The passing week was marked with the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, perhaps the biggest beauty icon of our time. It seems like all the real idols are gone - Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and now Elizabeth Taylor. I'm being a fuddy-duddy again, but things are never going to be the same again.
While none of the pretties in this list can give us violet eyes, but they will cheer us up considerably:
The best perfumes from Givenchy in the last ten years have been their Harvest Collections, a yearly limited edition focused on amplifying special notes in their classic perfumes. There are some real gems in there (Amarige Mimosa Harvest 2007 is a true beauty). Jane has fallen for one of this year's Harvest- the gorgeous limited-edition packaging and all. Head over to Daly Beauty to see it.
It's time to stock up on sun protection. See Chelsea's favorite products to protect your skin and hair at BeautyXposé. Seriously, wear your sunscreen. Every day. And also on your hands, especially while driving.
I continue to live vicariously through Amy. Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine will be released on April 6. Some of the stores are taking pre-orders. Amy showed us swatches at Café Makeup to help us decide which ones to purchase. I have two in my shopping list.
While I passed on the new three Burberry lipsticks for spring, the blushes are a different story. Sabrina featured them at The Beauty Look Book. I could be happy with at least two of them. How about you?
While we are talking blushes, you will want to see Laurie's choices to satisfy her passion for pink at Product Girl.
I'm a big fan of primers for eye and face. They really do make a difference, and I'm saying it as someone who survived countless August days in NYC with my makeup on. Visit Fab over Forty to find out why Kari loves Dior's Skinflash Primer. Hint - it will erase your fatigue. Boy, could I use that today (insomnia sucks).
A few times each year, Bare Escentuals creates bareMinerals eye shadow to benefit a charity. The latest shadow is a pretty and complex glimmer called Sweet Smile. See it up close on Kelly and then enter to win her giveaway contest at Gouldylox Reviews.
You can't go wrong with Le Métier de Beauté. It's as simple as that. Charlestongirl went on a Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème tear after she fell in love with the first one she purchased. See the colors she bought - and loves - at Best Things in Beauty.
Want to see some horrendous plastic surgery? Debbi at DivaDebbi drew everyone's attention to a site that features botched jobs on celebrities. It almost makes me happy I never bothered to fix my schnoz.
Have a lovely and sunny weekend (we're getting snow on Sunday).
Photo of Elizabeth Taylor: Stirred, Straight Up With A Twist.