Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Jemma Kidd Spring 2009 Collection

Brow & Eye Kit ($50.00)

Eye Wardrobe: Eyeshadow Quartet ($46.00)

  • Natural
  • Brown
  • Plum

Stay Put Eye Liner ($24.00)

  • Earth
  • Kingfisher
  • Pitch

Lasting Tint Semi-Permanent Waterproof Lash Colour ($28.50)

Rosy Glow: Lip & Cheek Tint ($37.50)

Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Plump SPF 12 Balm ($20.00)

  • Nude
  • Rose

Shape & Shade: Liner & Lip Fill ($25.00)

Hi-Shine: Silk-Touch Lip Gloss ($24.00)

  • Blossom
  • Garnet
  • Tea Rose

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Cle de Peau Le Natural Absolu Spring 2009 Collection

Eye Color Quad ($75.00)

  • 20
  • 21

Cheek Color Duo ($45.00)

  • 5

Extra Silky Lipstick ($50.00)

  • 118
  • 119
  • 120
  • 121
  • 122

Lipstick ($55.00)

  • N27
  • N28

Intensifying Cream Eyeliner ($60.00)

  • 101
  • 102
  • 103

Volume Mascara ($45.00)

Smoothing Base ($72.00)

Concealer ($68.00)

Brilliant Enhancer ($62.00)

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Chantecaille La Baleine Spring 2009 Collection

La Baleine Bleu Eyes ($98.00)

La Baleine Blanche Powder ($98.00)

Cheek Color Powder ($28.00)

  • Laughter
  • Delight
  • Emotion

Chantecaille Lipstick ($28.00)

  • Angel Skin
  • Cassia
  • Angelica

Lip Definer Pencil ($22.00)

  • Tone
  • Nuance
  • Hint

Mascara ($34.00)

  • Noir

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

NARS Summer 2009 Collection

Information and Images removed per NARS’ Request. Information and iamges will be re-released mid-April, thanks for understanding!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Q&A WITH GORDON ESPINET, VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL MAKEUP ARTISTRY, MAC WORLDWIDE

Q: How does this formula perform differently from other foundations in the MAC line?
Studio Sculpt is incredibly versatile, which makes it unique for many reasons, since its texture is silky and creamy, gliding effortlessly onto skin while providing a natural, velvety finish that’s both modern and natural. It can be blended with moisturizer for a more sheer finish that’s never streaky, or combined with concealer for more full coverage. Create a matte finish by applying powder afterwards, or use Studio Sculpt alone to emphasize skin’s natural sheen and highlights.

Q: Why was this product key for you and your team during fashion week? Has Studio Sculpt been used in any photo shoots?
We have anxiously wanted to offer a foundation that leaves skin looking well-hydrated and completely nourished, and can stand up to being used in various ways. Studio Sculpt can be sheered out or used with powder; it always looks flawless, which is a backstage dream. It is the perfect formula for both film and digital photography, in black and white or color. It’s extremely user-friendly, and the finish remains true and consistent in both color and texture.

Q: Is Studio Sculpt appropriate for HD TV use?
It’s absolutely perfect for High Definition television, because the texture is flawless and it helps skin read as real looking, not overly made up. More importantly, Studio Sculpt’s coverage can be easily manipulated into something very sheer, or layered to offer more coverage where necessary, while remaining even-toned and consistent in texture.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Q&A WITH NICK GAVRELIS, VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, FACE AND PRO, MAC COSMETICS

Q: Talk about the development process for Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15. What was the need you were filling? Was it due to demand from customers, makeup artists, or both?
It began about two and a half years ago. MAC artists all around the globe helped identify the need for a new kind of cream foundation. We wanted it to give a long-lasting, medium-coverage yet buildable finish, with long term hydrating benefits. We went into the lab aiming to create a formula with modern aspects, like a gel base, combined with a very luxurious, rich, creamy feel. It had to have the wear, flexibility and flawlessness that our makeup artists demanded, as well as the comfort, moisturization, smoothing and perfecting qualities that real women have been asking for.

Q: How many seasons did you test Studio Sculpt backstage?
The Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week that took place this past September and October was the third and final season of testing done by the MAC Pro Team. Their passionate feedback helped us adjust and ultimately perfect the formula. For example, we tweaked the way the product glides onto the skin, which ultimately improved the blending time customers experience when applying Studio Sculpt.

Q: What are the benefits of the antioxidants and SPF protection in Studio Sculpt? Does using this foundation provide enough benefits on its own, or does is help to add another layer of protection?
We added known antioxidants Vitamins C and E, which help to defend against free radical damage. Studio Sculpt also contains a combination of titanium dioxide, a physical sunscreen, and octinoxate, a gentle chemical sunscreen. Together they help offer broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. While this is sufficient for limited and incidental UV exposure, it’s important to combine with a higher SPF product whenever there’s a chance of additional sun exposure.

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