MAC Glitter & Ice Collection for Holiday 2011


MAC Glitter & Ice Collection for Holiday 2011

Launch Date: October 27, 2011 (North America), October/November (International)

Hold That Pose! with Winterized Mineralize Eye Sh adows, Sm ooth Manoeuvre-ing Technakohl Liners, Paint Pots full of Morning Frost, Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black, Dazzleglass with Glitt er and Ice and Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquers. Shake up the season with breathtaking Beauty Powders in glossy white Snowglobe-inspired comp acts filled with glittery, glossy and gorgeous silver sparkles.

Paint Pot ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Morning Frost Shimmering champagne taupe (Limited Edition)
  • For Effect Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fresh Ice White silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Snow Season Soft taupe melange (Limited Edition)
  • Hold That Pose! Pale mauve melange  (Limited Edition)
  • Frozen Blue Blue silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Shimmermint Pale green melange (Limited Edition)
  • Winterized Dirty purple with silver, indigo, and pink melange (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Snowglobe Frosty pinky beige (Limited Edition)
  • How Beautiful Pale shimmering beige (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Unconditionally Fabulous Super sparkle white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Get Noticed True bright red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Festive Finery Dirty mid-tone greyed violet (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Lashes ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

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Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Whirls & Twirls Sheer pink with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Double Spin Pale mauve pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Soft SableCool frosted taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Eloquent Air Sheer white silver(Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Such Flare True red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • What Joy! Deep berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pleasure Principle Clear white violet, teal, and white pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Dressed to Dazzle Pale dirty pink red and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Glitter & Ice Light nude with white and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • She-zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Spanking Rich Raspberry pink with red and gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Technakohl Liner ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silver Skates Silver with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Going for Gold Gold with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Seasonally Spicy Brown with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Fancy Moves Purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Practice Makes Perfect Blue with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Smooth Manoeuvre Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

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Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer ($7.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a duochrome-finished shade. It shifts from blue to gold to pink, while the polish itself is very sheer. I swatched showing three coats, and there is still a lot of visible nail line. The base color is more of a robin’s egg blue while the shimmer is pink, copper, and almost gold. The base color isn’t as opaque or as intense as Nubar Blue Hydrangea but bluer than Chanel Riva. I don’t have anything like this, because of the duochrome finish.

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Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Nail Lacquer Midnight Glory
B-
Product
9
Pigmentation
5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
81%

L’Occitane Get on Board for Sight Soaps


L’Occitane Get on Board for Sight Soaps

Here’s a great cause with an affordable price tag but more importantly? 100% of proceeds will be donated.

Did you know that over 280 million people in the world are visually impaired? And yet 80% of blindness is preventable.  Launching October 12th, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the Get on Board for Sight Limited Edition Soaps ($6 each) will support ORBIS, an NGO committed to ending preventable blindness.

Inspired by the ORBIS plane, also known as the Flying Hospital, these limited-edition charitable soaps from L’OCCITANE are crafted in the shape of a plane wearing glasses. Enriched with nourishing shea butter, they leave hands soft and delicately perfumed. Available in Pink (floral and fruity) and Blue (verbena), 100% of the proceeds from sales will allow ORBIS to launch a large-scale project in Burkina Faso, Africa. This country is very special to L’OCCITANE as the company has been working with women’s cooperatives to source Shea Butter since the 1980s.

availability: October 12th, 2011

Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder

This is actually the shade that Nick Lujan patted onto the center of the lid in this look. The texture is very, very finely milled; it practically melts against the skin because of how silky smooth it is. #940 is particularly useful for layering over other eyeshadows to add more dimension to the shade, though it can be used alone just as easily.  It can be applied dry or damp, and the metallic sheen will be more pronounced if it applied damp.

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Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder
Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940 Star Powder
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Dior Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Rouges O


Dior Holiday 2011 Collection: Les Rouges Or

The story of Dior and Gold is a long one, with its origins in the very sound of the name ―Dior‖. This fact did not escape Jean Cocteau who said, “Dior, this airy genius of our times whose magical name includes that of God (Dieu) and Gold (or).” Rigour combined with excess: it was a prophetic name. From his first couture collections at the end of the 1940s, Christian Dior toyed with gold as the ultimate symbol of true luxury and dreams, as seen in his 1947 ―Champagne gold‖ silk Aladdin gown, in the 1949 ―Pactole‖ gown and so on.

Gold was synonymous with refinement, also appearing as a delicate highlighting touch on perfume bottles and the first lipsticks. Thus, the fascination with gold has continued over the decades. In whichever way it is used, gold is always symbolic of a doorway into a dream. And today the House of Dior is inviting us to a new enchanted experience with a flamboyant collection created by Tyen, where the colour gold provides the setting for Dior’s emblematic Rouge Dior lipcolors and Vernis nail varnishes. Gold reveals the potency of their shades, and like gold powder thrown into crystal fusion to colour it red, gold equals refinement; it glimmers with luxury.

Les Rouges Or Collection ($32.00 each) (Limited Edition)

The new lipsticks scintillate, setting lips aglow. Across the spectrum from red to pink to pure gold, the most beautiful lipstick shades have been infused with a golden powder. This ultra-fine golden powder does not shimmer like mother-of-pearl but melts like a pigment, revealing all the potency and splendour of the colour. On the lips, the finish is sheer, vivacious and captivating, with the ever present comfort and plumping hydration of all Rouge Dior Lipsticks, available in four limited edition shades. Shades: Or Etoilé #217, Versailles #527, Belle de Nuit #841, Nocturne #961

The Or Vernis Collection ($22.00 each) (Limited Edition)

Glowing in a haze of new light, nails are transformed into precious accessories. Injected with a golden powder as delicate as that of a goldsmith, Dior Vernis cult shades gain shine, intensity and depth. The jewel-like nail varnishes are available in four shades including the limited edition Gold Varnish, the perfect gold shade.Shades: Or Divin #221, Exquis #611, Merveille #651, Apparat #871.

5-Couleurs Gold Infused Palette in Couture Gold ($59.00)

The legendary 5-Couleurs palette is now available in a gold harmony. The finished look is silky, highly luminous and completely luxurious.

Deluxe Holiday Palette ($77.00) (Limited Edition)

For the Dior Addict on-the-go, this multi-use palette features the essentials for creating any beauty look, from fresh and glowing skin to smoky eyes to bold lips. On the left side of this chic clutch is a Creme de Rose Lip Balm, and a multi-toned Diorskin Nude sculpting powder. The center features essentials for an modern smoky eye look: A dark aubergine eyeliner, a medium plum eyeshadow, and a petal pink lipgloss to compliment. The right side of the palette is the opposite look: nude eyes and intense lips. A taupe and pale pink eyeshadow pair with a rich, universal red lipstick. A Mini Diorshow Iconic Mascara pulls the entire look together.

Holiday Eye Palette ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

Create the perfect smoky brown eyes in four simple steps with the help of this must-have palette. Featuring a harmony of beige and brown iridescent eyeshadows, along with a dark brown eyeliner, and luminous highlighter. A sleek applicator brush makes for quick touch-ups on-the-go.

Holiday Lip Palette ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

Housed in a chic tweed case featuring a Dior logo charm and The House of Dior’s iconic bow detailing, this lip palette is the perfect party accessory. Featuring a hydrating Lip Balm, 2 pink lipsticks, and 1 sheer pink lipgloss.

Mini Brush Set ($62.00) (Limited Edition)

This Chic tweed brush case contains the four essential travel-size brushes essentials to create the perfect beauty looks. Including brushes for foundation, blush, eyes and lips.

availability: October 2011

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Swatches, Photos, Reviews

Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) contains a gilded gold, violet, and softened copper.  It’s decent, but where it disappoints, it really disappoints.  At this price point, for two good colors, it’s still worth considering, of course.  Sometimes it makes you wonder what happened, though!  I can see this color combination working well together, but I don’t expect most to use it as each shade is labeled.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio Swatches, Photos, Reviews

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%