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Top Ten Tuesdays: Top 10 Summer Products

 Top Ten Tuesdays: Top 10 Summer Products

The great thing about Summertime is all of the bright new products that launch. Here are 10 products that are on my “want to try” list for this season:

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1. tarte “Aqualillies Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette”

2. Laura Mercier crème eye liner in “Canard”

3. Lancome Color Fever Gloss in “381 Glistening Burgundy”

4. Illamasqua “Paranormal Palette”

5. Dior Vernis in “Samba”

6. YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres Eyeshadow Palette

7. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream Eyeshadow in “Lagoon Green 52L”

8. Paul and Joe Beaute Polish in “Bermuda”

9. Escada “Cherry in the Air”

10. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream Eyeshadow in “54 Pearly Mauve”

What are you looking at this Summer? Have you tried any of my “wants”? Let me know down below and then check out the Top 10 lists from these other lovelies:


 Top Ten Tuesdays: Top 10 Summer Products

Cosmetically Challenged
Beauty and Fashion Tech
The Pink Sith Blog
Beautiful Makeup Search
Retrodiva’s Beauty
Gouldylox Reviews
Perilously Pale
A Girl’s Gotta Spa!
Phyrra: Beauty for the Bold
Prime Beauty
polish insomniac
Pammy Blogs Beauty
15 Minute Beauty
Beauty Info Zone
Older Girl Beauty
The Makeup Blogger

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Makeup Wars: Holiday Wish List

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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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Beauty Spotlight Mystery Makeup Bag 11/04/2011 – Older Girl Beauty’s Turn!

This time it is my turn to give you guys a peek into my makeup bag. This bag is currently what I have corralled in one place & doesn’t include anything randomly lying across my vanity that I may be testing or just too lazy to put in the bag (*psst – it’s probably the latter.)

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Not just one, but *two* pouches to hold my goodies.

As you can see, I have two bags – one for my larger products and one for my pencils & brushes, as I got tired of digging to the bottom of the bag to find them all the time.

In my bag, you will find several of my staple items, and after cataloging it, I realize I *might* have a plum/purple theme going on:

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My cute Milly bag holds a bunch of goodies!

Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow in “Amethyst/Lagoon”
Three Custom Color 3C Eyeshadow in “Cool Peony” (*makes such a great base color)
Clinique travel-size Blushwear Cream Stick in “Rosy Blush”
Elizabeth Arden sample bottle of “Pretty” Parfum Spray (*sometimes you just need a touch-up spray)
MAC “Hocus Focus Clourful Face Kit” from the “Magic, Mirth and Mischief Holiday Collection”. From 2009. (*What? Shut up. “Pretty Baby” is the prettiest beauty powder for me I have found yet. That’s why.)
Sonia Kashuk 01 Powder Brush, with Blue Handle (*One of the first brushes I ever bought many years ago, and it’s still going strong!)
Josie Maran Argan Eye Shadow in “Parfait” (*This makes a great base for those warmer colors.)
MAC Fluidline in “Dark Diversion”, from the “Stylishly Yours” collex. (*Another candidate in my eternal quest for the perfect Plum liner.)
MAC Shadestick in “Street Cool”, from the “MAC Me Over – Icelandic Cool” collex (*Makes a great smudge for a lazy smokey eye, or just a base lid color.)
Mally Beauty Eye Brightening Eye Shadow Duo in “Lavender Glow” and “Plum Glow” (*From the no longer available “Rise and Shine” collex on QVC.)
Three Custom Color Crème to Powder Blush in “Kiss My Apricot” (*I love me some cream blush!)
Sampar Prodigal Pen (*For that last minute, unexpected pimples, without irritation.)
tarte Rise & Shine Lipstain and Lipgloss in “Nude”. (*A warm nude for when you are kind of washed out, but don’t want anything obvious. And it tastes good, too.)
MAC Lipglass in “Lap of Luxury”, from the “Fabulous Felines – Palace Pedigreed” collex (*Looks scary dark in the tube, but is a nicer dark, yet sheer, color for when you go out at night.)
Flirt! Cosmetics Glamourazzi! Extreme Lip Lacquer in “Paparazzi” (*Closest thing to a real Red that you’ll see me wear.)
Three Custom Color Lip Gloss in “Just Bitten” (*This brown sheers out to a nice warm nude.)
Maybelline “Dark Circle Eraser” (*I just love the little sponge tip applicator.)
Maybelline One by One Volum’ Express Mascara (*for when I want the most natural looking lashes)
Mally Beauty Voluminzing Mascara (*for when I want big, spidery, drag queen lashes as Mally would say!)
Maybelline “The Falsies – Flared” Volum’ Express Mascara (*my go-to daily mascara for to big fluttery corner lashes)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender (*Duh! What *more* do I have to say??)
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Plush eyeshadow palette in “Spirited Seas” (*I love lining with that copper on the end.)
Maybelline Eyestudio Color Pearls in “Silver Starlet” (*I love the marbelized side so much, I have hit pan and *still* try to get some off of the side of the silver. No joke.)
Boscia BB Cream, SPF 27 PA++ (*This 5-way multi-tasker is heaven for a lazy gal like me to look somewhat pulled together on the quick.)
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 (*I’m a big fan of MAC’s Prep + Prime line.)
CoverFX ConcealFX Camouflage Concealer (*color adjusts so it blends right in)
Mally Beauty Cancellation Conditioning Concealer (*This one is kinda light on me, so it’s good for those slight pinkish spots that need a quick cover, but nothing layered on.)
Ulta Brow Gel (*still one of my best ways to tame unruly brows on the quick, without needing to draw anything in.)
shu uemura Eyelash Curler (*It’s a classic.)

As you can probably tell, I might have a *smidge* of an eyeliner issue. But, if you pay attention, you might notice one thing some would say is glaringly missing:

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I kind of have a thing for colored eyeliners.

Skinfood Banana Concealer Stick, from Asia (*the creamiest concealer that I have.)
Mally Beauty Brow Beauty brow fix (*I’ve never learned to use a powder, as this does the trick for me.)
Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils in “Ava” and “Gold Reef” (*Would you believe me if I told you I wore one or the other of these colors at least 5 days a week? True story!)
MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners in “Marked for Glamour” and “Signature Blue” (*My favorite felt tip liquid eyeliner!)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in “11 – Diamond Burgundy” (*part of my neverending HG Plum eyeliner search – the color is good enough for me to ignore the stiff felt tip pen.)
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in “Emerald Glow” (*just enough sparkle, without drifting into Glittertown.)
Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner in “Velvet Grey” (*The perfect grey – almost matte, but not flat)
GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Waterproof Eyeliners in “Alligator”, “Purple Stain” and “Blue Moon”. (*If I could marry these eyeliners I would, because they will be true and not leave me for anything. Seriously, these bitches don’t go ANYWHERE after you put them on. My fav bright color eyeliners!)
Bourjois Paris Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in “grid tecktonic” (Much more amped up silver grey)
Three Custom Color Light Clarifier Pencil (*Everyone needs one of these. That is all.)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in “3L – Iridescent Navy Blue” (*Who says a blue-eyed girl can’t wear blue?)
Mally Beauty 24/7 Professional Eye Lining System in “Smoldering Topaz” (*Yes, I know it’s part of a system, but I like it just fine on it’s own.)
Mally Beauty Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in “Gunmetal”. (*Hands down my favorite eyeliner for that dark-but-not-black liner & it. doesn’t. move! Ironic for something to be called “Gunmetal” to be bulletproof?)
elf Studio Eyeshadow “C” Brush (*My most used brush. Of all.)
Bare Escentuals Flat Edge Liner (unavailable now) (*I use this for tiny concealer touch-ups.)
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie
Crown Brush Double-ended Brush (*I don’t use this one, but I keep it in my pencil case, since I can’t store it in my rock filled brush-holder.)
MAC 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush (*A shorter version of the full-size brush that is great for that windshield-wiper blending action.)
Avon Double-Ended Liner and Shadow Brush (*I think this might be discontinued now.)
Mally Beauty Double-Ended Blending Brush (*I am certain this came with one of my sets, but I’ll be damned if I can remember which one!)
Benefit Cosmetics Get Bent Eyeliner Brush (*My lining world was turned upside DOWN when I discovered this brush. Life changing. And now it looks like it’s discontinued. My preciousssss….)
Avon (*I think!) Eyeliner Brush (*This unmarked brush is really firm and works really good on my drier liners.)
Sonia Kushuk Lash Comb (*The foldable design has saved me many a finger puncture from the metal tines!)

Did you figure it out? (spoiler alert: There is not a black eyeliner in the bunch!)

So, that’s a gander at my goodies (*As the boys like to say) (*In the 1860′s). Tell me – do I have anything you carry in your stash? Let me know what are your daily must have’s, so we can compare. icon smile Beauty Spotlight Mystery Makeup Bag 11/04/2011   Older Girl Beautys Turn!

*Disclaimer: I received some of these products from their PR for editorial consideration, and some of them I spent my hard earned money on.

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The Makeup Show – From the MUFE line

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It’s Sunday – the first day the The Makeup Show – NYC is open to the public and it is bananas. I heard there were 2k people in line when the doors open!

I am not a line stander, but this year Make Up For Ever introduced their colorful Aqua Liners – felt-tip liquid eyeliners – and since we all know how I feel about those, standing in liner for them was a foregone conclusion.

But, before I got in this unwieldy line, I made my way around to look at many of the 150 vendors showing their wares. Of course I had to also stop and say hello to the beauties, Melissa and Wanda, from CoverFX and the lovely Nicole from Mario Badescu. In fact, Nicole took me over to look at the pretty opaque lipglosses from Armour Beauty. I love when beauty folks share their faves!

So, I’m here, in line, and enjoying the people watching until I get my hands on some colorful goodies.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER at The Makeup Show – NYC

Let me tell you a story – because that’s what I do. icon wink MAKE UP FOR EVER at The Makeup Show   NYC

When I was checking in for the Beauty Blogger Preview at The Makeup Show, there was a man who popped up to the table, kissed the guy and gal at the table and made a dash for the door. Well, me being me, I said, “Hey, wait a minute – I’m right here. How could you not kiss me?” So, the gentleman came back up the steps, gave me a kiss on the cheek, a big hug and told me how great it was to see me. Now, I had no idea who this man was, I was just cracking up that 1) I said that and 2) that he came back.
Well, as I was soon to find out at the preview, it was none other than MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Director of Pro Business Development & Artist Realtions, Kevin-James Bennett. (*Oh, and did I mention multi-Emmy Award winning make-up artist.) Yeah, I didn’t know any of that until after the fact.

 MAKE UP FOR EVER at The Makeup Show   NYCAt the actual makeup show on Sunday, I got to see how the MUFE artists were showing off how the products can be used for much more than lining your eyes. They were working on “painting” the model to the side of the booth:

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(*Isn’t that model giving me “Fierce”?)
So, while I am on the side of the booth, who should come around but Kevin, and he has a jacket on and a worried look on his face. Now, me being me again, asked him what was wrong. He said, “I feel like a kid that just became a Sr. in High School and is suddenly popular.”, as he looked at the line to get into the MUFE booth, that was wrapping down the wall of the room. I stepped up and started to reassure him that it was all great, they were here to see him (*which he quickly corrected me to say they weren’t here to see him at all), so I rephrased it to “see MUFE, of which he is a huge part of getting to where it is now”. At this point I am holding his lapels and reassuring him it was going to be okay, it’s a going to be a great day and basically, giving him a “Go get’em, Tiger” boost. Yes, I am pretty much out of my body freaking out that *I* am giving Kevin Effin’ Bennett a pep talk. Just goes to show that everyone can get a case of the nerves, no matter how many shiny things are on the mantle.

*My fave MUFE (of which I have only one thing, so it wins by default, but is freakin’ awesome anyway) was actually a Christmas gift last year: MUFE Aqua Eyes Collection. It was my first really bright eyeliners and I have to say I just love them – they stay in place and just make my eyes pop, I will be sad when my nubs die.


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