Posts Tagged ‘Nars’

THE UNDERCOVER REPORT

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BEAUTY!

Several weeks ago, we featured an expensive mascara asked our Undercover Agents to share which beauty products were worth (and not worth!) breaking the bank.  We learned about some great bargain products and got good feedback on our SWAG program. As Deborah said, “It is so great to try a product at a steal to see how it works before paying the full price.” Here’s a roundup, by product-type of, the highs and lows of beauty.

Makeup:  Dyane loves her Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick, while Colleen splurges on NARS’s Albatross.  Bonnie substitutes Milani’s Luminoso blush for NARS’s cult-favorite, Orgasm, and Liz multitasks with Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer.  Dorothy picks up her Jordana mascara at the drugstore while Diane never uses drugstore brands, “because it can do so much damage to the eyes.”  That must be why Harriet and Cindy wink with Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Lashes and Claire lashes out with Armani’s Eyes To Kill Set.  Angela’s favorite find is COVERGIRL + Olay Tone Rehab 2-In-1 Foundation, but Stephanie is willing to pay up for her Clé de Peau concealer. Rhonda pines for Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation and Lynda blows the bank on her Lancome Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup; yet, she, and many others (Janet, K, Carolyn, Jennifer, and Wendy) are happy to nab their staples from drugstore brand, Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F.).

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STAR SECRETS: INSIDE EMILY PROCTER’S MAKEUP BAG!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Actress Emily Procter has been a frequent visitor to many of our households.  Whether she was portraying tough detective, Calleigh Duquesne, on the CBS drama, CSI:  Miami, or quirky White House attorney, Ainsley Hayes, on The West Wing, we all admired her Southern charm and natural beauty.  So how does this working-mother stay gorgeous?  We got an exclusive peek inside her makeup bag, which includes both department store and drugstore brands.

Department Store Brands:  Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, MAC Mineralize Blush (Dainty) & Eye Kohl (Powersurge), Nars The Multiple (Maui), Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (a mixture of Sx2 and Sx4)

Drugstore Brands: JK Jemma Kidd Air Kiss Shine Lip Gloss (Undress), NP Set Eye Palette (Atlanta), Pixi Eye Bright Kit (#2), L’Oreal Paris Double-Extend Mascara (black)

Sometime next week, we’ll do a SWAG Alert with one of these products!

SAVE OR SPLURGE?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Keira Knightley is pretty in pink!  The British beauty and self acclaimed tomboy, has been sporting some rather feminine looks promoting her latest film A Dangerous Method. Besides her amazingly chic hair style, her pale pink lips are definitely something to talk about! Pale/neutral lips are all the rage for fall, so whether you’re a spender or a saver, here are a couple of ways to get perfect pink lips! From Left to right: NYX, Nars and e.l.f.

For the Spenders: NARS Venice Lipstick $24.00

For The Savers: NYX Lipstick Strawberry Milk $4.00

For the Savers:  e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Pouty Petal $5.00