YSL Treasures of Africa Collection for Summer 2009

YSL Treasures of Africa for Summer 2009

The NEW SUMMER LOOK 2009 is a tribute to a vividly imagined land that invites us to discover the treasures of Africa. The Yves Saint Laurent woman defies the fiery rays of the sun at its zenith. In the season’s visual, her lips are natural and just slightly colored to emphasize the tantalizing power of her monochromatic, deep blue eye shadow. Hovering between darkness and light with radiant, contrasting colors, she proclaims the power of supreme seduction. The sensuality of the sun illuminates her skin with golden hues, while her intense eyes affirm her presence, and her lips are sheathed in fleshy transparency.

Tresor d’Afrique Poudre de Soleil Collector (Collector Sun Powder) ($72.00)
A mysterious wooden case, like a souvenir brought back from an unforgettable trip, this monogrammed compact contains a real treasure, an XXL sun powder. The Cassandra-logo engraved in the middle looks as if it has been written in the smooth sand of an arid shore. The shade and formula of this Collector Sun Powder are identical to those of SUN POWDER N2 – Golden Sun, with an SPF 10 and Ampli Light + pigments. This bestselling shade heightens and illuminates all skin tones with beautiful transparency.

Tresor d’Afrique Palette 5 Couleurs Pour les Yeux (5 Colour Harmony for Eyes) ($62.00)
Purple, indigo and turquoise encounter yellow and ocher to boldly dramatize eyes. Matte or iridescent, these luminous, long-lasting, highly pigmented shadows are easily modulated to dress up the eyelids. Through every metamorphosis you choose, they can be combined in twos or threes, or stand alone for a powerful monochrome effect. This color palette features two foam applicators: a thin one for defining the lash line, and a broader one for shading and blending.

Tresor d’Afrique Palette 5 Couleurs Pour les Lèvres (5 Colour Harmony for Lips) ($62.00)
As multicolored as African jewelry, this alliance of five intense, vibrant colors is designed for precious, radiant, summer-y smiles. The three lip shades – fuchsia, pink and orange – and the two glosses – pink ivory and garnet – are gorgeous on their own or layered for results that are always unique, always flamboyant.

Water-Resistant Eye Shadow ($28.50)

  • N1 – Pink Sand – a delicate, flesh pink ideal for natural-looking radiance.
  • N2 – Amethyst Grey – an elegant gray with subtle purple highlights.
  • N3 – Golden Fern – a soft, khaki green enhanced with gold sparkles.
  • N4 – Copper Radiance – a deep, warm brown highlighted with copper sparkles.

Poudre de Soleil Sun Powder in N4 – Iridescent Sun ($48.00)

Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick in N32 – Frozen Mango, N33 – Wild Blackberry ($30.00)

Everlong Mascara Waterproof in N5 – Ever Peacock Blue ($28.50)

Touche Éclat in N3 – Light Peach ($ 40.00 )

Long-lasting Eye Pencil in N3 – Ocean Blue, N12 – Paradise Blue ($28.00)

Shiny Lip Plumper in N2 – Glossy Plum ($26.00)

Nail Touch in N2 – Beige Touch, N4 – Pearly Touch ($26.00)

Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush ($52.00)

Availability: On-counter on May 4, 2009

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Chanel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection Soleil Tan de Chanel

Chanel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection

From elegant monte carlo to the seaside of Deauville, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite resort destinations are re-imagined in the Chanel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection. Cool corals, sun-soaked reds, sandy-pink beiges, lush peaches and shimmering coppers with a touch of rose define this summer’s vibrant beauty.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder (Limited Edition)
A quartet of complementary shades – bronze, copper, pink and pale beige — delivers a subtle, natural glow.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Precious Bronzing Loose Powder (Limited Edition)
Lightweight powder formula gives skin a naturally beautiful, sun-kissed look.

Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
Light cream-gel bronzing formula allows you to smooth on the perfect shade of tan, while the velvety finish leaves your skin glowing.

Lips

Accent warm bronzed skin with juicy berry tones and gleaming sheer shades using AQUALUMIÈRE Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 in Ischia (rose violet), Lipari (strawberry), Porto Rotondo (red), Salina (beige), Panarea (brown) and Monte-Carlo (red coral) — or AQUALUMIÈRE GLOSS in Cherry Blossom (cerise), Tangerine Dream (coral) and Ginger Shimmer (copper gold). Saturate lips in long-lasting colour with ROUGE DOUBLE INTENSITÉ Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Rose Agate (pink-brown).

Eyes

Discreetly highlighting summer’s best-dressed eyes: four pyramids of shimmering colour with eye-catching, three-dimensional effects. Each shade in LUMIÈRE FACETTES Iridescent Effects Eyes In Plein Soleil can be worn individually, in complementary pairs, or in striking contrast. Or, for a long-lasting iridescent finish, adorn lids with OMBRE D’EAU Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Seashore (copper rose).

Face

Add a flush of warmth to cheeks with JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in In Love (coral).

Nails

Drench nails in exuberant accents of the summer season with LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Orange Fizz (coral) and Golden Sand (copper).

Availability: April 2009 on-counter. Currently available on Chanel’s website — just go to individual product categories and you’ll find the new shades!

Dior Cristal Collection for Summer 2009

Dior Cristal Collection Summer 2009

Dior’s iconic watches helped inspire this playful collection of radiant berries, corals and pinks. Running the gamut from edgy to sweet, the striking colors of the Cristal collection capture the fresh, flushed look of summer.

Dior Cristal Shine ($60.00)
Featuring a lip balm, lip gloss and mini lip brush in a chic reflective case, this funky charm is available in two shade duos: Cristal Coral and Cristal Pink.
Availability: Cristal Coral (Sephora Exclusive), Cristal Pink (Department Stores Exclusive)

Collection

  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior Bronze Couture Palette (Specialty Exclusive) ($80.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Electric Lights #259 ($56.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Pearly Lilac #129 (Neiman Marcus Exclusive) ($56.00)
  • Diorshow Iconic Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black ($27.00)
  • Diorskin Shimmer Powder in Pop Diamond #004 ($43.00)
  • Dior Addict Lip Glow ($28.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Designer Coral #154 (Speciality Exclusive) ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Artist Pink #374 ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Sketch Pink #86 4($26.00)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Nylon Pink #377 ($25.50)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Vinyl Coral #647 (Specialty Stores) ($25.50)
  • DiorKiss in Grenadine Syrup #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Blackcurrant Cream #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)
  • DiorKiss in Strawberry Smoothie #851 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Diorskin Nude Loose Powder in Rosy Bronze #052 (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($45.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Sweet Orange #334 (Sephora Exclusive) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Bubble Gum #741 (Specialty Stores) ($20.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Purple Candy #781 (Department Stores) ($20.00)

Availability: May 2009

Dior Bronze Collection for Spring/Summer 2009

Dior Bronze Collection for Summer 2009

I have to get my greedy paws on the new Harmony Blushes, they are stunning!!  And yes, they swatch prettily, too (I don’t have pics, I just did a drive-by-swatching the other day.)

Dior Bronze Original Tan ($42.00)
Introducing the first bronzing powder that works to improve the skin’s color and quality for a natural-looking, year-round glow. The exclusive Sun Minerals technology blends instantly with the skin while the silky smooth formula provides an easy and flawless application. Available in four shades.

Dior Harmony Blush ($42.00)
A palette of multi-effect shades to sculpt and illuminate the face, featuring new gold Cannage-style detailing and a blendable formula for an easy and flawless application. In two universal and easy-to-wear shade harmonies: Rose Brazilia and Coral Riviera.

Dior Bronze Collagen-Activ Smooth Protection Bronzer ($48.00)
This multi-tasking bronzer features SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage, dark spots and premature aging. The moisturizing formula—available in four shades—instantly smoothes and fills in fine lines to create a firm, flawless complexion.

Dior Bronze Collagen-Activ Sun Protection Plumping Gloss ($30.00)
The first anti-aging lip gloss to simultaneously offer UV protection and enhance natural lip color with a subtle plumping effect. Featuring SPF 10 and a hydrating formula, this must-have gloss comes in one universally-flattering shade.

Available: Now at Nordstrom.com.

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Recessionista Friendly: $20 Skincare Indulgence with Lush

Recessionista Friendly: LUSH Night In for Two Kit ($20.00)

LUSH knows times are tough, and everyone’s trying to find more wallet-friendly options. Packed in a cute LUSH box, your kit for skincare-for-two comes with two muslin face clothes (reusable, of course), one full Fresh Face Mask, two Toner Tabs, and two sample sized moisturizers and cleansers. Best part about it? You get to pick the samples you want! Hey, if you’re a little greedy about sharing, you just might want to use this as an opportunity to try out some must-have LUSH products without breaking the bank. (Hello, Angels on Bare Skin, anyone?)

Guerlain Le Rouge G Lipstick Launches

Guerlain Le Rouge G

Le Rouge G ($45.00)

  • Guerlinade
  • Galia
  • Gardenia
  • Gisele
  • Garance
  • Gracieuse
  • Galante
  • Gaby
  • Gaia
  • Gabrielle
  • Gaela
  • Gemma
  • Giulette
  • Georgia
  • Grenade
  • Gentiane
  • Gracia
  • Gil
  • Ginger
  • Giuliana
  • Gina
  • Geisha
  • Gipsy
  • Gala

You can purchase your ultra luxe Guerlain Le Rouge G Lipsticks at Neiman Marcus.

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