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Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick_Peach Club_Pink Pong_Grand CruApparently it’s National Lipstick Day — in which nation I don’t know, but who cares? It’s an excuse to get into another noteworthy matte liquid lipstick, lovelies! Newish, at least in North America, these are three of an eight-shade Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet matte liquid lipstick collection. Wanna see? It’ll just take a sec. [geek on]

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CHANEL Fall 2014 makeup collection Etats Poetiques Ombre EssentiellesEye shadow fans should be all over the Chanel Fall 2014 makeup collection, Etats Poetiques, which hits Canadian counters mid-August. Along with a neutral shadow quad, new releases include six shades of Ombre Essentielle eye shadow singles, and a helpful how-to with Lisa Eldridge. We’ve shown you the Chanel Fall 2014 nails, swatched here by manigeek Karen. Here’s the makeup. [geek on]

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Joe Fresh Skincare_joe fresh beauty image_makeup simone otisJoe Fresh has added face care to their lineup of affordable beauty offerings. Joe Fresh Skincare, a collection of nine items from cleanser to CC cream will launch this September in 311 Canadian stores. Actually, the skincare will be showcased at Joe Fresh Beauty Bars — did you know such a thing existed? I wanna see! I also wanna make “Fresh-faced” puns. (I won’t.) [geek on]

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Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne_rose gold pearl natural balmWhen I gushed about the Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy that launched recently at Sephora, my friend Lesa wondered why anyone might need it if they had the Bite Agave Lip Mask. Three things: 1) Lesa Hannah is the Beauty Director of Fashion Magazine and she knows things; 2) I get asked a lot about what to try for chronically dry, cracked lips (hint: not waxy stick balms ever); and 3) I hadn’t tried Bite Agave Lip Mask. One of those three things has changed. [geek on]

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Katy Perry prismatic nails how-to video_Katy Perry exact nails_Prismatic World TourIf you want to copy the glittering Katy Perry prismatic nails from the Toronto stop of her Prismatic World Tour, just ask nail expert Leeanne Colley, owner of Tips Nail Bar. She knows precisely what Katy wore on her nails last Friday and Saturday night because she was in Katy Perry’s dressing room giving her the disco-ball gel manicure herself. Actually, you don’t have to ask. In the video below, not only does Leeanne tell Beautygeeks what she used, she walks us through the steps and demos a nail-polish option for non-gel users too. Isn’t she nice?  [geek on]

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Lancome Grandiose mascara and wand diagram

Every time I pull out my Lancome Grandiose mascara I chuckle — the brand trademarked swan-neck! But I also feel a sense of satisfaction at having another mascara I really like. That swan-neck™ — *grin* — wand, and small brush, as well as the formula itself, have made my mascara moments better. It’s even inspired a Lancome Grandiose mascara review video! [geek on]

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Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream openerWhen was the last time you were insanely thankful for a new hand lotion? (Apparently that’s a tricky question to ask a guy.) Refocus: If you have eczema on your hands or severely dry skin, you’ll be happy about a new Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream. [geek on]

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beautygeeks DIY balayage results 4_Diana KollAt media events, I have a habit of whipping out my camera to film particularly interesting demonstrations that sometimes occur. Most of them get posted as Beautygeeks how-to videos. One of the most successful so far is this super-easy DIY balayage demo from a seminar hosted by Clairol. The feedback on how the simple technique works has been wonderful! In fact, San Francisco Beautygeeks reader Diana Koll was so thrilled with her DIY balayage results that she sent us her photos! [geek on]

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The Body Shop nail polish 2014Does anyone remember The Body Shop nail polish from a few years back? Either way, we expect this new collection of The Body Shop Colour Crush nail colour to make a splash when it launches this October.

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Scalloped mani_Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar 2See? My scalloped white mani copied from inspired by pal-o-mine Katherine Flemming, health and beauty at Elle Canada magazine! [geek on]

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