Monday, September 30th, 2013

Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection for Holiday 2013
Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection for Holiday 2013

Guerlain introduces the limited edition Crazy Paris Holiday Collection. Paying homage to Paris’ dazzling lights, the neon colors infused into this collection are as festive and fabulous as the city itself. In celebration of the reopening of 68 Champs Elysees, the legendary Guerlain flagship boutique reopening this winter, Crazy Paris is designed with a vibrant ―68‖ engraving. The limited-edition pieces in this collection are playful and incredibly charming, with colors that verge on exuberance. Crazy Paris celebrates all that makes the holiday season so exciting and unforgettable.

La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder ($89.00) (Limited Edition)

The 2013 edition of Guerlain’s holiday shimmer powder is truly stunning. Scented with the flirtatious La Petite Robe Noire, just one squeeze of the neon pink bulb fills the air with a loose light powder. As notes of black cherry, almond, Bulgarian rose and black teas unfold, the iridescent pink powder falls delicately over hair and body. Packaged in a revamped La Petite Robe Noire bottle, the powder creates a captivating glimmer, which highlights the face, shoulders and décolleté.

Crazy Paris Eye Palette ($86.00) (Limited Edition)

Guerlain’s Holiday 2013 collectors’ palette is a complete eye makeup kit for all occasions, whether an office party or a night on the town. The grey and black matte powder liners – to be used wet or dry – are perfect for defining the eyes, while the four alluring shadows in beige, copper, white and festive hot pink can be used alone or blended together to create gorgeous, sexy eyes. The Eye Palette is enclosed in a sleek black lacquered case and opens to reveal a large panoramic mirror illuminated with the letters ―P.A.R.I.S.‖ in an electric pink.

Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

Guerlain’s Météorites Pearls intelligently capture light to create a more luminous and even skin tone in one sweep of the brush. For the Crazy Paris collection, Météorites Pearls offer a new combination of beige, purple white, gold and 2 pinks—all 6 shades work to create the collection’s iconic luminous finish, while the prominent pink and gold tones emphasize an energetic glow. The holiday Météorites comes encased in a sleek black metal tin.

Crazy 68 Météorites Illuminating Compact ($69.00) (Limited Edition)

Guerlain has created one more Météorites product to light up the holiday season–the Météorites Illuminating Compact. Like its Pearl counterpart, the new holiday Météorites Compact reveals energetic hues of pink which light up the face with a delicate satiny halo, discreetly perfumed with an inimitable powdery violet.

Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer ($69.00) (Limited Edition)

The first ever Holiday Terracotta, the Healthy Glow Compact warms the skin with a delicate wearable peach-hued harmony infused with invigorating bursts of pink. These 5 shades invigorate skin to provide a subtle, natural-looking and healthy complexion that counteracts dull winter skin.

Crazy 68 Rouge G de Guerlain ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

The always elegant Rouge G has reinvented itself for the holiday season. The sophisticated limited-edition black lacquered case opens to reveal a deep luxurious pink. As with the classic Rouge G, the holiday edition contains a discreet built-in compact mirror, allowing for easy and precise application.

  • Provocative (863) A deep and vibrant pink

Crazy 68 Rouge Automatique ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

In line with Rouge G, the 2013 Holiday Rouge Automatique shades also dare to wear a shiny black lacquered case. The signature lever of Rouge Automatique pops in a neon orange and slides down to reveal 2 beautiful collectors’ shades of bold, electric pink.

  • Illusion (660) A subtle sparkling plum
  • Reflex (661) A bold neon pink

La Laque Couleur ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

Festive all the way down to the fingertips, Crazy Paris Sulfurous is a deep black lacquer infused with pearlized crystal light to create a dazzling violet effect. Adding to the pearly intensity is the limited-edition Ultraviolet Top Coat, which provides a translucent blue finish (but under a black light it reveals a fluorescent glow!).

  • Sulfurous (861) A deep, artificial black with particles of violet
  • Ultraviolet Top Coat A glossy finish that turns fluorescent under ultraviolet light

Availability: Crazy Paris will be available beginning October in select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

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Saturday, September 28th, 2013

theBalm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette
theBalm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette

theBalm Balm Voyage Makeup Palette is new for holidays, and I’ll have a review up shortly, but here are the official details and some photos I’ve taken of it to tease you for now :) The palette is available through theBalm right now for $42.50.

Take a peak at this season’s passport to instant glamour- introducing Balm Voyage, a travel-friendly palette from theBalm cosmetics. Balm Voyage contains 16 jet setting shadows paired with 3 lip and cheek creams that stow away conveniently in your carry on. These luxuriously pigmented, triple-milled shadows have high visibility and can be used wet for an extended stay. With this first class collection, you’ll never fly red-eye, but a red-lip is always complimentary! All of these choices allow you to take your look in whichever direction you desire.

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Look 1

  • Face: White Face and Body Foundation: applied to the face using a 190 Brush. Mylar Eye Shadow: used to set the skin and on cheekbones to highlight. Omega Eye Shadow: used to contour the cheekbones. Currant and Brick Lip Pencils with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner used together to create stitches and staples on face
  • Eyes: Omega Eye Shadow: used in the crease and under the lash line, Brun Eye Shadow: applied in the crease to create dimension, Bitter Eye Shadow: applied on the lid, inner crease and brow bone, Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: applied at top of lash line and in waterline, using the 209 Brush to buff and smudge. Club Eye Shadow: applied using the 252 Brush on top of the pencil and winged out into the crease. Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: lined along the top lash line and to add a wing at the end of the eye. 48 Lash: applied to top lash line.
  • Lips: Currant Lip Pencil: used to line the lips

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

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

  • Cyber Deep plum (Satin) (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Currant Intense reddish-purple (Permanent)
  • Brick Intense golden red (Permanent)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Hi-Def Cyan Brightened medium-dark sky blue (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Paintstick ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Spider Queen Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Dusty Purple Mid-tone neutral purple (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Indian Ink Deep eggplant (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Deep Purple Bright deep purple (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Moss Warm yellow green (Frost) (Limited Edition)

The Monster’s Bride Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Muted blackish-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Bitter Vivid green with shimmer (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Club Red-brown with green pearl (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Mylar Creamy white with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Omega Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) (Permanent)

Set Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Invisible Transparent (Permanent)

Acrylic Paint ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Basic Red Red (Permanent, PRO)
  • Landscape Green Green (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Face & Body ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • White White (Permanent, PRO)

Monster FX ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Dirt Warm yellow-orange brown with slight ochre tones (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack Black (Permanent)

Availability: Online October 2nd, 2013; October 3rd at select MAC locations, international October 2013 at select MAC locations (trying to get more information on locations). North America locations:

Pro – Armitage
Pro – Forum Shops @ Caesars
Pro – Lincoln Road
Pro – Mall at Millenia
Pro – N. Robertson
Pro – New York City
Pro – North Park
Pro – Queen St.
Pro – Robson
Pro – Rue St. Denis
Pro – South Coast Plaza
Pro – Union St.
Times Square
Hollywood & Highland
Soho
Pro – Ala Moana
FIFTH AVE

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013


Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Seraphina Polaris silver metallic (Full Coverage)
  • Cassedy Celestial pewter metallic (Full Coverage)
  • Belinda Cosmic purple metallic (Full Coverage)
  • Payton Galactic cranberry halo (Full Coverage)
  • Dream Deep space blue halo (Full Coverage)
  • Mosheen Astro ice blue topper (Layering)

Availability: October 1st, 2013 at zoya.com, $8.00 each

Monday, September 9th, 2013


Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

Judging by the all-too-frequent requests on our Facebook page to “bring back Vice!,” we’re not the only ones with an insatiable shadow addiction. For fans that missed out the first time (and beauty junkies jonesing for their next fix), Urban Decay launches Vice 2—a luxe, sophisticated palette loaded with 20 ALL-NEW (and unbelievably gorgeous) Eyeshadow shades. Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. But here’s the part we can’t stress enough: YES, it’s limited edition and it WILL sell out. (And trust us, you don’t want to know about the extreme measures you’d have to resort to in order to land one when that happens.)

  • Smokeout Dark taupey-black satin
  • Lovesick Black matte with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Shellshock Bright metallic silver
  • Coax Medium metallic pink with golden iridescent micro-sparkle
  • X-Rated Baby pink satin
  • Prank Deep navy matte with turquoise floating pearl
  • Madness Bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-glitter
  • Strike Antique gold shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Stash Deep olive green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle
  • Poison Charcoal satin with iridescent micro-sparkle
  • Radar Metallic brown shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Damaged Bright metallic emerald shimmer
  • Voodoo Metallic purple shimmer with iridescent purple micro-glitter
  • Betrayal Bright purple satin with blue shift
  • Derailed Medium metallic taupey-brown shimmer
  • Dope Warm champagne satin
  • Toxic Metallic copper-pink shimmer with tonal micro-glitter
  • Habit Light nude matte
  • Ambush Metallic brown satin
  • Rewind Medium brown matte

Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

When our Ocho Loco Eye Pencil Set launched last year, we knew it would be popular—but we had no idea just how popular. The frenzy was so out of control that we’re still getting a ton of requests for it (nearly a year later!). With that kind of demand, we’d be crazy not to do a follow-up. Urban Decay launches Ocho Loco 2. This LIMITED-edition set features a dark, edgy rainbow of eight FULL-SIZE 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils—including FIVE EXCLUSIVE new shades.

  • Roach Deep copper brown shimmer
  • Twice Baked Rich brown satin with gold micro-sparkle (New & Exclusive)
  • Crave Deepest, darkest brown-black matte (New & Exclusive)
  • Perversion Blackest black matte
  • Deep End Bright metallic peacock shimmer
  • Mars Bright metallic green shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Ultraviolet Bright blue-violet shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Tornado Dark eggplant pearl (New & Exclusive)

Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

Like the most addictive of illicit substances, our 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil sets have been known to provoke some pretty insane behavior in fans eager for more of our creamy, forever-lasting liner. (Remember Ocho Loco? Of course you do. Enough said.) Urban Decay launches Black Market 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set. The perfect travel-size stash, this LIMITED-edition set includes six darkly gorgeous hues of our award-winning liner—including FIVE EXCLUSIVE new shades.

  • West Dark brown pearl (New & Exclusive)
  • Desperation Deep taupe-gray matte
  • Black Market Charcoal black satin (New & Exclusive)
  • Riot Smoky gray matte with violet and fuchsia micro-sparkle (New & Exclusive)
  • Apathy Metallic olive green shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Ink Deep navy blue satin (New & Exclusive)

Anarchy Face Case ($44.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Urban Decay launches Anarchy Face Case and Shattered Face Case—all-in-one palettes for the most discriminating beauty junkies. Each LIMITED-edition Face Case includes colors for your eyes, lips and cheeks (many of them NEW and EXCLUSIVE), giving you all the essentials for a range of looks. Perfect for quick getaways, rushed mornings and last-minute invites to stay the night, these travel-size palettes fit stealthily into your bag—making it easy to create a hot look no matter where you are.

  • Redemption Deep gunmetal satin (New & Exclusive)
  • Fray Warm mauve matte (New & Exclusive)
  • Vaporize Deep metallic gray-taupe shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Provocateur Light metallic mauve shimmer with multidimensional micro-glitter
  • Revolt Bright metallic silver shimmer with silver micro-glitter (New & Exclusive)
  • Fetish Mauve-pink
  • Quickie Bright pink
  • Craze Pale gold shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Scandal Bright metallic raspberry shimmer
  • Perversion Blackest black matte

Shattered Face Case ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nameless Medium gray-brown satin (New & Exclusive)
  • Remix Rich purple shimmer with tonal micro-glitter (New & Exclusive)
  • Shakedown Rich brown-gunmetal satin (New & Exclusive)
  • Minor Sin Champagne-pink satin (New & Exclusive)
  • Bleach Yellow-beige matte (New & Exclusive)
  • Overexposed Dusty rose (New & Exclusive)
  • Temper Soft baby pink (New & Exclusive)
  • Glint Soft pink-champagne shimmer (New & Exclusive)
  • Lovechild Cool pink cream
  • Zero Zealous black cream

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($29.00) (New, Exclusive to ULTA and urbandecay.com)

Ever wanted to get that gorgeous Naked flush all over (even when you haven’t actually done the deed)? Urban Decay launches Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body. This soft, glowing beige powder contains a sophisticated, micro-fine shimmer worthy of the Naked name. You really have to see it to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is. Simply dust on Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder wherever you want to create an instant Naked glow. This smooth, silky powder contains light-reflecting particles that create a luminous, radiant look. Like the perfect quickie, it gives you a sexy, just-finished flush that will have people asking what (or whom) you’ve been doing.

  • Naked Soft, glowing beige powder

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($19.00) (Relaunched)

Like a gateway drug to hardcore sparkle, Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner provides a heavy dose of glam-rock—minus the frequent stints in rehab. But lest these glittery liners fade away into obscurity like far too many once-hot rock stars (Axl Rose, anyone?), we decided it was time to give them a makeover. Urban Decay relaunches Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner. It’s the same fan-favorite formula as before, just with a hot new look and two new shades. This water-based, buildable liner contains super-fine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and REALLY stays put (for long wear without any fallout). Wear Heavy Metal alone, apply it over our Eyeshadow or layer two shades together for a more intense glam-rock effect.

  • Midnight Cowboy Beige glitter
  • Glamrock Silver glitter
  • Distortion Iridescent glitter
  • ACDC Bright purple glitter
  • Spandex Deep blue-black with iridescent glitter
  • Amp Light blue with iridescent glitter (new)
  • Junkshow Bright pink with iridescent glitter (new)

Availability: September 10th @ urbandecay.com; late September/early October at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com.

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