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Sephora Collection Endless Color Blockbuster Palette

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on August 25, 2010

The latest Sephora Blockbuster Palette has been released.  As per usual, this palette is not lacking when it comes to product.  The Blockbuster Palette boasts 98 eyeshadows, 70 shiny lip glosses, 6 cream eyeliner, 2 lip liners, 3 eyeliners, a mascara, and 4 applicators…okay maybe it’s lacking in the applicators department.  Seriously, 4 applicators for 98 eyeshadows???  It’s like when the McDonald’s drive-thru people give you 2 packets of ketchup for 6 orders of fries.  It’s all housed in a case made to look like a Sephora shopping bag.  This is the biggest Blockbuster Palette ever.  Can you believe it’s only been five years since the Blockbuster Palette was first introduced?  The retail value of this palette is $435 which makes the price of $48 an absolute steal.  Oh, and how adorable is the packaging?  Nothing gets me as excited as when I see that beautiful Sephora shopping bag!  I’m contemplating picking up the Blockbuster Palette just because of the packaging!

There’s also an added bonus to picking up the Sephora Blockbuster Palette this year.  From the Sephora website:  “Each 2010 SEPHORA COLLECTION Collector’s Edition Makeup Palette includes a silver ticket that automatically enters you in the SEPHORA COLLECTION Silver Ticket Sweepstakes. Hang on to it and visit Sephora.com on January 1, 2011 to see if you have the winning silver ticket. Whoever has it will receive the Grand Prize, a $1,000 Sephora shopping spree, one-year supply of SEPHORA COLLECTION products, and more.”

If you’re not planning on picking up the Blockbuster Palette but still want a crack at the Silver Ticket Sweepstakes it’s all good.  “To receive a ticket without purchase, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Silver Ticket Request, Sephora USA, Inc., 525 Market St., 32nd Fl., SF, CA 94105 to be received by 12/15/10 (VT and Canadian residents may omit return postage).”

A quick word about Sephora brand cosmetics.  The Sephora brand itself is not what I would consider high-end cosmetics.  They are not horrible, but not everyone loves them.  The staying power is not as great as say MAC or NARS.  Some people also find the formula of the shadows to be a little rough.  Just something to keep in mind if you are not familiar with the brand.

Will you be picking up the Sephora Collection Endless Color Blockbuster Palette?  Let us know!

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Yes Virginia, There Is A Clear Lipliner

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 10, 2010

For years I was extremely anti-lipliner.  I’m still haunted by the trend from when I was in high school of frosted purple lips with a very defined (and ugly) darker lined lip.  I am proud to say that I never succumed to that disaster trend.  When I was in college, I decided to give lipliners a chance, but the experience was horrific.  It’s probably my fault, but I let a MAC girl have free rein on me at the MAC counter.  The colors that she chose were atrocious.  To make it even worse, the gloss that she used was from the MAC Pro Longwear line.  As any MAC girl knows, the staying power of the Pro Longwear line is phenomenal; a little too phenomenal in this case because I couldn’t get it off of my lips to save my life.  I had to walk through downtown Chicago, scaring hoards of people along Michigan Avenue as I walked back to my apartment.

After that, I thought all hope was lost.  I was just bound to live a life without lipliner.  But then the clouds parted and a path of sunlight led me to something that I didn’t even dream existed.  Enter clear lipliner.  Yes, CLEAR lipliner.  Thanks to an angel at the Benefit Cosmetics counter at Macy’s on State Street I was introduced to Benefit’s d’finer d’liner.  The concept is so simple; a clear lip liner that will flatter every skintone and will not change the color of your favorite lip color.  It makes your lipstick last longer while making your lips pop.  It’s been a Godsend to my make-up arsenal and has even led me to use lipstick more often.  Even though it’s been out for a few years, it seems that a lot of people who I talk to still aren’t aware that there is clear lipliner out there.  So this post is for all of you.  I highly recommend that you give clear lipliner a shot.

If the $20 price tag is too rich for your blood don’t worry.  Drugstore cosmetic brands have started to offer clear lipliners too.  Revlon and Maybelline both have clear lipliner options that won’t break the bank.

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