Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

NARS Holiday 2014 Collection

NARS Holiday Collection is now available, including all the sets/kits (they bumped up the launch date).  You can see all reviews I have so far here. I’m going to try and get the last two sets reviewed tomorrow (but you can peek at swatches here).  My top picks are the limited edition Lipglosses, Deadly Catch/Femme Fleur lipsticks, and the Lip Pencil Set (full review goes up today).  Reader Nicole also spotted a few items up at Sephora (but not everything is up yet).

shu uemura x Shupette
shu uemura x Shupette also debuted today! :)

Let me know if you haul anything! I love hearing about what readers buy!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector's Edition
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector’s Edition

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lacquer Collector’s Edition ($300.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Indulge in this full spectrum of highly pigmented, honey-infused Kiss Pop shades from Marc Jacobs. From soft pinks to enticing reds, these lip colors feature a long-wear, no-budge formula that glides on effortlessly, delivering the perfect burst of demi-matte color for any occasion. Infused with honey, a natural humectant, it provides comfortable color, while the nutrient-rich leaves of the candelilla plant pairs with silica to lock in bold pigment for smooth coverage in one swipe. Encased in a sleek, covetable jewelry box, each high-performance lacquer is full-sized and has a playfully oversized design that is Marc’s spin on the lip pencil. Perfect for the Marc Jacobs collector, they have a travel-friendly, chrome design that makes lip application easy, wherever you go.  Available at Sephora.

  • 9 x 0.15 oz Lip Color Sticks in Pop (bright berry red), Heartbreaker (pink coral), Smack (burgundy berry), Pop-A-Razzi (electric rose), Crush (tangerine red), Pow (peony pink), Pop Rock (strawberry red), Wham (coral rose), Headliner (berry sangria)

Best Bite Remix ($25.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Effortlessly color and hydrate lips with this set of four festive colors—perfect for pairing with holiday looks. These Mini High Pigment Pencils feature retractable, jumbo pencil tips that allow for smooth application on the go, and they’re also encased inside a gift-ready tin with a mirror for the ultimate on-the-go holiday present. This set debuts two new shades: Winterberry is the perfect festive vibrant shade, and Sablé is a nude color that takes your lip looks beyond the holiday season. Available at Sephora.

  • 4 x 0.05 oz Limited-edition high pigment pencil in Sablé (nude), Pomegranate (rose berry), Rhubard (plum rose), Winterberry (festive Raspberry red)

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Collection ($37.50) (Limited Edition)

Perfect lip looks with these four travel-ready shades. A perfect stocking stuffer, this set includes everything you need for intensifying, sculpting, and hydrating lips. The navy metallic cosmetic case, designed exclusively by Estée Lauder, holds get-noticed colors that range from nude pinks to muted rose to warm coral red. Available at Sephora and Nordstrom

  • 4 x 0.04 oz Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Envious, Tumultuous Pink, Dynamic, Desirable

Buxom Two of a Kind ($18.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Stand out or go natural with Buxom’s Two of a Kind™ lip colors in Nudist and Provocateur. These creamy shades plump lips while giving them high-impact color to suit any mood. Available at Sephora.

  • 2 x 0.04 oz Mini Full-Bodied Lipstick in Nudist (nude beige), Provocateur (true red)

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Sephora x Alexis Bittar Collection
Sephora x Alexis Bittar Collection

Introducing Alexis Bittar for Sephora Collection: a limited-edition collaboration that fuses the jewelry designer’s luxurious, sculptural aesthetic with our coveted beauty essentials. Exclusively at Sephora.

For more than 20 years, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has revolutionized fashion with his striking designs and signature techniques. Renowned for his avant-garde craftsmanship, the award-winning artisan now brings his expertise to beauty.

Availability: Now online at Sephora for VIB Rouge & VIBs

Beauty Brush Set + Stand ($175.00) (Limited Edition)

This must-have limited-edition brush set features intricate 24 karat gold-plated ferrules, Swarovski crystals and lucite acrylic handles inspired by Alexis Bittar’s jewelry. The custom multifaceted onyx stand creates a beautiful display for your brushes on your vanity. This five-piece collection blends the best in luxury: both natural and Satine—a revolutionary synthetic hair that creates excellent pickup and luxuriously soft and precise application.

Beauty Brush + Travel Wrap ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

This exquisite pointed powder brush comes in a travel-friendly size and features satine, a revolutionary synthetic hair that creates excellent pickup and luxuriously soft application. The lucite handle is embellished with Swarovski crystals and plated with 24 karat gold for unparalleled luxury. The brush is housed in a jewelry-inspired pouch, which has enough room for all your makeup essentials.

Compact Mirror ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

Sephora Collection and Alexis Bittar are proud to present the world’s most luxurious compact mirror. This dual mirror features a 1x and 2x magnification, but it’s true value is its elegant and beautiful design. Crafted with Swarovski crystals, plated with 24 karat gold and featuring a silk tassel, this compact is sure to be the centerpiece of any vanity.

Availability: Now online at Sephora for VIB Rouge & VIBs

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

shu uemura Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Holiday 2014
shu uemura Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Holiday 2014

Eye & Lip Palette ($89.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Shupette Has-It-All Eight eyeshadows, six lip colors

Eye-Need-Shu Trio ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Parisienne Chic Dark blue, medium blue, light blue
  • Tokyo Kawaii Bronze, pink, yellow

Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Parisienne Chic Fuchsia, plum, pink
  • Tokyo Kawaii Coral, red, fuchsia

Silk Cushion Cheek ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Orange
  • Salmon Pink

Eye-Need-Shu Liner ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Midnight Black
  • Gala Brown

Pampearl-Me Face Powder ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Luminous face powder.

My Precious Glitter Set ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Includes three glitters (3 x 0.035 oz.) in pink, gold, and silver.

Ultim8 Cleansing Oil ($90.00) (Limited Edition)

Special edition packaging.

Shupette’s Make-up Trunk ($400.00) (Limited Edition)

Large makeup traincase.

With-Love-From-Paris Brush Set ($69.00) (Limited Edition)

Features two face brushes, one eye brush, and a lip brush, plus bag.

Premium Falsh Eyelash ($75.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Furry Fantasy Bejeweled, dramatic lashes with pink fur

False Eyelash ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Eye-Need-Shu Blue bejeweled lashes

Fabulous Cat Nail Enamel ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Silver
  • Bronze

Availability: October 15th at shu uemura

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2014 Sets & Kits
Make Up For Ever Holiday 2014 Sets & Kits

Studio Case ($59.50) ($93 Value) (Limited Edition)

Amp up your holiday look when you add drama with this Studio Case’s vivid color. This limited-edition palette features 12 Artists Shadows, infused with an innovative formula that provides both superior color pay-off and smooth blendability. The shadows are arranged in complementary trios as a guide for creating four specific eye looks: The everyday Natural, sultry Smoky, daring Bold, and sophisticated Chic. Top off your eye look with the rich black Artist Liner, perfect for precisely lining and defining, and the step-by-step guide helps you to create each signature look—all housed in a reusable signature makeup kit.

  • 12 x 0.024 oz Artist Shadows in Natural (M-530, S-516, I-544), Smoky (M-122, ME-108, M-100), Bold (D-236, D-926, I-218), Chic (I-524, D-826, ME-828)
  • 0.01 oz Artist Liner in Matte Black (M-10)
  • Step-by-step guide

Makeup Station ($300.00) ($362.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This ultimate Makeup Artist’s collection lets you create infinite looks for the holidays—and beyond. Featuring 30 professional must-haves for the makeup love, this set lets any artist explore and indulge in all the backstage essentials. Housed in a reusable, professional backstage Makeup Artist’s Case, this set includes primers, powders, eye, cheek and lip favorites, and Artisan Brushes.

  • 0.5 oz Travel HD Primer
  • 0.07 oz Travel HD Pressed Powder
  • 0.09 oz HD Blush in #210 Cool Pink
  • 1.01 oz Travel Mist & Fix setting spray
  • 12 x 0.07 oz Artist Shadows eye shadows in M-500, I-544; ME-108, I-414, D-320, M-100, D-236, ME-216, I-922, S-748, ME728, M-630
  • 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Eyes eyeliner in #21L, 25L
  • 0.23 oz Smoky Extravagant mascara
  • 0.40 oz Aqua Seal makeup sealer
  • 0.09 oz Star Powder highlighter #926
  • 0.14 oz Glitter #3
  • Faux Lashes
  • 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Lip lipliner in 8C, 14C
  • 2 x 0.08 oz Aqua Rouge lip color #14
  • 0.12 oz Rouge Artist lipstick in Intense 43

Beauty Kit ($39.00) ($66.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Get a festive glow with this ultimate holiday Beauty Kit from MAKE UP FOR EVER. This limited-edition collection offers backstage must-haves for any makeup artist. The HD Primer achieves seamless makeup application, and eyes can get sultry, long-wear looks with deep black Aqua Eyes and Smoky Extravagant Mascara. Add a flash of holiday red with the bold Rouge Artist Intense lip color and Aqua Lip Liner. Top off the look with HD Powder Loose—all stowed away in a reusable signature makeup kit.

  • 0.16 oz HD Primer
  • 0.035 oz HD Powder
  • 0.018 oz Aqua Eyes in Matte Black
  • 0.13 oz Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black
  • 0.018 oz Aqua lip color in Red
  • 0.12 oz Rouge Artist Intense lip color in 43 Moulin Rouge

Travel Brush Set ($65.00) ($111.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This professional-quality brush set includes four must-have eye and cheek brushes for the most flawless, professional application. Perfectly portable, they’re handcrafted to give you extraordinary professional makeup application. Featuring the #150 Precision Blush Brush, #216 Precision Eye Blender Brush, #228 Precision Shader Brush and #172 Precision Corrector Brush, they are packaged in the MAKE UP FOR EVER signature pouch so you can be your own makeup artist.

  • Travel-size Artisan brush #150
  • Travel-size Artisan brush #172
  • Travel-size Artisan brush #216
  • Travel-size Artisan brush #228

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Monday, October 6th, 2014

MAC Objects of Affection Collection for Holiday 2014
MAC Objects of Affection Collection for Holiday 2014

Colour takes over this holiday in a collection of mini kits. M∙A∙C Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter are the guilty pleasure of the season, in four shade waves: Silver and Blue, Pink and Rose, Gold and Beige, and deep Bronze. M∙A∙C Objects of Affection Lipglass kits embellish lips in shades of Pink and Plum, Nude and Red and Nude and Coral.

Availability: Online October 27th, in-stores November 6th at all MAC locations (North America), November (International, except China)

Objects of Affection/Nude + Red Lipglass ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Paper Lantern Frosted warm pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Dynasty at Dusk Frosted neutral pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Deelight Midtone neutral (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

Objects of Affection/Pink + Plum Lipglass ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Loud & Lovely Blue pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Pagoda Frosted cool pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Rags to Riches Plum pink with teal and red pearl (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)

Objects of Affection/Nude + Coral Lipglass ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Rising Sun Frosted bright orange (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Fashion Whim Light beige (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Stately Shimmer Creamy peach coral with pearl (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Courtly Coral Warm rose sparkle (Dazzleglass)

Objects of Affection/Gold + Beige Pigments + Glitter) ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pretty It Up Dirty olive with pearl (Pigment)
  • Lithe Peachy nude (Pigment)
  • Deep Brown Dark chocolate brown (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Gold Sparkly chunky gold (Glitter) (Permanent)
  • English Gilt Bright champagne (Pigment)

Objects of Affection/Pink + Rose Pigments + Glitter) ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Reigning Riches Soft copper (Glitter)
  • Whisper Pink Soft beige pink with pearl (Pigment)
  • Tan Muted pinky brown bronze (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Rose Rose with copper sparkle (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Heritage Rouge Dirty brown plum (Pigment) (Permanent)

Objects of Affection/Silver + Blue Pigments + Glitter) ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Deep Blue Green Rich deep bluish green (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Dark Soul Charcoal black smoked with gold (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Blue NoirDirty grayish blue (Pigment)
  • White Soft pearl white (Pigment)
  • Grey Sparkly chunky grey (Glitter) (Permanent)

Objects of Affection/Bronze Pigments + Glitter) ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Deep Dark Darkened brown (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • 3D Copper High glitter copper (Glitter)
  • Melon Soft bright golden peach (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Chocolate Brown Chocolate copper bronze (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Copper Smooth high-shine copper (Pigment)

Availability: Online October 27th, in-stores November 6th at all MAC locations (North America), November (International, except China)

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