Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Summer Shimmer with Guerlain

Guerlain Teint Dore Meteorites Powder ($56.00 for 1.05 oz.) is one of three new permanent shades of Meteorites.  Meteorites are something of a phenomena, but they are beautiful highlighters that just add glow and warmth to the skin without going overboard with glitter or heavy shimmer.  I find the shimmer imparted by Meteorites to be part glow, part shimmer, because it’s subtle but still noticeable.  It’s light enough to be able to dusted on the face, but it also works beautifully on the top of the cheekbones.

The new Meteorites come in much-improved packaging, too.  Gone is the cardboard!  Instead, it’s this metal-like plastic (I don’t think it’s real metal based on touching and holding it), but it has the metallic sheen of metal.  I like that both the lid and the cylinder itself have detailing that is definitely a signature of higher end brands like Guerlain, so it’s just nice to see it fully translated into the Meteorites range.  I’m also happy that Meteorites still pack quite a punch in quantity–a full ounce or thirty grams of satin-y, shimmering pearls.

Teint Dore is a mixture of champagne, chocolate, and golden pearls.  Together, they create a very soft golden sheen with just a touch of bronze that’s just really barely there.  It’s almost like a bronze undertone.  I think this is easily worn by all skin tones, because it’s not overly warm.  It will warm up any complexion a smidgen, and I think it would be beautiful on both pale and darker skin tones as well.  I’d recommend trying this over a coral blush or bronzer!

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

Recommendation:  It’s always nice to see a brand maintain or improve a product, particularly when they’re changing such a cult favorite!  If you already have the previous versions of Meteorites, you may find this shade redundant, but if you don’t yet have Meteorites in your stash, you should take a gander next time you’re at a Guerlain counter.

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick

The Summer Season: Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Pink Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a beautiful played-down rose pink with a glossy sheen.  It has fantastic full-color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without trouble.  This is a particularly nice shade of pink, because it’s very wearable; it’s not too cool or warm, so it’s a great universal shade that can work across a variety of skin tones.  Like a lot of Bobbi Brown products, it is scent- and taste-free!

Is this the right pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Lipglass Gaga & Cyndi for Fall 2010

U.S. Date: August 9th, 2010 (Nordstrom & Freestanding), September 2nd, 2010 (all locations)
International Date: October 2010

EDITED AUGUST 9th: It sounds like they changed the release date to September 2nd.  I haven’t gotten official word either way, but I would double check with your local store.

Available for 6 months.  Lipglasses are the same shades as their lipstick counterparts.

Viva Glam Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi
  • Viva Glam Gaga

Viva Glam Bag ($TBA)

  • Viva Glam Gaga Bag
  • Viva Glam Cyndi Bag

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Bobbi Brown Denim & Rose Collection

Bobbi Brown Denim & Rose Collection for Fall 2010

“Everyone looks great in jeans–and anyone can pull off a dark denim eye. To make it wearable, I’ve paired inky blue shadows with pretty roses for lips and cheeks. The combination is casual and put-together, rock& roll but romantic, and modern yet classic all at once.” — Bobbi Brown

Denim & Rose Palette ($60.00)

Packed with deep, shimmering blues, icy grays and pinks for eyes and fresh rose shades for lips and cheeks, this palette is the beauty equivalent of dressed-up denim. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh pink cheeks or a sparkling, smoky eye, you’ll have plenty of options for day or night.

  • Navajo Eyeshadow
  • Gray Denim Eyeshadow (New)
  • PinK Granite Sparkle Eyeshadow (New)
  • Dark Rinse Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (New)
  • Iced Lilac Glitter Lip Gloss (New)
  • Hot Rose Lip Gloss (New)
  • Cool Rose Creamy Lip Color (New)
  • Indie Rose Creamy Lip Color (New)
  • Pink Rose Blush (New)

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21.00)

  • Denim Ink

Highlighter Pen ($32.00)

  • Bronze
  • Opal
  • Rose

Sparkle Eyeshadow ($24.00)

  • Denim

Denim & Rose Mini Brush Set ($55.00)

  • Mini Lip Brush with Cap
  • Mini Blush Brush
  • Mini Eyeliner Brush
  • Mini Angle Eyeshadow Brush

Extreme Party Mascara ($22.00)

  • Denim

Shimmer Lip Gloss ($20.00)

  • Raspberry

Availability: July 2010

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

NARS Oasis Highlighting Blush
NARS Oasis Blush

Quick Vacation to a NARS Oasis

NARS Oasis Blush ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “sparkling pink champagne.” I wonder how they settled on that description, because this shade is extremely difficult to describe aptly!

It actually looks like a rather muddy mess of pink, berry, and gold shimmer in the pan, but it’s quite beautiful when applied onto skin.  It really doesn’t look gorgeous in the pan, as many blushes often do, but don’t judge a book by its cover.  On skin, it becomes a rosy berry mauve with soft flecks of gold shimmer-glitter (not quite glitter, but larger than glitter!). The pigmentation is excellent, and like many NARS blushes, a light hand is a must!  (In fact, you may want to use a stippling brush or have a buffer brush on hand for diffusion of color.)

Despite being neutral to neutral-cool, it wears well on my warmer skin tone (which may be a little tanner, since I spent the weekend outdoors, though I was lathered in SPF for sure!) and is a great alternative to starkly cool pink blushes for those with stronger warm undertones.  There is some glittery bits in this blush, but it’s not overwhelming and doesn’t even seem to translate onto cheeks at all (just seems to disappears into a magical puff of glittery smoke and mirrors!), but cheeks do have a soft, subtle luminous sheen–that doesn’t emphasize pores–when all is said and done.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Guerlain Fall

Guerlain Couleurs Collection for Fall 2010

Ecrin 6 Couleurs / Precious Eyeshadows – Tailored Harmonies

For the first time at Guerlain, the Ecrin 6 Couleurs offers a range of three different textures, in each of its harmonies: Iridescent formula (miniscule particles of mother-of-pearl play with the light for intense, coloured radiance and a subtly metallic finish), matt formula (skin-effect matt finish and softness that elegently contrast with the iridescence of mother-of-pearl), and satiny (its velvety, glide-on feinish leaves the eyelids soft and delicate). It uses Moonstone, a precious stone, for its silvery or blue reflections, with adularescence phenomenon, which occurs when the stone moves.

  • 68 Champs-Elysees Universal and legendary, because all women are one woman: the Guerlain woman; precious brown, gradations of brown, beige, intense and vibrant violet
  • 2 Place Vendome Iridescent ivory, verdigris, intense indigo, navy blue
  • 29 Rue de Sevres Verdigris, cement, turquoise
  • 10 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois Beige, golden bronze, brown
  • 93 Rue de Passy Pink, smoky pink, grey, taupe

KissKiss Essence de Gloss / Sublime Elixir – Absolute Colour

  • Vermillion (420) Red
  • Grenat (421) Darkened red
  • Myrrhe (440) Beige
  • Tonka (441) Medium beige
  • Cuir (442) Dark beige
  • Ambre (460) Rose
  • Baie Rose (461) Pink rose
  • Violine (462) Deep rose

Rouge G de Guerlain / Jewel Lipstick Compact

  • Giny (13) Deep, sumptuous brown
  • Gilian (14) Subtle, nude brown
  • Gigi (68) Triumphant fuchsia
  • Gwen (69) Intense and vibrant red

KissKiss Gloss / Extreme Shine Radiant Colours

  • Poppy Star (823) Joyful and sparkling red
  • Peche Charnelle (847) Soft and magnetic gold
  • Brown Sugar (848) Delicate and poetic beige

Blush 4 Eclat / Sculpting Blush

  • Caresse de l’Aube (07) Rosy brown, pale pink, bright coral, beige; a fresh and modern harmony that recalls the sunrise

Availability: July/August 2010

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