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Weekly Beauty Reads!

The faux tan has never been easier – The Daily Cookie finds a fool-proof self-tanner she loves!
Bionic Beauty found freebies just for you! Including Aveda skincare, Gillette body wash, and TiGi haircare.
A Touch of Blusher presents Lilting Lilac Part 2.
Beauty Anonymous is loving the Foot Relief Cream and Body Exfoliator from Belli!
Christine, from Beauty in Real Life, let’s you in on the brilliance that is Max Factor’s Colorgenius Pressed Powder…it’s amazing.
The Muse gives you the lowdown on Stila Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash and Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss!
Raging Rouge discovers an easy way to shiny hair, and it’s chemical-free!
makeup loves me gives you the secrets behind sjp’s look in this weekend’s most anticipated release, sex & the city: the movie.
Beauty Blogging Junkie gives you the scoop on Denise Richard’s fave makeup items she’s been rocking on her new show, It’s Complicated.
StyleBell shows how you can get fantastic super sexy summer hair . Get ready for the summer!
Makeup Moxie agonizes over her MAC Tendertone Lip Balm.
It’s beauty on a budget at Girl Gloss, with skin swatches and a review of two great Sonia Kashuk sheer lipcolor and gloss duos!
Would you like those fine lines to disappear?The Makeup Divas tells you how you can wipe away the years with this new skincare line.
Sci-Fi goddess! Check out our newest member Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy as she does a gorgeous tutorial featuring the latest Neo Sci-Fi collection from M.A.C. that she has been raving about!
Toya at "The Life of A Ladybug" continues in her search for the best "Bronzers for Brown Girls!" In this edition, the Sephora Bronzing Essentials Kit!
Kitiya from Mischo Beauty shares a lesson on serums in her “Mischo Beauty School: Serums 101” post!
It’s time to update your summer makeup and Beauty411 shares the details on the new Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection. You won’t be able to resist!
Getting married and looking for your wedding day fragrance? Glossypink found one you’ll adore!
How does Fergie keep her tresses in top form while on tour? Here’s a hint…it involves PAM Cooking Spray. Visit Spoiled Pretty for the answer!
Face Candy looks at the new beauty products from Korres.
Pursebuzz.com shows you how to create a super simple French Twist in 6 minutes. All you need are bobby pins and a mirror :P Perfect for everyday, weddings and those special events.
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to create a purple smokey eye using pigments from MAC Cosmetics.
Beauty Banter reveals the very best BRONZERS for summer face!
You could be one of All Lacquered Up’s THIRTY winners in the Estee Lauder Pearls of Light Giveaway.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shows you what to do for your sunburn.

La Mer: The Moisturizing Lotion

The Moisturizing Lotion, La MerWomen around the world seem to agree that Creme de la Mer is effective enough to warrant its hefty price tag.  Yet, many have yet to sample it.

If you have hesitated to sample this miraculous product due to oily skin, La Mer has an option for you!  "The Moisturizing Lotion" contains just as much of La Mer’s patented Miracle Broth as Creme de la Mer… just in a lighter format.  Though my skin is actually dry, I personally prefer The Moisturizing Lotion to the Creme for day use.  It wears beautifully under makeup.

1.7 oz bottle retails for $185 at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and La Mer.com.

Hair Advice From Laurent D. of Prive

Prive, Haircare, Laurent D. Laurent Dufourg started his career as an apprentice to Claude Maxime in Paris.  Today, his Prive (French for "private") salons in Los Angeles and Manhattan attract celebrity clientele and others in search of the latest techniques and highest quality haircare.  Laurent has developed products specifically for these demanding and worldly clients, and his herbal-blended formulas meet the standards of even the most jaded of clients. 

I’m so pleased that Laurent has agreed to participate in a question and answer session for the information of Raging Rouge readers!

Jen: What are some common hair dilemmas during the Spring season, and how can we prevent them?

Laurent D:  The dilemmas are often similar to wanting a wardrobe change – should someone keep their hair long in a ponytail or a bun all summer, or do you go for a shorter cut easier in hot weather?? To make a decision look at your hair condition – if damaged because of dry hair and over blow drying, cut it – and CONDITION: treat your hair like your skin – depending on your hair condition PRIVE has the solution.

Jen: I personally have problems with flyaway hair. What’s the best way to keep annoying flyaways under control?

Laurent D:  The best is our Shine Serum # 52: flyaways do flyaway forever.

Jen: How often should one deep-condition their hair?

Laurent D:  At least once a week with our Intensive Mask #26.

Jen: Should hair be cut more or less frequently in the Spring and Summer months?

Laurent D:  The summer is rough because of the pool, the heat, the sun and the ocean…  My advice is to apply Flash Brilliance at the beach or pool, or for everyday use our Leave In Conditioner #24.

Jen: What are the hot, trendy styles this Spring?

Laurent D:  In LA it s more the wavy, long curl iron effect and in NY the Agyness Deyn, the British model syndrome – which is very similar (for people that are old enough) to the Linda Evangelista time.

Jen: What is the must-have, can’t-live-without products my readers should sample from your line, Prive?

Laurent D:  The FINISHING TEXTURE SPRAY #89.  For years all my clients celebrities or at the salons order in boxes of 6!…. – everyone loves it and uses it for everything – from styling, to holding , or even as a boost between hair wash….

Do check out Laurent D’s fantastic products online at Prive!  I’ll also be writing reviews of some of his collection very soon.

Frederic Fekkai Salon Glaze Clear Shine Rinse

Frederic Fekkai, Salon Glaze Clear Shine RinseWhen someone used to seeing their hair colored allows the color to fade and grow out, it begins to look downright drab.  That’s the exact situation I am in.  In mid-October 2007, I returned to my roots (so to speak) and dyed my hair back to its natural color.  Why?  I intended to start trying for baby #2, and while many experts claim it to be safe, I refuse to color or highlight my hair while pregnant.

Trust me… this is not an optimal situation.  My hair is currently in dire need of professional attention.  But until that magical "safe" moment arrives, I was thrilled to learn of Frederic Fekkai’s new product- Salon Glaze.  Salon Glaze is an at-home shine treatment that can be applied right in the shower to add shine and silkiness to the tresses.  This non-chemical treatment takes only a few minutes to work, also making it ideal for anyone with limited time.

Hair isn’t weighed down by this product at all, and it can be used by anyone!

Retails for $28 at Sephora.com and Beauty.com. Read more about this product at the Frederic Fekkai website!

La Mer, The SPF 18 Fluid Tint

La Mer, The SPF 18 Fluid Tint, Fluide de la MerOrdinarily, I’m a foundation girl. But when the weather turns warmer, I’m in the mood to bare a little skin. La Mer has introduced this amazing water based formula that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.  The slight tint helps even out the complexion, but doesn’t overly cover.  Perfect for the beach!

Some tinted moisturizers have barely-there coverage.  La Mer’s The SPF 18 Fluid Tint is slightly more opaque than many other tinted moisturizers, making it an instant favorite of this beauty blogger.

Available in three shades to suit any complexion, a 1.7 oz. tube retails for $65 on the La Mer website, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Neiman Marcus.

Jennifer Needs…

My friend Jen over at Mythbuster Beauty tagged me in this fun little game.  Google your first name and the word "needs" to find out the top five things you need!  You may be astonished at how accurate the results are…

Apparently we Jennifers of the world need:

  • To be in a mental health facility (I’m not going to argue with that one)
  • A smack daddy
  • To give birth in the next week (again, no argument!)
  • Help
  • To lose some weight

    Personally, I would have been extremely impressed if #2 on the list had instead been a mention of the Luxury Ivory Croc Print Train Case by Sephora. I’m in dire need of more storage space, and am craving this gorgeous train case!  Make that substitution, and this list would actually be dead-on accurate for me!

    I’m tagging Kristen, Annie, Cindy, Sarah and Nicole to continue the fun…

  • Happy Memorial Day!

    Hope you all enjoy the holiday!  Head back tomorrow for more Raging Rouge!

    Splendid Reads!

    SHOPPING

    CelebLOOK is in love with Gwyneth Paltrow’s shoes and finds a similar pair for us all.
    Style It Less copied Gwyneth Paltrow’s Yummy Mommy look for less than $105
    The Well-Heeled Society is collaborating with Victoria’s Secret to host a pink-infused, Sex and the City Shoe Drive to benefit Dress For Success
    Wardrobe Oxygen offers some suggestions on how to add feminine and romantic elements to a classic wardrobe.
    eye4style can’t wait for the new Sex and the City flick! These gorgeous images of Carrie and Big from Vogue tide her over…
    STYLEnosh wonders why it’s
    sooo hard to find cute navy shoes.

    BEAUTY

    Aging Fabulous discovers Redpoint Beauty and shares her most wanted products from the line.
    A Touch of Blusher gets the "false-eyelash treatment" from YSL.
    eBeautyDaily is checking out Redpoint Advanced Color Cosmetics.
    Beauty Banter reviews the skincare line that Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Garner, Kristin Davis, and Amanda Bynes use on their A-list faces!
    makeup loves em wants to know what you thought of the makeup looks in the gossip girl season finale.
    15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gets a really close look at her skin, now and in the future!
    TheScentedLife takes a retro trip to 1978 and rediscovers Estee Lauder White Linen.
    Raging Rouge now understands why Americans and Canadians get along so famously… They share their beauty secrets, like AG Hair Cosmetics!

    FASHION

    She Knows Best lists the fashion tips for Men 5’8 and Under from Alan Au.
    Style Tots thinks Rachel Fox is a ray of sunshine in yellow.
    The Latest Luxe is ready to turn up the heat and count down to summer in these Manolo Blahnik leopard sandals.
    Snarkstress finds the fun in the wacky head-toppers worn last weekend at a Royal wedding. See if you get a laugh from them, too.
    Teen Style Lounge has found the one watch you need this summer…on the cheap!
    Let’s Go Shopping is giving away 2 Sex And The City Bracelets Worth $274.
    The Fashionable Kiffen heralds the arrival of summer with tons of cute sandal picks.
    What do Angelina, Gwen and Jessica love wearing during their pregnancies? Check out Hot Mama Daily to find out!

    Napoleon Perdis On Sale At Sephora!

    sephora sale, sephora promotional codes, sephora deals, napoleon peredis, shiseidoAlways wanted to sample Napoleon Peredis Cosmetics?  Now is a great time!  A huge selection is on sale at Sephora.com, most of it at 50% off!  The best deal of all is the "French Riviera Pack".  This set contains bronzer, gloss and mascara and originally retailed for $49.  Now it’s marked down to $16 (you’re reading this right)!

    Another great deal is the incredibly sleek Napoleon Peredis Lip Patrol Lipstick (pictured at left), marked down to $11 from an original retail of $22.

    Tons of shades are still available, but I’m sure they’ll sell through soon, so Click HERE to visit Sephora.com to shop the entire selection!  Search for the word "Sale" and you’ll go right to the goods!  And don’t forget to enter promotional code SUNCREAM during checkout, to score a sample of Shiseido SPF 55 Ultimate Sun Protection Cream.

    Meet Jenny Smith!

    The amazing Jenny Smith of NARS Cosmetics was kind enough to give us all her expert advice the other day (click HERE to read Jenny’s tips on how to achieve a gorgeous Spring look).  I know I certainly enjoyed it!  If you need another Jenny fix, check out her in-store appearance schedule below!  Jenny will hitting many fine cosmetic retailers over the course of the next month, and you can schedule an appointment to meet with her in person for advice!  Be sure to tell her the Raging Rouge Beauty Blog sent you!

    Friday, May 30th:  Neiman Marcus, (Wilshire Blvd) Beverly Hills, CA.  Contact Mandy or Phoebe at 310-550-5900 and ask for the NARS counter.

    Saturday, May 31st:  Saks Beverly Hills with Lead Makeup Stylist James Boehmer.  He does all of the fashion week shows and is doing a personal appearance! 310-275-4211

    June 6:  Blue Mercury, Denville, NJ 973-659-1900

    June 7:  Blue Mercury, Englewood, NJ 201-871-7800

    June 12, 13, 14:  Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Avenue NY, 212-872-2798

    June 20 and 21:  Lord & Taylor Freehold, NJ, 732-308-1400 extension 252