Tuesday, August 28th, 2012


MAC & Carine Roitfeld Collection for Fall 2012

Carine Roitfeld elevated the smoky eye to an art form. For her M·A·C collaboration, Carine edits her look into a collection of chic colours and tools for recreating her aesthetic. Full Face Kit contain four Eye Shadows and Cremeblend Blush, Eye Brows in Brunette, Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Fluidline, 49 Lash and two Mascaras. Tropical Mist Lipstick, Face and Body Foundation, Mineralize Concealer, Nail Lacquer and Brushes create the perfect backdrop for dramatic eyes.

Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dew Soft creamy beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Camo Muted grayish taupe (Satin)
  • Bad Lieutenant Blackened deep brown (Matte)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)
  • Bootcamp Bronze Soft sheer chestnut

Desert Camouflage Full Face Kit ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Sahara Dust Light neutral beige (Satin)
  • Cactus Thorn Mid-tone brown bronze (Frost)
  • Desert Shimmering warm taupe (Satin)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)
  • Sand Storm Soft sheer warm caramel

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tropical Mist Sheer translucent nude

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Feline Black

Eye Brows ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Brunette Grey brown

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Blacktrack Black

Brow Set ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Clear Clear

Mascara ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Studio Fix Boldblack Lash Black
  • Zoomfast Black Lash Black

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NC30 Medium, warm

Mineralize Concealer ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NC33 Medium, warm

Face & Body Foundation ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • C4 Medium

Accessories

  • Good Luck Star Stencil ($18.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • 49 Lash Lashes ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • Tweezer/Slant Slanted tweezers ($33.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN) (Permanent)
  • Full Lash Curler Eyelash curler ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Undercover Nude Sheer clear nude (Cream)
  • Underfire Red Deep blood red (Cream)

Brushes

  • 266 Small angle ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 275 Medium angled shading ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 191 Square/Foundation ($33.00 U.S. / $39.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Availability: Online – August 30th; North America – September 6, 2012 at all M·A·C locations; International – October 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012


bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation Launches

Launching this August, bareMinerals (www.bareMinerals.com) unveils a conversation-starting campaign to champion its award-winning foundation franchise and the highly-anticipated launch of its first-ever solid bareMinerals READY™ SPF 20 Foundation. Rooted in the brand’s heritage of speaking to their foundations as a closer relative to skincare than makeup—ever since revolutionizing the industry with the launch of bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation in 1995—this campaign introduces the idea that ‘foundation’ has become a dirty word thanks to the cakey, pore-clogging formulas widely available that have given the category a bad rap, instituting fear in women that are relentlessly seeking the solution to flawless skin.

The campaign is supported by the fact that bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation doesn’t look or feel like a foundation. With serious skincare benefi ts—a 108% increase in skin hydration after 12 hours of wear—and invisible long-wearing coverage that will have others complimenting your skin (not your makeup), the word ‘foundation’ does not do this latest innovation justice. ‘We Don’t Like Using the F-Word’ aligns with the brand’s innate desire to challenge the status quo while offering a unique perspective on what bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation can do for the skin. No visible trace of makeup, no parabens or harsh chemicals, no dreaded line of demarcation—simply smooth, fresh, younger-looking skin.

“From the moment I launched bareMinerals, I’ve always struggled using the word ‘foundation,’ it never felt right,” explains Leslie Blodgett, Creator of bareMinerals. “Our formulas do so much more—actually improving the appearance of skin over time and giving women their most beautiful skin ever without looking like they’re wearing makeup at all. So, while it’s technically a foundation, we knew we had to speak to it in a different way…so we did it on our terms. This campaign really sums up our philosophy on this product category—there’s no mistaking what we stand for.”

The first iteration of the ‘We Don’t Like Using the F-Word’ campaign will kick off in North America in mid-August to support the nationwide launch of bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation on September 1, 2012. bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation joins bareMinerals award-winning ORIGINAL and MATTE foundations that each off er unique skin-nourishing benefits in addition to different finishes. While the campaign highlights the product attributes of READY foundation, the underlying message of the campaign is a natural extension and illustrative reinforcement of the bareMinerals brand philosophy of seeing beauty diff erently and believing that beauty can change the world.

bareMinerals READY™ SPF 20 Foundation

Made with good-for-you ingredients, bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation is an innovative concept in solid mineral technology. The first ever solid foundation for the brand, the formula incorporates a unique time-release hydration system that is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by 108% after 12 hours of wear. A complex of mineral-encapsulated glycerin and humic acid locks in existing moisture and breaks down upon application and over time to continuously condition and soften skin. The formula also utilizes a proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex coupled with antioxidants and rose hip seed oil, a cold-pressed seed oil, to help accelerate cell turnover for firmer-looking skin and Vitamins C and E for a healthy-looking complexion. This foundation diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, delivers firmer-looking skin and protects skin from harsh environmental stressors with broad spectrum SPF 20 protection. Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers or harsh chemicals. Available in 20 skin-baring shades.

Availability: August 30th, 2012 @ bareMinerals.com

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Illamasqua Generation Q Collection

Generation Q is a celebration of individual self-expression. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone.

Illamasqua has become a lone voice in an industry controlled by the world’s beauty cartels – cartels, which we believe, have forced their soulless definitions of beauty onto the world.

We are proud to launch our new collection – Generation Q – a new, dynamic range that provides the industry’s only antidote to the cartels’ homogenised and prejudiced vision of beauty.

So in typical Illamasqua style, we have done something that no other brand would or could do. The Generation Q campaign will go against the industry’s despicable taboo, by featuring older models as well as young. In fact, Generation Q models aren’t models at all, but real make-up fans, with a real sense of their own beauty.

The future of beauty is changing and we are the new voice of a brand new generation – Generation Q, where beauty has no age limits.

Empower Palette ($42.50 / £34.00)

  • Synth Iridescent pale pink glitter
  • Fervent Reddish brown with multi-tonal shimmer
  • Blink Soft beige nude
  • Slick Charcoal grey metallic (Liquid Metal)

Complement Palette ($42.50 / £34.00)

  • Slink Soft champagne shimmer
  • Focus Cool brown metallic (Liquid Metal)
  • Forgiveness Rich chocolate plum
  • Queen of the Night Blackened plum

Powder Blusher ($24.00 / £18.00)

  • Allure Dusky rose pink shimmer
  • S.O.P.H.I.E. Golden coral shimmer

Gleam ($24.00 / £18.00)

  • Aurora Champagne

Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 / £14.00)

  • Boost Blueberry violet
  • Opulent Rainbow beige

Lipstick ($22.00 / £16.00)

  • Magnetism Deep raspberry pink
  • Underworld Iridescent blueberry violet, shimmer finish

Nail Varnish ($14.00 / £13.50)

  • Charisma Deep raspberry pink
  • Creator Magical black

Precision Ink ($27.50 / £17.00)

  • Wisdom Antiqued gold

Availability: September 6th @ Sephora

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Friday, August 24th, 2012


MAC x Azealia Banks for Fashion’s Night Out

Straight from the 212 comes our collaboration with rapper Azealia Banks. Yung Rapunxel, a deep plum, cream Lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish, is named after Banks’ alter ego and boasts a colour as bold as its inspiration. Celebrate the fierce signature style of one of music’s most provocative rising stars. Limited edition. $15.00. In celebration of her limited edition lipstick with M·A·C, catch an exclusive performance by Azealia Banks at M·A·C’s Fashion’s Night Out.

In case you can’t attend, the performance will be airing on M·A·C‘s Facebook page (facebook.com/maccosmetics) on September 7th for a one-time only viewing at 1pm EST.

Availability: US only, online September 5, 2012 at www.maccosmetics.com and at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6, 2012 through September 20, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012


Coming Soon: Nouvelle Vague

Sixties Parisian-chic meets contemporary classic. Bold and bodacious, Nouvelle Vague, Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall 2012 Color Collection, intermixes playful, opulent shades to create a modern look that is utterly effortless.

“I was tremendously inspired by the visionary spirit of avant-garde European film directors such as, Jean-Luc Godard, Otto Preminger, and Francois Truffaut,” says Mikey Castillo, Director of Color for Le Métier de Beauté. “Their radical style reset the button on social convention (and good taste)!”

Often called the ‘French New Wave,’ the films of Nouvelle Vague brought to life revolutionary style, iconic imagery and the perfect backdrop for our Fall 2012 collection. Blending mischief and flare, Nouvelle Vague sets the stage with this season’s most note-worthy shades.

Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95.00)

An interweave of livelihood, opulence and pop, each hue in Le Métier de Beauté’s Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit reflects the spark present throughout the French cinema New Wave. When combined, the colors provoke a look of dare and elegance for a jaw-dropping eye. Shades from top to bottom include Nouvelle, a sheer mink negative, Gamine, a satin pink celluloid, Icon, a silky matte Parisian mauve and Fin, a smoldering black carbon.

  • Nouvelle Sheer mink negative
  • Gamine Satin pink celluloid
  • Icon Silky matte Parisian mauve
  • Fin Smoldering black carbon

Breathless Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)

A carefully crafted fusion of fall’s must-have crimson and red tones, the Breathless Kaleidoscope Lip Kit will literally do just that – take your breath away. Blending classic Hollywood glam and ravishing 60’s edge, the sumptuous shades leave you seeing red and craving more (from top to bottom): Cinema, a velvety, ultra-rich true red, Existential, sparkling mauve with rose effervescence, Beau, deep berry crimson with matte finish and Celluloid, a glimmering, creamy flushed red.

  • Cinema Velvety, ultra-rich true red
  • Existential Sparkling mauve with rose effervescence
  • Beau Deep berry crimson with matte finish
  • Celluloid Glimmering, creamy flushed red

Availability: October 2012 at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com, select Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, select Saks stores and Saks.com.

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


Get Ready to Give with NARS

NARS introduces three exciting new offerings for Fall 2012. Two limited edition eyeshadow palettes feature top-selling and iconic shades for endless beauty combinations, while a travel brush set helps achieve a look that makes an impact, on the go.

New Wave ($55.00)

  • Pandora (I) Sheer white shimmer
  • Jolie Poupée (I) Vibrant violet
  • Rated R (I)– Shimmering chartreuse
  • Outremer Bright true blue
  • Pandora (II) Matte black
  • Daphne Matte deep violet

American Dream ($55.00)

  • Bellissima (I) Shimmering beige with subtle glitter
  • Alhambra (II) Golden champagne
  • Silk Road (II) Rose gold with golden flecks
  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Bali Neutral taupe
  • Tzarine (II) Steel grey

Travel Brush Set ($75.00)

Includes Blush Brush, Eye Shader Brush, Small Dome Brush, Push Eyeliner Brush in convenient travel sizes.

Availability: Now @ NARS

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