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MAR 3, 2009

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FREIDA PINTO in Dolce & Gabbana


Pinto continued her winning style streak at the Dolce & Gabbana show in an embellished minidress from the designers. The Slumdog Millionaire star chose a runway look from the Spring 2009 collection

I know that when money gets tight usually the first thing to cut back on are things that we consider luxuries. And for many of us, those luxuries are beauty treatments. So here, I have compiled the best of the best of at home beauty treatments. Read on to save some serious cash.


Borba Oxygen Facial, $30


An oxygen facial at a spa usually costs about $150. Get similar face-plumping results with Borba’s quench mask, designed to hydrate and rejuvenate dull skin with a bevy of botanicals (including aloe, lychee and ginseng). 

BUY ONLINE NOW Borba Oxygen Facial, $30; at


Pearl Eyes TriBall Roll On, $58


Forgo the eye lift for a pick-me-up! Developed by a jet-setting, jet-lagged model, this gel uses plant extracts to soothe the eye area and can be worn either under or on top of makeup. 

BUY ONLINE NOW Pearl Eyes TriBall Roll On, $58; at


Avon Root Touch-Up, $5

Cover roots and grays effectively with shades suited to black, brunette and light brown hair colors.

BUY ONLINE NOW Avon Root Touch Up, $5; at 

Crystalift, $199

Save yourself thousands of dollars and a trip to the dermatologist—this easy-to-use device uses crystal resurfacing and vacuum-lift therapy to combat signs of aging by resurfacing and plumping the skin. 

BUY ONLINE NOW Crystalift Resurfacing Package, $199; at


Hot Tools Salon Hair Dryer, $68

Skip the spendy salon blowouts! Instead, blow-dry your hair 75 percent of the way and then put in medium-size Velcro rollers. Then sit under this hair dryer while you read, eat or do your nails. When hair is dry, gently unroll the rollers, set with hairspray, and voila—hair with bounce and volume! 



If you want some amazing beauty products for your body try Safiya. Although is still in the works (it’s coming soon though!) Safiya thankfully decided to list her products on some other sites. You can now buy Safiya products at Etsy, 1000markets and Artfire! Please go check out her stuff and let me know what you think!

Now of course I am a high end makeup junkie…but don’t think I dont love a good deal! Especially in these times of economic turmoil. Here we asked celebrity makeup artists Molly Stern and Fiona Stiles to share their favorite lipstick look-a-likes — and they delivered exact shade and texture matches (no one will be able to tell the difference). Now you can get the look of a Chanel lipstick and still afford a night out.



Luxe: Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Fire, $28.50 

Less: Styli-Style Hipstick in Happy, $8.49 

“A fun, slightly iridescent red that can pass for the Chanel version. It even has the little bit of gold fleck in it. The one by Styli-Style is less emollient, but you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck,” says Stiles.




Luxe: Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Only Beige, $26.50 

Less: Napoleon Perdis NP Set Lipstick in Washington, $15 

“I am always on the quest for the perfect beige lipstick,” says Stiles. “This one by Napoleon Perdis is a great color and a perfect texture. The glossiness and warmth of the color prevents you from looking too washed out, which matte beiges can do.”



Luxe: Benefit Benetint Lip Balm, $20 

Less: Flirt! Tint-a-Licious Lip Sheer in Lover, $10 

“Benetint is such a great color and I love that it’s sheer and just a little glossy,” says Stiles. “This sheer bright pink from Flirt! is a really close match to the Benefit. Sheer brights are so modern and a great way to wear color.”




Luxe: Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in Plum, $25 

Less: CoverGirl TruShine Lip Color in Plum Shine, $5.66 

“I love Armani lip colors. All consistencies. I find their sheer and cream [formulas] are very similar to the formula of CoverGirl’s TruShine Lip color,” says Stern.



Deep Red:

Luxe: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $14 

Less: Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing Lip Sheers in Ruby Bliss, $8.99 

“Black Honey by Clinique has been on the best seller list years,” says Stiles. “Ruby Bliss by Neutrogena is a great, affordable version. The sheer color makes you look polished, but doesn’t feel too lipstick-y.”




Luxe: Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur in Pure Coral, $29 

Less: CoverGirl Amazemint Lip Gloss in Freedom of Peach, $5.79 

“I am a huge fan of YSL’s Gloss Pur, however [also like] the similar finish of CoverGirl’s Amazemint Lip Gloss,” Stern says.



Pale Pink:

Luxe: Cle de Peau Lip Gloss in No. 11, $47 

Less: L’Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Bloom, $8.96 

“This is such a sophisticated color for a drugstore lip gloss. It has a little iridescence but isn’t super sparkly,” Stiles says. “It’s a beautiful sheer color that doesn’t taste like candy! A huge bonus.”




Luxe: Lipstick Queen Sinner Pink, $18 

Less: CoverGirl Incredifull Lipcolor in Warm & Rosy, $6.99 

Stiles found these two to be near-perfect matches. T









Luxe: Nars Lipstick in Kiss, $24 

Less: Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Velvet Kiss, $9.99 

Both lipsticks have a burnt copper shade and the Boots No7 has the advantage of being long-lasting. member 51lincoln says, “I am typically not a fan of long wear but when I need something that lasts 4+ hours I wear this.”


Sparkly Pink:

Luxe: Lancome Juicy Tubes Sparkling Night in Sky Diamond, $18 

Less: Mark Juice Gems in Juicy Cherry Pop, $6 

The packaging of these two glosses is practically identical, so it makes sense that the texture and color are similar too. The difference? The Mark gloss looks red in the tube but goes on like a deeper, sheer pink. The Lancome gloss goes on sheer as well, but the shade is true to the way it looks in the tube.

North America – March 19, 2009/International – April 2009

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Viva Glam Special Edition Lipstick – Soft blue pink (Lustre)

Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipglass – Soft pink-tinged mauve (Frost)

I know this may be confusing.. but from what I have actually heard from real life MA’s this will be actually a lipstick and lipglass, but then some say it’s just a lipstick. I am confused but here’s a pic:

Pretty to me!!


Ok, this is a repeat from what I wrote pretty much on 2009’s potential discontinued items. But what the heck, its 1 AM and I am tired. So if you dont want to read the next 3 sentences jump down and read on. 🙂 Love 🙂

Now I know this is hard, you get a favorite color of eyeshadow or a lipgloss that just makes your lips pop and what happens? It gets canned. It sucks. It’s hard. But what can you do but learn that it’s coming and be prepared. Being prepared may mean that you are gonna have to buy every last one of that color you can, but eventually – you will run out. Find a good dupe. That’s my best advice. Buying on Ebay is expensive and they will eventually run out too. Throughout the year I am gonna be trying to find other colors that pretty much dupe the products being discontinued by MAC.

Here is a list of most of the items that MAC discontinued (DCd) in 2008. These have been confirmed by MAs or the MAC websites:


Babied Lip Lacquer
Fanplastico Lip Lacquer
Poco Pink Lip Lacquer
Sheena Lip Lacquer
Varneesh Lip Lacquer

Cellopink Lipgelée
Saphoric Lipgelée
Valentines Lipgelée

Foolishly Fab Plushglass

Snowgirl Lipglass

Angelwing Lustreglass

Eager Lipstick
Deep Love Lipstick
Underplay Lipstick
Profusion Lipstick
Skew Lipstick
Love Dust Lipstick (Pro)

Luv-4-Ever Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour
Fully Charged Longwear Lustre Lipcolour

Persist Pro Longwear Lipcolour
All Nighter Pro Longwear Lipcolour

Lure Lip Pencil
Cranberry Lip Pencil

Mother Pearl Cremestick Liner
Deep Soul Cremestick Liner
Softwood Cremestick Liner
Lush N Lilac Cremestick Liner


Pretty Miss Nail Lacquer
Twink Pink Nail Lacquer
Silkwing Nail Lacquer
Fluid Nail Lacquer
Spicemix Nail Lacquer


Surreal Eye Shadow
Poison Pen Eye Shadow
Pen n’ Pink Eye Shadow
Post Haste Eye Shadow
Signed, Sealed Eye Shadow
Juiced Eye Shadow
Chill Eye Shadow
Plum Eye Shadow (Pro)
Burnt Orange (Pro)
Vellum Eye shadow (This will become a pro item)

Fairylite Pigment
Frost Pigment

Flammable Paint
Artjam Paint
Magrittes Paint

Taupe Eye Pencil

Hyacinth Eye Kohl
Foxy Lady Eye Kohl

Light As Air Powerpoint Pencil

Sweet Sage Fluidline
Frostlite Fluidline (This will become a pro item)
Blue Peep Fluidline (This will become a pro item)
Silverstroke Fluidline
Brassy Fluidline

Brassbeat Liquidlast Liner
Fuschia-ism Liquidlast Liner
Disc Black Liquidlast Liner
Pop Iris Liquidlast Liner
Auto-Orange Liquidlast Liner

Greenstroke Paint Pot

Pink Couture Shadestick
Penny Shadestick
Lucky Jade Shadestick
Fresh Cement Shadestick

Pro Longlash Mascara in Burnt Umber

Fibre Riche Mascra in Whole Brown

#39 Lash
#40 Lash

Sophisticated Brow Set

All of the Brow Shaders

All of the Brow Finishers (except Clear)


Clear Gloss (Not the clear lipglass)
Clear Pink Gloss (Pro)
Copper Walnut Gloss (Pro)
Guava Gloss (Pro)

Virgin Isle CCB
Root CCB
Tint CCB
Premeditated CCB
Bronze CCB (This will become a pro item)
Birchbark CCB (Pro)
Devilish Orange CCB (Pro)
Slammin’ CCB (Pro)

Reflects Very Pink (Pro)
Reflects Transparent Teal (Pro)


Cheery Blushcréme
Sweet William Blushcréme
Pleasureful Blushcréme
Blossoming Blushcréme
Fancy Ray Blushcréme

True Red Powder Blush (Pro)

Studio Fix Pastels in ‘Fragile Peach’ (Pro)

Studio Finish Loose Face Powder in ‘White’ (Pro)

Hyper Real Pressed Powder in ‘Lavender Light FX’, ‘Super White’ and ‘Warm Rose FX’ (Pro)

Blot Powder Loose (all shades will now be pro items)

Hyper Real SPF15 Foundation (all shades will now be pro items)

Select Tint SPF15 Foundation (all shades)

Full Coverage Foundation (all shades will now be pro items)

Select SPF15 Foundation (NC55)

Select Moistureblend Foundation (NW35, NW43)

Studio Stick SPF15 Foundation (NC32, NC43, NW23, NW47)

Studio Touch-Up Stick Concealer (all shades)


Cleanse Off Tips

Lightful Daily Moisturizer


All Disposable Applicators

Disc Sponge

Disposable Sponges (8pk)

Slim Black Mirror

225 Brush
205 Brush (This will become a pro item)
184 Brush (This will become a pro item)
136 Brush
192 Brush (This will become a pro item)

Large Pencil Sharpener


Classic MAC Bag (in Mini, Slim, Small and Mid)

Jacquard MAC Bag (Mini)

Travel Bottle – 4oz
Travel Jar – .5oz
Travel Jar – 1oz


Now I know this is hard, you get a favorite color of eyeshadow or a lipgloss that just makes your lips pop and what happens?  It gets canned.  It sucks.  It’s hard.  But what can you do but learn that it’s coming and be prepared.  Being prepared may mean that you are gonna have to buy every last one of that color you can, but eventually – you will run out.  Find a good dupe.  That’s my best advice.  Buying on Ebay is expensive and they will eventually run out too.  Throughout the year I am gonna be trying to find other colors that pretty much dupe the products being discontinued by MAC.  

Ok so here is the list I have so far:

Cedar l/l
Mystic l/s
Nico l/g

Oh Baby l/g

Underworld l/s

Luna CCB
Fawntastic CCB
Abstract n/p
Desire l/s
Del Rio l/s
Shitaki l/s
Icon l/s
Trance Plant l/g

Brown Script matte2 e/s
Soft Brown e/s

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