Guerlain Velours d’Or (410) Eyeshadow Palette

It contains four shades: a soft coppered gold with subtle gold sparkle; medium-dark violet plu m with blue-violet micro-shimmer; charcoal-mauve with a muted violet shimmer and slight sheen; and dark black with a matte finish. Upon first glance, the charcoal-mauve looked absolutely stunning–it almost gave off a duochrome sheen! It seemed like a mix of violet, plum, gray with green and violet shimmer/sheen. It’s less interesting when swatched, as it appears a bit flat in comparison.

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Guerlain Velours d'Or Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Marcel Wanders Collection


MAC & Marcel Wanders Collection

MAC & Marcel Wanders Collection

“If I have a basic motivation, it’s to inspire people to make their life a Masterpiece!” Is that not what we do every day at M·A·C? So it is that the Dutch industrial designer – known for everything from his “Happy Hour” Chandelier to his “futuresonic” way with old Delft porcelain, and for co-founding now-iconic design collective Droog AND the amusing, classicism-meets-futurism objects of his own group, Moooi (from the Dutch word for “beauty,” but with an extra “o” for extra-beautiful!) – wandered HERE…It had to be! M·A·C partners with Marcel Wanders – his first foray into the world of cosmetics – and design sophisticates (and people with innate and irreverent tastes) will be bonkers for these limited-edition Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Sheer Mystery Powder, Air of Style Scent Concentrate and his signature brush and clutch creations, not least of all for their arresting packaging – fine collectors’ items all! But also for the rich palette, inspired by 17th Century Flemish painting, and particularly Vermeer’s – “Girl With a Pearl Earring” – and the idea of an artist painting a portrait, and falling in love. “Always, with a sense of love in the product…” he says. Marcel speaks our M·A·C language.

MAC & Marcel Wanders Lipstick ($22.00 US / $26.00 CDN)

  • Martha Golden champagne with pearl/frost (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Gesina Red with slight pinkish undertones (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Catharina Fuchsia (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Digna Blackened red (Cream) (Limited Edition)

MAC & Marcel Wanders Lip Gloss ($22.00 US / $26.00 CDN)

  • Mary Light gold (Limited Edition)
  • Beatrix Golden nude (Limited Edition)
  • Aleydis Fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Gertruyd Blackened red (Limited Edition)

MAC & Marcel Wanders Sheer Mystery Powder ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN)

  • Light Medium Pale ivory (Limited Edition)
  • Medium Plus Tan beige (Limited Edition)

False Lashes Mascara ($18.00 US / $21.50 CDN)

  • False Black Black (Limited Edition; being repromoted later)

Air of Style Scent Concentrate ($30.00 US / $36.00 CDN)

Look what happens when a design darling and M∙A∙C scent get together. Our opulently sensual Air of Style scent goes solid and heads off to fashionable places, wafting on your skin – and, in its decidedly stylish Marcel Wanders-designed, faceted metal compact-style pendant. Too sexy! Limited edition.

MAC & Marcel Wanders Brush Clutch ($65.00 US / $78.00 CDN)

Classic tapestry meets the modern and exquisite flourishes of designer Marcel Wanders in this limited-edition evening clutch. The interior purse snaps shut to be enfolded by soft layers of fabric. Finishing touches include silk ribbon ties, a faceted metal closure and, to keep this collectible safe, a silky slipcover. Limited edition.

MAC & Marcel Wanders 187 Brush ($75.00 US / $90.00 CDN)

Indulgence or a perfectionist’s finest tool? This Marcel Wanders-designed version of our 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush features a softly rounded duo fibre brush head for the luxurious application of powders, and an elegant hand-turned wooden handle. Limited edition.

Availability: North America November 24 2010 at all M·A·C locations, International December 2010 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge: Glamourpuss, Chinoise, Bangin’

Rescue Beauty Lounge recently held their annual 50% off sale, and I must admit, I indulged. I’ve been waiting for this sale for months (ever since buying my first RBLs). I could have sworn I saw someone mention it may be the last 50% off sale… anyway, I couldn’t resist.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Red Polishes

Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010


Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010

Essie’s winter 2010 collection creates an aura of mystique with a vision of wintery beauty that is darkly decadent and supremely elegant. Each shade retails for $8.00.

  • Going Incognito Your identity may be secret, but your style and panache are impossible to conceal with this deep emerald green
  • Hot Coco Paint on this tawny sepia and channel the roaring ’20s for a look that’s timelessly flawless
  • Luxedo Suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before
  • Masquerade Belle Fascinating, mysterious and seductive, this black ruby sparks the imagination and inspires intense devotion
  • Silken Cord You’ve got the world on a string with this stunning risqué red wrapped around your fingers
  • Smokin’ Hot Break the rules with this stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame

Availability: Now

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MAC’s MAC Me Over Contest – Be the Face of a Fall 2011 Campaign


MAC’s MAC Me Over Contest – Be the Face of a Fall 2011 Campaign

The competition will launch has launched at www.macmeover.com on November 15th, a U.S.-based competition, to find a real-person face for MAC’s fall 2011 color collection.  You will have to be over 18!  To enter, one must submit a photo or video of themselves using the phrase, “MAC me over because…” and completing it with “style, heart, and soul.”  Entries will be accepted through December 20th.  Entries will then go through a judging process led by James Gager.  Six winners will be flown to NYC to be photographed for the campaign, with this image showcased globally.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The M∙A∙C Cosmetics “M∙A∙C Me Over!” contest is sponsored by M∙A∙C Cosmetics. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older as of date of entry. Starts at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 11/15/10 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 12/20/10. For Official Rules, visit www.macmeover.com

“People sometimes have the perception that you can only get crazy, intense makeup from MAC,” said Gager. “But we can also give you the most flattering makeup possible. We wanted to showcase the versatility of the brand, and it sounded like fun to have lots of people tell us why they’d like a MAC makeover. We’re hoping we get entries which truly reflect our creed: all races, all ages, all sexes. This contest isn’t about who is the greatest looking — it is about who has the best style.”

While most MAC projects are “dates, rather than full-time commitments,” quipped Gager, he hopes to make the contest an annual occurrence. — WWD

Think you’ll enter?