Product Placement: Gossip Girl and Chanel Makeup

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now and the conversation with the lovely Daniel Sandler on twitter(don’t forget to follow him…yes, that Daniel Sandler, Make Up Artist, and yes, you are right when you are thinking about the Watercolours ).

So today’s topic is makeup in films and shows. The question is… Do you think that every time you see a beauty product in a film or show – the company paid for that. Or was it just a part of the plot that the actress had to use lipstick/mascara/powder/perfumes/whatever and it was just a random choice, not a particular brand.

If it is a product placement (this is how it is called) why do they show the product for a second only and, unless you are  very good at brands, you will never recognize what brand it was. Plus most people couldn’t care less, only us, makeup fans, always want to know what product was shown (or is it just me?!)

The other question. Who cares? I mean would you get something because Carrie uses this beauty product or Blair uses that beauty product?  Maybe I would care and this would influence me when I was  a teenager, although I can’t imagine where from I would have money to buy Chanel makeup, but now… I mean come on? Does it really work?

The other thing is when you see your favourite celebrity using a certain makeup product in real life! Remember how Angelina Jolie was spotted using Chantecaille gloss? Well, I read that it was sold out within hours. Amazing, isn’t it?!

So

New Makeup Lanches and Makeup Inspiration

I would like to mention Makeup4all Facebook page as I do try to post there several times per day whenever I have a minute.

I get so many press releases about the new products which I like, but  I don’t want to post everything on here, as it will be too overwhelming. But since people do want to know about the newest launches, I do post a lot on my Facebook page.

Besides that, I  post makeup looks that inspire me. I have also added an album with some Fashion Weeks looks as I do like those and I will be updating.

Plus, there are almost 3000 likes, so I think that soon it will be a time for a little giveaway as I am so thankful for all your interest and support.  That is just amazing that so many people share my love for makeup and beauty.

And of course, if you want to chat, you can always follow me on Twitter.

12 Favourite Beauty Products of March

So many of you asked me to do a “favourite beauty products of the month” posts that now I just have to do it lol. I already reviewed some products so I will just give the link in this case. As for the other products – I plan to review some of them later but feel free to ask questions and leave comments. Ok, here we go! 🙂

1.Dream Cream by Lush

I wrote a review this week so you can read it here

2. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

I got this products for £ 32.00 at zuneta. This is a lot for a highlighter you may say. But you get 50 ml and it will last you forever plus this product is SO good. I will be sure to write a detailed review. Why did I get it you may ask? Lisa Eldridge said that this is one of her favourite products ever and I was looking for a new highlighter so I had to buy it 😉 You can watch  Lisa’s video about liquid highlighters  here

3.Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, Gentle non-foaming cleanser by La Roche-Posay

You can read about it more at the official website. This cleanser works great for my very dry and sensitive skin. When I bought it I got samples of almost all products of the brand and I really loved some of them. And what do you think about this brand?

4.BI-FACIL – Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome

This is one of the best makeup removers that I’ve ever tried and I know that a lot of ladies love it, too.

5. OMBRES 5 LUMIÈRES 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in #7 Bronze Gold by Yves Saint Laurent

I love everything about these shadows : design, texture, colours. The only thing that I don’t like is the price. Promise to write a review and make swatches about this palette.

6.Liquid Metal in Phenomena (silver) by Illamasqua

This product creases but it’s too beautiful so I am really in love with it. Also if you use it over the shadows everything is ok. Review and swatches here

8.Vinyl Gloss by Rimmel in Punk Princess 197 (clear with golden sparkles)

You can read more about this gloss and see the swatches here. I really like Rimmel glosses and have a few of them. But this shade was in my purse almost all the time this month.

7. Bourjois Limited Edition 2009 Vintage Blush in Amber D’or

I HAD to buy something from “Rendez-vous à Paris” by Bourjois. I am so proud that I bought only one blush although I had a big temptation to buy everything. Yes, I am addicted to pretty things.  These are the same products that you can get from the brand but with an amazing design.

8.Vinyl Gloss by Rimmel in Punk Princess 197 (clear with golden sparkles)

You can

Temporary Lip Tattoos and Color Wand For Lips

I like finding unique or interesting looking products and sharing with others. So here is what I’ve found recently.

Today I want to show you two different products for lips that I’ve found – one from US Sephora exclusive.

So the first one is temporary lip tattoos  called Violent Lips which you can get for $14.95 in the US and for £10 on the UK from Selfridges.

I would definitely try one of those, I imagine they would look nice on the photos.

There is also  the

Sunday’s 16.09 Beautiful Reading

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Want to see some swatches of the  new collection by MAC? –MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Collection

Choose the best body lotion and cream – Luscious Lotions & Potions for Pretty Skin

Interesting article about one of my most favourite products – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Do you want to know what Lancome’s mascara is the best? – read this awesome review

Need a makeup remover? Try Lancome’s Bi-Facil

Check out the cute collection by Tsumori Chisato and Shu Uemura

Want to create the look from  YSL’s Fall Makeup Collection promo photo? Read how to do it.

What are your plans for the weekend? How is it going?  On Saturday I had  a great time with my family.In the evening me and the BF had sushi. I also spend a lot of time checking out Victoria’s  Secret website. It seems that I need just everything  :D. I  watched some video spoilers from the 3 season of Gossip Girl and I loved it! Here is one video about Chuck and Blair for you 🙂

And today it’s my friend’s BDay plus some friends from the other city are comming to visit. Hope you are having a great time. Do tell me!

Stay beautiful, Marina