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Fall 2010 Top Ten Beauty Trends!

Want to know what trends will be hot this Fall? Everything from red lips to the latest hair trends, Allure Magazine is bringing us the hottest trends for Fall 2010!

#1 – Red Lips: “Red lips make you feel powerful,” said makeup artist Tom Pecheux at the Yves Saint Laurent show. At some shows the color was glossy and bright, but more often it was deep and velvety.

TRICK OF THE TRADE: For a softer look, makeup artist Pat McGrath applies the color just in the center of the lips, then spreads it over the mouth with her finger so there are no hard edges.

#2 – Crazy Shadow: “Inspired by David Bowie and ’80s club kids, the eye makeup was kooky at times. The pros brushed on red, orange, violet, and yellow shades—and even glitter—and blended the shadow beyond the outer corners of the eyes to give them an elongated shape.

TRICK OF THE TRADE: To add just a little edginess, draw black pencil along the upper lashes, then trace a line of brightly colored shimmery shadow above it.

#3 Hot Buns: With so many high collars on the runways, the hair was often swept into a chignon. Some were slick and masculine; others looked as if they had been gathered without a glance in the mirror.

#4 Dark Eyes: The toughest makeup look for fall: eyes loaded with black shadow and liner, often with glittery blue, brown, or gunmetal on the lids.

TRICK OF THE TRADE: With thick black liner, makeup artist Peter Philips often skips mascara. “Leaving the lashes bare looks less retro.”

TRICK OF THE TRADE: At D&G, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman placed the low bun off-center so it wasn’t too “ballerina.”

#5 Rough Waves: When the hair was worn down, the pros used a curling iron to create tousled, but not bed-head-y, waves. “With the graphic eye makeup, casual waves help to keep the look young,” said hairstylist Sam McKnight at Chanel.

TRICK OF THE TRADE: To create the wavy style at Chanel, McKnight wrapped sections of hair loosely around a large-barrel curling iron and held them there for only a second, then brushed through the curls once they’d cooled to relax them a bit.

Continue reading to find out #’s 6-10 are!

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Philosophy windows to the soul palettes

I just had a chance to try a sample of the windows to the soul palettes from philosophy. The colors are very vibrant and with my eyeshadow base stayed put all day. With the range of shades its easy to create a day or night look or bring the palette with you and with a few sweeps turn your day to a night look.  The palette also has a great slate eyeliner color, and a double ended brush for easy application.

philosophy windows to the soul eye palette

the eyes are the windows to the soul, and now they have it all with an abundance of silky, natural colors. the supernatural windows to the soul is an all-in-one eye color kit featuring three perfect shades of silky, fade-resistant mineral powders for lid, crease and shimmer effect, plus a long-wearing, wet-to-dry powder liner for quick definition and an easy finish. the results are naturally-defined, beautiful eyes that reveal your inner beauty. the kit also includes a shadow brush and liner brush for easy artistry, and a built-in mirror for application on the go. love the way you look.


New self tanner from Too Faced!

I never thought about using a lip bronzer…hmm, I’d be interested to try it! Have any of you tried it?

Tanning Bed In A Tube & Snow Bunny Lip Bronzer ($40 Value) is an instant bronzer and gradual self tanner paired with a golden-based Lip Bronzer that bestows a sunkissed glow.

Throw away those tanning goggles and say good-bye to sun damaged skin with Too Faced’s wonder lotion that adds an instant bronze glow with gradual sunless tanner to give you that “just back from the Caribbean” sex appeal. Use daily to build your sunless tan and keep your body in bikini shape all year long! It won’t streak or rub off onto clothing. Also, get a Too Faced Lip Bronzer, which is based on the brand’s best-selling bronzers and is a new take on “The Natural Lip.” Each tube contains Vitamin E, tropical flavors, and two shimmering shades of sheer gloss that blend to create the perfect golden-based, beach-time pout. The deliciously scented and silky-smooth formula is semi-sheer and contains a hydrating blend of Vitamin E and skin-soothing essential oils.

$21.50 – BUY IT HERE!

White Heat!!!

n honor of the upcoming launch of White Heat, the newest book from New York Times Bestselling author, Brenda Novak,check out the new “White Heat” Lip Gloss from Three Custom Color Specialists.

This gloss is like buttah! I have a bad habit of licking or biting my lips while I work which can leave them pretty dry. I was so excited to try Three Custom Colors White Heat lip gloss and was not let down. The gloss is so emollient my lips felt smooth and hydrated for hours and had the perfect hint of color. All the shine with no stickiness this has to be one of my favorite lip glosses ever.

Introducing WHITE HEAT LIP GLOSS ($21.50; available at, a sheer and sexy hot pink gloss with silver-white and opalescent shimmer. Launching July 27th in conjunction with the release of Brenda Novak’s new novel of the same name, the first 50 online customers to purchase the gloss will receive a special gift; a free autographed copy of White Heat.

I love this book, the perfect summer companion White Heat is a great romantic thriller. I have always been so curious about cults and White Heat is based on two security contractors that go undercover into a religious cult based in Paradise, Arizona.  The story is so well written the characters and storyline completely drew me in. If you are looking for something to read by the pool or a great book for vacation check out White Heat.

Check out Brenda Novak’s website to see more about her books and check out her Twitter launch party for White Heat Wednesday, August 4th.

Brenda Novak’s White Heat
A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet—and in the bed—of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They’ve already tried to murder one woman and they’re implicated in the disappearance of another.
Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It’s a challenge he welcomes—until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop will be going undercover with him. Thanks to their shared history, he’d much rather go alone….

The problem is, only married couples can participate in cult rituals. So, like it or not—and they don’t—Rachel and Nate must pretend to be husband and wife.

There’s no choice. Because if Wycliff isn’t exposed, if he isn’t stopped, more people will die. And Rachel might be one of them.