Yves Saint Laurent celebrates the holiday season with some very lush offerings. The White Gold Celebration palette featuers three eyeshadows, three lipsticks, one gloss, one highlighter, and a blush ($67.00). There is a matching White Gold Lip palette that can be worn around the neck or attached to an accessorry. The heart has two textures, an intense lipstick and a natural gloss ($62.00). Check out their compact powder for complexion decorated with a heart imprint with a duo of Pink Beige and Rose Whisper ($52.00). The White Gold Eyeshadow palette contains four metallic shadows that can be applied wet or dry ($50.00). Don’t foret to keep your nails in the spirit with White Gold nail lacquer ($18.00), nor ignore your lips with lipstick with White Gold ($28.00). Of course, a real standout is the Opium makeup palette, which is gorgeous and detailed with a phoenix and flowers ($57.00). Now available at Nordstrom.com.
Chanel is always a delight to peruse, because every product is so enthralling with its sleek, classy packaging and gorgeous hues. There are two amazing palettes coming out, Soleil Naturel and Soleil Lumiere. Each palette includes a blush, four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, and two lipsticks ($85.00). Holiday Chanel goodies also include an eyeshadow quad called Radiant Gems, blush in Neroli Rose, natural finish loose pwoder in Merveille, ultra wear lip color in Violet Sapphire, and glossimers in Bronze Crystal and Rose Crystal. Expect these lovely products this month at www.chanel.com.
Smashbox has its “Beyond Beauty” Holiday 2007 collection filled with sets sure to delight any beauty addict. There is the Flawless Finish Skin Protectors Kit, which includes Photo Finish Foundation Primer in full size and 0.5 oz travel size, as well as Photo Op Under Eye Brightener ($49.00). Next up are their Fusion Eye & Cheek Palettes, containing 8 shimmering shades in one portable mirrored palette ($39.00), one is called Endless (warm), the other is called Reflects (cool). They also have an Encounter Brush Set, which includes six full-size white-haired brushes, four new to the Smashbox line, including powder brush #1, foundation brush #13, complexion correcter blush #25, shadow brush #26, micro definer brush #27, and precision liner brush #28, all in a cute travel case ($84.00). Also up for grabs is their Light Speed Lip Gloss set containing six ultra-luxurious sheer glosses ($29.00). This collection is now online at www.smashbox.com!
Benefit is offering several gift sets that give you a chance to try some of their best selling products and save a little money doing it, too! “Best of Benefit: Beauty Bag Essentials” contains BADgal lash, Eye Bright, and Dallas ($46.00). They also have Her Glossinenss, which is a set of three double-ended wands with a total of six gloss shades, includingn A-list (bubble gum pink), Who Are You Wearing? (passion fruit pink), Who Does Your Work? (sheer wine), Talk to My Agent (sugar plum shimmer), Next Question Please (golden berry shimmer), and Kiss You (clear fuchsia) ($26.00). In the “Best of Benefit: Iconic Classics,” you’ll find their three “most coveted” products: BADgal lash, Dr. Feelgood, and Benetint ($58.00). Need a powder palette fix? Benefit’s “Ten Palette” features bronzers, highlighters, lip shades, and shadows ($28.00). Their latest “Justine Case” is a beauty refresher, containinng Some Kindn-a Gorgeous, Benetint, California Kissin’, and Eyecon ($30.00). Get your Benefit fix at www.benefitcosmetics.com.
Stila brings us several fun-filled beauty “best of stila” gift sets for less than their actual value (yay for holiday sets!). Check out their Gift of Glaze collection, which includes mini versions of Nutmeg Spice, Candy Cane, Grapefruit, Apricot, Vanilla, and Brown Sugar lip glazes ($28.00). Their Gift of Glamour includes lip glaze in Fruit Cake, eyeshadow in Kitten and Barefoot Contessa, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 in Shade 01, and Multi-effect Mascara in black ($60.00). Their Gift of Glow Bronzing Kit has your essentials for a golden glow, including Sun Bronzer SPF 15, lip glaze in Brown Sugar, Smudge Pot in Bronze, baked eyeshadow trio in Gold Glow, and a mini eyeliner brush ($45.00). View all the goodies at www.stilacosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.
P.S. – Save 20% and get free shipping on orders over $40 with discount code “DANIELLEBFF“! (Saw this on craigslist on Thursday, so I thought I’d pass it on!) Be sure to shop at www.stilacosmetics.com to save! Good til November 2007.
Who doesn’t love it when they can buy and donate to charity at the same time? LUSH launches Charity Pot throughout stores on October 15th (just a few days away!). 100% of proceeds will go directly to charity (except taxes, duh) to support several causes, like animal rights, environmental protection, and humanitarian concerns. Some of the first charities to receive funds include: WaterCan, TreePeople, Amazon Conservation Team, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Clean Ocean Action and UNICEF’s Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.
Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion that’s luxurious and rich, and it’s made with fair-trade cocoa butter with a light fragrance of ylang ylang and tagettes essential oils.
Says LUSH Founder and CEO Mark Constantine:
We founded LUSH on the principle of making products that are fresh and natural, with minimal or no packaging and no animal testing. LUSH is kind to the environment, animals and our customers, and now we want to do even more, to be proactive in helping those who fight against climate change, animal abuse and environmental degradation.
Get your LUSH fix on at www.lush.com or at a location near you.