Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss

I've been on a bit of a gloss hiatus these days, wearing only balm or super-bright/dark lipsticks when my mood calls for it, but I might be back and ready to rock Estee Lauder's new Pure Color Gloss line. As a sample, I received the brand's Custom Collection — six shades by Tom Pechaux, Estee's creative makeup director. The palette is simple: A nude, two pink-berry shades, two red-coral shades and a plum, which is my personal fave. The main collection offers 34 shades in three different finishes (shine, shimmer, sparkle). If you can tell a real difference, you get a prize. Not really. Available in June. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Urban Decay 'Summer of Love' Palette

I don't really get people's obsession with eyeshadow palettes. As I mentioned in a previous post, some of Urban Decay's mega-palettes are going for obscene amounts of money on eBay. They're really nice shades and all, but methinks it's partially the packaging that's at work in those cases. Or, the fact that they tout everything as "limited-edition." This particular version isn't anyting tres special, but it's a fine collection on bronze-y shades, along with an eye pencil and the brand's beloved shadow primer. I don't wear eyeshadow much, except as liner, but I'm sure gals will hustle to own this set. Hustle here.  

Topshop Make Up

It was only a matter of time until Topshop jumped aboard the beauty train, and their new line of simply-packaged makeup hit shelves earlier this week. It's fab stuff! At first, I sort of expected the tastemaking store to hawk wilder colors, a la MAC or Makeup Forever, but their selection has just enough range that  gals of all types can rock shiz and look cooool. I didn't get the whole line, but of what I did get, my faves are the not-too-orange bronzer, a silver matallic eye crayon and a buttery yellow pastel nail polish. I heard the lip and cheek tint is right on, so I might have to scoop one up. Because I don't have enough. Check it out nowz.