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Shiseido Fall 2010

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I was really impressed with Shiseido’s small, but wearable Summer 2010 color collection by Dick Page inspired by the Ocean. Here’s a review of that collection (it was all in the cheeks with great, effortless blushes).

Anyway, the fall collection is going to be a bit bigger in sku size but still just as wearable. With a release date of August 1 in Japan, this colorful collection is just around the corner.  Here’s what to expect:

– Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio (7 variations)
– Automatic Fine Eyeliner (2 shades)
– Perfect Mascara Defining Volume (2 shades)
– Lash Conditioning Primer
– Perfect Rouge (5 shades)
– Refining Makeup Primer (SPF20, PA+)
– Natural Finish Cream Concealer
– Pore Smoothing Corrector

I’m already feigning for the Automatic Fine Eyeliner. I love me a good liquid liner!

What products are you dying to try?

WEEKLY MUST-HAVE!

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I am an eye cream addict. Yes, it’s true. I admit it.

My latest discovery is Shiseido’s Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream and it’s great for Summer – light, soothing, non-greasy.

A long time favorite eye cream of mine is Shiseido’s Benefiance – it’s rich, creamy, and deliciously moisturizing. But when I went to my local department store to pick up a new jar, they were ALL SOLD OUT – tragedy! I was quickly talked into purchasing the Bio-Performance Super Eye-Contour Cream and, although it’s not as thick, it’s actually a great alternative to the Benefiance. Here’s why…

With the summer heat blazing on every inch of my body, I really don’t have the need for such a rich eye cream. My skin isn’t dry – not even in the loosest sense of the term – I like to use the cream as a preventative, but sometimes, I’ll admit, it is a tad too “creamy” (especially during the daytime hours when it does not have the chance to fully absorb into my skin before embarking on my daily activities).

Not Bio-Performance! It’s lighter and more easily absorbed into my skin yet it still gives me all of the same results as Benefiance: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, and dullness, as it effectively hydrates and energizes skin, etc.

I’m not permanently dissing Benefiance… as Fall rolls around I think I’ll use both eye creams. Bio-Performance for day (as it absorbs much faster), Benefiance for night (as I still do love the way it makes my eyes feel so creamy and rich).

After-all, life IS all about the compromise…

$54.00 for the push-top bottle (.53 oz.)

Kim Stewart’s Beauty Tips!!!

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My B.F.F., the fabulous Kimberly Stewart, loves her beauty products (like moi!)

Her make-up drawers are filled with an endless supply of Nars and MAC, Lorac and Tarte. Her bathroom is like a beauty whores dream oasis. Products everywhere. From face care to hair care, body and bath to perfumes, Kim is the real deal beauty enthusiast! She travels the world being primped and photographed, and here Kim shares some of her rocking beauty tips exclusively with beauty banter!!!

“I love
June Jacobs Radiant Glow Self Tanning Lotion.
My dad (Rod Stewart) turned me onto this product. It’s a self tanner for the face, but it REALLY works. I don’t have to wear any face make-up when I use it and my skin looks flawless.”

“I use Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara on my lashes because it really makes my blue eyes pop. It’s thick and dark and never goopy. During the day, I don’t like to wear make-up, but I always wear this mascara whenever I leave my house.”

“When I travel, and I travel a lot for work (modeling), I always bring Jo Malone’s Nectarine Blossom and Honey Candle to burn in the hotel room. Candles create a certain zen-like ambiance, and Jo Malone candles have an incredible scent. It makes me feel less homesick.”

“Another traveling tip that I picked up is using conditioner as shaving cream. It doesn’t matter what brand as long as it is thick enough so that you don’t get razor burn. It creates a smooth shave and leaves my legs hydrated. It’s also one less product that I have to pack.”

“A fresh face with a hint of shimmer is essential. I use Shiseido The Makeup Luminizing Brush Powder. It has color and shimmer in the brush. A little goes a long way. And a tip about bronzers: only use on your cheeks, a dab on your nose, forehead and chin. Bronzer is not meant to be used over the entirety of your face. It’s meant to pop in places that a natural tan would.”


Ruby Stewart, Sarah Howard (me!) and Kim Stewart – Mexico; Summer, 2006

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