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This Month’s Best Beauty Buys, by Marie Claire!

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SPACE FACE
I’m hooked on the ethereal, soft-focus finish of La Mer Treatment Powder Foundation, $90. Fittingly, its base ingredient is Airgel, a literally weightless material used by NASA.

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GOLDEN GIRLS
To soften the edgiest makeup looks, Lancome’s Aaron De May cleverly borrows a stroke from Renaissance painters, highlighting faces with gold—on cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow, or center of eyelids (my personal fave). Best gilty pleasures: Lancôme Poudre Liberté Highlighting Powder, $40, Sensai The Lipstick by Kanebo, $55, and Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Gold Emulsion, $36.

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DOUBLE HEADER
Ouidad Double Detangler, $24, is designed to gently unfurl ringlets. But I found it also effortlessly rakes deep conditioner through my long straight hair, pre-swim, making it my new beach-bag staple.

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RED EYE
Runway Dorothy-worthy ruby eyeshadow, sparkling up models’ lids at Prada.
Reality Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Red Iron mascara, $28, and palette, $58, serving up vibrant yet flattering crimson shades that most of us can pull off (seriously). The exception: pale blondes (you’ll want to avoid the albino bunny look).

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THE BIG APPLES
My beauty crutch: heaps of blush. But fall’s high-drama eyes and shockingly bold lips demand a lighter touch. For a featherweight fix, Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint, $9.99, serves up just the right dewy dose.

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NEW from Marc Jacobs: LOLA

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Two years ago, Marc Jacobs launched the wildly successful Daisy.  I love Daisy, it’s such a great scent.  I never actually splurged on buying it – but everytime I go to a Sephora – or Macy’s I definitely spray it on.

I was recently sent a sample of Marc Jacobs LOLA (in quite possibly the cutest packaging I’ve ever seen) and immediately I want to claim this scent as my own.   It is so ME! I wonder if everyone will feel this way. It’s just the best scent ever, probably one of – if not the one favorite perfume I’ve ever smelled.

Those that follow this site probably know that I never really review many fragrances, because I’m so darn picky.  But this scent is amazing. It’s so unbelievably intoxicating – that’s a great way to put it.  When it’s released – you need to go check it out.  See for yourself.  You won’t be sorry!

LOLA is a warm floral bouquet – irresistibly alluring, vividly tempting. The fragrance is an intoxicating swirl of rich layers, wrapping the skin in sensuous florals blooming with a signature of the fuschia peony.

LOLA sparkles with fruity topnotes of delectable bright pink peppercorn, seductive pear d’anjou and succulent ruby red grapefruit. The ultra-feminine heart is highlighted by the lavish dischia peony with soft touches of rose and geranium.

The base lingers on skin exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

“Where Daisy is more innocent and sweet, Lola is more sensual — the name conjures up a flirtatious, warm spirit,” Jacobs told WWD.

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THE COLLECTION

EAU DE PARFUM

LOLA Marc Jacobs  Eau de Parfum is a warm floral bouquet. It is playfully alluring and irresistibly tempting. The captivating heart of the fragrance blooms with luscious fuschia peony.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de parfum: SRP $65 / 1.7 fl. oz / 50 mL
$85 / 4 fl. oz / 100 mL

SENSUAL BODY LOTION

A luxurious yet lightweight lotion that delicately envelops the body in moisture, LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion leaves skin soft, smooth and sensuously fragrant.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion: SRP $45 / 5.1 fl. oz. / 150 mL


SILKY SHOWER GEL

Creating a rich, moisturizing lather that gently cleanses and refreshes, LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel leaves the skin dewy, renewed and lightly scented.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel: SRP $40 / 1 fl. oz. / 150 mL

LUXURIOUS BODY CREAM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream is the ultimate indulgence for bare skin. A rich, all-over body cream that lavishly moisturizes and envelops the skin in pure luxury, it leaves skin silky, radiant and veiled in sensuous scent.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream: SRP $50 / 4.9 oz / 140 g

Available August 2009 exclusively at Bloomingdales and September 2009 at select specialty retailers nationwide.

LIMITED EDITION: Estee Lauder’s Sensuous, Touch-On Solid Perfume

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When I got this little trinket in the mail the other day, I got so stinking excited! It’s so cute, and so fun! It comes in this adorable little purple satin clutch – which you can use for lots of other things if you wanted to.  It’s a really cute pendant that you can wear with so many different things! It can be either dressy or casual, and it’s cute as can be! You open it up – as you would a locket, and inside is this amazing solid perfume! Sensuous by Estee Lauder is a great scent. It’s perfect for summer/fall, and it’s fun to try something different with my fragrances. I love it!

A strikingly sophisticated way to enjoy this luminous fragrance.

Set apart by its rose gold tone and elegant fluted design, this unique compact can be caressed in your hand or worn as a pendant with the included silken cord.

A Collectible Treasure

  • Arrives in an elegant presentation box.
  • Includes a velvety pouch to keep the compact safe.

The Perfect Size. Approximate dimensions: 1‑7/8″ circumference x 3/8″ thick.

Estée Lauder Sensuous
A modern new definition of sensuality. Confident and elegant.

A rich core of Molten Woods and Amber, surrounded by atmospheric florals, warmed by a hint of Pepper and a touch of Honey.

Estée Lauder Sensuous.
Every woman wears it her way.

Fragrance Type: Woody Amber

Key Notes
This fragrance redefines the traditional fragrance structure of Top, Middle and Base notes. Instead, a Warm core is surrounded by Feminine, Luminous notes.

Warm

  • Molten Woods
  • Amber

Feminine

  • Jasmine
  • Ghost Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Ylang

Luminous

  • Black Pepper
  • Sandalwood
  • Honey
  • Mandarin Orange Pulp

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“Twilight” Star Ashley Greene Wears Lancôme!‏

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Lancôme makeup artist Darais worked with Ashley Greene for Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Female party at the W hotel in Los Angeles. Read on to find out how Darais created Ashley’s young, fresh look.

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Ashley has the most gorgeous skin so Darais played up her eyes, cheeks and lips. He used Lancôme’s Color Design Liberty Palette in Nude Elegance (NEW from our fall color collection Declaring Indigo) and then applied Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl in Black Coffee to the upper lash line to make Ashley’s eyes pop. Darais added some color to the cheeks with Lancôme Blush Subtil in Miel Glacé. To create her soft coral colored pout, Darais used Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Solaire. Long, beautiful lashes are all the rage right now so Darais mixed a few Shu Uemura faux-lashes with Ashley’s natural lashes and then applied Lancôme Ôscillation Powerbooster to condition and strengthen the lashes. To finish the look, he coated Ashley’s lashes with several coats of Lancôme’s NEW mascara Hypnôse Drama (which goes on sale tomorrow exclusively at Sephora).