Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is such a visually striking palette! It’s a very classic color combination (generally speaking), but it looks stunning. It’s silver, black, and red. And I really do mean red–it’s not a red masquerading as fuchsia or pinky-red or coppery-red. It looks candy apple red in the pan.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Enter a New Realm Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio

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Bare Escentuals Holiday 2011 Launches


Bare Escentuals Holiday 2011 Launches

Coming this October/November, Bare Escentuals has over thirty holiday offerings to tickle your fancy.

Box of Gems ($89.00) (QVC Exclusive)

A Box of Gems is a 20-piece treasure-trove of jewel-infused eyecolors and dazzling lipglosses. With this lavish box, you’ll always be decked out in jewels.

Things That Make You Glow Collection ($85.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This 15-piece collection is filled to the brim with limited edition favorites including 10 hard-to-find bareMinerals Eyecolors, an All-Over Face Color, bareMinerals Blush and two never before paired together mini Pretty Amazing and 100% Natural Lipcolors.

Oh La Luxe ($79.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

With 10 mesmerizing colors for eyes and five blushing face colors all in one chic bag, you’ll never be without ways to turn heads.

Year of Beauty ($72.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Our collection of bareMinerals Eyecolors includes 12 dazzling shades to take you through the seasons in style. Silky soft and unbelievably blendable, these plush shades glide on effortlessly for stunning, vibrant color to match every month.

Transformational Treatment Collection ($58.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Introducing the bareMinerals Transformational Treatment Collection, an exclusive collection of ground breaking solutions for younger-looking skin. Experience the incredible results, including faster cell turnover, smaller-looking pores, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – and the famous bareMinerals Naturally Luminous glow.

RSVP – Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant, Pretty ($54.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Experience R.S.V.P., our 9-piece collection for face, eyes, and lips that will leave you Ravishing, Stunning, Vibrant and Pretty. It’s the most coveted invitation in town, and be prepared for an all-nighter with the launch of our new Round the Clock™ Eyeliner.

Putting on the Glitz ($54.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This show stopping 10-piece collection glistens and dazzles with brand new shades for eyes, cheeks and lips for a look that is downright glitz and glam.

The Glamorous Life Collection ($49.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

It’s time to paint the town glam with this 9-piece collection that creates a classic look with some added panache.

Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio ($49.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Introducing the bareMinerals Naturally Luminous Moisturizing Trio, an exclusive collection of groundbreaking solutions. Powered by our proprietary RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, bareMinerals Skincare is clinically proven to reveal smoother, younger-looking, more luminous skin. Available in Normal-to-Dry, Combination.

Brush with Fame Deluxe Brush Collection ($45.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Brush with Fame includes a trio of eye brushes designed to give off-the-chart gorgeous eyes every time, and face and cheek brushes that provide flawless coverage day in and day out.

Strike It Rich Mini Prime Time Primer Shadow Kit ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Prepare to Strike it Rich for the holidays with this fabulous fivesome of Mini Prime Time Primer Shadows. This metallic collection provides vivid, rich, light-reflective color in an amazing lightweight waterproof texture for long-lasting results.

Buxom More to Love ($42.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

Reach your full Buxom potential with this remarkably versatile 5-piece collection for eyes and lips. With glistening lips, blacker-than-black eyeliner, intensely solemnized lashed and sparkling cream shadow, you’ll always leave them wanting more.

High Shine Trio ($36.00) (Ulta Exclusive)

These three new high-intensity shades of pure drama are a must-have for achieving gorgeous eyes that dazzle. Experiment, mix and match with the versatile silver, gold and pink shades for a look that is subtle or dramatic.

Brightening Pearl Beauty Duo ($29.50) (Ulta Exclusive)

BareMinerals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder, infused with genuine Honora Cultured pearls, provides the ultimate finishing touch to makeup, casting a glow of subtle pearlescent softness and light. It dispenses the perfect amount of Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder every time for fast, easy touch-ups and includes a matching pink pearl Retractable Buff & Go Brush for effortless application.

Buxom Armed & Gorgeous ($29.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

These six shades of mass seduction shadow, line, smoke take no prisoners for a sultry smoky eye. Each Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick includes an original matte, most wanted shade on one end and a new metallic shade on the other.

Buxom Babes Party Central Collection ($28.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

This collection of Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polishes includes three dazzling new shades and a festive fave that’s sure to get noticed.

Pretty Amazing Lip Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

Now available in two spectacular and unique finishes: Lipcolor for rich, velveteen color and Lipgloss for a sumptuous, glistening sheen. With four exhilarating shades in a petite portable size, there is even more reason to max out on amazing.

The Golden Touch Mini Brush Collection ($28.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

The Golden Touch, a stunning collection of four mini brushes for face and eyes is the key to glamour from every angle. With one new brush and three tried-and-true angled tip favorites, these good-as-gold minis are the way to shaping and defining a gorgeous look.

Cocktail Party Collection ($26.00) (QVC Exclusive)

Cheers to four mini, perfectly blended pink and berry lipgloss shades drenched in dazzling color and delicious shine.

Light Show Eyeliner Collection ($24.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Out of This World Eyeliner Trip ($24.00) (QVC Exclusive)

This dazzling full-size eyeliner trio will take eyes to bold and beautiful extremes. These new and innovative Metallic Eyeliners have mega-watt sheen that’s guaranteed to get anyone’s attention.

Flawless & Fearless Duo ($17.00) (Boutiques & BareEscentuals.com)

This dynamic duo of portable lip and lash faves. The perfectly daring duo includes Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, which plumps lashes up to 600%, while Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Fearless drenches lips in high-impact, rosy mauve color and insatiable shine.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as an “ultra sheer stocking.” Ji says it will give your fingers a sleeker look and the right color to wear for an interview. On me, it’s almost like a peachy beige cream, though it does have the faintest micro-shimmer. The shimmer is barely detectable, even under brighter light. In two coats, it’s opaque, and though it seems to take a little longer to dry than other polishes (including Rescue Beauty Lounge’s), it does dry to a rather shiny finish without requiring a top coat. The consistency was workable but felt a little thicker than I’d like. The color itself reminded me of MAC Hangin’ Loose.

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Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver,” which is exactly what it is. It’s a bright silver with a high shine finish–very metallic–and decent color payoff, but it coudl have a softer, denser texture.

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NARS California Eyeshadow

According to NARS, their eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. In my experience, they still need to be worn over an eyeshadow base for all-day wear, but alone, they wear seven to eight hours with subtle creasing. They don’t fall apart immediately after application, but an eyeshadow base is recommended for best results.

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Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum to Launch in October 2011


Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum to Launch in October 2011

“Illamasqua is undoubtedly the most vibrant and fastest growing British make-up brand of this generation. When creating all the elements of this fragrance, from the scent to the bottle, the packaging to the image, the prime focus has been to deliver a groundbreaking concept that delivers an irresistible assault on the senses, whether you have heard of the Illamasqua brand or not. Freak by Illamasqua has succeeded on every point of that intention. Illamasqua make-up captures the essence of night-time transformations, unleashing your alter ego and celebrating self-expression. We have now managed, with great care, to distil that attitude into a fragrance and bottle it. It’s time to dress up and howl at the moon. Get your Freak on!” — Joseph Corre, Illamasqua Joint MD

  • top notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.
  • heart notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.
  • base notes: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.

The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire across the senses to celebrate the night. This compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer’s natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery.

Datura, the Moonflower, an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness. With the help of Master Perfumer, Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua has created a powerfully addictive potion.

Freak is encased in a beautifully ornate art deco-inspired bottle, tilted to one side, as though confirming to the dictates of an alternative reality. Its smoked glass dances in the light and features a delicate silver snail and its trail, symbolising an addictive passionate path of desire that is both distinctive and unusually provocative.

To accompany the launch of Freak, Illamasqua have created a capsule collection of three limited edition products, whose shades reflect the rare blooms that make up this most exotic of scents. Embracing the mysterious histories of their namesakes are hardwearing Nail Varnish in Hemlock (pale opal green iridescent), the nocturnal heart of Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum), and a sensual Sheer Lipgloss in Datura (neutral mauve).

  • availability: illamasqua.com, pre-order October 3rd, launching October 20th for £59 (75 ml eau de parfum); November 2011 at select Sephora & SpaceNKs

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