This week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY is a perfect solution for our hard-working, multi-tasking readers. We have 3 sets of the Too Faced Liquif-Eye Shadow Collection (a $35 value) to give away as prizes. This breakthrough collection features eyeshadows that can be transformed into liquid eyeliners when applied with the enclosed Liquif-Eye product for a variety of intense color.
This beauty giveaway features 12 shadows in one palette: Sterling Silver, Vibrant Aqua, Bronzed Mocha, Pure Charcoal, Moss Green, Island Green, Peachy Nude, Electric Green, Bubblegum Pink, Glimmering Charcoal, Soft Denim, and Vibrant.
To apply, simply dip the tip of the Liquif-Eye into one or more eyeshadows and it tu
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Lancôme is known for many things but the brand has generally fallen a little shy of accommodating a wider range of skin tones (especially on the darker side) - until now. The new Teint Idole Ultra 24H Full Coverage Foundation promises complete coverage that delivers both hydration and a natural matte finish.
The foundation features the most extensive range of shades ever by the brand - a whopping 28 - including 12 new hues that are custom blended to suit Hispanic and African American skin tones from golden olive to rosy pink and a cool blue. Since I have Indian skin with yellow undertones, I chose the shade Bisque 420 N, which is a sand/chocolate shade in the Intensity IV category (there are five categories of intensity ranging from the very pale to the very dark).
The foundation offers a new EternelSoft technology that promises a full, velvety coverage with no cakey aftermath, nor a powdery feel. Indeed, true to its promise, this creamy foundation did deliver the full coverage it boasted, and at long last, a true shade that is perfect for ethnic skin tones (I did not resort to blending two or three shades to get my skin tone as I typically do -- Bisque 420 N hit the nail on the head).
The Teint Idole line is not new and comes in various varieties: Fresh Wear (promising 18 hours of coverage), Ultra (14 hours of coverage) and now Ultra 24H. Does the foundation really provide 24 hours of coverage? It comes quite close, I will attest, after wearing it quite religiously (even to the gym). The foundation delivers some hydration, but not as much as I'd like (in essence, moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying because this will not take the place of your moisturizer). But for $44, it delivers beautiful, flawless coverage especially for women of various ethnicities. It took the brand eight years to perfect this foundation, which also has SPF 15. This is an addition Lancôme should be proud of.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
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Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve; thanks to Lancôme, you can now wear your mood on your lips. The French beauty giant has just introduced Rouge In Love ($25) a collection of radiant, mood-inspired lipsticks that promise up to six hours of wear.
Lancôme positions this lipstick as a “wardrobe of color” for your lips, which promises featherlight texture and high potency color. The entire experience, from the outer silver foil packaging to the sleek full-sized bullet, is a journey in luxury. Another example of its attention to detail is the stocking-inspired red stitching accents on the back of the bullet.
Rouge In Love is categorized by three different “moods,” which enc
For light-as-a-feather color, check out the new Dior Addict Extreme ($30) lipstick, which will be hitting store counters nationwide next month. When applied, the melt-away texture leaves just the right amount of color on your lips to make a definite impression yet not overwhelm. Available in 12 shades, Dior Addict Extreme has a fashion inspired color palette that actually harkens back to the wishes of the brand’s founder, designer Christian Dior.
“Why deprive fashion and women of the prestige of color,” asked Christian Dior, who as early as 1947 envisioned a “total look” where his fashions would be complemented with original and vibrant shades of lipstick.
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