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Sensational Comfort And Fabulous Wear Byzance De Chanel Fall Make Up Collection 2011

11 Jul Byzance_Romance


Beloved by Mademoiselle Chanel, the opulence of Byzantine art served as muse for this quartet of creamy powder eyeshadows. Copper, taupe, gold and bronze, touched with shimmer and light, create mesmerizing effects. Limited Edition.

$65.00/ Order Here



The bestselling, ultra-wearable powder blush introduces a sheer, lightly shimmering shade of gold to bring a subtle new luminosity to the face. Limited Edition.

$43.00/ Order Here




The bestselling, ultra-wearable powder blush highlights cheeks with a subtle new shade of red, accentuated with traces of gold and pearlized shimmer. Limited Edition.

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The lipstick icon – renowned for its lustrous colour, sensational comfort and fabulous wear – debuts Rouge Byzantin, an iridescent ruby red with a hint of sapphire, for a rich, jewel-toned lip look. Limited Edition.

$32.00/ Order Here


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Summary: Direct from the Paris runway: sumptuous gold and ruby makeup shades, inspired by the beauty of Byzantine treasures.

Chanel released pics from its Byzantine-inspired pre-fall 2011 collection and the now the brand has launched a makeup collection inspired by the same theme. Chanel Byzance Collection for Fall 2011 is by far one of my favorite makeup collections for the upcoming season. The makeup shades are super glam that can accentuate any facial feature. The quartet-eyeshadow palette is my favorite because I just love the earthy tones!

Mac’s New Semi Precious Collection Serves Up Swirled Sparkling Shadows

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Brights may be the breakout hit of the summer, but jewel-tone, metallic eyeshadows are poised to be the next big hues you’ll be dying to snap up. Take MAC’s new Semi Precious collection: The geological-inspired line serves up swirled, sparkling shadows that range from pale to intensely dark—all resulting in a sultry, shimmery effect. Also of note, the dual-toned Mineralize SkinFinish palettes that can be used as a highlighter, blush, or bronzer.

MAC Semi-Precious Mineralize Eye Shadow, $19.50 each, and Mineralize SkinFinish, $28 each, available July 7th at MAC.

Clockwise from left: Mineralize Eye Shadow in Hint of Sapphire, Clarity, Golden Gaze, Smoked Ruby, Dark Indulgence, Blue Sheen.

Mineralize SkinFinish in Semi Precious Rose Quartz.

Mineralize SkinFinish in Semi Precious Goldstone.

Clockwise from left: Mineralize Eye Shadow in Mineral Mode, Unsurpassable, Jade’s Fortune, Rare Find, Quartz Fusion, Faux Gold.

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Bobby Brown’s New Fall Tortoise Shell Eye Palette Collection 2011

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No one could argue that a good pair of specs isn’t a winning accessory. Now, Bobbi Brown gives you another reason to rev up your four-eyes game: her new fall ’11 Tortoise Shell Collection. Designed with an eye toward the bespectacled bunch, Brown’s two palettes serve up a mix of can’t-fail neutrals and metallics that keep the focus on your eyes while still complementing your frames. And with a classic tortoise-shell exterior, this collection really is the best of all possible beauty worlds—stunning packaging on the outside, irresistible colors on the inside.

Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Eye Palette in Sand and Bronze, $60 each, available in July at Bobbi Brown.

New Sigma Beauty Bare Eyeshadow Palette Tutorial And Affiliate Program

24 Jun EP002-2


The Sigma Beauty BARE palette is a must for everyday use. Ideal to create classic neutral looks, BARE is perfect for accentuating your best features without too much color distraction. Highlight inner corners, emphasize your crease, brighten your brow bone and enhance your lash line.  With BARE’s color selection, you can easily create day and night looks seamlessly and as subtle or as bold as you wish.  BARE is perfect for a natural yet improved you! Includes Sigma Beauty’s best-selling E30 and E25 in a unique dual-ended brush. Contains matte and satin formulations.

Brushes in this palette:

Pencil – E30 – Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.
Blending – E25 – Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.

Our Price: $35.00

Product Code: EP002

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Tutorial Using the eye Shadow Palette

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Mally Roncal’s Beauty Smokey Eye Kit Original Collection And Tutorial

24 Jun Mally-Beauty-Make-Up-Artist




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City Chick Smokey Eye Kit – Original Collection

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Discover the secret to gorgeous, smokey eyes just like the ones Mally Roncal creates for her celebrity clients. Mally’s all-in-one eye kit has what you need for eyes that are smooth, real, and sexy never heavy or fake. Brownstone is gorgeous with neutral, earthy tones. Skyscraper is sultry in a rich slate/gray palette. Central Park flourishes with an assortment of greens. Nolita Navy is your perfect blue-never retro, Midtown Merlot is a collection of sweet Burgundies, Plum Chelsea is a warm set of natural plums. Eyeliner Pencil included.

Available in:

Brownstone, Skyscraper, Plum Chelsea, Central Park, Nolita Navy, Midtown Merlot, SoHo Silver.


Order Your City Chick Smokey Eye Collection here: Mally Beauty Online Website




Eye Shadow Base Ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isohexyl Caprate, Nylon 12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline) Wax, Kaolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol

May Contain: Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides

(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Crease / Lipcolor / Browlighter Ingredients:

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate

May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499),

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Silica, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510),

Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)


Application Tips

I LOVE SMOKEY EYES! Sexy, mysterious, alluring, chic, cool! It seems really complicated, right? Not with my smokey eye kit! It absolutely takes all the guesswork out of it. Just smooth on my cream to powder base, this will keep your smokey eyes smoldering all day. Then, take the lightest shadow and lightly dust it all over the lid all the way to the browbone. Next, take the medium tone and lay it from the lashline to just past the crease of your eye. If you have a flatter shaped eye, like me, just go up right past where you can fell your eyeball sit in your socket, then blend up. Take the darkest tone and run that all over the lashline, top and bottom. Finally, finish off with the pencil liner on top.

The shades in all kits (Brownstone, Skyscraper, and Central Park, get it? CITY chick?) are softer than harsh blacks, so you can have smokin’ eyes anytime.

Mally Roncal Online Website

Beauty Tips: How To Pick Eyeshadows For Green Eyes

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Green eyes are really fun to work with. They have such a wide color range from turqouise to chartreuse to forest green to bright light green and on and on.

These tips are designed for the magority of green eyes, but of course there are exceptions to every rule. My best advice is to try every color that you’re interested in. You’ll be surprised what looks good.

Choosing An Eyeshadow

These colors are some of the most popular for green eyes.

Try different browns, especially chocolate tones. Browns and dark greens with copper or gold highlights are also a great choice.

Apricots and taupes are good choices for highlighters.

Dark purples, plums and metallics work too. Coppers and golds will make a really glamorous evening look for makeup tips for green eyes. I personally really like the way deep purples look with dark green eyes.

Colors To Avoid

When you’re learning makeup tips for green eyes, it also helps to know what colors you might want to avoid.

First up, blues. Any color of blue doesn’t do green eyes justice. I would recommend avoiding light blues, dark blues and even some colors (purples or pinks) with blue undertones.

Pinks are also a hard color to judge. Some can look really, really good and others can look really, really bad. This is usually a matter of trial and error.

Silvers are not a good choice either. Leave them for the blue eyes.

Eyeliner Colors

Unless you really like black eyeliner, it’s usually a color to avoid. Try steely grays or chocolate browns. Use gold or white to open up the eye if your eyes are small.

The Rule Of Thumb

A good rule of thumb when choosing a color for makeup tips for green eyes is to focus on warm colors and avoid cool colors.

Like I said, there are exceptions to every rule, but this should provide a nearly fail-safe method for choosing eyeshadow colors to bring out the beauty of your green eyes.

The Application

How you apply your eyeshadow depends how many colors you’re wearing and what the occasion is.

For basic every day wear, here’s what you do.

1. Apply a highlighter like crystalline to the entire eye from the bottom of the crease to the eyebrow.

2. Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease with the crystalline.

3. Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it one of two ways:

a. Apply it from the middle of your eyelid from the eyelash to just above the crease. Blend it well. You can even blend it under the lower lashes for a more dramatic look.

b. Apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.

4. Apply eyeliner and mascara as you normally would.

And there you go! Great makeup tips for green eyes.

Beauty Tricks: Make Your Small Beady Eyes Look Big And Beautiful

14 May Making-Your-Eyes-Look-Bigger-102304

I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner. When it comes to makeup tutorials (find a bunch here), I find I learn best when I can see step-by-step actions, especially when it involves eye makeup. Therefore I bring you a video tutorial of what I need the most help with — making my beady eyes look big and beautiful. I’ve just mastered this one, hopefully you can too.

Summary: I have really small eyes so I’ve found a way to make them appear bigger.  Take a white eyeliner and apply that on your waterline instead of black eyeliner.  The white eyeliner pulls the white part of your eye down making them look bigger while the black eyeliner pulls you lash line up making your eyes appear smaller.

Beauty Tips: How To Find And Apply Bronzer For Your Skin Tone

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Getting your best summertime glow year round doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the tanning booth or lying on a tropical beach. Bronzers are the newest trend to get sun-kissed skin without the risk of cancer; this highly-coveted beauty item is even available for any skin color.

The Different Types of Bronzers

Most bronzers come in a compact or powder form, but other versions are also becoming popular, including sprays, gels or lotions. Moisturizers now have tints and bronzers in them to give you a more natural bronze color, and you can even try bronzers that last longer than a single application. These self-tanners typically fade within five days or less, but can look very natural and are easy to apply.

Don’t know which kind is right for you? You can go to a beauty specialty store and ask an expert there who can assess your skin type and go from there. Or try them all – you’ll never know what your preferences are if you don’t know all your options.

The Different Colors of Bronze

Bronzers are more than just a fake tan. Many use the natural tones in your skin to help you look your best. Look for bronzers that have different undertones – such as pink versus yellow – and match to your skin’s natural coloring. Don’t ever go much darker than your natural skin color, however, as you will risk looking like an Oompa Loompa. If you have fair skin, you can get lighter bronzers; or you can buy true bronzers to touch up already tanned skin.

Applying Bronzer

Gel, spray or lotion bronzers look best when applied all over. Apply to your neck, chest and face to make sure that the bronze looks natural. Do not spot-apply gel or lotion bronzers, or you could look blotchy and uneven, even if you have great skin.

Powder bronzers work well when placed in strategic areas on your face. Think of the places that tan the most when you are out in the sun. Typically it is the top of your forehead, your nose, high on your cheeks and your chin that gets the best rosy glow, so mimic this look when applying bronzer. Don’t use powder bronzers all over or you could have a result that looks simply like caked-on makeup.

If you try using a self-tanner, follow the directions on the packaging very carefully. Exfoliate your whole face and body before using, and make sure to apply it evenly and rub it in fully. Wash your hands and fingernails thoroughly after application to avoid orange stains that will be a dead giveaway for your fake bronze.

Don’t be afraid to try out different products and methods. You’ll be glad you did when your friends compliment you on your fresh-from-vacation glowing skin.

Make Up: Armani Metallic Eye Shadows Last 24 Hours

16 Jan

Long Lasting Eye Shadow That Lasts 24 Hours

THE CLAIM No more disappearing eye shadow! This densely pigmented powder-gel hybrid combines shimmer with transclucent emollients to lock the color in place.

THE EXPERT SAYS “These shadows are ideal for my red-carpet clients because there’s no need for a touch-up,” says makeup artist Joanna Schlip, who works with Jessica Simpson and Ellen Pompeo.

However, “Because the color is so rich, they can be tricky to apply. I suggest dipping a damp brush in the pot and swirling it on the back of your hand until the shadow is a sheer paste.”

OUR VERDICT It definitely lived up to the long-wear claim. We applied it on a steamy summer morning, and the color didn’t budge, fade or crease until we wiped it off with an oil-based remover 10 hours later.


Armani Metallic eye shadows (launched in October), $32; at giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.


Sephora Favorites: LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler Perfect Holiday Gift

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LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler ($140 Value)

What it is:

An eye-catching holiday collection for the mascara-obsessed that features a purple Tarte eyelash curler and 10 of Sephora’s most sought-after mascaras from the hottest-selling brands.

What it does:

From formulas that plump to wands that reach, this limited-edition set offers endless options for pairing the perfect lash with any holiday makeup look this season.

This set contains:

- 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)

- 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black

- 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

- 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black

- 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black

- 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black

- 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

- 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black

- 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black

- 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx

- Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

Summary: I think that every girl in the world loves to emphasize her eyes by using mascara. If you are on a search to find your favorite mascara and don’t know where to start. This is the best gift to buy yourself.

What a great way of finding what mascara is your absolute favorite, or just a great way to break away to try something new for awhile.

It also comes with an eyelash curler which is an added bonus. This make’s a great find for girls like me who need a slight bend to their lashes.

Also great for the young teenage girls that are just beginning to wear mascara and she can have fun experimenting different looks with her lashes.

What a fun holiday package. Great for Holiday make up looks for those end of the year Holiday parties we all love to look fabulous for!

This product makes a perfect gift for all. No matter if it’s your birthday, or Holiday gift. Or maybe just because! Makes a great stocking stuffer for those young teenage girls!

Beautiful lashes makes a great look period!

So why not color those lashes up with Sephora’s favorites LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler.

Dare to be beautiful~


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