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Thinking Pink On Black Friday

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Onika Tanya Maraj, a.k.a. Nicki Minaj, is no stranger to collaboration: The Trinidadian-born, Queens-raised hip-hop artist has produced guest tracks with heavyweights like Eminem, Usher, Ludacris, Lil’ Wayne, and P. Diddy, to name a few. Now the 25-year-old lyricist is taking her alter-ego talents to the beauty level, teaming up with MAC to create a limited-edition cotton candy pink lipstick in celebration of her highly anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. The shade, named after the album, is a slightly more vivid version of MAC’s Pink Nouveau, which has long been a mainstay in Minaj’s makeup arsenal (along with her hot pink wig). Watch for the lipstick to drop on MAC’s Web site on four consecutive Fridays, starting this week, which definitely ups the ante on Black Friday deals. And speaking of, here are five other coveted specials to consider when you likely retreat to cyberspace on the 26th to seek a little solace after a few long days of family “fun.”

Bliss Out

Stockpile spa essentials at Bliss’ online outlet, where you can find top sellers like Pore Performer and Youth As We Know It face creams marked down to 50 percent of their regular retail price for 24 hours—if the server doesn’t crash, that is.

www.blissworld.com.

Magic Wands

Makeup artists love to love Lancóme’s mascaras, and so will anyone on your list who admires thick, full lashes. Pick up the following pro products, including Définicils Precious Cells, Oscillation, Hypnóse Drama Mascara, or Définicils, and for a few bucks extra, receive travel-size versions of the brand’s Bi-Facil cleanser, Cils Booster mascara base, and a full-size Le Crayon Khól or Artliner eyeliner.

www.lancome.com.

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Pretty Sick

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Very few of us will be able to make it through fall and winter without getting a cold, or worse, the flu. And for those with wimpy immune systems, sickness happens far more than once a season. Since life and work must go on despite red blotchy skin, a sallow complexion, and dark under-eye circles, we asked makeup artist Tina Turnbow to offer a few tips on camouflaging the visible effects of feeling like total grossness. She’s a Chicago native, so she knows a thing or two about frigid weather-inspired maladies. Otherwise, we can’t say enough good things about a steady regimen of DayQuil and Sudafed PM.

With all the friction from persistent tissue-to-nose action, I can’t help but feel that foundation is completely out of the question when a head cold sets in. Or am I missing something?

I would suggest camouflaging with a tinted moisturizer that sinks in and protects the skin and won’t look too cakey or rub off. I love Chantecaille’s Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer because it has great coverage and protects the skin from the environment.

What about general nose redness—what’s the best way to remedy those unfortunate Rudolph moments?

I really like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer pencil. Just dab it on the tip of the nose and blend and it will totally stay put. I have also been using Mineral Fusion concealer, which is really good for the skin and has incredible coverage. You can also touch up throughout the day with a powder foundation such as La Mer’s The Treatment, which has skin-conditioning ingredients, or Benefit’s Get Even powder to eliminate the redness. Any yellow-based concealer or powder is the best option to counteract and camouflage redness.

Gotcha. What about combating dry, cracked skin?

The best thing to do for the dry, cracked skin around the nose is to exfoliate and moisturize. A washcloth rubbed gently on the nose and lips while in the shower is a good way to exfoliate. Then always use tissues that have aloe in them and avoid putting any powder on the scaly areas; it will only make them more obvious.

And for dry lips? Is there any way to give them some much needed color?

Well, first make sure to apply a good lip balm every night, like the ones by Amore Pacific or Burt’s Bees. Then Tarte’s Vitamin-Infused Lip Glosses protect against the environment and add color and healthy shine—or Korres’ Liquid Lipstick is richly pigmented and very moisturizing. If you would rather stick to your own lipstick collection, just make sure the shade you choose isn’t frosty or too dark, so crackage doesn’t show, and layer it on top of Origins’ Underwear for Lips.

With lack of sleep and flulike symptoms come puffy and watery eyes. What’s a girl to do?

Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage is really excellent for de-puffing. You can also try lubricating eye drops by Refresh or Similasan for dry-eye relief. With eye makeup, use shades with yellow undertones, like warm peachy matte hues. Try Three Custom Color’s Clarifying Eye Pencils along the inner rim to eliminate redness, and pile on the mascara—I like L’Oréal’s Voluminous Million Lashes—to distract.

Any good ideas for making lackluster skin look a little less…meh?

Try adding a touch of color with the Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturizer in Glow or something a shade warmer to blend into your usual color for a healthier tone. Add a nice cream blush with a golden peachiness; you don’t want anything pink on already pink cheeks! I recommend either Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy or NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower. Also, fair-skin types can add Fresh High Noon Freshface Glow or warmer types can use Twilight—they both have rosewater, cucumber, and algae that balance moisture.

Do you have any all-around favorite cold-weather combating products?

Definitely. It’s all about conditioning the skin, protecting it as much as possible, and using the nighttime to intensely hydrate and treat it. For serums, I like Intral Darphin Redness Relief Soothing Serum or Juice Beauty’s Soothing Serum. During the daytime, there is NUDE Skincare’s Advanced Smoothing Complex, which has loads of hyaluronic acid to trap moisture, or REN’s Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream. For the eye area, try La Mer’s Eye Balm Intense, the name kind of says it all; and Aquaphor is definitely the best lip protectant. Cleanse your face at night with a gentle moisturizing cleanser like Jurlique Soothing Foam Cleanser or NARS Gentle Cream Cleanser, then moisturize with WEI White Lotus Hydrating Cream. White lotus is an ingredient that helps the skin retain moisture. I also love a soothing mask like Arcona’s Wine Hydrating Mask, and misting several times a day with Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist.

Photo: Getty Images

The House of Chantecaille Is Open for Business

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Not all brands need a stand-alone store to become smash hits. Just look at Chantecaille. The mother-and-daughter operation has been a favorite with lovers of rose-scented waters, skin-rejuvenating creams, and bronzers—not to mention collectible embossed eye and cheek palettes—since it launched more than a decade ago. But there’s something to be said for a place to call one’s own, where an in-house spa room could be available for signature Chantecaille treatments and, say, an entire wall could be dedicated to showcasing the brand’s many philanthropic efforts, including its limited-edition compacts in support of Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Beginning this week, these things and so much more are finally a reality as Chantecaille’s store-within-a-store at Bloomingdale’s officially opens. What else, you ask? Tea and macarons with Olivia Chantecaille on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., for one (the delicious pastries inspired the colorful assortment of pigments in Chantecaille’s Holiday edition face palette, which hit counters last month). The treatment room will offer a limited spa menu later this year.

Chantecaille at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, New York; call 212-705-2874 to schedule an appointment.

Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille

Tiger Beat

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Environmental conservation is something near and dear to Olivia Chantecaille’s heart—thus her seasonal, animal-shaped palettes, which serve both the animal world and your beauty regimen with each purchase (and you thought all that embossing was just for aesthetic appeal!). Chantecaille’s Bengal tiger range—the sale of which benefits TRAFFIC, an international wildlife monitoring organization focused on saving tigers and other endangered species—has seen such classics as the Bengal Bronzer and the Bengal Palette, which made its way into many a stocking last Christmas. The latest offering to feature the big cat’s silhouette is a limited-edition eye shadow quad that launches at Neiman Marcus on August 1. Each shadow in the Tiger in the Wild compact showcases a raised image of the legendary predator in shades of deep indigo, mellow pewter, sparkly cream, and punchy persimmon. They’ll improve not only your look—particularly when paired with Chantecaille’s new Lip Chic in orangey Capucine—but the outlook of the global tiger population, too. Now that’s beautiful.

Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille

Chantecaille Gets Gilded For The Holidays

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Our tolerance for glitter is very low—except when it involves Natalia Vodianova—but with the holidays rolling around, we find ourselves drawn to Chantecaille’s new Lumière de Rose. A warm, pearlized face highlighter from its new, limited-edition Les Pétales collection, the subtle sheer pink pigment comes housed in the brand’s signature rose compact—which has been given a festive rose gold facade for the season. Its creamy formula provides an emollient touch of light to cheeks, eyelids, and anywhere else you’re looking to add a little adornment. Inside tip: If you can’t bring yourself to go all-out with the shimmer, blend it with a concealer or foundation; it’ll add a touch of glamour to all of your skin-correction endeavors.

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/WireImage