These crisp mornings and warm days, so typical of September, put us in the mood for change. What better way to freshen your routine than to treat yourself to some new beauty products? As always, we have a few suggestions for you.
Most of us credit Gaia for starting the Le Metiér de Beauté addiction that has inflicted all of us, but I digress. This week, she showed us how to make our makeup do double duty with Le Metiér de Beauté's Magic Lustre Cream. Visit The Non-Blonde to find out how to transform your powder-based products into creamy glosses for eyes, cheeks, and lips! You may have read about it here. Gaia offered some tips you must read.
Then head over to Beauty Info Zone Blog to find out why Marcia is adorning her nails with the four stunning nail polishes from Le Metiér de Beauté's Le Cirque Collection.
One more treat for Le Metiér junkies - you need to read Amy's feature on the Persephone Eye Kit at Café Makeup. You may not be able to find it, but you should see how pretty it is. Every Kaleidoscope is a wonder. Once you're hooked, there's no turning back.
Sabrina, the gal with the perfect lips for modeling lipsticks, gave us a look at the coveted Chanel SoHo Story lip colors at The Beauty Look Book. All three formulas and shades are lust-worthy and worth the search. We are all still hoping the lip colors turn up at Saks! I checked earlier this week and plan to check again today.
Speaking of lip colors, did you know that Lancome created four new, limited-edition lipsticks in honor of the company's 75th Anniversary? Kari showed us the sleek silver metal case, styled after the Eiffel Tower at Fab over Forty. By the way, if you haven't read Jill Jonnes's Eiffel's Tower, it's a great read!
Kelly is one brave blogger. She's always showing us before and after photos. I just can't bring myself to do that. At Gouldylox Reviews, she showed us in living color why Laura Geller's Banish-n-Brighten Concealing Luminizer has earned a permanent place on her vanity.
Our pro makeup artist Vicki rolled out the premiere edition of Flawless Faces for All Races at Makeup Artist Backstage. Learn her simple techniques for creating a flawless look by watching her 10-minute video. I watched it last night and marveled at how she banished her model's trouble spots and highlighted her best features. Vicki's a great talent!
There's breaking news at Product Girl! Laurie showed us the newest shade of Urban Decay's iconic Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Greed. We may get greedy beating a path to Sephora to get one. You can even purchase a Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition kit with all four shades of Primer Potion.
Ending our week's roundup on an amusing note, Anne showed us that some women will do anything to spruce up their looks before wedding day! Check out BeautyXposé to get the scoop on the latest E! network show.
I want to remind you, one more time, that Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie has offered you insiders - my readers - an incredible deal. Just go to this link to see how you could win a $500 shopping spree. Do it soon, though. The offer ends on Monday. On Tuesday, the Mazza store will draw the winner and notify me so that I can announce the lucky gal's name at Best Things in Beauty. Wouldn't you like a good chance to win $500 worth of free beauty products?
Tonight, the Fresh Sugar Plum Let it Glow Giveaway Contest ends at midnight. Did you enter yet? It's a darling set, with a full-sized Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15.
Have a great weekend and remember...new beauty products are a great pick-me-up!