Friday, February 20th, 2015

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush

For Spring 2015, NARS Cosmetics introduces the new Dual-Intensity Blush. Featuring NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, the newly-imagined formula allows for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture. Six modern shade pairings curated by François Nars offer a universal spectrum of hues that works across all skintones. Sweeps on dry for a bold flush or wet for a translucent wash of color. Dry pigments impart a natural glow that warms the complexion and fuses weightlessly. Dampen NARS’ exclusive Wet/Dry Blush Brush before application for a watercolor effect—dab over the apples of the cheeks and swirl in a circular motion to paint on a subtle tint. Designed in a sensorial, soft-touch square case with a modern magnetic closure, six luxuriously embossed duos heighten the art of transformation.

Dual-Intensity Blush ($45.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Adoration Sparkling baby pink / shimmering hot pink
  • Craving Sparkling seashell pink highlighter / shimmering beachy bronze
  • Fervor Shimmering soft pink / sparkling deep coppery rose
  • Frenzy Sparkling soft pink-gold highlighter / shimmering bright tangerine orange
  • Jubilation Sparkling yellow gold highlighter / shimmering soft nude peach
  • Panic Shimmering shocking fuchsia / shimmering orange-pink

Availability: March 4th at Sephora and NARS; April 1st at specialty and department stores

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Estee Lauder x Courrèges Collection for Spring 2015
Estee Lauder x Courrèges Collection for Spring 2015

Cosmonauts, satellites, missiles to the moon. Unprecedented advancement and achievement underwrote the inaugural period of intergalactic exploration that came to be known as the Space Age of the early-1960s. When a culture of futurism subsequently consumed the era, there were two names firmly in the vanguard: Estée Lauder and André Courrèges. She, a beauty industry innovator whose “every woman can be beautiful” mantra was ahead of its time; he, a fashion force whose avant-garde aesthetic broke all the style rules by injecting an air of playfulness, movement, and egalitarianism into every one of his haute couture collections. Visionaries both, their brands have now joined together to pioneer a new interpretation of color. Introducing Courrèges Estée Lauder Collection: a limited edition collection of zero-gravity shades that draws on a shared point of view on color, beauty and the resolution to never stop moving forward.

Courrèges Estée Lauder Collection is a 13-piece limited edition line that marries the floating-on-air feeling of an embellished Courrèges mini dress, and the punched-up precision of Estée Lauder’s progressive product design, seen through the Courrèges lens. The formulations were designed to be surprising in their lightness, in their sensorial delivery, their translucency, reflectivity, and in their pop-y palette. They are an invitation to have fun with color, texture and special effects while defying the confines of nostalgia by creating a look that is wholly of today.

Lip Visor ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

With a vivid, plexi-like shine reminiscent of Courrèges’ fondness for transparency, an ordinary gloss this is not. A rich balmy formula, it imparts a luscious, wet effect. Lips feel instantly smoothed and soothed, with an impactful pigment pay-off that is impossible to ignore, without trying too hard.

  • See-Through
  • Coral Mini

Super Gloss ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

High coverage, high-impact focal point lips! With the perfect pop of high reflectivity pink, this dramatic gloss features a special delivery system with an innovative flow-through tip to allow for an easy-on, flawless application with every swipe.

  • Rosy Future

Illuminations Face Powder ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Create glowing, otherworldly skin with this silky-effect powder. Brush over cheeks, forehead, and brow bones for a burst of pure light that is velvety-soft with an impeccable, long-lasting quality.

Super Lashes ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Sixties-era spider lashes get a 21st-century reboot with these long, full, natural-looking eye accessories that are perfectly shaped to provide a striking flutter and next-level definition. Measure the strips along your lash line, trim accordingly and add a thin layer of lash glue along the perimeter, waiting 30 seconds for the adhesive to become tacky before pressing it onto the inner corner of lids and working your way outward. To remove, gently pull the lashes away from the edge.

Eye Amplifier ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

The graphic white personified by Courrèges original moon girls inspires this new compact, which features a clear, twist-off lid that encloses an ultra-luxe eyeshadow. Applied best with a brush, the weightless powder formula has been spiked with a special siliconic polymer that allows the product to attach itself seamlessly to the skin. Use wet or dry for shimmering, radiant dimension and a glass-like finish that lasts for hours without creasing.

  • Aqua Silver
  • Black Silver

Eye Glide Pencil ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

Metallic accents have long illustrated the oft-publicized dream of the future perfect. Here, they become reality with a creamy silver pencil that glides onto eyes to shade, define and smolder. Create structure and depth by blending across lids with your fingertips, or line and define along upper and lower lashes for a bold, standout statement.

  • Silver Streak

Iridescent Ball Highlighter ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

“I want to let the light into my clothes,” Courrèges would say of his preference for lucidity above all else, which has inspired this iridescent powder gelée. The innovative plastic orb applicator that houses a sensorial cream can be dotted onto cheeks for an allover polished glow or onto temples, cheekbones, and other high planes of the face for a concentrated highlight.

Lip + Cheek Ball ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

This revolutionary jelly-like gloss has a full-throttle shine and a translucent berry hue that adds a slight tint to lips, while imparting a rosy glow to cheeks for a happy flush.

  • Ultra Pink

Ultra White Eyeliner ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

White is the new black with this vibrant, opaque liquid eyeliner that provides a brilliant vinyl finish in the classic color code of the house of Courrèges. The super-fine eyeliner boasts a dip-in fine brush applicator to scrawl the perfect feline flick with a shocking pop of starkly bright, white pigment.

  • Lunar White

Kabuki Brush ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

This lush bouncy tool adds a ritualistic feeling to the simple act of adornment. Luxuriously soft, white bristles give a uniform finish to mattifying, highlighting and contouring efforts, while working particularly well in tandem with the Illuminations Face Powder.

Availability: March 2015; early access at Sephora for VIB Rouge/VIB members

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book
Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book

The Contour Book – The Art of Sculpting + Defining ($59.00) (New)

This palette contains detailed instructions and all the shades needed to redefine the look of your face. Make cheekbones appear stronger, your face appear slimmer, or just create a more sculpted appearance. The Sculpting Powder allows you to contour your face like a pro without looking overly made up. Get the look by following the sculpting guidelines with the included Kevyn Aucoin contour instruction book. This set contains:

  • 0.04 oz The Sculpting Powder in Medium
  • 0.08 oz The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
  • 0.06 oz The Celestial Powder in Starlight
  • 3 x 0.06 oz The Essential Eyeshadows
  • Step-by-step contouring instruction book

Availability: Now exclusively at Sephora

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Collection for Spring 2015
bareMinerals Pop of Passion Collection for Spring 2015

Pop of Passion Blush Balm ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

Glide on this Pop of Passion Blush Balm to bring a radiant, healthy look to cheeks. This cheek color’s lightweight texture and buildable color provide effortlessly smooth, even application, and its blend of passion fruit seed oil with vitamin E helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it with a gorgeous, flush of color.

  • Posy Passion Sheer fuchsia
  • Papaya Passion Vibrant coral peach
  • Natural Passion Sunwashed rose

Pop of Passion Lip Balm ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

This oil-rich formula delivers vibrant color and slick shine with a comfortable color-stain. Treat your lips to this luxurious melt-in formula that’s enriched with passion fruit seed oil for intense hydration and vitamin E for nourishment. Lips are left smooth with an ultra-glossy finish.

  • Peach Passion Fresh peach
  • Nude Passion Caramel buff
  • Punch Pop Vivid watermelon
  • Pink Passion Youthful pink
  • Candy Pop Neon pink
  • Plumberry Pop Pink plum
  • Rose Passion Deep blush
  • Tangerine Pop Juicy citrus

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection for Spring 2015
Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection for Spring 2015

Inspired by the graceful world of ballet, this delicate makeup collection features rosy tones and glimmering metallics in beautiful balance. Taking center stage: a limited-edition five-shade palette featuring romantic lipsticks and glosses to choreograph a colourful lip look.

Harmonie Levres Lip Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the ethereal world of ballet, the versatile ‘Arabesque’ palette features five rosy-toned shades for multiple effects. Three vibrant lipsticks and two shimmering glosses can be worn alone or layered. Presented with a custom mini lip brush for application on the go.

Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00)

  • Crescendo (250) (Limited Edition)

Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00)

  • Tisse Rhapsodie (248) (Limited Edition)
  • Tisse Vendome (204) (Repromote, Permanent)

Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Mysterio (102) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00)

  • Virevoltante (158) (Limited Edition)

Aqualumiere Gloss ($30.00)

  • Tutu (91) (Limited Edition)
  • Corset (92) (Limited Edition)

Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($32.00)

  • Perle de Lune (916) (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Chanel

P.S. — Chanel is doing complimentary Saturday delivery (overnight!) on $125+ orders placed February 13th until 5PM EST. (I totally took advantage of this!)

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Burberry S/S15 Runway Palette
Burberry S/S15 Runway Palette

Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Palette ($68.00) (Limited Edition)

Introducing the Burberry Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Palette, featuring an artwork from the Prorsum collection. The “Rain or Shine” motif, originally hand-painted in the Burberry studio reflects the synergy between Burberry fashion and beauty. This limited-edition powder palette uses colours from the womenswear collection: Pink Azalea and Bright Coral red sit alongside a nude cloud on a Hydrangea Pink background. Effortless to use, the shades blend together to enhance and highlight the skin with a radiant glow. Contour the cheeks to highlight the cheekbones or apply to the apple of the cheeks for natural radiance.

Availability: Now at Burberry

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