MAC Tough Love Collection

Release date: Currently available
Availability: maccosmetics.com

Company’s Description

Pucker up this Valentine’s Day with a collection of tough and tender shades for lips celebrating dark hearts & scintillating secrets certain to bring out all your devious desires.

Here is MAC’s Valentine’s Day collection. From what I can tell, all of these items are permanent, either in the regular or the pro line.
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Orly Spring 2011 Collection “Precious”

Limited-edition
Release date: March 2011
Availability: orlybeauty.com, Ulta, ulta.com

Company’s Description

For centuries, people around the globe have been enamored with lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes. ORLY celebrates the refined glamour of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems with Precious. Lend a sense of romance and richness to every spring ensemble by sporting lavish shades on fingertips and toes. The six lacquers in the Precious Collection signal a fresh approach to spring fashion and a renewed appreciation for the exotic workmanship, ornamental engravings, and sumptuous fabrics known to accompany the luxe life.

Orly’s Spring 2011 collection, inspired by the French Revolution, will come with 6 new limited-edition shades:

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Chantecaille Spring 2011 Collection

Limited-edition
Release date: Spring 2011
Availability: chantecaille.com & select counters

Chantecaille’s Spring 2011 collection is inspired by sea turtles, which will be featured as raised designs on a limited-edition eyeshadow quad. When you purchase this palette, 5% of the proceeds will go to WIDECAST, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival of green sea turtles.
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Laura Mercier Spring 2011 Collection “Silk Road”

Limited-edition
Release date: Currently available
Availability: Sephora, sephora.com, lauramercier.com

Company’s Description

Inspired by the precious jewels and raw silks that once traveled the Silk Road, this collection features rich, shimmering shades of violet, neutrals and gold for eyes, and roses for lips and cheeks.

In addition to an eye shadow and blush palette, eyeliner, 2 lip glosses, and 3 lipsticks, the Silk Road collection will also include a new fragrance with notes of apricot, coconut and amber.
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Shiseido Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Limited-edition
Release date: Currently available
Availability: Nordstrom & nordstrom.com

Shiseido’s Spring 2011 collection will come with a new lipstick line called Shimmering Rouge lipsticks, 3 new Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio colors, and the Perfect Refining Foundation.

Shiseido’s Summer 2011 collection will include 1 eye shadow trio, 1 liner, and 1 bronzer.

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Review & Swatches: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks in Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound, Embrace, Darling, Fairytale

Price: $6-7
Availability: Target, WalMart, Ulta, Drugstores
Size: 3.5 g / .12 oz.

Company’s Description

Bright, gorgeous color that can transform your day and your lips. Enriched with Silk Therapy Complex, our formula helps sustain moisture levels and helps create soft, smooth, beautiful lips in just 7 days.*
* vs. bare lips

Lip Perfection Lipsticks are CoverGirl’s newest lipsticks and come in 44 shades. CG has divided the shades into 4 categories: Browns, Lilacs/Mauves/Burgundies, Nudes/Corals/Reds, and Pinks to Roses. The breadth of the color range for this line is amazing.

For this review, I tried the colors Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound, Embrace, Darling, and Fairytale.
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Smashbox Spring 2011 Collection “In Bloom”

Limited-edition
Release date: Currently available
Availability: smashbox.com, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Beauty.com, select Macy’s

Company’s Description

A gorgeous collection of soft, wearable shades for easy, feminine spring style. Say goodbye to bold cold-weather looks and usher in spring with the fresh, natural In Bloom collection from Smashbox Cosmetics. The spring runways were rife with delicate girly looks, from radiant, lit-from-within skin to hazy, neutral eyes and glossy nude pouts. With light, luminous looks for eyes, cheeks, lips and skin, In Bloom is your ultimate spring beauty update.

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Make Up For Ever Spring 2011 Collection “Tres Vichy”

Limited-edition
Release date: Feb. 10, 2011
Availability: exclusively at Sephora & sephora.com

MUFE has come out with a cute and girly collection for Spring 2011. The collection is inspired by former French model Brigitte Bardot.

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Skin Talk: Skin’s #1 Protector Against Aging

We are surrounded by products that claim to stop, stall, or reverse aging–wrinkle-busting face creams, face-lifting serums, youth-activating ingredients… The truth is, there are only a select few chemicals that have proven effects on your skin and that reduce signs of aging. But the best and most effective product to help you prevent signs of again is not a magical serum or $200 cream. It’s actually a product that’s right at your fingertips.

The #1 fighter of signs of aging on your skin is . . .
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Paul & Joe Spring 2011 Collection “Parasol”

Limited-edition
Release date: Jan. 1, 2011 (eye color quads, cosmetic pouch, lipsticks); Feb. 1, 2011 (eye color duos & nail polish)
Availability: beautyhabit.com

This collection was inspired by Monet’s “Woman with a Parasol” and includes 3 lipsticks, 3 eye shadow quads, 5 eye shadow duos, 5 nail polishes, and a makeup bag set.

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