Sue Devitt takes a journey to Mt. Kilimanjaro this holiday season with a new, breathtaking collection inspired by the seductively alluring colors, textures and natural surroundings of this exotic locale. Created to mimic the vibrant hues of Kilimanjaro, Sue has captured a vision of exotic colors that range from the crisp mountain white caps to the deep shades of purple and lavender reflected off the mountain during the sun’s descent and an intense black African starry night.
The Kilimanjaro collection for Holiday 2008 includes:
Microquatic™ Hydrating Marine Mineral Eye Palette in Kilimanjaro ($37.50)
This exquisite palette features a variation of universally flattering purples in blendable, wearable and long-lasting eye color. This cutting edge formula also contains a synergistic complex of biotechnological marine and botanical substances such as Sea Butter, Shea Butter, Ceramides and Hylauronic Acid in addition to vitamins, minerals and proteins that work in tandem to help skin absorb water from the air while restoring skin’s natural elasticity.
Microquatic™ Mascara in Black Widow Black Lavender ($22.00)
Condition lashes while dispensing a deep black lavender pigment to the lashes. This luxurious mascara features Devitt’s signature Microquatic™ formulation, offering a nano dispersion of vitamins, pro-vitamins and soothing orchid extract for added hydration, while beeswax and microcrystalline wax keep lashes moist and malleable all day long.
Eye Intensifier Pencil in Black Widow Black Lavender ($22.00)
Long lasting, smudge-proof and water resistant, Eye Intensifier Pencil creates an instant and dramatic finish, emphasizing the eye with deep, dramatic shades in rich, velvety textures.
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Introducing Clinique Medical
Allergan (global medical aesthetics company) and Clinique have come together and developed Clinique Medical. This skin care line is “scientifically-designed and clinically-proven to complement select in-office cosmetic procedures and available only through skin care physicians’ offices.” The Clinique Medical Optimizing Regimen Kit is a skin care system helps improve the skin’s receptivity to the benefits of selected procedures such as laser skin resurfacing (e.g. IPL treatments), chemical peels such as 30% TCA peels and microdermabrasion.
“Clinique has always been on the cutting-edge of breakthrough science and skin care technology,” said Lynne Greene, Global President, Clinique Laboratories. “We are proud that we can meet the modern and discerning consumer’s unprecedented needs in our innovative way. Our collaboration with Allergan puts CLINIQUE MEDICAL in an ideal position to provide best-in-class professional skin care to both physicians and consumers alike.”
Probiotic Cleanser (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($27.50)
Removes debris and makeup to aid in treatment penetration while maintaining the skin’s barrier with natural lipids to support its protective capacity and replenish lipids to support the heailng process.
Skin Conditioning Treatment (Pre-Procedure) ($65.00)
Helps prepare skin by exfoliating without irritation, creating an even skin tone
Recovery Week Complex (Post-Procedure) ($65.00)
Helps manage visible excess redness and irritation by reducing the appearance of skin discoloration
Optimizing Treatment Cream (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($85.00)
Helps prevent irritation while improving the appearance of skin tone’s evenness
Daily SPF 38 (Pre/Post-Procedure) ($38.00)
Help protect against UVA and UVB rays in highly-sensitive, post-procedure skin
Optimizing Regimen Kit ($235.00)
Contains all of the above products in one kit
Information about Clinique Medical is available at www.cliniquemedical.com.
Facechart from NYFW Spring ’09 using Redhead MSF
MAC Cosmetics Brunette, Blonde, Redhead
Available January 8th, 2009
To each their own. Three dramatically different personalities, three perfectly-personalized palettes. Eyes, cheeks, lips, formulated to be coiffeur-complementary. Bombshell or bookworm, no matter. Colour-coordination: this comprehensive makes it work! Designed to play-up the most potent and powerful accessory a girl has: her hair. The complete opposite of contrivance – this is simplicity itself. So basic it’s brilliant!
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MAC Cosmetics Dame Edna
Available December 26th, 2008
“Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, over-the-top appearance – lilac hair (which she claims is natural), bedazzled specs, fanciful frocks – there’s nothing like a Dame! The alter ego of brilliantly wicked Aussie comedian, Barrie Humphries, and the resident muse for our post-holiday make up collection, Dame Edna thinks of herself as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar and icon.” With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as the Legend herself, the Dame Collection of heavy-on-the-lilac Lipstick/Lipglass, Eye Shadow, Highlight Powder and Nail Lacquers is in a class by itself!
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Ice the competition. The temperature drops, predictability plummets, but a new beauty barometer sets the tone with light snowflake lips, twinkle shimmer shades with opalescent pearl. Cool neutral eyes suddenly combust, then go up in smoke, with new Penultimate Eye Liner for the deepest velvet black. New 41 Lash with criss-cross design for a luxe, longer look. Two Reflects Glitter for a limited time, a hot new cool. Just chill.
- Icescape Sheer pale pink with pink pearlized pigments
- Naked Frost Sheer taupe with silver pearlized pigments
- Frozen Dream Sheer cool mid-tone pink with pearlized pigments
- Snowscene Sheer white with multi colored pearlized pigments
- Arctic Grey Frost mid-tone gray (Satin)
- Wintersky Frosted neutral mid-tone pink (Veluxe Pearl)
- Apres-Ski Matte dark brownish gray (Matte)
- Mont Black Sparkly black with pearlized pigments (Velvet)
- Vellum Pale white duochrome with violet shimmer (Frost)
Penultimate Liner (Permanent)
- Rapidblack Rich, intense black
- Reflects Transparent Teal Shimmering white with turquoise (Currently being DCd)
- Reflects Antique Gold Shimmering antique flecked gold
When Bath & Body Works starts stocking their holiday gift sets, I know it’s time to work on my Christmas wish list, and start prodding others to give me some ideas of what they’d like to receive this season. I’m one of those early bird shoppers–I do not do December at the mall. The only reason you will see my butt at the mall after Thanksgiving (Black Friday is my official stop-going-to-the-mall-marker) is to swatch and review a MAC launch. But I go first thing in the AM, so I miss the crowds (especially since it’s usually a weekday!). SO, I can appreciate knowing and/or being able to purchase products available mid-October. Let me catch you up on all that is holiday in the beauty realm!
- Benefit Sets and trios
- Bobbi Brown Sets, palettes, minis
- Chanel Collection
- Dior Eye palettes
- Dior Black Diamond Collection
- Givenchy Collection
- Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection
- Lancome Palettes and sets
- Laura Mercier Palettes and sets
- MAC Little Darlings Sets of mini glosses, pigments, glitters, etc.
- MAC Passions of Red Eyeshadow and lip balettes, brush sets
- MAC Red She Said Holiday collection of mineralize shadows, blushes, etc.
- NARS Cosmetics Collection
- Smashbox Gifts and sets
- Too Faced Sets and palettes
- Urban Decay Sets, palettes, kits
- YSL/Yves Saint Laurent The Bow Collection
What collections caught your eye? Which have you bought from? Which are you saving up for?
I love Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, and Urban Decay’s so far–those are really theo nly ones I’ve played with. I might venture into Guerlain and NARS’ launches later on.