MAC Starflash

MAC Starflash: Shades for a smooth, creamy, cushiony life, jet-milled with an eye for ultimate luxury, beyond-Tinseltown-chic. But it takes two: Combine with Raven, Feline, Orpheus, or Mystery Kohl Power Eye Pencil for the double-wattage impact that will take you to the new stylesphere!

Starflash Eye Shadow
Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold (frost)
Grand Entrance Frosty neutral peach beige
Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper (frost)
Sunset B. Frosty clean mid-tone pink (frost)
Lotusland Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl (frost)
Talent Pool Frosty blue green with gold pearl (frost)
Mink & Sable Frosty olive green (frost)
Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupe (frost)
Go Frosted bronze (frost)
Glamour Check! Frosty reddish brown
Top Hat Frosty dirty indigo (frost)
Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

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MAC Cult of Cherry

The Cult of Cherry is luscious, dramatic, undeniably eroticized. Ripened lips, Spiced Hot Chocolate eyes or Illegal Purple nails, combine to seduce with a sweet-and-shock, way-to-go dark. Separates the bitter from the sweet. This drama just gets more delicious.

Crème Cerise Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
Lightly Ripe Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
Russian Red Intense bluish red (matte)
“O” Intense purplish red with metallic gold (frost)
So Scarlet Clean grape burgundy (amplified)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

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Sonia Kashuk Blue Meanie-Blue Blending Sponge

When you use as many beauty products and paraphernalia as I do, you have to draw the line at certain items (for day-to-day makeup – I use EVERYTHING on occasion). I draw my line at powder, toner, and sponges for application. But I’m changing my opinion about the last item in that lineup of late. Sonia Kashuk’s Blending Sponge ($9) boasts a delightfully modern shape, yet delivers, AND comes in the most gorge shade of blue meanie-blue. (I spent a LOT of time watching The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine growing up.) Is the color not a perf match?

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Which Celebs are Rocking Dior Makeup?

Just got word from Dior about which celebs are loving Dior makeup this summer.

Gossip Girl makeup artist Amy Tagliamonti-Johnston frequently uses Dior Beauty products on young stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Taylor Momsen. Favorites include: Capture Totale Fondation, DiorBronze Matte
Bronzing Powder SPF 20 (pictured), DiorShow Mascara in Black, 5-Color Eyeshadow in
Tender Chic, Incognito and Pink Idol and Dior Waterproof Eyeliner in all

Over on the set for Lipstick Jungle, makeup artist Sheri Kornhaber has been using tons of Dior on the show’s female stars, including the Beige Velvet
#127 shade of Dior Ultra-Gloss Reflect on Kim Raver for Episode 4 and Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Coral Lame #337 (pictured) on Lindsay Price.

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Weekly Phenom List: Last Week of July

LORAC Double Feature Concealer ($24): I initially saw the rollerball applicator and thought, well how’s that going to work? The answer is PERFECTLY. It’s so much better than that old “use the pad of your ring finger to blend lightly” trick. It blends makeup expertly – not so much that it removes it, not too little so that you’re all smeary. As if that’s not phenom enough, the other side houses a gorge little moisture-rich highlighter to brighten up your under eye area and cheekbones. Genius!

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Glow-y Days Week: Full Body Spray Tan at Haven

Morning, dolls!

Sometimes you just don’t want to do it your damn self. It’s hard to get your back tan when you are your own tan technician. Maybe you have a beach vaca coming up or a special event that will render you unimpressive if you show up your natural hue of pale. I don’t know. I can’t begin to guess. But I had a girls’ vaca in Montauk planned for this past weekend with friends of mine who are sun WORSHIPERS. While they’ve been rocking oil and soaking up every weekend ray of sun, I’ve been inside in the AC being smug about my future young-looking skin and being efficient with my time. Yes, I self-tan a couple times a week, but I by no means was looking dark. And, as a result of a busy week, I hadn’t even had time to self-tan. Quelle horreur, girls.

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New from Benefit: b spot

Benefit introduces its new scent, b spot, ($38) a delightfully fruity mix of mango, freesia, peony, amber & sandalwood. Apply it inside the wrist, the decolletage, the bend of the elbow, behind the knee or the inner curve of the ankle. Don’t forget to refer to the sexy “body map” on the packaging to find your b spot. Receive a special gift at the locations indicated on the invite (left – click to enlarge) when you spend $65+. Yay!

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Diptyque Sample Sale!

If you’re in NYC this week, Chic French perfumer Diptyque is selling all of its discontinued merchandise (candles, room sprays, eaux de toilette, soaps, gels, etc.) at discounts of 50% to 90% off.

Wednesday, July 30 through Friday, July 31, 10 AM–5 PM
Friday, August 1, 10 AM–3 PM
11 E. 26th St., Ste. 600, between Madison and Fifth Aves.
Cash and credit cards accepted; no checks, no returns.

Happy shopping!

Glow-y Days Week: Self-Tanner for Sahara-Skinned Soubrettes

Terracotta Sunless Smoothing Self-Tanning Emulsion ($50): A dream of a cream that imparts a bronze glow and a lot of moisture. Enriched with 100% natural Moroccan Argan Oil, this lotiony balm feels more like a body cream than a dehydrating, scale-producing self-tanner. Most are so drying and require an ample application of thick body butter to knees, heels, and elbows first. Not this one. One application yields a gorge, light copper shade that you can build upon by reapplying daily, or maintain a natural glow with less frequent use. It dries fairly quickly, there’s low DHA smell, and NO streaks. A tan will develop in about three hours.

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Ôscillation: Available on July 31st Only at Select Lancôme Locations

A limited first-edition supply of Ôscillation ($34), the first vibrating mascara from Lancôme, will be available ONE DAY ONLY – Thursday, July 31st – at select Lancôme locations. Product will not be available again until the fall, when the national launch of Ôscillation takes place.

Here’s where you can buy it (while supplies last):

Online: Lancô and

Atlanta: Macy’s at the Lenox Square Mall
Brea: The Lancôme Boutique at the Brea Mall
Costa Mesa: Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza
Chicago: Macy’s on State Street and Bon-Ton at the Yorktown Mall
Dallas: Dillard’s and the Lancôme Boutique at NorthPark Center
Houston: Neiman Marcus at the Galleria
Miami: Macy’s at the Dadeland Mall
Manhattan: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s Herald Square and the Lancôme boutique on Columbus Avenue
San Francisco: Macy’s Union Square
Santa Clara: The Lancôme Boutique at the Valley Fair Mall
Short Hills: The Lancôme Boutique at the Short Hills Mall

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