Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Emanuel Ungaro Collection (September 25th) (Limited Release)


(This is not a promotional image for the launch –
this is a promotional image for Emanuel Ungaro’s Haute Couture Line)

Lipstick

  • Pure Rose Pastel pink with white pearlized pigments (Lustre)
  • Freckletone Neutral yellow-toned beige (Lustre)

Lipglass

  • Pastel Emotion Pastel pink with white pearlized pigments (Frost)

See Thru Lip Colour

  • Not So Shy! Jewel tone berry stain

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Friday, July 11th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics’ Gold Fever launches September 25th, 2008 in LIMITED locations. From what we’ve heard, it’s Nordstrom’s only.

Slimshine Lipstick

  • Voile Canary yellow with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Missy Creamy pastel coral (Cream)

Shadestick

  • Sharkskin Swimming sharp polished grey
  • Penny Light pinky coral

Liquidlast Liner

  • Classic Cream White gold
  • Auto-Orange Rusted copper with pearlized pigments

Fluidline

  • Blacktrack Solid flat black
  • Silverstroke Richly metallic platinum
  • Brassy Metallic brass

Pigment

  • Golden Lemon
  • Silver Fog

Glitter

  • 3D Silver Multi-reflective silver
  • Gold Sparkling chunky gold

Brushes

  • 209 Slim, tapered eyeliner brush made of synthetic fibres
  • 242 Shader brush made of natural & synthetic fibres

Lashes

  • 3 Lash Long, full, natural-looking lashes
  • 34 Lash Slightly dramatic length lashes w/wispy & winged corners

Thanks Nartian!

Monday, July 7th, 2008

MAC Electroflash Promo Image

ELECTRO FLASH | Short-circuit expectations. X-ray vision means you see ahead of the rest. Electricity is our most precious resource – everybody, electrified! Light up this world,
and the next!

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Monday, July 7th, 2008

NEW VIEW | Natural and Shimmer. The split personality of powder now, in New View combinations with superfine seracite and talc base to sheerly and subtly perfect skin with dimensionality and mineralized starshine. The planes of the face, the contours of the body, made dazzling with a one-two sweep. Mineralize Skinfinish duos are state-of-the-art simplicity, high-resolution finish.

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Monday, July 7th, 2008

SONIC CHIC | Mineralize Blush to break the style barrier: Screamingly chic, but soft, sheer, lightweight. Build continuous colour in superfine pearl with a soft shimmer. Enhance cheekbones, create planes and contours with the greatest of ease, in breakthrough baked particles applied with a quick, dome-tipped buffer brush. The fastest route to perfection yet is Ultra-Sonic.

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Friday, July 4th, 2008

In Bobbi Brown’s Fall Mauve palette, it contains three shadows, three lip colors, and one blush. I’m much more pleased with this palette than say Bobbi Brown’s Nude palette, because the colors show up on me a lot better. The eyeshadows include Navajo, which seems to make regular appearances in her palettes, and I find it can be a chalky color on my skintone if I don’t use it right (which generally means using it lightly and blending/fading it moreso than normal); Vintage, a gray with mauve undertones color; and Chocolate Mauve, which is like a subdued chocolate shade.  The blush is simply called Mauve, and it is a pinky-mauve tone. I imagine this particular shade of pinky-mauve is fairly universal. As for the lip colors, Dusty Mauve is a creamy lip color that goes on incredibly sheer for me; Mauve lip sheer is a little more pigmented, but not too much; and Vintage Mauve is the most pigmented, though still quite creamy and sheer. If you go heavier with the shadows, these included lip colors will work out, since you can pair the heavy eyes with softer lips.

I much preferred the individual lip colors for this launch, though admittedly, I’ve only tried Heather Mauve (a truly pale, toned down mauve with gray-pink). I also tried Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss, which is a deep purplish-brown with icy pearl. Mauve Lip Gloss is a pale, low-sheen purple-mauve. It’s very opaque, which I like for this particular color. But the most stunning item from the launch was Bobbi’s Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner! It’s like a black-brown-purple. I suppose it reminds me of a deeper, darker MAC Nice Vice Paint Pot (which was LE, anyway), but this formula is great for when you need eyeliner that sticks around all day long!

Overall, in my limited experience with Bobbi Brown as a brand, I found this collection more impressive than some of the others (like the Nude Collection). I feel like these offer pops of color and fun, while still being subtle and appropriate. I hope that you, like me, will look at Bobbi Brown through a different lens than you would a MAC collection–because the brands are distinctly different and separate!

Anything from Bobbi’s Mauve Collection inspire you? Will you at least check it out or will you let it pass you by?

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