In an exclusive partnership with the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning AMC drama Mad Men, Estée Lauder will introduce two limited edition makeup collections. The first Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection will debut in March 2012, timed with the premiere of Season Five, and the second collection will launch with Season Six in 2013.
Mad Men Collection Lipstick
- Cherry Bold red
Mad Men Collection Creme Rouge
- Evening Rose Creamy berry
Today I am going to overview Blackup Cosmetics, their makeup is for ethnic skin.
Their products are absolutely amazing, they do not have fancy, buy me love me packing but what’s inside the box is quite surprising,
Their face makeup range starts from MAC NC30 and goes up to the darkest.
Read my short overview and I will be having detailed reviews on each .
Tell me what you think by leaving commends or tweeting @makeuptemple
Blackup Cosmetics Matifying Foundation FM01
Absolutely Amazing, wonderful coverage, long stay. What we girls want when we want to buy a foundation?
Stay, Natural Look, Coverage. It’s hard to find both 3, But this foundation gives me everything I want.
Blackup Cosmetics Click Pen Concealer NO:01
It is pretty close to world famous YSL Touche Eclat , great coverage very creamy and excellent coverage.
Blackup Cosmetics Cream to Powder Foundation FC03
This reminds me Chanel Mat Lumiere. This is so silky, it gives you a soft and natural look, Ideal for Oily Skin.
Easy to carry with you any where fits into your handbag.
Blackup Cosmetics Blush BL03
It looks pretty dark in the pack but when you apply it to your skin, it just combines with your skin tone.
Blackup Cosmetics Sublime Powder PS01
It’s a face powder with a hint of gold, It’s perfect to use it as a gold highlighter or under bronzers.
Blackup Cosmetics Intense Radiance Eye shadow ME04 & ME05
Quite silky, easy to use, I suggest use your fingers to blend this eye shadow, I get the best results by using my fingers.
This is alternative to Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eye Shadows
Blackup Cosmetics Pearl Powder PP15
I am loving this eye shadow, pigmentation is great. Just with one touch you can get the result you want.
It is an ideal shade to create purple smoky eyes.
Blackup Cosmetics Shimmering Lipshine LPS 03
This looks so natural on lips. it is coppery & it has gold glitters in it.
Hi Girls I was pretty lazy last week, I did not do any blog posts, but I was busy as well, I went to a beauty event in Hampton. This Lady who was kind enough to invite me to her event have a nice SPA and she uses botanical skin care and body products.
Her Spa is really lovely, and she has a friendly environment. She is also working on her botanical products, i think she is waiting for her grant/permission to release the products.
I had a chance to test her lovely products, Products are really good for the ones who loves botanic, vegan stuff.
Eg I can not use an architoke mask, while I can not even eat it as a vegetable.
She has 2 dogs and a black cat, her house was heaven for me that night.
As soon as I entered her living room, her black cat jumped on me, she was lucky cos I adore animals,
We had lovely time with the kitty kat, she was all around my neck & shoulders, I was giving her nice kisses & strokes as a reward.
Actually her master said I do not even kiss my own dogs & cats how can you not kiss & cuddle this lovely baby. If she was my cat I would be possibly cuddling and sleeping with her.
So in short words meet kitty cat &Bailey the dog
Bailey enjoyed sitting on my lap, but was not that fun for me, he is a big boy and pretty heavy for me, He did not want to get up
The Power of Flowers
9 to 5 cleanser (£4.50 for 95g/£8.95 for 240g) is a beautiful
facial cleanser made with fresh dove orchid extract, almond oil and
everlasting flower absolute. For days when you are in a hurry, this
cleanser will gently remove all traces of oil, dirt and make up... in no
time at all.
Eau Roma Water
(£3.75 for 100g/£7.00 for 250g) is a calming light toner water – perfect
for sensitive, mature or dry skins. Made with a refreshing blend of lavender and rose water, it will
remove any traces of dirt or cleanser and keep the skin refreshed and cool when spritzed
throughout the day.
The Goodness of Vegetables
Ayesha fresh facemask (£5.75 for 75g) is wonderfully
nourishing to the skin. Containing fresh asparagus, this ingredient
provides essential nourishment as it is naturally high in vitamin C.
Asparagus also contains the compound rutin which helps prevent
the rupture of small blood vessels. Also, with Fullers Earth to draw
out excess dirt and oil, and honey and glycerine to lock in moisture,
Ayesha facemask smoothes and tightens the skin, leaving it feeling
are so fresh and preservative free they must be kept in the fridge and used within 3 weeks.
Whatsmore, bring back any 5 empty, clean Lush black pots to shops nationwide and receive a Lush fresh
facemask for free!
Full of Grace facial serum
(£7.95 for 20g)
is a Refreshing
moisturising solid serum bar containing vitamin rich
Portobello mushrooms known for their calming properties,
and the vitamins and antioxidants they contain.
Rowena Bird, Lush Co-Founder and Product Inventor
“Mushrooms help to reduce the appearance of thread veins. It is important to remember that these are very
active ingredients so you need to use them in the right amounts.”
Lush’s Full of Grace serum also contains a blend of murumuru butter to hydrate and almond oil,
high in vitamin E, to moisturise. The perfect product for dry or sensitive skin, melt the solid bar
between your palms to soften and massage onto your face
(£25.95 for 45g) is the Mary Poppins of Lush moisturisers as it does
everything expected and more. With fresh apple juice to remove dead skin cells and freshen the
complexion and SPF30 to give some protection from the sun, this
nourishing moisturiser also contains almond and hibiscus oils with
natural vitamin C and E and shea butter and coconut oil moisturise.
This is a must-have all year round product to hydrate the skin,
especially when the sun is shining.
A long time personal friend of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Monica is the symbol of the Italian beauty of our time, personifying passion, voluptuous sensuality and breathtaking beauty in films such as “The Matrix – Reloaded”, “The Passion of the Christ” and “Don’t Look Back”, as well as French language films such as “L’Appartement”, for which she was nominated to the César Awards.
In 1947, Christian Dior’s first collection completely overturned the sober codes of the era with its hourglass shapes, rich colors and full skirts. It was so revolutionary, it garnered its own place in fashion history and quickly became known as the “New Look.”
65 years later, a revolution comes to beauty…
After receiving an email from a friend decided to post this
As a deep animal fan,What I read is just disappointed me. We are living at in age that with just using technology we can do anything with computers.
While there are ways testing out these makeup, cosmetics & skin care without torturing animals, why choose the way to torture them.
I can not hit to my son (dog) with a newspaper when he is a naught boy, how can somebody torture them?
I am against animal torture and testing for whatever the reasons are. !!!
I have taken this part from PETA'S WEBSITE
For more than two decades, Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder have been among the largest mainstream international companies on PETA's cruelty-free lists. Avon banned all tests on animals following PETA's massive "Avon Killing" campaign, and Mary Kay pledged to go cruelty-free after cartoonist Berkeley Breathed mocked the company in his popular Bloom County comic strip. Since then, all three companies have enjoyed the support of PETA and millions of consumers who choose to buy cosmetics from companies that don't harm animals. But now we have learned that all three companies have been paying for tests on animals at the requirement of the Chinese government—and they did not inform PETA or consumers that their policies had changed. We have no choice but to downgrade them by placing them on our list of companies that test on animals.
When we learned that the Chinese government requires tests on animals before many cosmetics products can be marketed in China, we immediately contacted all three companies. While we understand that China is an enormous market that these companies aren't willing to ignore, we had hoped they would take action to eliminate this requirement or push for non-animal test methods to be accepted. Mary Kay had taken some steps to work with officials in China, and at our urging, promised to continue this effort—but Avon and Estee Lauder appear to have gone along with the painful animal tests without objection.
PETA is financially supporting the efforts of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), which is putting together a coalition of corporate experts, providing training for scientists in China in the use of non-animal test methods, and working with officials there to promote the acceptance of non-animal methods that are used in the U.S., the European Union, and much of the world.
Fortunately, there are still more than 1,000 companies on our "Don't Test" list whose products consumers can buy with a clear conscience.
Please take a moment to let Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder know that you are disappointed in their backsliding and that you will no longer buy the companies' products as long they are tested on animals. "
Introducing The Garden, OCC’s S/S 2012 Colour Collection. Spring has sprung at OCC and hidden among the lilacs and pansies is a different shade of floral. Inspired by psychotropic and poisonous plants, this collection turns traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy. Mixed in are more subtle neutral lip shades, meant to be paired with a dizzying flash of color on the eyes, in this garden of earthly (and unearthly) delights.
Fall in love with lipstick again as Lancôme launches its longest wearing lipstick yet – Rouge In Love. Wrapped in delectable shine, this wardrobe of high potency color is the perfect high fashion accessory for your lips. The petite silver case houses a full-sized bullet, while stocking-inspired red stitching accents the back. Lancôme’s new ambassadress, Emma Watson, is the fresh face of Rouge In Love. The ideal embodiment of modern romanticism, Emma continues to enchant us with her spontaneity and style.
-illuminating powder foundation
-stila sun bronzer shade 1 to contour the cheeks
-kitten all over shimmer powder duo to highlight the cheek bones
-stay all day brow in light
-stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner in black
-in the light eye shadow palette
-bare as a base
-sandstone in the crease
-kitten on the lid
-kajal eye liner in topaz in the waterline
-long wear lip color in serenade
-vanilla lip glaze on top
By Stila Cosmetics