Urban Decay Oz Palettes

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Limited-edition
Release Date: January 25, 2013 / Now on Urban Decay
Availability: ULTA, Sephora

Company’s Description

Urban Decay launches two insanely gorgeous limited-edition palettes that tie in with the live-action film release of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, in theaters March 8, 2013. The film precedes L. Frank Baum’s beloved book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and tells the backstory of the wizard and the witches. Inspired by the movie’s enduring theme of good witch vs. bad witch (and the good witch/bad witch dichotomy in all of us), we created two collectible palettes loaded with beautiful, never-before-seen shades you’ll want to own. The Glinda Palette and The Theodora Palette will enable fans to recreate makeup looks from the film step by step. We spent HOURS obsessively staring at images from the film (and not just the ones featuring its hot male lead, James Franco) to carefully craft the perfect mix of shades for these palettes. Get Michelle Williams’ ethereal, spellbinding look from Oz The Great and Powerful with The Glinda Palette or copy Mila Kunis’ captivating, edgy onscreen look with The Theodora Palette.

Each palette comes in a sleek tin adorned with gorgeous Oz The Great and Powerful-inspired artwork, with “Urban Decay” and the name of the film in foil lettering. The Glinda Palette features a dreamy, celestial design awash in a sheer backdrop of pink, gold and peach, while The Theodora Palette features a moody, colorful skyscape flanked by Rorschach-like patterns. Both versions incorporate our Build Your Own Palette format for total versatility. When you finish the original shades (or whenever you get the urge to experiment), just pop them out and pop your favorite UD shadows into the cool collectible tin.

Both palettes have six pans and EIGHT ALL-NEW and exclusive Eyeshadows. Confused? We’ve included two “duo-shades” in each palette that are split in half, with a different color on each side of the pan. Of course, every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.


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Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer in “For My Primas”

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Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Eyeshadow Primer in For My Primas

Availability: Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $6.00 (Approx.)

Wet n Wild has just released a new line of products in its Fergie CenterStage Collection. The collection includes an eye shadow primer, which is reviewed below.

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Swatches: MAC Eye Shadow in “Malt”

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MAC Eye Shadow in Malt

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

Below are pictures of MAC’s Malt eye shadow, which the company describes as a soft pinkish-beige. This is a Matte formula shadow and is a permanent color in MAC’s line.

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Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in “Festivity”

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e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Festivity

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

Company’s Description

Soft and fluffy, these vibrant, shimmering Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow colors can be used as eyeshadow or a bold liner. The whipped gel texture is easy to blend and lightweight for lasting comfort and wear. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and adding extra shimmer for a truly glam look.

e.l.f. has released seven (7) shades of its new Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadows, which are now part of the company’s Studio line. This review is for the shade Festivity–a deep, shimmering plum-purple.

To see photos and swatches of all the colors, see this post.

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Review: Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate

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Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate

Availability: Nordstrom
Price: $58.00

Company’s Description

This potent treatment serum formulated with a high concentration of pure vitamin C (10.5%), known for its powerful ability to improve the appearance of aging, significantly reduces marionette lines around the mouth, crow’s-feet and sub-orbital wrinkles with continued use.

This skincare review is for Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, which is a Vitamin C-based serum for the face. Keep reading to find out how effective this product is.

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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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