Get the Top Rated Sedu Flat Iron for 50% Off – Limited Time Offer

Over at SeduFlatIronsOnline.com you can now get the top rated Sedu Revolution BCA flat iron for 50% OFF. High end straighteners from brands like Sedu, Chi and others usually run anywhere from $150 – $250. With the discount at seduflatironsonline.com, the final price is only $79.99. This is the biggest discount we have EVER seen on this top rated flat iron, so if you’ve ever even thought about getting a high end flat iron, this is your chance to get one for less.

Sedu is considered the top hair straightener brand by many top gurus in the industry. Sedu irons have been featured in Allure and many other top beauty and fashion magazines. This offer is only good until May 15, 2011.

Stila Cosmetics Promotion – Free Full Sized Stila Mascara

Starting today, Stila is running a promo for a free full sized Major Lash Mascara by Stila plus free shipping on your entire order with any purchase of $40 or more. To get this deal, simply visit this page and then enter code SUMMER11 at checkout. The offer is only good from today until this Friday (April 15, 2011), so act quick if you want to try this Stila Cosmetics mascara.

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Get a Free MAC Cosmetics Lipstick with the Back to MAC Program

Although the program has been around for years, many shoppers aren’t aware of MAC’s ongoing Back to MAC program. This program helps protect the environment by promoting the recycling of used makeup compacts and containers. MAC customers can bring in six empty MAC makeup containers in exchange for one new MAC lipstick (excluding Viva Glam Lipsticks). The old makeup compact get recycled and you get free makeup product as a reward.

To get your free lipstick, you simply need to bring in six empty makeup containers to any MAC Cosmetics counter or to a MAC freestanding store. Or, you can submit your info here and send your containers in by mail. On occasion, MAC freestanding stores will also let you choose an eyeshadow in the place of a lipstick if you would prefer.

The empty container must be one of the following qualifying containers:

Eye Shadow Container/Pot
Trio Compact
Quad Compact
Cream Colour Base Compact
Paint Tube
Pigment Container
Mascara Tube
Liquid Liner Tube
Powder Compact
Blush compact
Lipstick Tube
Lipglass Tube
Foundation Bottle
Foundation Tube
Foundation Bottle Jar

Get a Free Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss

Love Victoria’s Secret lip glosses? You’ll definitely want to get this freebie! This promo is only good until May 4, 2011 and is redeemable in stores only. Just print out this coupon and bring it in to any participating Victoria’s Secret store to get a free full sized Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with your purchase. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glosses are perfect for spring and summer since they come in fun, bright shades and yummy flavors. Get yours today.

MAC: Bronze Everyday Collection

Release Date: April 7, 2011
International Release Date: April, 2011

Summer is almost here and it is time to get your bronze on. Thanks to MAC’s collection Bronze Everyday, we can get the all over glow of sun-kissed skin without the risk of exposure to sun or tanning beds.

In the era we live in knowing all we know about the importance of taking care of our skin and the damage sun can do to it, I am so grateful for MAC. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am not naturally bronzed and need all of the help I can get. This collection provides bronzing products for every area of the body from head to toe.

The Bronzing Powder comes in four shades to cover every skin tone. Two of the shades, Golden and Bronze, offer a shimmer for those of you who like a little extra sparkle in your skin.

I think I am most excited about the Skinsheen Leg Spray. My legs are somehow a lighter color than the rest of my body. The Skinsheen Leg Spray is supposed to go on evenly and not leave those obnoxious orange streaks all over from application. While this product has been available in the past, I have never used it so I am looking forward to trying it.

All five of the products in this collection are either permanent or will be made permanent as of the collection release date. It is always nice to know if you love a product it won’t be going anywhere.

Free Bobbi Brown Eye Liner, Lip Gloss and Eyeshadow Coupon Codes

From now until 6/24/2011, get a free full sized product of your choice of the following plus free shipping with any $65 purchase at Bobbibrown.com:

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Mahogany Ink (enter coupon code GEL44)
Bobbi Brown Naked Rich Color Lip Gloss (enter code RICH44)
Bobbi Brown Soft Peach Eyeshadow (enter code PEACH44)

Enter the code of your choice at checkout at Bobbibrown.com to get your free product and free shipping on your entire order. Enjoy!

Advanced Laser Lipolysis – The Benefits and Risks

If you live in the UK and you’ve ever been interested in laser liposuction (aka Advanced Laser Lipolysis), you are in luck. MYA clinics are now offering the procedure. It is one of the safest (and fastest growing) cosmetic surgery options available to date. Here are a few of its benefits over other lipo treatments.

Unlike other forms of liposuction, advanced laser lipolysis offers quite a few benefits to potential patients. First off, some traditional and recent lipo procedures like ‘Smart Lipo’ and Liposonix do not actually remove any fat. They only break down the fat – without actually removing it.

Laser liposuction is less invasive and unlike tradtional surgical liposuction, laser lipolysis only requires local anesthesia. No overnight stay is required and you can return to exercising within a week or two. (With many cosmetic procedures you have to wait a month or more.) Other normal activities can be resumed within a day or two and you can even return to work the next day. With traditional surgical lipo, soreness, bruising, swelling and pain last several weeks – much longer than with laser lipolysis. You also have to wear a compression garment for 6-8 weeks with traditional lipo instead of just 2 weeks with laser lipo.

Many women take good care of their bodies, but, due to genetics or body type, have a difficult time toning up or slimming down certain areas. This procedure is ideal for smaller areas or for women who just want to enhance their body. Smaller areas like the ankles, the knees, the arms/bra strap area or the neck are very common as are the typical areas like thighs, the stomach and the love handles. If you are a woman who is generally satisfied with her body, but wants to just improve one or two smaller areas, advanced laser lipolysis is a great option.

Any cosmetic procedure does carry some risks. Discuss both the benefits and risks with your doctor prior to getting anything done. Many considerations will depend upon your individual situation. Common risks include swelling, bruising, bleeding and infection, among others.

Of course, no lipo or cosmetic treatment, will take the place of the confidence you will feel from a healthy lifestyle. Each of us should strive to have the discipline to develop habits of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Doing these will help you look and feel your best. Cosmetic treatments like laser lipolysis are best for individuals who are already have healthy lifestyles.

In most cases, someone who doesn’t take any initiative to exercise or keep their body healthy would be better off to consider starting with a change of lifestyle before looking for a body image solution from a cosmetic procedure. But, if you are already well on your way to sculpting the body you want, advanced laser lipolysis can help you beat genetics and take care of those last little stubborn areas that stand in the way of you and the body you’ve always wanted.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals – Mineral Makeup Starter Kit

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Get a free bareMinerals mineral makeup starter kit from Bare Escentuals by participating in this offer. Bare Escentuals is one of the most popular and most trusted mineral makeup brands in the world. Their bareMinerals line is adored by mineral makeup lovers all over the world. The set retails for $174 and comes with three Bare Escentuals makeup brushes, a special shampoo to keep your brushes clean, two shades of foundation, and a free DVD to help get you started if you’re just learning how to apply mineral makeup.

Free MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Prrr – Product Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Esther C. from Monroe, New York – the winner of our April MAC Lipglass Giveaway!

As one of our favorite all time glosses, we decided to feature MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in our first SoKiss&Makeup.com Giveaway. One winner will receive a free MAC Lipglass in the shade Prrr, a delightful, neutral, peachy-pink shade. The giveaway ends on April 20!

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Wedding Eye Makeup Tips

When it comes to your wedding, eye makeup can be a tricky subject. Brides need to rely on makeup that will last all day. Plus, with tears of happiness that may or may not decide to make an appearance, no bride wants to deal with running mascara or eyeliner. Here are a few wedding eye makeup tips to help you get a perfect look that will last.

Consider Eyelash Extensions for Your Wedding Day

Lash extensions allow you to have long, gorgeous lashes – without the worry of your mascara running if you happen to get emotional on your special day. I used to look down on eyelash extensions because, honestly, I really liked my natural lashes and thought many of the sets of lash extensions looked fake. Nowadays, you can get lash extensions that look completely natural and blend with your real lashes.

I finally tried extensions last year. Let me tell you, I am absolutely sold. You can create just about any look you like. There are all sorts of lengths, shades, types and shapes. Just be sure to go to someone who has a lot of experience and can apply them correctly. And, for your bridal look, someone who can do more of a natural looking application. Also, we recommended you try them out a month or so before your wedding so you have time to get used to them beforehand.

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Choose a Fool-proof Eye Liner

There are a number of eye liners that will look beautiful for your wedding day makeup look. The point here is to choose wisely. Many liners fade quickly or wash away easily with just a little moisture. You want a liner that won’t budge. Quite a few eye liner formulas that will do the trick. A waterproof liner may be a good option. Or, if you know of a liner you love that doesn’t run, that may be your best bet.

Our recommendation? MAC’s Liquidlast Liner is a lifesaver. It does require an oil-based makeup remover when you’re ready to take it off, but until then it stays put. It comes in a variety of shades. Our favorite is Point Black for a more classic look, or Coco Bar or Brassbeat for a more natural look. When I spend a day at the lake, I pair this MAC Liquidlast eye liner with lash extensions for an all day look that won’t wash away, even with a cannon ball into the water.

When your bridal makeup is the least of your worries, you can spend your energy on more important things, like debating with your mom regarding her potential mother of the bride outfits. And we all know, with many a mother, that is no easy task!

MAC: Cremeblend Blush Collection

Release Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Release Date: March, 2011

MAC is zeroing on blush with their collection Cremeblend Blush. Powder blush wearers now how another option since this blush is a cream. This product is one of MAC’s permanents so if you like it, you’ll always be able to get it.

This collection is one of MAC’s smaller collections since it focuses only on blush. There are six different color options ranging from mauves, to corals, to browns. Although the collection isn’t very big, it appears that the colors have pretty much covered the bases for all of the basic skin tones out there. So if you are interested in trying a Cremeblend blush, you should be able to find a color that suits you.

It’s a creamy blush, hence the name Cremeblend. The blush offers a unique blend of ingredients to create a cream blush to blend on rather than a powder blush. My educated guess is that the blush should be longer lasting because cream tends to bond to the skin better than a powder.

I am not a big blush wearer, but I do recognize that it has its time and place. When the occasion calls for it, blush can be an absolute necessity. Up until now, I’ve only ever used powder blushes. I will be curious to see if I like the cream blush better.

For every contour control freak, for every persistent perfectionist comes this wondrous way to play with blush that gives you the most magnificent flexibility you’ve ever had…Starts creamy, stays creamy and proves that powder is NOT your only prerogative. Make powdery a thing of the past.

Cremeblend Blush (Permanent)

Brit Wit—Dusty rosy mauve
Ladyblush—Warm neutral coral
Posey—Warm peach
So Sweet, So Easy—Bright yellow pink
Something Special—Light coral
Tea Petal—Mid-tone reddish brown

MAC: Jeanius Collection

Release Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011

MAC’s spring line is starting out fierce with the new collection Jeanius. The collection offers products from eyeshadow, liner, and blush, to lipstick, lipglass, and nail lacquer. As implied by the name, this collection speaks to the denim lover in each of us.

After first glance at all of the products offered in this collection it doesn’t necessarily strike me as a spring collection. When I think of spring, I think of soft pinks, purples and even yellows. This collection does offer some of those, but it mainly includes a lot of grays and blues. I love that the collection name so specifically fits the color scheme. And you do have to hand it to MAC for the way they play on words. At least the name of the collection is genius even if the complete color scheme is not.

And as pretty as I think some of the colors look, I am not exactly sure how they will look on. For me, it takes the right outfit and the right venue to want to wear blue eye makeup. If blues aren’t done right, they just look cheap to me. But MAC does often get it right so I am willing to give this collection a chance.
Some of the nail lacquer colors are particularly interesting to me. I find that I get more into nail polish at the change of the seasons. Spring truly brings out my desire to have my toes nicely painted and my fingers matching in style. Fray-to-order looks like it will be a really pretty color. It is a white matte with soft pink duochrome pearl.

When my nails are painted, I like to have my lip color match when appropriate. I am not sure that any of these lip colors offered in this collection match completely, but I think that the lipstick shade Pretty Please might compliment the nail color nicely. I am excited to try it.

What do you think MAC customers? Is there something in this collection you are especially excited about? Or is this a collection that won’t put a dent in your wallet?

Jeanius is a celebration of the journey America made a national obsession. M∙A∙C keeps up with a Jeanius collection of moody blues and indigo ink, the quantum of modern cool, with four new limited-life denimized Eye Shadows, Lipglass, Blush and Biker Blue Nail Lacquer. Completely riveting.

Eyeshadow

Diva In Distress—Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Motorhead—Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
Stove Pipe Black—Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
White Jeanius—White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipglass

Docile—Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
Indigo Pink—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Painted On—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Lipstick

Acid Washed—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Pretty Please—Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
Riveting Rose—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer

Biker Blue—Black base with purple and blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Frayed-to-Order—White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Blush

Overdyed—Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Pink Cult—Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Brow Marker

Penultimate Eye Liner

Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)

Free Sample of Chanel’s Sublimage La Creme Anti Aging Face Cream

During March, bring this printable coupon into The Bay department stores and redeem your coupon at any Chanel makeup counter for a free sample of their regenerating skin cream, Sublimage La Creme.

La Creme hydrates deeply and nourishes your skin. It also simultaneously firms and tones your skin as well. The creme contains a new patent pending ingredient that, according to Chanel, “allows for the creation of Enriched Planifolia PFA – an ultra-pure cosmetic active ingredient”.

This promotion is good only until March 31st, or while supplies last!

MAC: Sheen Supreme Lipstick Collection

Release Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011

There’s nothing quite as worldly cinematic as a Lipstick. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It’s a new medium, with M∙A∙C in the lead. Sheen Supreme is retro/modern and devastatingly chic.

There are very few things as sensual as lips. MAC has taken an ever deeper interest in helping to make your lips look their best with their new collection Sheen Supreme Lipstick. This lipstick is new and unique. From its texture to its finish, this lipstick stands supreme.

When MAC offers a collection like this one that is so centered on what area of beauty, you are sure to find a color that will work for you. With this collection, there is a definitely a color for every skin tone. I like collections like this some times that are focused and it’s simply a matter of picking your favorite color.

These lipsticks are a new product. One of the things I least like about lipsticks are they tendency they have to dry, cake, and crack. When the lipstick does this, it usually means it is having the same effect on your lips. We all want soft, kissable lips. The Sheen Supreme Lipstick has a moisturizing effect to help keep your lips from drying and cracking. Lipstick looks best when applied to smooth soft lips so if the lipstick can help them be smooth and soft, I would definitely want that product.

The finish of the lipstick is also very sleek. You can get the lipstick in a pearl or crème finish. Depending on the color and the look you are going for, you may want some of each. I tend to like pinks in my lipstick, but I also want to try “Can’t Resist”. It is a golden purplish red and it sounds beautiful. I can’t wait to try the lipstick and find out if the product is as unique and refreshingly modern as MAC says it is.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick

Bare Again—Pinky neutral beige
Behave Yourself—Light blue pink
Can’t Get Enough—Beige neutral
Can’t Resist—Golden purplish red
Full Speed—Bright clean yellow pink
Good to Be Bad—Deep burgundy
Gotta Dash!—Pale coral
Impressive—Neutral gilded plum
Insanely It—Watermelon pink
Look at Her!—Metallic copper
New Temptation—Vivid blue red
Quite the Thing!—Deep blue plum
Supremely Confident—Pale nude
Ultra Darling—Mid-tone yellow pink