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Monday, December 19, 2016

#MACSelena Restock Details

M·A·C SELENA RETURNS
DECEMBER 28, 2016!
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Due to the overwhelming passion and excitement from Selena’s fans, M·A·C Selena will be available again in the United States and Canada on maccosmetics.com on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and in stores in the United States and Canada on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

All products from the collection, including Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, will be available for purchase in stores and online, with the exception of Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black. We heard your feedback and created a smoother online shopping experience. 

Please see details below regarding timing, availability and purchase limits. 

Notes on where to purchase online:
*Retailer online availability times and maximum SKU purchase limits will vary

Maccosmetics.com (US): Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 12:01AM EST *maximum 2 SKUs per product

maccosmetics.ca (Canada): Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 12:01AM EST *maximum 2 SKUs per product
Belk.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Bloomingdales.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Dillards.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Macys.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Nordstrom.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
SaksFifthAvenue.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016
TheBay.com: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Notes on where to purchase in stores on Thursday, December 29, 2016:
*Contact your local store for hours and maximum SKU purchase limits*
M·A·C Cosmetics stores (US & Canada) *maximum 3 SKUs per product

Belk
Bloomingdale’s
Dillard’s
Hudson’s Bay Company
Macy’s
Nordstrom
Saks Fifth Avenue

Monday, December 5, 2016

Curlee Girlee Book

CURLEE GIRLEE BOOK: 
CREATING CONFIDENCE ONE CURL, ONE GIRL AT A TIME!
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Curlee Gurlee book launch at Dylan's Candy Bar November 17, 2016

Seriously, where was this book for curly girls when I was little? CURLEE GIRLEE by Atara Twersky is a fun, witty, curl~curious filled story with whirls and wonder; a must-read for any curlee girlee (especially the parent of one!) I have been curly since BIRTH - not just since the curl movement took over - so I remember all too well every struggle I faced trying to understand, embrace and manage my curls on my own. Growing up around friends with silky straight hair, I suffered long hours getting my hair heat straightened and would have given anything for this book. Would have spared me the agony of cutting, frying, oh goodness, even shaving a huge chunk of my hair at one point! The moment I received my autographed copy of Curlee Girlee from Atara, I read TWICE and laughed every second of it... a must read, and have, for all my curl~friends. 


**GIVEAWAY** 

Just in time for the holidays, EvCurlGurl & Curlee Girlee have teamed up and will be giving away a copy of the CURLEE GIRLEE book to FOUR (4) lucky winners! You must be "in it to win it", so please enter below! *Giveaway rules*: comment below (via Rafflecopter) ↓ and share this post. Four lucky winners will be chosen and notified on Monday, December 19, 2016! Good luck curl~friends!**
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Thank you so much Atara

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Always curly: EvCurlgurl at age 3!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

M·A·C Shadescents

INTRODUCING 
M∙A∙C SHADESCENTS

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Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by our most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My HeroineCandy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin.

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#MACShadescents will be available on MACcosmetics.com & Macys.com on November 30, 2016 and available in-stores December 8, 2016.
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Which Shadescent are you?
 1. #IAmRubyWoo
2. #IAmCremedNude
3. #IAmMyHeroine
4. #IAmCandyYumYum
5. #IAmLadyDanger

Monday, November 21, 2016

Evcurlgurl.com 3rd Anniversary

CELEBRATING THREE YEARS
OF BEAUTY & BLISS


Seems like it was only yesterday, yet at the same time it feels like an eternity. After only three years in the beauty industry (what started out as me modeling my curls for Ouidad), I was at a crossroad debating which path to take with regards to my passion for beauty. So, exactly three years ago today on Thanksgiving Day, as my turkey was cooking in the wee hours of the early morning, I took out my laptop and within ten minutes I launched Evcurlgurl.com. Just like that. I'd like to say that "my hair got me there, but the writing added flair!" I like to keep it simple, with the focus on pictures, products and presentation!

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The moment it all began.... March 2011

Fast-forward to TODAY: to over 1 MILLION views, over 1,000 events attended, hundreds of NYFW coverage (my Superbowl, lol), countless of readers and over 300 brands that continue to believe in my passion for branding and marketing... I sincerely thank you ALL for giving me the inspiration, drive and determination to keep going. Products are my passion and I'm only getting started...

~Evelyn Lugo

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#MACMariahCarey

INTRODUCING: M∙A∙C MARIAH CAREY
AVAILABLE ONLINE DECEMBER 8, 2016
IN-STORES DECEMBER 15 2016 - JANUARY 26, 2017

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The elusive chanteuse and “songbird supreme” is back! Mariah Carey has dazzled us with her smash hits and timeless contributions to music for decades and now brings her impeccable glamour to an iconic makeup collection that’s all you’ll ever want.  #MACMariahCarey
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LIPSTICK
SRP: $20.00 US/$23.50 CAD
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1. I Get So OOC - shimmering brown (frost) 
2. All I Want - champagne shimmer (frost) 
3. Bit of Bubbly - soft pinky nude (cremesheen) 
4. Dahhlinggg! - pinky peach (cremesheen) 
5. MCizzle - cool peach (cremesheen) 

LIPGLASS
SRP: $18.50 US/$23.00 CAD   
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1. Rainbow Interlude - soft white shimmer
2. It’s Just Like Honey - tan shimmer
3. Little Miss Monroe - true gold shimmer
4. Dreamlover - dirty pink shimmer 
(Online Only) 5. Butterfly Bling - pink bronze shimmer 



PRO LONGWEAR LIP PENCIL

SRP: $22.00 US/$25.50 CAD
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1. So Dramatique - deep brown
2. New Ombré - cool peach


I’M THAT CHICK YOU LIKE / EYE SHADOW X4
SRP: $41.00 US/$43.50 CAD 
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Whenever You Call - yellow gold (veluxe pearl)
Can’t Escape Me - dirty mocha with gold pearl (satin)
Golden Petals Scattering - cool brown shimmer (frost)
How You Thrill Me - rich dark brown (satin) 

IT’S EVERYTHING / EYE SHADOW X4
SRP: $41.00 US/$43.50 CAD 
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Diamond Butterfly - silver white shimmer (frost)
I’d Give My All - muted mid-tone grey (lustre)
Images of Rapture - muted black with red shimmer (velvet) 
Twinks - deep plum with pearl (veluxe pearl) 

LIQUID EYE LINER
SRP: $22.00 US/$25.50 CAD
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This Is My Night - rich brown-black

LASH
SRP: $18.00 US/$21.50 CAD  
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1. 05 
2. 36 

EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH
SRP $45.50 US/$52.50 CAD 
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My Mimi - warm gold shimmer




POWDER BLUSH
SRP: $24.00 US/$28.50 CAD 
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1. You’ve Got Me Feeling - light candy pink
2. Sweet Sweet Fantasy - deep coral

LOOSE POWDER
SRP: $39.50 US/$45.50 CAD 
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Touch My Body - radiant gold shimmer


BRUSH
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183 Buffer SRP: $59.50 US/$70.50 CAD 

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239 Eye Shader SRP: $28.50 US/$34.00 CAD


M∙A∙C Mariah Carey will be available online December 8, 2016 and in-stores December 15 through January 26, 2017! 

~Evelyn Lugo

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Keysocks

KEYSOCKS KNEE HIGH 
NO SHOW SOCKS

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I'm all for fun and cool socks, especially when they are comfortable and convenient (think ballet flats, where regular socks scrunch and those slip on nylons don't stay put and show over your flats.) Introducing KEYSOCKS, the knee-high no show socks that you can wear comfortably with any shoe, any time. Perfect for heels, flats and sneakers. Also, KEYSOCKS are made from a revolutionary, patented process that converts coffee residue into an eco-friendly, sumptuously light fiber. When a friend asked me why I wasn't wearing socks with my new flats, she was impressed when I showed her my new KEYSOCKS: socks with a cut-out that covered my toes, soles and went up to my knees. These are genius, soft and provide amazing support.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

#VivaGlam Taraji & Jussie

M∙A∙C COSMETICS ANNOUNCES
#VIVAGLAM Taraji P. Henson
Coming in February 2017

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Vibrate with confidence and panache! Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett are the latest faces of our #VIVAGLAM campaign! Since 1994, every cent from the selling price of M·A·C #VIVAGLAM Lipstick and Lipglass has gone toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Coming soon! #VIVAGLAM

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

IT Cosmetics 25% OFF Sale

IT COSMETICS SEMI-ANNUAL
FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE

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Hey IT Girls, don't miss out on this amazing sale event by IT Cosmetics. What is IT? IT Cosmetics is rewarding you with exclusive access to their semi-annual friends & family sale event - get 25% off any $30 + free shipping! When is IT? It's happening NOW, through November 5, 2016 (they're extending the sale an extra day just in case), be sure to use offer code ITFRIENDS. Where is it? Head over to www.itcosmetics.com

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

NEW NYX in NYC

NYX COSMETICS OPENS 
FLAGSHIP STORE IN UNION SQUARE
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NYX Cosmetics Flagship Store - Union Square!
Not even a downpour Thursday night could keep top beauty mavens and influencers, from attending the grand opening party of NYX Professional Makeup in Union Square (41 Union Square W, corner of E 17th), myself included. See, I attended the NYX opening in Kings Plaza, this past spring, but unless you live in Brooklyn, trekking to that location is a but much. Opening a flagship store conveniently located in Union Square, was definitely a smart move, especially where you can find over 2,000 products in every color and shade from the NYX (pronounced "nicks", many have asked) collection. The store officially opened yesterday, October 28th and the line wrapped around the block long before doors opened (check out #NYXCosmeticsUSQ on social media and see the pictures for yourself.)



Thursday, October 27, 2016

AMOREPACIFIC Future & Time Response

AMOREPACIFIC FUTURE & TIME RESPONSE: 
THE POWER OF GREEN TEA

Amorepacific TIME RESPONSE Intensive Hand Renewal Crème

AMOREPACIFIC, is one of my absolute skincare guilty pleasures and believe it or not, so is green tea (not just coffee, I do a lot of both). With busy schedules, meetings, upcoming holidays, very unpredictable weather; life in general, your skin takes a beating and screams for relaxation and rejuvenation. Well, Amorepacific is the only cosmetics company in the world to grow and harvest its own green tea, and places antioxidant-rich green tea at the heart of its total health vision of skincare. 
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The brand only uses green tea plants harvested from the AMOREPACIFIC-owned and operated green tea gardens on Jeju Island off the coast of Korea. With over 40 years of bio-science research on green tea, the brand continues to develop highly effective green tea ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin for visible effects.

The first layer of skin defense, the FUTURE RESPONSE Age Defense Serum ($160), combines a concentrated blend of green tea and pine mushroom to prevent premature skin aging. Formulated with the Future Response Complex™ that combines green tea, EGCG and polysaccharides, which helps to provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors including pollutants, free radicals and urban lifestyles. Green Tea Monocell Technology™ enables continuous release of anti-aging ingredients.

I have very dry hands and after two weeks, I can see and feel a major difference in my hands. This luxuriously textured, TIME RESPONSE Intensive Hand Renewal Crème (one pictured, $90 for 3 bottles) is absorbed into the skin and provides intensive hydration to the hands for a soft and supple appearance. Make sure those hands are hydrated through the harsh winter or after a couple of hours of dish-washing.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Beauty: 6 Hour Sleep Supplement

SERENE SLEEP WITH
6 HOUR SLEEP SUPPLEMENT

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Sleep is serious business for me, especially since I need (and get) about 8-10 hours a night, because SLEEP is the best beauty product there is. But there are some nights where my beauty sleep hits a bump, throwing my schedule way off and that's when trouble hits. Let's just say that I'm not exactly cute and cuddly in the morning and bags and dark circles are never on my agenda! Perfect timing, because that's when reps for 6 Hour Sleep came to my rescue and sent me a 12-pack ($29.99 12- 1.93 oz bottles) of a their pure, antioxidant packed sleep supplement. Best.Sleep.E-V-E-R! What does it do? Helps you fall asleep sooner, stay asleep, and catch up on your beauty rest. Within 15 minutes I am sound asleep, stay serene for six hours and when I wake up, I am well rested and focused - not groggy. Another plus? Drug free and ZERO CALORIES. 

**Use Promo Code : evelyn16 ($10.05 off)**
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Well into my 6 Hour Sleep 12-pack

How does it work? 6 HOUR SLEEP is formulated with proprietary Sleep Synergy Blend - a powerful mix of antioxidants and proven sleep agents that work with your brain and body to gently ease you to sleep and encourage your natural sleep cycles, giving you the most productive sleep possible with no grogginess when you wake (unlike other sleep aids and supplements). The active ingredients in 6 HOUR SLEEP are: Melatonin, Passion Flower, Vitamin E, Chamomile, Magnesium, Lemon Balm, Mangosteen, and Acai Extract.

6 HOUR SLEEP will give you back your most energized self so you can tackle the day with focus, performance, and clarity. Where can you get it? Available at Amazon.com and you can also visit www.6hoursleep.com for more information. Remember to use my promo code: evelyn16 for $10.05 off your order. Definitely Ev approved!



Friday, October 14, 2016

M∙A∙C HOLIDAY: Nutcracker Sweet

M∙A∙C NUTCRACKER SWEET
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 27 - DECEMBER 8, 2016
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Leap into a magical land that's a bit nutty, a little naughty, and bursting with whimsy. Lose yourself in an eccentric kingdom of over-sized treats and rosy-cheeked nutcrackers. Twist, turn and tumble deeper into the Land of Dolls. M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet, who knows what thrilling adventures are in store? A collection of kits invite the unexpected, with fabulous hues leading way for an imaginative evening.

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Two absurdly pretty M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact bursting with enchantment. Sweet up those cheeks with a rosy swipe of blush, then let it glow with Extra Dimension SkinFinish. Available in Peach and Copper - SRP $35.00 US / $42 CAD

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M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compacts (Wrap your eyes in a candy-coated fantasy of sugared plum, rich caramel, dark spiced cocoa, sweet taffy pink, ripe peach and smoky black licorice; all in the sweetest trio of cool, warm and smoky. SRP: $39.50 US / $47.50 CAD
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

NYX Lip Vaults at ULTA

UNLOCK THE NYX LIP VAULTS
EXCLUSIVELY AT ULTA BEAUTY


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My NYX Lip Vaults sent by NYX reps last month

Looking for some major lip love in the lippie department, either for yourself or as a great make-up gift this holiday season? Well then hurry and check out these two NEW incredible lip vault sets from NYX Cosmetics, available now exclusively at ULTA Beauty.  

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

#MACSelena Hits Stores

MAC SELENA HITS STORES TODAY + 
CHANEL BRICK COMPARISON PART II

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MY MAC Selena heavenly haul (stored safely in my locked MAC train case!) 


Finally, the day so many Selena fans have been waiting for has arrived: the #MACSelena store launch! YES, by now we have all seen the countless social media posts from lucky bloggers and beauty gurus, even those lucky souls who snagged items online last week, before the servers crashed across the board. Everything sold out in minutes (nice job - still missing my two Bidi Bidi Bom Bom lipglasses) but it was amazing to see how many braved the long lines this morning, waiting for stores to open, even devoted guys in line for their wives/girlfriends! My favorite item from the entire collection? The Amor Prohibido lipstick (yep, not Como La Flor). "Dreaming of You" is too dark to be compared to Brick, so I didn't bother with the swatch comparison. (If you recall last year when her lipstick was unveiled, it was initially Como La Flor, and the full collection was unveiled later). 

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Comparison: MACxSelena Como La Flor, Elizabeth Arden & CHANEL Brick

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Mini

GARNIER INTRODUCES NEW MINI
MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER

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Travel size Micellar Cleansing Water will retail for $3.99 -  Regular is $8.99
This past weekend, I spent my Saturday covering BeautyconNYC (my third consecutive year) and this year I received some pretty amazing products, including an upcoming newbie,from Garnier. What is it? My must-have, one that I use ev-er-y-day: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in TRAVEL SIZE (3.4 oz). 

Garnier Smooth Air Dry and Smooth Blow Dry
Also launching 2017: Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry & Smooth Blow Dry
Garnier reps sent me both All-in-1 Micellar Cleaning Waters earlier in the year (regular/pink cap & waterproof make-up/blue cap) and let me tell you that I use this product daily, not only to remove my eye make-up and lipstick, but to refresh and hydrate my skin. Even without wearing any foundation, you would amazed at how much dirt and grime it actually removes! Best of all, it is dermatologist tested for safety, perfect for sensitive skin types, free of: oil, alcohol and fragrance - with no rinsing necessary.


Travel-Size All-in-One Micellar Cleansing Water: Perfect for on-the-go, convenient travel size that is TSA-approved and fit perfectly in your weekend bag, suitcase or gym bag. Price: $3.99 each and will be available in January 2017 at drugstores nationwide and GarnierUSA.com

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#itsAtSephora

IT COSMETICS IS NOW 
AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA


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Have you heard the great news? IT Cosmetics™ is now available at Sephora! That's right and I attended two events with the brand this month prior to the launch: #ByeByeFilters and #ITsAtSephora . We previewed, tested and took home nine exclusives, each developed with leading plastic surgeons to give you life-changing results, enjoyed make-up touch-ups and of course, took a ton of pictures (and by pictures I mean I hijacked the photo-booths). 


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I am already a huge fan and loyal lover of IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Confidence in a Cream and Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment, and just recently began using their Bye Bye Under Eye Cream. What do I think? Totally eight hours of sleep in a jar, and it got me through NYFW!

Second photo-booth, at the Sephora soft launch last week


IT Cosmetics™ Color-Infused Skincare™ line featuring your Bye Bye Exclusives is a collection of game-changing products that are designed to help you say bye bye to everything skin concern, from dark circles and pores, to stubborn makeup and fine lines.

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My Bye Bye Gift set from IT Cosmetics

Check IT out: