Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection for Fall 2009

Inspired by Surrealism, the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 09 runway collection echoes both revolutionary sensibility and rebellious spirit. Just as the Surrealists eschewed the conventional to embrace the unpredictable and explore the unimaginable, Dolce & Gabbana break the rules both on the runway and with a new collection of Make Up for fall, tracing the fine line between dreams and reality to create an innovative glamour that teases and provokes. “We worship the surrealists; they pushed the limits-and proved that anything is possible,” says Stefano Gabbana, “With the Romantic Collection, the idea is to break away from the expected to transform beauty, creating a look that is about ultimate fantasy.”

“And the ultimate luxury,” adds Domenico Dolce, “After all, the ultimate luxury is to dream and, for the Dolce & Gabbana woman, the dream should always be a reality.”

The Romantic Collection showcases tone against tone contrast via a rich new range of pinks-from delicate to vibrant to shocking – with a fresh shimmer to lend natural luminosity. Lustrous new shades share a balance of the sensual and the subversive to embody Dolce & Gabbana signature glamour.

A key “Romantic” Look

Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath collaborates closely with Dolce & Gabbana to create the beauty look with select Make Up classics paired with brilliant new shades. Explicit and ethereal pinks are imbued with light; deep neutrals are refined and distinctive.

The look lends an air of romance and a sense of intimacy with lucid washes of pure colour and sensuality. A truly feminine aura that’s both suggestive and assertive; the look is exuberant with weightless layering of tone against tone pinks, that coalesce in a seamless elegance that is at once fresh and cool.

Moist, voluptuous lips beckon and seduce – soft-sculpted and defined with Soft, a new shade of the classic lipstick and the lipliner. The same hue adds sophistication to nails, through the new Soft shade of the nail lacquer. Eyes are delicate, yet smoldering with the eyeshadow duo in Rose, enhanced with the mascara in Black. Cheeks appear lightly flushed with the blush in new Delight.

The Romantic Collection is intimate yet ephemeral with a glaze of pinks dissolving into a rush of strong femininity “The Rose palette brings the collection to a new level; Dolce & Gabbana wanted to take risks with colour, texture, mood – and at the same time capture the essence of each element,” says Pat McGrath. “While the focus is on the eyes – very sexy, very daring – the soft voluptuous lips add an intensity that’s erotic. The rose look is very romantic, almost ethereal – yet very sophisticated.”

Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

  • Dazzling 160

Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)

  • Rose 90 (New)

Volumized Lashes Mascara ($28.00)

  • Black 1

Crayon Intense ($29.00)

  • Platinum 6 (New)

Lipstick

  • Soft 65 Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
  • Naked 60 Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
  • Drama 90 Shine Lipstick ($30.00)

Precision Lipliner ($29.00)

  • Soft 6 (New)

Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)

  • Delight 35 (New)

Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)

  • Soft 205 (New)
  • Pink 100

Availability: On-counter September 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Tarte Fall 2009 Collection

Tarte has a pretty expansion product range releasing this fall. From makeup to skincare to concealer, they have it coming!

lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™ ($20.00 US / $26.00 CDN)

Get locked and lifted™ with this naturally firming eyelid primer. The universal base locks shadow in place all day and boosts pigment payoff while Firmitol™, the proprietary firming complex helps tighten eyelids and the surrounding eye area to help give the affect of younger, smoother eyes naturally. Clinical results show rapid improvement in achieving a smooth healthy look in all participants via nerve synapse interactions (gamma-aminobutyric acid and botanicals).

femme fatale refillable natural eye palettes ($44.00 U.S. / $57./00 CDN)

  • Top row (l-to-r): shimmering blush, iridescent smoke, shimmering violet, shimmering indigo, shimmering onyx
  • Bottom row (l-to-r): shimmering light gold, shimmering copper-rose, shimmering deep bronze, shimmering jade, shimmering garnet
  • Double-ended eyeliner: shimmering emerald and shimmering orchid
  • Double-ended brush with greatness eyeshadow brush

femme naturale refillable natural eye palettes ($44.00 U.S. / $57./00 CDN)

  • Top Row (l-to-r): shimmering buff, soft sand, golden peach, shimmering sage, soft sienna
  • Bottom row (l-to-r): golden tan, soft petal pink, golden plum, shimmering cocoa, golden navy
  • Double-ended eyeliner: golden bronze and shimmering auburn
  • Double-ended brush with greatness eyeshadow brush

green siren natural wax cheek stain ($28.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN)

Our most popular, award-winning product has gone au naturel! With the purchase of every tarte green siren natural cheek stain, you’ll be supporting Sambazon’s Sustainable Acai Project (SAP), a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which helps to preserve the Amazone Rainforest through forest conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunites for communities in Brazil.

  • Green Siren Golden apricot (New)
  • Natural Beauty Sheer berry rose

natural beauty complexion collection ($54.00 U.S. / $70.00 CDN)

Achieve complexion perfection with out natural beauty kits. Exclusive to Sephora and chock-full of high-performance naturals, these limited edition sets not only leave you looking like a natural beauty but treat, protect and soothe your skin. Available in four shades: fair, light, medium, and deep.

  • clean slate natural face primer
  • the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer
  • ReCreate natural anti-aging foundation with Wrinkle Rewind™ Technology SPF 15
  • provocateur pressed mineral powder with SPF 8
  • mineral powder bronzer
  • New: foundation brush (synthetic bristles with wood handle)

dark circle defense ($32.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

Get your eight hours of sleep in a compact. Unlike concealers that just lay on top of the skin this undereye corrector is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness in just 4 weeks. Finely milled light refracting minerals actually brighten skin to help camouflage dark circles, puffiness, redness, fine lines and wrinkles. Includes concealer brush. Available in Light-to-Medium and Medium-to-Deep.

reduce 24/7 natural lip sheer with SPF 15 ($14.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

All the lasting power of a lipstick–with the moisturizing, high-sheen properties of a gloss! These budgeproof, moisturizing lip sheers with added SPF 15 give a “your lips, but better” effect that makes them perfect for when you want a kiss of color without looking overdone.

  • Reduce Golden coral (New)

Available: August 2009 at tarte.com and Sephora.com.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Benefit “It” Girl Collection for Fall 2009

Being an ‘It’ girl is a full-time job. ‘It’ simply never stops…I’ve always gotta be on ‘it’ with all these cameras flashing from dawn to dusk. Because when you got ‘it,’ you got ‘it’ & when you don’t, get ‘it’ with these new full-finish lipsticks & velvet eyeshadows. Jeweled berries, pewters & pinks, these are the fabulous ‘it’ shades for Fall. See & be seen in them…after all, there’s plenty of room on the red carpet for the both of us!

Full-Finish Lipstick ($18.00 U.S.)

  • Fame Game Dusty pink (Pearl)
  • Label Lover Spiced rose (Pearl)
  • Breakup Rumor Jeweled berry (Pearl)

Velvet Eyeshadow ($19.00 U.S.)

  • Fawn Over Me Café au lait
  • I Cannes & I Will Golden mulberry
  • Where There’s Smoke Smoky pewter

Availability: August 2009 at BenefitCosmetics.com.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Manta Ray Collection for Fall 2009

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “Greige.” Subtle but distinct tones accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complexion and a muted, but intense lip color.

Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes ($38.00)

The star product of the season is the eye duo palette, which is dressed with an exotic Manta Ray pattern. Inspired by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights.

  • N° 1 – charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
  • N° 2 – deep ocean blue and intense ocean green
  • N° 3 – pale lilac grey and luminous fuchsia
  • N° 4 – light blue stone and sandy beige
  • N° 5 – shimmering lilac pearl and pale green pearl

Liquid Silk Eye Liner ($30.00)

Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liners in matte charcoal grey or midnight metallic blue contrast the softer Greige tones with a smooth high precision stroke. The formula, which contains microdispersed waxes and micro-fil™ polymer, boosts the deep intense color and ensures a long-lasting, quick-drying application.

  • N° 1
  • N° 2

Armani Silk Lipstick ($25.00)

This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates the natural lip color, keeping the focus on the eyes. The grey-blue tones in this soft plum lipstick add intensity to the lip without giving a dark contrast, the new alternative to beige. The Armani Silk lipstick formula dresses the lips with a hydrating and silky veil. Specific oils allow the shade to reveal intense and radiant color, resulting in a luminous blush on the lips.

  • N° 92

The “Greige” Eye Look by Linda Cantello

“Eye shadow is about shading. Rather than adding shadows, these muted tones contour and define, accentuating the eye and the pupil; the focus is actually on the eye itself. My favorite is the Greige and charcoal duo shade palette, but the pale lilac grey and fuchsia offer a really beautiful pop of color.”

Application Tips:

Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity. A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

Availability: The Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Cle de Peau Heritage Collection for Fall 2009

Vintage beauty as modern as the moment, as enchanting as a hidden treasure.

Vintage Palette ($130.00)

Stunning featured palette.

Cheek Color Duo ($45.00

  • 1

Satin Eye Color ($45.00)

  • 101 White diamond
  • 102 Smoked, gray-purple
  • 103 Nude
  • 104 Peach
  • 105 Pinked-peach
  • 106 Subdued brown-pink
  • 107 Pretty pink
  • 108 Purple amethyst
  • 109 Medium green
  • 110 Soft sky blue

Intensifying Cream Eyeliner ($60.00)

  • 102 Smoky gray

Extra Silky Lipstick ($50.00)

  • 123 Burnt red
  • 124 Rose quartz
  • 125 Softer rose-fuchsia
  • 126 Lilac-pink

Volume Mascara ($45.00)

  • 1

Availability: Available for pre-order at Neiman Marcus. Late August 2009 debut on-counter.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Prescriptives Well-Suited Collection for Fall 2009

This fall, look tailored and refined with Prescriptives Fall 2009 Color Collection. Well-Suited is a menswear inspired collection with an edgy feminine influence and features a range of sophisticated shades from tweedy browns to silky purples. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns and amethyst tones. Cheeks are soft with subtle luminosity. Lips are subdued in delicate tones of nude pink and nude honey. The look is Well-Suited for fall.

Well-Suited Eye Color Compact ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Includes new and limited edition shades Silk, Bean, Olive, Moss; permanent shade Espresso
  • Neutral Includes new and limited edition shade Sultry; permanent shades Champagne, Clove, Storm, Jet
  • Cool Includes new and limited edition shades Velour, Pinstripe; permanent shades Shell, Cassis, Blackberry

Well-Suited Finishing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

This translucent, silky-light pressed powder helps set makeup, gives skin subtle luminosity and a smooth finish. It’s the finishing touch for every well-dressed face.

Longwear Kohl Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (New)

This soft, creamy, color-rich, automatic kohl eye liner glides on, then sets for long, smudge-resistant, waterproof wear. Goes from inner rim to outer lashline for a look that lasts all day! Longwearing, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant, non-settling, and water-proof.

  • Black Kohl
  • Slate Kohl
  • Brown Kohl
  • Blue Kohl

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Posh Nude
  • Posh Pink
  • Posh Honey
  • Posh Ginger

Availability: Now available at Nordstrom.com. Also spotted at local Nordstrom counters!

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