $17.00 (Pan Only) / $20.00

Below are pictures of MAC’s Blush in Dollymix, which the company describes as a pure candy pink. This is a Sheertone Shimmer formula and is a permanent color in MAC’s line.

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Review & Swatches: Inglot Freedom System AMC Face Blush #63

Inglot Freedom System AMC Face Blush #63

Availability: Inglot
Price: $10.00

Inglot’s AMC Face Blushes come in 29 shades. This review is for shade #63, which is a deep raspberry shade., Inc.

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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

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!

Ulta Friends & Family discount! 20% Off your entire purchase with coupon code 89644! Valid Online On

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Swatches: OPI Skyfall 007 Collection (Part II)

OPI Skyfall 007 Collection

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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