Friday, January 4th, 2008

Why must it always be an international site that manages to break the stories the quickest?  Sadly, I am only an English speaker (I took French for five years, but please, let’s not go there).  Zghzp delivered this color story, in Chinese (see Google translation here), and I must tell you, I certainly hope that as we get closer to February, information for the US launch trickles out, because I am hard-pressed to believe that a collaboration collection would feature as many repromotes/permanent colors as the site says. (Source)

This is why I’m not a fan of incomplete info!  I want everything – product photos, full color story, and exact descriptions and names.

Are you still excited over Fafi?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Here’s a full peek at MAC’s N Collection, slated to release next Thursday, January 10th, 2008.  You can see a photo of the eyeshadows, PLUS the color story… Continue reading →

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

create a fusion of color withTHE TECHNOTROPICS, Prescriptives’ Spring 2008 Color Collection

Infuse your look with a splash of color and a slight edge this spring with The TechnoTropics. A mix of cool and bright creates an exciting downtown meets tropical dynamic. Eyes take on a hip, fresh look in shades of plum, blue, brown and taupe offset by pastel shimmer and lined with metallic precision. Cheeks glow with sultry shades of fuchsia and soft rose. Lips pop in tropical hues of vibrant fuchsia and fresh tangerine glossed with a warm sizzle. Be bold and experience the fusion.

Blush More Or Less Creamy Cheek Color ($21.50) | This unique, silky cheek color has the smoothness of a cream and the ultra-light texture of a mousse. Packaged in a small silver-toned compact for easy portability, it blends effortlessly to give cheeks a soft veil of buildable color for a look that is seamless and radiant.

  • Key Benefits: Easy buildability to customize subtle or dramatic looks. Non-drying powdery finish – Dimethicone and Squalane prevent powders from absorbing skin’s natural moisture. Contains spherical powder for a smooth application. Color stays true and wears evenly with micronized pigments. Longwearing formula.
  • Shades: Nantucket Dune (Y/O) , Corsica Hibiscus (R/O) — LIMITED EDITION, Pink Sand (R), Thai Orchid (B/R) — LIMITED EDITION

Lip Strips ($29.50) | Five complimentary sheer lip gloss shades in cream, shimmer and sparkle finishes all in one compact! Wear alone or blend together to customize endless modern lip looks.

  • Key Benefits: Contains Vitamin E to help protect against harsh free radicals. Contains skin conditioning ingredients to keep lips soft and supple
  • Shades: Tropical Warm, Techno Cool

Colorscope Eye Color ($14.00) | Grey is a key color this spring and Prescriptives offers the perfect shade for layering.

  • Universal Shade: Pewter — LIMITED EDITION

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50) | This lightweight lipstick delivers medium coverage and extraordinary shine while leaving lips moist and comfortable. Introducing two new refreshing hues that will make lips pop.

  • Shades: Mandarin (R/O) , Pink Dahlia (R) — LIMITED EDITION

Perfect Every Line Gel Eyeliner ($17.50) | Combines the precision of a liquid liner in an easy-to-use gel formula. This gel eyeliner provides the flexibility to customize any eye look — from a strong, precise line to a softer finish with a smudged line — all in one unique product.

  • Universal Shades: Icing — LIMITED EDITION, Twig — LIMITED EDITION, Carbon, Allspice

Availability: Beginning January 15, 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

See product photos… Continue reading →

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

As far as I’m concerned, spring has sprung, because I’m diving head-first into all of the tantalizing spring collections launched. Dior’s Flower Blossom collection is no exception, with its flirty, fun springtime colors in pastels and feminine hues. I haven’t tried everything there is to be had from it, of course, but I played with one of the most gorgeous quints I have ever laid eyes on (Pink May), discovered a gorgeous my-lips-but-better-color im Amber Camera (and Brown Close-Up is surprisingly lovely), found a great lid contour color in Flirty Brown, and a darling pink highlighter in Blooming Pink. I really wish I could have had tried out the Flower Blossom palette, as well as the Spring Bouquet quint. Maybe next time ;)

Check out in-depth product reviews, plus product photos/swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, December 31st, 2007

LUSH wants you to “Go Green” this 2008, and I think it’s obvious that I am a definite LUSH fan, but me? Green?  I’m a bit loathe to admit it, but I’m not necessarily the greenest nor eco-friendliest person you’ll meet.  Despite this, however, I have attempted on several occasions to try more organic and environmentally friendly products, but I have met mostly mediocre results.  Becoming a LUSH junkie has given me a better taste for more natural and green products, though, so when they came out with some eco-savvy products for their Go Green promotion, I felt I had to give them a whirl.

Inspired by UK-based environmental activist, Rebecca Lush (really, that’s her name), Go Green is a whole new line of fragrance dedicated to those who focus on making a environmental difference by walking the walk, literally. A genuine lady, Rebecca eschews single-passenger vehicles and routinely walks, cycles or takes public transportation. But, sometimes such activities leave her feeling less than fresh. So, Mark Constantine, our founder, created a fragrance just for her (and those of us like her).

GO GREEN — THE SCENT | You must enjoy the Go Green scent, as it is infused into each product of the Go Green promotion.  If the scent makes you cringe, it’ll be hard to see you loving any of these!  The scent itself is a citrus-y scent with a woody after-scent; it tends to smell almost like cleanliness does (just that good clean scent).  It will definitely give you a vision of earthly delights and a touch of nature whenever you use one of the products.  I found that the perfume is the most heavily scented, while the other products are more subtle (which makes sense).

For reviews of Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar, The Greench, Go Green Solid Perfume, and Go Green Body Spray… Continue reading →

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I checked out Bobbi Brown’s Pink Raspberry Collection, and I have to say, the palette she put together for the launch is quite nice.  I played with the Pink Raspberry Face Palette; Pink Raspberry and Wild Raspberry lip crayons; and Black Raspberry lip sheer.

Pink Raspberry Face Palette is a palette meant for more subdued looks, because Navajo is a light white-gold shadow with soft shimmer, while Fog is a deeper, smoky charcoal-gray with light shimmer as well.  They both feel more semi-matte to me than anything; they’re definitely not frosty or over-the-top, so they’re perfect for just about anyone.  The Pink Raspberry blush is a bright medium pink that will need a light hand when applying it, because it is easy to go overboard.  I adore both of the lip sheers for their soft, pink-berry hues; knowing that they are meant to be sheer, I was not disappointing with their opacity.  I found that Raspberry was a deeper berry with pink undertones whereas Blue Raspberry was definitely a cooler, sheer pink.

Black Raspberry lip sheer is a berry-brown with more color than the lip sheers included in the palette, which makes it a nice alternative to those with more pigmented lips.  Both Pink Raspberry (warm pink with berry undertones) and Wild Raspberry (gorgeous brighter red-berry) lip crayons felt so glossy and smooth when applied.  They’re kind of like jumbo lip pencils, which means they’re great as liners, glosses, or lipsticks–my kind of tool!

Check out an upclose photo of the Pink Raspberry Face Palette… Continue reading →