MAC Masterclass Brush Collection
Introducing an ultra-modern range of unique brushes that delivers a high level of performance and revolutionizes personal makeup application. Ergonomically designed for even and effortless application, lush, silky, synthetic fibres are engineered to expertly pick up and apply product seamlessly. Available in three sizes, Linear 1, Oval 3 and Oval 6 feature a special grip brush handle designed for absolute control, and a tilted tip that keeps fingers and hands out of the way for ultimate precision.
Linear 1 ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)
With a short, narrow shape, the brush delivers a firm, precise stroke to line lashes and lips. Also defines and fills brows. Synthetic fibres. Handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision. Sleek black finish.
Oval 3 ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
The ultimate multipurpose tool, with an elongated oval shape and slightly pointed tip. Smoothly shades and blends powder or cream eye shadows, powder, and liquid or cream concealer in the hard-to-reach contours of the face. Synthetic fibres. Handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision. Sleek black finish.
Oval 6 ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
Ideal for blush, foundation or powder, the rounded, medium-sized brush applies, blends and contours all over the face or cheeks for even, flawless coverage. Synthetic fibres. Handle features special grip design and tilted brush tip for ultimate precision. Sleek black finish.
Availability: Now online @ MAC Cosmetics
Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge Color for Holiday 2013
Introducing Tom Ford’s audacious new red lip and nail pairings: two duos of classic crimson or sumptuous cherry shades inspired by the daring femininity of his private blend fragrance, Jasmin Rouge. They evoke the scent’s decadent, spiced floral notes and iconic red bottle, and capture its mood of hedonistic glamour. Experience the power of crimson with Tom Ford Lip Color in Rouge Fatal and Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Shameless. Indulge in rich cherry with Tom Ford Lip Color Vampire Kiss and Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Trophy Wife.
Lip Color ($49.00)
- Rouge Fatal Crimson
- Vampire Kiss Rich cherry
Nail Lacquer ($32.00)
- Shameless Crimson
- Trophy Wife Rich cherry
Eye Color Quad ($78.00)
- Ice Queen Subtle blues and icy grays
Tom Ford Beauty has developed three luxurious cosmetics gift boxes exclusively for holiday 2013. Each presented in an iconic Tom Ford reflective chocolate brown hinged setup box in crosshatch pattern. Each box allows for customization at counter.
- 12-Piece Lip Color Gift Box Personalized selection of 12 Lip Colors in a mahogany-colored box ($588.00)
- 4-Piece Lip & Nail Lacquer Gift Box Personalized selection of two Lip Colors and Nail Lacquers in a mahogany-colored box ($162.00)
- 4-Piece Lip Color Gift Box Personalized selection of four Lip Colors in a mahogany-colored box ($196.00)
Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus
M•A•C Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the next Viva Glam spokesperson: Rihanna. Arriving January 2014. More information to come as MAC releases official details about the upcoming installment of Viva Glam.
Comments have been turned off on this post. TRIGGER WARNING: This post has become emotionally triggering for victims and survivors of domestic violence due some comments that seem to misunderstand domestic violence, its cycle, and how complex it can be. You may want to read more about domestic violence, the cycle of domestic violence, and really, truly understand why victims often return to their abusers and that it can take many attempts to leave before they finally do. You might ask yourself what you would do if your best friend was in an abusive relationship and how your attitude would help or hinder their situation, attempts to leave an abusive situation, and whether your actions give them the vital support they need to finally leave their abuser. We worry for those who return to abusive situations, and it’s OK to think that it isn’t a good idea or to wish that they did not return, but insinuating that they are now deserving of any abuse they get ignores the complexity of relationships in general as well as abusive relationships.
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Collection
“I have wanted to revisit Oud for years; it is one of the most endlessly fascinating ingredients in a perfumer’s palette. For this collection, I explored how Oud could intertwine with other precious ingredients from the rich and storied culture and artisanal traditions of the Middle East.” — Tom Ford
The Private Blend Oud collection is an olfactive journey that explores three mesmerizing and sensual facets of oud. Two new oud fragrances join the best-selling fragrance, private blend oud wood, a groundbreaking composition of exotic woods and spices that is hailed as a definitive interpretation of oud. The new fragrances, Private Blend Oud Fleur and Private Blend Tobacco Oud, share the signature elements of the original Oud Wood—oud, sandalwood and patchouli—then follow two unique and contrasting directions. They give Tom Ford another opportunity to show his mastery of this rare and precious ingredient. The collection of three oud fragrances also features three bath and body products that offer sumptuous new ways to wear this unforgettable note, creating a complete world of oud within Tom Ford Private Blend. Oud Wood body moisturizer, Oud Wood shower gel and OudWood bath soap are perfumed with the original Oud Wood fragrance.
Private Blend Oud Wood captures the most sophisticated, precious and highly regarded materials in the Middle East. Rich, elegant oud is paired with smoky birch tar and cistus heart, which impart a sultry, smoky effect reminiscent of burnt incense lingering in the air, further enhancing the fragrance’s depth and sensuality. Adding a perception of warmth and intrigue, notes of patchouli absolute are used as cedarwood atlas creates a sense of animalic depth, leaving an intoxicating trail.
- 1.7 oz. ($210.00)
- 3.4 oz. ($290.00)
- Shower Gel ($65.00)
- Bath Soap ($35.00)
- Body Moisturizer ($65.00)
Private Blend Tobacco Oud explores a secret history of addictive Arabic passions—crafting fragrances from precious oud wood resin and smoking aromatic tobacco. It intertwines mesmerizing oud with an idealized tobacco accord inspired by “dokha,” a blend of herbs, flowers and spice-laden tobacco that was smoked in secret five centuries ago during a ban on smoking— and retains its allure as a widely used tobacco today. Dried quickly in the desert sun, and then mixed with herbs, spices, bark, and dried flowers, Dokha delivers its rush in a potent, dizzying hit. Like a proper Dokha, private blend tobacco oud imparts an extremely smooth, warm blend of woodsy notes for a heady buzz; and then a warm exhale of spicy heat. Fine tobacco dust absolute is intertwined with coriander seed oil to achieve this spice-laden touch.
Roasted tonka organic absolute soaks the tobacco with a warm, addictive pulse of coumarin while streaks of sandalwood bring out mellow, lactonic tones. A seductive amber note is accomplished with high dosages of cistus oil from spain and cistus absolute—an indigenous Mediterranean plant also known as labdanum or rockrose—that contributes leathery-ambery, textural tones.
The regal oud element is further reinforced by fresh woody facets of Cedarwood Atlas Orpur®— sourced from the Atlas mountain range high in the Moroccan desert—and earthy patchouli absolute, while castoreum complements the primal, animalic aspects.1.7 fl. oz. / $210.00.
Private Blend Oud Fleur explores the mystique of oud in all its dimensions, including the aspect of prestige and age. It is crafted from a slowly perfected vision of Oud Wood that has been developed over twenty years by harmonizing the finest aspects of many variations.
The Oud Wood core is streaked with additional woody notes to amplify its effects: patchouli for cool earthy tones; sandalwood for warmth; incense for smoky mystery, and styrax, cistus and leather accord for added texture and presence. Ambergris and castoreum lend a wild warmth and mellow ambery comfort.
A complex rose dimension evokes the middle east’s legendary damascus rose. A blend of Rose Bulgaria Orpur®, Rose Absolute Morocco, and Rose Absolute Turkey Orpur® creates a brocade effect that weaves fresh petal, lush nectar and spicy stem-like signatures together. This floral heart is enhanced with Ginger CO2, Cardamom Seed Oil Orpur®, Cinnamon Bark Laos Orpur®, and Pimento Berry; these cool and fiery spice accents awaken the senses. A touch of Geranium Egypt Orpur® lends a peppery-green flourish as tagette, osmanthus, davana oil and date accord lend a beautifully mellowed effect which enhances the sensation of a precious fragrance crafted from superbly well-aged materials. 1.7 fl. oz. / $210.00.
Availability: Now @ Nordstrom
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse for Holiday 2013
Join Anna Sui and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate this holiday season with a collection of Limited Edition items featuring Minnie Mouse singing, performing, and shining like a star!
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Makeup Kit ($50.00) (Limited Edition)
This kit comes in a fun tin box featuring Minnie Mouse gorgeously decked out for center stage. Available in two colors, each kit depicts a different side of Minnie and contains a bow-shaped eye shadow compact and a Minnie Mouse shaped lipstick!
- Rock Song (01) Pearl White, Ice Silver, and Diamond Blue Eyeshadows; vivid, deep ruby red lipstick
- Romantic Serenade (02) Light Pink, Shiny Brown, and Sparkling Khaki eyeshadows; vivid fuchsia pink lipstick
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Nail Color N ($16.00) (Limited Edition)
- Stardust Silver (001) Silver
- Snow White (002) White
- Midnight Purple (200) Purple
- Neon Pink (300) Bright pink
- Passion Red (400) Red glitter layering coat
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Perfect Mascara ($30.00) (Limited Edition)
- Rich Black (001) Black
- Pink Brown (500) Brown
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Rose Body Balm ($28.00) (Limited Edition)
Featuring the classic Anna Sui tea rose scent, this body balm offers a beautiful radiance to your skin. The balm provides hydration but never leaves your skin feeling sticky.
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Rose Hand Cream ($20.00) (Limited Edition)
Featuring the classic Anna Sui tea rose scent, this hand cream leaves your hands not only smelling great, but with softer and smoother skin! Comes in a cute Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse pouch.
Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Rose Lip Balm ($22.00) (Limited Edition)
This untinted lip balm will leave you with moisturized, glossy lips! Features Anna Suiʼs signature tea rose scent and comes in a cute Minnie Mouse decorated tin.
Availability: Now @ Beautylish
Marc Jacobs Beauty for Holiday 2013
After unveiling one of the most sought-after beauty collections in decades, Marc Jacobs has followed-up with an array of exclusive items, just in time for holiday gifting. As with his fashion, Marc’s rule-breaking creativity is at the heart of his makeup vision. For him, it’s about the spirit of youth, confidence and experimentation, and holiday 2013 is no different. From statement-making lips and provocative eyes, to a decadent ensemble of must-haves, each item is quintessentially Marc.
LoveMarc Collection ($350.00, $490 value) (Limited Edition)
Showcased in a lacquered box, this limited edition set features a wardrobe of twelve long-wearing LoveMarc Lip Gel shades, including one new shade, Showstopper – the ultimate Marc Jacobs red.
Showstopper collection ($89.00, $216 value)
Indulge in this decadent set of beauty essentials encased in a patent leather makeup bag patterned in the iconic faille. The set includes Lash Lifter Gel Volume Mascara, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Eyeliner, Honey EDP Mini Rollerball, plus limited edition shades of Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (Kiss This) and Style Eye-Con No. 3 Plush Shadow Palette (The Star).
Lightshow Luminizing Powder ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
This luxurious, limited edition luminizing powder offers a subtle bronzing effect with a blend of four luminous shades in one compact. The powder design is inspired by the fishnet pattern seen in the Marc Jacobs fall 2013 runway show.
- Close-Up (302) Brightening
LoveMarc Lip Gel ($30.00)
- Showstopper (134) Classic Red
Tonite Lights Glitter Dust ($32.00)
Perfect for the spotlight seekers, this longwearing and light-catching sparkling eyeshadow glides on with a featherweight and velvety sparkle.
- Stagelight Sheer silver veil
- Ultraviolet Light Intense metallic purple
- Blacklight Intense metallic black
Availability: Now @ Sephora