China Glaze Metro Collection for Fall 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review – Part I

China Glaze Metro is the new 12 piece nail collection for fall 2011. It’s inspired by city loving celebrities and spans quite a range of colors and finishes.

Metro is divided into two mini collections called Uptown and Downtown (Uptown includes CG In The City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren and Street Chic and Brownstone and Downtown includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic). I decided to post my swatches in a different order though. :)

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The Lipstick League’s Weekend Posts

Question of the week: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a beauty product?

My answer: For just one little product off the top of my head that would probably be Clarins 230 Le Vernis, which I bought on eBay for $55.00

Lipglossiping – champions the Brit pack with a couple of purchases from Mary Quant Cosmetics, ironically… made in Japan!

Nouveau Cheap – There’s a surprising little twist to the new Wet n Wild Juicy Lip Balms. What could it be?

Orange to LA – has been smitten with another blush, this time it is Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric #5 Raspberry. Find out if you need this blush in your collection!

Pink Sith – has pictures and swatches of the Nordstrom Annual Sale EXCLUSIVE Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Tourbillon. Something to add to your shopping list!

Phyrra – has an awesome Vampirella liner tutorial for you! Continue reading »

Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Eye Smokifier Swatches, Photos & Review

Avon Professional Eye Smokifier

Did you know that Jillian Dempsey, wife of actor Patrick Dempsey, is a makeup artist? Well now you do!

Jillian has been working with Avon as their Global Creative Color Director and Celebrity Makeup Artist and has a couple new products out.

The Professional Eye Smokifier is a powdered eyeliner that comes in a tube with a soft sponge-tipped applicator.

It currently comes in four colors including Very Black, Khaki, Bronze and Blue Grey.

I for one like the idea behind this because you don’t have to worry about eyeliner perfection as you would for a liquid or gel liner. This is meant to give you a smokey, non-precise line rather than something more harsh. Hence it’s easier to use and get the hang of!

Avon Professional Eye Smokifier 2

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MAC Me Over Collection Fall 2011 Preview

THIS SEASON, OUR MOST EPIC CASTING CALL EVER, AN ONLINE CONTEST WITH THOUSANDS OF HOPEFULS SUBMITTING

A PHOTO OR VIDEO, EACH ASKED TO FINISH THIS STATEMENT: M·A·C ME OVER! BECAUSE….JAMES GAGER, M·A·C’S SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PICKED SIX STARS WHO BEST EXPRESS THE M·A·C ME OVER! MOTTO – STYLE, HEART AND SOUL – TO BE THE FACE OF M·A·C FALL COLOUR AROUND THE WORLD. A THREE-PART COLLECTION EACH CREATING A DIFFERENT LOOK: THE FIRST FEATURES OUR ARTISTS’ FAVOURITE NUDES AND PINKS, INCLUDING CLASSICS AND NEW LIMITED-LIFE SHADES; THE OTHER TWO GO BOLD, ONE WITH THE SEASON’S OF-THE-MOMENT SHADES WHILE THE SECOND PLAYS IT ICY COOL.

MAC Make Me Over Basics

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SpaRitual Wilde Collection for Fall 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

The SpaRitual Wilde nail collection for fall 2011 was inspired by the book Women Who Run with the Wolves. Yep you heard it right, this collection is all about wild women and nature. I can get down with that and I am definitely down with these colors!

The colors in this collection are deep, shimmery and jewel-toned. They glow. They are SO autumn-y and full of depth.

SpaRitual’s formula is usually really great and these keep in that tradition. Despite the fact that there are some frosty metallics here, there wasn’t much streaking. Only one color required more than two coats.

 

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