Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Marc Jacobs Beauty for Holiday 2013
Marc Jacobs Beauty for Holiday 2013

After unveiling one of the most sought-after beauty collections in decades, Marc Jacobs has followed-up with an array of exclusive items, just in time for holiday gifting. As with his fashion, Marc’s rule-breaking creativity is at the heart of his makeup vision. For him, it’s about the spirit of youth, confidence and experimentation, and holiday 2013 is no different. From statement-making lips and provocative eyes, to a decadent ensemble of must-haves, each item is quintessentially Marc.

LoveMarc Collection ($350.00, $490 value) (Limited Edition)

Showcased in a lacquered box, this limited edition set features a wardrobe of twelve long-wearing LoveMarc Lip Gel shades, including one new shade, Showstopper – the ultimate Marc Jacobs red.

Showstopper collection ($89.00, $216 value)

Indulge in this decadent set of beauty essentials encased in a patent leather makeup bag patterned in the iconic faille. The set includes Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner, Honey EDP Mini Rollerball, plus limited edition shades of Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (Kiss This) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow Palette (The Star).

Lightshow Luminizing Powder ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

This luxurious, limited edition luminizing powder offers a subtle bronzing effect with a blend of four luminous shades in one compact. The powder design is inspired by the fishnet pattern seen in the Marc Jacobs fall 2013 runway show.

  • Close-Up (302) Brightening

LoveMarc Lip Gel ($30.00)

  • Showstopper (134) Classic Red

Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00)

Perfect for the spotlight seekers, this longwearing and light-catching sparkling eyeshadow glides on with a featherweight and velvety sparkle.

  • Stagelight Sheer silver veil
  • Ultraviolet Light Intense metallic purple
  • Blacklight Intense metallic black

Availability: Now @ Sephora

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Monday, October 28th, 2013

Urban Decay Mega Sets for the Collector in You
Urban Decay Mega Sets for the Collector in You

Urban Decay wants to take over your holiday wish list in a fierce way! Can’t say I wouldn’t swoon if I saw one of these under my tree!

Urban Decay The Mother Lode Shadow Set ($595.00, but a $1,234 value, or the equivalent of $8.75 per eyeshadow) contains 68 eyeshadows. SIXTY-EIGHT. Each eyeshadow is a regular full-sized eyeshadow. The list is daunting, but here you go: Blackout (blackest black matte), Gunmetal (dark metallic gray shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Bust (pale sable brown satin), Darkhorse (deep mocha shimmer), Lost (medium metallic brown shimmer), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Stray Dog (cool metallic ash brown shimmer), Toasted (antique copper penny shimmer), Sin (champagne shimmer), Oil Slick (black matte w/silver micro-glitter), S&M (steel gray shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer), Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-glitter), Secret Service (soft cool brown matte), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Roach (deep metallic burgundy brown shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Midnight Rodeo (taupe shimmer w/silver glitter), Scratch (rose-gold shimmer), Gravity (deep violet shimmer w/multicolored micro-glitter), Grifter (sheer lavender shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Flash (bright iridescent purple shimmer), Rockstar (deep aubergine shimmer), Evidence (deep navy blue shimmer), Loaded (deep metallic emerald), Cobra (black matte w/gold micro-glitter), Mushroom (warm gray shimmer), Last Call (metallic plum shimmer), Woodstock (saturated deep pink shimmer), Fishnet (bright pink shimmer w/purple shift), Psychedelic Sister (deep amethyst shimmer), Radium (peacock blue shimmer), Peace (bright turquoise shimmer), Shattered (turquoise shimmer w/gold shift), Haight (mermaid blue shimmer), SWF (pale cotton candy pink shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Bordello (pale mauve shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Asphyxia (hyacinth shimmer w/blue shift), ACDC (smoky grayish purple shimmer), Hijack (deep metallic teal shimmer), Bender (metallic forest green shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Mildew (mossy green shimmer w/gold shift), Kush (grass green shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Buck (fawn brown matte), Chase (bright bronze shimmer), Baked (rich bronze shimmer), X (peach shimmer w/gold shift), ABC Gum (pale peach matte), Freelove (golden vibrant peach shimmer), Sellout (pinky champagne shimmer), Virgin (cool pale beige satin), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Polyester Bride (white snow shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Vanilla (golden pearl shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (light pink champagne shimmer w/silver glitter), Naked (nude matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Blunt (light golden bronze shimmer), Snatch (pale peach shimmer w/gold glitter), Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/silver glitter), Verve (oyster shimmer), Midnight Cowgirl (warm sand shimmer w/multicolored glitter), Maui Wowie (metallic golden beige shimmer w/silver glitter) and Zephyr (natural pearl shimmer). .

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Vault ($295.00, but a $760 value or the equivalent of $7.38 per eyeliner) contains 40 full-sized eyeliners (aka, one of every color Urban Decay currently makes). These include: Perversion, Zero, Smoke, Uzi, Oil Slick, Underground, Mushroom, Smog, Roach, Bourbon, Hustle, Whiskey, Corrupt, Demolition, Desperation, Scorch, Goldmine, Loaded, Freak, Invasion, Mildew, Stash, Junkie, Mainline, Deep End, Electric, LSD, Sabbath, Abyss, Chaos, Ether, Delinquent, Vice, Psychedelic Sister, Rockstar, Empire, Asphyxia, Woodstock, Yeyo, Cuff.

Availability: Both are available now Sephora

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013

OCC Everyday is Halloween Collection
OCC Everyday is Halloween Collection

For Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Halloween isn’t just a holiday– it’s a lifestyle! Right in time for Halloween, OCC unearths Everyday is Halloween, a limited edition collection composed of four makeup sets that feature a mix of new products, “resurrected” faves from OCC’s past, and best-selling classics! Each set is coordinated by OCC artists to be utilized either for wearable, every day looks or more dramatic applications! All products in the sets are full-sized, they include a Lip Tar™, a Nail Lacquer, and two pots of a colour (including Loose Colour Concentrate and Cosmetic Glitter), to be used on their own or together for an array of looks. Two of the sets feature brand-new releases: Loose Colour Concentrate in ‘Atlas’ (golden champagne shimmer) and Nail Lacquer in ‘Just The Same’ (deep blue velvet shimmer).

David Klasfeld, CEO/Creative Director, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics had this to say about the Everyday is Halloween collection: ”Halloween is certainly my favorite holiday, and I think most makeup artists and enthusiasts can say the same. Working with The Misfits on this project is amazing because they’re men and women of every background and style — exactly our target audience.”

Everyday is Halloween launches Friday, October 18th, 2013 exclusively on OCCMakeup.com and at the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics boutique in Manhattan for $42.50 USD each.

The Madcap Madame Set ($42.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Pretty Boy Super rich fuchsia (Matte) (Lip Tar)
  • Cherry Bomb Fuchsia-leaning red (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Magenta Bright pink/purple (Cosmetic Glitter)
  • Just the Same Deep blue velvet shimmer (Nail Lacquer)

The Adonis Set ($42.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Clear To prep and rehydrate (Lip Tar)
  • Atlas Golden champagne shimmer (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Gold Bright yellow-gold (Cosmetic Glitter)
  • Cruising Antique true gold (Nail Lacquer)

The Scream Queen Set ($42.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Marion Rose beige neutral (Matte) (Lip Tar)
  • Datura Pink lavender sheen (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Overlook Deep plum shimmer (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Phantasm Pastel blue metallic (Nail Lacquer)

The Venomous Vixen Set ($42.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Pageant Beauty queen pink (Matte) (Lip Tar)
  • Authentic Vivid metallic copper (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Burning True coral shimmer (Loose Colour Concentrate)
  • Chimera Opaque metallic mint (Nail Lacquer)

Availability: Now @ OCC and OCC’s Manhattan Boutique

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Collection for Holiday 2013
Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Collection for Holiday 2013

The Eccentrico Limited Edition collection was inspired by the Giorgio Armani Eccentrico touring exhibition – Milan 2012, Hong Kong 2013 and Rome June 2013. Mr. Armani showcased some of his most memorable and lavish couture designs throughout his career – a fusion of art, fashion and design, restrained by a bizarre play of colors and a display of wild fantasy. The Giorgio Armani woman is multi-faceted and has an eccentric side that he wants to express.

The Eccentrico Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)

A 4-in-1 multi illuminator with poppy blush colors for a healthy, radiant complexion. A light dusting of silver pearls on top of the compacted blush powder creates the ultimate glow. 

Lip Maestro ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • 302 Clash
  • 303 Dazzling
  • 505 Eccentrico

Nail Lacquer ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • 302 Clash
  • 303 Dazzling
  • 505 Eccentrico

Availability: Now @ Giorgio Armani Beauty, Nordstrom

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Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2013 Collection
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2013 Collection

Looking to glitz it up? This holiday season, Bobbi offers a beautifully edited collection of luxurious lip and eye palettes, lip glosses and brush sets for the beauty enthusiast who wants to get — or give — the gift of glam. Featuring an assortment of shimmery shades in silver, bronze and golden tones, Bobbi’s Holiday 2013 Gift Giving Collection is a must when it comes to stealing the spotlight.

Twilight Pink Lip & Eye Palette ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

This double-decker compact includes everything you need to play up your eyes and lips all party season long. This palette offers 10 gorgeous eye shadows in a variety of textures – from metallic to sparkle to shimmer – and four pretty lip shades, plus a mini lip and mini eye shadow brush. Shades: Ivory Eye Shadow, Dusk Sparkle Shadow, Canary Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Cool Ivory Eye Shadow, Nude Eye Shadow, Slate Eye Shadow, Opal Sparkle Eye Shadow, Truffle Eye Shadow, Twilight Pink Metallic Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow, Twilight Pink Creamy Lip Color, Nude Pink Creamy Lip Color, Pale Mauve Creamy Lip Color, Bronze Pink Creamy Lip Color.

Eyeshadow Palette ($48.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Cool Eye Palette Ivory Eye Shadow, Graphite Sparkle Eye Shadow, Smokey Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Truffle Eye Shadow, Platinum Sparkle Eye Shadow, Caviar Eye Shadow
  • Smoky Warm Eye Palette Ivory Eye Shadow, Antique Gold Metallic Eye Shadow, Blonde Eye Shadow, Golden Chocolate Metallic Eye Shadow, Chiffon Sparkle Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye

Lip & Eye Palette ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Everyday Pretty Lip & Eye Palette Pink Beige Lip Color, Mauve Lip Color, Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Ivory Eye Shadow, Chino Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow
  • Date Night Lip & Eye Palette Sandwash Pink Lip Color, Berry Punch Lip Color, Diamond Pink High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Ivory Eye Shadow, Storm Cloud Eye Shadow, Caviar Eye Shadow

Lipgloss Trio ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

Back by popular demand – the Lip Gloss Trio is available in an assortment of flattering shades that are quintessentially Bobbi. Shades: Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss, Bronzed Heather High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Dusty Rose Lip Gloss.

Sequin Shimmer Brick Eye Palette ($48.50) (Limited Edition)

Featuring 10 eye shadows in a range of cool, shimmery shades in silver, dusty rose and golden tones, this is the ultimate accessory for eyes. Use the Eye Shadow Brush to apply an individual shade across the lower lids for a glistening look. Or, sweep the Eye Shadow Brush across all the shades in the palette to achieve a radiant sheen.

Nude Glow Shimmer Brick ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Featuring a range of gold and bronze shades, Bobbi’s Nude Glow Shimmer Brick adds a warm glow to the skin – it’s a fresh and fun twist on a fan-favorite.

Old Hollywood Travel Brush Set ($135.00) (Limited Edition)

This essential brush set has all the tools you need to achieve a flawless look. A gorgeous light gold case with a black satin interior makes it a must-have for every fashionista. Includes eight of Bobbi’s must-have brushes: Foundation Brush, Dual-Ended Concealer & Blending Brush, Retouching Brush, Touch Up Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, Smokey Eye Liner Bush.

Old Hollywood Mini Brush Set ($70.00) (Limited Edition)

This compact Mini Brush Set is perfect to pop into your handbag for mid-day or mid-party touch-ups. Includes four mini brushes: Mini Face Blender Brush, Mini Eye Sweep Brush, Dual-Ended Mini Smokey Eye Liner & Angle Eye Shadow Brush and Mini Eye Brow Brush to create the perfect pretty or sultry eye.

Old Hollywood Train Case ($220.00) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi’s updated take on a vintage train case, this sleek gold compartmentalized zip-top case neatly houses all your Bobbi Brown makeup and brushes. The durable exterior makes it your ideal travel companion.

Old Hollywood Beauty Trunk ($400.00) (Limited Edition)

A makeup aficionado’s dream, this sleek gold case with interior mirror and numerous compartments makes for efficient organization and showstopping display of your Bobbi Brown makeup, skincare and brushes.

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Bobbi Brown

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Friday, October 18th, 2013

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC for Holiday 2013
MAC RiRi Hearts MAC for Holiday 2013

Rihanna’s final collection with M·A·C features the return of RiRi Woo, along with two new Lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi. Also featuring Nail Lacquer, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder and the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush. This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s rose-gold detailing.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow ($44.00 U.S. / $52.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Phresh Out
  • 2x Dare

Superslick Eyeliner ($20.50 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pisces Persuasion Shimmery white (Frost)
  • Cockiness Shimmery rose gold (Frost)

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

  • Pleasure Bomb Matte fuchsia (Matte)
  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • Bad Girl RiRi Matte taupey nude (Matte)

Bronzing Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Love, Rihanna Soft golden brown with gold pearl

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

  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Cream)

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217/239SE Double-Ended Brush

RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag Rose gold

Availability:  Online 12/5 for North America; in-stores 12/12 for North America; online 12/10 for UK/Europe, online 12/6 for Australia/Korea, online 12/12 for Japan.  www.maccosmetics.com

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