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Beauty Products & Reviews

Skin Care Product Review: Rodan & Fields Reverse

I’ve tried a zillion skin care products with varying levels of success. My main concern skin care concern is age spots and freckles caused by sun damage, and the latest weapon in my arsenal is Rodan and Fields Reverse Regimen. Since my 20s I have had a nemesis on my left cheek.  It’s a fairly prominent age spot which has been removed three times - twice by liquid nitrogen and once by BBL laser, all…

Smashbox Double Exposure video

Thumbs up to Smashbox!  They created an interactive video marketing campaign to get their fans involved in promoting their new Smashbox Double Exposure 2 palette.  The campaign allowed users to create an altered “double exposure” image of themselves simply by uploading a photo.  Then the photo submissions were used to make a video which was projected above the city streets in LA. I got an email from Smashbox today with links to the new Double…
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Eye shadow addiction: high end vs. drug store eye shadows

Beauty products fascinate me, and especially eye shadows. I have a particular affinity (read: addiction) for eye shadows because there’s such a wide selection of colors and shimmers.  Over the past few years I have really started to appreciate certain characteristics of eye shadows.  My favorites meet these three criteria: So finely milled that they almost feel creamy Highly pigmented. If you’re new to cosmetics addiction, this basically means that they are loaded with color.…
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