And God Created the Woman Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
NARS debuts a limited edition palette of six shimmering shadows for captivating, compelling eyes. Created exclusively for Sephora, this sleek set also includes a travel sized Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and No 3 Eye Shader Brush. Named for “Et Dieu… créa la femme,” the classic 1956 French film that made Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation, the six-well palette helps beauty lovers achieve the look of the season with a must-have neutral shade range based on Sephora’s top-selling browns and taupes.
- Alhambra (right side) Metallic rose mist
- Bellissima (right side) Matte grey brown
- Kalahari (left side) Gold confection
- Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
- Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
- Night Clubbing Black withg old pearl
- Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (travel-size)
- No. 3 Eye Shader Brush
Availability: Now @ Sephora
The Happening Eye & Cheek Palette ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
For Spring 2013, NARS debuts a new limited edition palette, based on top-selling, universally flattering, must have shades of the season. Elevate any look with four evocative eyeshadows, paired with the brand’s iconic Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer for cheeks – all in one sleek, go-anywhere compact.
- Night Star Sheer peach with gold pearl
- Gstaad Shimmering taupe (New/Limited Edition)
- Kuala Lumpur (right side) Boysenberry infused with gold
- Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
- Orgasm Peachy pink with gold shimmer (Blush)
- Laguna Diffused brown with golden shimmer (Bronzer)
Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, February 1st @ NARScosmetics.com
Introducing an exciting addition to the NARS 413 BLKR Collection: the Multiple – the iconic innovation for eyes, cheeks, and lips from NARS Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars.
A rich burgundy, the NARS 413 BLKR Multiple is the perfect multi-purpose beauty stick. Its unique creamy formula and sheer color blend effortlessly to create beautiful accents, contours, or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, the NARS 413 BLKR Collection was created especially for NARS boutiques. With a second flagship location recently opened in Los Angeles, NARS is pleased to feature the collection at both boutiques, as well as on narscosmetics.com.
The Multiple ($39.00)
- 413 BLKR Rich burgundy (New and Permanent)
Availability: February 1st @ NARScosmetics.com and NARS flagship boutiques: 413 Bleecker St, New York, NY; tel: 646.459.2323, 8412 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; tel: 310.623.1730
“This Spring I love the mix of vivid shades with nudes, women are traditionally drawn to color but afraid of it – this way they can play and customize to their own desires. At the Giorgio Armani S/S 13 show – I used the soft grey tone to create a muted graphic shape – then a thick liner was drawn with the Swimming Pool Turquoise blue, and then blended with the taupe – this gives a soft pop of glamorous, sensual color. Any woman can wear it.” — Linda Cantello, International Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
Face & Eye Bliss Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)
- Coral Bliss Sheer Blush in Coral and for eyes; Opal, Shimmer Greige and Swimming Pool Turquoise shadows
- Rose Bliss Sheer Blush in Rose and for the eyes; Iced Pearl, Flesh and Hibiscus shadows
Rouge d’Armani Sheer ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
- Beige Rose (101)
- Beige (100)
Face Fabric ($49.00)
- Pale Porcelain (0.5) (New)
- Medium Nude (3.5) (New)
- Medium Nude (4.5) (New)
Blushing Fabric ($39.00) (Limited Edition)
- HD Orange (8)
- Fuchsia (9)
Availability: Nordstrom and Giorgio Armani Beauty
Spring is here and China Glaze® is blossoming with vibrant color with its new collection, Avant Garden. The delectable palette flows between soft hues and vibrant pops of color, offering an unconventional bouquet of cheerful and vivid shades. Take a stroll down the China Glaze® path, passing a bubbling brook of light and bright blues. Take in the view of the mossy green meadow and stop to enjoy the fragrant flowers of soft pink and white. Let Avant Garden take you away to a playful, romantic field of color and innovation this Spring.
- Budding Romance Moss green
- Sunday Funday Bright blue
- Fancy Pants Indigo with pink and purple shimmer
- Snap My Dragon Bright red with pink shimmer
- Passion for Petals Bright salmon-pink
- Mimosas Before Manis Coral with a light wash of shimmer
- Life is Rosy Blushed mauve
- Pink-ie Promise Iridescent baby pink
- Tart-y for the Party Light lavender creme
- Fade Into Hue Periwinkle creme
- Keep Calm, Paint On Sea foam green
- Dandy Lyin’ Around Shimmery vanilla icing
Availability: March 2013. Individual shades retail for $7; 6-piece collections retail for $42.
MAC Year of the Snake Collection
MAC Year of the Snake Collection for Spring 2013
AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE!
The Snake- inspired collection is defined by a palette of vibrant shades and shimmering finishes. Beauty Powder illuminates the skin, Eye Shadow creates striking contrasts and Pigments intensify the effect. Zoom Lash adds definition and Powerpoint Eye Pencil defines a razor-sharp line. Lipsticks quiver with lustre and M•A•C’s EXCLUSIVE packaging slithers with chic- featuring Beauty Powder, Lipsticks and Eye Shadows embossed with a gorgeous snake design. LIMITED EDITION (with design/packaging).
Editor’s Note: These shades are repromotes/permanent shades. We have reviewed the majority previously, so to see a review, click the shade name. The collection features embossed snake patterns/designs, plus special box packaging (and the eyeshadows are large-sized), so quality may differ.
Large Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)
- Once Upon a Time… Metallic vanilla (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromoted Color)
- Aztec Brick Frosted true copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromoted Color)
- Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromoted Color)
- Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent Color)
Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)
Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)
- Freckletone Neutral peach (Lustre) (Permanent)
- Plumful Blossoming rose-plum (Lustre) (Permanent)
- Cockney Sheer yellow red with multi-dimensional pearl (Permanent)
Beauty Powder ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN)
Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)
- Engraved Rich black (Permanent)
Zoom Lash ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)
- Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)
Availability: Exclusively online on January 31, 2013 (North America) at maccosmetics.com, Late January 2013 (International).
Chantecaille Spring 2013 Collection
Inspired by runway trends and BLOOM’s passionate commitment to ban shark finning, Chantecaille created the Save the Sharks Palette. Worn with the Lip Chic Rose Délice, the look fuses on-trend colors with the freshness of the ocean.
Save the Sharks Palette ($83.00)
Features three eye shades: Great White, an all over white sandy beige, Grey Reef, a glistening sandy grey and Black Tip, a deep ocean blue. Includes Sea Anemone Cheek Shade, a golden coral color that is universally flattering on all skin tones, inspired by the underwater gardens of the tropical seas. Passionately committed to saving our sharks, the BLOOM Association has successfully orchestrated a top-level ban on all Hong Kong Luxury Hotels from serving shark fin soup. 5% of proceeds from the Save the Sharks Palette will be donated to the BLOOM Association to ban unregulated shark fin trade.
Gel Liner Pencil ($33.00)
Lip Chic Lip Color ($35.00)
Luminous Gloss ($34.00)
Availability: Now @ Nordstrom