Monday, March 16th, 2015

If you’re a fashion and/or beauty professional and you have the opportunity to attend one of The Makeup Show around the country, you’ll also have the chance to check out some of the newest product from brands. The next show is being held in Los Angeles on March 28th and 29th. I’ve heard great things about the show and how informative and educational it is from my fellow bloggers and friends who have been able to attend.   The show gets bigger and bigger every year; there are many shades making their debut at the LA show: Ardell Lashes, Kat Von D, Mario Badescu, NYX, and Sephora, just to name a few.

  • MAKE UP FOR EVER: A collection of ten unique primers — I just picked up two from Sephora myself to try (Hydrating and Nourishing)
  • PINNACLE COSMETICS: Set of three eye lights
  • STILA: Nude Interlude Color Balm Lipstick
  • RUBY MAKEUP ACADEMY: Ruby Cosmetics’ line-up is debuting
  • ELLIS FAAS: Ellis Faas Icon Gallery and a keynote presentation by Ellis herself
  • MUSTAEV: Debuting at the LA show and showcasing their Bloom Pouch (one of the more interesting beauty tool I’ve seen in awhile)
  • SMASHBOX: Debut of the Smashbox x Donald Robertson Icon Gallery
  • STATIC NAILS: red carpet-influenced pop-on manicures that can be reused and painted
  • SEPHORA: Debuting at the LA show, focus on Colorful Blushes (which somehow escaped notice on my radar, but it seems like they’ve been out for awhile!)
  • SENNA COSMETICS: Launching the Pro Brow Brush and Brow Shaper Powders
  • BEAUTYLISH: Celebrating the launch of Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Have you ever attended The Makeup Show before?

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

YSL Pop Water Collection for Spring/Summer 2015
YSL Pop Water Collection for Spring/Summer 2015

La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($27.00)

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture is a new generation of nail lacquer that’s both elegant and practical and is presented in a sleek, elongated glass bottle imprinted with the brand’s timeless logo. Available in fashion-inspired shades ranging from subtle and natural to vibrant and dramatic, the nail lacquer provides a high-shine finish for an instant touch of glamour. Its long-wear formula contains chil rose oil, which strengthens, moisturizes and protects nails from chipping and cracking. The lacquer dries fast and applies evenly without streaking and is equipped with a new custom-made brush that allows an easy and fast application. Color adheres perfectly to the brush, pulling the formula instead of pushing it for a flawless, intense result.

  • Rouge Wet (63)
  • Fuchsia Rain (64)
  • Rose Splash (65)
  • Orange Drop (66)

Full Metal Shadow Metallic Color Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00)

Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow is the brand’s first metallic-color liquid eyeshadow. Its pigment-packed formula lasts up to 16 hours without creasing, flaking or fading and contains 40% water for a cooling effect and pure color payoff. An exclusive applicator allows you to create three signature looks, including a full lid, just the line or a graphic eye.

  • Grey Splash (01)
  • Eau d’Argent (02)
  • Taupe Drop (03)
  • Onde Sable (04)
  • Steamy Coral (05)
  • Pink Cascade (06)
  • Aquatic Copper (07)
  • Dewy Gold (08)
  • Misty Green (09)
  • Wet Blue (10)

Rouge Pur Couture Plump Up Glossy Stain ($36.00)

Give your lips an instant push-up effect with Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Plump Up Glossy Stain. The invigorating, hydrating formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and gives your pout a fuller, more voluptuous shine that lasts up to six hours.

  • Plump Up (200)

Pop Water Glossy Stain ($36.00)

Splash into summer with Yves Saint Laurent’s newest Glossy Stain, Pop Water. The third revolution under the Glossy Stain franchise, Pop Water is formulated with water brilliance, providing 10 hours of hydration and a translucent pop of color. Its applicator features a unique slanted tip and short soft bristles that allow flawless application and perfect precision.

  • Dewy Red (201)
  • Rouge Splash (202)
  • Eau de Corail (203)
  • Onde Rose (204)
  • Pink Rain (205)
  • Misty Pink (206)
  • Juicy Peach (207)
  • Wet Nude (208)

Availability: Pre-order now at Nordstrom; some products are showing 3/16 as date they’ll be shipped and others are showing 3/31

Editor’s Note: I’m not certain which shades or formulas are limited edition/permanent–Nordstrom doesn’t say, and everything is listed as a Nordstrom exclusive at the time of this post!

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Clinique Cheek Pop Shade Extensions for Spring 2015
Clinique Cheek Pop Shade Extensions for Spring 2015

Cheek Pop ($21.00)

Vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless. In a silky smooth, stay-true formula with shades for every skin tone. That just-pinched look, simply effortless.

  • Melon Pop
  • Heather Pop
  • Fig Pop
  • Pink Pop
  • Rosy Pop
  • Pansy Pop

Availability: Now at Clinique

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Giorgio Armani Maharajah Collection for Spring 2015
Giorgio Armani Maharajah Collection for Spring 2015

Inspired by the delicate beauty and lively, saturated colors of Indian embroideries, Linda Cantello, International Make-Up Artist Giorgio Armani, gives fuchsia the starring role in a radiant and audacious limited-edition collection. This intensely vibrant pink comes in a variety of sensations and explores creative texture effects that are unprecedented for Giorgio Armani Beauty. This new must-have is an ode to elegance and femininity, lighting up lips and nails for a Maharajah season.

Rouge d’Armani ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Maharajah Fuchsia

Rouge Ecstasy ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Maharajah Fuchsia
  • Pink Blush Vivid pink
  • Garconne Indigo

Flash Lacquer ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Maharajah Fuchsia
  • Pink Blush Vivid pink
  • Garconne Indigo

Nail Lacquer ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Maharajah Fuchsia
  • Pink Blush Vivid pink
  • Garconne Indigo
  • Base Iridescent, silvery shine

Availability: Now at Neiman Marcus, Saks

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

MAC x Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2015
MAC x Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2015

Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00) (Limited Edition)

The Nordstrom Naturals Palette features a well-edited, exclusive collection of its 15 best-selling M·A·C shades. Each powdered eyeshadow is long-wearing and highly-pigmented, applying evenly and blending and building beautifully. (Editor’s note: All of the shades in this palette are available individually in the permanent range.)

  • Vapour
  • All That Glitters
  • Wedge
  • Satin Taupe
  • Honey Lust
  • Ricepaper
  • Amber Lights
  • Saddle
  • Mulch
  • Woodwinked
  • Omega
  • Brun
  • Embark
  • Beauty Marked
  • Carbon

Availability: Now at Nordstrom

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Becca Blushed Copper
Becca Blushed Copper

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed ($38.00)

  • Blushed Copper Warm copper infused with rose gold tones (Limited Edition)

Blushed Copper The One Perfecting Brush ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition, multitasking makeup brush that features a gold handle and works to cut makeup application time in half by replacing 10 other brushes and tools. From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders, and other formulas. Designed with non-porous, high-quality natural hair, it allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. Use it as a foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or even a sponge.

Availability: Sephora

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