Sneak Peek: Chanel Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

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Chanel for Spring/Summer 2011

“Karl Lagerfeld showed me a sketch he had drawn of a girl with smoky eyes, so it was clear that we would put the focus on the eyes for this show. The inspiration for the color came from the black-white-green French garden that was recreated in the Grand Palais, from the glow that we can find in black, grey and white pearls, and the enamel that Karl integrated into the costume jewelry. I created deep, dark smoky eyes on a luminous fresh face with tinted, dewy lips. Nails were graphic and strong, and a thin black line was drawn in the hair.” – Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

The Complexion

  • Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin
  • Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup SPF 15
  • Poudre Universelle Libra Natural Finish Loose Powder
  • Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen
  • Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes

  • Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Regard Perle (Spring 2011, available January 2011)
  • Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Noir
  • Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Noir
  • Le Crayon Sourcils (August 2011)
  • Le Sourcil de Chanel Perfect Brows
  • Mascara Inimitable Waterproof in Noir

The Cheeks

  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle (Spring 2011, available January 2011)

The Lips

  • Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (April 2011)

The Nails

  • Le Vernis Nail Colour in Black Pearl on hands (Spring 2011, available January 2011)
  • Le Vernis Nail Colour in Pearl Drop on the feet (Spring 2011, available January 2011)

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LORAC for Holiday 2010

LORAC Holiday 2010

LORAC for Holiday 2010

Tie Dye For Lip Gloss Collection ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

These ultra-rich lip glosses feature a tie-dye inspired swirl of one-of-a-kind color. Formulated with acai berry and pomegranate for a boost of protecting antioxidants, these glosses do double duty keeping lips moist and nourished. 5 x 0.11 oz Lip Gloss in Flaming Mix (red), Shocking Twist (fuchsia), Social Mixer (pale pink), Berry Blender (purple), and In The Mix (nude).

Lip Service Collection ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes 5 x 0.11 oz Couture Shine Lip Gloss in Sheer Luxe, Haute, Glam, Lavish, and Couture, 0.3 oz Sheer Wash Lip/Cheek Tint in Sheer Luck (sheer rose), 0.12 oz Vitamin E Stick, 0.04 oz Lip Pencil in #18, Small black zip pouch.

Evening Out Complexion Kit ($38.00)

Includes 0.388 oz. Powder and 0.0846 oz. Concealer, available in Light, Medium, Tan.

Box Office Sensation ($56.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

This decadent set contains 36 eyeshadows, nine lip glosses, three blushes, and one bronzer that will help you bring out your inner starlet. Packaged in a compact, faux-crocodile train case with swing out shelves, this cute little number with a dazzling variety of colors packs a big punch.

After Party Collection ($37.00) (Limited Edition)

Perfect for creating party-girl sparkle, this collection features a trio of glimmering pink- and purple-hued eyeshadows, a glittery black eyeliner/shadow pencil, a shimmering nude luminizing powder, and a plumping lipstick—all packed in a purple faux-croc makeup bag that can double as a clutch for the after-party.

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LUSH for Holiday 2010

LUSH Holiday 2010

LUSH for Holiday 2010

LUSH always puts out a TON of holiday items and gift sets, so check out this rather exhaustive list… Everything is available online at LUSH!  Anything catch your fancy?  Personally, this is one of my favorite brands for finding great, affordable gifts to give or use as stocking stuffers.

Stocking Stuffers

  • Snowcake ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Marzipan-scented soap cake
  • Angel’s Delight ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) The reason angels come down to earth at Christmas
  • Candy Candy ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) A sweet bubbly treat for the bath
  • Snow Fairy Shower Gel ($24.95 for 16.9 fl. oz.) (Vegan) Fruity pink shower gel for snow fairies everywhere
  • Li’l LUSH Pud ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) Just like the traditional English pudding! Without the fire part, that is.
  • Cinders ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) A soothing soaker for seasonal chills
  • Satsumo Santa ($4.95) (Vegan) Bursting with citrus oils for a jolly good bath
  • So White ($3.95 for 3.1 oz.) (Vegan) Soak in apple-scented froth for a happy ending
  • Christmas Eve ($6.25 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Too excited to sleep? Have a soak with one of these!
  • Sugar Plum Fairy ($4.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) And sugar plum fairies danced on their skin
  • Winter Bath ($3.95 for 3.5 oz.) Finished frolicking in the snow? Hop in a winter bath.
  • The Boog ($6.95 for 4.6 oz.) A Swedish snowman tradition with a twist
  • Gingerbread House ($6.25 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Christmas is a confectioner’s dream, especially with our Gingerbread House bubble bar
  • Bearded Lady ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) We dare you not to make a bubble beard
  • Glogg ($24.95 for 16.9 fl. oz.) (Vegan) A Swedish tradition to get you in a lather
  • Bon Bon ($8.95 for 0.9 oz.) (Vegan) Scrumptious cranberry scrub for sugary, sweet lips
  • Snow Fairy ($5.95 for 0.4 oz.) (Vegan) Bubblegum flavoured lip tint
  • Maple Taffy ($4.95 for 0.4 oz.) (Vegan) This Christmas, kiss like a Canadian
  • Once a Year ($8.95 for 2.1 oz.) Mark your calendars for a festive treat
  • Buche de Noel ($9.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Boozy cleanser for soft, winter skin
  • Iced Wine ($10.95 for 8.8 oz.) A specialty treat made just once a year
  • Mandarin’s Tea Party ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) Mandarin orange soap fit for an emperor
  • Snow Globe ($5.95 for 3.5 oz.) Citrus invigoration for winter mornings
  • Matrioshka ($19.95) S Rozhdestvom! Celebrate the season with our bath time babushka
  • Silent White ($6.00 for 6.3 oz.) Peaceful floral fizzer for winding down the day
  • Hot Toddy ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Fancy a Hot Toddy or two?
  • Christmas Kisses ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Spicy cinnamon bubbles for big, warming cuddles
  • Ruby Red Slippers ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) There’s no place like your tub
  • Gold, Frankincense, and Beer ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) Golden boozy jelly for a pre-party in your shower
  • A Gold Star ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) (Vegan) A golden star of frankincense to lead you back home

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MAC Plumful Lipstick

MAC Plumful Lipstick
MAC Plumful Lipstick

Maybe Not Sultry, But Still Pretty

MAC Plumful Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted medium pink with a touch of plum, which gives it a slightly darker overall appearance. It has a lustre finish, but it delivers a surprising amount of color pay off (semi-opaque). I originally bought this to use in the Sultry Season, but it’s just not vampy and dark and sultry enough for that purpose! However, it is a gorgeous shade of pink without being milky, candy, or bright. I think it’s very wearable for both cooler and warmer skin tones, though it leans slightly cool. I don’t know how I went this long without Plumful in my stash!

Lustre finishes are supposed to be more moisturizing but can be somewhat drying (but Plumful wasn’t), but they’re often on the sheerer side; I’m happy that Plumful isn’t, just because some of the lustre shades barely show up at all. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste. I typically get four hours of wear out of MAC lipsticks, with some of the darker shades going as long as five.

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