Try a Glam New Holiday Look

Well, December snuck up on us, didn’t it?  It is time for holiday parties of all kinds, from now until New Years.

Do you glam up your look at the holidays?  It is the perfect season to try something dramatic like a red lip or dramatic eyes.  Maybe just a little shimmer on your cheekbones or a glittery nail.

Here is a list of great new items to help you look fabulous this holiday season:

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+
YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+

YSBB™ Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38 USD) — It’s your full coverage foundation, brightening color, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing  day cream, plus UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical only SPF 50+ all in one easy step! Infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. Formulated with plastic surgeons to merge high-performance skincare with the benefits of color-correcting makeup. Plus, it delivers luminous and healthy looking skin with powerful anti-aging repair benefits for perfect coverage. Your supple and flawless skin but better!

What I think:  A beautiful face of makeup starts with a foundation.  This CC Cream not only evens out skin tone, it also has anti-aging properties and high SPF.  You can put this right over bare skin — you don’t need additional serum or moisturizer.  Great for a quick base when you are in a hurry!

Available at

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers
Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers

Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) Compact and easy to throw in your bag for any holiday party, the Mai Couture Highlighter Papiers ($28 for booklet of 50 sheets) instantly glam up any holiday look. Both the St. Barts and Crystal Cove shades turn up the wattage on lackluster skin in seconds flat with beautiful flawless luminosity. Perfect for face, décolletage, and body.

What I think:  These highlighter papers are so cool!  Just tear one out of the booklet and rub on cheekbones, under eyebrow, even on the body.  They give such a pretty glow.  These are also available in really pretty blush papers.

Available at

Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati
Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati ($9.99 for a set of 8 that features 4 eyeliner styles) — Whether you’re playing with a smokey eye or just want to enhance your eyes for the evening, glitter makeup creates a striking, eye-catching look.Some glitter eye makeup is difficult to apply and drifts away from the eyes. The makers of Violent Lips simplify the glittery lid with the Violent Eyes Collection.

These Temporary Eye Appliques Featuring 4 Different Eyeliner  Styles. Each Violent Eyes pack contains 8 Temporary Eye Appliques that  fit all eye shapes, are smudge proof and last up to 16 hours.

What I think:  These so much fun for an evening out with the girls (or a hot date)!  They take a little practice to work just right, but once you get the hang of it, you can get sparkle that lasts all night!

You can purchase at
Jane Cosmetics
Jane Cosmetics
The holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner and Jane Cosmetics has you covered! With an array of beautiful shades at affordable prices, you’ll find something for every beauty girl on your list. Here are great choices from Jane:
  • Makeup bag – $12
  • Intense Color Lip Gloss in Million Dollar Smile – $7
  • Shimmer Eye Shadow in Eclipse and Ray of Light – $8 each
  • Multi-Colored Pressed Powder in Peach Bouquet (also available in Pink Bouquet, Berry Bouquet) – $12
  • Pressed Bronzing Powder (available in Inspire, Dream, Give, Empower)  – $10
  • Cream Eye Shadow in Polished Pewter – $8

What I think: Jane cosmetics are back and better than ever!  The shadows are highly pigmented and the blushes and bronzer are so pretty! Very affordable as well.

Jane Cosmetics is sold at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide and
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red
Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red

Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red ($15 USD) — Wear a bold, fierce red lip to make your lips look younger and more vibrant.  Try the Mally Beauty Evercolor Satin Lipstick in Warm Red for brighter lips, or Cool Red for a sophisticated look.

What I think: Mally makes a red for every skin tone.  This lipstick is perfect for holiday parties and a great match for jewel tone and glitter party clothes — or a great little black dress.

Purchase at

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection
China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze ($7.50 USD) is a party-perfect collection sure to get the celebrations started off right! With these 12 twist-on-traditional shades, plus one traveling top coat, reindeers won’t be the only ones lighting up the night sky this holiday season.  China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze also features 10 holiday gift sets – the perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts for the lacquer lover in your life.  The shades from top left to bottom right are:
Just Be-Claws — warm red metallic glimmer
Santa Red My List –-  fuchsia metallic glimmer
Be Merry Be Bright — royal purple and magenta multi-glitter
Elfin’ Around — rust red metallic glimmer
This is Tree-mendous — green and gold glitter in transparent base
Bells Will Be Blinging — blue and gold multi-glitter
So Blue Without You — pool blue metallic glimmer
There’s Snow One Like You — matte white texture
Mingle With Kringle — yellow gold aluminum
All Wrapped Up — midnight blue and purple glitter
Your Present Required  — multi-sized multi-color glitter
Put a Bow on It — magenta glitter
What I think:  These are gorgeous polishes, perfect for party season.  I am loving Just Be-Claws — sparkly rich red, Be Merry Be Bright is pretty over a lighter shade and There’s Snow One Like You is a cool texture polish that looks like snow on your nails.  Fun!
What makeup do you like to use for the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know.

Gorgeous New Lip Glosses Help Protect Your Pout

Deep, matte lip colors abound this season.  But I have to be honest, I usually wear light color lip glosses all year round. I like that it goes with every outfit and makeup look and lighter colors make lips look fuller.

Here are some of my new favorites that not only look great on, but have good for you ingredients:

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss
Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss ($7 USD). Beeswax naturally hydrates and protects for softer, healthier lips.  Choose from these colorful and intoxicating bouquets:  Mint Blossom, Wild Blackberry, and Tupelo Honey.

Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss contains no parabens, no petroleum derived ingredients, and is never tested on animals. It is made from all natural ingredients and is gluten-free.

Available at

Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal
Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal

Pacifica Enlightened Lip Gloss in Opal ($12 USD) Supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long-lasting natural color.  Our Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine is infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health.  This gloss is for anyone who wants to hydrate their lips and add gorgeous sheer color with a glossy shine.  As with all of our products, these are 100% vegan & cruelty free.  Formulated without carmine, FD&C color, talc, phthalates, parabens, sorbital and petroleum.

Opal is an opalescent pale peach/ pink.  Just enough pale color.  Pairs perfectly with smoky eyes.

Learn more at

beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction
beautyADDICTS Lip Addiction

beautyADDICTS Lip ADDICTION ($17 USD) — This creamy, high-shine lip gloss provides intense, opulent color while nourishing lips with vitamins and plumping lips with peptides. Lip Addiction lets you choose from 10 must-have shades to feed your addiction for the perfect, painted pout.

Purchase at





Today Only on QVC — tarte Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection


Good morning readers!  I really love tarte cosmetics because the products are made with natural ingredients and they are long-lasting and fabulous!  So, I really recommend today’s QVC Today’s Special Value!

It is by tarte and is called the Beauty without Boundaries 8-pc Collection ($59.96 today or two easy payments of $29.98, plus Tax and S & H)

I received a set for my honest opinion and I am loving it!  Some of the products are new and some I have tried before.  It is an 8-piece collection designed for real women, this kit is for anyone looking for a complete collection of everyday beauty essentials. Includes:

  • 1-oz BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.08-oz BB tinted undereye corrector–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • 0.31-oz Lights, Camera, Flashes! mascara in black
  • 0.009-oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner in black
  • 0.04-oz LipSurgence power pigment in Awakening, a rose pink–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Special edition complexion brush–exclusive to QVC until 11/30/13!
  • Undereye brush
  • Makeup bag

The shades available are:

  • Fair: receive primer in fair and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Light: receive primer in light and undereye corrector in fair-light
  • Medium: receive primer in medium and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Tan: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in medium-tan
  • Deep: receive primer in tan and undereye corrector in deep

In celebration of individual beauty, tarte created this collection to give every woman the look that’s uniquely her. Each product works to enhance your natural beauty.

Perfect, prime, and protect skin with tarte’s BB tinted treatment primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, which lasts up to 12 hours. Help conceal dark circles with tarte’s NEW BB tinted undereye corrector. Line and define eyes with Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner, which promises to stay put for up to 12 hours. Amplify lashes with Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. And add a pop of color and shine with NEW LipSurgence power pigment in awakening.

Tips for applying the kit:

Begin applying BB tinted treatment primer by dispensing a small amount onto the back of your hand and using the double-ended complexion brush to blend onto your face. Then conceal undereye discoloration by dabbing the lighter side of the concealer brush into the BB undereye corrector and applying to your undereye area from the inner to outer corners. Use the darker side of the concealer brush to smooth and blend to perfection. Next, gently glide the inner rim liner along the upper and lower inner rims for intense definition. Increase lash volume by 752% by applying two coats of Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara. Finish your look by gliding on LipSurgence power pigment for a naturally beautiful smile.

What I think:  This kit is an amazing value, all of the products together would normally be over $214!  This is a perfect way to try tarte.  My favorite product is the mascara (AMAZING) and I am really liking the new undereye concealer.   The brushes are fab, too!

Visit to purchase or tune into QVC on tv.  It will be on until 12 am eastern time today.




Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Cleanser

lay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!}
Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!}

lay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} ($6.99 USD) — lay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser delivers a deep, down-to-the-pores clean, to minimize shine – even after you leave the sink! Made for the 24/7 chica-on-the-go, this refreshingly fruity and floral scented rinse has all the purifying power of a mask with the fresh feel of a daily cleanser.

Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away!} Shine Minimizing Cleanser refreshes skin and minimizes shine leaving it day and night ready! Add this cleanser to your morning regimen for a deep clean and a refreshing scent experience. Benefits include:

  • Removes 2x more dirt, oil and makeup vs. basic cleansing
  • Formulated with Kaolin Clay, this cleanser lifts away impurities and helps minimize shine
  • Deep cleansing action for a fresher feel

This does live up to its name as it makes my skin feel so fresh and it makes the shine go away!  I make sure I wet my skin before I apply and it gives a great lather that rinses away clean.  I like to use it day and night.  It removes my makeup and gets my skin ready for my serums and moisturizers.

I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.  Influenster is a great site where you can receive new products to test and review.  Let me know if you would like to join in the comments with your email address and I will send you an invite!

Enjoy! and the Camille Bag from Sea NY Gift With Purchase

Camille Bag from Sea NY

Camille Bag from Sea NY – Exclusive GWP for 

This product-filled bag is the next in a long line of exclusive designer offers from the prestige online beauty retailer.  The Camille Bag is free for shoppers who spend over $100 and can be found at

Filled with 15 prestige beauty goodies in both deluxe sample and full sizes, the bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $140. “We’re super happy to have the opportunity to work with on The Camille Bag,” say Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan, creators of Sea NY.  “We wanted to develop a bag that was fun and versatile–and in a pinch could be used a clutch.”

“I’m a huge fan of leopard print!” says Director-at-Large of Romy Soleimani.  “This chic bag from Sea NY is perfect for toting your essentials throughout the day and then carrying solo as a clutch in the evening.”

Products included are:

1. KORRES Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment

2. Nick Chavez® Yucca Root Conditioning Cream

3. Dr. Brandt® BB Matte with Signature SHINERASE™, Light to Medium

4. NUXE®  Gentle Exfoliating Gel

5. Urban Decay® Big Fatty Mascara

6. LACOSTE® Essential VOC

7. Stila® Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, Moray

8. H2O+™ Spa Sea Salt Hydrating Body Butter

9. Boots Tinted Moisturizer (two shades)

10. Murad® Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles

11. bareMinerals® Active Cell Renewal Night Serum

12. IT Cosmetics® Bye, Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium

13. Fekkai ®Brilliant Glossing™ Olive Oil Conditioner

14. DDF® assortment

15. An offer for you from the site

About® – The World of Beauty Online®, Inc. is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products. You can follow @beautydotcom for discounts and brand updates.

About Sea NY — Sea NY is a contemporary brand that is found in select stores.  It is approachable, optimistic, modern, feminine, and modestly provocative.  Sea is designed by lifelong friends, Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan, from 324 Canal Street in New York.



Breakthrough Mascaras by It Cosmetics, Hourglass Cosmetics and CoverGirl

I love, love, love mascara!  Here are three amazing new ones:

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara Duo ($29.00 USD) — What is it: Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Treatment Mascara revolutionizes and takes the place of five products–volumizing mascara; conditioning, hydrating lash primer; lash-enhancing serum; lash tint; and a lash comb/curler! Hello Lashes offers the blackest of black color that lasts and doesn’t flake or fade. The triple-brush lengthens, curls, and separates lashes while the innovative Magic Wand lash ball detailer tip is designed to reach every last inner and outer corner lash.

What I think:  An amazing mascara that lengthens, curls and thickens lashes.  The unique feature of this mascara is the ball on the end that reaches inner and outer lashes plus when used straight up, really lengthens upper and lower lashes.  My little lashes look so long that they almost reach my eyebrows!  I also have to wait for my mascara to dry before  I put my glasses on or it smears!  Visit to purchase.

Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer ($28.00 USD) — An ultra-glossy, inky black top coat for lashes that creates length,
volume, and showstopping shine.  Formulated for application on top of mascara, Film Noir Lash Lacquer transitions your eyes from work day to cocktail hour, or vamps up your look for an extra kick of drama any time you desire. It features a unique brush applicator and latex-like formula that fans lashes out to sensational proportions.

Before applying, make sure there’s just enough product lightly coating the applicator brush, and wipe any excess onto the inside edge of the tube. Using the brush applicator, paint lacquer onto the bottom and top lashes in short, even strokes. Apply lacquer to the tips of the outer corners of top lashes only for a more natural look.

What I think:  At first I thought this product wouldn’t be useful — an extra step to make lashes look better?  I was skeptical. But after I “painted” the lacquer on my lashes, they were longer, shiny and super black! Perfect for a night out!  Visit or to learn more.

CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ($8.49 USD) gives you stunning volume while leaving your lashes light and lifted!

The breakthrough mousse formula exchanges specific synthetic polymers with natural beeswax and tapioca to help make it 20% lighter than the most expensive mascara* Hypoallergenic. Removes easily with soap and water. Ophthalmologically tested.

What I think:  Wow!  It is difficult to find a natural mascara that gives good volume — but this one certainly does. It is also perfect for contact lens wearers.  Plus, very affordable.  Visit to learn more and purchase at mass market retailers.  Enjoy!

Fab New Eye Products By Kate Somerville

New eye products by Kate Somerville well keep your eyes looking young and hydrated — and one may even help your lashes appear longer!

True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover ($35.00 USD) Ready for an eye-opening experience? This incredible multi-tasker not only removes makeup, it also restores the look of lashes with one simple swipe. True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover gently wipes away all kinds of eye makeup – even waterproof and long-lasting formulas. Cutting-edge SymLash226™ Complex is formulated to create more voluminous lashes. In addition, luxurious botanicals help reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines, while nourishing extracts are designed to condition the entire eye area.


  • Advanced SymLash226™ Complex promotes keratin production, creating visibly
    fuller lashes.
  • Powerful Sodium Hyaluronate helps hydrate and condition the entire eye
  • Green and White Teas are designed to reduce the appearance of
  • Chamomile and Aloe Vera smooth out the appearance of fine lines to create a
    refreshed, younger look.
  • Rosehip, Evening Primrose, and Avocado Extracts are combined in an effort to
    naturally contour and firm the appearance of the eye area.

What I think:  This eye-makeup remover is extremely gentle and effective.  One swipe on a cotton pad, and my waterproof eye makeup disappears!  The best part is that it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all!  I haven’t notices if my lashes look longer, but I have only been using it for a few weeks, but I can tell that my lashes are well conditioned.  Excellent product!

With KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Lifting and Lineless Eye Cream ($135.00 USD) the results are undeniable: fine lines and wrinkles smoothed, skin tightened and lifted, puffiness noticeably reduced, texture and tone evened out, and the appearance of dark circles dramatically diminished. Your entire eye area will be lightened and brightened with a radiant, youthful glow.


  • Cutting-edge Peptide Complex utilizes the latest advances to repair damaged cells and increase collagen production, significantly reducing the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles.
  • A unique Caffeine Complex instantly alleviates puffiness and firms skin.
  • Moisturizing Anti-Aging Actives not only provide long-lasting hydration, but also stimulate collagen production and repair the natural lipid barrier.
  • Color Correcting Micro-Pearls diffuse and scatter light, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, brightening the entire eye area and masking dark circles.

What I think:  What a beautiful, luxury eye cream.  The first thing you notice is the pearly glow and creamy consistency. I apply this all around my orbital bone — so I get lifting and brightening all around my eye.  It instantly gives my eyes a smooth appearance and lightens my dark circles.

To purchase True Lash visit and to purchase the Multi-Active Repair visit  Enjoy!

Fall 2011 Makeup Guide Part One — The Eyes Have It!

Yay for Fall eye makeup!  I always look forward to this time of year because I love the dramatic colors — plums, forest greens, midnight blues, chocolate browns.  I feel like a kid and the bold liners, shadows and mascara are my coloring tools!

Smashbox, Josie Maran, Make Up For Ever and Sue Devitt are introducing Fall 2011 collections that include a dramatic eye and soft cheeks and lips. I have tried at least one eye product from each collection and I have found that beside the beautiful jewel tones, many of the products have really cool features like being long-wearing.

Here is a little description of each collection and a product that I have tried from each:

Smashbox’s Fall 2011 color story is a celebration of the studio’s heritage. It’s about the magic of capturing the perfect close-up—the moment when you see that impeccable shot of a beautiful girl and everything just clicks.

Smashbox Girls On Film Cream Eye Liner & Travel Brush ($28.00 USD) — Create the perfect frame for eyes with this cult-favorite liner that provides totally customizable eye definition. Wait 60 seconds for it to dry or immediately smudge with shadow for extra intensity. Apply it with the included travel brush for perfectly defined eyes in a flash. Cream Eye Liner can also be used as a long-wearing cream shadow for a sexy smoky look.

What I think: This is available in two shades: Blacklight (black with blue pearl) and Sepia (midnight brown with gold pearl).  I have the Blacklight and love how the color easily lays down and the fact that the blue pearl is not too noticeable, so it can be used day or night. And it is very long-wearing.  Visit or to purchase.

Josie Maran’s Fall 2011 Collection contains three Argan-rich products — A 4 eyeshadow and 1 eyeliner compact, a serum foundation and the eye makeup pen described below.

Josie Maran The Rapid Eye Makeup Pen (REM) ($32.00 USD)  features long-wearing Argan gel eyeliner on one end and a mini liner brush on the other. The middle houses a perfectly coordinated Argan eye shadow in a spring-loaded sponge tip applicator for single stroke eye definition. Infused with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil.

What I think:  This is a perfect for a dramatic on-the-go eye look. The shadow easily applies with the sponge and the eye liner brush dips in the liner for a great thick line.  Perfect for a cat’s eye look.  This is available in 6 color combinations.  I’ve tried the Black liner/Amethyst shadow and love the look. Visit or to purchase.

MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces Smoky Couleur, a new collection of eye make up essentials inspired by the rich, jewel tone fabrics seen on the fall 2011 runways. This vibrant new take on an all-time classic provides a number of different ways to wear the eye-catching look and adapt it to every mood, occasion and outfit.

The Smoky Couleur collection includes a limited edition Smoky Eye Shadow Palette, four new shades of dramatic
Smoky Lash mascara and three new ultra-creamy Khol Pencils — all in an array of bold, yet wearable colors.

New Smoky Lash Couleur ($22.00 USD) — The ultimate mascara for volume, length and curl is now available in four new hues. Boasting the same lash boosting formula and unique elastomer fiber brush as the original best seller, Smoky Lash Couleur delivers a dramatic faux lash effect in seconds. Each new shade is extremely concentrated with brown, green, blue and plum pigments so the mascara instantly coats the lashes with intense color.

What I think:  Very cool mascara that is extremely volumizing and really colors lashes, even dark ones like mine!  I have the Dark Blue and the Pearly Deep Blue Khol pencil.  They work great together for an intense shot of color or mix them up. Fun! Purchase at or

Sue Devitt’s Nordic Trek, inspired by Iceland A new Eye Palette in muted tones of Deep Moss Shimmer, Glacial Aqua, Arctic Blue, and Nordic Nude was inspired by the deep blue sky meeting the mossy earth and ice along the horizon. And a new Defining Eyeliner in three pigment rich, long lasting, waterproof shades- rich black, chocolate brown and silver-glides on to give an edge to a softer palette. The collection of Color Luxury Lipsticks echoes the colors of the autumn flowers of the lowlands.

Sue Devitt Defining Eyeliner ($20.00 USD) Inspired by our star product—Eye Intensifier Pencil—NEW Defining Eyeliner is an ultra thin, twist-up pencil designed to create a precise line in vibrant colors for an intense look. Its unique formulation hydrates while defining, glides on smoothly in a soft, velvety texture, while locking in color that is long-wearing, transfer resistant, water resistant and smudge proof. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Nylon-12 lock in moisture, and expand and contact with facial expressions without creasing. No sharpener required.

What I think:  I love this in the chocolate brown.  It is a deep color and is a nice change from black for daytime.  It glides on smoothly, and doesn’t need to be sharpenend. This liner lasts a long time, too.  Visit to purchase.

Whatever you choose to try, I think you will enjoy your Fall look!

Amazing New Eye Makeup By L’Oreal

L’Oreal creates innovative and affordable cosmetics that are so fun to try — especially their eye makeup.  I have tried the following lately and really enjoy wearing them!

Studio Secrets Professional The One Sweep ($9.99 USD) — Discover the secret to a complete eye look in one easy sweep with Studio Secrets Professional™ The One Sweep™ Eye Shadow. This unique applicator is designed to fit your eye shape to define, color and highlight your eyes in one easy step. The beautifully coordinated shadows come in natural and playful palettes expertly designed to enhance your eye color. Discover your stunning eye look!

The One Sweep™ Shadow is a breakthrough new way for anyone to get a professional eye shadow look. The unique applicator is shaped to fit the eye and apply three shades in one step to define, color and highlight. It’s fast, easy, and mistake-proof.

There are 8 color combos to choose from — soft Natural and brighter Playful sets for Blue, Green, Brown and all eye colors.

What I think:  This is pretty easy to use, once you practice a bit.  It takes a little work to get the shadow perfectly on the applicator, then onto the eyelids.  Once you get the hang of it, though, it is such a cool idea!  On sweep and you have eyeliner, lid color and highlighter.  Fun!   

L’Oreal introduces new Double Extend® Eye Illuminator ($10.95 USD), a two-step lengthening mascara professionally developed to illuminate your eyes.

Step 1: Lengthen & Intensify: Black mascara infused with a hint of color adds volume and length to lashes while intensifying eyes.

Step 2: Illuminate: The illuminating top coat infused with light-reflecting pearls highlights your eye color with our exclusive sphere tip brush.

This is available in 4 shades to enhance eye color: Black Copper for Blue Eyes, Black Bronze for Green Eyes, Black Quartz for Brown Eyes, and Black Crystal for All Eyes.

What I think:  This is an interesting idea for mascara.  I usually like my lashes really black, but the illuminating color is more for glimmer than color.  The black mascara thickens, but doesn’t really lengthen my lashes.  I then put the illuminating color (Black Quartz) on the tips.  You can really see it in the sun. This is fun to use, though and is a different looks for the eyes.

Visit to learn more and you can purchase at drugstores near you!