Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

On top of INSTINCT and the Viktor & Rolf eyelashes, shu uemura is putting out Face Architect Remodeling Cream Foundation and Brightening Cleansing Oil this Fall.

face architect remodeling cream foundation w/SPF 10 ($39.00)

As part of the growing FACE ARCHITECT franchise, shu uemura introduces the latest in foundation – face architect remodeling cream foundation ($45), a new creamy formula that is ideal for adding subtle highlights and accents to the face. Face Architect, Mr. Uemura’s philosophy towards face makeup, used the face as a canvas to apply makeup that will enhance natural beauty. From studying the bone structure and variations of skin thickness, to observing the individual differences in women, this detailed observation is known as “structuralizing” the face. By observing, it will become clear which parts of the face need more or less foundation to sculpt and refine natural beauty.

Remodeling Effect: Flex-fit formula allows foundation to sit naturally as a second layer of skin, which allows for buildable coverage. Cover-fit particles provide for precise and transparent coverage.
Ultimate Comfort: The skincare-like formula contains nearly 20% depsea water and volatile oil, which allows foundation to spread comfortably on skin.
Anti-Aging Treatment: UVA/UVB SPF protection and Jasmine extract is added for an anti-oxidant benefit.
Semi-Matte Finish: Semi-matte texture with natural sheen creates a sophisticated, chic look.

Jason Hoffman, shu uemura Principal Makeup Artist says, “Apply the face architect remodeling cream foundation with the NEW shu uemura Foundation Brush in Natural 18. This exclusive brush created with only the best selected soft goat hair was created to apply foundation smoothly and evenly with a higher coverage effect. Ultra-fine, un-cut hair tips allow smoother application in comparison to synthetic brushes, and higher coverage compared to sponge applicators. Natural 18 also allows freedom in sculpting foundation dimensionally, so you can achieve a professional level makeup finish.”

Available: September 2008

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Viktor & Rolf for Shu Uemura

The tokyo lash bar opened in2 005 world-wide, it is a testament to shu uemura’s heritage as an eyelash artist. It quickly became an international phenomenon. The 2006 collection transformed the eyelash into a fashiona ccessory. 2007 introduced invidual customization, and a lash atelier service that became a favorite of top celebrities. Each year the tokyo lash bar continues to elevate the lash to new dimensions. In 2008 the master of false eyelashes shu uemura collaborates with fashions most talked about brand, avant-garde masters Viktor & Rolf. Together they have created the ultimate luxury “fashion beauty” accessories that give a new haute couture concept to lashes. Couture eyelashes for a maximum transformation of everyday make-up into a spectacular beauty event.

I really want the Rhombus ones! I can’t really tell you why, but I’m so drawn to them. Will I pick up a pair? Very, very doubtful! At $95 a pop, these are a bit steep for me. But what about you?

Wing A messenger of hope

“These lashes were created with the concept of the eye becoming a dove, the delicate minature wings give the eyes an expression of bewilderment, enchantment. The mind wanders and airborne, a messenger of hope.” — Viktor & Rolf

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

instinct
shu uemura mode make-up collection
fall 2008

There are periods of time a woman has an alluring glow and enlightened expression, often times of great pleasure and confidence. Capture these most sensuous moments and recreate the indulgent merge of mesmeric forces with the collection of Instinct. shu uemura explores the power of instinct with an arousing collection of deep color veils and lush texture to reveal the evocative allure of every woman. Mode make-up, biannual color collections by shu uemura, transforms a woman’s face into art. Experience beauty alchemy with shu uemura’s 127th mode make-up created by the newly appointed international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide, exposing sensuality through the resonance of layers.

Luring Powder ($38.00)
The bare, expressive skin of the face and neck is treated to a light powder mist of flushed pink for a tantalizing sheen and natural rosy sheer complexion. Apply the powder with a brush along the hairline and heightened parts of the face and decolletage to add a touch of color and recreate a sensual glow. Available in ROSE, a calm pink shade .

Duo Eyeshadow (LE) ($36.00)
New duo eye shadow palette features rich creams in smoked, veiled colors contrasting with powders in warm, bronzed shades. Available in MYSTIFIER, MESMERIZER, and TANTALIZER.

  • Mystifier: Black Cream/Brownish Bronze
  • Tantalizer: Green Cream/Goldish Bronze
  • Mesmerizer: Purple Cream/Silvery Bronze

Glow On (LE) ($21.00)
Colors inspired by the natural tint of blush and a luxuriously platinum-like highlight shade for a glamorous sheen. Available in LUST, PULSE and STEAM.

  • lust – a reddish pink with a subtle pearl finish.
  • pulse – a warm, lush pink with a subtle pearl finish steam
  • steam - a luxurious highlight shade with a platinum-like finish.

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine (LE) ($23.00)
Smooth, gliding application leaves vivid color and volumizing shine on lips. Advanced crystal shine formula colors leave a supple, soft touch. Available in CRIMSON DAZZLE and BROWN DAZZLE.

Availability: September 2008

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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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