Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick for Fall 2010

It’s described as a luxurious and hydrating cream formula that indulges lips in silky, rich color. Each shade retails for $30 and will be available at Barneys New York, Sephora, and sephora.com in August.

  • Immediately hydrates and softens lips for a plush, cushiony feel and shine
  • Unique blend provides excellent skin-smoothing, moisture-enhancing, and reparative properties
  • Custom-designed bullet features an embossed Hourglass icon
  • Light, airy formula glides on without feeling waxy and heavy
  • Vitamin E conditions and treat with protective super antioxidants
  • Water-resistant, long-lasting, and paraben-free
  • Refillable

Shades

  • Icon
  • Nocturnal
  • Fresco
  • Fever
  • Ballet
  • Edition
  • Fable
  • Whisper
  • Grace
  • Embrace
  • Muse
  • Raven

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Saturday, August 21st, 2010

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick for Fall 2010

The NARS Pure Matte campaign, photographed by Creative Director and Founder François Nars, features Canadian model Heather Marks. Under Nars’s direction, makeup artist Diane Kendal designed a makeup look that emphasized a bold and matte lip. The end result is audacious, sultry and sophisticated.

Kendal began by applying Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation to the center of the face and blended outward. Vanilla Concealer masked imperfections. Snow Loose Powder was pressed into skin and the Botan Brush buffed away excess powder. Using the Yachiyo Brush, she applied Desire Blush to the apples of the cheeks and blended up towards the temples. For the eyes, Abyssinia Single Eyeshadow was brushed onto the lids with the Eyeshader Brush, followed by Blondie Single Eyeshadow into the crease with the Large Dome Brush to achieve depth. The inner corners were highlighted with the left side of All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow using the Eye Contour Brush. Iceberg Eyeliner Pencil lined the inner membrane of the lower lash line and Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo created an impactful upper lash line. Brows were defined by applying Blondie Single Eyeshadow with the Brow Brush. To complete the look, two coats of Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara were applied to the lashes. Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil was used to define the shape of the lips. To create the luscious matte hue, Vesuvio Pure Matte Lipstick was swiped directly onto the lips.

Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00)

  • Volga Deep aubergine
  • Bangkok Soft rose
  • Tonkin Cinnamon plum
  • Terre de Feu Black cherry
  • Tashkent Nude beige
  • Vesuvio Full bodied red

Availability:  September 2010

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Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Giorgio Armani Night Shades Collection for Fall 2010

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “nocturnal”.

Inspired by the deep blue tones of the night, Giorgio Armani explores for fall a new landscape of night shades.

From cold blue to sophisticated pink tones and warm crimson berry.

The new nocturnal chic.

Night Shades Eyeshadow Palette

Star product of the season, the quad palette shades continue the narrative of Armani elegance with shimmering colors of the night. The palette offers a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by the dark shades of a nocturnal landscape delicately lit by moonlight.

Eyes to Kill Palette

  • Palette 10 — Twilight Hues (Pure Mauve — Satin; Ink Black — Satin; Aubergine Purple — Metallic)

Eyes to Kill Mascara

  • No. 5 Blue grey

Rouge d’Armani

  • No. 604 Deep ruby
  • No. 602 Soft pink
  • No. 603 Black purple

Lip Skin

  • No. 1 Black purple
  • No. 2 Lavish red
  • No. 3 Sharp pink
  • No. 4 Nude Rose

Blush Duo

Extremely light and soft Microfil™ duo sheer blush in two special shades of shimmering pale and dark raspberry, in perfect harmony with the collection, adds shadow and a light touch of color to the cheeks.

Availability: Now

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Friday, August 20th, 2010

Chanel Khaki Collection

Chanel Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection

In celebration of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created LES KHAKIS DE CHANEL, a collection of three Le Vernis Nail Colours. Ultra sophisticated shades Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert can be worn alone or combined for an urban chic camouflage effect. Each shade will retail for $25.00 and be available on September 10th.

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi Lipglasses

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the sensational Cyndi Lauper and the electric Lady Gaga! The uninhibited new voices behind MAC’s new From Our Lips campaign, designed to speak to the challenges women face as the fastest new groupa ffected by HIV/AIDS around the world. The MAC AIDS Fund and the Viva Glam program are the heart and soul of MAC Cosmetics. Established in 1994 to support men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally, Viva Glam I, II, III, IV, V, and VI were launched as continuous shades and have achieved tremendous success over the years.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Available until February 2011)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi Light coral red (Lustre)
  • Viva Glam Gaga Light blue pink (Lustre)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Available for 6 months)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi Mid-tone dirty coral
  • Viva Glam Gaga Light blue pink

Viva Glam Bag ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Viva Glam Cyndi
  • Viva Glam Gaga

Availability: Lipglasses and bags available September 2nd, 2010 at all North America MAC locations. October 2010 for International.

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines:  Look Breakdowns and Q&A

You can keep her, but you’ll never own her.

From the royal halls of ancient Egypt to the wilds of the jungle, the noble cat has always been associated with the exotic, mysterious, beauty, elegance, and most of all, the feminine.

M·A·C has a seductive new take on the feline mystique. M·A·C FABULOUS FELINES. The most alluring, preening, fawned-over facets of the feline are magnified and accentuated in three new collections inspired by the colours and textures of the world’s most prized pedigrees, perfectly mirroring the rich shades and slinky sophisticated looks we saw on the Fall 2010 runways.

There’s the pampered creature of luxury, the chocolate-hued Burmese, the wild and sleek ginger Ocicat, and the plush and privileged sable Russian Blue. It’s everything compelling we loved on the catwalk…chic, couture-inspired and cunningly compulsory!

Check out collection Q&A with James Gager and Jennifer Balbier, as well as how-tos for each look! Continue reading →