ELIZABETH ARDEN FOR FALL 2008 | Double Intrigue Eyes
This season Elizabeth Arden launches Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duos ($24.50) in seven different color combinations. Each compact is imprinted with one of Miss Arden’s most famous beauty maxims, “To be beautiful and natural is the birthright of every woman.” Alongside the eyeshadow duos is Advanced Eye-Fix Primer ($21.50) that soothes eyelids while giving you a great base to apply these shadows over. Pair the new duos with Color Intrigue Gel Eyeliners in or Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara ($20.00) in Midnight. For the face, Elizabeth Arden Shimmer Powder ($29.50) comes in handy.
Let me share some of my thoughts on this latest launch from Elizabeth Arden! Plus, more product photos and swatches. Continue reading →
Everybody should try Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. Seriously, these are amazing eye liners, because they are highly pigmented, deliciously smooth, and last all freakin’ day long. Let’s face it, finding an eye liner that sticks around until lunch time is already worth checking out, but one that really keeps on workin’ past dinner?
For Autumn/Winter, Givenchy’s Dandy Collection is a nice mix of smokiness and ultra glossy lips. Givenchy continuously does an amazing job on packaging. The eyeshadow quartet is so portable and compact, and the polka-dot theme for both product packaging and the eyeshadow itself is adorable. However, don’t count on the cuteness of the black and white polka dotted eyeshadow, because the polka dots vanish upon first swipe. Givenchy shadows are well-pigmented, but what always amazes me is how utterly soft they are–like butter. The above quartet is #43 Smoky Shimmer ($49.50), and I like the polka dotted shadow the most, actually. It’s this grayish black, really sultry. A nice way to tone down a smoky eye if you don’t want to use black.
Boy was I frustrated when I didn’t get in on the pre-order for this gloss when it was available online. It’s sold out already online. It’s not even out yet! There is a very, very small YSL counter at my Nordstrom’s, but I’m thinkin’ they won’t get this in stock. I really want this. Something about having a black lipgloss appeals to me, in a very hands-off kind of way. I know Lancome also has a black gloss for fall, which I am lusting after, too – I think it may be more accessible, too.
What say you? Black lipgloss — are you game?
YSL GLOSS PUR Black unites these two facets of his art in a superb Limited Edition. Transparent yet intense, it plays on the depths of black and the pure shine of a sparkle-free formula in a special offering. From plum to ebony, it dresses lips in an infinite range of shades, depending on how it is applied – feather light or rich and bold.
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur Black… Coming early October 2008, only while supplies last! $28.00, available at YSL counters at select Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Barneys stores nationwide, as well as Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel in New York City and key YSL boutiques country-wide.
Nicolas Degenees envisions a night filled with sparking stars and brilliant fireworks, all reflected in a makeup palette that’s both fanciful and wearable. Eyes got defined with navy, grey and black tones, offset by twinkly hints of shimmering pink, lilac and gold. Velvety red, brilliant raspberry and glossy pinks accentuate lips, and skin becomes perfected with highlights to create a glowing visage. The final touch is soft skin, kissed with a hint of sexy fragrance and subtle glimmering shine. This feminine, enchanted collection is the ultimate preparation for the joyful season’s occasion.
Very Couture Palette ($65.00)
Rouge Interdit Shine ($26.50) in 02 Nude Shine, 07 Rose Shine
Rouge Interdit ($26.50) in 39 Absolutely Irresistible Red (Limited Edition)
Pop Gloss Crystal ($23.50) in 4443 Rose by Night, 444 Plum by Night (Limited Edition)
Prisme Again! Blush Glow ($40.00) in 71 Glowing Rose (Limited Edition)
Phenomen’Eyes Mascara ($27.00) in 751 (Limited Edition)
Vernis Please! ($15.00) in 160 Purple by Night (Limited Edition)
Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen ($31.50) in 71 Dawnlight
While I couldn’t quite appreciate the “genius” of MAC’s Gold Fever Andrew & Andrew videos, I can appreciate their video concept for Cult of Cherry.
Today, WWD had an article about the video concept today, and here’s an excerpt explaining it…
“We began with the idea of a woman who lives in a white world and suddenly she feels it is lacking sensuality and wants to break free from its monotony,” Gager said. “She craves color, dimension and flavor, so she goes to the experts to help make over every aspect of her life from beauty, fashion, interior decorating and cooking.”
The model starts out in a plain white room, wearing white from head to toe. By the end of the video, she’s sporting a cherry-bedecked couture Erin Fetherston frock, living in a brown-and-white designer room put together by Miller and eating a cherry pie baked by Ruggiero. All are featured in the video, which will be shown at select MAC counters and online at maccosmetics.com.
“The whole concept James developed worked perfectly with this look: an edible, pleasurable concept,”said Balbier. “The look embodies a girl who is slightly Goth punk, but with a sophisticated edge. She’s both sweet and shocking at the same time.” — WWD