Swatches

MAC, nail polish, Faint of Heart, Skin, Soiree, Fiestaware, Morange, Impassioned, Shirelle, Sparks on Screen, Flaming Rose, Rougemarie, Vintage Vamp, Mean & Green, Formidable, Midnight Tryst, Deep Sea, Delicate, Snob, Girl Trouble, Saint Germain, Steamy, Girl Abut Town, Screaming Bright, Quiet Time, Coffee Break, Anti-Fashion, Dark Angel, Spirit of Truth, Discotheque, Nightfall, Nocturnelle, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

MAC has taken a decisive step onto the nail polish bandwagon. For the last few years, their selection    >>

Gene Hackman

Last week we talked about the anatomy of skin, and how its structures protect you from the slings    >>

Armani, Skin Lacquers, summer 2012, swatches, Rouge d'Armani Sheer, Gloss d'Armani, Brown 200, Brown 201, Brown 202, Pink 503, Pink 504, Pink 505, Pink 513, Pink 514, Pink 515, Pink 516, Pink 517, Pink 518, Roseperla, Petal, Vintage, Coral, Hot, Rosewood, Terra, Boudoir, Dolce, Blush, Cult, Dewy, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Armani almost snuck this collection past me (special thanks to Cristi for bringing it to my attention). The    >>

Burberry, summer 2012, Iconic Nudes, swatches, Lip Mist, 211 Nude Honey, 212 Nude Peach, 213 Field Rose, 210 Pink Heather, Sheer Summer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dallasites, the wait is over: At last, we have a Burberry counter. (And Nordstrom Northpark is the only    >>

Chanel, Vitalumiere Aqua compact, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Chanel recently reformulated their Vitalumiere Aqua foundation (liquid gel, shake well before use) into a cream compact. Like    >>

NCLA, Venice Beach Vixen, swatches, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Protecting my flimsy nails and keeping myself amused with a new manicure: NCLA Venice Beach Vixen (click here    >>

skin illustration, epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, layers of skin

We live in an age of cosmeceuticals, but the folks selling skincare frequently speak in anecdotes (burn victims,    >>

NARS, summer 2012, Ginta Lapina, promo

François Nars seems to love Ginta Lapina as much as I do, because she is once again the    >>

NARS, summer 2012, swatches, Ramatuelle, Marie-Galante, D. Gorgeous, Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Bourbon Street Larger than Life eyeliner, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS' summer collection is here, with options from ethereal to almost vampy. I've come to enjoy Mr. Nars'    >>

Guerlain, Pucci, Terra Azzurra, swatches, 13 Capri, eyeshadow quad, kohl, khol, kajal, 02 Blu Acqua, nail polish, 01 Paradiso, 02 Riviera, Terracotta gloss, 10 Porto Fino, 11 Porto Ercole, 12 Porto Azzurra, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In May of 2007 (was it really so long ago?), Guerlain partnered with Pucci to create a limited    >>

NARS, Thakoon, nail polish, swatches, Anardana, Ratin Jot, Amchoor, Kutki, Koliary, Lal Mirchi, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS just put out a collection of six limited edition nail polishes, a collaboration with fashion label Thakoon    >>

Make Up For Ever, MUFE, Aqua Shadow, swatches, 0E, 2E, 4E, 6E, 8E, 20E, 22E, 24E, 26E, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Make Up For Ever just added another eyeshadow formula to their lineup — and another product to their    >>

Butter London Trout Pout swatches

Special thanks to AlexandraRC of Sparkly Vernis for this terrific photo of Butter London's Trout Pout (a lovely,    >>

eyelash-curler-screencap

Eyelash curlers were one of those makeup products I never thought I'd use. They look scary, and I    >>

Tom Ford, bronzer, swatches, matte, shimmer, Gold Dust, Terra, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

For summer 2012, Tom Ford released a pair of absolutely lovely bronzers — one matte, one not-matte (excellent).    >>