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Warm Up for Summer with Coral Blushes


Around this time last year, I didn’t think of myself as a coral blush-wearin’ kinda gal.  I owned a lot of pink shades and was perfectly content with my collection.

But something happened this spring, my favorite beauty brands turned out a ton of pretty coral blushes and I couldn’t help but have a change of heart.  Here are a few of my personal picks from recent collections that will transition you from spring to summer flawlessly.


From left to right, Smashbox Blush Rush in Masterpiece; Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Blush in Cherub; CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love; and Benefit Cosmetics’ CORALista.




Go Green: Smashbox Mother Earth Palette


It’s Earth Day tomorrow and although I didn’t do a huge feature on eco-friendly beauty, I did find one beauty palette that was worthy of an honorable mention: Smashbox’s new Mother Earth Palette.

Smashbox Mother Earth Palette ($45 US) goes totally green with four eye shadow shades and one cheek color made from certified organic ingredients.  Not only that, the recyclable compact features a wood look and is made of sustainable materials, including eco-friendly ink!  Now how about that?  The only thing is, there’s no mirror inside which makes it less practical, but I can get over that.



The colors featured in the palette play well together and have nice, soft textures.  The brown matte was the most difficult to work with but then again, I find that lots of mattes err on the finicky side.



Daily Deal: Sample These Smashbox Faves


If you can’t get enough Smashbox and need another reason to shop, here’s a good one for you: get four Smashbox faves with any $50 US purchase online!

Mini O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss: It’s HyperColor for your lips!  This gloss color goes on clear and reacts with your skin to create a unique shade of pink to call  your own.

Mini Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light: A lighter version of Smashbox’s best-selling Primer made for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin.  Wear it under your foundation to protect your skin from dirt that can get into your pores.

Mini Eye Shadow Trio in Smashbox.com:  I heart shadow palettes, it takes the guesswork out of what colors go best with each other.  This trio sample features wearable shades of gold, matte brown, and a shimmery golden pink.



Daily Deal: Smashbox Double Duty Kit


Want Smashbox for less?  Of course you do!

Now is the time to take advantage and get Smashbox Double Duty Beauty Kit for $27 US – that’s a $12 savings off the regular price!

What’s In It: Soft Lights Cheeks Quad in Allure; Eye Shadow Quad in Juxtapose, and a Double-Ended Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fresh/Fabulous.

It’s the ultimate beauty on a budget set to help you create a handful of different looks for the spring season.  Get it now because, like all good things, this offer ends soon on March 21st, 2009.

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A Peachy Day with Smashbox Muse


After sporting Lancôme Piha Black for most of the weekend I definitely needed something light and bright to put a new pep in my step.

Today I played around with some new goodies from Smashbox’s Spring 2009 Muse Collection and fell in love wth Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece ($24 US).


Brand new to the line up from Smashbox, Masterpiece is a warm, peachy coral blush that reminded me a lot of my old fave MAC Peachykeen but without the shimmer.  I can definitely see myself wearing this often in the spring and summer, it just warms up my complexion.




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