Monday, August 4th, 2008

2008: The make-up collections pay tribute to the couturier and celebrate thirty years of beauty, taking inspiration from the house’s legendary icons. The starring chapters for Autumn/Winter 2008/2009: the tuxedo and color.

MASCULINE-FEMININE
The tuxedo. A diaphanous complexion. Deep, deep eyes – metallic and smoky. Shocking pink lips. A provocative, intriguing allure. With the divine brushstrokes of Val Garland, Artistic Adviser for YSL Make-Up, Coco Rocha personifies the Yves Saint Laurent woman – feline and mysterious.

BLACK OR WHITE
The tuxedo, a fashion icon of the Yves Saint Laurent universe created in 1966, is the standard of the masculine-feminine style. Emblematic of the collection, two limited edition palettes – for eyes and for the complexion – offer a free, graphic interpretation, between light and shadow.

COLORFUL SENSATIONS
New Ombres 5 Lumieres reinterpret the Yves Saint Laurent palette and take a monochrome stand to make an elegant, subtle color play with fashion. Four colors – dark, iridescent and satiny shades plus a highlighter – in each of the six compacts give eyes natural-looking or spectacular depth.

PINK FOREVER
As the signature touch, the lips are inimitable in shocking pink. Autumn/Winter ’08/’09 introduces dark, spicy, fuchsia, ROUGE PURE SHINE N 31 Tuxedo Pink and the tamer ROUGE PUR N 141 Pink Satin.

With this collection, the following also make their debut:

  • Blush Variation N 17 Silky Nude
  • Everlong Mascara N 6 Ever Green
  • Eyeliner Moire N 9 Emerald Reflections
  • Fard A Levres Rouge Pur N 140 Purple Velvet
  • Rouge PurE Shine N 30 Shimmering Pink
  • Golden Gloss N 14 Golden Purple
  • Golden Gloss N 15 Golden Berry
  • La Laque N 35 Tuxedo Grey
  • La Laque N 36 Rich Coffee

Availability on counter is September 1st, but product information will pop on www.yslbaeutyus.com in mid-August.

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Sephora’s Genius Report on Fall Beauty Trends 2008 has some interesting information about what we should expect to see this fall!

#1: Drama
With sultry smokey eyes, ultra thick lashes, and even brick red semi-matte lipstick, the drama queen is back. Sephora’s picks are Bare Escentuals’ Rocker Eye, Givenchy’s Phenomen’eyes, and NARS Shanghai Express.

#2: Pop Art
Bright bursts of color will be found on lids, softly blended, but still vibrant. While eyeshadow is bold, lashes are kept feathery rather than super thick and lengthy and lips a matte and neutral. Try Pop Beauty’s Lid Neon, Fresh’s Firebird, and NARS Honolulu Honey.

<#3: Perfect Complexion
When is good skin NOT in style? Sephora recommends Cosmedicine’s Speedy Recovery Acne Treatment System and Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine.

#4: Scent Vacations
Fragrances that take you to different places and eras take center stage. Consider Emilio Pucci’s Vivara (green floral) or Kenzo’s Vintage Edition (unisex, reminiscent of the 70s).

#5: Metallic Sheen
Nails are going to be metallic, industrial. Look for heavy metals, matte grays, textured blacks. Check out Sephora by OPI (54 sahdes).

#6: Go HD
To perfect the skin canvas, try Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation and HD Powder.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Cult of Cherry

Cherry on top. Pity poor Eve, there’s a new forbidden fruit. With a smouldering eye and a plush, purple-red mouth, she’s a living, sensual pleasure. The Cult of Cherry is luscious, dramatic, undeniably eroticized. Ripened lips, Spiced Hot Chocolate eyes or Illegal Purple nails, combine to seduce with a sweet-and-shock,
way-to-go dark. Separates the bitter from the sweet. This drama just gets more delicious.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Creme Cerise Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
  • Lightly Ripe Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
  • Russian Red Intense bluish red (matte)
  • “O” Intense purplish red with metallic gold (frost)
  • So Scarlet Clean grape burgundy (amplified)

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Cherry Blossom Sheer light pink with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
  • Rich & Ripe Mid-tone pinkish red with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
  • Cult of Cherry Clean red with red pearl (frost)
  • Liqueur Neutral brownish mauve with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
  • Jampacked Sheer grape with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)

Mattene ($14.50)

  • Rapturous Deep berry red (matte)
  • Kirsch Blackened cranberry (matte)
  • Chock-ful Blackened brown (matte)
  • Bing Blackened eggplant (matte)

Powder Blush ($17.50)

  • Blooming Frosted deep dirty peach (frost)
  • Plum de Bois Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearl (frost)

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Silverstruck Frosty greyed taupe with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
  • Illegal Purple Creamy blackened eggplant (cream)

Zoom Lash ($11.00)

  • Zoom Black Rich black

Eye shadow X4 – Spiced Chocolate Quad ($36.00)

  • Nanogold Sheer yellow pink with pink pearl (frost)
  • Brash Frosty reddish copper (vxp)
  • Spiced Dirty deep reddish brown (matte)
  • Sweet Chestnut Frosted cranberry (frost)

Eye shadow X4 – Tempting Quad ($36.00)

  • Next to Nothing Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (frost)
  • Sharp Frosty bright yellow gold (satin)
  • Dark Edge Dirty chocolate brown (satin)
  • Tempting Rich coco (lustre)

Eye shadow X4 – Shadowy Lady Quad ($36.00)

  • Light Fall Dirty light pink (satin)
  • Smudge Violet Frosty blackened lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
  • Deep Truth Very dark blue (frost)
  • Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum (matte)

Available September 2008 at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707, www.maccosmetics.com.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Starflash

The New Hollywood Power Couple is a duo that does the unexpected. All eyes on 12 new limited-edition shadows. Shades for a smooth, creamy, cushiony life, jet-milled with an eye for ultimate luxury, beyond-Tinseltown-chic. But it takes two: Combine with Raven, Feline, Orpheus, or Mystery Kohl Power Eye Pencil for the double-wattage impact that will take you to the new stylesphere!

Starflash Eye Shadow ($14.00)

  • Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold (frost)
  • Grand Entrance Frosty neutral peach beige
  • Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper (frost)
  • Sunset B. Frosty clean mid-tone pink (frost)
  • Lotusland Frosted pinky lavender with gold pearl (frost)
  • Talent Pool Frosty blue green with gold pearl (frost)
  • Mink & Sable Frosty olive green (frost)
  • Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupe (frost)
  • Go Frosted bronze (frost)
  • Glamour Check! Frosty reddish brown
  • Top Hat Frosty dirty indigo (frost)
  • Star By Night Frosty mid-tone blue (frost)

Kohl Power ($13.50)

  • Raven Intense black with red pearl
  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Mystery Rich black with green and teal pearl
  • Feline Rich black

Plush Lash ($11.00)

  • Plushblack Deep black

Available July 31st at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Lustre Twins

Not just lip service, we nailed it too! Nine new shades of Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour with new sheer-pigment top coats, and three Nail Lacquer partners with a sheen never before seen. Glossed over a base that offers more long-life hours, and a super-scintillating sexual power! Lustre Twins can’t live without each other. Codependent couture colour and shine is here.

Prolongwear Lustre Extentions ($20.00)

Pink Air/White Top
Lustre Light pink with pearl
Top Coat Clear white with red and pink (lustre)

Ripe and Ready/Soft and Lush
Lustre Clean bright pink coral with gold pearl
Top Coat Yellow pink with gold pearl (lustre)

Custom Rose/Pink Virtue
Lustre Berry plum with pearl
Top Coat Light blue pink with silver pearl (lustre)

Gypsy Shimmer It
Lustre Berry red with gold pearl
Top Coat White gold with multicoloured pearl (lustre)

Boss and Ready/Slave to Pink
Lustre Chocolate bronze with pearl
Top Coat Champagne neutral with pearl (lustre)

Red Flame/Orange Flicker
Lustre Intense bright yellow red
Top Coat Bright yellow red with gold pearl (lustre)

Red Reflection/Mirror
Lustre Deep berry magenta with pearl
Top Coat Clear with white pearl (lustre)

Coco Lust/Sweet Sexy
Lustre Deep red brown
Top Coat Copper brown with gold pearl (lustre)

Alta Moda/Hip Love
Lustre Deep blackend red
Top Coat Deep plum with red pearl

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • $$$$$ Yes Mettallic silver foil
  • Perplexing Deep blue purple
  • Firehouse Clean bright chrome red

Available July 31st, 2008 at all MAC locations, 1.800.387.6707 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Several weeks ago, I told you all about the upcoming trend of movin’ mascaras from Estee Lauder’s TurboLash to Lancome’s Oscillation. So in that spirit, while Lancome’s isn’t officially due out until winter, you can get it for one day only — tomorrow, July 31st, at the following locations…

  • Online: www.lancome-usa.com, and www.sephora.com
  • Atlanta: Macy’s at the Lenox Square Mall
  • Brea: The Lancome Boutique at the Brea Mall
  • Costa Mesa: Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza
  • Chicago: Macy’s on State Street and Bon-Ton at the Yorktown Mall
  • Dallas: Dillard’s and the Lancome Boutique at NorthPark Center
  • Houston: Neiman Marcus at the Galleria
  • Miami: Macy’s at the Dadeland Mall
  • Manhattan: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s Herald Square and the Lancome boutique on Columbus Avenue
  • San Francisco: Macy’s Union Square
  • Santa Clara: The Lancome Boutique at the Valley Fair Mall
  • Short Hills: The Lancome Boutique at the Short Hills Mall

Are you intrigued by this mascara? Will you run out to get yours?

I think I might pick one up, since the Lancome Boutique is right across the way from MAC (where I’mfinally getting my Starflash/Lustretwins stuff!).