NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016


François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision. Deceptively nuanced. Boldly mysterious. Every look demands a second look.

Availability

October 15th at NARS, November 1st at other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks

The Details

Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret | $125.00 | Limited Edition

Includes eight mini Audacious Lipsticks: Sarah, Anita, Marlene, Rita, Olivia, Sandra, Charlotte, Bette.

Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette | $69.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

Six Dual Intensity Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV, V, VI–and three Dual-Intensity Blushes–I, II, and III. Exclusive to Sephora.

Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition

Four Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV–and Via Veneto Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner.

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Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016

Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016
Wayne Goss The Anniversary Set for Holiday 2016


To commemorate the third anniversary of its launch, Wayne Goss is reissuing the best-selling brush set that started it all. Everything you love about The Collection, reimagined in this limited edition release.

Availability

Beautylish

The Details

Annivesary Set | $225.00 | Limited Edition

  • Limited Edition Brush No. 01 The much-loved Brush 01, now three times larger for fast, flawless application of your favorite foundation
  • Brush No. 02 Seamlessly buffs powder products—blush, bronzer, highlighter, setting powder, and more (Review)
  • Brush No. 03 Ideal for sweeping pigment all over the eyelid (Review)
  • Brush No. 04 Perfect for blending and distributing color into the crease (Review)
  • Brush No. 05 Designed for detail work (Review)
  • Brush No. 06 Blends and softens eye shadow in a single stroke
  • Brush No. 07 Small, flat brush boasts just the right amount of stiffness for ultimate control

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016


François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision.

Availability

October 15th at NARS, November 1st at other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks Barneys

The Details

Moon Matte Lipstick | $28.00 | Limited Edition

An intensely opulent, high-pigment formula. Limited edition.

  • Indecent Proposal Nude rose
  • Rouge Improbable Raspberry red
  • Rouge Indiscret Red geranium
  • Fearless Red Vivid red

Duo Eyeshadow | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Quai des Brumes Iridescent lavender smoke / charcoal with gold shimmer
  • Indes Galantes Iridescent idnigo smoke / mulberry

Blush | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Impudique Pink red
  • Isadora Lavender pink

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bareMinerals Be Beautiful Holiday 2016 Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette

bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready Face & Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, three cheek colors, and a finishing powder. It is most bizarre that there’s a finishing powder, and it is, frankly, an odd color choice–it is very, very yellowy orange with no real sheen or satiny quality to it, so it is drier, powdery, and sits poorly on the skin while adding a yellow tint. Of all the inclusions in the palette, that was the most odd, and then of course, bareMinerals is a multiple-time offender of putting out an endless slew of neutral palettes so once you have a few, the rest start having less appeal.

I wasn’t particularly impressed by the cheek colors in the palette, as they had a firmer press that made it harder to get color payoff out of them. The eyeshadows were good and consistent with the Ready formula, but they seem unbalanced in depth–there are two very light shades and then two browns that are just a shade or two different; even sticking with neutrals, the composition could be more versatile. The palette itself is housed in a plastic compact this year, which is new, and for some, I imagine they’ll consider it an upgrade from cardboard, but it did feel bulkier as a result.

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though). Ready Blush is supposed to have “buildable color” with eight-hour wear, and those things are both true: they tend to be medium in coverage, somewhat to moderately buildable, and wear around eight hours.

Presence is a pale beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, creamy texture that was a smidgen dusty. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me. Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Glow (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Inglot #353 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #1 (P) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Compassionate (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Charmer (P) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Chance (P) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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bareMinerals Holiday 2016 READY Face & Eye Palette Be Beautiful
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches

Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches
Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches


Master Palette by Mario | Online at Anastasia now; online October 4th at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta; in-stores October 10th
Ultimate Glow Glow Kit | Online at Anastasia now; online/in-stores October 2016 at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Dillard’s
Allison Liquid Lipstick | Online at Anastasia now; coming soon to Sephora, exclusive to Sephora

Availability

See above for specific launch details by the product

Sephora Ulta Macy's Anastasia

The Details

Master Palette by Mario | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A special edition eye shadow collection created with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic featuring 12 neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario to create endless looks for daytime and evening.

  • Hollywood Metallic wheat gold (Satin)
  • NYC Rich chocolate brown (Satin)
  • Kim Tan (Satin)
  • Muse Rose gold (Satin)
  • Marina Champagne (Metallic)
  • Claudia Slate (Velvet)
  • Lula Soft taupe (Ultra-Matte)
  • Isabel Burnt orange (Ultra-Matte)
  • Violeta Dark chocolate (Ultra-Matte)
  • 5th Ave Gold leaf (Metallic)
  • Bronx Metallic olive (Satin)
  • Paris Gilded brown (Satin)

Ultimate Glow Kit | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A collection of six metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. Layer shades of Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow, or wear them separately, on the face or body for a smooth, even glow that lasts. Ideal for use with Brush #23.

  • Snow True icy white with platinum reflect
  • White Sand Warm beige with a gold reflect
  • Golden Dawn Warm amber with a gold reflect
  • Sunray Warm copper with a peach gold lustre
  • Amber GoldWarm rose with a gold lustre
  • Hot Sand Warm bronze with an amber lustre

Liquid Lipstick | $20.00 | New, Permanent

  • Allison Pinky brown (ABH/Sephora Exclusive)

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