Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Dior Fall 2008 Impression Cuir

DIOR | Fall 2008 | IMPRESSION CUIR

For Dior’s Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, designer John Galliano imagined a refined sensuality accentuated by precious python and ostrich skins, fox fur, and crocodile skin patterns.  Now comes Dior’s most exotic color collection yet:  Impression Cuir, which channels the luxury of animal-inspired patterns and textures and features rich, romantic shades of burgundy, plum, and copper.

The Collection:

  • Impression Cuir Eye palette ($55.00)
  • 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Bronzy Look #695 and Silver Look #775 ($35.00)
  • DiorSkin Poudre Shimmer in Copper Diamond #003 ($42.00)
  • DiorBlush in Pink Copper #739 ($38.00)
  • 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Earth Tones #673 and Iridescent Leather #539 ($54.00)
  • Crayon Eyeliner in Iridescent Khaki #363 ($25.00)
  • Creme de Gloss in Creamy Burgundy #735 and Delicious Plum #875 ($25.50)
  • Rouge Dior in Western Beige #423, PinK Drama #559, Fantastic Plum #874, Fiction Brown #619 ($27.00)
  • Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Lace Beige #587 and Lurex Plum #877 ($24.50)
  • Dior Contour in Mythical Brown #713 and Mysterious Plum #988 ($25.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Red Ebony #827 and Mystic Violine #987 (Sephora exclusive) ($19.00)

Available: Fall 2008 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide

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Friday, June 13th, 2008

DARING | FALL 2008 | PRESCRIPTIVES

This fall, dare to go soft and neutral or alluring and dramatic with Prescriptives’ Fall 2008 Color Collection. Daring, a textured on-trend color collection of sapphire and amethyst jewel tones, features an intriguing range of shades. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns, rich sapphire and amethyst tones. Cheeks are natural in soft shades of cherry and pink. Lips are muted in subtle tones of champagne and rose. Show us what your Daring looks like – the choice is yours.

Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad (Limited Edition) ($42.00)
This specially designed multi-dimensional compact is available in each of Prescriptives’ four Color Families. These pre-filled palettes contain a selection of trendy shades to create a natural, intensified or dramatic look. Each shadow is embossed with a unique design.

Shades:

  • Silver Lining, Purple Haze, Buttermilk, Brownie (Y/O)
  • Cobalt, Pongee, Relic, Malt Sparkle (R/O)
  • Orchid, Chiffon, Plum Smoke, Fig (R)
  • Sparkling Rosé, NEW Blue Moon, NEW Black Tea, Rose Powder (B/R)

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Friday, June 13th, 2008

When I first heard about Neutrogena’s skinID, I got very, very excited.  I have suffered mild to moderate acne for many years, and it has worsened since owning a puppy (something about dogs…). Despite washing my hands too often, avoiding touching my face, and all the other tricks of the trade–it still plagues me a bit.  I’ve never tried ProActive, though I have been tempted, but this is something I can’t wait to try.  Neutrogena makes a host of good products, and they are one of the drugstore brands that I trust.  You’ll definitely hear from me about this in the future!  www.skinid.com

In a clinical trial testing 500 people with different skin, acne and lifestyles, 100% of people using skin iD got clearer, healthier-looking skin. skin iD is currently the only non-prescription acne solution on the market that has conducted a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial — the “gold standard” in testing methodology. This clinical trial demonstrated skin iD’s power to work significantly better than the top selling acne regimen in treating 16 different signs of acne.

skin iD was developed by Neutrogena Dermatologics with a group of leading dermatologists, scientists and market researchers, charged to create a customized skin-clearing solution specifically designed to treat acne on a case-by-case basis without a prescription.  skin iD is comprised of a skin evaluation, an exclusive product line and a comprehensive Web site to treat each individual’s acne needs.

Exclusively available on skiniD.com, and showcased through a series of infomercials, skin iD is the first proposition of its kind on the market. “We wanted to create a highly effective acne solution to meet the needs of individuals who are not satisfied with their existing acne regimen,” states Jim Colleran, President, Neutrogena Corporation. “skin iD was developed with an innovative one-on-one approach. We determined that offering consumers access to skin iD through a dedicated Web site or by phone would allow for the dialogue necessary to evaluate their unique skincare needs and provide a personalized regimen.”

skin iD utilizes a breakthrough skin and lifestyle evaluation tool, which contains a patent-pending algorithm that provides a personalized skincare regimen based on the specific skincare needs of each individual consumer.  skin iD is formulated with two leading acne-fighting medicines, Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, included in more than 25 customized acne skincare regimens that cleanse, treat and protect for significantly improved skin.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

What’s with all the buzz on mascara? I recently received Spinlash to try out, which I have yet to test (but now I think I better try this stuff ASAP). Today, WWD tells the industry that Estee Lauder is releasing a vibrating mascara, TurboLash ($30.00), July 17th as a Saks 5th Exclusive, but will roll out across the US in December. (And both L’Oreal and P&G seem to have their own in the works!)

Estee Lauder TurboLash Mascara

The cosmetics giant is set to release TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara, which the brand is touting as the world’s first battery-operated, vibrating, all-effects mascara. It will be launched on July 17 as a Saks Fifth Avenue exclusive.

“There is a relationship between vibration, length, volume, separation and curl,” said Elana Drell-Szyfer, senior vice president of global marketing for Estée Lauder.

“Together, they deliver an unbelievably enhanced first to market product, which we feel is revolutionary.” — WWD

But wait, that’s not all! Lancome’s Oscillation debuts this fall, and yes, the brush–it oscillates!

Lancôme’s Oscillation mascara also is billed as revolutionary by company executives, thanks to its brush that (as the product name suggests) oscillates.

Jean-Louis Guéret, creator of mascara brushes for Lancôme, said he came up with the idea for Oscillation after watching makeup artists at work. While applying mascara, their hands move in a zigzag pattern. So to best emulate the movement, Guéret explained, he conceived a flexible, polymer-based mascara brush that vibrates along its longitude at 7,000 micro-oscillations a second. Getting the battery-powered movement started takes simply pressing lightly on an area of the mascara’s outer tube, which turns on a 3-centimeter motor.

Guéret said that, as the mascara brush vibrates against eyelashes, they become “organized” and evenly coated with a mascara formula conceived with ultrafine particles specifically for the product, which also extends, curls, shapes and makes lashes seem thicker. He claims Oscillation’s Ultrafine Dispersion technology allows mascara to glide easily onto lashes and for rapid application. — WWD

Spinning, vibrating, oscillating mascaras? What do you think? Are you curious about the new technology? A bit fearful of something vibrating coming near your eyes? Will you be picking one, two, or all three of the latest in makeup technology?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Thanks to Bjooti.net for these images! The site is in Swedish (it is one of my favorite sites to look at, though, ha!), so I don’t know if the text has more description.  Nonetheless, I presume that the mineral makeup is the same as or similar to the previous mineral makeup foundations that came out (the packaging is the same).   I’d like to say those are MSFs, too…  No real word on this, and it could end up being an international only launch, too (since US already launched the mineral powders!).

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Thursday, June 5th, 2008

MAC PRO launched six new neon pigments that are matte in texture! (Thanks to Krasevayadancer for these images!)  Unfortunately, SF PRO is closed for the night (I always order through them, because then the package arrives next day, practically!), but I did call up South Coast Plaza PRO (makes me miss living in Irvine — cause you know your girl would be driving there right now!) to get color names!  Since I own so many pigments, I imagine I’ll probably order them all tomorrow morning.  Whether I’ll wear them is a different story.

What about you?  Would you wear these?

  • Red Electric
  • Full Force Violet
  • Green Space
  • Neo Orange
  • Magenta Madness
  • Kick-It Yellow

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