So remember how enamored I’ve been over YSL’s new lipstick, Rouge Volupte? They’re running an art contest in celebration of their latest signature lipstick. The grand prize winner will win a two-night weekend getaway to NYC for two as well as a $500 gift card for “spending money.” You’ll also be getting some goodies from YSL (duh!). You can read more about prizes at the contests’ site.
In celebration of the launch of Rouge Volupté, YSL’s new signature lipstick, YSL Beauté is launching their Create Your Own YSL Rouge Volupté Masterpiece campaign.
Rouge Volupté is an object of desire. This ultra-sensual texture is presented in an elegant case with beautiful feminine curves. Both light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a sensual feeling and an exceptional gliding effect. And thanks to the colorshine complex, that magnifies the colour, the 18 shades of this new lipstick will make your lips radiant and simply irresistible.
Use your creativity and fashionista-sense to create a fabulously chic masterpiece inspired by the glamorous allure of the YSL Rouge Volupté Collection. Choose any medium: painting, sculpture, art deco, modern art, graphic art – you decide. Then get inspired by your favorite genre or artist and create your own unique gallery-worthy YSL lipstick-inspired piece of art. An expert panel from YSL Beauté will select their favorite virtuoso to receive a trip to NYC for two where the winner’s make up will be done by a YSL make up artist and the winner will receive select YSL products recommended by the make up artist. The winning YSL lipstick artist will also be featured, along with the artwork and bio, on the YSL Beauté US website!
Three Custom Color Specialists recently launched their Czarina Collection, which includes: Ballet Russe Lipstick ($18.50), Gilded Eye Shadow ($19.50), and Russian Blue Eye SHadow ($19.50). Also, I have shots and swatches of TAI Lip Shine ($19.50), and every purchase of TAI results in 20% being donated towards the American Diabetes Association. Wallflower was also recently launched as part of their creamy cheek colors, and it is a “shimmering beige.” Perfect for subtle, flawless skin–the kind that never seems to grow old on the runways. Here are some product shots and swatches for your beauty consumption!
“Travel is always so inspiring for us! We learn about other cultures, which helps us to be more global in our approach.” says Chad, “This collection pays homage to Russia with a look that exemplifies a modern Czarina; powerful, refined and sophisticated.”
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Bobbi Brown Holiday 2008 Collection
Bobbi makes shopping for presents easy with her Holiday Collection. Featuring limited edition items—from stocking stuffers to everyday indulgences—for everyone on your gift-giving list.
Copper Diamond Mini Brush Set (Limited Edition) ($55.00)
Three of Bobbi’s must-have brushes in palm-of-your-hand sizes. Mini Face Blender, Eye Shadow, and Eye Liner Brushes are encased in a soft copper diamond zip-around case.
Copper Diamond Beauty Kit (Limited Edition) ($95.00)
Bobbi’s updated her iconic accessory in the season’s signature copper diamond color. This structured, multi-tiered case is sized to hold makeup and skincare essentials. Features two compartments: top features interior pockets for brushes and bottom holds a removable mirror for an instant vanity with ample space for your favorites. Ideal for travel or at home organizing.
Copper Diamond Cosmetic Bag with mini Brushes (Limited Edition) ($65.00)
When space is premium, downsize with the Copper Diamond Cosmetic Bag featuring four Mini Brushe —Blush, Eye Shadow, Ultra Fine Eye Liner and Lip (with protective cap).
Basics Lip Palette ($45.00)
Tailor-made for the lipstick and lip gloss lover. This sleek mirrored palette features best-selling and exclusive shades of Shimmer Lip Gloss, Lip Gloss and Lip Color in a versatile range of sheer to deep shades. Exclusive Naked Lip Gloss, Exclusive Posey Shimmer Lip Gloss, Brownie Lip Color, Rum Raisin Lip Color
Lip Gloss Trio (Limited Edition) ($45.00)
Our popular Lip Gloss Trio is better than ever. This year’s edition features three full size Lip Glosses tucked into a chic copper diamond case. Spun Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss, Pink Glitter Lip Gloss, Sandy Beige Shimmer
Tube tint set (Limited Edition) ($30.00)
Bobbi’s signature Tube Tints set is back this year with an all-new shade assortment to flatter all complexions. Set includes four mini Tube Tints. Brown Sugar Shimmer, Tea Rose Tint, Posey Shimmer, Bare Shimmer
Basics Eye Palette ($45.00)
Complete with everything a woman needs to create a classic Bobbi eye. Features an allover base shade, a lower lid shade, a crease shade, liner and a dual-ended Mini Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush. Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow, Cement Eye Shadow, Heather Mauve Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Mahogany Eye Shadow
Long-Wear Eye Palettes (Limited Edition) ($55.00)
There’s more than meets the eye with Bobbi’s new Long-Wear Eye Palette. This sleek palette features Bobbi’s popular long-wearing and smudge-resistant eye formulas: two shades of Long-Wear Cream Shadow and two shades of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Each shade is sealed in a protective, air-tight well. Palette includes a dual-ended Mini Cream Shadow / Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush for professional application. Moon Rock Long-Wear Eye Palette: New, Exclusive Gold Drop Long-Wear Cream Shadow, New, Exclusive Mineral Dust Long-Wear Cream Shadow, Espresso Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, New, Exclusive Black Topaz Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Night Sky Long-Wear Eye Palette: New, Exclusive Rockstar Long-Wear Cream Shadow, New,, Exclusive Ocean Storm Long-Wear Cream Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, New, Exclusive Thunder, Storm Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, NEW, limited edition velvet plum
Velvet Plum Eye Palette ($45.00)
The perfect day-to-night eye palette. Sleek mirrored compact includes an all over base shade, a lower lid shade, a crease shade, liner and a dual-ended Mini Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush. Bone Eye Shadow, Naked Eye Shadow, Velvet Plum Metallic Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow
Lip & Eye Palette (Limited Edition) ($60.00)
This petite double-decker palette has everything a woman needs to play up her eyes and lips for the party season. Includes four shades of Metallic Eye Shadow, four shades of Creamy Lip Color, a Mini Eye Shadow Brush and Mini Lip Brush with cap. Top Row: Exclusive Berry Mauve Creamy Lip Color, Pink Sequin Creamy Lip Color, Exclusive Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color, New, Exclusive Ruby Creamy Lip Color. Bottom Row: Champagne Quartz Metallic Eye Shadow, Gold Dust Metallic Eye Shadow, New, Exclusive Golden Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow, New, Exclusive Galaxy Metallic Eye Shadow.
Available at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrown.com this October 2008.
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China Glaze’s Rodeo Diva Collection really caught my eye. I haven’t gone on a nail polish spending spree in sometime, but I just couldn’t get these out of my head. There were so many colors that called to me. In reality, I didn’t fall in love with as many as I wanted to, but I did find several that I can’t wait to do full manis/pedis with!
Wagon Trail (above) is this insane combination of brown-black with gold shimmer. It has some of the coolest reflectivity to it. I also thought Rodeo Fanatic was phenomenal–it is like MAC’s Whirldwind, but bluer and richer and better. Red Stallion is a bright holiday-perfect red with subtle shimmer, and I imagine I have a few similar reds already. Golden Spurs is a brownish-tan color with lots of visible golden shimmer, which brightens it from a rather “blah” base to something suitable to wear around the office. Yee-Haw! has the same texture/look as Golden Spurs, but it’s a subdued coppery-orange-brown base. Lasso My Heart is such a gorgeous shade of a deep, jewel-toned purple with fuchsia shimmer. Cowgirl Up is an intense shade of bright jewel-tone fuchsia-purple; it’s just out of this world–I loved it. Prize Winning Mare is a cooler tan-brown with gold shimmer; it didn’t really do anything for me.Midnight Ride looks black in the tube, but it has this fuchsia-purple reflection that is lovely (which shows up well in the photo).Branding Iron is a dark, intense ruby red that’s a little on the vampy side; it’s such a deep shade of red with some shimmer, I love it. Gussied Up Green is darker than a true emerald green–it has some forest green in it–but the shimmer makes it fun to wear. Side Saddle is a dark reddish brown color with shimmer that looks multi-colored in some lighting.
My Must-Haves: Wagon Trail, Rodeo Fanatic, Cowgirl Up, Midnight Ride, & Branding Iron
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Urban Decay’s Holiday 2008 assortment offers this delectable eyeshadow palette called the Book of Shadows ($45.00). Personally, I think it’s really the star product of what’s available (or coming soon) for their holiday offerings, despite there being a bejeweled “Poison Ring” ($50.00). It offers an adorable pop up of flowers and eyeshadows, which is cute, though not something that really makes or breaks the palette. When the lid is popped up, there is a small mirror available, so for those in a pinch, you could use it to apply the contents found inside.
What I like about this palette is they don’t sacrifice eyeshadow quality. Each eyeshadow is pigmented, smooth, and there is such a great variety of colors within it. There are dozens of amazing eyeshadow combinations to be found and created! Oh, and did you see the price tag? You get sixteen eyeshadows for that price (oh, and two palette brushes and a trial size of UDPP). Cooler yet is it includes several never-before-seen colors from Urban Decay, which are exclusive to this palette, making it just that more tempting. I strongly urge you to check this out at your nearest Urban Decay counter or Sephora store!
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Here’s MAC’s Seasonal Peach Nail Lacquer from Cremesheen in a quickie swatch. This polish definitely needs a base laid down and probably three thinner coats would work better than two thicker coats. I find it a little pinker than the promo photo, personally, but there is some peachiness in it, I suppose (perhaps, more visible in person than in the photo).
Who else purchased it? What are your thoughts?