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Makeup Wars: Holiday Wish List

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Holiday 2012 Beauty Wishlist 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. icon wink Makeup Wars: Holiday Wish List

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! icon sad Lets talk about Tinted Moisturizers...

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

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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”:

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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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