Holiday Collections: NARS

A gorgeous, sultry look created by makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS. Let's take a look at the products she used.

For the face:

On the eyes:
And the lips:

Sally Hershberger Talks Tips and Trends for Fall

Bored with your summer style? Sally Hershberger says that it's time to rehab that summer hair. Here are a few trend ideas to get you thinking.

Short and layered is big for fall this year. Anything from pixie cuts to shoulder length bobs with layering around the face. It can be styled sleek, sexy and messy, or even over the top like this mohawk/pixie combination.

In case you've missed it, the 80s are all over the place this season. One length bobs are back in a big way, especially with modern layering. This is a versatile, sexy, and easy style to maintain and is a great transition if you're moving from one style to another.

Need some post-summer styling secrets? No problem. Sally's got you covered.

Pull out your blowdryers and turn loose, undone, beachy waves into sexy, textured style. Sally recommends using her SHAGG line, the first line designed specifically for layered hair, which will provide looks like the two above with lift and movement along with texture.

Bring back the shine and make dry hair look healthy and supple again and gives any style a sleek finish.

Spend a little time after the summer nourishing your hair with restorative products such as Sally's SHAGG Rocks Liquid Gel which moisturizes damaged strands.

The SHAGG line is found at Target and

Exclusive Discount on Hazel & Harlow

Head on over to the Closet to get an exclusive 30% discount at Hazel and Harlow!

Holiday Collections: YSL Beauty Knocks It Out of the Park, So to Speak

Smokey eyes? Check. Vibrant red lips? Check. Everything Retrodiva would love in a collection? Check.

Start with the Teint Resist Long Wear Transfer Resistant Foundation. Then use the Touche Eclat Radiant Touch highlighter that everyone raves about on the upper cheekbones, bow of the lip, and directly under the eyebrows. Then sweep on the limited edition Mini Touche Blush in Sparkling Beige.

On the eyes, line with Dessin Du Regard Haute Tenue in Intense Black. Then sweep Astral Brown from the Ombres Duolumieres #1 duo eye shadow on the lid and highlight up to the brow with Heavenly Beige. Use Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara in #1, High Density Black on the lashes. Personally, I use three coats.

On the lips, use the new Fard A Levres Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick in #150, Sublime Red.

Absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for that holiday party where you will drink too many cosmos.

Holiday Ideas from Flirt!

I don't know about anyone else, but shopping for beauty around the holidays is my favorite. They always put out the most glamorous limited edition items around that time, and maybe I just like the glitz of it all. But I seem to purchase more for myself around this time of year than I do for anyone else. Although most of my girls will tell you that they can always count on makeup from me. I'm always trying to get everyone around me to try bright new colors.

Anyhoo, Kohl's recently sent me a sampling of some things they have put out for the holidays, and I noticed that they were currently on sale at the website. I have no idea if they are on sale at the stores, but it's worth checking out. Here are some of their recommendations for the beauty-lover on your gift list:

Flirt! Lip Wishes Gift Set, $14.99, on sale for $13.99. Includes the top three best selling Squeeze Me Shiny Lip Glosses: Radical Raspberry, Pink Champagne, and Zippy Ginger in a keepsake ornament.

Limited Edition Flirt! Essential Brush Set, $14.99 on sale for $13.99. Four essential cheek, face, and eye brushes for a really great price.

Flirt! Nail Wishes Nail Polish Gift Set, $14.99, on sale for $13.99. Six shades that make a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.

Flirt! Fragrance Gift Set, $35.00, on sale for $29.75. A fun fragrance collection that includes mini versions of Flirtatious, Glamourazzi, and Flowerrific.

Estee Lauder Signs World Renowned Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux

This is very exciting news for the Estee Lauder brand! They have signed Tom Pecheux as Creative Makeup Director. He will be creating the vision of future makeup collections and showcasing his point of view.

"We are incredibly excited to partner with Tom Pecheux," said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. “Tom will add a new energy, style and fashion edge to Estée Lauder makeup. His intuitive sense of color and expertise in global beauty trends will help us redefine modern color in a bold new way.”

You will see collections with Tom Pecheux's distinctive mark beginning in Spring, 2010.

You can see a fantastic collection of his work at

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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites and She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.