Total Beauty Web Tour

The best posts of the week from my fellow Total Beauty members:
The Makeup Divasreviews and shares photos of Mac’s Sonic Chic Mineralize Blushes in Dainty and Merrily.

Tink at Casual Lavish explores other color options for Chanel Rodeo Drive nail polish.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is having a fabulous giveaway of Marini Lash! Be sure to enter, and long lush lashes could be yours!

At Bare Budget Beauty, Jenn compares MAC Tendertones and the new L’Oreal HiP Jelly Balms! Which one do you think will win?

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Weekend Reads from the Beauty Blog Network

Gals, I’m off to Fire Island this weekend. Don’t fret though, because I have LOTS of beauty reading recommendations:
Come see what baked eye shadows The Makeup Divas are loving!

A Touch of Blusher enjoys using Dior’s Cleansing Gelee.

Beauty Anonymous likes the smoky blacks and copper bronzes of Shu Uemura Fall 2008 Makeup Collection.

Lilan from The Daily Cookie gives you tips on how to get Shanna Moakler’s teal-eyed look with CoverGirl’s new Eye Enhancers shadows!

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MAC Lustre Twins

Not just lip service, we nailed it too! Nine new shades of Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour with new sheer-pigment top coats, and three Nail Lacquer partners with a sheen never before seen. Glossed over a base that offers more long-life hours, and a super-scintillating sexual power! Lustre Twins can’t live without each other. Codependent couture colour and shine is here.

Prolongwear Lustre Extentions
Pink Air/White Top
Lustre Light pink with pearl
Top Coat Clear white with red and pink (lustre)
Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush
Lustre Clean bright pink coral with gold pearl
Top Coat Yellow pink with gold pearl (lustre)
Custom Rose/Pink Virtue
Lustre Berry plum with pearl
Top Coat Light blue pink with silver pearl (lustre)
Gypsy Shimmer It
Lustre Berry red with gold pearl
Top Coat White gold with multicoloured pearl (lustre)
Boss and Ready/Slave to Pink
Lustre Chocolate bronze with pearl
Top Coat Champagne neutral with pearl (lustre)
Red Flame/Orange Flicker
Lustre Intense bright yellow red
Top Coat Bright yellow red with gold pearl (lustre)
Red Reflection/Mirror
Lustre Deep berry magenta with pearl
Top Coat Clear with white pearl (lustre)
Coco Lust/Sweet Sexy
Lustre Deep red brown
Top Coat Copper brown with gold pearl (lustre)
Alta Moda/Hip Love
Lustre Deep blackend red
Top Coat Deep plum with red pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN

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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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