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New Eye Paints from NARS!

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From PR:

For Fall 2013, NARS introduces Eye Paint, a must-have for beauty lovers who want to elevate their eye look.

Housed in a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment, this versatile product can be used as both an eyeshadow and eyeliner. The innovative weightless gel formula delivers long-lasting color that glides on smooth and dries down quickly.  When used as eyeliner, pair with the new Angled Eyeliner Brush #38 for a perfectly defined eye.

Comes in 10 shades for a full range of artistry. Ophthalmologist Tested.

Shades include:

  • BLACK VALLEY – Black
  • MESOPOTAMIA – Brown
  • TRANSVAAL – Grey
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS – Turquoise blue
  • MOZAMBIQUE – Olive
  • SNAKE EYES – Black with green shimmer
  • TATAR – Black with purple shimmer
  • UBANGI – Black with blue shimmer
  • INTERSTELLAR – Silver
  • ISKANDAR – Gold

PRICE: Eye Paint: $25, Angled Eyeliner Brush #38: $26

Available from September 1, 2013 at NARS boutiques, Nordstrom and online at narscosmetics.com and nordstrom.com

So excited to try these!!

Check out the pictures below!

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Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is now mobile as a compact! A Creme Compact review

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Hey folks!

So one brand that has a kind of a sleeper status is Laura Mercier.  Professionals have been for years singing the praises of their foundations, including the best-selling Tinted Moisturizer.  Most tinted moisturizers aim to give sheer to light coverage, basically just to brighten the complexion and some evening of the skintone.

Laura Mercier just recently released their liquid tinted moisturizer in a convenient compact!

From PR:

Laura’s latest innovation features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking finish ideal for all skin types.  With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups on the go.  It’s a breakthrough for the Flawless Face!

The Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact also boasts:

  • A lightweight formula that moisturizes and hydrates the skin
  • Provides sheer to moderate, buildable coverage with a hint of color for a natural look
  • Long wearing formula (6-8 hours) ideal for active lifestyles
  • Broad spectrum SPF 20 provides UVA and UVB protection
  • Visibly evens skintone and softens fine and dry lines
  • Upon application, skin is brighter, more even-toned, and dark spots and imperfections look visibly diminished.
  • Features Vitamin C, which has skin brightening properties
  • Contains the antioxidants Vitamins C and E to help protect skin from environmental elements

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Looking for a quick photo-ready makeup look? Try Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio!

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Hey!

Now that I have been expanding my makeup choices, I am excited to try a few products from Smashbox Cosmetics.  I received a few of their products from PR.  Smashbox has been on my to-try list for ages.  I am a huge fan of lead makeup artist Lori Taylor!  They have always had that professional but laid back vibe to them.

Since the advent of High Definition cameras and televisions, more and more companies have been refining their product lines so that makeup and skin could look as life-like and perfect as possible.  We used to be able to hide under Standard Definition but HD can easily magnify anything on the skin.

For Fall 2011, Smashbox brought out a line of Photo Op products which are supposed to be long lasting, highly pigmented and to bring the subject on camera to life!  A girl can be photographed at anytime and we need to be ready!

I tried the Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Quick Take which contains 3 coordinated shades that are easy to use, and takes the guesswork out of trying to combine shadows.  I love the packaging! Black, smooth and semi-matte.  It’s simple but very sleek!  Not bulky, compact and there’s a little window so you could see the colour without having to open the lid.  What’s cute about this is that if you flip to the back and peel the label off, there is scannable code which is linked to a video of Lori Taylor showing you how to create a look.  Very cool! Yuh get points for that Smashbox!  There are 18 different trios and they vary in textures from matte to frost finishes.

Quick Take, Smashbox

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