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Season’s Savings! Limited Edition Portable Brush Set From Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura’s Limited Edition Portable Brush Set is the perfect purse stuffer for a morning on the run. With lip, cheek, face, and eye brushes all packed into this pretty gold case, it may just inspire us to get made up on the go more often. [$85, Shu Uemura]

Shu Uemura is offering Frisky readers FREE SHIPPING AND TWO DELUXE SAMPLES with any $35 purchase from today, Nov. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Simply click here and enter coupon code “Frisky” when shopping. See Shu Uemura for eligibility requirements. Check back daily for more Season’s Savings discounts! Keep reading »

Makeup Crush: Bourjois Limited Edition Compacts

Want to put a little piece of Paris in your pocket? Check out French makeup company Bourjois’ limited edition collection of eyeshadows and blushes, called “Rendez-vous à Paris.” Each compact features a vintage-inspired illustration of a Paris monument or landmark. A shimmery silver hue shows a picture of the grand opera house; a sultry black accent shadow comes with a faux old-fashioned photograph overlooking the Seine; the packaging for the Rose d’Or blush depicts the Eiffel Tower.

They’re only around for a little bit, so grab one up quickly. They’re the perfect stocking stuffers (or just a très chic present for yourself). [About $10 each, Asos.com] Keep reading »

The Secret To Perfect Skin Is Simpler Than You Think

Unless you are very, very lucky, many women spend tons of money and time in the pursuit of perfect skin. No one seems to stop buying products, and new treatments continue to come out, so it would seem nearly no one achieves the goal.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, recently went on CBS’s “The Early Show” to talk about the subject, and some of her tips were very surprising. The first issue (which we’re all guilty of), is in fact treating the problem too much. “Many women and men use too many products, like exfoliating way too much,” says Marmur. In the end, she suggests, if you don’t know what the product is going to do for you, then chuck it. Which also debunks the myth that you have to spend a lot on fancy creams and lotions: “You can do that for 100 bucks a year. That’s less than 50 cents a day.” Keep reading »

Do You Apply Makeup In Public?

NBC’s The Thread posted a piece on how to do your makeup on the subway, which got us thinking about situations in which we ladies use cosmetics in public. Not that we haven’t done it a million times before, but the thought of having to primp during your morning commute doesn’t sound very inviting. Not to mention, it’s an open invitation for people to stare at you as you make your horrifying mascara face (oh come on, everyone has one). Plus, it’s probs dangerous. Keep reading »

How To Rock Lip Liner The Right Way

Do you use lip liner? Mostly I find it a waste of time, but there are loads of reasons why I should get on the lip liner bandwagon: Lip color has more staying power, color doesn’t “bleed” or feather out of your lip borders and your lips do look ever so slightly bigger when they’re lined. Now for the reason why I don’t wear it—it’s got a bad rep. All I think of when I hear lip liner are those early ’90s looks with the very visible, two-different-toned lips where all you saw was a line traced around the mouth that was many shades darker than the actual lip color.

Well, Marion Cotillard proves, above, that lip liner can be subtle and you don’t even have to wear dark, heavy, matte lipstick to make it work. Here she is, working the red carpet last night with a pretty and chic pout. If you look really closely at the blown-up photo, you’ll notice the lip liner. So how do you make liner work for you? Well … Keep reading »

Quick Tip Of The Day: Remember Which Shade Of Lipstick You Like

I don’t know about you, but I don’t hang on to lipsticks for long. They get lost in bar bathrooms, left in handbags, or simply fall off the face of the earth. And, of course, I can never remember the name of the shade that was oh-so-flattering. So, instead of losing time and money trying various colors until I find the right one yet again, I now keep a Word document with all the names of the lipstick colors, concealer tones, and eye creams I like but don’t buy often enough to remember off the top of my head. Thank you, “Products I Like” file, for reminding me that Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Berry Berry is my favorite lip color, because I lost another tube of it this week. Keep reading »

Leo Spends $1,400 On Wrinkle Creams

This week Leonardo DiCaprio got “busted” laying down some serious coinage for a variety of skincare products, including eye creams, toner, face masks and anti-wrinkle potions, at the Blue Mercury boutique in Los Angeles. While his reps insisted that he bought them for a lady friend (Lindsay Lohan mayhaps?), what dude buys wrinkle creams for his girlfriend? And a fellow shopper claimed he was asking the salespeople an awful lot of questions about how the formulas worked. We’re not surprised–it’s not like guys are immune to the pressure to look young in Hollywood–and, like so many of us, Leo continues to grow older. Sigh. But, considering most dermatologists think the majority of cosmetic anti-wrinkle creams are total B.S., we think he could’ve saved himself and his fine lines a lot of money. I mean, has anyone here found a wrinkle cream that actually works? What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a mad beauty-product shopping spree? [Examiner] Keep reading »

Blood-Powered Digital Tattoos Are Some Futuristic Freakiness

For anyone who has ever been freaked out by the idea of getting a tattoo, here’s a new invention that will really make you squirm: the Digital Tattoo, an implant which sits beneath a layer of your skin and shows up as a tattoo-like electronic interface. Here’s where things get really weird—this gadget can work as a phone or computer. So, yes, you could literally press a button on your skin and answer a call. Or, explains Geekologie, it can just look like a “traditional tattoo by downloading a picture of a unicorn from the internet.” Whaaaa??? What’s more is that it is powered by your very own blood. That can’t be good for you.

Is this for real? It seems like something out of a science-fiction movie, and we can’t quite wrap our heads around it. [Gizmodo via Geekologie] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Nivea Touch Of Sparkle Cream Oil Body Wash

I’ve been using the Nivea Touch of Sparkle Cream Oil Body Wash for two weeks now, and I’m very happy with the results. For one, the wash contains diamond powder and conditioners, but it leaves the skin luminous as it lathers, not shimmery. Also, the cream oil moisturized my extremely ashy skin, so I didn’t have to do my usual routine of oil on wet skin, then lotion on dry skin. I only did one or the other. Oh, and the calla blossom scent was heavenly, but not strong enough to compete with my signature scent. A word of caution, though: I noticed I had to scrub my tub more often while using this body wash because the moisturizers really attract soap scum. I’m willing to make that trade, though, because the benefits outweigh the negatives. And when I think about it, scrubbing my tub is a great way to tone my guns. [about $6.99, at your local drugstore] Keep reading »

Would You Resort To Stealing Your Favorite Lip Gloss?

The recession is affecting everyone. From layoffs to budget cuts, a few money problems are inevitable it seems. But in England, those issues are hitting the middle class so hard that people have resorted to crime in order to keep up appearances. Over the past year, shoplifting has increased by 20 percent, while clothing and fashion accessory shops have suffered the most. With unemployment on the rise in New York City and the United States as a whole, do you think we’ll see a similar statistic? Walking down the streets, I’ve seen stores and restaurants closing their doors simply because they can’t afford the rent — the recession is surely at fault. Eating out is a luxury, and buying new clothes simply isn’t a part of tight budget plans. But resorting to petty theft in order to satisfy a craving for new accessories? That’s going a bit far, no? [Times] Keep reading »

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