Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Estee Lauder Heavy Petals Nail Lacquer Collection for Spring 2013

This Spring, nails are immersed in a world of ethereal, dream-like hues that capture the spirit and romance of Paris in full bloom – introducing New Pure Color Nail Lacquer Heavy Petals Collection. This limited-edition nail collection by Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux is a profusion of pastels inspired by the playful mood and kaleidoscope of color that emerges from the city of Paris as it blossoms to life in Spring.

“In Nail there is a lot of fantasy and color and nothing is more rich in color and sensation than Paris in Spring,” stated Tom Pecheux. “For this collection, I thought of amazing bouquets from the flower markets, the pretty pastels of children’s carousels and the pops of color from macaroons.”

Bursting with energy and vibrancy, Heavy Petals is a fanciful palette of fresh shades that expresses the beauty of the Spring season. This whimsical collection makes a modern statement for nails that conveys both femininity and style.

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Narcissist
  • Lilac Leather
  • Coral Cult
  • Dilettante
  • Absinthe

Availability: Now @ Estee Lauder

Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paints

Estée Lauder introduces the unparalleled texture, extreme performance and intense color in creme eyeshadow, Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints. Whether it is a bold, right off the runway flash of color or a soft, sophisticated wash of watercolor, this high style collection will drench eyes in a silky smooth buildable mousse creme and captivate with rich pigments to create eye-catching looks that last all day!

Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints include a range of long lasting hues in a creamy and richly pigmented formula that glides onto the lids with mousse-like softness. Worn alone or mixed to create infinite seductive and sophisticated looks, the truly versatile formula features buildable pigments that envelop lids for seamless, stunning depths of color.

With unbelievable 12-hour wear, the hybrid texture is comfortable, non-creasing and non-fading. Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints wrap lids in a smooth creme that glides on and blends easily for pure pigments and light reflecting pearls that stay shimmering all day and well into the night.

Infused with True Vision™ Technology – a unique concept of wrapping concentrated pigments into a crystalline laminate to create a multidimensional look – color is amplified and magnified with a glowing metallic finish. Mousse-like creme lays down a layer of pure pigments to recreate and redefine eyes, while prismatic light reflecting pearls add dazzle to each shade, for glimmering effects ranging from a subtle sheen to a dazzling shimmer finish.

Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint ($24.00)

  • Sinister
  • Neon Fuchsia
  • Bold Cobalt
  • Extreme Emerald
  • Chained
  • Cosmic
  • Pink Zinc
  • Halo
  • Steel

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Collection for Spring 2013

Introducing a deceptively sensual limited edition trend collection for 2013, Estée Lauder Pure Color Pretty Naughty. Optimistic yet not overly sweet, the world of watercolor pastels is taken to new heights by infusing an urban synthetic vibe for a youthful and modern twist. Inspired by exquisitely delicate pastoral hues from the enchanting English gardens, mischievously dusky pigments add a flash of dramatic irony. With a youthful rebellious attitude, Estée Lauder Pure Color Pretty Naughty overcomes the paradox of being romantically sophisticated and playfully sexy.

Eyes are washed in a flight of fanciful soft tones and lined in discreet flashes of dark pigments to create dramatic emphasis and contrast, while cheeks are flushed with a tint of color for a naturally innocent and glowing finish. Lips are softly touched by vividly sheer shades in satin textures and nails complete the look with a sultry new interpretation of lilac. Together, a wash of gentle tones infused with strokes of brilliant hues run against a radiant satin complexion creating a beautifully feminine, sensually innocent and playful look that any woman can fall in love with.

Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Pretty Naughty

Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Black/Blue

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tease

Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Envelop lips in rich satin with new Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipsticks in four brilliantly refined naughty shades. Creamy, lightweight matte formula exudes a sheer and satin finish, leaving lips feeling soft and supple. The ultra-slim modern silhouette hugs lips upon application, leaving lips infused with fruit extracts that add moisture and hydrate. Light-perfecting pearls radiate a flawless, satin-rich color that is sheer and stable. Highly pigmented shades range from a light pink to a bright coral adding a bright and vivid pop of color.

  • Naked
  • Rock Candy
  • Rebel
  • Demure

Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Insatiable

Availability: Now @ Estee Lauder

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Estee Lauder Tease Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush
Estee Lauder Tease Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty: Tease

Estee Lauder Tease Illuminating Powder Gelee Blush ($40.00 for TBA oz.) is a highlighting powder and blush with “soft color” that “builds to a high sheen.” It’s a soft pink with a hint if plum and slight cool undertones with a frosted, lightly metallic finish. It’s very much in the same vein (as far as finish goes) as other iterations of the formula. MAC Flower Fantasy was the closest color I could think of, but it’s a bit lighter. Lancome Moonlight Rose has a similar finish, but it’s much, much lighter. Bobbi Brown Wild Rose is warmer, less pink, more beige.

The pigmentation on Tease is excellent; it’s a very buildable product, but it doesn’t require careful application to avoid getting too much pigment. It should work well for really pale complexions as well as much deeper ones. It has a beautiful, finely-milled consistency and soft, smooth texture that applies and blends well on the skin. There is a very slight emphasis of pores and skin texture, but it’s at a level where the glow it yields seems like a good trade-off and is not noticeable from afar. On my medium skin tone, it added both soft color and sheen. It lasted for eight full hours without fading.  If you are a fan of this type of powder product, I think this one is definitely worth checking out.

I’m not sure how much product this contains (the back of mine has sample labeling), but I know that previous versions of the Illuminating Powder Gelees have been 0.15 oz. and 0.17 oz. The size of this compact is the same, so I would expect it to be of similar size. There definitely seems to be plenty of product in the pan.

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If you are a fan of this type of powder product, I think this one is definitely worth checking out. It will work on a variety of complexions, has a lovely texture, and true-to-pan pigmentation.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, December 31st, 2012

Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Asking me to choose my favorite highlighter, by the way, is akin to making me choose favorites between (fur) children (if I had more than one). There were some seriously ga-ga-glowing highlighters launched this year, too! On the blush front, there were some great shades and formulas I tried and tested, but it was easier to narrow those down.

What was your favorite blush/highlighter from 2012?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Top 10 of 2012: Makeup Palettes

There were actually a lot of fantastic palettes released this year! I already pulled up twenty that to consider for the top ten, and I had only reached August (I go backwards).  So here are my picks–and I tried to include a variety of brands that were all excellent, but full disclosure: could have easily included more bareMinerals, Guerlain, and another Tom Ford (Enchanted).

What was your favorite makeup palette from 2012?