Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Some impressions/first thoughts on NARS’ summer collection! :) P.S. — We are working on figuring out the lighting situation for videos! Still trying to figure out why it turns out so dark!

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Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012


Giorgio Armani Bronze Color Collection for Summer 2012

Face Palette ($59.00)

  • Seashell Pink/White Foam Cheeks are warmed with a sun-kissed flush

Eye Palette ($95.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Ecailles Black Pearl A harmonious blend of deep sea blue, algae, lagoon turquoise and shimmering, crest-of-a-wave white, colours to awaken eyes with a splash of natural radiance

Eye Designing Palette ($59.00)

  • Ecailles Mediterranea A cooler harmony in the black lacquered signature compact, with four shades layering pearly blue and grey with frothy white and inky navy, to intensify lash lines

Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00)

  • 20 Obsidian Black
  • 21 Obsidian Grey
  • 22 Ecailles
  • 23 Madre Perla

Gloss d’Armani ($28.00)

  • 509 Pink Quartz
  • 510 Rose Crocoite
  • 511 Raspberry Zincite
  • 512 Red Andradite

availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani

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Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss

Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss ($45.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a creamy finish. It’s mostly opaque in color coverage, but there is some translucency. The closest dupe I could come up with is Bobbi Brown Pink Sorbet, which is also a yellow-toned pink, though it reads a little beige-like compared to Sugar Pink, and it has shimmer. MAC Curvaceous is plummier.  What makes it harder to dupe is the amount of color coverage it has–a lot of glosses are sheer to semi-sheer.

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Tom Ford Sugar Pink Ultra Shine Lipgloss
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss Sugar Pink
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
89%

Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque pale blue with a hint of green” with a cream finish and subtle shimmer. It’s a dusty aqua blue with bluish-white shimmer. It really does hide in certain light, but with enough light, the shimmer is noticeable. OCC Pool Boy is similar but brighter, more vibrant. Nubar Blue Hydrangea is bluer. It’s actually really cool to see Cult Nails put out shades that I haven’t seen on the market–it just seems more often than not they’re creating a shade that meets an unmet need (though I certainly haven’t seen every shade by every brand ever made, so there may be closer dupes out there).

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Cult Nails Manipulative Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Manipulative
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

MAC and Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012


MAC and Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012

M·A·C Cosmetics announced today a limited edition line of cosmetics with fashion visionary and muse Carine Roitfeld, to launch in Fall 2012. Carine collaborated on all creative aspects of the collection; package design, product names and colour palettes. The M·A·C Carine Roitfeld Collection features 20 pieces with a focus on eyes and brows that reflect Carine’s signature look: smoky eye, bold brows and nude lips.

A specially created Good Luck Star stencil makes its debut and can be seen in the collection image for which Carine was photographed by Mario Sorrenti. This marks the first time M·A·C has worked with the legendary photographer.

Bobbi Brown Miami Collection for Summer 2012

 

 


Bobbi Brown Miami Collection for Summer 2012

Shimmer Cheek Glow ($39.00)

Bobbi’s love for the beach inspired her Shimmer Cheek Glow. A skin-illuminating powder and gel hybrid gives cheeks that just-back-from-vacation glow.

  • Miami Pink
  • Gold Gold

Bronzing Powder ($35.00)

  • Dark
  • Deep
  • Golden Light
  • Medium
  • Natural

Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($24.00)

  • Nude Beach Beige
  • Bronze Sugar Bronze
  • Candlelight Gold
  • Copper Copper

Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 ($23.00)

  • Sunset Beach Bronze
  • Orchid Pink Soft pink
  • Pink Seashell Pink
  • Peach Sorbet Peach

Shimmering Fragrance Oil ($34.00)

Featured in Bobbi’s Miami Collection, Beach Shimmering Fragrance Oil combines pretty shimmer and the scent of Beach Fragrance into lightweight oil, for an all-over body experience. 30 ML.

Beach Eau de Parfum ($67.50)

It’s the same scent, but with a new look–Bobbi’s best-selling fragrance gets an update in a sleek bottle. Designed with a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin, Beach captures the atmosphere and attitude of summer. This Eau de Parfum is wearable anytime, anywhere.

availability: Now @ Macy’s, Nordstrom

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