Archive: Eyes

New! Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

I adore Too Faced on top of super chic packaging the makeup is perfection. I can’t wait to try the new Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eyeshadow Kit. I love the colors, the soft pink and beige’s are perfect for date night with your man or adding a little glam for a night on the town. The kit also includes 3 look cards to complete the perfect soft and sexy eye.

You already fell in love with the Natural Eye Kit and got glam with the Smokey Eye Kit – now it’s time to get naked with the newest addition to the Too Faced eye kit franchise! The Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection has officially pre-launched on Sephora.com.

Part of the Fall 2010 Collection (in stores this August), this collection of nine essential matte neutrals and soft shimmers has everything you need to look like you rolled out of bed flawless. It also includes Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino’s step-by-step instruction cards to show you how to create the perfect naked eye look for any occasion.

The Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection retails for $35 and is available at Sephora.com.

Expert: Don’t test the makeup!!

Stop! Don’t touch that lipstick! And forget about the foundation, the moisturizer and the mascara.

A two-year study of makeup testers detected the presence of strep, staph and E. coli bacteria as well as traces of the cold-sore virus herpes, and viral conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

The study, by Elizabeth Brooks, M.D., of Jefferson Medical Center, was conducted when she was on the faculty of Rowan University in New Jersey. Brooks focused on testers in drug and department stores; she and her researchers took samples on Saturdays, the highest-traffic day in those stores.

And how the germs and viruses get there is pretty gross. “E. coli equals feces, ” Brooks said to The Los Angeles Times. “That means someone went to the bathroom, didn’t wash their hands and then stuck their fingers in that moisturizer.” E. coli, often associated with food poisoning, causes cramps and diarrhea and can be fatal.

While it’s a fairly safe bet that no one has ever died from a makeup sample, the federal Food and Drug Administration does warn consumers of the “risk of contamination” from public makeup testers.

If you want to reduce the risk, the Times recommends, using single-use cotton swabs or disposable makeup applicators—but never shared brushes. (Actually, it’s not a good idea to swap makeup or makeup applicators even with your best friends. No offense or anything.)

The safest action of all, though, is to never sample cosmetics at all. And while that may seem unreasonable (you’ll probably end up with a few lipsticks you’ll never use), the possible alternatives – from E. coli to herpes – are much worse. (The Los Angeles Times via Betty Confidential)

Tip: Shop at Sephora! If you don’t like the product, you can return it for a full refund! You won’t need to sample!

Introducing Lorac’s new Limited Edition Hollywood Insider Collection!

We wanted to make sure you knew about the latest value set from LORAC – the HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION! Available exclusively at Sephora to BEAUTY INSIDER MEMBERS ONLY, LORAC’s HOLLYWOOD INSIDER COLLECTION contains this season’s must-have beauty essentials hand-picked from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Carol Shaw. The limited-edition set features five full-sized products for ONLY $39.50 (with a $142 value!) and includes:

• Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
• Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
• Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/ Bronze
• Special Effects Conditioning Primer/Defining & Lengthening Mascara
• Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

Don’t miss out on your all-access pass to Red Carpet beauty! Be sure to scoop it up while supplies last – it’s only available at Sephora now and sephora.com (starting 4/20) until May 12th!


HOT NEW PRODUCTS!

Here are some of the hottest new products to hit the market!  I need to make a trip to Sephora, these bad boys are calling my name!

Natural Lip Stain with LipSurgence™ Technology by Tarte is a natural lip stain that is clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.

After 10 years the wait is finally over. These much-anticipated natural lip stains are an extension to the best-selling and award-winning cheek stains. Just like the iconic cheek stains, each emotive, peppermint-infused shade smoothly glides on lips for a natural flush that will stay all day. So say goodbye to reapplying your lip color throughout the day and say hello to a gorgeous pop of color and hydration that lasts.

The old meets the new with the infusion of our high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology which is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. Like the cheek stains, each shade of these natural lip stains will leave a natural hint of tint that will last throughout the day. These shades are great to wear alone or pair with your favorite tarte lipgloss. This product is free from gluten, animal testing, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, MEA/ DEA/ TEA.

$24.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Perfetto Eyeliner by tokidoki is a waterproof liquid liner with a unique, innovative chisel tip for optimal precision.

Channel your inner artist with this quick-drying liner pen, available in eight bold shades. Use it to expertly line the eyes or to create a temporary tattoo on the skin.

The formula comes off easily with makeup remover.

$16.00 – BUY IT HERE!

NEW FROM PHILOSOPHY! Field of Flowers™ Set

A body lotion and spray fragrance gift set for mother’s day.

Nurture a special woman in your life with Field of Flowers ultra-rich Body Lotion and Spray Fragrance gift set, created exclusively for Mother’s Day. Field of Flowers is the fresh, floral scent of peony, created to make a woman feel positively lovely throughout the day. The luxurious body lotion moisturizes, softens, and conditions dry skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and extremely touchable. Layer this fresh, floral fragrance for a delicate, classic experience.

This set contains:
- 8 oz Body Lotion
- 2 oz Spray Fragrance

$35.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Modern Flower Mini Collection by Sephora is a GORGEOUS springtime quartet of petite nail polishes.

This ensemble is inspired by simple, dramatic blossoms like the elegant Calla Lily, exotic orchid, and vibrant iris. These iconic flowers, in their most colorful forms, have been artistically re-imagined into this bouquet of spring shades that will have your fingertips flourishing with sophisticated color.

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.125 oz Mini Nail Colours in Handpicked for Me, It’s Bouquet with Me, Iris I was Thinner, Leaf Him at the Altar

Sephora by OPI combines the quality and color expertise of OPI, the world leader in professional nail color, with Sephora’s reputation for the latest in beauty and sophistication. Put the final touch on fingertips and toes with these top-quality formulas that continue the OPI legacy of excellence. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

$18.00 (for 4, that’s not bad!) BUY IT HERE!

Cream Eye Liner Palette by Smashbox is a mirrored, slim-line palette that holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush.

This convenient mirrored palette holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush. A cult favorite, this liner provides totally customizable eye definition that doesn’t flake, run, or tug. The mistake-proof formula glides on effortlessly for the ultimate control and comfort and is capable of creating elegantly defined lines or a smoky, sultry look.

$32.00 – BUY IT HERE! I know $32 seems like a lot for this, but I actually have a cream eye liner palette from them in a different shade, and it has lasted me SO LONG. It’s definitely worth the $32!