wearing hot Pink No. 5 from the new $25 Sephora Gloss lab kit
If chem lab had been anywhere near as much fun as Sephora’s new Gloss Lab, I never would have finished any of my titrating!

I would have been too busy mixing and matching the 10 marvelously moisturizing glosses (which could easily pass for MAC Cremesheens) in the $25 kit, and then viewing the clouds above my head part to a concerto of harps and herald angels singing.


Unlike chem lab, Gloss lab is exclusive to Sephora. The limited edition holiday kit, which is available now, comes with seven shades in an assortment of nude and bright colors and three colorless top coats (one clear gloss, another with small bits of white shimmer in it, and a third with larger bits of multi-colored shimmer), and all 10 of them come with an easy-to-use doe-foot applicator.

Sephora Gloss swatches from the left: Pink Shimmer No. 1, Peach Shimmer No. 2, Coral Pink No. 3, Pink No. 4, hot Pink No. 5, Neutral rose No. 6, rose with Shimmer No. 7, top coat in clear shine No. 8, top coat in Shimmer No. 9 and top coat in glitter No. 10
Pink Shimmer No. 1
Peach Shimmer No. 2
Coral Pink No. 3
Pink No. 4
Neutral rose No. 6
Rose With Shimmer No. 7

I’ve always liked the way MAC’s Cremesheens taste and smell like vanilla. I choose it to the fruit-punchy scent and flavor of these Gloss lab glosses, but they kind of grew on me after a while. At least they’re subtle and fade quickly, so they’re not all up in my nostrills for hours.


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Other than that, though, these share practically everything in common with the MAC Cremesheens — a smooth, non-sticky texture that feels wonderful when I rub my lips together, a moisturizing formula that lasts from 2-3 hours, and similarly sheer, easy-to-wear pigments that makes ’em a cinch to apply when I all of a sudden realize, first thing in the morning, that there’s no coffee in the house, and I need to go to Starbucks immediately…

Coupled with the price, which works out to $2.50 per 0.068-ounce tube, and you’ve got a pretty sweet deal.

I’m really amazed with this kit…but I think it could have been even better if Sephora had — oh, I don’t know — included a red.

What better way to celebrate the holidays?

If you like your lipglosses sheer and non-sticky and don’t mind having to reapply every few hours, swing by the Gloss lab on your next Sephora visit.

Pris: $ 25
AVAILABILITY: available now exclusively at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com
MAKEUP and charm blog RATING: A

You know what they say: don’t judge a film by its beards

I’d been reading and hearing such terrific things about Argo because it came out a few weeks ago, but there was something about the trailer that kept turning me away…

I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but then I got it — Ben Affleck’s beard.

I got over it, though, and finally gave in to the hype last weekend, and surprise! — I thought it was great.


Ben did a terrific job despite the beard. terrific acting and a gripping, far-fetched story that’s apparently mostly true. I wouldn’t be amazed if Ben gets an Oscar nod, and I think he is worthy of it. sterkt anbefalt!

Din vennlige nabolag sjarmavhengig,


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