Update on Urban Decay Naked Palette

We all know how hard it is to get your hands on Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. And despite the company’s claims that this palette is a permanent item, many people have been waiting months to purchase it.

Urban Decay has repeated that it is making the palettes as fast as they can. But now, it has also decided to replace the double-ended 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil that used to come with the palette with a full-sized Good Karma Shadow Brush. The palettes that have this brush will also be $2 more, making the total cost $48 instead of $46.
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WalMart to Add GeoGirl Beauty Brand

Will be permanent
Release date: Feb. 21, 2011
Availability: WalMart stores, walmart.com, geogirl.com

WalMart will be launching a new beauty line targeted at “tweens” (8-12 year olds) called GeoGirl. This line will replace the Mary-Kate and Ashley cosmetics line. The GeoGirl line will include a total of 69 makeup and skincare items, all in “eco-friendly,” recyclable packaging. The products are also supposed to be formulated with “natural” ingredients and will be paraben, phthalates and sulfate free; use of synthetic colors and fragrances will be avoided. Geogirl.com will have how-to videos for its viewers and will also donate part of the profits to charities chosen by its young consumers.
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Victoria’s Secret “Love Me Wild” Collection

Release date: Currently available
Availability: Victoria’s Secret stores & victoriassecret.com

Victoria’s Secret has come out with 4 eye shadow quads, 4 blushes, and 4 lipsticks in this flirty “Love Me Wild” collection. In perfect time for Valentine’s Day!

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Estee Lauder Spring 2011 Collection “Wild Violet”

Release date: Jan. 2011
Availability: Estee Lauder counters & esteelauder.com

Estee Lauder has placed China’s Liu Wen as the face of its Spring 2011 collection, adding a bit of diversity to the company’s campaigns.

In addition to limited-edition lipsticks, lip glosses, nail polishes, and eye shadows, a limited-edition Wild Elixir fragrance will also launch with this collection. The fragrance has citrus notes of mandarin mixed with florals like marigold, freesia and violet, plus a woody base of amberwood, musk and orris make for a sensual dry-down.

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Tutorial: Artsy Peacocky Look

Peacocky-Inspired Look

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Originally posted: Jan. 15

This look was inspired by MAC’s Peacocky collection, though I used only one Peacocky product–a Kissable Lipcolour in Vanity Fair. For a smoky-eye look I’ve done with Peacocky eye shadows, see this post.

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Clinique & Milly Spring 2011 Collection “Pretty in Pink”

Release date: Jan./Feb. 2011
Availability: Clinique counters & clinique.com

Clinique has teamed up with Michelle Smith, renowned designer of the women’s fashion and accessories label, Milly, for this Spring collection “Pretty in Pink.” The collection includes an eye & cheek palette in a silver compact with a unique Milly print, mascara, and lip gloss.

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Behind the Scenes of Maybelline New York’s 2011 Calendar Shoot

Here is a look into the photoshoot for Maybelline’s limited-edition 2011 Calendar. The set for the shoot was Pier 59 Studios in New York, featuring models Erin Wasson, Julia Stegner, Emily DiDonato, Jessica White, Shui Pei-Qin, Lisalla Montenegro and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Charlotte Willer, Maybelline’s Global Make Up Artist was the lead MUA on set and worked with photographer Kenneth Willardt to get the shots for this vibrant, playful calendar.
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Shu Uemura Spring 2011 Collection “Morphorium”

Release date: Jan. 2011; eye shadow palettes currently available
Availability: shuuemura-usa.com

Company’s Description

“Morphorium is the gift from nature, the origin of all the living creatures and of infinite beauty.”
–Kakuyasu Uchiide, Shu Uemura International Artistic Director

This Spring, Shu Uemura has created a line with lush, bold, vibrant colors. I am loving this collection!

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Lancome Spring 2011 Collection “Ultra Lavande”

Release date: Jan./Feb. 2011

Consistent with its name, Lancome has created a collection featuring a mix of pinks, peaches, and purples. The featured item in this collection–a blush compact–is decorated with a feminine butterfly design. The blush, made mostly of mineral powder, can also be used as a complexion brightener.
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Review & Swatches: Dior DiorShow 360 Mascara

DiorShow 360 Mascara

Price: $36
Availability: Sephora, sephora.com
Size: 0.33 oz

Company’s Description

This professional mascara mimics a makeup artist’s application technique for a perfect 360-degree lash-styling effect. Featuring a patented double-helix brush with extra-smooth fibers and a sculptable wax formula, this mascara features a spinning brush that rotates in both directions to adapt to every need, whether you’re left- or right-handed or you want to pump up upper or lower lashes.

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