Beauty Blog Network…Weekend Beauty Read!

Come see what baked eye shadows The Makeup Divas are loving!

A Touch of Blusher enjoys using Dior’s Cleansing Gelee.

Beauty Anonymous likes the smoky blacks and copper bronzes of Shu Uemura Fall 2008 Makeup Collection.

Lilan from The Daily Cookie gives you tips on how to get Shanna Moakler’s teal-eyed look with CoverGirl’s new Eye Enhancers shadows!

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is back from her Caribbean vacation with a gorgeous Barbie-inspired makeup tutorial featuring pinks, blues, and purple hues from the latest M.A.C. collections!

Need more staying power from your makeup? Beauty411 shares her thoughts on Skindinavia Makeup Primers and Finishing Spray

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Want Flawless skin? The Muse reviews Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer!

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Beauty Junkie in Sf tries out Fresh’s new contribution to the mascara market, Firebird Mascara!

The Beauty of Life may have been a blush novice before, but with Benefit Posietint in her life now she’s totally hooked!

Beauty Banter takes a peek inside Sephora’s 10 Year Anniversary Party in NYC- you’ll go crazy over the products in the goody bags!!!

Elke shares via podcast, what to do when your makeup isn’t working.

Rouge Deluxe reviews REN Cleansers!

Beauty Blogging Junkie shows you how you can channel a Mad Men character at various price points.

Enter Beauty in Real Life’s giveaway for a Kara James Rae Wristlet and some CoverGirl cosmetics!

If loving Bioelements Recovery Serum is wrong, Spoiled Pretty don’t wanna be right. Find out why.

Cybelesays is raving over BOURJOIS’ new Shimmering Shine Liquid Eye Shadow. And to help celebrate, we have 20 of them to giveaway to readers. Click here to get more details!

Erin of Scandalous Beauty, goes back to basics with a video tutorial onthe Basics of Applying Eyeshadow.

Pursebuzz.com was soo inspired by the recent movie Mamma Mia, she decided to recreate the Hairstyle her way.

Makeup Moxie reviews Revlon Beyond Natural Lip Tint.

Beauty Blog Network…Weekend Beauty Read!

Melissa from The Makeup Divas reviews and shares photos of eye shadows and slimshines from the Mac Cool Heat Collection.

A Touch of Blusher looks at Dior’s fall 2008 makeup collection.

Still confused about products that use the words NATURAL, ORGANIC and PURE on their packaging? Cybelesays discovers an organization that’s setting a standard with their seal and some big indy brands are joining up.

Beauty Banter uncovers the most important sweatproof beauty products of the summer – a sweaty face is SO 2007!!!

Are you ready for a Warm Chill? Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy™ is also raving about the latest collection from MAC Cosmetics. Here she gives us another wonderful makeup tutorial featuring the cool blue hues from MAC’s Cool Heat.

Beauty Anonymous reviews La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint.

Get your summer beauty fix with The Daily Cookie‘s coverage of Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Show in 3 parts – Summer in the City, Get the Look, and All About the Tan!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic finds her new favorite hot weather fragrance, Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Lotus!

The Muse decides to saw her Urban Decay Primer Potion in half and make the most of it!.

Beyond Beauty Basics is having a Burt’s Bees Radiance Kit Giveaway in honor of National Pollinator Week June 22-28. Comment and win an assortment of natural personal care products!

Makeup Moxie dishes on her favorite way to practice safe sun in this face sunscreen review.

Beauty Blogging Junkie tells you how to channel Gossip Girl‘s Serena van der Woodsen here.

The Fragrance Fanatic tells you some great ways to Wear Your Fragrance.

Beautiful Makeup Search picks out some products from the Shu Uemura 25th Boutique Birthday collection.

Come join The Life of a Ladybug’s no!no! giveaway! All you have to do is enter your name and e-mail address and you have a chance to win a brand new no!no! hair removal device!

The fabulous ladies of Beauty in Real Life, have the details on the N.Y.C. Color Big Apple Bronze Summer Collection

Have you tried Yes To Carrots Lip Balm? Face Candy tells you what she thinks of it.

Every day this week, Spoiled Pretty is giving away a chic summer bag, filled with beauty booty to help you beat the heat. This series of giveaways is all that and a bag of products! Enter today!

Summer heat doing a number on your skin? Beauty411 shares how the new June Jacobs Cooling and Soothing Masque can help you beat the heat and improve your skin!

Makeup Junkie shares a new Makeup Obsession!

Pursebuzz.com reviews her favorite tinted moisturizer. Clinique Moisture Tint :) See why I love it so much here.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to create a light purple and blue eye with MAC Cosmetics.

The Beauty of Life is giving away over $100 worth of Lisa Hoffman products! Click here to enter!

Shu Uemura Friends and Family Discount!!!!

There are only a few companies that I believe to have stellar quality of makeup. One of these companies is Shu Uemura. There is only one location that I have seen Shu in the D/M/V, which is Pentagon City. When I’m there (which is very rarely) I indulge in the sexy lashes and plethora of colors on hand.I did have a chance to visit the US flagship store in Soho, and I was blown away at the chic and stylish interior and TONS of products!!! You can only imagine how many more products are available at the boutique versus the counter!

We all know that the Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler has been rated #1 by every magazine, make up artist and makeup junkie. If I’m not mistaken, I even saw the curler on an episode of Sex and The City! Now, in honor of what would have been Mr. Uemura’s 80th birthday, Shu has created the Hana-Bi collection!! The collection includes 3 fragrances, eye shadow palettes and and a shimmer pen!!!

To top it all off, Shu Uemura is offering a 20% Friends and Family discount starting tomorrow, June 26th!! Here are the details!

PROMO CODE: SHUSUMMER
Offer: Free Standard Shipping + 20% all orders
Valid: from Thursday, June 26th
Sunday, June 29th at 11:59pm ET
**You must be SIGNED IN and enter promo code SHUSUMMER to receive this benefit.**

So far, I own an eye shadow, an orange blush, two lip glosses and an eyelash curler. Well, that USED to be my Shu inventory. Some fortunate Shu junkie found most of it and took it! Guess I should check out the sale too, huh??? Check out everything Shu Uemura has to offer on Shuuemura-usa.com!!!

Essence Online: Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Lids and More


Finally, Essence has put out a gorgeous collection of makeup looks!! The first look is soft and Springy. Of course, the embellished flower petals are added for effect, but the rest of the look is simply beautiful, and PERFECT for an everyday look! The lip is really, really drawing me in. Reminds me of one of my favorite girly lip combinations, MAC Sweetie lipstick with Clear Lipglass right on top. I actually feature this on one of my newest videos, guide to MAC lipsticks. If lipstick isn’t your thing, you can go after the billions of pink glosses on the market!! A few that I keep in my makeup bag are Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Flirtini or Kissable Couture lip gloss in Johnny. Seriously, I never leave the house without them. Also, can’t forget the gorgeous pink blush, one of the few things that we as Women of Color run the farthest from!! Well, at least in my opinion. MAC Dollymix blush, anyone?? These lashes are infectious, large, wispy and LOUD!! Make Up For Ever and Shu Uemura are the perfect companies to refer to!!!

On the picture to the left, the all around nude look is captured. This lid looks exactly like the new Nars Eye Shadow Duo in Portobello. I love, love, love it!! When I wear it, I apply it over Painterly Paint Pot by MAC. This way, you can retain the light color of the shadow, versus the shade getting darker over a darker color base. Wearing a nude eye really gives you the option to do much more with your cheeks and lips. In this picture, the lips are reminiscent of Innocence lip gloss by Kissable Couture.

So thank you, Essence, for showcasing an array of looks that are full of color and choices!! Again, thank you for showing us that we can wear ANYTHING! Check out all 11 looks at Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Lids and More on Essence.com!!

Scandalous Has a New Look, Baby!!!

I had a new banner made last weekend, but since I loved the gray background of SB, we opted to go for a more daring, Scandalous look! I LOVE it! Bold, stylish, in your face, and sexy. The creator, Kyle, did a fantastic job. He’s a young entrepreneur working hard to make it in the graphic design world, so be sure to check out his portfolio and impressive resume at www.kocponline.com!!

Hope you enjoy the new digs! Stay tuned for reviews and stories featuring Mizani, Shu Uemura, MAC and a very special exclusive with Nars!!!