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Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, My friendly neighborhood Chanel representative insisted that I sample a different foundation the last time I was in for an "express" makeup.  I normally don’t tinker with my usual regimen, but let her give the Pro Lumiere a spin.

While it is a bit heavy for everyday use (I’m particularly suspicious anytime I see skin that looks too perfect), this foundation is ideal for a night out or an event.  My skin looked completely, utterly, flawless while this was on.  It was shockingly porcelain.  Had it existed, I certainly would have selected this to wear on my wedding day.

Bag Borrrow or Steal

For the woman who absolutely HAS to have the latest “it” bag (or hell– she needs to have access to ALL of the latest “it” bags), this online shop is a must see. 

The story is this– you pay a monthly “rent” for access to the hottest bags.  They are guaranteed to be in like-new condition, and you can borrow several at the same time.  If you absolutely MUST keep a bag, you have the opportunity to buy it directly from Bag Borrow or Steal (at a reduced rate).  If not, just return it so that the latest bag of your choice will be shipped to your doorstep.  LOVE this concept!

From now until March 15th, 2007, all new memberships are 15%  off if you enter SHINE01 as your promotional code during registration.

Product Packaging

Admit it, you’ve bought product before just because of how it looks in its packaging.  Maybe it looks great on your vanity, or maybe you just want to be seen carrying it around… but it visually captured you and dragged you to the register with credit card in hand.

Here are some of my personal favorites.

Guerlain "KissKiss" Lipstick:

Guerlain ‘Meteorites Voyage’ Pressed Powder:

Guerlain Terracotta Brush:

Givenchy Prisme Again! Blush Quartet:

Givenchy Vernis Miroir Nail Color:

Prada Pressed Powder:

Christian Dior Midnight Charm Lip Gloss Locket:

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Twins Duo:

Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Quadrilumeres:

Lancome Gift With Purchase

Lancome is offering a fantastic gift with any $26.50 purchase through Macys.  Click the link below to check it out.  In addition, shipping is free through Macys.com if you purchase $50 or more. 

Gift set includes:

  • Absolue Premium Bx Absolute Replenishing Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • Bi-facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
  • Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold Quad in Honeymoon, Floralesque, Mochacchino and Lezard
  • Cosmetic Case
  • Eyelash Curler
  • L’Extrême Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara in Black
  • Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColour SPF 15 in Pink Diamond
  • A gift with purchase makes this a great time to stock up on Lancome’s Juicy Tubes, or to try one if you never have.  I was lucky enough to recently sample their "Simmer" color, and was shocked with the runway-worthy shine it left on my lips.  This color is the ideal peachy-nude, but with a high-gloss finish.  An added bonus: the gloss itself smells deliciously fruity. 

    Click here for the Macy’s Beauty Department

    Favorite Diversions

    If I need a good laugh (at someone else’s expense), I hit the blog www.gofugyourself.com where two women quite viciously pick apart the fashion faux pas of the fashionistas.

    Another great site is www.Luxist.com where the best of the best is posted for your viewing pleasure.

    Have fun!