Swatches: MAC Eye Shadow in “Cork”

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MAC Eye Shadow in Cork

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $12.00 (Pan Only) / $15.00

Below are pictures of MAC’s Cork eye shadow, which the company describes as a muted golden brown. This is a Satin formula shadow and is a permanent color in MAC’s line.

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Review: SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex

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SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex

Availability: SkinMedica, SkinStore
Price: $55.00

Company’s Description

This formula utilizes a unique combination of three Pro-Retinoic acids (Retinol, Retinyl Actate, Retinyl Palmitate) and Vitamin E (Tocotrienol). This combination is bio-converted by enzymes within the skin and work to perform a very similar function as retinoic acid, without the irritation and discomfort.

When used regularly Retinol Complex may help to increase the skin’s firmness, and create a more vibrant and evenly colored complexion.

This review is for SkinMedica’s Tri-Retinol Complex–a moisturizer that contains retinol and Vitamin E to help reduce the skin’s signs of aging.

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Review & Swatches: Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in “Pure”

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Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Pure

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Tarte
Price: $26.00

Company’s Description

Tarte’s first long-wearing, clay-infused lipstick. Achieve rich, vivid, and long-wearing color that applies smoothly and won’t fade away. Always hydrating and never drying, this high-cushion lipstick keeps lips moisturized all day long, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and stops feathering in its tracks to give lips a perfect, plumped-up appearance. Thanks to nature’s most perfect ingredient, Amazonian clay, fade-free color stays in place all day, so there’s no need to continuously reapply or worry about smudging and budging. Amazonian clay also restores the lips’ natural moisture-content with nourishing and hydrating properties, imparting amazing color and restoring skin’s wellness.

Tarte’s new Glamazon Pure Performance lipsticks are said to be long-wearing, color-rich, and hydrating. This range of lipsticks contains nine (9) shades. This review is for the shade Pure–a light rose color.

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Review & Swatches: Tarte Cheek Stain in “Awakening”

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Tarte Cheek Stain in Awakening

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Tarte
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

Tarte Cheek Stain is a water-based gel cheek tint that gives you a natural flush—exactly like someone just pinched your cheeks! This formula is alcohol-free so it won’t dry your skin and it’s also oil-free so it won’t clog your pores. Plus, it contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like a T5 Super Fruit Complex™—pure water to help skin retain moisture, and mineral-derived pigments known for their soothing and softening properties.

Awakening is the newest addition to Tarte’s famous Cheek Stain line. This new color is described as a sheer glowy nude with a pink undertone.

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Review & Swatches: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Pearl”

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

Availability: Sephora
Price: $41.00

Company’s Description

Luminous and water-light, this sheer liquid achieves a lustrous radiance with ultra-fine, light-reflecting particles that subtly highlight the face and diffuse uneven tone. Broad-spectrum sun protection and antioxidants keep skin looking fresh, young, and healthy.

One of Becca’s most well-known items is the Shimmering Skin Perfector. It is a liquid luminizer that also contains sun protecting ingredients. This product comes in six (6) shades. This review is for the shade Pearl, which is a shimmering pearl-white shade.

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Sigma New Year 2013 Items

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Release Date: January 21, 2013
Availability: Sigma

Company’s Description

This past year we’ve spent countless hours developing new and innovative products, just for you! We constantly strive to improve our product line and offer you an exclusive selection of ingenious and high-quality beauty items you can’t find anywhere else. We are excited to announce that in 2013 we will be launching many frequently requested items.

Sigma will be releasing multiple new eye and brow products/colors for the 2013 New Year. Keep reading to see images and for more information!

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Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Fergie On Edge Creme Eyeliner in “Cocoa Riche”

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Wet n Wild Fergie On Edge Creme Eyeliner in Cocoa Riche

Availability: Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $5.00 (Approx.)

Wet n Wild has just released a new line of products in its Fergie CenterStage Collection. The collection includes two (2) On Edge Creme Eyeliners–one that’s black and one that’s brown. This review is for the brown shade in Cocoa Riche.

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L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blushes Video

Here is the video overview of L’Oreal’s new Visible Lift Color Lift Blushes. The video includes live swatches of all six (6) colors and my initial impressions of the quality of the formula.

If you’d like to see photos and swatches of each of the colors, please see this post.

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Review & Swatches: Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hr Eye Shadow in “Inked In Pink”

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hr Eye Shadow in Inked In Pink

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $8.00 (Approx.)

Maybelline has just released five (5) Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hr Eyeshadow shades to the Color Tattoo line of gel/cream shadows. This review is for the shade Inked In Pink–a shimmery, pale, frosty rose-pink.

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Illamasqua Broken Heart Collection – Valentine’s 2013

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Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Illamasqua, Sephora

Company’s Description

Console a broken heart this Valentine’s Day. A capsule collection of perfect muted pastels including the much anticipated return of Nail Varnish in Raindrops, loved and cherished by bloggers the world over.

Here is a look at Illamasqua’s capsule collection for Valentine’s Day 2013. These products aren’t new or limited edition, but the collection does include the return of Illamasqua’s Raindrops Nail Varnish.


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