MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

Release date: March 3, 2011
Availability: MAC stores &

Company’s Description

Gloss is good but there is nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly, cinematic as a lipstick- and they’re coming back! We’ve updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated color of, say, Tilda Swinton’s I Am Love Milanese lipstick, leavened with that light feel and clear vibrancy the see though sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It’s a new medium, with MAC in the lead. This is retro/modern-and devastatingly chic.

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Review & Swatches: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush, Highlighter, and Bronzer

Price: $11.95 (blush); $13.95 (bronzer & highlighter)
Availability: Drugstores, WalMart, Target, Ulta

Company’s Description

* Ultra-smooth, perfecting powder in a complementary palette of color blends together to even out skin tone with a flawless radiance.
* Vibrant pink heart gives cheeks a healthy pop of color.
* Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
* The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.

This review covers some of Physicians Formula’s newest face products– the Happy Booster Glow & Mood powders. Physician’s Formula sells these powders in 6 different shades. This review covers the blush in Rose, the Translucent powder, and the Bronzer.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all have a great day, whether it be with friends, significant others, or any other people you love.

The picture above is a look I did for fun, based on Illamasqua’s Valentine’s Day collection “Throb.” If you’re interested in how I did it, you can watch the video below. (Can you spot the special guest who appears?)

For a more practical Valentine’s Day look, see the Soft Pink Eyes Tutorial.


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Kate Moss As New Face of Dior Beauty 2011

Beautiful 37-year-old English model Kate Moss will be the new face of Dior Addict Lipstick. In October 2010, Kate Moss was caught applying Dior Addict Lipstick in Charmed Pink No. 578 to her lips on her way to Paris Spring Fashion Week. A few months later, it was announced that she would be the new face of Dior’s 2011 campaign.

The teaser for the advertisement shows Kate Moss stepping out of a car wearing a classic pink shade, a pair of Christian Louboutins, and a deep black manicure.

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Soft Pink Valentine’s Day Look in 10 Steps

Here’s an eye tutorial, just in time for Valentine’s Day! For most people, including me, pink eye shadows are difficult to pull off. But one day a year, we get a good excuse to wear them. I made sure to keep the colors soft and wearable.

Enjoy! And happy Valentine’s Day!

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Review & Swatches: Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster Lip Tints

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster Lip Tints

Price: $24 each
Availability: Sephora stores,,

Company’s Description

As a follow up to tarte’s best-selling LipSurgence™ natural lip tints, these shimmering lip lusters give a high dose of color and shine in an easy twist-up stick. Just like the original, tarte’s LipSurgence™ technology delivers a surge of moisture on a cellular level for a naturally plumped up appearance while natural peppermint adds a refreshing burst of flavor with each application.

Tarte’s newest line of LipSurgence lip tints includes 6 luster shades and the same central ingredients as Tarte’s natural and matte lip tints: jojoba seed oil, peppermint oil, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
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Lorac Spring 2011 Collection

Release date: Currently available
Availability:, Sephora stores, Ulta stores,,

Lorac’s Spring 2011 collection features an new line of “3D” makeup items, including an eye shadow palette, lip glosses, waterproof eye pencils, and a multi-use top coat.

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Giveaway! Urban Decay Naked Palette

I am very excited to announce Allura’s second blog giveaway! This is also Allura’s 100th post!

By following the rules below, you have a chance to win Urban Decay’s most coveted palette. The Naked Palette features 12 neutral eye shadows, a mini primer potion, and a double-ended eye pencil. It has a retail value of $44.00.
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Urban Decay Book of Shadows III Winner

Congratulations to Nicole O. for winning the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III from Allura’s first blog giveaway!

Thank you to everyone for being Allura readers. Your support and comment contributions are much appreciated.

Stay tuned for the next blog giveaway, coming very, very soon…

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Wonder Woman Round-Up

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