NEW: Skinceuticals Pigment Regulator


A safe alternative to 4% hydroquinone treatments, this unique formula uses kojic acid and emblica, along with a highly efficient exfoliating blend, to improve radiance, reduce blotchiness, and protect skin from future discolorations without harsh bleaching agents such as retinoids 
and steroids. $85, skinceuticals.com 

I have received a sample of this product, and I will start testing it on February 1. Check back often for treatment updates with photos!
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REVIEW: Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP+ Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler


The newest addition to the Estée Lauder Perfectionist skin care line, Perfectionist CP+ Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler claims to instantly reduce the look of smile lines, crows feet and deep creases on all areas of the face like the forehead, brows and eyes. In addition, it's also said to blur the appearance of lip lines and hold back lipstick feathering for up to 8 hours! Pretty impressive!

And, like all anti-aging products, with continued use, Perfectionist CP+ Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler, promises firmer, smoother and all-around younger looking skin . 

Packaging: The pen-like dispenser allows for easy application, and like most Estée products , the color is soft, soothing and accented with gold. The tube is actually pretty tiny (a bit bigger than a tube of lipstick that holds .5 FL OZ of product).

My thoughts: I saved using this product for a night when I planned to wear a full face of makeup (foundation, powder, lipstick--the works!). I applied Perfectionist CP+ Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler to my problem areas -- forehead and smile lines, but I did neglect to read the directions, which advise application BEFORE moisturizer. I found out why! After a few hours of having the product on top of moisturizer, my foundation began to look flaky/dry in the areas that I used the Wrinkle Filler on. Good thing I check the mirror frequently, because I made sure to add some moisture right away! The next day, after reading the package insert and feeling quite idiotic, I tried again, and was pleased with the results. My lines really were instantly smoothed! I have also since used it as a lipstick primer, and was happy with the results. The only con: my lips did feel pretty dry.

$39.50 at esteelauder.com
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Get A Free Sample of CLEAN Perfume


The lovelies over at CLEAN Perfume have a special offer for my fellow beauty addicts. The first 50 Beauty Buzzed readers to become CLEAN fans on Facebook and type in the code CLEANbuzzed will receive a sample of Clean Warm Cotton perfume (www.facebook.com/cleanperfume) . This offer ends March 31, 2010. While supplies last.

Once you become a fan, you'll also have the chance  to win one of three CLEAN Grand prize gift sets or 10 runner up prizes. Good Luck!
Three lucky CLEAN fans can luxuriate in the sweet smell of success and the refreshing soft scent reminiscent of a soft warm towel right out of the dryer with a CLEAN Warm Cotton gift set. The gift set includes a 2.14 Oz of Warm Cotton Perfume, .34 oz Warm Cotton Rollerball to keep in your purse, Warm Cotton Bath Gel, Warm Cotton Body Lotion and a Warm Cotton Linen Spray. With notes of citrus, lilac, jasmine and hints of amber and musk, CLEAN Warm Cotton leaves the sweet smell of refreshing comfort on your skin long after the last droplet has evaporated. Runner-up winners will receive a 2.14 oz bottle of Warm Cotton Perfume.
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30% off bliss triple oxygen masks



Get 30% off triple oxygen masks when you buy our new triple oxygen+c energizing cream at blissworld.com! Enter promo code OXYGEN1 at checkout. This offer is valid now through January 24th.
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Get the Look: Vera Farmiga at the Golden Globes


Makeup Artist: Natural makeup artist Tina Turnbow for tarte

Inspiration: Old Hollywood meets ethereal naturalist. Think feminine beauty with a healthy flush.

Look: A mix of warm and cool tones inspired by nature.

Complexion: "I love Vera's porcelain complexion, so I wanted to keep it simple with a sheer foundation and lightweight mineral powder."

Products used:
• tarte's smooth operator tinted moisturizer SPF 20 in façade
• tarte's provocateur mineral pressed powder SPF 8 in fair

Cheeks: "Just a pop of pink made for a healthy blush."

Products used:
• Tina Turnbow for tarte's flower child natural cheek stain (new for spring 2010)
• Tina Turnbow for tarte's flower child eyeshadow palette: pink peony shadow used as a highlighter on top of cheekbones

Eyes: "I used warm coppery-bronze tones to enhance Vera's beautiful blue eyes."

Products used:
• Tina Turnbow for tarte's flower child eyeshadow palette (new for spring 2010)
• Shadows: for her crease and lid blend shimmering firewheel, matte buttercup, shimmering ecru hibiscus; using the double-ended brush apply pink peony on browbone
•Eyeliner: rim eyes with matte brown natural liner
tarte's multiplEYE™ natural lash enhancing mascara (new for spring 2010)

Lips: "I felt a sweet pink pout really complimented her look."

Products used:
•a combination of: tarte's natural gel lip stain in charmed and vitamin infused lipstick in bikram 

Tina set the look with Arcona's Lavender Hydrasol for a natural glow.
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NEW: Dolce&Gabbana The Make Up: The Roses Lipstick Collection


In celebration of the first anniversary of The Makeup, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana present us with this exquisite lip collection, which features five sensual shades ($30 each) magnificently scented with Sicilian rose that represent the heart and soul of the brand. The collection is made up of 1 cream shade, Scarlett (dedicated with love and admiration for The Designers’ longtime muse Scarlett Johansson, who epitomizes femininity and glamour at its most pure, most provocative and primal), is a cool blue-red, as well as 4 shine lip stick shades: Shine On (apricot-gold), Magnifica (mauve-red), Baby Darling (pale pink), and Fascination (delicate deep pink). Get one -- or all -- of these exquisite lip sticks at D&G counters in February.

The Roses Lipstick Collection, a collection of five new lipsticks, is a celebration of lip colour as the star product and essential heart and sensual soul of the Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up. It is a tribute to the most singular of flowers, the rose, and the forever fundamental inspiration of all that is-and has always been-Dolce & Gabbana. This collection explores the primal lure of lipstick: the essence of sensuality as both an intimately private and a disarmingly public gesture. 

“To me, lips are a woman’s most evocative feature; they are the focus of her femininity, the key to her innermost being. The shades she wears must capture her many moods,” says Domenico Dolce, “since the rose has always been an icon to us, representing deep womanly sensuality in full bloom, it seemed natural that it served equally as inspiration in our quest for the perfect collection of lipsticks.” 

“We also wanted to emphasize the act of applying lipstick, which should be the most luxurious and most intimate of beauty rituals, so finding the perfect rose scent was crucial,” says Stefano Gabbana, “as the design of the lipstick as an object of absolute beauty too, is essential.”
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I can practically feel myself ovulating



It's things like this that seriously make me yearn for a baby girl. As many of you know, I am the VERY proud mother to a deliciously cute little boy, but sometimes it's the little things -- think tiaras, magic wands, glitter and yes, NAIL POLISH -- that have me dreaming of all things pink for baby #2 (ETA: unknown). With a formula that is “natural as mud,” Piggy Paint provides parents with a safe and fun alternative to traditional nail polish. It's a non-flammable nail polish that lacks the harmful chemicals regularly seen in common nail polishes. Instead, Piggy Paint is made from natural ingredients for a non-toxic, hypoallergenic and nearly odorless formula . All the vibrant hues of Piggy Paint are made from FDA certified colorants and are 100% Made in the USA! $8.99 per nail polish, piggypaint.com
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NEW: Clinique Instant Lift for Brows


Available beginning February 2010, Clinique's new Instant Lift for Brows will totally bring new life to your beauty routine. With a brow filling pencil on one end and a brow bone highlighter on the other, this useful all-in-one beauty tool helps in producing perfectly shaped brows with the wax-based brow filler (glides on smoothly and lasts for over 8 hours!) while the universally-flattering champagne-pink hue of the highlighter  creates the illusion of an instant brow lift. Available in three natural shades: Soft Blonde, Soft Brown and Deep Brown. $15, clinique.com
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Laura Gellar Baked Body Frosting in Angel Glow


If you're looking for a dreamy winter look, try Laura Gellar's new Baked Body Frosting in Angel Glow. It imparts a dewy radiance to the skin with just a single stroke thanks to key ingreidient Ceraphyl Oil, which allows for easy application and the look of freshly hydrated skin. $37, qvc.com
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NEW: Noah's Naturals Anti-Aging Beauty Beverage


We've seen beauty elixirs from the likes of high-end, big-names like Borba and Perricone, and now Noah's Naturals, an affordable line of natural and organic beauty products, introduces their version to kick off the New Year. A daily powder drink that nourishes the skin from the inside out, the formula boasts a new anti-wrinkle ingredient called COLLACTIVE™ (a marine-based ingredient composed of marine collagen and elastin peptides found naturally in the skin), as well antioxidant superstars like acai berry, goji berry and pomegranate. It also delivers 100% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A, 300% of vitamin C and 200% of vitamin E in each serving.  Noah's Naturals Anti-Aging Beauty Beverage retails for $29.99 for a 30-day supply and is available at select food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. 
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