Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash
Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash

Full Frontal Lipstick Stash ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition set contains minis of three exclusive NEW shades—Ladyflower (bright rose-pink), Crush (inspired by one of our most-coveted Super-Saturated Lip Color shades) and Illicit (sheer baby pink)—plus three mini bestsellers (including Gash!). It even includes a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone, our bestselling clear shade. Ozone holds color in place, prevents feathering, and fixes mistakes—yet it’s totally invisible on your lips. (Editor’s Note: Each lipstick is 0.035 oz. and six of them, so there are 0.21 oz. of lipstick. Lip pencil is full-sized at 0.04 oz. There are $46.20 worth of lipsticks, plus $20 Lip Pencil for a total value of $66.20. I do not have this, so I cannot show you swatches of the new shades, sorry!)

  • Ladyflower Bright rose-pink
  • Crush Bright hot pink
  • Illicit Sheer baby pink
  • Gash Deep red with tonal shimmer
  • Liar Pinky-brown nude
  • F-Bomb Classic red
  • Ozone (Lip Pencil) Clear

Availability: Now at Urban Decay; TBA on whether it will be available at other retailers

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro
Giorgio Armani Eye & Brow Maestro

EYE & BROW MAESTRO is the first Giorgio Armani Beauty eye shadow cream. Inspired by backstage makeup and developed using cutting-edge technology, Eye & Brow Maestro can be used as an eye liner, eyeshadow or eyebrow pencil. It can even sculpt the face or be used to color the hair line.

A new way of seeing makeup, Eye & Brow Maestro is an innovative, multi-use product that changes the rules of makeup. Linda Cantello and Giorgio Armani Beauty laboratories drew their inspiration from hairdressers and colorists. Colored glass and mica pearls, used as pigments, and translucent pearlizers are modeled after the glossy shine and translucency from hair coloring.

“It’s the colors and texture that make this genuinely multi-usage product special. All shades can be used on eyebrows, hair, and Eye &Brow Maestro shade 5 as contouring,” explains Linda Cantello.

The results are amazing and incredibly innovative. There are nine shades that look like something out of a hair salon – subtle, slightly iridescent tones of blond, dark blond, light brown, brown and even auburn. A gorgeous gold shade was also added for evening sophistication.

At last, women have an all-in-one makeup product that amplifies the natural beauty of their eyelids and their eyebrows, is easy to work with and has real staying power with a waterproof formula lasting 20 hours. Eye & Brow Maestro reinforces the natural beauty of the eyes in one gesture. Expression is enhanced, emotion is stronger and presence is magnified.

Eye & Brow Maestro ($34.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Black (01)
  • Dark Brown (02)
  • Red (03)
  • Medium Brown (04)
  • Light Brown (05)
  • Medium Blonde (06)
  • Light Blonde (07)
  • Grey (08)
  • Gold (09)

Eye & Brow Maestro Brush ($32.00) (New, Permanent)

Giorgio Armani Beauty laboratories have designed the ideal partner for Eye & Brow Maestro: an original makeup accessory inspired by professional application techniques. One end features an eyebrow brush to shape the eyebrows. The other is a flat angled brush used for precise makeup application along the lash line or on the eyelid for buildable coverage. Anyone can work like a makeup artist and create a personalized makeup.

Availability: Now at Giorgio Armani, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Urban Decay Holiday 2014 Launches
Urban Decay Holiday 2014 Launches

Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Vices are all consuming, insatiably addictive and always leave us wanting MORE! Something tells us we’re not the only ones who feel that way—especially when it comes to our palettes. Enough with the “will they or won’t they?” speculation; Urban Decay launches Vice3. Satisfy your eyeshadow cravings with 20 velvety, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades—from an amazing soft black and a stunning burgundy to a rich, smoky red-black. Even MORE covetable than our previous Vice palettes, the mesmerizing, jewel-inlaid case includes a huge mirror and a double-ended brush. The perfect finishing touch? A gorgeous matching bag. (See, we thought of everything!)

Wende LOVES the Vice palettes—from developing 20 all-new shades to brainstorming design concepts. With Vice3, she wanted to create a beautiful, functional component even sleeker than our previous Vice palettes. It’s the perfect go-to palette you’ll want to use all the time! Every shade has a metallic finish that echoes the iced-out metallic look of the palette itself (more on that in a minute). Where we really geeked out was developing 50 shades to get to the perfect 20 in the perfect order. You wouldn’t believe how many iterations we went through to make sure that the shade layout really communicated the whole story. We arranged the shades in columns: neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle and smoky shades on the right. Pair up the vertically color-coordinated quads or go wild and mix them up.

  • Truth Pale pink-nude matte
  • Dragon Bright metallic green shimmer
  • Vanity Smoky metallic eggplant with multidimensional micro-glitter
  • Alien Pink-peach with golden shift
  • Last Sin Champagne shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Undone Pink-beige matte-satin with subtle floating tonal pearl
  • Freeze Metallic medium blue with multidimensional micro-glitter
  • Lucky Metallic bronze
  • Alchemy Deep fuchsia satin
  • Angel Light taupe with silver micro-glitter
  • Downfall Warm light brown matte
  • Heroine Deep navy blue with subtle floating tonal pearl
  • Reign Rich brown satin
  • Bondage Deep, smoky burgundy shimmer
  • Defy Smoky taupe satin
  • DTF Taupe matte with subtle floating pearl
  • Brokedown Metallic golden brown shimmer with gold micro-glitter
  • Bobby Dazzle Metallic white with pale gold micro-glitter
  • Sonic Metallic red-copper
  • Revolver Soft black satin with subtle floating iridescent pearl

Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

Like most women, we’re obsessed with black liner. But we’re also serious color addicts. Enter Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set from Urban Decay. It’s the ultimate pairing set for black liner junkies: four of our DOUBLE-ENDED Eye Pencils—for a total of eight habit-forming hues—all in our award-winning, waterproof 24/7 formula. The best part? Each pencil includes a black shade AND a rich, colorful shade. So whether you’re in the mood to go black or you’re craving a little color, you always have the perfect weapon at the ready. Experiment with every black shade we make (including our 24/7 Velvet formula in Black Velvet), plus other iconic UD shades like
Demolition and LSD. We even brought back two in-demand shades you won’t find anywhere else: Black Market (charcoal-black) and Tornado (dark eggplant).

  • Zero + Demolition Zealous black cream/Deep brown matte
  • Black Velvet + Smoke Rich, smoky black matte/Deepest gray matte
  • Black Market + Tornado Charcoal black satin/Dark eggplant pearl
  • Perversion + LSD Blackest black matte/Navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle

Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($29.00)

  • Aura Soft pink shimmer with golden iridescent sparkle

Ten 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Set ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

It’s no surprise our pencil sets have a cult following. Ask any UD junkie to name her favorite Urban Decay products, and nine times out of ten our award-winning 24/7 Eye Pencil makes the cut. Always one-upping ourselves, Urban Decay launches Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set. The follow-up to last year’s Ocho Loco 2, this set contains TEN of our creamy, waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (one full-size, nine travel-size) and a Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener in one loaded, limited-edition set. First up, our highly coveted, blacker-than-black shade, Perversion. To go along with it: nine NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades from neutrals to intensely sparkly shades to bold brights. This set has it all!

  • Perversion Blackest black matte
  • Glitter Rock Metallic pink with pink multidimensional sparkle
  • Moonspoon Metallic gray with silver sparkle
  • Vacancy Bright metallic teal
  • Faint Warm taupe matte
  • Gonzo Electric blue matte with tonal shimmer
  • Smokeout Rich taupe-black satin
  • Stargazer Soft metallic gold with dimensional sparkle
  • Mugshot Light metallic taupe with slight pink shift
  • Voodoo Bright metallic purple with dimensional sparkle
  • Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener

Availability: September 13th at; October 2014 at all other retailers

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Tarte Sweet Dreams Collection for Holiday 2014
Tarte Sweet Dreams Collection for Holiday 2014

Chic to Cheek Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

An exclusive deluxe gift set featuring tarte’s award-winning, celebrity-favorite blushes in 4 limited-edition shadesIncludes 4 deluxe, limited-edition blushes:

  • Amour Candy pink
  • ClassicSoft apricot pink
  • Prim Plum nude
  • Daydream Rosy pink

Kiss & Belle Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Set ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

A curated collector’s set of tarte’s award-winning LipSurgence™ lip tints and lip glosses, all in charming, new limited-edition shades. Deluxe sizes.

  • Dreamy Cool raspberry (LipSurgence Lip Tint)
  • Alluring Mauve (LipSurgence Lip Tint)
  • Innocent Warm nude (LipSurgence Lip Tint)
  • Dainty Pink (LipSurgence Lip Tint)
  • Eternal Pinky nude (LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint)
  • Fancy Plum berry (LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint)
  • Kiss Light pink (LipSurgence Lip Gloss)
  • Belle Raspberry (LipSurgence Lip Gloss)

All Eye Need Eyeliner Set ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition set of tarte’s best-selling, easy-glide eyeliners all dressed up for the holidays in a gorgeous, giftable box. Includes tarte’s full size skinny smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liner in 5 best-selling shades:

  • Onyx Black
  • Bronze Agate Bronze
  • Smoky Quartz Grey taupe
  • Peridot Green Olive green
  • Plum Tanzanite Dark plum

Magic Wish Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Set ($5.00) (Limited Edition)

A delightfully deluxe duo featuring tarte’s award-winning LipSurgence™ family in dreamy, limited-edition shades.

  • Magic Pink coral
  • Wishful Pinky nude

Ladies Who Lash Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition picture perfect™ eyelash curler draped in an opulent pearl design and perfectly paired with a deluxe best-selling lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.

Sweet Dreams Best-Sellers Collection ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

A deluxe fantasy collection featuring tarte’s brightest in skincare and collector’s edition iconic cheek stain. Note, deluxe sizes.

  • Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment (Deluxe Size)
  • Maracuja Oil (Deluxe Size)
  • Dreamer Pinky nude (Deluxe Size)

Tres Chic Park Ave Princess Contour Palette ($34.00) (Limited Edition)

A luxe, limited-edition palette of contouring essentials starring tarte’s iconic park ave princess™ matte bronzer!

  • Park. Ave Princess Bronzer
  • Posh Pale pink
  • Champagne Gold Highlighter

Brushed with Destiny Bamboo Brushes & Makeup Bag Set ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition, full size brush set and whimsical travel case ideal for any jet-setting journey. Includes: contourtionist™ bamboo cream blush & contour brush, the balancing act™ bamboo foundation brush, the buffer™ airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush, double-ended bamboo eyeshadow brush, undercover lover™ bamboo concealer brush, limited-edition collector’s brush & makeup bag.

Availability: Early access now at Tarte Cosmetics

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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen
Lipstick Queen Silver Screen

Hot on the heels (and we mean high heels!) of Velvet Rope comes Silver Screen, the sexiest, sassiest lipstick to date from Lipstick Queen. Founder Poppy King explains “While Velvet Rope paid homage to Hollywood glamour with its rich velvet finish, Silver Screen pays homage to its sassiness. Its rich yet wet feel is inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen. If this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!”

The term ‘silver screen’ comes from the actual silver content embedded into the material that was used in the early days of the motion picture industry. The screens had a highly reflective surface that was extremely flattering to the women up there on the screen. The texture of the new Silver Screen lipsticks has been designed to have this exact same effect on each and every woman wearing it; enshrine her look with a flirty and sultry finish.

This glossy, wet-look effect is achieved with a high percentage of an innovative new active ingredient Pomegranate Sterols. This 100% natural active, derived from the pomegranate fruit, improves the barrier-function of the lips, keeping them soft and hydrated for longer, whilst also ensuring the intensely glossy look and feel of the lipstick. The formulation is further enhanced with anti-oxidant vitamin E, moisturizing plant oils, beeswax and skin-perfecting vitamin A, which ensure lips stay nourished and comfortable all day long. And just as with Velvet Rope, Silver Screen contains a high quality peppermint oil which releases its invigorating natural scent upon application.

The palate is a kaleidoscope of slinky siren shades ranging from a magnetic deep purple to sexy watermelon, to flirty nudes and a seductive wine. Each shade derives its name from an iconic line in a classic movie.

Encased in the same stunning packaging as Velvet Rope but this time in silver, Silver Screen is an extraordinary object to own and it feels equally extraordinary to wear. Poppy says “Pulling this out of your handbag feels like pulling out a piece of the Manhattan skyline and the endless possibilities that come with it.”

Silver Screen ($50.00)

  • Come Up Chic, vibrant baby rose
  • Made It Mouth-watering deep wine
  • Play It Exotically glamorous hot pink
  • See Me Head-turning, playful peach
  • Stella! Show-stopping purple with a flash of shimmering turquoise
  • Have Paris Iconic pillar box red
  • You Kid Understated yet eye-catching nude

Availability: Now at ULTA, SpaceNK

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Friday, September 5th, 2014

Urban Decay has confirmed we’ll be seeing a Vice 3 Eyeshadow palette soon, which based on previous releases, is likely part of their holiday launch.  When I have more details regarding the contents, price, release date, etc. from Urban Decay, I’ll be sure to update!  :)