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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why I am trading MAC for Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Iridescent Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold (10)



I have been using MAC products since they day they appeared. Even when my favorite color was discontinued I kept loyal. When Sephora partnered with Make Up For Ever and created the studio boutiques, I decided to give them a try.

First I traded in my Studio Fix powder Foundation for Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Foundation. Make Up For Ever's formula had a better color match to my skin, but it is more expensive, $32 for .35 oz. vs. $26 for .52 oz..

Make Up For Ever eyeshadow is great. It comes in high pigment, bright colors that layers and blends easily. Yellow Gold (right) can be a subtle yellow or a deep gold. The price seems high at $19, but you double that of a MAC shadow that costs $14.50.

Make Up For Ever was created by artist Danny Sans in Paris, France, where it is still made. It was  designed so the actors and models in Paris could apply it themselves. Visit the Make Up For Ever Boutique in the Venetian and choose from their menu of services, eyes, face, lashes. A lesson and color match is free with purchase. You can even stop by before a night out and get one of over 70 lashes applied.

MAC has been focusing on selling new collections (like their parent company Estee' Lauder) instead of creating great looks for their clients. Give Make Up For Ever a try, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free bare Minerals sample for Beauty Insiders right now at Sephora

Members of Sephora's Beauty Insiders club can get a free deluxe sample of Bare Escentuals bare Minerals with any purchase, online or in stores.  The sample includes a .15 fl.oz. sample of Prime Time foundation primer, .10 oz. matte of original bare minerals foundation (available in 7 shades) and a mini kabuki brush. To get the sample, become a beauty insider and use coupon codes BARETRIO for original and MATTETRIO for matte at Sephora.com. No codes are needed in store and an associate can color match you.

Bare Escentuals bare Minerals sample (lipstick to show scale)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sephora and OPI to launch new "Glee" collection in February

The "Sephora by OPI goes Gleek Chic" collection will be in Sephora stores on February 3rd. The collection will include ten limited edition nail colour shades and three print nail design appliques inspired by GLEE. The launch will coincide with the Valentine's Day episode of GLEE on February 8th. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rain Cosmetics launches new glosses

A great value right now at $18, and buy one get one free. Just become a fan at Rain's Facebook page and get the promo code. If you are not in Las Vegas (or even if you are) - take advantage of the free shipping too!