Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Summer 2011: Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.21 oz.) is the companion quint to Rosy Nude–they read almost day and night to me. They’re similar yet not the same. Rosy Tan is darker and deeper overall, but it also has cooler undertones.

The top left shade is a lightened cotton candy pink with subtle blue undertones and a white shimmered finish. To the right of that shade, there is a dark, burgundied brown with a satin sheen. On the bottom right, we have a dirty, bronzy brown with a reflective, metallic sheen. Beside it, there is a soft, rose-tinted beige brown with a pearled finish. In the center, there is a brightened pink-tinged white with a shiny, metallic finish. I found the rosy beige to be just a hair sheer, while the center shade was a touch sheerer than that, though both still had good color pay off (think about the difference between good and excellent–noticeable but not necessarily a deal breaker).

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Dior Rosy Tan (754) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Like Rosy Nude, these eyeshadows feel like silky on, glide on smoothly, and have nice pigmentation throughout. This palette works better for more dramatic looks, but the inclusion of three softer shades still means there are plenty of subtle combinations available.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Giorgio Armani Summer 2011 Collection – Heat

Translucent shaded sienna colors framed in non opaque, luminous bases for infinite layering and blending of earthy colored lights. From the softest, evanescent color veil, to an intense sheer color vibrancy. Incandescent amber eyes. An iridescent light gold blends with rose sand and diluted ochre tones to create a subtil incandescent amber eye. Shaped with earthy brown liner for deep contour intensity. Power color becomes evanescent captivation. Sensuous earth bath for skin and lips. Transparent tanned skin infused with a play of coral and red earthy lights on cheeks and lips.

Eye Quatuor ($59.00)

  • Heat Whitened gold, pink amber, amber, earthy brown

Sheer Bronzer ($49.00)

  • #1 Brown Sand
  • #2 Mauve
  • #5 Golden Sand

Blushing Fabric ($38.00)

  • #4 Sienna
  • #5 Raspberry

Eyes to Kill Waterproof ($30.00)

  • #3 Black Brown

Sheer Lipstick ($27.00)

  • #34 Sienna Red Brick
  • #35 Burnt Coral
  • #36 Sunset Pink
  • #37 Sand Dune Beige

Fluid Shine Nail Polish

  • #48 Sienna Light

availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani Beauty

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011


Givenchy Je Veux La Lune Collection for Fall 2011

Love, fear, fascination, curiosity; all these emotions it brings out, don’t they just make you want it, with all the superstitions and fantasies? Poets’ escape to an imaginary world fevered by its mysterious face of many messages. It influences nature and sentiments and exerts a magnetic disturbance on our will… I love the Moon for the femininity and softness that it suggests, for its light and shadows, for the adorning veil that it delicately places over our lives. To want the Moon is to want what seems unattainable; that is exciting! But technological advances have now made fanciful lunar voyage possible as well as the mastery of light in this collection.

Les Ombres de Lune, illuminating powder and intense shadow, are the coalescence of this fantasy source light and contrasted moon. The desire to create shadow where there is none inspired me to a great extent; deflected moonlight that gives a different angle to reality. I wanted to take a cinema makeup technique that has always intrigued me and apply it to beauty. The “American night” demands a different way of working with light; complexion must radiate in bold contrasts, like for a black and white image. I wanted the Moon…For you. — Nicolas Degennes

Les Ombres de Lune ($58.00)

An illuminating powder for cheeks, eyes, complexion and an intense eye shadow for a twilight effect.

  • Lune Mysterieuse No. 1 Black moon in a creamy white sky (Limited Edition)
  • Lune Mordoree No. 2 Night blue moon in a golden sky (Limited Edition)

Le Prisme Blush-Glow

  • Lune Rosee No. 41 Dainty sculpting blush with fun pearly colours (Limited Edition)

Rouge Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 52 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gloss Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 31 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gelee d’Interdit

  • Lune Argentee No. 15 Opalescent veil (Limited Edition)

Magic Khol

  • Marine Blue No. 16 Black with bold blue reflections

availability: Fall 2011, prices TBA

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “stone gray.” It’s a soft, neutral gray with hint of brown. It’s a very, very faint hint and will be more pronounced over those with yellow undertones. Revolver has a matte finish, and while it’s very smooth and soft, it is a little sheer and powdery. It works better applied onto the lid with a brush than swatched on the arm, though.  I think Urban Decay’s description of “stone gray” is quite apt–this is exactly the color of stone.

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Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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It's a soft gray with a matte finish, and for anyone who has found most grays and silvers to be too harsh against their skin tone, this might be a nice alternative. It's still distinctly gray but lacks the darkness of many other grays.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

NARS Mayflower Lipstick
NARS Mayflower Lipstick

NARS Mayflower Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer raspberry [that] delivers subtle color with a shimmery finish.” It looks more like a sheer, dark rose with hints of red than it does so much raspberry when swatched, but when I applied it, it read more raspberry–the pinkness seemed to come out when layered over my natural lip color. It’s semi-sheer, so while it doesn’t deliver opaque color (nor is it supposed to), it does still add color to the lip, giving lips a subtle, rosy raspberry color with a lightly shimmered, glossy finish.

my thoughts on the formula: NARS Lipsticks typically wear four to six hours, with a shade like this lasting just under four. It has a creamier texture that’s moisturizing. I didn’t notice any waxy scent, as NARS lipsticks are typically unscented but the scent of the waxy base sometimes come through, but it really seems like lately, NARS has done something to mask the natural scent of the lipstick base.

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Mayflower

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This a great neutral shade to have in the makeup bag to grab to pair with dramatic or neutral makeup. It's not too cool or warm, so it should work well with a variety of skin tones.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011


Cle de Peau Beaute La Beaute Metalique – Modern Metallic

Introducing the NEW La Beauté Metalique – Clé de Peau Beauté’s Spring/Summer 2011 color collection that reflects the precious metallics found in sunlit summer days and evenings. The exquisite combinations of translucent color capture the beauty of the ever-changing lights and promote radiance and luminosity that becomes a part of the skin.

Clé de Peau Beauté creates a modern allure with the most gorgeous hues of summer; bronzes, burnt coppers, soft pinks, subtle lilacs and pale blues that bring this glorious season to life, with a multi-dimensional brilliance that is fresh and new. Clé de Peau Beauté Color Creator, Lucia Pieroni’s inspiration for La Beauté Metalique was a desire to embody the glistening color of sunshine reflected in a cool, serene summer stream. “With La Beauté Metalique I have created a sophisticated and enchanting collection of color combinations that reflects dancing layers of translucent light. This is a chic yet contemporary aesthetic that captures the beauty of summer.” says Ms. Pieroni.

The collection includes Eye Color Quads along with the new shades of Extra Rich Lipstick and Extra Silky Lipstick. The perfect complement to this radiant assortment, Clé de Peau Beauté offers a Cream Foundation SPF26. The wondrous manipulation of light in this new make-up collection combines with the power of illuminating texture to enhance the feeling of sophistication and femininity.

Cream Foundation SPF 26 ($120.00)

Using the latest optical management technology, this foundation delivers illumination from within, as each skin cell comes alive with light and radiance. The illuminating finish and texture is derived from the new Revitalizing Moisture Complex, formulated with a luxurious infusion of treatment ingredients to optimize the condition of skin with continual use. It also features Reflect Change Powder, a unique powder coated with golden pearl which helps skin seem lit from within. Cream Foundation SPF 26 offers superior medium to full coverage with a soft-matte finish and is packaged in a convenient tube.

Eye Color Quad ($80.00)

Lucia Pieroni’s masterpiece within the La Beauté Metalique collection, the new Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quads bring an unsurpassed level of elegance and glamour to the eyes, befitting the inspiration of serene summer days and golden sun rays. The velvety shades and lustrous finishes offer limitless possibilities for varying eye looks.

Extra Rich Lipstick ($60.00)

Introducing four new colors: Beauty Secret (R7), Arizona (R8), Vesper (T6), and Rose Des Quatre Saison (T7).

Extra Silky Lipstick ($52.00)

Introducing three new colors: Rubellite (#129), Pink Opal (#130), and Spessartine (#131).

availability: Now @ select Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Barneys locations nationwide; Bergdorf Goodman in NYC

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