Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as as “soft neutral pink.” It’s a light-medium rosy pink with a mostly neutral undertone (against my warmer complexion, it seems to pull just barely cool-toned). It has a mostly matte finish and true-to-pan color. MAC Crew is lighter, yellower. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is lighter, more yellow-toned, a bit brighter. MAC Stunner is more yellow-toned and has a strong sheen. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink is a bit cooler-toned. MAC Dame has a smidgen of plum in it.

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Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Powder Blusher Naked Rose
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Product
9.5
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10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund


Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

This September, Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund has launched a campaign to raise awareness on the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. You can donate directly online, wear teal on September 7th (National Wear Teal Day), or shop for a cause. Laura Mercier is donating 100% of profits from the sale of the Bonne Mint Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Creme Colour Palette ($48.00) and Rose Hope Lip Glace ($24.00) to the fund.

Additionally, for every tweet with #LMOCF, Marie Claire will donate $1 to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Happy tweeting!

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Video: Mid-Week in Review – NARS Andy Warhol Collection

Video: Mid-Week in Review, Vol. 003

This is a long one, so grab a snack! 🙂  The video is really dual-purpose — it’s really a recap of the past four days, but it also is a recap of the NARS and Andy Warhol collaboration (from what we’ve seen so far).  I hope you enjoy!

Products mentioned:

Makeup Breakdown

On eyes: Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Nouvelle, Gamine, Icon), Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner (lower lash line), and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Lengthening Mascara. On face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (125), Milani Dolce Pink Blush, Guerlain Les Voilettes Mineral Powder. On lips: Guerlain Paresse Rouge G L’Extrait Lip Color.

Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection for Fall 2012


This September: Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the radiance of blue tones.

On eyelids, ILLUSION D’OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean.
For the final step of this chromatic journey, LE VERNIS SKY LINE sweeps nails with a delicate shade of pearly blue that captures and softens the light in its pearly reflections.

Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Apparition Intense grey-blue
  • Destination Silver-blue

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29.00)

  • Bleu Aerien Intense, luminous blue

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($30.00)

  • Sky Line Pale, pearlescent, nearly metallic blue

Availability: Now @ Chanel; September 2012 for Chanel department stores and boutiques

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Relaunches


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Relaunches

An alluring statement of elegance, the iconic lipstick ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A true symbol of authentic luxury, its sleek signature black column opens with a click…now to reveal a dramatic new formulation for colour that’s radically intense.

New ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour represents the next generation of this classic lipstick. Its stunning colour is the result of a concentration of ultra-thin pigments, specially designed to magnify shade intensity. Lighter hues have a unique presence, revealing nuances and depth. Darker tones heighten the drama, with audacity and pure elegance for an ultra-feminine effect. Colour brilliance is only part of the story of new ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour. Special hydrating agents and antioxidants, rich in green tea and sappan wood, leave lips supple and protected for lasting comfort, while tea butter ensures colour endures for the ultimate wear.

A range of sixteen seductively intense shades, from a delicate beige to a black-red. $34.00.

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($32.50)

  • Seduisante Soft pink
  • Secrete Blue soft pink
  • Exaltee Intense fuchsia
  • Extatique Blue intense pink
  • Incandescente Fire red
  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Pirate Blue-red
  • Palpitante Raspberry red
  • Passion Blue intense red
  • Inimitable Intense pearly red
  • Enjouee Pink coral
  • Excentrique Intense apricot
  • Gracile Pink-beige
  • Pimpante Soft peach
  • Determinee Violine brown
  • Rouge Noir Black Red

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)

  • Fuchsia Intense pink
  • Rouge Profond Red
  • Orange Intense Intense coral

Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick ($26.00)

  • Brown Copper Brown copper (Limited Edition)
  • Rosewood Pink brown (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($26.00)

  • Coromandel Orange-red
  • Beige Beige

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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