Giorgio Armani Beauty Manta Ray Collection for Fall 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Manta Ray Collection for Fall 2009

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “Greige.” Subtle but distinct tones accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complexion and a muted, but intense lip color.

Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes ($38.00)

The star product of the season is the eye duo palette, which is dressed with an exotic Manta Ray pattern. Inspired by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights.

  • N° 1 – charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
  • N° 2 – deep ocean blue and intense ocean green
  • N° 3 – pale lilac grey and luminous fuchsia
  • N° 4 – light blue stone and sandy beige
  • N° 5 – shimmering lilac pearl and pale green pearl

Liquid Silk Eye Liner ($30.00)

Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liners in matte charcoal grey or midnight metallic blue contrast the softer Greige tones with a smooth high precision stroke. The formula, which contains microdispersed waxes and micro-fil™ polymer, boosts the deep intense color and ensures a long-lasting, quick-drying application.

  • N° 1
  • N° 2

Armani Silk Lipstick ($25.00)

This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates the natural lip color, keeping the focus on the eyes. The grey-blue tones in this soft plum lipstick add intensity to the lip without giving a dark contrast, the new alternative to beige. The Armani Silk lipstick formula dresses the lips with a hydrating and silky veil. Specific oils allow the shade to reveal intense and radiant color, resulting in a luminous blush on the lips.

  • N° 92

The “Greige” Eye Look by Linda Cantello

“Eye shadow is about shading. Rather than adding shadows, these muted tones contour and define, accentuating the eye and the pupil; the focus is actually on the eye itself. My favorite is the Greige and charcoal duo shade palette, but the pale lilac grey and fuchsia offer a really beautiful pop of color.”

Application Tips:

Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity. A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

Availability: The Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

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MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday 2009 Kits

MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday 2009 Kits (Part 1)

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit ($22.00 U.S.)

  • Floating Lightly Pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Heavenly Dish Sheer mid-tone neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Barely Visible Glossy pale nude with pearl (Limited Edition)

Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S.)

  • Tickled Dark plum (Limited Edition)
  • Laugh A Lot Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Smile Glossy mid-tone pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

6 Sorceress Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Magnetized Light frosted lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (Limited Edition)
  • White Rabbit Frosted soft white (Limited Edition)
  • Edge of Dark Charcoal with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Hold My Gaze Mid-tone cool green grey (Limited Edition)
  • Hypnotizing Frosted grayed mauve (Limited Edition)

6 Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Dare Ya! Light frosty peachy pink (Limited Edition)
  • Devilishly Dark Rich brown with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Oh My Darling Pale frosty cream (Limited Edition)
  • Prankster Mid-tone frosted olive (Limited Edition)
  • Sorcery Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
  • Gold Tease Frosty mid-tone gold (Limited Edition)

6 Mystic Cool Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Cool Incantation Opalescent white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Shhh, Don’t Tell Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Enchantment Dark frosted turquoise (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Potion Mid-tone frosted rose (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Secret Deep frosted indigo (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Vow Deep cool brown (Limited Edition)

6 Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Fire in Her Eyes Frost neutral beige (Limited Edition)
  • Black Magique Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Limited Edition)
  • Spell No. 9 Soft muted pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Wide-eyed Wonder Mid-tone frosty grey taupe (Limited Edition)
  • Smoke & Mirrors Dark chocolate Brown (Limited Edition)

Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Pretty Baby Soft baby pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Peachykeen Mid-tone peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunsparked Pearl Frost warm beige with pearl (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Fab-racadabra Bronze Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Golden Muted gold tan with gold pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunbasque Gilded peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Buffed & Polished Frosty bronzed gold (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

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MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection for Holiday 2009

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Collection for Holiday 2009

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009
International Launch Date: November 2009

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S.)

  • Pervette Soft bright pink with violet opalescent shimmer (Glaze) (Permanent)
  • Utter Fun Fuchsia cherry pink (Limited Edition)
  • Surprise Me Mid-tone peach (Limited Edition)
  • Total Wow! Blue pink berry (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($18.00 U.S.)

  • She-Zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Jingle Jangle Sheer yellow peach (Limited Edition)
  • Phiff! Yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S.)

  • Ever So Rich Sheer lilac (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Partial to Pink Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Softsparkle Eye Pencil ($14.50 U.S.)

  • Iris Accents Pale violet with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nightsky True black with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo ($19.50 U.S.)

  • Devil-May-Care Base: Rich light violet, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Under Your Spell Base: Light yellow peach pink, Crescent: Rich copper (Limited Edition)
  • Mayhem Base: Dirty brown gold, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Madness Base: Dirty grey brown, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • It’s A Miracle Base: Deep blue burgundy, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Sorcery Base: Bright Turquoise, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($21.00 U.S.)

  • Su Perdu Pernatural Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
  • Conjure Up Dirty, mid-tone plum (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S.)

  • $$$ Yes Metallic silver foil (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Lucky Number Metallic blue pink (Limited Edition)

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Cle de Peau Heritage Collection for Fall 2009

Cle de Peau Heritage Collection for Fall 2009

Vintage beauty as modern as the moment, as enchanting as a hidden treasure.

Vintage Palette ($130.00)

Stunning featured palette.

Cheek Color Duo ($45.00

  • 1

Satin Eye Color ($45.00)

  • 101 White diamond
  • 102 Smoked, gray-purple
  • 103 Nude
  • 104 Peach
  • 105 Pinked-peach
  • 106 Subdued brown-pink
  • 107 Pretty pink
  • 108 Purple amethyst
  • 109 Medium green
  • 110 Soft sky blue

Intensifying Cream Eyeliner ($60.00)

  • 102 Smoky gray

Extra Silky Lipstick ($50.00)

  • 123 Burnt red
  • 124 Rose quartz
  • 125 Softer rose-fuchsia
  • 126 Lilac-pink

Volume Mascara ($45.00)

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Availability: Available for pre-order at Neiman Marcus. Late August 2009 debut on-counter.

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Prescriptives Well-Suited Collection for Fall 2009

Prescriptives Well-Suited Collection for Fall 2009

This fall, look tailored and refined with Prescriptives Fall 2009 Color Collection. Well-Suited is a menswear inspired collection with an edgy feminine influence and features a range of sophisticated shades from tweedy browns to silky purples. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns and amethyst tones. Cheeks are soft with subtle luminosity. Lips are subdued in delicate tones of nude pink and nude honey. The look is Well-Suited for fall.

Well-Suited Eye Color Compact ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Includes new and limited edition shades Silk, Bean, Olive, Moss; permanent shade Espresso
  • Neutral Includes new and limited edition shade Sultry; permanent shades Champagne, Clove, Storm, Jet
  • Cool Includes new and limited edition shades Velour, Pinstripe; permanent shades Shell, Cassis, Blackberry

Well-Suited Finishing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

This translucent, silky-light pressed powder helps set makeup, gives skin subtle luminosity and a smooth finish. It’s the finishing touch for every well-dressed face.

Longwear Kohl Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (New)

This soft, creamy, color-rich, automatic kohl eye liner glides on, then sets for long, smudge-resistant, waterproof wear. Goes from inner rim to outer lashline for a look that lasts all day! Longwearing, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant, non-settling, and water-proof.

  • Black Kohl
  • Slate Kohl
  • Brown Kohl
  • Blue Kohl

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Posh Nude
  • Posh Pink
  • Posh Honey
  • Posh Ginger

Availability: Now available at Nordstrom.com. Also spotted at local Nordstrom counters!

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MAC Colour Craft Collection – Backstage at the Photoshoot

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection – Backstage at the Photoshoot

Remember a few weeks ago when we were all wondering just how on earth MAC came up with the makeup used in this look?

Time for an Update!

Last week, we came across some behind-the-scenes photos from the Colour Craft photoshoot, and one of the photos showed a Ben Nye palette.  After talking with MAC HQ, the Director of Makeup Artistry, Bianca Alexander, walked us through what was used for the photoshoot.

Here’s the breakdown she gave us:

  • Use Brush 222 to highlight under the left brow with Passionate Eye Shadow.
  • Blend Bitter Eye Shadow through the inner and center of eyelid with Brush 252.
  • Use Smolder Eye Kohl to intensify the waterline, and follow with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner on both upper and lower lashline.
  • Use Brush 219 to blend Passionate Eye Shadow under lower lashline, diffusing the line outward for an airbrushed effect.
  • Begin design on the left eye by using Brush 242 to shade a circle of Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow at the browbone.
  • Switch to Brush 219 to shade a circle of Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow at the temple.
  • Switch to a clean Brush 242 to shade a circle of Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow on the eyelid.
  • Follow by using Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner to outline all circle shapes with a delicate black line.
  • Begin design on the right eye by using Brush 219 to shade a circle of Passionate Eye Shadow at the browbone.
  • Use Brush 242 to shade a circle at the temple with Natural Flare Mineralize Eye Shadow.
  • Switch to the previous Brush 242 used to apply Fashion Patch Mineralize Eye Shadow on the left eye, and shade a circle at the crease to complete the right eye.
  • Follow by using Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner to outline all circle shapes on the right eye with a delicate black line.
  • Apply a generous coat of Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
  • Hydrate and refine lips with an application of Prep + Prime Lip with Brush 311.
  • Use Beet Lip Pencil to define lips before shading Lipstick in Trimming Talk along the outer edge with Brush 316.
  • Highlight the center of the lip with Lipglass in Miss Marble and Girlish Romp Mineralize Eye Shadow.

The ever-talented artist Linn recreated the Colour Craft face chart using the products suggested, and she achieved:

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