Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “magical black.” It’s safe to say that’s a very apt description; it’s a gorgeous deep, dark black cream with large silver sparkles–that seem to be in an almost rectangular shape. NARS Night Breed is very nearly the same–I really can’t tell the difference. China Glaze Tinsel town has a lot more silver sparkle/glitter, so it looks more like a silver glitter with a black base than black with silver shimmer/sparkle.

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Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Nail Varnish Creator
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a brightened blue with a hint of aqua in a cream finish. It’s more aqua, less blue compared to Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway. Zoya Robyn may be the most similar that I can think of, but it’s bluer–no real aqua tones to it. China Glaze Towel Boy is kind of similar but not quite there. OCC Pool Boy is on the spectrum but much, much lighter.

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SpaRitual Ebb & Flow Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Ebb & Flow
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
90%

Illamasqua Generation Q Collection


Illamasqua Generation Q Collection

Generation Q is a celebration of individual self-expression. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone.

Illamasqua has become a lone voice in an industry controlled by the world’s beauty cartels – cartels, which we believe, have forced their soulless definitions of beauty onto the world.

We are proud to launch our new collection – Generation Q – a new, dynamic range that provides the industry’s only antidote to the cartels’ homogenised and prejudiced vision of beauty.

So in typical Illamasqua style, we have done something that no other brand would or could do. The Generation Q campaign will go against the industry’s despicable taboo, by featuring older models as well as young. In fact, Generation Q models aren’t models at all, but real make-up fans, with a real sense of their own beauty.

The future of beauty is changing and we are the new voice of a brand new generation – Generation Q, where beauty has no age limits.

Empower Palette ($42.50 / £34.00)

  • Synth Iridescent pale pink glitter
  • Fervent Reddish brown with multi-tonal shimmer
  • Blink Soft beige nude
  • Slick Charcoal grey metallic (Liquid Metal)

Complement Palette ($42.50 / £34.00)

  • Slink Soft champagne shimmer
  • Focus Cool brown metallic (Liquid Metal)
  • Forgiveness Rich chocolate plum
  • Queen of the Night Blackened plum

Powder Blusher ($24.00 / £18.00)

  • Allure Dusky rose pink shimmer
  • S.O.P.H.I.E. Golden coral shimmer

Gleam ($24.00 / £18.00)

  • Aurora Champagne

Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 / £14.00)

  • Boost Blueberry violet
  • Opulent Rainbow beige

Lipstick ($22.00 / £16.00)

  • Magnetism Deep raspberry pink
  • Underworld Iridescent blueberry violet, shimmer finish

Nail Varnish ($14.00 / £13.50)

  • Charisma Deep raspberry pink
  • Creator Magical black

Precision Ink ($27.50 / £17.00)

  • Wisdom Antiqued gold

Availability: September 6th @ Sephora

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Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a vibrant coral-red with a neon quality that gives it this really bright, bold look. This is a color that says, “Hey! You! Did you see THIS lip color?!” It has a strong warm, orange pull to it. Illamasqua Mistress is the closest dupe I could think, even though it’s a gloss–color-wise, they’re very similar with Muse being slightly more intense. Wet ‘n’ Wild 909D is similar but a bit softer. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is lighter, less red.

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Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Muse
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
87%

NARS x Andy Warhol Collection – Sneak Peek


NARS x Andy Warhol Collection – Sneak Peek

I will not have full information, photos, etc. until NARS releases the information next week.

According to WWD, Sephora exclusive pieces will launch October 1st. Additional products will be available at department and specialty stores on November 1st.

Sephora’s collection will be an ode to Warhol’s Pop Art with products like a Debbie Harry Cheek & Eye Palette ($65), Kiss Mini Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Coffret ($55) which features Silver Factory, Drella, Chelsea Girls, Blue Movie, and Myths, Walk on the Wild Side Set ($39), and three eyeshadow palettes (Flowers 1, Flowers, 2, Flowers 3, each $55).

For department and specialty stores, they will see a Silver Factory Set ($200) that includes a Silver Factory multiple, new Eyeshadow Trios, Chelsea Girls Pure Matte Lipstick, Desire Blush, Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, and a large domed eyeshadow and blush brush. The Edie Set ($75) contains Film Star Pure Matte Lipstick, Edie Eyeshadow, Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, and Deep Throat/Amour Blush DuoShadow. The Beautiful Darling Set ($49) contains Candy Darling Nail Polish, Femme Fatale Duo Eyeshadow, and Woman in Revolt Larger Than Life Lip Gloss. The Photo Booth Set ($35) contains a mini nail polish lineup with Back Room, Soup Can, Chelsea Girls, and Silver Factory. Three different eyeshadow palettes (Self Portrait 1, Self Portrait 2, Self Portrait 3, each $55) will have new shades.

There is an additional 16-piece holiday color cosmetics collection sold at both Sephora and department/specialty locations and features five nail polishes ($18 each), Satellite of Love Highlighting Blush ($28), 47th Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($23), four Soft Touch Shadow Pencils ($24 each), five new Larger Than Life Lip Glosses ($26 each).

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MAC x Azealia Banks for Fashion’s Night Out


MAC x Azealia Banks for Fashion’s Night Out

Straight from the 212 comes our collaboration with rapper Azealia Banks. Yung Rapunxel, a deep plum, cream Lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish, is named after Banks’ alter ego and boasts a colour as bold as its inspiration. Celebrate the fierce signature style of one of music’s most provocative rising stars. Limited edition. $15.00. In celebration of her limited edition lipstick with M·A·C, catch an exclusive performance by Azealia Banks at M·A·C’s Fashion’s Night Out.

In case you can’t attend, the performance will be airing on M·A·C‘s Facebook page (facebook.com/maccosmetics) on September 7th for a one-time only viewing at 1pm EST.

Availability: US only, online September 5, 2012 at www.maccosmetics.com and at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6, 2012 through September 20, 2012