Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


Summer’s over and its truly time to get back to business, the business of fashion. Every autumn, New York City becomes a flutter with Fashion Week – full of fun, phenomenal inspiration. Everything from the oil slicks on the Manhattan streets after a thunderstorm, to the schoolgirls and boys filling the streets in their pleated navy skirts and blue-black blazers – serve as a muse for the essie 2013 fall collection.

  • For the Twill of It Compelling rich maple with reflective olive shimmer
  • Twin Sweater Set Vibrant red crimson
  • Vested Interest Tweedy, woolen gray teal
  • After School Boy Blazer Academy blue
  • Cashmere Bathrobe True flannel gray
  • The Lace is On Glistening, jewel-toned pearlescent fuchsia

Availability: $8.00 each, now @ Nordstrom; September 2013 wherever Essie is sold

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


With Rouge Ecstasy, the Giorgio Armani laboratories push the boundaries of the exceptional even further with the first “CC” lipstick, an incomparable skincare lipstick that combines high-impact color with the ultimate comfort of a moisturizing balm.

Rouge Ecstasy is a unique, multi-purpose lipstick. It offers the comfort and softness of a balm combined with exceptional color intensity. This velvety soft, everyday lipstick coats the lips in saturated, ultra-luminous shades with impeccable hold.

The lips are repaired and beautifully enhanced day after day, hydrated and adorned in fresh vibrant colors with a perfectly defined outline.

Ultimately it is the quintessence of a lipstick, balm and lip pencil all in one.

Beiges & Browns

  • 100 Androgino
  • 102 Essenza
  • 203 Code
  • 204 Caffé
  • 200 Mineral
  • 201 Cashmere
  • 103 Incognito
  • 202 Milano
  • 104 Skin
  • 105 Ambiguous
  • 306 Amber
  • 508 Daybreak

Reds & Purples

  • 400 Four Hundred
  • 401 Hot
  • 402 Teatro
  • 403 Downtown
  • 600 Mania
  • 601 Attitude
  • 602 Night Viper
  • 510 Dolci

Corals & Pinks

  • 300 Pop
  • 301 Gio
  • 502 Scarlatto
  • 503 Diva
  • 302 Tokyo
  • 303 Dragée
  • 504 Flesh
  • 505 Orchid
  • 304 Heat
  • 305 Brick
  • 506 Blush
  • 507 Lotus
  • 500 Eccentrico
  • 307 Tangerine
  • 509 Boudoir
  • 501 Peony

Availability: $34.00 each; now at Giorgio Armani Beauty (officially September 2013 at all other Giorgio Armani Beauty counters/retailers)

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Thursday, August 15th, 2013


For Fall 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition gift set, based on the glamorous city’s top-selling shades. Elevate any look with four evocative Eyeshadow hues and the brand’s iconic Deep Throat Blush and Laguna Bronzing Powder for cheeks – paired with cult favourite Nail Polish and Lip Gloss shades.

NARS Loves Los Angeles Set ($75.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Deep Throat Flirty sheer peach (Blush)
  • Abyssinia Delicate pearl sheen (Eyeshadow)
  • Etrusque Antique (Eyeshadow)
  • Outremer Bright true blue (Eyeshadow)
  • Bali Neutral brown (Eyeshadow)
  • Laguna Brown with golden shimmer (Bronzing Powder)
  • Trouville Seashell pink (Nail Polish)
  • Turkish Delight Pink sherbet (Lip Gloss)

Availability: September 1, 2013 at Barney’s Beverly Hills, Nordstrom (Topanga, Glendale, Westside, Farmers Market, Santa Anita, Santa Monica), Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, narscosmetics.com

Makeup artists have long used multiple shades of blush to give the face depth and dimension. Now beauty lovers can get creative with their own cheek technique at home, with two new limited edition blush palettes, each featuring four of the brand’s top-selling shades. Sculpt, highlight, and define the face for a variety of bold, modern, and artistic beauty looks.

Adult Content ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Zen Natural beige
  • Miss Liberty Soft, shimmering peach
  • Deep Throat Flirty, sheer peach
  • Desire Cotton candy pink

Killing Me Softly ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Gilda Perfect coral with a hint of red
  • Albatross Luminous glow
  • Orgasm Peachy pink with golden shimmer
  • Outlaw Soft rose tone with golden shimmer

Availability: September 1 at department and specialty stores, NARS boutiques, and narscosmetics.com

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Thursday, August 15th, 2013


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics reveals full ‘Fragmented Alice’ Colour Collection, a collaboration with renowned Symbolist painter Gail Potocki. San Diego Comic Con attendees were able to get a sneak peek of the limited edition collection via ‘Fragmented’, which not only to commemorated OCC’s debut at Comic Con but was also the debut of a brand new Lip Tar texture that blends the glossy transparency of Stained Gloss with the high impact sparkle of Metallic.

‘Fragmented’ will now be available to the public as a part of the ‘Fragmented Alice’ collection, to be released alongside three new Loose Colour Concentrates and two new Nail Lacquers. All products in this collection were inspired by Gail Potocki’s latest series of paintings, “Fragmented Alice” — her uniquely macabre take on Alice in Wonderland.

Gail Potocki gives us the inside scoop on this collaboration, “I’m thrilled with how Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics translated my work into the collection. The colors are a great balance between psychedelic and haunting. This collection is a gorgeous extension of my paintings and a unique way for others to physically inhabit the universe of ‘Fragmented Alice’.”

“OCC has never seen boundaries between art and makeup, and this same transcendence of perceived artistic boundaries is present in the ‘Fragmented Alice’ paintings,” says David Klasfeld, Founder and Creative Director of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, “we couldn’t be more honored to partner with an artist as visionary as Gail Potocki.”

Lip Tar ($18.00)

  • Fragmented Metallic acid green glaze

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Severed Bright crimson creme
  • Gryphon Cement grey creme

Loose Colour Concentrates ($14.00)

  • Inflicted Patinaed red/lavender
  • Curved Sky Icy white to iridescent blue
  • NEVAR Dirty golden olive

Fragmented Alice will be available August 17, 2013 online at occmakeup.com and centuryguild.net, as well as in-store at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics flagship boutique in New York City and Century Guild’s Los Angeles showroom in Culver City.

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


M•A•C’s Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm leads the next generation of BB creams, evening skin tone, blurring imperfections and enhancing skin’s natural luminosity while shielding it from harsh UV rays. Now in six new shades, the extended colour spectrum ranges from light to medium to beige, and on to caramel bronze. Semi-translucent and luxuriously light. Available in an SPF 35 cream and a go-anywhere SPF 30 solid cream compact.

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige
  • Medium Warm beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Plus Neutral tan beige
  • Dark Deep Rich golden bronze

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Extra Light Pale alabaster
  • Light Pale ivory
  • Light Plus Light beige
  • Medium Warm beige
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Medium Dark Caramel beige
  • Dark Deep caramel
  • Deep Plus Neutral tan beige
  • Dark Deep Rich golden bronze

Prep+Prime’s pen-style highlighter is now available in new Peach Lustre, which brings a soft, sheer wash of colour to the skin in a gleaming bronzy orange. Its precise application adds radiance just where you want it, going on smoothly for soft, comfortable wear. Use over makeup for highlights, touch-ups or under makeup to brighten and prime. Also available in Light Boost, Bright Forecast and Radiant Rose.

Prep + Prime Highlighter ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Peach Lustre Bronzy orange

Availability: August 15th (North America), October 2013 (international)

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013


You’re invited to a dinner of supreme decadence, where no taste is too extravagant and no behaviour beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend Blush flushes skin with a sensual glow while Eye Shadow smolders for the ultimate in seduction, intensified by Fluidline in Gilt Gourmet and Deliciously Rich. Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash darkens and lengthens lashes, while Lipstick and Lipglass further intoxicate the senses, as lacquered nails shimmer in jewel tones and molten metallics.

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

  • Smash Hit Sheer golden sparkle (Dazzle) (Repromote)
  • By Design Soft shimmery beige (Frost)
  • Feed the Senses Mid-tone mauvey nude (Lustre)
  • Just a Bite Mid-tone blue red (Satin)
  • Sweet Succulence Deep glossy plum (Lustre)

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

  • Ultimate Dish Light beige with pearl
  • Liqueur Shimmering taupe (Repromote)
  • Fashion Punch Mid-tone neutral pink
  • Lust for Life Dark berry
  • Utterly Tart Deep red

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Magnificent Feast Sparkling true gold (Frost)
  • Sinfully Sweet Sparkling champagne with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Discotheque Super glitter silver (Pearl)
  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Rebel Mid-tone cream plum (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Screening Room Bright mid-tone teal (Cream) (Repromote)

Fluidline ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Gilt Gourmet Sparkling burnished gold
  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)

Cremeblend Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tease Your Tastes Soft neutral pink
  • Glamour Feast Deep rose

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

  • Gilty Morsel Glittery light gold (Lustre)
  • Sex & the Oyster Mid-tone greyed blue green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Three Ring Yellow Bright sulfur green yellow (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Divine Decadence Soft bronze (Veluxe)
  • Deep Cravings Dark shimmery grey (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Eat, Love Deep emerald (Satin)
  • Beluga Dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl (Veluxe)
  • Palace Pedigreed Dark plum (Satin) (Repromote)

Availability: August 15th (North America, online), August 22nd (North America), September 2013 (international)

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