Best Beauty and Makeup Products May 2012 on ELLE.com
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  • Urban Decay Naked2 Basics
    sephora.com
    What it is: A versatile, matte eye shadow palette with six shades in taupe-hued neutrals. What it does: Cooler in tone than the original, Naked2 Basics complements Naked2’s palette perfectly. Featuring six taupe-hued matte neutrals, it also includes five never-before-seen shades. Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ incorporates a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. They’re neutral enough for a range of skin tones-from cool to olive complexions to darker skin-and they’re perfect for creating a neutral matte eye or base eye looks with your favorite bolder shadows. It even has one shadow with a subtle, satin finish (Skimp), which is ideal for highlighting and adding dimension. This set contains: 6 x 0.05 oz in Skimp (pale nude satin), Stark (nude-pink matte), Frisk (warm gray matte), Cover (muted red-brown matte), Primal (muted brown matte), Undone (deep, smoky brown matte) What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens. What else you need to know: Like the original, Naked2 Basics is housed in a sleek, soft-touch case that has a suede-like feel and a slight sheen. It’s small and compact so it travels well, yet Urban Decay still packed it with six full-size shadows.
  • Lancome L'absolu Rouge Advanced Replenishing & Reshaping Lipcolor Pro-Xylane
    lancome-usa.com
    Get the perfect runway look with Jason Wu’s latest collection for Lancome, featuring two limited-edition L'Absolu Rouge lipsticks and multipalette with shades chosen by Jason himself. Wrap your lips in rich, satiny color with this deeply replenishing lipstick. Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, lips stay moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps keep lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they’ll look and feel healthier day after day. The stay true color won’t feather, flake or fade, so your pout will always look picture-perfect. Benefits: Deeply replenishes, softens and moisturizes lips for up to 8 hours. Lips feel comfortable and smooth for hours. Intense color glides on evenly and looks satiny. Help protect delicate lips against environmental damage. The sleek black case features an innovative magnet closure system and looks undecidedly luxurious. Technology Patented Pro-Xylane™ and Ceramide V help restore moisture and strengthen the moisture barrier. Contains the unique Moisture Locker Complex. The Satin Color™ Complex ensures even dispersion of color; High Fidelity Pigments give rich, intense color. Vitamin E safeguards lips against environmental damage.
  • NARS Geraldine Audacious Lipstick - Geraldine
    narscosmetics.com
    if (window.location.protocol != "https:") window.location.href = "https:" + window.location.href.substring(window.location.protocol.length); Dramatic Depth. Unstoppable Character. Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage. A spectrum of 40 shades for unstoppable impact. One-stroke, full-coverage creamy wear. Luxurious texture and enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips. Long-lasting.
  • Anna Sui Limited Lipstick, 03 Creamy Coral Pink 0.1 oz (3 ml)
    beauty.com
    Cute shades for daily use! Limited shades and package just for this season. Formulated to yield a variety of true, vivid color in one swipe to suit you every mood and create different looks! This dramatic lipstick will leave you looking like a star.
  • Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet
    sephora.com
    Discover Blooming Bouquet, the newest interpretation of Miss Dior. Created for an irresistibly charming and flirtatious woman, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet embodies the couture spirit of Dior in a sparkling and sensual essence. Unfurling a delicate blend of Sicilian orange essence to reveal a tender floral heart, the fragrance unveils notes of pink peony and Damascus rose. As a finishing touch, white musks softly envelop this light and sensual floral bouquet. Notes: Sicilian Orange Essence, Pink Peony, Damascus Rose, White Musks. Style: Chic. Romantic. Charming.
  • Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette
    sephora.com
    What it is: An award-winning Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection featuring nine stunning mattes for day or evening eye looks. What it does: Transform eyes from soft and pretty to subtly sexy with these nine gorgeous neutral matte eye shades that pair together perfectly, blend seamlessly for an airbrushed effect, and they’re versatile so you can create an array of eye looks. It features Too Faced’s signature Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started, and the exclusive pure pigmented eye shadows offer rich color payoff. This palette contains: 3 x 0.07 oz Eye shadows in Heaven, Lace Teddy, Nudie. 6 x 0.03 oz Eye shadows Cashmere Bunny, Sexspresso, Strapless, Risqué, Honey Butter, Chocolate Cookie. Glamour Guide tutorial. What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens. Sulfates. Phthalates. What else you need to know: Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jerrod Blandino creates eye shadow palettes with real women in mind. This is why every palette has larger base shades and includes our Glamour Guide tutorials. This product is gluten-free and cruelty-free.
  • NARS Restorative Night Treatment
    narscosmetics.com
    GEL-TO-OIL CONCENTRATED NIGHT RESTORATION. Face oil made modern through an innovative gel-matrix technology that transforms in texture to deliver moisture on a deeper level. Gel melts into skin and forms a luxurious hydrating veil of oil that locks in nourishing moisture while you sleep, so you wake up to soft, smooth revitalized skin that reflects light with true luminosity.
  • NARS Back Room Nail Polish - Back Room
    narscosmetics.com
    ICONIC COLOR. NAILED. Knockout color. Genius formula. Introducing the new NARS Nail Polish, formulated for nothing less than pure color perfection. Wildly chic, this brilliantly curated palette of extended wear enamels features a flexible, high gloss finish for a freshly-painted look that lasts.
  • NARS Cadiz All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
    narscosmetics.com
    Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that's completely natural looking. Pure Innovation. Exclusively NARS. Weightless Long-wear Technology delivers up to 16 hours of wear, while always feeling light-as-air. Featuring advanced flexible polymers and first-to-market treated pigments. Advanced flexible polymers move with the skin, providing extraordinary breathability and comfort. First-to-market treated pigments weightlessly deliver long-wearing, complete coverage without ever masking for perfected, natural-looking skin. Streamlined packaging with easy-lift cap. Even Tone Technology is designed to instantly neutralize redness and dullness, while working long-term to reduce the appearance of discoloration for more even, uniform skin. Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin's surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness. Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveal brighter, more even skin over time. KEY CLAIMS. 92% felt the foundation provided coverage without masking. 93% thought it felt weightless. 90% said it felt comfortable and breathable*. based on an independent consumer study after one week of use. FIND YOUR FOUNDATION SHADE.
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  • NARS Triple X Lip Gloss - Triple X
    narscosmetics.com
    SOPHISTICATED SHINE & STUNNING COLOR, EVERY DAY EVERY WAY. NARS Lip Gloss lavishes lips in a full spectrum of shades. Enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting smooth, comfortable wear. The doe-foot applicator smoothly glides across lips with comfort and precision.
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  • NARS Single Eyeshadow Compact, Night Breed 1 ea
    beauty.com
    Night Breed: Black with silver glitter. Longwearing, crease resistant color in sheer wearable formulas. All NARS eyeshadows can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect. These richly pigmented powders blend effortlessly and can also be used wet for precisely lining the eyes. Richly pigmented powders. Effortless blending. Multifunction: Use as eyeshadow, eyeliner and on eyebrows.
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  • NARS VIP Red Semi Matte Lipstick - VIP Red
    narscosmetics.com
    A modern, semi-matte lipstick that provides full-bodied, velvety color. Long-wearing, full-coverage finish. Rich, vivid shade range from neutrals to high-fashion hues. Patented blend of conditioners and antioxidants hydrate, nourish and protect lips.
  • CLEAN Shower Fresh Eau de Parfum Spray 2.14 oz (63 ml)
    beauty.com
    This uplifting and juicy CLEAN scent captures that just stepped out of the shower freshness. Not heavy, overwhelming or pretentious, CLEAN Shower Fresh is citrusy and bright, yet subtly sexy. A crisp but understated quintessential soapy scent. Top Notes: Lemon, Mandarin, & Orange. Mid Notes: Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, & Jasmine. Base Notes: Musk & Sheer Woods.
  • Vincent Longo Baby Dome Eyeshadow Palette, Terrachino 1 ea
    beauty.com
    Richly pigmented, universally flattering, baked shade features an expertly coordinated palette of multi-finish textures with a versatile wet/dry formula. The set includes two rich matte shades that surround one shimmering hue designed for effortless color combos that easily transition from neutral to dramatic. Made with essential oils to nourish the delicate eye area. These shades feature a superior texture that seamlessly blends with the double-ended sponge applicator.
  • NARS Single Eyeshadow Compact, Bengali 1 ea
    beauty.com
    Bengali: Chocolate brown. Longwearing, crease resistant color in sheer wearable formulas. All NARS eyeshadows can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect. These richly pigmented powders blend effortlessly and can also be used wet for precisely lining the eyes. Richly pigmented powders. Effortless blending. Multifunction: Use as eyeshadow, eyeliner and on eyebrows.
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  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush
    sephora.com
    Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush Edition is warm and radiant with an effervescent blend of fruity florals, blissful notes of pink grapefruit, and a floral heart of freesia and rose. A velvety apricot nectar rounds out the base. This charming limited edition is reimagined in vibrant pink. The flacon design is a fresh mix of daisies in bloom in charming shades of bright fuchsia and petal pink. Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Mandarin, Apple, Freesia, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Apricot Nectar, Cedarwood, Musks. Style: Carefree. Vibrant.
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  • Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
    belk.com
    Urban Decay Beached Bronzer. Nail the golden goddess look every time with Beached Bronzer from Urban Decay. Dust this silky powder on your face or all over your whole bod--and look like you spent a week hanging out on the sunny beaches of Fiji. Urban Decay's finely milled, super-soft formula applies smoothly, doesn't streak, and creates a radiant glow that won't quit. Get Beached (not burned); these universally flattering matte shades provide sheer, natural-looking coverage every time. If
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  • ARDENCY INN PUNKER Unrivaled Volume & Curl Lash Wax
    sephora.com
    What it is: A revolutionary mascara formula inspired by ultra lightweight hairstyling pomades. What it does: Punker Lash Wax provides a ridiculous amount of volume to create the boldest, thickest lashes ever without weighing them down. Because this creamy wax-based formula does not dry or harden on lashes, it will never flake or create fallouts, even when multiple layers are applied. Thanks to a special curling resin, lashes have noticeably more curl after just one week of daily use. The slightly curved, oversized brush with flexible bristles is designed to coat the lashes with a maximum amount of wax, evenly and without clumps. What else you need to know: Made in France.
  • MAC Eye Shadow x 9, Pastel
    bloomingdales.com
    A well-edited palette of pastel hues offering countless color combinations. It provides textures from matte to satin to frost for creating looks for both day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth shades are packaged in one pocket-sized compact for easy portability.
  • NARS Jungle Red Semi Matte Lipstick - Jungle Red
    narscosmetics.com
    A modern, semi-matte lipstick that provides full-bodied, velvety color. Long-wearing, full-coverage finish. Rich, vivid shade range from neutrals to high-fashion hues. Patented blend of conditioners and antioxidants hydrate, nourish and protect lips.
  • Mac Eye Shadow Palette, Dusky Rose x 9
    macys.com
    Show the world your true colours with an eye-catching new palette of Eyes x 9, in shades from light taupe to mid-tone rose and passionate deep brown. Textures from matte to velvet to frost for looks for day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth hues are in one compact for easy portability.
  • NARS Brow Gel, Oural 0.21 oz (6.2 ml)
    beauty.com
    Clear. New Brow Gel- a glossy, easy gliding gel to tame, tidy and groom eyebrows. A unique precision tapered brush adds shape and definition to every angle while creating a fuller, smoother brow look to perfectly set the symmetry of the face. Effortlessly elevate arches to new levels of artistry with a simple brush of the brows.
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