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October 2011: Pin Up Cosmetics is happy to take part in gifting items for Mommies Tori Spelling and Ali Landry!

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Q & A with Aprill Lacey from Pin Up Cosmetics
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“I recently discovered Pin-Up Cosmetics when Kelly Stirling offered to be my make-up artist for a very important conference I was hosting. My skin felt fresh and glamorous all day long! As the founder of an organic skincare line, I was thrilled to finally find a line of cosmetics that I could feel good about putting on my skin…” –Angela Jia Kim, Om Aroma & Co.
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Speaking of va-voom, Pin up Cosmetics gets top ranking from the team as well. And how great that an indie brand made the list? Sherri shares her thoughts on Tough Cookie eyeshadow “It’s the shadow that I use more than any other in my arsenal. Plus, there’s a lot of product in that good-looking little package! The color is close enough to brown to be neutral but just enough of something else (rust/eggplant) to be unusual. Simply perfect.” www.weheartthis.com
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I am a fan of so many products on this list-but one of my faves is Pin Up Cosmetics. Their eye shadow was an unexpected treasure for me this past year. I use it practically every day.
-Kelli
www.weheartthis.com
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What a great list! It was so hard to choose my favorites, there were so many great products to pick from. My favorites from this list: Mocha Rose balm and Pin Up Cosmetics. The Pin Up Cosmetics containers are great- so many of my pigment/loose eyeshadows are in containers where the sifter can’t be closed. When traveling it tends to get all dumped out into the top of the container! Pin Up Cosmetics has a top that can be opened and closed, kinda like a Parmesan cheese container. It’s wonderful!
-Amanda
www.weheartthis.com
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Buxom is seriously one of my instant favorites.
I’ll be recommending left and right! Thanks again for sending.
-Marci Robin-New Beauty Magazine Senior Online Editor

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Your products are so cute and sweet! I implemented your products the first day I got them and used them on the set with Tori Spelling. Tori loves your eye shadow lip gloss.. I’m also using your products on the set of Worst Week. Please send more!!
-Celebrity Make Up Artist Brandy Sharp
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The colors are beautiful!
Love your packaging
-Keesha Sharp:Film/TV Actress-LA
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Love your products!
-Gretchen Bonaduce: Musician/Actress-LA
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I love this stuff! More than my Chanel (shhh, don’t tell Rockey!)gracenote.com-Tova Wiley-SF
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I did get the products. And I LOVE them. The little mirror that came with the lashes? Seriously could that get any cuter? Besides the fact that the colors are great I really like the whole concept. I am totally including them in a future story.
-Nicole Mitsch, Beauty Director http://www.clutchmagazine.com
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Your colors are beautiful, and everything stays on and does not bleed or change colors! Thank You !
-Vera Zay -Celebrity Make Up Artist
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Pin Up Cosmetics lip colors FINALLY figured it out! The colors are succulent, the application a perfect blend of rich colors that go on
creamy, but don’t bleed or disappear even after hours of wearing. And not like others that dry out your lips. After trying (how many?) other types and brands over the years, it’s a relief to find such a perfect selection of colors that wears as well as it looks in the case or tube. The wine colored combination compact is now a staple in my ‘face bag’.The loose eye powder colors are sensational, and again a perfect mix of just the right texture. The powder stays exactly where you want it, and doesn’t end up in your eyelid crease or disappear into the skin. It’s easy to control the intensity of each color w/simple application — no professional make-up artist skills required!
-Victoria Vitalie-Fashion Designer http://www.vitalie.com
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Thank you soooooo much! They go on real nice… have used the gold & deep mushroom bronze tone…Dig ‘em. xox,
-Berta Camal, Celebrity MUA-NY
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Hi Aprill yes we just got them in on Monday. THEY ARE FANTASTIC and beyond my expectations!Congradulations on this new line. Thanks for introducing us to your fabulous line.
-xx Millissa, Editor in Chief-Haute Mimi-NY
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RecessionistaMay 27, 2010 When I first rec’d Lulu Luxe for review (a gorgeous “soft shimmering smoky brown” mineral eyeshadow), I immediately thought, “Uh oh.” For some reason, loose shadows and me don’t tend to get along. I haven’t yet mastered the technique of using them without fallout, but the color of Lulu Luxe totally sucked me in and I knew I had to give it my best shot.
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I am SO glad I! The color is absolutely perfect for hazel eyes like mine, and the texture of this shadow is smoooooth and buttery. It doesn’t fly all over the place when you’re applying it–it really glides on like silk across your lids.
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I’m such a huge earthtone eyeshadow person (thanks, wht, for sending me this color and satiating my ferocious earthtone appetite!) and I’ve got to say that if you’re also an earthtone person, you need Lulu Luxe in your life. It’s a perfect all-over brown great for work and also for evening. Love it.
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Kellie ButlerMay 27, 2010 I am so excited to the review up for this line. When I received my first product to test I had never heard of the company. But I quickly fell in love.
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I received Pin Up’s Glamour Eye Shadow & Body Shimmer. It is described as a shimmering bronzed brown that is appropriate for all skin tones. I would mostly agree with that. But I would suggest that it is a very light brown.
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I have only used this as a shadow. And it is so darn pretty. It can be used as a base or alone. It blends beautifully with virtually any color that I pair it with. And alone it really looks natural and serves to brighten up my face.
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The company calls is luminous. And I would really have to agree. But don’t think that it is crazy glittery for a minute. It manages to be fun while still be tasteful and appropriate for those over the age of 12.
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With my UDP the product stayed put. I experienced no fallout. It really is a smooth application with no creasing afterward. Also anyone with sensitive eyes should be happy to note that my sensitive eyes were just fine with this gorgeous shadow.
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I really recommend this great shadow. I give the product 5 stars. But I had to actually rate it a 4 up top because like all mineral products tend to be this one can be a mess! Keep your jar upright at all times. Otherwise when you open it up you will have a mess and loose a lot of product. Be careful and enjoy!
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Sherri HoutzMay 27, 2010 When I first saw this mineral eyeshadow, I totally thought it was a new mineral line from Benefit…in fact, I thought this until this review! It has the same retro-cute packaging that I’ve come to expect from that fab line, and the quality is nothing short of superior.
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The color I received is “Cookie” (I think…the name partially rubbed off the bottom of the container). I think it is best decribed as a rusty eggplant. The color is definitely a throwback to the thirties-era pincurled pinup movie stars like Jean Harlow and Loretta Young, dark and smoldering. One can picture their kohl-smudged mugs and see shades of Cookie. But what makes this modern is the shimmer–barely there, but it’s what keeps this color from being the flat, matte kohl facsimile of the past. Dimension, baby, dimension.
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This color is, though really dark and quite saturated, amazing on its own when you’re feeling like a dollface Clara Bow. It is also a great crease color or liner on your less than smoldering days. I’ve also found that since this color is so dark, it workes exceedingly well with the previously reviewed Smashbox illusion. Yellow illusion makes this a dreamy gold/red/brown.
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Wear this color with a lavender or lilac and the aubergine in Cookie comes out to play (so pretty!). Wear this with a beige or brown and the rust takes over.
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This shadow is extremely versatile, long-lasting, long-wearing and simply beautiful. Of all the shadows I’ve recently tested, this is by far my favorite (and I’ve really, really liked the others).
Happy days are here again, doll.
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Jennifer PalaisMay 27, 2010 Kellie makes a great point about the mess of mineral products – but these are so beautiful I’m willing to give them a try anyway…so glamorous and vegan too? I can’t wait to try Blushing Betty – sounds devilishly similar to a MAC blush that they put to bed a few years back and I’ve never been able to replicate…let’s see if this one is my ticket to blush nirvana!

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Melinda \”Mel\”May 27, 2010 I tested the Ginger Mineral Bronzer for face and body, and I’d echo much of what many have already said: 1) I thought I had a Benefit product at first! and 2) Keep it upright or you’ll have a MAJOR mess on your hands! My other word of caution with this particular product is to go extremely lightly – I dipped my kabuki brush in it and went to town on my upper cheeks…well I had the darkest, shiniest brown racoon stripes you’ve ever seen! Now that was of course way too much to use, but even so, it spread pretty well to even out. It was still a little too much color for me though after spreading, so I had to scrub it off before going out. The next time I used a much lighter hand…but it’s still very dark and shimmery. It is an adult shimmer, but it’s still a little too much for my taste. The only time I actually felt comfortable wearing this out was when I went to an outdoor wedding and then I just put it on my arms, shoulders, decolette, and very lightly on my upper cheekbones. This may work better with dark or tan skin, but my paleness right now just can’t hack it. 3 stars
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Amanda MillerMay 27, 2010 Oh wow, I love the look of Damsel! How cute! Vegan makeup can sometimes have the tendency to borderline on boring with lots of neutral shades so it’s really exciting to see an independent line that is having fun with colors without going too crazy. I can totally picture myself wearing most of these colors to client meetings!
Great review :)
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Pamela IreneMay 27, 2010 I received Pin Up Cosmetics loose mineral eye shadow in Art Deco. I’ve always been a fan of mineral “anything”, so I welcomed this with open arms. The shadow is very pretty and so shimmery at first, yet blends well once it’s on my lids. I prefer not to apply eye primer with this product. I think it looses its color when you do. Another great thing about loose mineral eye shadow is it will last a very long time! I like how it gave me a smoky silver eye without much fuss. Great for my blue eyes and last all day long. The only thing that I don’t like is how I must keep the container in a flat position or the product fills up the lid.. I’ve already had to open (carefully) the lid from the pot to dump it back where it came from. Other than that, it’s fantastic stuff and made completely with 100% natural ingredients! Four Stars from me!
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MelissaMay 27, 2010 I thought this line was Benefit at first, too! That’s so funny.
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Rakisha WhiteMay 27, 2010 When I first opened my review box and saw Pin Up Cosmetics Blushing Betty packaging, I thought I was seeing something from Benefit. I just love the sassyness and demure sexiness of retro pinup girls. (Sometimes, I imagine I would emulate Dita Von Tesse’s pin up girl style more if I were more confident.) Hence, every time I open my blush I felt a bit more sassy and sexy.

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I wasn’t a fan of loose powders when I first started using make-up just about ten years ago, but now I’m quite a fan. I was able to easily apply the blush using a combination of buff and swoosh movement. It was a very pretty pink color that wasn’t cartoonish on my brown skin. The color I received was Dolce Vita–a dusty rose color. The color lasted all day no matter how I applied it–over foundation; on bare skin; or just over primer. For $10, it is a good buy. It will last a long time and it is natural!
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Katie GrovesMay 27, 2010 I love the whimsical packaging – so cute. You would definitely want to pull it out of your bag just so others can see it!
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Tyna WernerMay 27, 2010 Not a tester of Pin-Up, but as always I gave it all a nice looking over at the distribution for our testers – I’m loving the packaging and colors – Damsel (the blackened teal) is fabulous. They have a fun site too – love the blue damask background. Pin Up is a fairly new company (launched in 07) that seems to be doing everything right – can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!


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