Estée Lauder | Vivid Garden
Warm temperatures and sunny days call for a festive garden tea party. Set in a delightfully feminine garden of blooming flowers in shades of pinks and purples, delectable petit-fours and decadent layer cakes iced in fanciful butterfly and bloom designs are passed on shining silver trays as guests enjoy a selection of delightful elixir teas. An atmosphere of fresh airiness abounds with guests dressed in softly flowing dresses with youthful expressions of color in unordinary combinations.
- Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder ($32.00)
- Duo-Tone Eye Pencil in Onyx Pearl ($18.50)
Jasmine Garden Look (Saks Fifth, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus)
- Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Jasmine Garden ($35.00)
- Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)
- Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Sweet Lychee ($22.00)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)
Orchid Garden Look (Nordstrom Exclusive)
- Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Orchid Garden ($35.00)
- Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Peach Blossom ($18.00)
- Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Coral ($22.00)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Peach Blossom ($18.00)
This limited edition collection is available on counter now.
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When you’re looking for lipsticks to create that perfect holiday lip, consider Estee Lauder’s Hot Kiss & Maraschino ($22.00 each).
Hot Kiss is a subtle mauve-berry-brown color with subtle shimmer. It goes on more brown with hints of mauve in the color on the lips, but it is a very sophisticated lip color that doesn’t attract attention like a more traditional holiday red pout does. It reminds me of how a nice coral lip can look in the summertime, but this is taken down to a deeper level ideal for the fall and winter, when lip color goes darker.
Maraschino is a sexy, sultry reddish color that looks red in the tube, but has a great pink base, which gives you a good mix between the two. It’s a great alternative to the bright red lip often seen at holiday parties–it’s something to consider regardless of whether you’re a bit wary of red or if you’re looking to move away from a signature red.
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ESTÉE LAUDER INTRODUCES VINTAGE JEWELS
This holiday season create a look of unforgettable glamour and sophistication. Inspired by fashion’s of-the-moment opulent, seductive jewel tones, Estée Lauder introduces Vintage Jewels – a decadent color collection of quiet blacks illuminated by hints of rich Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald gemstone hues.
The perfect complement to the season’s luxurious fabrics of silk and satin combined with lace, Estée Lauder’s Vintage Jewels collection completes the impression of aristocratic elegance as smoky eyes composed of the unexpected combination of almost blacks and modern brights are complemented by glowing cheeks and warm ruby lips.
The Line Up
- Shimmering Jewel Powder ($32.00)
- Sumptuous Mascara in Black ($19.50)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Amethyst ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Smoked Amethyst ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Black Cherry ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Blackberry ($18.00)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Sapphire ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Ruby ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Ruby ($18.00)
- Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Emerald ($25.00)
- Smoked Eye Pencil Smoked in Emerald ($18.50)
- Signature Lipstick in Rich Red ($19.50)
- Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Red Tango ($18.00)
Vintage Jewels is available for a limited time at all Estée Lauder counters and www.esteelauder.com.
EstÄ“e Lauder | Chocolate Decadence
A Temptingly Delectable Color Collection for Fall
That palette does look tempting, doesn’t it? I love the swirled parts. Hmm… just may have to pick this up for fall!
This fall, Estee Lauder brings you an array of sugary-rich confections to tempt your color palette. From Berry Chocolate Truffles and Caramel Pralines to swirls of marbled fondant dusted with golden spun sugar, Estee Lauder has captured the essence of a luxurious chocolate boutique filled with rich chocolate works of art.
Introducing the new Estee Lauder Chocolate Decadence Collection — a delightful and truly delectable new color collection for fall, full of warm chocolate hues enhanced by luxurious caramel gold and sugared berry tones. The look features intensified lined eyes and softly glowing skin complemented by lightly sculpted lips and perfectly polished nails. To create a complete impression, pair the look with fall’s vintage-inspired suits in wools, jacquard and tweed and sensual satin blouses in warm golden tones and accessorize with sculpted boots and gloves in luxury leathers.
Base Look for Face
- New, Limited Edition Creme Caramel Shimmer Powder ($32.00)
- Projectionist Mascara in Black ($19.50)
For the Berry Chocolate Look
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Lipstick in Berry Cordial & Berry Swirl ($22.00)
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Swirl Gloss in Berry Swirl ($18.00)
- New, Limited Edition Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Berry Truffle ($35.00)
- Artist’s Eye Pencil in Plum Writer ($18.50)
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Berry Cordial ($18.00)
For the Caramel Chocolate Look
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Lipstick in Creme Caramel & Caramel Chocolate Swirl ($22.00)
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Swirl Gloss in Caramel Swirl ($18.00)
- New, Limited Edition Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Caramel Truffle ($35.00)
- Artist’s Eye Pencil in Brown Writer ($18.50)
- New, Limited Edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Creme Caramel ($18.00)
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What’s with all the buzz on mascara? I recently received Spinlash to try out, which I have yet to test (but now I think I better try this stuff ASAP). Today, WWD tells the industry that Estee Lauder is releasing a vibrating mascara, TurboLash ($30.00), July 17th as a Saks 5th Exclusive, but will roll out across the US in December. (And both L’Oreal and P&G seem to have their own in the works!)
The cosmetics giant is set to release TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara, which the brand is touting as the world’s first battery-operated, vibrating, all-effects mascara. It will be launched on July 17 as a Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive.
“There is a relationship between vibration, length, volume, separation and curl,” said Elana Drell-Szyfer, senior vice president of global marketing for Estée Lauder.
“Together, they deliver an unbelievably enhanced first to market product, which we feel is revolutionary.” — WWD
But wait, that’s not all! Lancome’s Oscillation debuts this fall, and yes, the brush–it oscillates!
Lancôme’s Oscillation mascara also is billed as revolutionary by company executives, thanks to its brush that (as the product name suggests) oscillates.
Jean-Louis Guéret, creator of mascara brushes for Lancôme, said he came up with the idea for Oscillation after watching makeup artists at work. While applying mascara, their hands move in a zigzag pattern. So to best emulate the movement, Guéret explained, he conceived a flexible, polymer-based mascara brush that vibrates along its longitude at 7,000 micro-oscillations a second. Getting the battery-powered movement started takes simply pressing lightly on an area of the mascara’s outer tube, which turns on a 3-centimeter motor.
Guéret said that, as the mascara brush vibrates against eyelashes, they become “organized” and evenly coated with a mascara formula conceived with ultrafine particles specifically for the product, which also extends, curls, shapes and makes lashes seem thicker. He claims Oscillation’s Ultrafine Dispersion technology allows mascara to glide easily onto lashes and for rapid application. — WWD
Spinning, vibrating, oscillating mascaras? What do you think? Are you curious about the new technology? A bit fearful of something vibrating coming near your eyes? Will you be picking one, two, or all three of the latest in makeup technology?
If you’re living in a naturally warmer climate (cough, California!), it’s easy to confuse spring with the beginning of summer as blue skies dominate and the sun shimmers down. But whether you’re jonesing for a touch of summer in your life or are already breaking out your booty shorts, bronzers are often turned towards for a subtle, sunkissed glow that is an earmark of summer and fun.
Estée Lauder ‘Bronze Goddess’ Soft Matte Bronzer ($29.50) is part of their summer Bronze Goddess launch. It’s a smooth, silky bronzing powder that minimizes oil to keep skin looking more matte throughout the day. The compact comes with a contoured brush, which I adore. I don’t love sponge applicators, and usually, that’s what you get in a compact. Instead, you can tote this easily transportable compact with a fabulous little brush inside for last minute touch-ups.
Dior Essential Bronzing Powder ($40.00) is very much like your typical bronzer, though I will say it goes on like velvet and feels like silk. It also blends incredibly well with my natural skin tone so that it really does create a subtle bronzed look without being too heavy or unnatural.
GlowFusion Micro-Tech Intuitive Active Bronzer GlowFusion ($39.00) is Fusion Beauty’s answer to giving you glowing skin. It is supposed to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles to help give the appearance of healthier skin that glows. There are “soft-focus luminzers” to help give you that bronze color by their InvisiSkin complex. With all their techy and patent-speak, it makes me skeptical. I actually happened to get this when I attended a Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show a season ago, and while it is deliciously smooth and feels like silk on skin… I can’t say that I would ever splurge $39 on it.
MAC Bronzing Powder ($20.00) come in three shades that have a touch of shimmer (very fine, very subtle!) to help highlight and color naturally. I only own one bronzer by MAC, and it will probably last me a lifetime. I think the shade I own is Golden Bronze or something like that. Each summer, MAC launches their summer skin/bronze line, and that’s usually a great place to pick up a bronzer.
Stay tuned for part three (did you miss part one?)!
Find these bronzers and more at Nordstrom.com or Sephora.com.