It is the night before Christmas and time to check with our friends what they've been testing, swatching and loving this week. After all, if you've managed to avoid the malls this past month, you're probably in beauty counter withdrawal. I know I am.
Everyone is talking about Chanel Spring 2011 collection. I don't know how I feel about a spring collection that's released two weeks before Christmas, not that we can't use some brightness, but still. Let winter be winter, you know? In any case, check out Café Makeup for Amy's review, The Beauty Look Book for Sabrina's review, and Best Things in Beauty for Charlestongirl's review.
I was intrigued by Kari's review of Dior's Crystal Nude Primer at Fab over Forty. I have this compact sitting on my dresser in my to-test pile right now, so my own impression is coming soon.
Say what you want about Oprah, her skin looks amazing. Philosophy's Hope in a Jar was recently featured in Oprah’s “Ultimate Favorite Things,”, which is a mighty recommendation. Read Jennifer's review at BeautyXposé.
I love Benefit boxed blushes. My life can be described as "before Dallas" and "after Dallas". I also got my mother hooked on it. Bella Bamba, Benefit’s newest face powder brings something new to their line-up, with promises of a 3-D brightening effect. Read all about it at Product Girl.
Kelly proved she's game for anything at Gouldylox Reviews. Water Marbling isn't for everyone, but if you find yourself snowed in, it's a fun look to try.
Jane got in the Christmas spirit at Daly Beauty. Head over to find out what's ringing her bells for the holidays. Oh, and her daughters are as gorgeous as she is.
Debi is discussing the Charlize Theron Dior advertisement from 2007 - still airing, still alluring. Visit DivaDebbi to share your own thoughts about it.
Aromierotici tackles a YSL classic, M7, at Il Modo di Odore. It's been ages since I've smelled this one, but his reviews is making it clear that I need to go and find some ASAP.
Modesty Brown has some great lip color reviews. I'm utterly taken with her photos of Nars Bougainville lip gloss, and I suspect many of you would agree. She also reviews one of my current favorites, Hourglass Nocturnal. My own review is coming soon.
Here in my little world things have been quite hectic. First, you still have time to enter the Tauer Cologne du Maghreb giveaway (and if you're late, there's always my mother's marzipan). I reviewed a gorgeous new perfume, Antonia by the exclusive Puredistance house, and an old classic, Caron Nuit de Noel. Then there was an(other) Edward Bess blush, a festive but elegant nail polish from Deborah Lippmann, a Guerlain luminous makeup base, L'Or, and my current obsession, Sisley makeup- I showed you two khol pencil liners, Black Diamond and Deep Silver. It's just a small taste of things to come.
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Photo of Elizabeth Taylor and the retroest Christmas tree- myvintagevogue.com