Tuesday, July 21st, 2009


Glossy Full Couleur: #6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Yesterday, I showed you swatches of five of Make Up For Ever’s Glossy Full Couleur Lip Glosses, and today I have the other five. Again, they have a minty flavor/scent, retail for $19.00 each, and contain 0.33 oz. of product.

  • #6 is a sheer, glossy medium pink. Unlike #4, it’s not a bright pop of pink, but it isn’t so subdued that it’s boring, either.
  • #7 is a sheer, baby-girl pink. It has a really nice glossy finish.
  • #8 is a softer version of #2 and a darker version of #3. It’s a soft shade of orange that’s not quite coral, but not full blown orange either.
  • #9 is a glossy lilac-y pink shade. It’s not very purple, but there is definitely hints of it.
  • #10 is a brighter orange-y coral shade. It’s less orange and deeper than #3.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Trish McEvoy Simplicity Collection for Fall 2009

“My palm-sized Portable Beauty™ Simplicity Collection features an ultra-versatile face palette and mistake-proof brushes to meet all your touch-up needs on-the-go.”

Little Black Card: Simplicity Palette ($58.00)

The essential pocket-sized beauty companion, Trish McEvoy’s Little Black Card is a double-decked face palette to go. Complexion-enhancing colors and customizable concealer duo impart all you need to achieve your perfect face on the run. Housed in a pink pouch.

Warm up your skin with Weekend All Over Face Color and add color to cheeks with Natural Blush. Brighten and dress up eyes by applying Rose Quartz Glaze Eye Shadow lid to brow, new Iris Eye Shadow for a wash of color on the lid and Navy Cream Definer to effortlessly deepen and define your lashline for a gorgeously classic look.

Custom concealing is easy with two shades of Brightening Line Minimizing Concealer to banish under-eye darkness. Finish your on-the-go look with the ultra-flattering Pink Rose and/or Jolie Lip Colors and lip-enhancing Simply Glamorous Lip Gloss.

Lash Curling Mascara ($28.00)

  • Black

Portable Beauty Brush Set ($65.00)

The perfect travel or beginning brush set, Trish McEvoy’s Portable Beauty Brush Set features four of Trish’s favorite handcrafted brushes in precious miniature. Multipurpose and shaped for effortless application, they are all you need for professional-quality touch-ups. The wallet-sized, quilted pink case houses a pocket for this season’s Little Black Card™.   Brushes include:
Retractable Pocketable Blush, All Over Eye, Tapered Eyeliner, Covered Lip

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.trishmcevoy.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2009 Collection

Radiance Powder Rouge ($30.00)

  • Fresh

Bronzer ($55.00)

  • Sun Kissed

Eye Brightening/Setting Powder ($36.00)

  • Refresh

True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Crushed Ice
  • Innocence

Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)

  • Noir
  • Bleu

Eyeliner Pencil ($36.00)

  • Tamarack

Anamorphic Lash Mascara ($34.00)

  • Black

Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)

  • Golden Trascendence

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Laura Mercier Fresco Beauty Collection for Fall 2009

Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura’s perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.

Creme Cheek Colour ($34.00)

  • Soft Apricot
  • Sienna Sunset

Eye Basics ($24.00)

  • Wheat

Satinee Creme Eye Colour ($22.00)

  • Ecru Silk
  • Teal Cashmere (New)
  • Amber Velvet (New)
  • Pink Chiffon
  • Stone Suede

Cake Liner ($22.00)

  • Mahogany Brown

Thickening & Building Mascara ($20.00)

  • Black

Lip Watercolours Palette ($48.00)

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter’s palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.

  • Fair
  • Medium

Available: On-counter August 2009.  Now available online at www.lauramercier.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

shu uemura Tokyo Lash Bar 2009

as an expert in the art of false eyelashes, shu uemura’s tokyo lash bar has established itself to be a hot and trendy beauty staple internationally. inspired by mystic nature scenes, tokyo lash bar 09 extends its beauty boundary into fine art. dress up with the magnificent nature. create an exquisite, dramatic statement on eye expression.

Goldglam Leaf (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Kakuyasu Uchiide, International Artistic Director

Emotionally stirred by how the forest nurtures and provides shelter for its inhabitants, Kakuyasu Uchiide designed a pair of lashes that recreate the beauty and delicacy of leaves. These glimmering lashes made from real skeleton leaves are drenched in glimmering gold. Transparent crystals sit atop this hand-crafted piece of art for a glistening, captivating look. ($79)

Marine Tide (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Yuji Asano, International Chief Make-Up Artist

Spending much of his time at the beach, Yuji Asano looked to the sea for inspiration when creating his lashes. One of nature’s most profound marvels, the ocean with its vastness and crashing waves can calm and rejuvenate the spirit. The unique curl design of this lash echoes the undulating roll of the ocean’s tidal cycle. This striking lash also references Mr. Uemura’s iconic “umbrella” eyelash. It is weaved with multiple shades of blue, from sea and sky blue to deep turquoise, accented with a sprinkling of white foam.

Snow Twist (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Mina Matsumura, Artistic Director, Europe

Looking to the sky and the many ways light emanates from it, Mina Matsumura captured nature’s celestial miracles in her pair of lashes. Each lash is made from thin, milky white wires. Frosted pink teardrop crystals enhance the lower lash.

Fleur-Ever (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Gina Brooke, Artistic Director, United States

Inspired by a flower’s ability to lift spirits and engender energy, Gina Brooke created a pair of false eyelashes as a way to share her sensibilities with the world. This lash’s design emulates the tail of a bird whose exotic purple plumage is accented with white flecking. Petal-like forms hide inside the lashes, bringing to mind a bouquet of sweet peonies. Perfect for any extravagant or fanciful look.

Lavender Bloom False Eyelashes ($29.00)

Deep purple tone eyelash with soft, fur-like materials creating a gentle and subtle appearance. When eyes blink or head moves from left to right so does the gentle, fine fur for a feminine and delicate atmosphere.

Farfallina False Eyelashes ($29.00)

Triple layers of brown and black tones with different levels of curls and longer lashes toward outer edge enable a natural, delicate look and ideal volume on the lash.

Lucent Rainbow False Eyelashes ($27.00)

Multiple loops of translucent rainbow colored wires are lined next to each other, which looks like a rainbow in the sky.

Rainbow Flare False Eyelashes ($18.00)

Renovation of color flare eyelashes in warm and cool colors. Blue and green with more yellowish tones to match eye makeup and add accent on the lash.

Mini Star Glitz False Eyelashes ($22.00)

Small sized, night sky colored eyelash with star motifs to express a pretty twinkle on the edge of the eyes.

Availability:  Now available at shuuemura.com.

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Monday, July 20th, 2009


Glossy Full Couleur: #1, 2, 3, 4

Make Up For Ever is famous for their range of eye products, but they are a full service line and include everything from eyeshadow to lipgloss to lipstick to blush. Today, let’s look at their line-up of Glossy Full Couleur, which is a jelly, sheer lipgloss with a non-sticky feel and ultra-glossy finish. It has a minty scent, which may or may not be your cup of tea (it doesn’t sway me one way or another, though I am partial to sweeter scents like vanilla). They are numbered, not named, like the brand’s other products, and they are numbered one through ten. Each retails for $19.00 a pop and contains 0.33 oz. of product. I’ll cover five here, and then the other five tomorrow!

  • #1 is a sheer, glossy red with an orange undertone. (If you’re a blue-based red kind of person, this isn’t it.)
  • #2 is a sheer, sweetly glossed bright pop of orange. I’d say this is orange with just a touch of burnt red in it.
  • #3 is an orange-based coral with a glossy look.  I like layering this over pink-based lipsticks to get a more wearable shade of coral.
  • #4 is a glossy, hot pink. It’s pretty intense, but on lips, it sheers out a fair amount so don’t let the pigmentation of the swatch scare you!
  • #5 is a pretty shade of pinky-wine-berry. This was one of my favorite colors, because I felt like it was really wearable and perfect for fall.

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