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By Erin Williams

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Who doesn’t recognize the little bunny logo of All-American Playboy? Whatever your feelings may be, you’ve got to admit that from the neck up, those girls generally look pretty put together: bedroom eyes, flushed cheeks, and moist lips are never a bad look in my book, nor in Playboy’s pages. As a result they have just launched their first foray into a complete cosmetic line. AND, it’s surpassingly wearable, so strap on your stilettos and read on –

Top to bottom, everything is meant to reflect the brand’s signature look, complete with Rabbit Head and fuschia and black color scheme. “From the packaging to the product names to the color palette, Playboy Beauty reflects the brand’s image of being fun and flirty,” explained Adrianna Chinnici, Director of Licensing, Playboy Enterprising. And with names like “Grotto Girl” and “Are Those Real?” you know they’re reflecting other attributes from dear old Hef’s mecca of flesh.

We’ll start with my favorite – the Velvet Body Balm in Balm Shell is gorgeous! It gives a soft pearlescent glow that looks amazing on the cheek and browbone as a highlight or rubbed onto shoulders to spice up your summer dresses. You can even smooth it onto your legs for a subtle sheen with the included sponge.

Playboy has to know how to “accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative” better than most and their Hidden Agenda Concealor Duo does not disappoint. The two colors guarantee a match since you can mix your shade or have a good deeper color for summer. They’ve added an ingredient called Dermaxyl which aids the production of collagen, thereby improving the appearance of fine lines. The texture is creamy, smudge-proof, and guaranteed to last through the night, no matter what your activity may be…

Every single lip color looks beautiful. Seriously. With numerous formulas you’re sure to find the right fit. For summer, Stiletto Lip Shine is my pick. SPF 15, aloe, avocado, and jojoba all keep your lips protected and hydrated in the hot summer weather. In this formula, you have the lasting ability of a lipstick with the sheer coverage and shine of a gloss – perfect for kissable pouts.

For those tempting, “come hither” eyes brush on one of the Hollywood Nights Eye Shadow Duos. Blending is a snap with the triple milled colors while the crease resistant formula is ideal for all day, or, hey, all night wear. “Party” is a good neutral set while “On the Prowl” bumps up the drama a bit. “Starry Night” is fun for color fans.

Whether you decide to Vamp it up or keep it high school sweet, the options are all waiting at Playboy Beauty. You can send us the pictures!

Originally published July 2005

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