A portrait in the nude, daring in its stripped-down sensuality with natural shades in Mineralized Skinfinishes that play up the nakedness of cheeks, lips, eyes…for a glamazon who knows the power of artifice, but has the confidence and allure to strip it all away. N Collection is naked, with coverage — it’ll be our little secret. Custom-created high-performance brushes mean no one need ever know. Seductive, and ripe for scandal.
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Enjoy the nail color of the moment… Blissful. 6 wearable shades selected to enhance natural beauties of every age and skin tone. Try them all: Miley (sheer lilac cream), Laurie (sheer pink cream), Lulu (sheer peach cream), Felicity (sparkling golden rose), Zanna (mauve rose cream) and Penelope (apricot rose cream).Blissful features Zoya’s best-selling, professional natural nail lacquer formula.
Zoya Introduces pure, perfect color… Purity. Color that is meant to be, the Zoya Purity collection. 5 natural tones designed to be used over a white tip for a gorgeous French manicure or as overall sheer color for a classic nude nail look. Try them all: Purity (pure white cream – great for tips or opaque overall color), Jane (super sheer beige cream), Rose (sheer shimmering beige), Sabrina (super sheer nude cream), Loretta (sheer nude cream) and Sari (sheer pink cream).
Zoya healthy nail colors are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause can-cer and birth defects.
Find Zoya’s Blissful and Purity collections along with over 200 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades and the exclusive Zoya Color-Lock system (for guaranteed long-lasting color) at fine salons and spas across the country, or online at www.zoya.com. Suggested Zoya polish retail $6.00 ea.
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Hey dolls! N has launched on www.maccosmetics.com, as well as with A Mei, a very limited release in the US (full launch in Asia), so grab it up while you can!
- 1N Light frosted gold with pink pearl (Glaze)
- 2N Creamy light pink (Lustre)
- 3N Milky pastel pink (Lustre)
- 4N Mid-tone creamy brown (Lustre)
- 5N Plummy sheer brown (Lustre)
- 1N Creamy white tan (Cream)
- 2N Creamy neutral yellow pink (Cream)
- 3N Neutral brown with gold and pink pearl (Cream)
- 4N Light chocolate brown with red pearl (Cream)
- Creamola Low down tan
- Sublime Culture Pink/caramel fusion
- Nanogold Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (Frost)
- Modest Tone Neutral dirty tan (Satin)
- Neutral Pink Dirty mid-tone blue pink (Satin)
- Rich Flesh Neutral warm brown (Matte)
- Remotely Grey Dirty grey brown (Satin)
- Dark Edge Dirty chocolate brown (Satin)
- Groundwork Mid-tone neutral taupe (Satin)
- Quite Natural Dirty chocolate brown (Cream)
- Soft Ochre Yellow beige (Cream)
- N Colour Creamy beige (Cream)
- Naturally Rich Milk chocolate (Cream)
- Demi-blanc Gold beige with green pearl (Frost)
Available for purchase on www.maccosmetics.com.
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If you remember anything about my skincare routine, I hope you remembered how much I absolutely adored Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel, which I don’t leave home without–it is just THAT fantastic! Obviously, Renee Rouleau’s doing something right, so I thought I’d try a few more products! (And now, since I was impressed by these, I am eager to try more!)
CALMING CHAMOMILE CLEANSER ($30.50)
I know many of my readers have sensitive skin, and this particular cleanser is meant to work with it in a gentle manner while doing its job flawlessly. It is a creamy, water-soluble cleansing lotion with chamomile, aloe vera, and vitamins A and E. It helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup and let pores breathe. It’s so easy to use, all you do is apply a dab to your skin and rub in circular motions into the skin for thirty seconds, wet your fingers, rub for another thirty seconds, then rinse with warm water (not hot). I recommend this for those who have
SKIN DRINK ($33.50)
Skin Drink is a serum that’s purpose is to intensively hydrate the skin instantaneously. It is actually quite refreshing, no doubt because one of the key ingredients is aloe vera, and cool to the touch. You really only need about two drops of this stuff to fully cover the skin, and I find that through regular, near-daily use, a bottle will last me two months or more. It is a great way refresh and pump skin full of moisture before applying moisturizer or after using a facial mask. It is an oil-free serum, so those of you who worry about leaving a greasy film behind, worry not. This serum sinks into skin and leaves no evidence behind.
Temptalia wishes to extend condolences to Shu Uemura’s family, friends, and fans. We are sorry to hear this sad news about such a fantastic person who created an amazing cosmetic line and had such an impact on the industry itself.
TOKYO – Shu Uemura, the Japanese makeup artist who won acclaim in Hollywood and built an international cosmetics brand under his name, has died. He was 79. Uemura, who gained acclaim working with actress Shirley MacLaine on the 1962 Hollywood film “My Geisha,” died of pneumonia in Tokyo on Dec. 29, according to a statement released Tuesday by his company, also called Shu Uemura. Its products were mentioned in the more recent film “The Devil Wears Prada.”
He is survived by his wife and a son. Uemura’s family and friends attended a funeral Friday, according to company spokeswoman Ami Nakano. Uemura was working as a beautician in Hollywood when he was called to work on MacLaine’s makeup for “My Geisha” after the staff makeup artist fell ill.
His transformation of MacLaine into a Japanese beauty catapulted the young Uemura to renown within the U.S. show business community. He soon became a favorite among top actresses as well as the likes of singer Frank Sinatra and actor Edward G. Robinson, according to his company’s Web site.
In 1960, Uemura developed his first cosmetics product, a cleansing oil that remains popular today. He later opened a school to train makeup artists in Tokyo. In 1983, amid Japan’s economic boom and just as Tokyo was establishing itself as a fashion trendsetter, Uemura launched a cosmetics boutique in the capital. It drew crowds for its gallery-like interior. Uemura gradually expanded his brand to include handmade makeup brushes, perfumes, and voluptuous fake eyelashes. The company’s eyelash curlers were mentioned in the 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada” starring Meryl Streep. The company, which has stores in New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong, was acquired by French cosmetics maker L’Oreal SA in 2004. Source
Hey ladies & gents! I’m very excited because my entry was finally approved, and now I’m on on the site! (yay!) I would reallyyy like to see yours, so please leave a link to your look! If any of you entered the regional contest, I’d love to see some photos. There’s nothing to lose, so enter
National Contest — How to Enter?
To enter the “Are You A MA”C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/originals/ beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite MAC products, along with 50 words on what makes them a MAC Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 MAC gift card and the complete Originals collection.
Regional Contest — How to Enter?
On a regional level, MAC will hold the “Are You A MAC Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. MAC customers can visit designated MAC locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 MAC gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.
For contest rules and regulations, please visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/originals/.