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Rewind: A Rouge Year In Review!

2011 has been an amazing year.  We live in crazy times, and I’m not trying to underscore that.  Even in the world of beauty, things have been tumultuous.

Some favorites:

Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Wild Violet collection came on the scene and purple quickly re-entered the mainstream.  Women I know who would generally only wear brown or black eye pencil were especially pleased to see Untamed Violet.

Metallic finishes were huge on the scene in 2011, and MAC’s Mega Metal shadow collection is one way to wear the trend.

Color will continue to be a big trend in makeup, and brands like MAC Zoom Lash and Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash both introduced a variety of new shades.

My makeup prediction for 2012 is that metallic finishes will continue to be huge.  More and more color will be used, especially on the eyes.  Reader still wearing only neutrals, be warned.  By the end of 2012, I’m betting you’ll make the switch to more color!

Weekly Shopping and Goodies

weekly shopping and goodies memberTime to catch up with the ladies from Shopping and Goodies!

A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away THREE copies of Coco Chanel’s latest biography!

Bags, Bling & Beauty shows you how to beat the winter blues with a wee bit of retail therapy!

GirlsTalkinSmack is revealing celebs who show too much cleavage.

Raging Rouge announces the first installment of the Best Selling Makeup and Beauty Products 2011 series!

Shopping and Info must-have Fendi’s fur-lined motorcycle boots for winter!

The Beauty Bohemian shows you how to go day to night in Isabella Marant’s Feather and Bead Drop Earrings

The Budget Fashionista shares some very important info! How to get rid of Cellulite on a budget!

The Find wants you to get Tomboy-Chic in a Pair of Tassle Booties from Rupert Sanderson and Marc Jacobs

Weekend Beauty Read

EyeshadowCult.com tried out 2011’s Schick Intuition Limited Edition razor. Do we love it? Find out!

Phyrra shows you a fun green, teal and purple makeup look tutorial.

A Touch of Blusher counts down the best summer 2011 makeup collections.

Thu from Painted Ladies shares her top five inexpensive makeup brush finds!

The Pink Sith comes up for air…well, Oxygen, in her review of the Peter Thomas Roth Radiance Oxygenating Masque.

Raging Rouge is WILD about L’eau Par Kenzo Wild Edition for men!

It’s Summer Time and Grey is celebrating with a Evil Shade’s Soft Summer Face Kit give away!

Cinnamon Kitten feels like doing some shopping – help her spend $50!

Beautiful Makeup Search has all of the details on the MAC Cosmetics and blogger collaboration MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions.

Weekly Shopping And Goodies

A Few Goody Gumdrops is loving the new nail colors from Chanel especially the Graphite Nail Polish for Fall 2010

Bags, Bling & Beauty is crazy about the Mandy Jelly Flop by Lindsay Phillips.

Raging Rouge reviews MAC Big Bounce Eyeshadow in Rich Sweet.

RedPoppy is ‘Dating a Royal‘ and soon you will be too!

Shopping and Info is wanting the J Brand’s low rise distrssed denim leggings as seen on Reese Witherspoon!

The Weekend Beauty Read

Phyrra gives Jemma Kidd’s Light As Air Liquid Foundation SPF 18 in Ultra Light a try. See what she thinks about the foundation by the international makeup artist.

Raging Rouge thinks shades in the MAC Fashionflower Eyeshadow Collection are perfect for Spring 2011!

The Pink Sith dishes on the new and limited edition L’eau par Kenzo Wild for Women fragrance and does some creative writing to boot!

Smashbox Photo Finish or Too Faced Primed and Poreless? Ashlee from Painted Ladies reviews and gives her verdicts on three different primers.

Nicole from Lipstick and Luxury has Spring fever for the Elizabeth Arden Bronze in Bloom Collection Check out the swatches!

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search tells you how to highlight and brighten your eyes.

A Touch of Blusher introduces you Shiseido’s &Face line.

Weekly Shopping And Goodies

weekly shopping and goodies memberIt has been quite some time since we’ve caught up with the fine writers of the Weekly Shopping and Goodies group! Let’s do that right now!

A Few Goody Gumdrops is so excited! We’re giving away a vkoo Cashmere Draped Vest in frost. Enter to win!

Bags, Bling & Beauty posts a Father’s Day 2011 Gift Guide that will work for almost any budget!

Raging Rouge is dabbling in a wide variety of spring lipstick shades by MAC.

Shopping and Info loves the colorful Missoni printed swimsuit with the attached scarf!

StyleMaven continues her Anglophile obsession with all things British, including this brilliant body-con Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Ruched Jersey Dress.

The Fashion Buzz share some amazing Boohoo Floral Paysuits perfect for festivals, daytime or evenings.

The Well-Heeled Society shows you why she is gaga over Boutique 9’s ChiChi wedge espadrilles!

TheFind says, enter now! for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate from eDressMe – for that perfect graduation, prom, end-of-year formal, or wedding guest dress.

Weekend Beauty Read

The Pink Sith Adores her new Le Metier de Beaute Color Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Monaco but she wouldn’t have purchased it had she not seen it in real life. Come see why on line swatches are not always what they seem.

Phyrra raves about Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover and tells you why it’s her favorite.

Enter for a chance to win 3 wonderful products worth $265 comprising a sexy gift set from Honey Cat Cosmetics, Soulgasm fragrance by Sasha Varon and the brand new Ferrum Styler. over at Beauty and Personal Grooming

Joanna Chien of Unt Skincare shares the Proper Summer Skincare Tips on Elke’s Blog.

Raging Rouge starts her at home LED Light Therapy with Sirius Aurora!

Thu from Painted Ladies reviews TouchBack Brow Marker … did she achieve brow perfection?

A Touch of Blusher reviews Elemis’ Freshskin range.

Grey goes in depth as she reviews the Dinair Airbrush System.

Cinnamon Kitten tries out the new Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour.

Weekend Beauty Reads!

Phyrra takes you on a excursion to see colors from the new company, Antoinette’s Revolution Cosmetics!

The Pink Sith Declares her love for Inglot Eyeshadows and warns that you better skip this post if you don’t want to become addicted too!

Thinking about becoming a makeup artist? Sheila from Painted Ladies lends some tips to get you in gear with the business aspects of makeup artistry.

Raging Rouge thinks this Pink Buttercream Tinted Lip Balm is a real “Treat”!

Cinnamon Kitten is giving away two eco-friendly makeup cases from the EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone collection.

A Touch of Blusher reviews Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser.

Weekend Beauty Read

Phyrra debuts the Tokidoki Devil Girl Cromatico Palette & shows you swatches and looks. It’s hot for summer!

Enter to win the MyAge Eye Candy set by Lavera over at Painted Ladies, valued at $66!

Enter for a chance to win Lexli’s 3-day starter kit worth $84 over at Beauty and Personal Grooming

Pink Sith – Joeybunny shows you one of the NARS Spring eyeshadow duos and why you NEED to own this DOGON duo!

Raging Rouge reviews Skinsheen Leg Spray from MAC Bronze Everyday.

Grey not only reviews Samantha Chapman’s new line of Real Technique brushes, but also hosts a giveaway!

A Touch of Blusher looks at Kanebo Coffret d’Or’s early fall 2011 makeup collection.

Weekend Beauty Read!

Phyrra debuts Geek Chic Cosmetics new collection, N7 and gives you a sneak peek of an upcoming collection, Mana Screwed! So if you’re a fan of Mass Effect or Magic the Gathering, you’ve gotta check them out.

To keep or to ditch? Megan from Painted Ladies reviews L’Oreal’s new One Sweep eyeshadow.

Grey explores her brow obsession with Inglot!

Raging Rouge is thrilled to have found an inexpensive, hypoallergenic shampoo Finesse Clean + Simple!

The Makeup Divas are giving away three (3) full size jars of facial cream from True Promise Beauty. What a great gift this would make for you or for your mom this Mother’s Day.

The Pink Sith Tells you all about her Super Fantastic Happy Happy Joy Joy Makeover from Armani Beauty at her local Neiman Marcus!

A Touch of Blusher loves Chanel Rouge Coco Shine.

Cinnamon Kitten chats with Sarah Crawley, founder of The Soap Girl.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic kicks off her concealer review series with a magnum opus on how and where to use undereye concealer to look awake.