Friday, January 05, 2007

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Ms. New Beauty was so delighted to tear into her new issue of Lucky Magazine. January was a disappointing month for fashion and beauty magazines. The editors probably spend so much time putting together the December issues, replete with their gift guides and slew of holiday party appropriate frocks, and by January they're spent. There was nothing much interesting to report from any of the 15 or so magazines that came to Ms. New Beauty's mailbox in January. But, February is a new month. February marks the beginnings of spring dressing, Valentine's Day, and a certain beauty blogger's birthday (hint - her initials are MNB). And, February is when the magazines come back with the goodies. This month's Lucky did not disappoint. Read on for the highlights.

  • Rosario Dawson looks beautiful on the cover. Inside, it says that they used all Maybelline products on her, but I'm not buying it. That Dream Matte Mousse Foundation is notoriously ashy and unnatural looking, at least it was on me, and the Shadow Stylist can be hard to apply with any kind of precision. But, she still looks great, regardless of what they used on her.
  • Fashion Picks from this issue
    • A color block knit jersey dress from WD NY (p. 38)
    • Cracked leather gold pumps (p. 58)
    • Silk striped Zac Posen dress (p. 62)
    • Yellow chiffon Diane von Furstenberg dress (p. 91)
    • Tweed sheath by Forthe and Towne (p. 113)
  • Quick tip - use an old pair of nylon stockings to rub deodorant marks off your clothes
  • TV Anchor Julie Chang uses the Kett Cosmetics Kett Jett Pump to airbrush flawless but natural looking foundation on. It's quite and investment at over $500 for the pump and the airbrush, but if I could afford it, I'd try it. (p. 72)
  • Roots growing back in? No time for a touch up? Try QuickTint to mask tell tale roots. They come in ten shades, last up to two or three shampoos, and best of all, come in a convenient pen that you can carry with you anywhere. (p. 72)
  • Jean Godfrey-June raves about the reviving powers of Dior L'Or de Vie L'Extrait (p. 74)
  • The Shopping Report features the best boutiques and stores in the Caribbean. Very timely for me since the boyfriend and I are planning a beach getaway for our anniversary next month. (p. 124)
As always, there are tons of Lucky Breaks, sweepstakes and giveaways.

Read it yourself, or skip it because I've already done it for you, but just don't forget that Ms. New Beauty told you!


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