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L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection Photos

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos: L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection!

Exciting news! L’Occitane’s limited edition makeup collection is here! In select L’Occitane stores only, this rare garden-inspired Peony Makeup Collection is a must-see.

While wandering through a L’Occitane shop, I was drawn to a display of what appeared to be colorful flower seed packets. Imagine my surprise when I realized that L’Occitane, best known as a bath and skincare brand, has a new makeup collection out, and a pretty one at that. Each limited edition makeup shade is named after a particular peony.

Meilily’s top picks from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection:
- Liquid Shine Lip Colour in 01 Marie Riviere (a flattering medium-pigmented gloss inspired by a “delicate salmon-pink peony,” according to L’Occitane)
- Facecolour Powder in 02 Valse de Vienne (a pretty “glossy pale pink” blush/eyeshadow)
- Lipstick in 03 Mme Louis Henry (a very sheer warm-pink shimmer lipstick inspired by “a pink peony with old-gold patina reflections”)

Check out these photos of items from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection› Continue reading

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Thi Cosmetics Makeover: Product Breakdown

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 | Makeovers, Makeup | Comments Off

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Remember the makeover I won in last October’s Thi Cosmetics Halloween Costume Contest? Well, I’m finally getting around to providing details on the makeover by one of my favorite makeup artists, Taylor Pham, founder of Thi Cosmetics!

Here’s a look at what the whole makeover entailed and the products used (at least what I can recall). Unfortunately, I was so busy enjoying getting made over by Taylor Pham, I forgot to check on many of the products she used on me…

Hair Prep
- Taylor started by prepping my hair: dried it with a blow drier, curled it with a curling iron, and then placed it all in rollers (particularly big rollers up top). Then she let it set throughout the rest of the makeover.

Brows
- Next up: brow waxing and plucking. I could tell this was an important step in Taylor’s recommended beauty regimen, but I definitely had not been maintaining my brows! Tsk tsk!

Finally, makeup…
- Taylor started › Continue reading

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Gift Pick & Photos: Tarte Crown Jewels Mini Lip Gloss Value Set

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 | Photos, Product Picks | Comments Off

Meilily: Tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Gift Boxes

Meilily: Tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Gift Boxes

Meilily Gift Pick & Photos! Tarte Cosmetics Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Set

When I saw that tarte cosmetics was offering a new lip gloss value set specifically for gifting, I was impressed. As a huge fan of tarte cosmetics and of value sets, I decided I had to get my hands on one of these sets!*

Each tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Set comes with three individually packaged and “giftable” boxes, each containing five mini lip glosses. In total, the set comes with fifteen paraben-free lip glosses, which contain tarte’s customary natural ingredients and smell a little like warm sugar.

Photos & More Details: Tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Set › Continue reading

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Swatches of Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 | Makeup, Swatches | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Swatches! Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move!

Previously featured as a Meilily Product Pick, the Intense Lipgloss from UK beauty brand Illamasqua definitely requires some good swatches. All the shades of Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss are pretty unique and unconventional, and often look quite different from their color in the tube when applied to the skin.

So, here are several swatches of Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move, a dusty mauve shade with hints of violet, swatched in different lighting.

Meilily Swatch (above top) with natural shadow and light (left:thick, right:sheer)-  shows how Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move › Continue reading

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Product Pick: Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss – Long-lasting Bold Color

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Product Picks | 1 Comment

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Finally, bold UK makeup brand, Illamasqua, has arrived in the States! If you haven’t yet heard, Illamasqua makes professional-quality makeup designed in London to embolden nighttime self-expression, with influences from theatrical drama and alternative lifestyles. If you’re looking for fun and daring evening makeup, Illamasqua is a must-try! (Plus, Illamasqua is now available at Sephora.com)

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Details

After Google-ing for Illamasqua swatches like these fom Krasey Beautiful, I knew I had to try Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss, specifically in a shade called “Move.” Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move is described on the Sephora website as › Continue reading

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Swatches of the New Christian Siriano Debut Makeup Collection for Victoria’s Secret Makeup

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 | Makeup, Swatches | 2 Comments

Meilily Product Swatches! Christian Siriano’s Debut Makeup Collection

I’ve seen a lot of interest in the new makeup line from Project Runway winner Christian Siriano for Victoria’s Secret Makeup after I posted some details and product images.  So, I got these swatches of all the new products from Christian Siriano’s debut makeup line and some top picks from the line!

Swatches of the New Christian Siriano Makeup Collection

Meilily Swatches:  Christian Siriano Makeup - Eye Makeup

Meilily Swatches: Christian Siriano Makeup - Eye Makeup

Shown left to right: Silky Eye Shadow in Royalty (matte eggplant), Gilded Fierce (deep olive with golden shimmer), Oasis (aqua frost), Sandstorm (dusty pink frost), and Sahara (soft sand frost).

Shown bottom: Kajal Eye Liner in Eclipse (deepest black with subtle shimmer – very creamy).

More Swatches from the Christian Siriano Makeup Collection… › Continue reading

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Meilily Giveaway: Win a Sue Devitt Beauty Palette!

Friday, July 31st, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos | 22 Comments

[Update: The winner of this Meilily giveaway is... Grace! Congratulations! Big thanks to all who entered!]

Meilily Sue Devitt Giveaway! Dear readers, it’s time for another Meilily giveaway! Meilily is giving away a very pretty Sue Devitt Starbrights Palette. So, enter to win between now and August 10, and then check back to see who wins!

Win a Sue Devitt Starbrights Lip & Cheek Palette in Electra ($35 value):
Check out Meilily’s Product Photos of the Sue Devitt Starbrights Palette that you can win here!
The Starbrights Palette contains two lip glosses and a cheek gel, and Electra is described as bronze toned shades. The Sue Devitt website says, “Specifically formulated cheek gel provides long lasting color while nutrients and essential oils keep lips hydrated and healthy all day long.”

TO ENTER, simply do the following: [One entry per person please]
- Subscribe to the Meilily RSS feed.
- Post a comment below telling Meilily why you want to win!

Ways to get additional entries:
- Follow @Meilily on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry)
- Tweet about the contest on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry; maximum 3)

All complete entries must be received by August 10, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. Giveaway open to US Residents only. (Sorry international readers!) Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email, and the winner must provide their mailing address. Please check out our Privacy Policy before entering.

Good Luck! from Meilily * Live Beautifully
P.S. If you like this contest, you can heart us at SugarLoving!

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Product Photos: Sue Devitt Starbrights Lip & Cheek Palette

Monday, July 27th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos | 1 Comment

Meilily: Sue Devitt Starbrights Palette Compact in Electra

Meilily: Sue Devitt Starbrights Palette Compact in Electra

Meilily Product Photos: Sue Devitt Starbrights Palette
Check out these exclusive photos of the lovely Sue Devitt Starbrights Lip & Cheek Palette in Electra. (btw, You can enter to win one of these Sue Devitt Starbrights Palettes in Electra here at Meilily!)

Each Starbrights Palette contains two lip glosses and a cheek gel, and retails for US$35.

More Sue Devitt Starbrights Lip & Cheek Palette Photos… › Continue reading

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Free Stuff Alert: Free makeup from Napoleon Perdis and Benefit Cosmetics

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup | Comments Off

Meilily Free Stuff Alert! A few great promotions for free stuff going on right now:

* Free Lip Gloss:  Free Napoleon Perdis Protege Lip Gloss if you sign up for the Napoleon Perdis Club! Voucher sent to mailing address for use at Napoleon Perdis concept stores.
When:  February 1 – March 7, 2009 (or while supplies last)

* Free full-size BADgal blue mascara with any purchase of $35 at Benefit Cosmetics. No promo code necessary.

* Free Makeup Palette:  Free Benefit “Pink to Please a Woman…Gold to Get a Guy!” Palette with $35 purchase! (Offer ends February 10, 2009)
Benefit Free Palette Code:  LOVE2009
Benefit Free Shipping Code: PRETTY50 for free US shipping on $50 orders
**Note:  The free Benefit makeup palette is currently sold out, but in case it comes back in stock in time, I thought I’d mention the promotion…

Meilily says:  Enjoy Free Stuff!
[Thanks to the lovely deal-hunting gals at Emakemeup.com!]

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