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Makeup Wars: Holiday Wish List

For the Holidays, we are sharing our wishlists for this edition of “Makeup Wars”.

Now, I’m a horrible person to shop for – I’ve been told that time and time again. It’s true. If I want something, I go get it, or I don’t need it and don’t want to bother anyone to get it for me. So, if I’m going to make a wishlist, it’s going to include things that I would never buy myself, and are too costly for anyone to gift me with, so this really should be called my “If I win the lottery, I still may think these things are too expensive to buy, but I might buy them anyway because I just won the lottery after all” list. But “wishlist” is shorter. 😉

1. Robert Piguet ‘Fracas’ LE Parfum Set – $800

2. Bobbi Brown 2012 Holiday Trunk – $1000

3. Estee Lauder LE Celestial Charms Solid Perfume Compact – $295

4. Tom Ford 16 Color Nail Set – $480

5. Tom Ford Luxury Vanity Case – $1600

6. SK-II Pitera Inspiration Set – $1157

7. Make Up For Ever “Be Your Own Makeup Artist” Station – $950

What about you guys? Do you have a dream beauty product that is on your wishlist this year?

Don’t forget to check out what the other gals have on their wishlists this year, too:

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Let’s talk about Tinted Moisturizers…

I thought I would be able to make a simple video talking about a few new tinted moisturizers that I am liking, but, after digging thru my stash, I knew that wasn’t possible. See, I have a tinted moisturizer habit. I have lots of them, some I am sure I overlooked in my stuff, but I use different ones for different things.

Let’s talk about the ones I pulled out tonight:

I think I’ll start talking about these in separate, individual posts, and include ones that I may have missed this go-round. Products mentioned in this video:

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm – $30

MAC Studio Moisture Tint – $29.50

boscia B.B. Cream – $38

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer – $40

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour – $42

American Beauty Youth-Full Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 – $25

Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint – $27

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – $36

CoverFX Skintint FX – $42

JOUER Luminizing Moisture Tint – $38

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – $3

Milani Tinted Moisturizer – Uhm, oops! Apparently this is discontinued. I saw that it *can* be located on ebay, but by now it’s old enough that we should all get rid of our tubes. My bad, sorry for mentioning it! 🙁

Are you tinted moisturizer fans? Have I missed one of your favorites? Let me know what you are using, in case I overlooked it in my stash or I need to hunt it down new.

*Disclaimer: I purchased the e.l.f. and Milani, and received the other products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Foundation

Foundation Meltdown?Give Us 5 Minutes.We’ll Make It Last All Day.

“This oil-free formula give skin a soft-matte finish that looks healthy and natural—never heavy. And it’s buildable, so you can customize your level of coverage.”Bobbi Brown

The Problem: You want a foundation that lasts and gives you shine-free, even-looking skin, but yours never looks natural—and it starts to fade by lunch.

The Fix: This oil-free, long-wearing foundation balances oily and combination skin, so you’ll have a soft-matte, even-looking complexion without needing to pile on powder throughout the day. And like all of Bobbi’s foundations, the shades are yellow- based for a natural look.

Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 offers multiple benefits:BalancingThis oil-free formula hydrates and controls shine where you need it. Sponge-like powders absorb excess oil on the surface of the skin, while emollients lock in moisture to ensure skin stays perfectly balanced.All Day WearTransfer-resistant formula helps create a barrier against heat and humidity for 8 hours of wear. Even in the most humid climates, makeup stays in place.Natural, Soft-Matte FinishThis new formula contains an oil-free emulsion system that delivers a blend of finely milled pigments, spherical powders, and mica for natural-looking coverage.

Perfect for oily and normal/combination skin. Available in 20 Shades at counters and online now for $45.

She’s a brick-hoooooouse…

I am so ready for Spring. I much prefer a constant stream of warm temps as opposed to this 70 one day and tornados/ice storms the next day. (Welcome to Oklahoma weather, ya’ll!)

Anyway….It’s not like I want to lay out in the sun – I am a pale freckled lovely that gets pink when the tv stays on me too long. But that doesn’t mean I wanna be all ghostly pale all the time. Enter the “Shimmer Brick”:

On the upper left is Bobbi Brown’s Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick. The one on the upper right is Flirt! Shimmer Rocks Peach Glow All-Over Illuminator and the one on the bottom left is Bobbi Brown’s Apricot Shimmer Brick. They are all very similiar, save for one thing – the price! The Bobbi Brown bricks run $38, while the Flirt! brick runs $16. (I don’t know what was going on, but I was lucky enough to get my brick on sale at Kohl’s, where Flirt! Cosmetics is carried exclusively, on sale for 50% off – $8!).

So, while we are all cutting back on our spending, I find it hard to justify spending $38 for something I can get a damn close dupe of for almost 1/3rd the price. I understand brand loyalty, and the lure of the Platinum Pink Brick, but I gotta admit I love saving the $$ to treat myself to many little things, if possible. And if I can do that, and avoid a sunburn, then all the better.

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