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Bite Beauty: High Pigment Matte Pencil with Resveratrol – Good Enough to Eat?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Swatches | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Review, Photos & Swatches: Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Honey Berry!

Bite Beauty is a new Sephora-exclusive product line that immediately turned my head, in part because of the elegant simplicity of the textured grey packaging with glossy red lettering, but also because of the alluring range of shades and textures – all just for lips. Also, the fact that Bite Beauty lip products contain food-grade ingredients and the resveratrol equivalent of five glasses of red wine is kinda cool too.

To try out the Bite Beauty line, I picked up a Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Honey Berry, because it looked gorgeously mauve-nude swiped on my hand and because it reminded me of my beloved Nars Velvet Matte Pencil formula. How did it stack up?

More on Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil, Photos & Swatches… › Continue reading

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Paul & Joe Cat Lipstick: Fall Limited Edition Photos & Details

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos | 8 Comments


Meilily Product Pick for Cat-Lovers with Photos: Paul & Joe Cat-Shaped Lipstick!

The latest trend in Fall makeup collections is toward the feline (think MAC Fabulous Felines). So, have you seen the daringly cat-shaped lipstick by Paul & Joe Beaute yet?! It’s THE hot product that seems to have started this latest round of kitty-inspired makeup.

The limited edition cat-shaped Paul & Joe Beaute Lipstick C for Fall 2010 comes in three sheer shades: Claire de Lune (66), Over the Moon (67), and Moon Shadow (68). Shown below, left to right.

Each Paul & Joe Fall Collection Limited Edition Lipstick C is made in Japan and comes in an eco-friendly paper tube, printed with a different design for each shade.

Best part? The lipstick tip is carved into the shape of a cat’s head, perky ears and all! (Sometimes the cat looks to me like it has mustache, but it is a fun product nonetheless.)

More Photos of Paul & Joe Cat Lipstick in Over the Moon… (with a real cat!) › Continue reading

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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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Product Photos: Lipstick Queen – Butterfly Ball Lipstick

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos | 1 Comment

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Lipstick Queen’s Butterfly Ball collection of lipsticks has gotten some buzz, particularly since this collection is inspired by the famous quote from legendary boxer Mohammed Ali, “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

These lipsticks seem to be an exercise in juxtaposition – like sweet and sour or butterfly wings and bee stings – with the “sting” coming from the turquoise blue-purple flash of shimmer in each lipstick.

[fyi: Lipstick Queen is currently on sale at Gilt including the Chinatown Glossy Pencils, but unfortunately Butterfly Ball is not part of the sale!]

More Product Photos of Butterfly Ball in Goodbye… › 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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New MAX Factor: Vivid Impact Lipcolor & 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Mascara

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | Makeup, Photos | Comments Off

Meilily Product Testdrive!
Just tried two of the latest makeup items from MAX Factor

MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor in Rose Rage
Made with shea butter, MAX Factor’s new semi-sheer Vivid Impact Lipcolor comes in a range of pure pigment shades designed by P&G Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath. According to MAX Factor, “The ultra rich, pure pigment lipcolor offers head-turning looks from classic to bold, but always vivid.”

I tried this lipstick in Rose Rage, a pretty mauve rose shade with a subtle and trendy hint of fuschia. The creamy and moisturizing color starts out a sheer pink, and is buildable for more oomph. If you want to wear the latest bright pink lipstick featured by magazines and on runways but you just want to head to the grocery store, this is a lipstick shade for you.

MAX Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Mascara › Continue reading

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Beauty Quiz: Find Out Which Lip Color Matches You!

Friday, May 8th, 2009 | Quizzes | 2 Comments

Meilily took this fun beauty quiz and scored: Ms. Understood (violet-pink) – Part fashion junkie, part socialite, you love doing your own thing… Hmmm… What’s your score?

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What’s Your Ideal Glam Lip Color?

Take this quiz to find out which lipstick shade reflects your personal taste

Soft on the inside yet bold on the outside, highly pigmented lip colors can speak volumes about your personality — before you’ve uttered a word. Find out which shade of the beauty editor- and consumer-favorite MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor you should be wearing.

Take the quiz

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Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick – 100% Natural Ingredients

Monday, May 4th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Picks, Swatches | 7 Comments

Meilily Featured Product!  Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers! Check out Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in the beauty aisle for a natural lip treat!

I recently sought out Gabriel Cosmetics products because I had heard good things about their lead-free lipstick, and because I liked their no-animal-testing and natural ingredient philosophy.  Hey, we could all use a good natural lipstick these days!

The founder of Gabriel Cosmetics, Gabriel DeSantino, developed the line of natural animal-friendly beauty products based on homeopathic family traditions that incorporated marine-derived botanicals.  The products are made from 100% natural ingredients, and according to Gabriel Cosmetics, “No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized and no testing is ever done on animals.”

Details on Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick, Another Photo, & Swatches

The first thing I noticed when I tried my first Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick was that the texture was extremely smooth and the color (Raisin) was › Continue reading

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Great Lancome Gift a La Carte at Bloomingdale’s: Choose Your 7 Beauty Products and Cosmetics Bag

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily: Bloomingdales Lancome Gift a La Carte

Right now at Bloomingdale’s you can get a really nice Lancome a La Carte gift with $35 purchase that you can customize by choosing 7 Lancome beauty items (out of 11 choices) and selecting either a white or black cosmetics bag.  This Bloomingdale’s Lancome gift with purchase might even be better than the amazing Nordstrom Estee Lauder gift with purchase from last year.

How to get the Bloomingdale’s Lancome a La Carte Gift

Just go to Bloomingdales.com and add $35 worth of Lancome products to your cart, and the Lancome a La Carte gift options will automatically appear in the cart details page.  From there, you will see 8 individual gift items in your cart, with a drop-down menu for you to choose your items.

Keep reading for a list of the Lancome gift with purchase products and more details… › Continue reading

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More Friends & Family Sales: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 20% Off with Free Shipping

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

I am please to report that Ms. Bobbi Brown has relented, and she is following the trend among beauty retailers and having a (brief) first-ever Friends & Family sale at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics!

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family Code: BFF08A

Discount20% off any order + free shipping + free samples

WhenDecember 2 & 3, 2008  [Extended to December 4]

This may be a good time to try one (or two) of the Bobbi Brown makeup palettes, such as the Limited Edition Mauve Palette or Lip & Eye Palette.

Happy Shopping from Meilily!

[Thanks to the ladies at emakemeup.com for posting]

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Election Day 2008! Get Beautiful and Vote!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 | General | 1 Comment

Election Day 2008!  Put on that lipstick and vote beautifully!

Election Day 2008! Put on that lipstick and vote beautifully!

Paint your lips, paint your toes, paint your fingernails, and go vote!

Don’t forget!  Today is the day to cast your vote in one of our most important presidential elections ever! Exciting!

With my toes painted in OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques grey nail polish, I went and voted early, last week.  While submitting my vote wasn’t going to enter me in a raffle to win some gigantic beauty basket overflowing with my favorite things from Sephora, it still felt good waiting my turn and casting my ballot.

Meilily says:  Vote beautifully!

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