By Dina Fierro

Strange & Beautiful


MAC Cosmetics is known as makeup for makeup artists with good reason. The smooth textures and eminently creative shades inspire even the amateur makeup lover. Summer’s Strange Hybrid collection includes lovely pearlized lippies and intense eyeshadows in mainly cool tones – highlights are Floral Fantasy (a deep pink violet) and Moonflower (a bold pearlized blue). The collection will be on counters from May 3-June 30 only, so if you see something that catches your eye, don’t hesitate to buy. Visit to purchase.


Once upon a time when I heard the word ‘bullet,’ one particular product came to mind. But there’s a new bullet in town – the Mojo Cosmetics Titan, a refillable lipstick unit with bullet refills available in seven shades, including a unisex balm. The Titan is comprised of a machined heat and crush resistant laser etched alloy shell (aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and manganese) with a stainless steel o ring to attach to keys or handbag. With such engineered packaging, you’d expect the lipstick to be an afterthought. Surprisingly, the moisturizing, highly pigmented shades are top notch, though you’ll pay the price for innovation at $32 per unit, $18 per bullet. To purchase, visit

Beach-y Keen Beauty


Stila and I have one thing in common this season – we’re inspired by the stunning Mexican Riviera. Celebrity stylist Arianne Phillips collaborated with the brand and her vision is one of bronzed beauty. Three new Eye Shadow Trios modeled after sun dials, three new Lip Glazes, a Cheek Color Duo, a Sun Bronzing Powder with SPF 15 and the Sun Shimmer Dry Oil spray formulated with moisturizing macadamia and kukui oils will have you beach bound in an instant. We particularly love the limited edition shadow palettes – the soft texture is easy to work with and the color payoff is admirable. Available at Sephora stores or at

Lip Service


FACE Atelier’s clever Lip Service kit allows us creative types to mix own very own customized shade of gloss. Included are one tube of the clear Lip Glaze, three Shimmers in Pink Glaze, Aubergine, and Champagne, and three empty storage jars to contain your creativity. Mix and match to your heart’s delight! Visit to purchase.

Originally published May 2007
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