YSL’s Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick is now available!

Yves Saint Laurent‘s newest lip product is now in stores! The company just released its new lip formula, Volupte Sheer Candy lipsticks, and they arrived at Sephora locations and Sephora.com nationwide yesterday. Available in six sugary shades, the $30 lipsticks give the hydration of a lip balm with the shine and color payoff of a gloss. The lightweight formula and summery mango scent make the product ideal for the warmer months ahead.

OMG I want them all! Mango scent? Love it!

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KeSARI BEAUTY LAUNCHES THE TRIPHALA RADIANCE COLLECTION

Indian beauty rituals are the most coveted –yet least talked about –global traditions. India is the #1 exporter of hair, yet Indian hair care is not practiced around the world. KeSARI Beauty is a new product line formulated with time-honored, Indian extracts and modernized for today’s beauty rituals, including the Indian Hair Oil Serum with Saffron, Sea Buckthorn Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, and the Indian Clay Masque, based off of Indian bridal rituals. The complete KeSARI Beauty collection is available on HSN.com and on air on HSN next Thursday, May 12th.

KeSARI BEAUTY LAUNCHES THE TRIPHALA RADIANCE COLLECTION

KeSARI, a new skin care line inspired by India’s natural healing ingredients and ancient traditions, announces its first complete product collection, Triphala Radiance. Comprised of the Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque, Triphala Radiance Firming Serum, Dark Circle Brightening Eye Cream and a Indian Oil Hair Serum, all four products are formulated with time-honored, Indian extracts and modernized for today’s beauty rituals. The Triphala Radiance Collection launches on HSN and HSN.com on May 12th, 2011.

India, a land of inspiration, fantasy, color, beauty and mystique, is home to an estimated 13,000 plant species, 18 official languages, and over 1000 dialects. A culture based on spirituality and serenity, India embraces the intricate practices of beauty with ancient and sacred traditions that continue to guide the rituals of daily life. KeSARI modernizes ancient traditions to create a beauty product that women can use as a daily ritual for beautiful, radiant skin and hair. Inspired by eastern beauty methods, KeSARI ingredients have been advanced to create the most efficacious firming products available:

Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque with Triphala Radiance Complex
$29.50/6 oz

Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque is KeSARI’s crown jewel of the Indian bridal tradition. Minimize the appearance of pores and renew skin’s brilliance with this unique facial masque. Featuring Triphala Radiance™ complex, Saffron, Indian clay, Kokum Butter, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic Acid; this masque deep-cleans, minimizes the appearance of pores, and moisturizes the skin. The result is an unparalleled glow and radiance.

Triphala Radiance Firming Serum
$49.50/1.7 oz

Triphala Radiance Firming Serum is comprised of three transforming herbal extracts Amla, Bibitaki and Haritaki, that fuse together to replenish and reawaken skin, imparting pure and natural radiance. Triphala is the ultimate remedy, enhancing skin clarity and bringing dull, tired skin to life.

Dark Circle Brightening Cream with Triphala Radiance™ and Eyeseryl® for Puffy Eyes
$37.90/ 15 ml

Counteract three prime signs of aging around the eye area—moisture loss, reduction of elasticity, and free radical damage—with the beauty secrets of India for a well-rested look. A unique combination of Indian Botanicals, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins C and K1, and Chamomile results in smoother, brighter, and firmer-looking skin for your complete eye area.

Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex
$31.50 /4.4oz

Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex is a remarkably light serum that conditions hair by combining the most efficacious extracts from the Indian hair care tradition. Formulated with Saffron, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and vitamin E, this serum helps hair achieve revitalization, lasting frizz reduction and incomparable luminescence. Leaving hair silky, soft, and manageable, it’s perfect for all hair types, and is safe for everyday use.

KeSARI means Saffron in Hindi. The expensive and potent natural resource is known as the Spice of the Gods and has been used in Indian beauty rituals for centuries to firm and smooth dry skin. Coming from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound. One ounce of saffron is literally worth its weight in gold.

All products available on www.HSN.com

KeSARI, a ritual of beauty. Uniting 5,000 years of ancient wisdom from India with modern science.


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Get the Look: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton Bridal Beauty

WHO: Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton

WHAT: It was a modern fairy tale, when a radiant Kate Middleton dressed in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wed Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London. Her makeup was elegant yet clean, highlighting her natural beauty.

WHEN: Friday, April 29th 2011

HOW TO:
To capture her majestic look, Revlon recommends the following products:

FACE:
Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatious A botanical-based cream formula with natural, skin-enhancing ingredients – including green tea extract, gingko, biloba, ginseng, and grape seed extract protects and heals as it adds radiant color ($9.75)
Revlon ColorStay Makeup (Foundation)- Loose powder that holds the healthy, hydrating benefits of coconut water for luminous skin with a smoother texture ($13.99)

EYE:
ColorStay Liner in Black Brown- offers precise definition with ability to apply a thin of a thick line that will stay for up to 16 hours ($7.39)
GrowLuscious Mascara Waterproof in Black- Helps lashes look instantly longer and lusher as the formula helps lashes grow stronger with each use ($7.49)
Revlon CustomEyes Shadow in Sweet Innoncence – The silky, lightweight formula containing jojoba and shea butter glides effortlessly on lids and blends easily to offer the greatest versatility to achieve any desired look. ($8.99)

LIPS:
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Petal – Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick- Elasticolor™ technology distributes rich color pigments evenly over lips and allows the formula to move comfortably with lips – like a second skin ($8.99)
ColorBurst Lipgloss in Rosegold- Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss uses Elasticolor™ technology to distribute rich color pigments evenly over lips while conditioning and improving the texture with moisturizers and antioxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E ($7.99)

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: www.revlon.com


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Winner announced

Congratulations to our winner Heather!

Such a fun and interesting read! This is the perfect book for sitting on the beach or poolside, not only fun but educational. The right perfume can make people think you lost weight!!! I need to find that perfume and a nice cupcake. Good luck on this great contest!

About the book
Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

Based on the blog at TheBeautyBrains.com, this informative book cuts through the confusing, misleading, and sometimes false information that beauty companies bombard consumers with and provides scientific answers to hundreds of questions about cosmetics.

Official Links
http://thebeautybrains.com

http://twitter.com/thebeautybrains

About The Beauty Brains
The Beauty Brains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetic companies including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. Perry Romanowski, the public face of the Brains, has spent the past 18 years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. He is also the coauthor of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, an introductory textbook of beauty science.

TEN TRUTHS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR COSMETICS:
1. Curling Shampoos Don’t Work!
2. Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.
3. While brushing your hair does temporarily help distribute natural oils, in the long run brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.
4. There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.
5. Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.
6. Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!
7. There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating, while deodorant just masks the odor.
8. No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger, but you can do things to improve their condition.
9. Urea is found in cosmetics, but it does not come from urine!
10. Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.

To find out the details to all of the above truths (and dozens more!) pick up a copy of CAN YOU GET HOOKED ON LIP BALM? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions, and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day.

Available at these fine stores:
Amazon
Indigo
Barnes & Noble
Borders
Books-A-Milllion
Indiebound
Walmart

Contest:

* There will be 1 winner.
* 1 Winners will win a $25 Sephora gift card and a copy of “Can you get hooked on Lip Balm?”!
* To enter tell us your first fragrance purchase. Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
* Contest runs Friday, 4/29/11 to Friday, 5/06/11
* US and Canadian residents .
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

Sample & Prizing courtesy of Harlequin

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian mailing addresses only


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