MAC Cosmetics | STARFLASH | Fall 2008
- Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold
- Grand Entrance Frosty neutral pink beige
- Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper
- Sunset B. Frosty mid pink
- Lotusland Pinky lavender with gold pearl
- Talent Pool Blue green with gold pearl
- Mink & Sable Olive green
- Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupee
- Go Frosted bronze
- Glamour Check! Reddish brown
- Top Hat Dirty Indigo
- Star by Night Mid tone blue
Kohl Powers (Repromotes)
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Prescriptives | URBAN HEAT | Summer 2008
Heat up your look this summer with Prescriptives’ sizzling new collection, Urban Heat. The face is lightly dusted with bronze for an all-over glow. Eyes are subtly contoured in shimmering earth tones punctuated by dramatic accents of bright azure and deep purple. Cheeks are naturally radiant in sun-kissed shades while lips are swept in ripe, lush tones for a fiery finish. Go ahead and feel the heat.
Colorscope Lip Gloss | Sophisticated and modern, Colorscope Lip Gloss glides onto lips for extraordinary shine and a sheer finish. The ultra-smooth, lightweight texture leaves lips feeling soft, moist and smooth. Wear alone or slicked over your favorite Colorscope Lipcolor to intensify shine or transform color to give lips a full look. ($17.50)
- Trendy (Y/O), Sporty (Y/O), Gutsy (R/O), Feisty (R/O), Giggly (R), Sassy (R) , Stylish (B/R), Edgy (B/R)
Kohl Eye Pencil | A super-soft eye liner with great color pay-off defines, lines, colors and contours the eyes. It allows just enough playtime to achieve a smoky, smudgy look or a dramatically defined one. Water-resistant, longwearing, easy to blend. ($18.50)
Colorscope Eye Color | This longwearing, silky formula blends evenly for a subtly contoured look in new shades of shimmering bright azure and iridescent iris for stunning, jewel-like effects. ($17.50)
- Plum Noir (B/R), Aegean (Y/O), Golden (Y/O), Iced Cider (Y/O), Frosting (R/O), Satin (R), Sunbaked (R), Platinum (R)
Colorscope Creamy Eye Color | A longwearing cream eye shadow that stays color-true all day long without creasing. This easy to blend formula in sparkling shades of gold and gunmetal can be customized as a soft sheen or layered with any Colorscope Eye Color as a base for multi-effects. ($18.00)
- Lychee (Y/O), Smoking Gun (R)
Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara | Lift and define lashes for up to 24 hours with this smudge-resistant, customizable formula. The ultra-comfortable formula is waterproof when worn alone or water-resistant over your favorite Prescriptives mascara – perfect for beating the summertime heat! ($19.50)
Colorscope Lipcolor | A moisturizing, shiny and luscious formula in shades of mocha, bronze and shimmering plum. ($17.50)
Majorcan Sand (Y/O), Chocolate Frost (Y/O), True Bronze (R/O), Berry Oodles (R)
Availability: Beginning May 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.
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Colored Big Fatty Mascara ($17.00) is Urban Decay’s colored version of their famous Big Fatty mascara. Colored mascara can be a great way to pop open peepers on lazy days or minimalist days (especially blues/purples). Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay’s Creative Director, says “A colored mascara is the perfect summer beauty uniform.” Big Fatty mascara adds decent volume and length to lashes–it’s probably not my favorite mascara formula (Plushlash, love ya!), but I did use it for many months in the past, so obviously it caught my fancy!
- Electric Blue Add a jolt to brown eyes, or light your blue eyes on fire. And against bronzed skin? Mesmerizing.
- Indigo This inky blue, a free-spirited alternative to black, brings a mischievous edge to eyes of any
- Purple Haze Lend a violet aura to eyes of every shade, adds richness to brown eyes, or intensifies blues and greens.
- Black Cherry Sexier than basic black, Black Cherry creates a bit of studied mystery to eyes of any color.
Big Buddha Body Brush ($36.00) is a silky soft brush that’s enormous! It’s one of those brushes that feels so soft to the touch that all you want to do is pet it. While MAC’s 179 is ridiculously soft, it is also ridiculously expensive. At $36, the Big Buddha is both the answer to my body brush needs, and the limits of my wallet. Plus, Good Karma brushes is a cruelty-free line where bristles are synthetic and 100% animal-friendly.
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Givenchy Launches Online Campaign to Create a Customized Makeup Compact with Brickfish
SAN DIEGO, CA (May 6, 2008) — Givenchy, the luxury fashion and beauty brand, and Brickfish, the social media advertising platform, today announced the “Prisme Foundation” campaign located at http://www.brickfish.com/fashion/GivenchyPrisme. This campaign invites beauty enthusiasts to create a sassy slogan for Givenchy’s iconic Prisme Foundation Compact, a bestseller from their luxurious Le Makeup collection. Created slogans will be imprinted in the powder online giving a true-to-life look at what the finished product will look like. The grand prize winner, chosen by Givenchy’s expert panel, will receive a production piece of his or her customized Prisme Foundation compact, ten extras to share with friends, and a year’s supply of Givenchy products, worth $3,000, including early access to new collections.
“Makeup is a distinct and personal form of expression, and we created this campaign to give consumers a new way to personalize their makeup like never before,” said Linda Maiocco, Vice President of Marketing for Parfums Givenchy. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to see how consumers interpret Givenchy’s Le Make Up collection, and look forward to learning how many consumers create, promote and share the variety of slogan concepts.”
The grand prize winner, as well as the five highest scoring participants and the five top influencers whose creations become the most viral, will win $500 worth of Givenchy products.
Now I’m not very creative, so sloganizing is not my trade, but hey, $3,000 in Givenchy products? I’m so there! Early access? Yes, please!
California ease, hipster cool, and true luxury intersect at Los Angeles’ hottest shopping spot, Robertson Boulevard. May 2008 brings a brand new reason to hit the block: the opening of the sparkling new Robertson Boulevard CHANEL boutique. To celebrate the occasion, Peter Philips, the new Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has designed four limited-edition must-have nail colours, which will be exclusively available in-store.
This mini-collection of graphic, pop-art shades was inspired by the spirit of Robertson Boulevard itself, a young Hollywood hangout now famous for shopping sprees and see-and-be-seen lunch spots such as The Ivy. Just as Robertson offers a signature blend of trendiness and haute exclusivity, these nail colours are fresh, eclectic, fun — bright as a cloudless California day, and perfect for a destination where every shopper feels like a star.
MELROSE A fun, hot pink destined to become spring’s must-have pedicure
RODEO DRIVE A purple splash: girl power meets the power lunch
L.A. SUNRISE A primary yellow as bright and cheerful as its name
L.A. SUNSET A warm tangerine — just the thing for an afternoon shopping splurge
Available exclusively in-store at the Robertson Boulevard CHANEL Boutique beginning May 30th, 2008, on www.CHANEL.com in July 2008, or call 1.800.550.0005. Each lacquer is $25.00.
Lancome Resurface Microdermabrasion Body ($46.00) is my newest addition to my shower regimen. I love exfoliation; it just feels like I’m getting clean, my skin is always incredibly softer post-exfoliation/scurb, and if I could do it every day, I would.
For my body, while I do sugar scrubs once a week or so, I do find that they can be a little rough from time to time. Enter Lancome Resurface Microdermabrasion! They use aluminum oxide crystals and finely ground pumice stone as their exfoliators of choice, which is a very, very fine mixture that you smooth over your skin, massage into it, and come out with gorgeous looking skin.
It is such a fine/small exfoliant, so it is ideal for anyone who has sensitive skin, exfoliates regularly, or may be fair skinned and stronger exfoliants leave tell-tale redness behind. You get a pretty decent sized tube of the stuff for the price, and you really only need a pea-sized amount for each leg. Another thing I like about this is that unlike a lot of my sugar scrubs, this doesn’t have any oiliness to it, so I can use it right before I shave without getting film and residue in my razor afterwards. I’m so in love with this product, and it is the perfect addition to my body care–just in time for summer!