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Here’s Ajak Deng on the cover of French Revue De Modes #22 Spring/Summer 2013 putting everyone’s skin regimen on notice. Though winter’s snowy blues has yet to release many of us, you can fool your skin into flaunting a fabulous glow. Here are three products to try:

 NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-purpose Oil, $41.00

This non-greasy formula is full of nourishing oils that help highlight the skin. Use this on your décolletage and other areas that peek out of a mini skirt or other revealing garment. It has an intoxicating fragrance that compliments any perfume. Read More…

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MAC Cosmetics is bottling Rihanna’s beauty for the masses. On her 25th birthday, the superstar announced her first collaboration with the makeup powerhouse, revealing cutesy packaging personally created by RiRi.

The first release from RiRi Hearts MAC is a lipstick named RiRi Woo, affectionately playing off of the MAC classic, Ruby Woo. Rihanna is known for her vampy, dark pucker and the shade is a deliciously deep chocolate plum. Remarking on the new venture, she told Women’s Wear Daily, “Working with MAC, it’s difficult to get a red lipstick that beats Ruby Woo, because it works on every skin tone. I had so many different samples to choose from and so many different colors underneath — blue, yellow, orange and pink bases. And I got to pick one that worked, and I tried it on all my friends to make sure it worked on all of our skin tones.”

The lipstick will be available at a MAC pop-up shop on May 4th and 5th.

What is your favorite dark lip?


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Chocolate Bliss

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate fanatics can pay homage to their favorite decadent sweets and still be merciful to their waistlines. Consider a makeup palate of rich browns and savory cocoas. Check out our curlBOX tips to incorporating some of our top browns. Mix and match!

COFFEE: Depending on your shade, brown lipstick rides the line between goth and mother nature. Skip both and get a glam look by saturating your face in subtle bronzes with, perhaps, a winged-tip eye in a deep black.

TRY: CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipstick in Javalicious

MUD: Contour your crease with a matte shadow in a chocolate tone. Just a gentle sweep instantly adds definition. Use a small eyeshadow brush for the most even application.

TRY: NARS Matte Eyeshadow in Coconut Grove Read More…

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We’re Feeling…Colored Mascara

Whether it’s an understated and unexpected glimpse of burgundy when you turn your head, or a full out look-at-me turquoise everyone will notice, we’re feeling colored mascaras for fall.

Splurge: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils, $30

Save: Maybelline Limited Edition Great Lash, $6.34. You have to hit your local drugstore to snag this one–the limited edition collection is only available until August 31.

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Lip Service: Nars Bleecker

We love exclusive and all things fabulous in the world of makeup.  Our friend (love her to pieces) Shahada Karim of Adventures In Makeup sent me this Nars Bleecker randomly around Christmas and I’ve honestly NEVER seen a better gloss.

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