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Pulse Perfection

In Beauty Spy on May 12, 2009 at 11:36 pm


Can Maybelline up-show its own Great Lash? In an exclusive online preview sale, one day only on May 18th, you can visit to be one of the first to get Maybelline’s vibrating mascara! After the online preview sale, Pulse Perfection will be available for $14.95 in July at mass market retailers nationwide.

The formula features thickening agents, emollient waxes, and film formers to transform lashes. Its buildable so you can load those lashes.  The Pulse Perfection vibrating brush works by uncrossing individual lashes for more perfect separation and definition. Push the button and slowly comb through lashes, root to tip.

According to Maybelling, Pulse Perfection lashes are:
• 13x thicker
• 75% visibly longer
• Deep color impact
• Totally clump-free


15-Hour Eye Makeup

In Beauty Spy on April 6, 2009 at 11:28 pm


Wish your eye makeup would look as good at the end of the night as it did at the beginning of the night? New Double Wear Stay-In-Place Shadow Creme and Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil both promise perfectly put eye makeup – all day or all night. In The Makeup has tested them, and the performance is even better than the promise.

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Shadow Creme delivers 15 hours of perfect wear. Apply with fingers or a cream eye shadow brush. The pencils glide on like silk, takes about 30 seconds to set, and gives more than 12 hours of perfect wear. If you try to smudge it before letting it set, it won’t be budge-proof.

Rouge G de Guerlain

In Beauty Spy on March 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm


Rouge G de Guerlain ($45) will make lipstick your most chic accessory. To design this lipstick, Place Vendôme jewelry designer Lorenz Bäumer drew inspiration from a bar of gold, but placed the lipstick horizontally and added feminine curves. Carrying through the vision for elegance, the jeweler created a magnetic mechanism to reproduce the air-releasing effect of an antique powder case. Click, and the white-gold coated case reveals a mirror and a lipstick nestled within. Rouge G unites the qualities of a powder case, a jewel and a precious lipstick. Available in 25 shades at fine department stores.

We’ll just say it…. We lust for this.

Age Perfect Re-Cushioning Serum

In Beauty Spy, Saving Face on February 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm


L’Oreal Paris is rolling out a serum designed for menopausal and post-menopausal skin, and its called Age Perfect Re-Cushioning Serum.

The serum is so lightweight it comes in a dropper. It contains soy seed proteins combined with jasmine extract to stimulate production of natural collagen fibers to reinforce the skin’s supporting foundation. It promises to help restore and refine skin’s spring and resilience within four weeks of use.

The patented Ceramide-5 found in the serum helps repair skin’s moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss and to provide hydration all day. It also features skin-brightening enhancers to add radiance to the complexion for more even-toned skin. The suggested retail price is $16.59.

50% Off All Hard Candy Cosmetics

In Beauty Spy on February 19, 2009 at 12:19 am


In The Makeup just stumbled upon a huge sale! Everything is 50% off at In The Makeup has already purchased one of each Eyeshadow Quartet and is trying to resist glittery eyeliner pencils and yummy flavored lip glosses.

An Eyeliner Stain

In Beauty Spy on February 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm


In The Makeup loves a good lip stain – the kind that has you waking up in the morning with tinted lips from the night before. So we are….nothing less than smug about discovering an eyeliner stain.

Sormeh eye lining powder, made by makeup artist Mosha Katani, stays on the skin even after being washed.  Melissa Magsaysay, writer for the latimesblog, says “I lined my eyes last Thursday and even after washing and scrubbing my face, there was still a black line around my eyes for almost 3 days.  It was smudgy, but just required a touch-up in the morning, so I didn’t walk out of the house looking like Courtney Love after a really bad night.”

So…a little stain on the lip, a little stain around the eye….and you wake up looking like a total Goddess!

The powder, which is made from castor oil and zinc oxide, is $48 and is sold here. Colors are black, midnight, nude, purple smoke, and rustic brown. And the ruby bottle of powder comes with an eyeliner brush too.

Nuts For Fragrance

In Beauty Spy on February 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm


Want a more natural and organic perfume? Check out the release of eco-chic premium French cream perfumes from The Cream Perfume Company, which is now distributing four of its Nuts cream perfumes ($20 each) through Sephora.

The small, wooden jar is made in the U.S. of residual wood (trees are not cut down; instead, the remnants of Canadian Birch from small mills are used). The display unit is made from Okoume wood from a cigar box manufacturer in the Dominican Republic.

Designed by internationally renowned perfumers and made by the local artisans of Grasse, France, these perfumes are carried with natural sweet almond oil and beeswax as a healthier alternative to alcohol solvents.

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ProCurl Lash Curler

In Beauty Spy on February 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm


For those who lament that their lash curler comes with only one replacement pad, Tweezerman might have you gloating with its launch of ProCurl Lash Curler – a brand new lash curler that comes with three replacement pads. We haven’t tried the curler yet, but we’ve read a few positive reviews on it. And, call us old ladies, but we like its rose gold color.

The company describes it as “Ergonomically designed with pinch-proof precision, the narrower top bar is curved to fit most eye-shapes. The doubled-body design and contoured finger loops provide ultimate strength for comfortable, easy curling. The thick, rounded silicone pad won’t stick and ensures always-intense curl without ever creasing lashes.”

For anyone who is ready to commit sacrilege (i.e. owning anything other than a Shu), tweezerman’s new curler is available at Sephora (only) and will sell for $20.

Bobbi Brown Builds New Brushes

In Beauty Spy on February 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Thinking about investing in some Bobbi brushes? In The Makeup says “Wait!” Our Beauty Spy has a new discovery – Bobbi Brown is redesigning her entire brush collection. The new brushes will be made exclusively of goat hair, and are rumored to be softer and better than Bobbi’s already amazing collection. Expect the new brushes to hit Bobbi Brown counters in March.

Hoodia In Your Lip Gloss

In Beauty Spy, Product Tête-è-Tête on February 2, 2009 at 5:11 am


The Skinny Hips half of the product is attributed to the presence of the Hoodia Gordonii extract, a plant native to Southern Africa and found in a number of diet and weight loss supplements due to its appetite suppressing activity.

And it is the vitamin B3 in the formulation which reportedly helps stimulate blood flow to the lips making them appear fuller.

Purple Lab’s Huge Lips, Skinny Hips will debut in Spring 2009 for $20.00 at Scoop and Space.N.K.  But before you buy, Cosmetic Scientist Colin says:

“If you are dieting or overweight do not think that this product will do anything for you apart from maybe leaving you less money to spend on food.”